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Syrian Civil War
As Hezbollah’s power rises, Israel steps up warnings
Israel has also sought to prevent the outbreak of a third Lebanon war for as long as possible. Hezbollah, for its own reasons, seems to share that goal; still, that has not stopped it from ambitiously preparing for future conflict.
Israel keeps wary eye on Iranian entrenchment as Syrian border-crossing reopens
Investigative Project on Terrorism
As long as Iran remains committed to using Syria this way, Israel will feel compelled to defend itself. The result is a region that is never far from a potential escalation.
Friend or foe? Russia and Israel grapple with geostrategic interests in Mideast
While the Russian transfer of S-300 surface-to-air defense system to Syria will complicate U.S. and Israeli operations in Syria, it is not a game-changer, but instead more of a political statement.
Israel and US blast Russia over S-300 transfer to Syria
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Russian President Vladimir Putin that “providing advanced weapons systems to irresponsible actors will magnify dangers in the region.”
After caring for thousands of wounded Syrians, including kids, IDF closes aid unit
With the return of the Bashar Assad regime to the Golan Heights border, the Israeli military shuts down the “Good Neighbor” campaign after two years of operations.
Israel strikes airbase near Damascus, Arab media reports
Reports say Israeli airstrike caused five explosions and an unknown number of casualties at Mezzeh airbase near the Syrian capital.
Leading Syrian chemical-weapons and Iran missile developer killed in bombing
Initial reports indicate that Aziz Azbar’s car was blown up after a passerby affixed a bomb to the vehicle.
IDF officially shuts down Syrian field hospital
The IDF announced that it was shutting down the field clinic it used to treat thousands of Syrians injured in the country’s seven-year civil war.
Israel Air Force strikes and kills seven Islamic State terrorists who infiltrated Syrian border
The strike on the Islamic State terrorists comes amid a large-scale drill being held by the IDF’s Northern Commander to test its military preparedness.
Hezbollah likely to replace ISIS north of Israel
As the Syrian civil war draws to a close, it is clear that Iran plans to use Hezbollah to do its bidding there.
‘Operation Doctor’s Appt.’ brings Syrian mothers, kids to Israel in middle of night
Israel has treated thousands of Syrians who have been injured in the seven-year Syrian civil war, as well as many people who have lost access to urgent medical care due to the fighting.
Syrians flee towards hospitals of the ‘enemy’
Tens of thousands of refugees pile up along the Golden Heights, and Israel opens its doors (with caution) to take care of the wounded.
IDF hits Syrian position after mortar fire in buffer zone
The safe zone between Israel and Syria has turned into a de facto refuge for residents of southern Syria, who have escaped in the tens of thousands from the Daraa region under attack in recent weeks.
IDF grants entry to two Syrian adults and four new orphans in wake of Assad attacks
The six were injured in a renewed offensive against anti-regime forces in the southwestern Daraa region and were allowed entry to Israel after local leaders made contact with the Jewish state to ask for help.
Hezbollah declares ‘victory’ in southern Syria amid ceasefire reports
Syria government forces, backed by Russian airstrikes, as well as Iranian and Hezbollah forces, have been waging a campaign to regain rebel-held territory in the provinces of Daraa, Quneitra and parts of Sweida.