Tag: Syria civil war

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah delivers an address on the movement's al-Manar TV on December 11, 2017

Nasrallah: Hezbollah Stronger than Israel, Prepared for War

TEL AVIV – Hezbollah chief on Tuesday said the Trump administration’s sanctions against Iran will not impact either Tehran or its proxies, and added that the Lebanese terror group was stronger than the IDF and ready for a new round of conflict with Israel. 

The Israeli intelligence agency Mossad has been accused of killing a top research director at a military agency linked to Syria’s chemical weapons program.

Israel Welcomes Death of Syrian Chemical Weapons Expert

Israeli Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz on Tuesday welcomed the killing of a leading Syrian chemical weapons scientist but refused to comment on speculation that intelligence agency Mossad was involved.

The Latest: Russia: Syria downed half of Israel's missiles

IDF Releases Footage of Largest Syria Strike in Decades

TEL AVIV – The IDF on Tuesday released a video showing Israel’s raid on Syria in May that destroyed more than 50 Iranian targets in the most extensive military strike in the country since 1974.

Syria revels in recapture of town near Israel-occupied Golan

Report: Israel Seeking to Prevent Massacre of Syrians on Border

TEL AVIV – Israel has asked Russia to ensure that Syrian troops refrain from massacring civilians in the south of the country while the Assad regime continues its takeover of the area near Israel’s border from rebel groups, Channel 2 news reported. 

A picture taken from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights shows armed men, reportedly rebel fighters, driving a motorcycle near an abandoned UN building in the Syrian side of the Golan Heights, at an abandoned UN base at the Quneitra border crossing, on November 28, 2016. Israel's air force targeted gunman linked …

Assad Regime Regains Control of Territory Near Golan Heights

BEIRUT — The Syrian government regained control of the frontier with the Golan Heights for the first time in seven years on Monday, after Islamic State-linked militants gave up their last pocket of territory in the area.

A picture taken on July 14, 2018 shows Palestinian rockets being fired from Gaza City towards Israel. - Israel's military said it had launched air strikes targeting Hamas in the Gaza Strip on July 14 as rockets and mortars were lobbed into southern Israel from the blockaded Palestinian enclave. (Photo …

Islamic State Seeking to Draw Israel into Syria Conflict

The former head of the IDF’s military intelligence said Thursday that the firing of a pair of missiles from Syria into the Sea of Galilee a day earlier was likely an effort by the Islamic State group to draw Israel into a confrontation with the Syrian regime.

In this Monday, July 16, 2018 photo, Palestinian Abdul-Mahmoud sisters from right to left, Amal, Hanan, Izdihar, Myasar, pose for a picture outside their house on Lod street at the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk in the Syrian capital Damascus, Syria. The four sisters spent Syria's seven-year conflict in the …

Sisters Recount Years of Horror in Syria’s Palestinian Camp

DAMASCUS, Syria — When the first Syrian soldier reached Lod street in the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk in Syria’s capital, four sisters who survived the seven-year conflict hiding in their ground floor apartment emerged hesitantly and asked: “Are you a soldier or a militant?”

A bus drives through the Syrian government-controlled crossing of Ramoussa, on the southern outskirts of Aleppo, on December 18, 2016, during an evacuation operation of rebel fighters and civilians from rebel-held areas. / AFP / George OURFALIAN (Photo credit should read GEORGE OURFALIAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Evacuations Begin from Besieged pro-Regime Syria Towns

SUWAGHIYA, Syria – Buses began evacuating fighters and civilians from two besieged pro-regime towns in Syria early on Thursday morning under a deal that will allow thousands to leave after three years of encirclement.

his Thursday, July 5, 2018 photo provided by Nabaa Media, a Syrian opposition media outlet, shows people who fled from Daraa province, gathering in the Quneitra countryside, near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. Syrian state media and a war monitor said Friday that government forces have captured new areas along the …

Syrians Approach Israeli Border to Escape Regime Offensive

Some 200 displaced Syrians approached the Israeli border on Tuesday, some of them waving white flags, in an apparent effort to reach out to the Jewish state for assistance as forces loyal to Syrian dictator Bashar Assad moved into the area as part of a military operation against rebel-held areas in the country’s southwest.

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Putin and Netanyahu Meet for Syria Talks in Moscow

MOSCOW — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Wednesday for talks focusing on Iranian presence in Syria — an issue that is expected to top the agenda of the upcoming U.S.-Russian summit.