May 22, 2018 / 6:54 AM / 4 months ago

Israel says first country to use U.S.-made F-35 in combat

JERUSALEM, May 22 (Reuters) - Israel is the first country to have used the U.S.-made F-35 stealth fighter in combat, the Israeli air force chief said on Tuesday in remarks carried by the military’s official Twitter account.

Israeli media further quoted Major-General Amikam Norkin as saying: “We are flying the F-35 all of the Middle East and have already attacked twice on two different fronts”.

Writing by Dan Williams Editing by Jeffrey Heller

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