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Retired Chief of General Staff Dan Halutz wants to let Syria's strongman clear the neighborhood of Jihadists.
IDF issues rare response to foreign report, saying Syrian missile were nowhere near vicinity of Israeli aircraft.
The photos of the unmanned aerial vehicle which were unveiled show Hebrew writing and stickers indicating that the “Skylark” drone was property of the IDF.
Between 1,000 and 1,500 IS insurgents who had been holding their ground in the area yielded under intensive Russian bombing from the air, a regional intelligence source said.
President Bashar al-Assad, whose forces have already driven rebels out of all areas near the capital Damascus this year, is aiming to restore control over rebel-held areas at the borders with Jordan.
About 85 percent of the dead were civilians killed by the forces of the Syrian government and its allies.
Backed by Russian strikes, government forces have escalated military operations against Eastern Ghouta in recent months.
All the regional forces engaging in the fight against ISIS are Israel's enemies, but so is ISIS - what is the Jewish state to do?
By ANNA AHRONHEIM
Idlib province, the only Syrian province that is entirely under rebel control, has been a major target of Russian and Syrian aerial strikes that caused hundreds of civilians casualties.
The operation has targeted Sunni Muslim insurgents from the former Nusra Front, a group that was aligned to al-Qaida.
Talks to focus on four key areas -- credible non-sectarian transitional government, future constitution, free elections within 18 months and a united war against terrorism.
Jordan played a key role in deal that concerns Israel and shows Washington is playing a new role in southern Syria.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
President Vladimir Putin has announced a partial withdrawal of Russian forces from Syria.
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