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Israeli F-16 Was Hit by Syrian Missile: Israeli Official

U.S. News

The jet was back from a mission in which it struck an Iranian installation in Syria that had operated an Iranian drone which Israel said it shot down over its territory, the Israeli military said.


Lebanon Working for Return of Thousands of Syrian Refugees: Security Official

U.S. News

As the Syrian army backed by Iran and Russia has recovered territory, Lebanon's president and other politicians have called for refugees to go back to "secure areas" before a deal to end the war - at odds with the international view that it is not yet safe.


Official: Syrian Militants Dug up Graves to Find Israelis

U.S. News

A Syria-based Palestinian official says insurgents have excavated graves in a cemetery in a refugee camp in the capital Damascus in search of the remains of three Israeli soldiers who have been missing for decades.


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Associated Press

This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows people gathering at the scene of an explosion along the road to the airport in southeast Damascus, Syria, Sunday, July 2, 2017. This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows people gathering at the scene of an explosion along the road to the airport in southeast Damascus, Syria, Sunday, July 2, 2017. This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows damaged buildings at the scene of an explosion along the road to the airport in southeast Damascus, Syria, Sunday, July 2, 2017. This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows damaged buildings at the scene of an explosion along the road to the airport in southeast Damascus, Syria, Sunday, July 2, 2017.


Kurdish-Led Syrian Groups Plan to Attend Sochi Talks: Officials

U.S. News

On Wednesday, in an interview with Iran's Arabic language Al-Alam television, Syria's deputy foreign minister Faisal Mekdad equated the Kurdish-led forces with Islamic State. "There is another Daesh called SDF," he said, using the Arabic acronym for the militant group that until recently controlled swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria.