Two mortar shells struck Israel’s Golan Heights on Monday in the early evening local time. Though the IDF described the mortars as accidental spillover from fighting across the border in Syria, they are bound to deepen fears of escalating violence in the region.
On Friday and Sunday Israel reportedly struck Iranian and Hezbollah assets based in Syria. The Israelis have subsequently made extensive efforts to dampen tensions – IAF jets had conducted the [...]
Explosions shook Damascus early on Sunday and Syrian state television said Israeli rockets had struck a military research center on the outskirts of the capital.
Footage shared on social media, reportedly of an explosion near the Jamraya military research facility, shows flames shooting into the sky after an attack, reportedly instigated by the Israeli military.
The blasts occurred a day after an Israeli official said his country had carried out an air strike [...]
Massive car blast near Syrian Interior Ministry, hotel in Damascus, many injured
A massive car explosion has been reported in central Damascus with the Syrian Interior Ministry, a big hotel and a market located nearby. Local media report many have been injured.
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Massive car blast near Syrian Interior Ministry, hotel in Damascus, many injured – reports
A blast rocked the central Damascus district of Marjeh on Tuesday causing casualties, Syrian [...]
Tehran tells president to ‘take care of your business’ after Israeli air strike, Israeli TV says; analyst worries about new rash of Syrian TV interviews demanding attacks on the Golan.
If it does not act in response to Israeli aggression, it will be quite embarrassing for the regime to justify the use of fighter jets and helicopter gunships in its internal conflict (for purposes of regime preservation), but not for [...]
An air strike in the Syrian province of Raqqa hit a gas station, killing and injuring at least 100 people, according to reports.
The information was released by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a British-based group with a network of activists on the ground in Syria.
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At least 54 people were killed and dozens wounded when an air strike hit a fuel station in Syria’s northern province of al-Raqqa [...]
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Syrian TV: Blast near Damascus hotel used by U.N.
DAMASCUS, Syria – A bomb attached to a fuel truck exploded Wednesday outside a Damascus hotel where U.N. observers are staying in the Syrian capital, wounding at least three people, Syria’s state TV reported.
Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad toured the area of the blast and said none of the U.N. staff was hurt. The explosion occurred as [...]
Syrian TV says PM Riyad Hijab fired; activists say he has defected
Spokesman says Syrian prime minister who defected will head to Qatar, Arabiya TV reports – @Reuters
Meanwhile, the Syrian media said on Monday an explosion rocked the third floor of the Syrian television headquarters in the capital, Damascus, causing yet unknown casualties.
“Defected” PM of Syria Riyad Hijab arrived to Jordan confirms AlJazeera journalist
Jordanian Government says Syria’s PM has Defected to [...]
Syrian state TV host Mohammed al-Saeed has been executed, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported. A militant Islamist group has claimed responsibility for the killing.
Al-Saeed was kidnapped on July 19 of this year. The Al-Nusra Front, a little-known Islamist militant group, posted a statement August 4 on an Al-Qaeda-affiliated internet forum.
“The heroes of western Ghouta (in Damascus province) imprisoned the shabih (pro-regime militia) presenter on July 19…He was [...]
January 17, 2012
The British journalist Lizzie Phelan said the image of events on ground in Syria is completely contrary to what some media try to depict and present to the public opinion.
Phelan, who is now on a visit to Syria, said that she was surprised upon her arrival in Damascus as a journalist 6 days ago to see the situation as it is, as she had thought, based on [...]
BEIRUT, Lebanon—Syrian military tanks and armored vehicles moved into Deraa, the southern city where the country’s first protests broke out over a month ago, while eyewitnesses reported a key army unit close to president Bashar al-Assad shooting at people, activists said in online accounts.
Army tanks shot antiaircraft bullets on houses and people, and dozens of dead bodies lay on the streets, according to eyewitness accounts posted on the Shaam [...]