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Syrian state media says Israel is firing missiles into Syria

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Syrian state media says the country's air defenses are responding to a missiles attack from inside IsraelByThe Associated PressDecember 22, 2019, 10:12 PM2 min readBEIRUT -- Syrian air defenses opened fire Sunday night on missiles fired from inside Israel, state media reported. Syrian state TV gave no further details but residents of Damascus said explosions could be heard near the capital. State TV said one of the Israeli missiles was shot down near the Damascus suburb of Aqraba. There was also no immediate comment from Israel. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an opposition war monitoring group that has activists around the country, said the missile attack targeted Iranian and Syrian military positions near Damascus. There were no immediate reports on casualties. I...
Israel attacks Iranian military targets in Syria

Israel attacks Iranian military targets in Syria

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Nov. 20 (UPI) -- The Israeli military said Wednesday it carried out "wide-scale" strikes against Iranian targets in Syria overnight in retaliation for rockets fired at the country a day earlier. Israel Defense Forces spokesman Lt. Col. Avichay Adraee said in a statement that warplanes had struck dozens of Iran's elite Al Quds Forces and Syrian military targets in Syria, including surface-to-air missiles, munition depots and military bases in areas concentred near Damascus. #BREAKING: We just carried out wide-scale strikes of Iranian Quds Force & Syrian Armed Forces targets in Syria in response to the rockets fired at Israel by an Iranian force in Syria last night.— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) November 20, 2019 Israel said the 1 a.m. attack was in retaliation for four rockets lau
Netanyahu fights for political survival as Israel goes to the polls

Netanyahu fights for political survival as Israel goes to the polls

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Israelis have begun voting in their second general election of 2019, which will decide if long-time leader Benjamin Netanyahu can stay in power despite corruption allegations.Mr Netanyahu is the longest-serving prime minister in the country's history, and is looking for his fourth consecutive term in office. He was prime minister from June 1996 until July 1999 and has held the post since March 2009. The election comes amid heightened tensions in the gulf after Saudi Arabia's biggest oil facilities were attacked, with Iran being blamed. Tehran denies the claim. Image: Israelis are voting in their second election of the year The Knesset, or parliament, voted to dissolve itself in May, just one month after the election, because nobody co...
Israel says it struck Iranian ‘killer drone’ sites in Syria

Israel says it struck Iranian ‘killer drone’ sites in Syria

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Israel has struck Iranian military sites in Syria to prevent what it said was a pending drone strike by Iran.Israel's military rarely acknowledges operations in Syria, but it claimed on Saturday its strikes had prevented an attack on Israel "using killer drones".PM Benjamin Netanyahu hailed his military's "major operational effort". Israel is believed to have carried out hundreds of strikes in Syria since civil war broke out there in 2011, to try to prevent Iran gaining a foothold.An Israeli military spokesman said the strikes on Saturday targeted Iran's Quds force in Aqraba, south-east of the capital, Damascus.A Syrian military source quoted by the official Sana news agency said that Syrian anti-aircraft defences "detected enemy...