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Israel First to Use F-35 in Combat

F-35 fighter jets (Photo: IDF Spokesperson's Unit)

More information is being revealed by the IDF regarding the recent rocket attacks by Iranian forces in Syria, as well as Israel's response. Ynet News' Yoav Zitun reports that Iran actually launched 32 missiles at Israel, while also firing more than 100 anti-aircraft missiles at the IAF's retaliatory airstrikes, which were the first ever carried about by the F-35 stealth fighter:

The Israeli Air Force was the first in the world to carry out attacks with the F-35 stealth fighter jet, the IAF commander said Thursday.

Speaking to foreign air force commanders at a conference in Herzliya, Maj. Gen. Amikam Norkin presented a photo of an Israeli F-35 jet circling over Beirut, saying "We attacked twice in the Middle East with the F-35—we're the first in the world to do so."

Norkin also discussed the Iranian May 10 attack against Israel, saying the Quds Forces fired 32 rockets at Israel, and not 20 as the IDF previously reported, prompting a harsh Israeli response.

He also said Syrian aerial defense systems fired over 100 missiles at IAF jets as they were attacking Iranian targets in Syria in retaliation...

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