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Russia vetoed a United States resolution at the United Nations Security Council on Thursday that would have extended an international investigation into chemical weapons use in Syria. This is the tenth time Russia has blocked such a resolution at the Security Council to shield its Syrian ally from UN action...

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During a tour of Israel’s northern border on Wednesday, Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said Israel will not allow Syria “to be turned into a front-line position” for Iranian militias against Israel. Liberman was accompanied by senior officers from the IDF General Staff and met senior commanders and soldiers. Liberman...

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A recently announced ceasefire deal brokered between the United States, Russia and Jordan “does not meet Israel’s unequivocal demand” that neither Iranian nor any allied forces including Hezbollah be allowed near Israel’s border, Reuters reported Sunday. Israel’s regional cooperation minister, Tzachi Hanegbi said that the deal “does not meet Israel’s...

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Iranian involvement in the Syrian conflict has gradually escalated since the beginning of the uprising in the country in 2011. As the result of international sanctions against Damascus and the drastic weakening of the Syrian economy, Iran has financially propped up the country by granting at least $4.6 billion in credit lines, as...

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The Israeli Air Force (IAF) reported to have destroyed a military facility in western Syria Wednesday evening. According to a report on Syrian state television, the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) carried out four sorties against the facility outside the town of Al-Qusayr, which is 35 kilometres south of Homs, near...

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The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) operation “Good Neighbor” is providing thousands of Syrians engulfed in the brutal civil war across the border with medical assistance, humanitarian aid, food and basic infrastructure, Politico reported Saturday. Since the special operation was launched in June 2016, after seven badly injured Syrians dragged themselves...

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The IDF’s Military Intelligence Directorate has identified the new Hezbollah commander on the Syrian Golan Heights, Munir Ali Naim Shaiti, as defense analysts warn that Israel could be heading for a new war with Hezbollah. The Jerusalem Post reported Wednesday that Shaiti, also known as Haj Hasham, mainly operates out of...

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A United Nations-appointed panel said on Thursday that the Syrian army was responsible for the lethal sarin gas attack on Khan Sheikhoun in April. The panel, known as the Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM), said that it is “confident that the Syrian Arab Republic is responsible for the release of sarin...

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On Tuesday, Russia vetoed a United Nations Security Council resolution to extend the mandate of the institution investigating chemical weapon attacks in Syria. The Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM), whose mandate expires next month, was established in 2015 to identify the perpetrators of chemical attacks. A decision on its renewal must...

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Israel struck military targets in Quneitra, Syria, after the Israeli Golan came under fire on Wednesday. Missile alert sirens sounded in Israel as spillover fire from Syria’s civil war landed in an uninhabited area of the Northern Golan Heights. A statement by the IDF Spokesperson’s Office yesterday said, “The IDF...

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