Israel strikes Iranian targets in Syria after rocket fire

By Dan Williams and Angus McDowall JERUSALEM/BEIRUT, May 10 : Israel said it attacked nearly all of Iran’s military infrastructure in Syria on Thursday after Iranian forces fired rockets at Israeli-held territory for the first time in the most extensive military exchange ever between the two adversaries. It was the heaviest Israeli barrage in Syria […]

Israel says it attacked targets in Syria after Iranian rocket fire

By Dan Williams and Angus McDowall JERUSALEM/BEIRUT, May 10 : Israel said it attacked nearly all of Iran’s military infrastructure in Syria on Thursday after Iranian forces fired rockets at Israeli-held territory for the first time. It was the heaviest Israeli barrage in Syria since the start in 2011 of its war, in which Iranians, […]

Israel says it attacked targets in Syria after Iranian rocket fire

By Stephen Farrell and Angus McDowall JERUSALEM/BEIRUT, May 10 : Israel said it attacked nearly all of Iran’s military infrastructure in Syria on Thursday after Iranian forces fired rockets at Israeli-held territory for the first time. It was the heaviest Israeli barrage in Syria since the start in 2011 of its civil war, in which […]

Chemical weapons inspectors back from Syria’s Douma – source

By Anthony Deutsch AMSTERDAM, May 4 : Chemical weapons inspectors have returned from a mission to the Syrian town of Douma, where they took samples and interviewed witnesses to determine whether banned munitions were used in an attack last month, a diplomatic source said on Friday. A team of experts from the Organisation for the […]

Syrian army bombards south Damascus enclave

By Angus McDowall BEIRUT, Apr 20 : The Syrian army bombarded jihadists in the last area outside government control near Damascus on Friday, as President Bashar al-Assad accelerated his push to retake remaining enclaves. On state television, large puffs of smoke could be seen appearing suddenly along a row of buildings as an artillery salvo […]

Assad steps up efforts to crush last besieged enclaves

By Angus McDowall BEIRUT, Apr 19 : The Syrian government on Thursday stepped up its efforts to retake the opposition’s last besieged enclaves, as rebels prepared to withdraw from one and a newspaper reported an ultimatum against another. President Bashar al-Assad scored a major victory this month by retaking eastern Ghouta, the biggest rebel stronghold […]