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April 17, 2018 7:14 AM Israel FIRES WARNING: Right of 'total freedom of action' in Syrian airspace

ISRAEL’S defence minister has vowed to protect his country against Iran’s aggression and refused to rule out breaching Syrian airspace to launch future attacks. Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman claimed that Israel has “total freedom of action” in Syrian airspace if necessary. He told Walla News: “We will maintain total freedom of action. We will not accept 9

April 17, 2018 12:18 AM Missiles shot down over Syria airbases

The US says its military is not active in the area, leading to speculation that Israel is behind the attack. The reports said the missiles had targeted Shayrat airbase in Homs province and Dumair military airport, northeast of Damascus, late on Monday night. State TV said the country's air defences had confronted a new "aggression" but gave no further 7

April 16, 2018 10:46 AM Macron claims he has convinced Trump to 'stay in Syria long-term' and that air strikes in are not a declaration of war

President Emmanuel Macron has said France's air strikes in Syria in response to an alleged chemical attack were not a declaration of war against the Damascus regime. 'We have not declared war on the regime of Bashar al-Assad,' Macron said in a television interview, a day after France joined the United States and Britain in launching strikes

April 14, 2018 3:03 AM ‘Huge Explosions’ in Damascus as AIRSTRIKES fall on Syria after Donald Trump announcement

LOUD blasts have been heard in the Syrian capital of Damascus following airstrikes by US, UK and France in a co-ordinated response to a suspected chemical attack by the Assad regime. In an address from the White House Donald Trump said: “A short time ago, I ordered the United States Armed Forces to launch precision strikes on targets associated with the chemical 13

April 9, 2018 7:21 PM The Latest: Trump says Syria attack will be met 'forcefully'

President Donald Trump says he'll "forcefully" respond to an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders calls on a reporter during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Monday, April 9, 2018. Sanders was asked about Syria, Russia and other topics. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) Trump made the remark 5

April 9, 2018 5:31 PM Trump threatens Syria strike, cancels summit travel

WASHINGTON (AP) - After threatening a military strike against Syria, President Donald Trump on Tuesday cancelled plans to travel to South America later this week, choosing to stay in the United States to manage the response to an apparent chemical weapons attack. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Tuesday that Trump will not attend the 8th Summit

February 10, 2018 9:08 AM The Latest: Lebanon protests Israel's use of its airspace

Lebanon is protesting Israel's use of its airspace to target Syria, saying it will complain to the U.N. Security Council. In a statement Saturday, Lebanon's Foreign Ministry also said it supports Syria's "legitimate" right to respond to Israel's "aggression." The statement said such "aggressive policy" threatens stability in the region. Israel said an Iranian 18

February 10, 2018 8:58 AM Israel launches `large-scale attack´ on Syria after drone incident

The Israeli military has shot down an Iranian drone that infiltrated the country before launching “large-scale attack” on at least a dozen Iranian targets in Syria. Israel called the drone incident a “severe and irregular violation of Israeli sovereignty”. The military said its planes faced massive anti-aircraft fire from Syria that forced two pilots 11

December 29, 2017 6:33 AM AP PHOTOS: Jerusalem walls offer glimpse of city's richness

JERUSALEM (AP) - What would Jerusalem be without its walls? Poets have sung of them since ancient times, they are mentioned in the Book of Psalms, and they have shadowed conflicts past and present. The current golden limestone walls date back to the 16th century. Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent ordered the iconic ramparts built after his father 11

December 25, 2017 3:52 PM Syrian troops capture new areas near Israeli-occupied Golan

BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian government forces have captured new areas south of the capital Damascus near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, increasing pressure on insurgents. The government-controlled Syrian Central Military Media reported that Syrian troops and their allies captured Monday three new areas from al-Qaida-linked Levant Liberation Committee 3