Middle East Archive

Israel strikes Syrian army positions in retaliatory attack

The strike came a few hours after the Israeli military said blasts were heard from the Syrian-held area of the Golan Heights. The Israeli military on Friday said its helicopters struck Syrian army targets in response to mortars fired toward the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

Assad regime charges outgoing travellers

Syrian regime forces demand $100 virus test to leave the country. Under the pressure of a recent economic crisis and sanctions, Syria’s Bashar al-Assad regime on Friday began charging outgoing travelers the equivalent of $100 for coronavirus tests. SOCIAL MEDIA USERS SLAMMED THE DECISION

Iran slams US plane interception over plane harassment

The Beirut-bound flight of Iran’s privately-owned commercial airline Mahan Air was intercepted by two US F-15 planes in Syrian airspace late on Thursday. Iran has registered its protest with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) over the interception of an Iranian passenger plane by

UN sends 9 more aid trucks to Idlib, Syria

Idlib falls within a de-escalation zone forged under an agreement between Turkey and Russia. The UN on Wednesday sent nine truckloads of humanitarian aid to northwestern Syria where millions of people are in need of assistance due to internal conflict. AID WILL BE DISTRIBUTED

Israeli forces demolish quarantine center in Hebron

In another development, Israeli bulldozers brought down a home in the city of Salfit on claims of lacking a permit. Israel on Tuesday demolished a structure used as a quarantine center for people suspected of contracting coronavirus in the West Bank city of Hebron.

Israeli soldiers kill Palestinian civilian in West Bank

According to the eyewitnesses, the young man was shot while out walking with his friends. Israeli forces killed a Palestinian man in the northern occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Ministry of Health said Thursday. HE DIED DUE TO BLEEDING “Mustafa Yacoub, 29, was killed

Israel detains Hamas leaders in West Bank

Israeli army usually detains scores of Palestinians in occupied West Bank, claiming they are wanted by security forces. The Israeli army on Thursday detained two leading members of Palestinian Hamas group in the occupied West Bank. TWO LEADERS WERE ARRESTED IN RAMALLAH Eyewitnesses said

PKK terrorists’ vehicle bombing kills 6 civilians in Syria

Local security forces suspect the YPG/PKK terror group may be behind the attack. At least six civilians, including three children, were killed and seven others injured in a bomb attack in northeastern Syria on Tuesday. PKK VIOLATES THE DEAL ON PLANNED TERROR-FREE ZONE The

Russia, China veto UN’s cross-border aid to Syria

Russia and China cast vetoes on Tuesday to block the UN from extending its approval of aid deliveries to Syria for a year. Russia and China vetoed a UN Security Council resolution Tuesday that would have extended cross-border humanitarian aid to three million Syrians

Israel launches spy satellite into orbit

The satellite was fired into space using a Shavit launch vehicle that took off from a launchpad in the Palmachim air base in central Israel. Israel on Monday launched a new spy satellite that it said would provide high-quality surveillance for its military intelligence.