Israel says Assad back in charge, Syrian front likely to be quieter
03 August, 2018, 17:20
Israeli army spokesman Ronen Manelis said the militants came as close to 200 metres to the Israel-Syria border, before they were targetd by Israeli forces.
On Thursday Israel announced that its aircraft carried out an overnight strike in the Golan Heights killing seven armed Islamic State-affiliated "terror operatives" who breached Israeli territory from Syria.
Israeli soldiers patrol the cease-fire line between Israel and Syria, as seen from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.
Israel said the group was around 200m (656ft) from an Israeli fence in the zone, delineated by Israel and Syria in 1974.
Gains by President Bashar Assad's forces in the Syrian civil war present advantages for Israel even though the two countries remain technically at war, Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Thursday.
Russian Federation demanded the immediate access by worldwide humanitarian entities to the Rukban refugee camp, where it is suspected that the Pentagon carries out recruitment work among civilians to make up radical groups.
He named them as a strict observance of a 1974 armistice with Syria, not allowing Iran to use Syria as a front against Israel and not allowing Syria to be used as a transit point for advanced arms deliveries to Hezbollah.
He said the Russian presence there was in support of United Nations peacekeepers on the Golan Heights who, he said, had suspended their activities in the area in 2012 because their safety was endangered.
He declined to say specifically where they were located, but said it was in the southern Golan, near the Jordanian border.
One report quoted Israeli military sources as saying the Israel Air Force had "no operation" on Thursday night. An initial assessment by Israel's military identified the gunmen as Islamic State militants, in what would mark a rare attempt by the Islamist militants to infiltrate Israel.
The fighters had been detected by Israeli surveillance well before they crossed and the...
Alexander Lavrentyev, Putin's envoy in Syria told state-controlled Sputniknews in Russia the Russian government was taking Israel's security needs in account and claimed the Russians had "managed to attain the pullout of Iranian units 85km from the Israeli border".
President Donald Trump said here on Monday that he is ready to meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani without preconditions . The U.S.'s negotiating partners have been seeking to shore up the agreement and its restrictions on Iran's nuclear program.
More 58 constituencies are yet to be declared, but ZANU-PF only needs 140 seats to the garner the 2/3 majority in Parliament. The European Union observer mission said "a truly level playing field was not achieved" in Zimbabwe's election.
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We believe its because the company has scaled down its level of ambitions for expensive and exotic automation production-aids. As of April, some 23% of reservation deposits for the Model 3 were refunded, according to Second Measure .
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CalFire director Ken Pimlott said more than 32,000 remained displaced by various fires up and down the state. As of Thursday afternoon, the Carr Fire has burned more than 125,000 acres and is 35 percent contained.
That resulted in a leak of toxic hypergolic propellant, but no damage to the hardware and no injuries to the test team, he said. In speeches, he's fond of predicting that the first person to step foot on the Red Planet will get there in a Boeing rocket.
Later in the clip, DeSantis is seen teaching his daughter how to read the 2016 Trump campaign slogan " Make America Great Again ". He also advocated for requiring voters to present photo identification, even though Florida already has such a law on the books.
Then-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, also participated in that meeting. Giuliani called the disgraced former Trump Organization attorney one of the "biggest liars in America".
Tuesday's hearing also brought renewed calls from Democrats for the resignation of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. For now, the probability of a funding lapse remains low, despite Trump stirring the pot this weekend with a tweet.
However, investigators say they are confident the aircraft was deliberately flown off course and into the Indian Ocean . But that search was called off after failing to locate the plane while scouring 125,000sq km of the Indian Ocean.
Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer on administrative leave
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North Korea is working on new missiles
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Hunt for cathedral raiders who seized Sweden's crown jewels
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Newcastle should swoop for Marega to provide partner to Muto
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