On Sunday night, Syrian regime media said its air defenses were activated near the capital.
Immediate and farther neighbors are on a low simmer as violence spreads. All might lead the region to blow at any moment.
Explosions were heard in Damascus on Sunday night. According to local reports, the target is the al-Mezzeh airbase, which has been hit by several alleged Israeli airstrikes in the past.
Syria says airstrikes in Quneitra and Damascus killed three soldiers, caused material damage.
Olmert told Cheney that if America decided to go ahead with the bombing, the administration would consider whether it would publicly take responsibility and if Israel acted, the US would remain quiet
The Israeli decision to end its ambiguity policy sends a clear message: Israel will not compromise on its security, despite the compromises with Hamas, which were deemed required.
“I spoke with Bibi,” Trump continued. “I told Bibi, ‘you know we give Israel 4.5 billion dollars a year. And they are doing very well at defending themselves.”
As the IDF demonstrated this week, it will not hesitate to take action against Iran in Syria or elsewhere if Israel’s security is threatened.
After airing out their disagreements at the U.N., Jerusalem and Moscow have signaled a willingness to move beyond crisis over beyond downed Russian plane.
"Any force in Syria without authorization is an occupying force."