Israel Begins ‘Extensive’ Military Drills in Golan Heights Amid Heightened Tensions with Syria

The Israeli Defense Forces began "extensive" military drills in the Golan Heights on Sunday. The exercises are expected to last one week, according to Israeli military officials. The Times of Israel reports: The exercises in the Golan Heights come at a time of increased tension with Syria, following several reported Israeli strikes on targets in Syria and … Continue reading Israel Begins ‘Extensive’ Military Drills in Golan Heights Amid Heightened Tensions with Syria

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Relatives react near the bodies of civilians killed in air strike, Mosul, Iraq March 17, 2017. © Thaier Al-Sudani / Reuters

US Confirms Airstrike at Site in Mosul Where Dozens of Civilian Casualties were Reported

The US military has confirmed a coalition airstrike on the site in Mosul where dozens of civilians allegedly died. The US said the strike was at the request of the Iraqi forces. An investigation into the case has been opened, it added. “An initial review of strike data from March 16-23 indicates that, at the … Continue reading US Confirms Airstrike at Site in Mosul Where Dozens of Civilian Casualties were Reported

The world famous Scud. © Wikipedia

We Mean Business: Syria Will Fire Scuds at Israel in Response to Airstrikes

The Syrian government has announced that it will retaliate should Israel continue to conduct airstrikes on Syrian territory. Any further airstrikes on Syrian territory will be met with deadly force and retaliation strikes deep within Israeli soil, they said. According to the message, delivered via Russian mediators, attacks on Syrian military objects will be met with Scud missiles launched at Israeli military (IDF) … Continue reading We Mean Business: Syria Will Fire Scuds at Israel in Response to Airstrikes

An Israeli Air Force F-15 fighter jet. © Amir Cohen / Reuters

Netanyahu to Putin: Israeli Airstrikes in Syria Will Continue

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that he has told Russian President Vladimir Putin that Israeli forces will continue airstrikes in Syria if they deem it necessary. “If there is feasibility from an intelligence and military standpoint – we attack and so it will continue,” Netanyahu said during a visit to China, adding that he … Continue reading Netanyahu to Putin: Israeli Airstrikes in Syria Will Continue

An Israeli F-16 fighter jet © Amir Cohen / Reuters

Russia Summoned Israeli Ambassador Over Airstrikes Near Palmyra

The Russian Foreign Ministry summoned the Israeli ambassador in Moscow to demand explanations for the airstrikes Israel conducted near the Syrian city of Palmyra last week, the ministry confirmed. Ambassador Gary Koren was called in by Russia’s Foreign Ministry on Friday after news about the strike emerged, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov told the … Continue reading Russia Summoned Israeli Ambassador Over Airstrikes Near Palmyra

An Israeli F-16I fighter jet lands during the Blue Flag multinational air defense exercise that is organized from the Ovda air force base over the Negev Desert © AP Photo/ JACK GUEZ

Escalation Looming? Israel to Crush Syrian Air Defense if Jets Targeted Again

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman has threatened to destroy Syria's air defense systems if they target the Israeli jets once again. "The next time the Syrians use their air defense systems against our planes we will destroy them without the slightest hesitation. Israel's security is above everything else; there will be no compromise," Lieberman said on Israeli public radio … Continue reading Escalation Looming? Israel to Crush Syrian Air Defense if Jets Targeted Again

FILE PHOTO: An Israeli Air Force F-15 fighter jet © Amir Cohen / Reuters

Syria Claims Israeli Jet Shot Down After Strike Near Palmyra, IDF says All Aircraft Undamaged

The Syrian Army says Israeli military jets hit a “military target” near Palmyra in a raid overnight. In retaliation the jets were targeted by Syrian anti-aircraft missiles. https://cdn.rt.com/files/2017.03/58cba049c361886d638b45d9.mp4 According to a Syrian Army statement, a total of four Israeli jets breached Syrian airspace on Friday morning, Reuters reports. Syria's air defenses shot down one of … Continue reading Syria Claims Israeli Jet Shot Down After Strike Near Palmyra, IDF says All Aircraft Undamaged

UN Report: Israel has Established an ‘Apartheid Regime’

Report breaks new ground on the UN's examination of the situation in occupied Palestine by using the word 'apartheid'. A new United Nations report accuses Israel of having established "an apartheid regime that oppresses and dominates the Palestinian people as a whole". The publication comes amid renewed debate about whether, through its settlement policy and … Continue reading UN Report: Israel has Established an ‘Apartheid Regime’

Israeli Air Force Carries Out Airstrikes on Gaza Strip

On the night of Thursday (March 16, 2017), the Israeli Air Force carried out airstrikes on Hamas facilities in the Gaza Strip, the Palestinian Maan news agency reported, citing a statement of the Israel Defense Forces’ press service. According to the report, two targets in the northern part of the strip were attacked. According to … Continue reading Israeli Air Force Carries Out Airstrikes on Gaza Strip