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Netanyahu, Putin Discuss Iran and Syria Threats

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the Syrian conflict in a phone call Wednesday afternoon, two days after Israeli jets bombed an anti-aircraft battery near Damascus which had fired on an Israeli plane, the Kremlin said.

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Israeli Military Strikes anti-Aircraft Battery in Syria

JERUSALEM — The Israeli military said on Monday that it struck and destroyed an anti-aircraft battery deep in Syria after it had opened fire on Israeli jets flying over Lebanon — the first such incident of Syrian forces targeting Israeli planes since the civil war began in 2011.

Report: Israel Considered Bombing Syrian Crematorium

American intelligence reports suggesting Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime was cremating the bodies of hundreds of prisoners in a facility near Damascus prompted Israel to examine the possibility of bombing the area, but the plan was eventually shelved over the defense establishment’s concerns that the move would lead to a rapid security escalation on the northern border.

On Tuesday, January 31, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence conducted a swearing-in of Elaine Chao as the Transportation Secretary, in the Vice Presidents Ceremonial Office in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building of the White House. (Photo by Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Pence Thanks Netanyahu for Support of Syria Strike

The administration of US President Donald Trump thanked Israel on Friday for its support for Washington’s overnight strike on a Syrian airbase in response to a chemical attack on Syrian civilians earlier this week attributed to Syrian military forces.