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DAMASCUS, Syria | Syria: Israel launched missile attack on Damascus airport

DAMASCUS, Syria — Syria’s state media says Israel has launched a missile attack on Damascus International Airport adding that air defenses shot down some of them. The Saturday night attack shook the capital Damascus as blasts were heard in the city. State media quoted an unnamed military official without giving further details. Rami Abdurrahman who … Continue reading DAMASCUS, Syria | Syria: Israel launched missile attack on Damascus airport

DAMASCUS, Syria | Syria signs export deals with Iraqi, Kuwaiti, Russian firms

DAMASCUS, Syria — Syrian state media says the nation’s Exporters’ Union on Monday signed agreements with Iraqi, Kuwaiti, and Russian companies to export agricultural products to their markets. Syria’s government is looking for trade and investment partners through its annual Damascus International Fair to help rebuild its shattered economy. Western governments say they are unwilling … Continue reading DAMASCUS, Syria | Syria signs export deals with Iraqi, Kuwaiti, Russian firms

Syria | The Secretary’s Special Representative for Syria Engagement, Ambassador James Jeffrey, and Special Envoy for Syria, Joel Rayburn, Travel to Israel, Jordan, and Turkey

Syria – The Secretary’s newly appointed Special Representative for Syria Engagement, Ambassador James Jeffrey, will travel to Israel, Jordan, and Turkey, September 1–4. Ambassador Jeffrey will be accompanied by Near Eastern Affairs Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) and Special Envoy for Syria, Joel Rayburn. Ambassador Jeffrey looks forward to meeting with key allies and partners on … Continue reading Syria | The Secretary’s Special Representative for Syria Engagement, Ambassador James Jeffrey, and Special Envoy for Syria, Joel Rayburn, Travel to Israel, Jordan, and Turkey

HEMEIMEEM AIR BASE, Syria | Russia says drone attacks on its Syria base have increased

HEMEIMEEM AIR BASE, Syria  — Russian air defense assets in Syria have downed 45 drones targeting their main base in the country, its military said Thursday. The Russian Defense Ministry spokesman, Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov, said that five of them were shot down in the last three days near the Hemeimeem air base. The base … Continue reading HEMEIMEEM AIR BASE, Syria | Russia says drone attacks on its Syria base have increased

BEIRUT | Syria: At least 22 killed in Idlib and Aleppo airstrikes

BEIRUT  — Government airstrikes on opposition-held territory in northwest Syria killed at least 22 people, a monitoring group said Friday, as the U.N.’s children’s agency warned a new battle in the war-torn country could affect the lives of 1 million children. Government forces unleashed a wave of airstrikes across Idlib, Aleppo and Hama provinces after … Continue reading BEIRUT | Syria: At least 22 killed in Idlib and Aleppo airstrikes

DAMASCUS, Syria | Syrian TV: Suspected Israeli airstrike hits central air base

DAMASCUS, Syria — Syrian state TV is reporting that the country’s air defense units have responded to Israeli “aggression” on an air base in the country’s central province of Homs. The channel reported Sunday that the airstrike targeted the T4 air base with six missiles. It did not mention any casualties. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory … Continue reading DAMASCUS, Syria | Syrian TV: Suspected Israeli airstrike hits central air base

JABER AS-SARHAN, Jordan | Syrian troops recapture vital border crossing with Jordan

JABER AS-SARHAN, Jordan — Syrian government forces recaptured a vital border crossing with Jordan on Friday and raised the national flag for the first time in years, restoring sovereignty over a key region and potentially reopening a gateway for Syrian exports to Arab countries. Weakened by a crushing government offensive backed by Russia and abandoned … Continue reading JABER AS-SARHAN, Jordan | Syrian troops recapture vital border crossing with Jordan