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September 18, 2018 3:29 PM Israel blames Syria for Russian aircrew deaths but 'expresses sorrow'

Israel says Syria is to blame for the deaths of 15 Russian aircrew shot down by Syrian forces after Israel launched an air raid on the city of Latakia. Israel "expressed sorrow" for the deaths but blamed "extensive and inaccurate" Syrian anti-aircraft fire. The Il-20 plane was downed over the Mediterranean Sea on Monday evening. Russia initially blamed 10

September 18, 2018 8:25 AM Russia blames Israel after military plane shot down off Syria

Russia has said Syria shot down one its military planes - but laid the blame for the deaths of the 15 personnel on board with Israel. The defence ministry said Israeli jets forced the Il-20 plane into the path of Syrian air defence systems on Monday after failing to give Moscow enough warning of a strike on Syrian targets. The Il-20 disappeared off the radar 12

September 18, 2018 5:27 AM Russia blames Israel after plane shot down in Syria 'friendly-fire' incident

The aircraft was coming into land at a base in Syria when it is said to have been downed by air defence missiles. It said Israeli jets attacking targets nearby had "used the Russian plane as a cover, exposing it to fire from Syrian air defences". Russia's defence ministry said the aircraft, carrying 15 servicemen, disappeared from radar 22 miles (35km) off Syria 12

September 3, 2018 11:12 PM Trump draws RED LINE on Syria in threat to Putin and Assad

DONALD TRUMP has warned Syria’s President Assad and his allies Iran and Russia not to launch a “reckless attack” to the Idlib province, as the assault would result in hundreds of thousands of people killed. The Syrian province of Idlib and surrounding areas are the last major enclave held by rebels opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, a close 31

August 23, 2018 2:14 AM John Bolton sends WARNING to Syria ahead of offensive

US PRESIDENT Donald Trump’s National Security Adviser John Bolton hit out at Damascus on Wednesday, stating the US would respond “very strongly” if Syrian President Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons to retake the Idlib province. Mr Bolton was speaking at a news conference in Jerusalem when he sent the stark message to Syria ahead of its imminent 19

July 16, 2018 1:56 AM Syria accuses 'ENEMY' Israel of launching 'MISSILE ATTACK' on military outpost in Aleppo

SYRAIN STATE media has accused Israel of bombing a military position in Aleppo province on Sunday evening, in what would be a rare Israeli attack so far north in Bashar al Assad’s war-torn nation. State news agency SANA, citing a military source, said the missile hit near a strategic air base. They said in a statement missiles struck near Neirab military 18

June 24, 2018 11:27 AM Israel fires missile at drone near Syria frontier

JERUSALEM (AP) - The Israeli military says it fired a Patriot missile at an unmanned aircraft that approached its airspace near the Syrian frontier in the Golan Heights. The army said Sunday that the missile did not hit the drone, and the aircraft "retreated from the border." It was not immediately clear who launched the drone, but in February Israel 14

June 17, 2018 11:35 PM World War 3 fears ESCALATE as 'US BOMB' Syrian military site killing forces

A US-LED coalition aircraft has bombed a military base in eastern Syria, leading to deaths and injuries according to local media, in a move that could escalate tensions between President Assad’s forces and the US. Syrian military have said there are a number of casualties after a US air-strike targeted a military position in al-Harri south East of Al-Boukamal 18

June 4, 2018 8:24 PM 'Why are you so obsessed with me?' Israel's US Embassy posts mocking Mean Girls response after Iran's Ayotollah Khamenei said it was a 'cancerous tumor that needed to be removed'

Israel's embassy to the USA posted a mocking response featuring a quote from Mean Girls in response to a series of vitriolic tweets from Iran's Supreme Leader. Khamenei leveled harsh criticism at Israel for its handling of the recent deadly protests on the Gaza border in which 121 Palestinians were killed. 'For Iran, the Palestinian cause is not a tactical 9

May 3, 2018 4:15 PM Russia says 2 dead in fighter jet crash off Syrian coast

BEIRUT (AP) - A Russian fighter jet crashed Thursday off the coast of Syria, killing both pilots, according to Russia's Defense Ministry, which said the plane did not come under fire and that the crash may have been caused by a bird getting sucked into one of the engines. State news agency Tass cited the ministry as saying the Su-30 crashed shortly after 12