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A senior Syrian weapons engineer killed over the weekend when a bomb in his car exploded was killed in a targeted assassination by Israel’s security agency Mossad, The New York Times reported Tuesday, reinforcing accusations from Syria. Aziz Azbar, a leading Syrian chemical weapons and rocket scientist, was killed along...

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Russia’s envoy to Syria, Alexander Lavrentyev, said on Wednesday that Iranian forces in Syria had retreated 85 kilometers from the border with Israel following efforts by the Jewish State to increase pressure on the Kremlin, Reuters reported. However, an Israeli official deemed the pullback insufficient. “The Iranians withdrew and the...

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Syrian regime forces regained control of the whole border area with Israel in the Golan Heights for the first time in seven years on Monday, sealing its military victory in the strategic southern territories, after ISIS-linked militants gave up their last pocket of territory in the area, The Jerusalem Post...

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In what one Syrian described as a “barbaric way,” the Assad regime is updating its records of prisoners it is holding and informing families that their loved ones have died, sometimes years after the fact, Agence France-Presse reported Tuesday. As the Syrian regime is updating it records, families of the...

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Israeli Patriot missiles shot down a Syria Sukhoi fighter jet that entered one mile into Israeli airspace, The Times of Israel reported Tuesday. Israel said that it tracked the plane from the time it took off from the T-4 airbase and traveled “at high speed” towards the Golan. IDF spokesperson...

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The United States, United Kingdom, European Union all expressed appreciation for what a top U.S. official called the “daring” rescue of over 400 members of the Syrian Civil Defense organization, also known as the White Helmets, and their families, from southwestern Syria into Jordan. Following the rescue, Jason Greenblatt, the administration’s...

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A former White House adviser during the administration of President George W. Bush said that recognizing Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights is “manifestly in the interest of the United States,” in testimony before a Congressional hearing on Tuesday. Michael Doran, currently a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, told...

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An attack on a Syrian military airbase, which was run by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), on Sunday was described as a “strong message” to Iran, The Jerusalem Post reported Monday. A source familiar with the incident told the Post that the airstrike sent a “strong message” to Iran...

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Despite commitments from both United States President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin to look after Israeli security interests in Syria, Israel will have to “ensure its interests are protected,”  Daniel Shapiro, the former U.S. Ambassador to Israel, wrote in an op-ed published Tuesday in Haaretz. Shapiro, who served...

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Last week, former United States State Department official and Middle East peace negotiator Aaron David Miller tweeted, “Given what’s happening in Syria, I often wonder (and worry) what would have happened had we succeeded in the 1990s in our efforts to broker an Israeli -Syrian agreement on Golan.” Miller was...

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