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The strategic hill that overlooks the Golan Heights, which had a major anti-aircraft radar base that was part of elaborate Syrian army defenses against Israel, fell into rebel hands in October 2014.
Israel has not confirmed or denied mounting the raid, but has repeatedly refused to accept Iranian military presence in Syria.
According to the IDF, the Air Force struck the source of the projectile and was “acting proportionally to prevent any deterioration.”
State news agency SANA published photos of Assad in a meeting and quoted him as praising the industrialists' contributions to Syria's war-torn economy.
Six years into the civil war, a minority within the opposition is arguing that the taboo on Israel is no longer relevant.
By BEN LYNFIELD
The Syrian Army’s seizure of the rebel-held area in eastern Aleppo puts the Assad regime clearly on the ascendancy, but the civil war is far from over.
By JONATHAN SPYER
The Syrian metropolis’s collapse as the Obama presidency expires is a fitting finale to one of the worst foreign policy records in US history.
By AMOTZ ASA-EL
It was the first meeting between Kerry and Lavrov since the collapse of a second attempted ceasefire in September.
The party, sponsored by the government’s Voice of the Youth station and the Damascus Laugh 18 Facebook page is planned as a massive disco bash in a main square of Damascus.
The Syrian army said a seven-day "regime of calm" would be applied across Syria, and it reserved the right to respond using all forms of firepower to any violation by "armed groups".
By REUTERS,JPOST.COM STAFF
They died a "heroic death" on a humanitarian mission, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told a conference call with reporters.
Row with Russia escalates, as Putin argues that Russian plane was inside Syrian territory when it was shot down.
The army, backed by Hezbollah, has long sought to wrest control of Zabadani, near the Lebanese border, from the rebels who have held it since 2012.
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