Israel says it's the first country to use the US-made F-35 fighter jet in combat

10:06 AM ET Tue, 22 May 2018

Israel is the first country to have used the U.S.-made F-35 stealth fighter in combat, the Israeli air force chief said in remarks carried by the military's official Twitter account. Local media further quoted Major-General Amikam Norkin as saying in a speech to the chiefs of 20 foreign air forces convening in Israel: "We are flying the F-35 all over the Middle East and have already attacked twice on two different fronts."