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IDF Strengthens Aerial Defenses in Northern Israel

“Hezbollah and Iran are trying to entrench themselves in the area ... [But we] sent a clear message to our enemies; we’re determined to defend our sovereignty and respond with force and wisdom to any threat.”

Syria’s Anti-Aircraft Missiles May Be Outdated, But Can Still Inflict Damage

"There are long-range surface-to-air missiles like the SA5, which, although they are outdated and stationary launch pads, can intercept planes deep inside Israel."

Report: Israeli Strikes Kill 6 Syrian Gunmen

Altogether, the Syrian Observatory reported three waves of Israeli bombardments, under anti-aircraft fire.

Iran’s Stealth Drone that Penetrated Israel’s Border a Gift from the Obama Administration

The Israeli Air Force on Saturday launched an attack on the Syrian Air Force's Tiyas Military Airbase, a.k.a. T-4 Airbase, west of the ancient city of Palmyra (Tadmor), destroying the main observation tower, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

US ‘Strongly Supports’ Israel’s Right to Defend Itself Against Iran Threat

"Iran's calculated escalation of threat and its ambition to project its power and dominance, places all the people of the region -- from Yemen to Lebanon -- at risk."

Netanyahu, Putin Agree to ‘Continue Coordination’ Between Military Forces After Iran-Israel-Syria Clash (video)

"I have been warning for some time about the dangers of Iran’s military entrenchment in Syria. Iran seeks to use Syrian territory to attack Israel for its professed goal of destroying Israel."

Watch as IDF Attack Helicopter Destroys Iranian Drone in Israeli Air Space

Later, also in response to the intercepted Iranian drone, Israeli Air Force aircraft struck three aerial defense batteries and four other Iranian targets in Syria.

Israeli F-16 Shot Down in Biggest Attack on Syrian Anti-Aircraft Batteries Since 1982

Sending in the drone may have been a planned Iranian provocation, expecting that shooting this many rockets at the incoming Israeli planes would hit at least one.

Syria Gunfire Hits Home in Majdal Shams on Israeli Golan Heights

Syrian forces opened fire on an IDF drone flying over the Golan Heights.

Russian FM: US Wants a Divided Syria

On Wednesday, the US-led coalition fighting ISIS in Syria conducted air and artillery attacks on pro-regime forces in Syria, killing an estimated 100 pro-regime fighters.

France: Iranian Militias, Hezbollah – and Russia – Must Leave Syria

Le Drian walked on eggshells regarding Turkey's offensive against the Kurdish militia in northern Syria, because of the arrest of "a few hundred " French-national jihadists who had been captured by the Kurds.

Syria Reports Israeli Attack on Site near Damascus

Syrian state television repeated the announcement, saying air defenses have "dealt with new Israeli aggression" near Damascus.

Report: Iran Producing Drones Equipped with Precision Smart Bombs (video)

"The new drone is able to conduct different reconnaissance, patrolling and combat missions in distant areas and "enjoys high flight endurance."

Report: Senior Iranian Cleric Ebrahim Raisi Visited Lebanon-Israel Border

Ebrahim Raisi is a hardline Iranian cleric who is considered to be in the running to replace Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.
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Russian High-Precision Weapons Kill 30 Rebels in Retaliation for Downed Jet

A missile from a man-portable air-defense system (MANPADS) was launched Saturday to bring down a Russian Sukhoi Su-25 fighter jet.
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Kurdish Fighters Blow Up Turkish Tank [Video]

Turkey has been attacking the Kurds in Afrin, in an attempt to drive them out of the region.

Syrian Rebels Shoot Down Russian Sukhoi 25 Fighter Jet, Kill Pilot

The downing of the plane came as Syrian government forces, backed by Russian air support and Iranian infantry, have intensified their offensive in Idlib, one of the last rebel-held bastions in Syria.

Liberman Warns Lebanon Will Join Israel in Bomb Shelters If Hezbollah Launches Attack

"If people in Tel Aviv are in bomb shelters, then they will also be in shelters in Beirut. This has to be clear to the other side."
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Tests Show Assad Regime Behind Sarin War Crimes

One expert, Amy Smithson, told Reuters the findings are tantamount to DNA evidence.

Netanyahu Warns Putin Israel Won’t Tolerate Iranian Bases in Syria, Weapons in Lebanon

“I made it clear to [President Putin] that we will not agree to either one of these developments and will act according to need."

Turkish Pilots Emulate ISIS as Warplanes Destroy Ancient Site in Northern Syria

The temple was among the most important ancient monuments built by the Arameans in the first millennium BCE. It's not clear why Turkey destroyed it.

Netanyahu, Putin to Discuss Syria, Israeli Security in Moscow Talks

"I will discuss with him various regional developments, enhanced security coordination between the IDF and the Russian military forces in Syria."

Assad Threatens to Launch Scud Missiles at Israel

Assad said he would launch Scud missiles at Ben Gurion International Airport if Israel bombed Damascus again.

Turkey Threatens Supporters of Syrian Kurds (Read: US Forces) Will Become ‘A Target’

“The coalition forces that are in that area have an inherent right to defend themselves and will do so if necessary.”

Israeli Ambassador Warns UN Security Council Iran Commands 82,000 Fighters in Syria

“We are releasing this classified information because it is vital for the world to understand that if we turn a blind eye in Syria, the Iranian threat will only grow.”

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