In 1996, Zammar visited Afghanistan for a second time, to formally join al-Qaeda, on the personal invitation of Osama bin Laden.
Syrian state media claimed earlier in the day that Syrian air defenses had shot down at least nine Israeli missiles, but left out information about whether any of the missiles had hit their target.
"No continent, no country is safe from terrorism. We must stand against them together, to build a solid wall of the civilized world against the flood of radicalism."
Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani this week issued a direct threat to Israel from Damascus after arriving for a briefing on the T-4 air strike.
“The northern front presents a paramount strategic challenge that necessitates the IDF and the rest of the security establishment to strengthen even further its readiness."
“It was the first time we attacked live Iranian targets, both facilities and people,” the IDF officer told The New York Times journalist Thomas Friedman.
Assad is convinced his country would continue its development regardless of Western actions.
"I Suggest to the Israelis to refrain from foolish steps if they want to continue their treacherous existence."
The Saudi monarch called for the Arab League gathering to be renamed the “Jerusalem Summit” in solidarity with the Palestinian Authority.
"The White Helmets are a fake organization that exists only to create propaganda for the jihadists and terrorists," Waters asserted.
A Russian diplomat accused the Allied forces of hampering the OPCW investigation of the bombed sites, by obliterating potential evidence of illegal chemicals.
Casualties were reported by the Al Arabiya news network at the Iranian base that was alleged to have been hit.
As the tank rolled down the incline, it reportedly began to slip down and then fell -- and a shell being carried within the tank exploded.
The site of the attack was quite far from Islamic State's usual attack zone -- and quite close to Israel's southern border with Sinai.
"The United States, France and the United Kingdom demonstrated that their commitment is not limited to proclamations of principle."
"This attack will allow the Americans to say, We have done what is necessary, then leave Syria, forcing Israel to deal with the Iranian threat on the northern border on its own."
IDF officials “concluded that the Iranian UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) was armed with explosives and was tasked to attack Israel.”
Incoming US National Security Adviser John Bolton coordinated over the phone with Israeli National Security Advisor Meir Ben Shabbat prior to the attack.
After two Fridays of demonstrations, many in the Arab world are now supporting Israel against Hamas, mostly because those rallies are seen as being initiated and supported by Iran.
Iran warned Israel Wednesday that it would exact retribution for a missile strike on a Syrian air base earlier in the week in which at least seven Iranian military officials were killed.
The two men “discussed the Syrian issue, including in light of the recent missile strikes by the Israeli Air Force on the T-4 airfield in the Homs province."
“I hope the ambassador has chosen his words very carefully because what he’s actually saying is, if the U.S. and allies decide to strike ... they are going to try and sink ships, sink submarines and shoot aircraft out of the sky."
"Our relationship with Russia is worse now than it has ever been, and that includes the Cold War."
A US Navy battle group led by the USS Harry Truman nuclear-powered aircraft carrier is on its way to the Middle East, with a guided missile cruiser and four naval destroyers.
The Eurocontrol message cautioned airlines to beware air-to-surface as well as cruise missiles which could happen in their paths during the disruption of radio navigation equipment.