Russia continues its military presence in Syria (1), with the Syrian army sending reinforcements of its own (2) in their ongoing battle against militant forces. Selling weapons is another of Russia’s current activities with purchasing interest shown by Iraq (3) and Mexico (4). As if that weren’t enough, this busy bee has also begun spying on American satellites, much to the chagrin of NATO (5).
The US military has been given the boot, with their exodus from the Middle East (6) — a further show of their waning popularity. Not one to be stopped however, America continues to do what it does best: stick its nose where it isn’t wanted (7) and invest in sub-par weapons (8).
Following the assassination of one of Iran’s top generals, a passenger plane bound for Ukraine mysteriously fell from the sky (9) shortly after takeoff. After much speculation, Iran finally admitted (10) to accidentally shooting it down, mistaking it for a cruise missile. Protests immediately followed the revelation (11), along with demands for the offending officer’s resignation (22), which led to his eventual imprisonment (13).
China is gleefully filling the void (14) left by the US departure from the Philippines, while Israel has made military news thanks to the bizarre lapse of judgement (15) in uploading a bomb joke to their official Tik Tok account.