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Israel and Syria exchange fire in Golan

Israel and Syria exchange fire in Golan

Israel artillery has fired back at Syria after gunfire hit an Israeli military vehicle in the Golan Heights. The incident comes amid high tensions in the region as Israel is waging an offensive against Gaza while civil war continues in […]


US military has Syria task force in Jordan: report

US military has Syria task force in Jordan: report

The US military has sent a task force to Jordan to help it handle an influx of Syrian refugees and prepare for scenarios including loose chemical weapons, The New York Times reported Wednesday. The Times said the 150-strong force of […]


Turkey Attacks Syria Targets After Deadly Mortar Attack

Turkey Attacks Syria Targets After Deadly Mortar Attack

Turkey says its military has attacked targets inside neighboring Syria after mortar fire from Syria struck inside Turkey and killed five Turkish civilians. A statement from Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s office said Turkish forces had targeted “places in Syria […]


Iraq takes delivery of final batch of US tanks

Iraq takes delivery of final batch of US tanks

Iraq’s military took delivery of nine American M1A1 Abrams tanks, the last in an order of 140 that it has received over the past two years, the US embassy in Baghdad said in a statement on Wednesday. The tanks, which […]


Still time for diplomacy on Iran weapons: US

Still time for diplomacy on Iran weapons: US

Diplomacy can still solve the crisis over Iran’s suspect nuclear program, the United States said Wednesday, adding that it had relayed the message to close ally Israel. Tensions are taut between Israel and Iran amid threats by the Jewish state […]


Syria rebels ‘aided by British intelligence’

Syria rebels ‘aided by British intelligence’

British intelligence on Syrian troop movements is helping rebels launch successful attacks on regime forces, a Sunday newspaper reported, quoting an opposition official. The Sunday Times weekly said the disclosure by the official was the first indication that British intelligence […]


Israel has not decided on Iran strike: US defense chief

Israel has not decided on Iran strike: US defense chief

Israel has not yet decided whether to strike Iran over its suspect nuclear program, US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said, as Tehran dismissed the threat of an imminent attack. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak in […]


Syria rebels claim jet downing as army advances

Syria rebels claim jet downing as army advances

Syrian rebels claimed they downed a fighter jet Monday in what would be a major coup for the opposition, but the regime seized the upper hand in Aleppo as it advanced into a new rebel-held district. President Bashar al-Assad’s regime […]


Syria army claims control of Aleppo rebel redoubt

Syrian civil war

Syria said its troops seized a rebel-held Aleppo district on Wednesday after storming it and “annihilating” most of the insurgents, as a long-threatened ground assault on the key city was launched. The rebels promptly denied the claim, acknowledging that a […]


 
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