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Syria

Iran reviving maritime smuggling route to Syria using civilian firms

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

An analyst told i24NEWS exclusively on Tuesday that Iranian companies, sanctioned by the United States over ties to the Revolutionary Guards Corps, have recently begun unloading shipments at Syria’s Latakia port raising suspicions that the dormant maritime trade route is being revived and may be exploited for weapons smuggling. The Mediterranean sea port of Latakia … Read More

Syria vows to attack Israel unless it withdraws from the Golan Heights

Friday, March 8, 2019

Syria vowed to attack Israel unless it withdraws from the Golan Heights in an official warning given to head of the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization [UNTSO) Kristin Lund by Syrian deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad, World Israel News reported on Thursday. The warning might be a Syrian attempt to prevent official US recognition of … Read More

Syrian Observatory says war has killed more than half a million

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a British-based war monitor, said on Monday about 511,000 people had been killed in the Syrian war since it began seven years ago. The Observatory, which tracks death tolls using a network of contacts inside Syria, said it had identified more than 350,000 of those killed, and the remainder … Read More

Netanyahu in Moscow tells Putin Israel will continue hitting Iran in Syria

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Russian President Vladimir Putin that Israel will continue to take action against Iran in Syria, in the first significant meeting between the two since a major spat developed over a downed spy plane last year. “The greatest threat to stability and security in the region comes from Iran and its proxies,” … Read More

Top Russian official says ‘Israeli attacks in Syrian territory must be stopped’

Friday, February 8, 2019

Russian deputy foreign minister urged Israel to stop carrying out attacks on Syrian sovereign territory linking such incidents to an ongoing destabilization of the war-torn country, Sputnik news reported on Friday. “With regard to the latest Israeli attacks, we said that such arbitrary attacks on sovereign Syrian territory should be stopped and excluded,” Russian Deputy … Read More

After Syria threatens Ben Gurion Airport, Iron Dome deployed in greater Tel Aviv

Thursday, January 24, 2019

The Israeli military deployed Iron Dome missile defense systems in central and southern Israel in recent days, amid escalating tensions both in Syria and in the Gaza Strip. A battery was deployed in the Tel Aviv metropolitan area, and others were positioned in the south, the army said Thursday. In addition, a small number of … Read More

Syria’s UN envoy threatens retaliatory attack on Ben Gurion Airport

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Syria’s envoy to the United Nations warned Tuesday that if the world body did not halt Israeli strikes on his country, Syria would retaliate with an attack on Ben Gurion International Airport outside Tel Aviv. Speaking at the UN Security Council after a series of IAF airstrikes on Sunday and Monday — most of them … Read More

Israeli official confirms Syria airstrikes, says Iran was the target

Thursday, December 27, 2018

An Israeli security official on Wednesday confirmed responsibility for overnight Tuesday’s airstrikes in Syria, saying the air force had hit a series of targets involved in Iranian arms transfers to the Hezbollah terror group. Russia had criticized the airstrike, saying it endangered civilian flights. The comments highlighted the increasingly tense relations between Israel and Russia, … Read More

Israeli Security Experts Weigh in on US Withdrawal From Syria, Emphasize Ongoing Iran Threat

Friday, December 21, 2018

A number of Israeli security experts have weighed in on US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw American troops from Syria, emphasizing the ongoing threat posed by Iran and the need for Israel to defend itself by itself. Veteran journalist Ehud Yaari wrote on the Hebrew news site Mako that Trump was “applying the policies of his predecessor, Barack … Read More

Russia completes delivery of S-300 air defense system to Syria

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Russia said Tuesday it had completed delivering its S-300 advanced anti-aircraft system to Syria, weeks after it blamed Israel for the downing of one of its spy planes by a less-sophisticated Syrian air defense missile. Israel has warned that providing the system to Damascus is “irresponsible” and will expose the region to more danger. Russian … Read More