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Israel and Jordan have intensified diplomatic relations over the last weeks as a response to the changing situation on the ground in Syria and Iraq, Haaretz reported Wednesday. The two countries have noted with growing concern the renewed strength of the Assad regime in southern Syria, particularly in regards to the...

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A United States F-15 shot down an Iranian-made drone in southeastern Syria as the craft approached American-backed forces, U.S. officials revealed on Tuesday. According to a statement released by the U.S.-led coalition confirming the incident, the drone was carrying weapons and was shot down on Monday “after it displayed hostile intent...

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Fighting in Syria escalated on Sunday as the United States downed a Syrian warplane that targeted ground forces fighting ISIS, while Iran launched missiles at ISIS targets in eastern Syria, The New York Times reported. Major shift fr #Obama: At least 5th US military attack against #Syria or #Iran-backed allies under #Trump...

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Iran’s Road to Damascus It was reported earlier this week that Iran is on its way to securing a land bridge to the Mediterranean. Iran-backed forces in Iraq approached the border with Syria at the end of last month. Last Friday, Iran-backed forces and forces loyal to Bashar al-Assad reached the Syrian...

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The Iran-backed terrorist group Hezbollah on Wednesday threatened to strike U.S. positions inside Syria if it crosses any “red lines,” the Associated Press reported. The Lebanese group released a video claiming to show an American drone tailed by an Iranian one over eastern Syria, depicting it as evidence that it could...

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The IDF Chief of Staff has used two public appearances this week to highlight the threat from Hezbollah and the ongoing Syrian conflict. At a memorial event yesterday for soldiers killed in the 2006 Second Lebanon War, Gadi Eisenkot said: “Hezbollah is in a very complex strategic reality. A third...

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The United Nations Relief Works Agency (UNRWA), the UN body responsible for Palestinian refugees, has launched a new global fundraising campaign using a photograph of a child in war-torn Syria, giving would-be donors the false impression that the scene of destruction is in the Gaza Strip. The image of a young Syrian girl...

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One of the most effective Iraqi Shiite militias has captured a town on the Syria border, drawing Iran’s “Shiite crescent” closer to Israel, Seth Frantzman reported for The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday. The Badr Brigade has reached the Iraqi village of Um Jaris, meaning that “forces that are close to Tehran pose...

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Syria is Burning Syria is burning — literally. The State Department accused the regime of Bashar al-Assad this week of building a crematorium at Syria’s notorious Sednaya prison to dispose of the corpses of executed inmates. As many as 50 prisoners are believed to be killed each day at Sednaya, which has been...

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American fighter jets on Thursday struck a convoy of forces loyal to the Syrian regime that approached a base where U.S. and British forces are training Syrian rebels to fight the Islamic State, VOA News reported. The pro-regime convoy had come within 18 miles the al-Tanf base, which houses U.S. and...

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