Snipers had opened fire from Syria into the Golan on March 2nd, prompting an Israeli counterstrike in which a senior Hezbollah operative was killed in a helicopter strike on the car he was driving.
"Erdogan opens the borders to allow refugees to move into Greece, creating a boiling point that causes a lot of frustration for the local residents, and encourages far right groups to raise their heads."
The counter-strike was in response to sniper fire.
Erdogan's skill at using millions of human beings to advance his policies remains as effective as before, but this time around it will be difficult for him to repeat his parlor trick.
Turkey's forces reportedly “neutralized” more than 2,200 Syrian troops, 103 tanks and eight helicopters within the past several days.
A Syrian helicopter was shot down by Turkish forces outside Idlib on February 11 and went up in flames. Both pilots were killed.
Moscow, Tehran and Ankara are the three guarantor states at the Astana talks on Syria.
Hezbollah officers were among the dead, according to the UK-based war monitor.
In accordance with a lucrative deal from the European Union, Ankara has blocked the refugees from leaving for Europe up to this point.
Local sources blamed Russia for the attack, but both Turkey and Damascus hesitated to officially place the blame on Moscow.
Combat helicopters fired missiles at military positions in the towns of Qataniyah and Al-Hurriyet in Quneitra province.
Various reports claim the man was a senior Hezbollah operative named Imad Tawil who was entrusted with developing Iran’s infrastructure in the areas adjacent to Syria’s border with Israel.
"The Israeli warplanes targeted, from outside Syrian airspace and from over the occupied Syrian Golan, the surrounding of Damascus with a number of batches of missiles."
The Israel Defense Forces confirmed late Sunday night that fighter pilots bombed Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) positions south of Damascus.
IDF Brig. Gen. Hidai Zilberman said the new branch will “concentrate on the design and planning of the campaign against Iran.”
"The octopus' head must be weakened and worn down, in order to injure its tentacles," Bennett said, repeating a favorite underwater metaphor.
The raid Killed 7 Iranian and Syrian officers.
Airstrikes by unidentified forces were carried out late Thursday night in the area of Damascus International Airport, allegedly targeting ammunition and weapons depots belonging...
Iran was reacting to DM Bennett's statement: "When an octopus' tentacles hit you, don't just fight back against those arms, but strangle the head as well."
Israel is now targeting not only Iran’s proxy forces but also the regime itself, via “economic, diplomatic and intelligence measures, as well as with military means,” says Israeli Defense Minister Naftali Bennett.
The plane was diverted to the Russian airbase in Khmeimim, south-east of the city of Latakia, some 250 miles from Damascus by road.
There was also a bombing of air defense batteries and weapons and ammunition depots at an agricultural airport south of Izraa.
Israel and especially the Golan have had a whole lot of rain in January, but for the Coprinus mushroom (דיואית) this is actually the end of the season.
“Rebels tried to attack Khmeimim Air Base with drones on January 19. The air defenses in the base destroyed the targets. No damage was caused.”
The Israeli Air Force last attacked T4 on February 10, 2018, destroying the main observation tower.
Intelligence from Israel helped confirm the details of Solemani's location.
SANA on Sunday reported that the "Dean of the Syrian and Arab captives in the Israeli occupation jails Sedqi al-Maqat" sent a cable of condolences from inside his prison on the "martyrdom of Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani."
The target was reportedly a quantity of recently-transferred rockets and ballistic missiles, as well as engineering equipment.
There were also unconfirmed reports that Iranian-backed militia groups were evacuating bases as far north in Syria as Aleppo.
The shelling targeted an Iranian militia headquarters in Al-Jam’eyyat neighborhood of Al-Bukamal city, and other areas in the countryside as well.