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An airstrike in Syria on June 24, 2020. Source: Twitter/Majd Fahd.

Report: Israel strikes targets in the Damascus area

Israel struck a number of targets in the Damascus area early on Thursday morning, according to Syrian state media. The Syrian Arab News Agency quoted a Syrian military source as saying that four soldiers had...
The aftermath of alleged Israeli airstrikes near Damascus on Feb. 15, 2021. Source: Majd Fahd/Twitter.

Syrian media reports Israeli airstrikes near Damascus

Syrian state media reported on Tuesday that Israel had launched an airstrike against targets in the Damascus region. The Syrian Arab News Agency quoted an unnamed Syrian military official as saying that Israel had launched missiles from...
Illustrative: A view of an oil tanker on fire in the Middle East. Credit: ImageBank4u/Shutterstock.

Washington attempts to quell Israel’s shadow war with Iran at sea

Recent reports suggest that the United States is disturbed by aspects of the Israeli-Iranian shadow war that is raging across the region—in this case, at sea. It seems reasonable to conclude that Washington is...
Israel soldiers taking part in the “Lightning Storm” exercise to prepare for a possible battle with Hezbollah. Credit: IDF Spokesperson's Unit.

IDF steadily boosts and builds its readiness against Hezbollah

Despite ongoing disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the Israel Defense Forces has been able to stick to an intensive and large-scale combat training program and build its readiness against adversaries, particularly against the...
A billboard displaying Iranian Ayatollahs Ruhollah Khomeini and Ali Khamenei. Credit: erdalislakphotography/Shutterstock.

Iran is fighting two parallel shadow wars, partly to seek retaliation

Recent events have demonstrated that Iran is engaging in two, parallel “shadow wars”: one against Israel and the second is against the United States. The explosive attack against an Israeli-owned cargo ship in the Gulf of...
President Barack Obama talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a phone call from the Oval Office, Monday, June 8, 2009. Credit: White House/Pete Souza.

Report: Obama offered Syria Israeli withdrawal from Golan Heights

Just a few months before the Syrian civil war erupted in March 2011, the Obama administration offered the Assad regime an Israeli withdrawal from the Golan Heights in return for severing ties with Iran...
Eli Cohen reportedly seen in Damascus in footage aired by Russian state media. Credit: Channel "RT"/Screenshot.

Russian state media airs footage of Israeli spy Eli Cohen in Damascus

Russia’s English-language state television channel RT has aired what it claims to be previously unseen footage of legendary Israeli spy Eli Cohen in Damascus. The broadcast came as Moscow was mediating efforts to return an Israeli woman who had...
A view from Mount Bental, overlooking the border with Syria, in the Golan Heights on Aug. 22, 2020. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Report: Prisoner exchange in works between Syria, Israel

A prisoner exchange in the works between Israel and Syria was reported on Wednesday by Syrian state media and foreign sources. The release allegedly involves two Syrians who are prisoners in Israel and an Israeli...
Uranium-enrichment centrifuges at Iran's Natanz nuclear facility. Credit: Tehran Times.

IDF: Iran can enrich enough uranium for a bomb within four months

Iran could develop a nuclear bomb within two years and Hezbollah will not seek an all-out war, according to the IDF Military Intelligence Directorate’s annual threat-assessment report, which was made public on Tuesday. The report,...
An airstrike in Syria on June 24, 2020. Source: Twitter/Majd Fahd.

Syria demands UNSC take ‘immediate’ action following alleged Israeli strike

The Syrian Foreign Ministry on Thursday demanded that the United Nations Security Council take “firm and immediate” action in the wake of missile strikes on Syrian targets allegedly carried out by Israel on Wednesday...