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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.”
Islamic State's arrival in Yarmouk has given the jihadist group a significant foothold a few kilometers (miles) from President Bashar Assad's seat of power.
The figures include 108 children, the youngest of whom was merely 12 years old.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Khaled Khoja wins in slight majority at closed opposition's meeting in Istanbul.
State television airs footage of Assad talking to troops, embracing them and sharing a meal outside.
Celebrations in Damascus, Aleppo after Hazim Sharif wins popular singing contest.
Election due to take place by July will not be affected by war, minister says; int'l powers slam the "parody of democracy."
Conquest of Yabroud helps Assad secure the land route linking Damascus to former commercial hub of Aleppo and the Mediterranean coast.
The mullahs of Tehran are undoubtedly watching closely to see how the latest Syrian trampling of international conventions will play out.
By JPOST EDITORIAL
If Arabs massacre Arabs, if Muslims kill Muslims, how would they behave towards Jews?
By YOAV J. TENEMBAUM
I believe that I am a good person, but I did nothing, and evil has triumphed in Syria.
By WARREN J. BLUMENFELD
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