Tag: Syria

Russia’s Lavrov, U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson discuss Syrian conflict

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson discussed by telephone on Monday the need to cement the ceasefire regime in Syria, in particular on the basis of peace talks conducted in the Kazakh capital Astana. The Russian foreign ministry said in a statement that Lavrov had urged Tillerson to use […]

Missiles and Threats Fly Over Syria, As Israel Responds to Syrian Mortar Fire

It’s been even more strained than usual these past few days in Syria, where the Assad regime on Sunday warned Israel of retaliation after Israeli jets targeted Syrian tanks in response to mortar shells from Syria landing on Israeli soil. The regime accused Israel of bombing a Syrian army position “in a desperate attempt to […]

Golan battles bring Hizballah near Israeli border

In the last 48 hours, Israel has conducted air strikes on and aimed tank fire at Syrian army positions near Quneitra’s northern suburb of Baath city, 3km from IDF Golan border defenses. (See map). Those positions were the source of the mortar shells that exploded on the Israeli Golan – 10 on Saturday, June 24 […]

Syria warns Israel: Further attacks will have serious repercussions

The Syrian military threatened Israel on Sunday evening that should it launch any further attacks on Syrian army targets, Israel will have to take the responsibility for repercussions that can ensue, according to The Jerusalem Post’s sister publication Maariv, citing Lebanese television news outlet Al Mayadeen. This threat comes after  the IDF struck targets belonging […]

Israel attacks Syrian posts after cross-border fire from Syria

Israel said it had attacked Syrian military targets on Sunday after stray shells from fighting in Syria’s civil war landed inside the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights. The Syrian shells hit an open area in the northern Golan Heights, causing no injuries, and in retaliation the Israeli military said it “targeted two artillery positions and an ammunitions […]

Erdogan dismisses pledges over weapons for Kurds in Syria

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday countries which promised to get back weapons supplied to Kurdish YPG fighters in northern Syria were trying to trick Turkey and would eventually realize their mistake. Ankara was infuriated by a U.S. decision last month to arm the YPG, which Washington sees as a vital ally in the […]

After Iran fires missiles at IS in Syria, Netanyahu warns it not to threaten Israel

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Iran not to threaten Israel and to watch its own back Monday, hours after Tehran launched missiles into Syria in what was seen, in part, as a challenge to Israel. “I have one message for Iran: Don’t threaten Israel,” Netanyahu said. On Monday, Iran said it fired missiles against the […]

US-led coalition aircraft shoots down Syrian fighter jet near Raqqa

An F/A-18E Super Hornet fighter jet from the US-led coalition battling ISIS in Syria downed a Syrian SU-22 fighter over the countryside south of Raqqa on Sunday afternoon local time, according to a coalition press release.On Sunday late afternoon, pro-Syrian government forces attacked the town of JaDin, south of Tabqah and west of Raqqa, ISIS […]

The Dangerous Conflict With North Korea | June 2017

North Korean President Kim Jong-un has openly stated that North Korea will develop intercontinental ballistic missiles that will reach the United States. Since North Korea already possesses nuclear weapons, President Trump sees the development of missiles that can reach the U.S. as an existential threat to America. He has stated that under no circumstances will […]

PressTV-‘US deploys long-range rocket system to Syria’

The US army has relocated a new truck-mounted, long-range missile launcher from Jordan to a base in Syria’s al-Tanf, says an intelligence source. Reuters quoted the source as saying on Wednesday that the US High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) have been deployed at the base located close to the borders with Iraq and Jordan. “They have arrived […]