Syrian civil war

June 24, 2017 - 12:34 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli aircraft struck various positions in Syria Saturday, destroying two tanks, in response to more than 10 projectiles that landed in its territory, the military said. The flare-up marked a rare case of Israeli involvement in the bloody fighting next door. Israel has...
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The spokesman of Iran's Revolutionary Guard, Gen. Ramazan Sharif, left, speaks with The Associated Press reporters at the conclusion of his press conference in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Sharif, said all six ballistic missiles it launched on Syria hit their targets, according to "local sources and drone films." Iran fired ballistic missiles at IS targets in eastern Syria, in the province of Deir el-Zour, later on Sunday. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
June 20, 2017 - 3:44 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the developments in Syria (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Russia says it is waiting for the U.S. to explain its decision to shoot down a Syrian warplane. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Tuesday that Moscow had asked for a "detailed explanation" of Monday's...
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The spokesman of Iran's Revolutionary Guard, Gen. Ramazan Sharif, left, speaks with The Associated Press reporters at the conclusion of his press conference in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Sharif, said all six ballistic missiles it launched on Syria hit their targets, according to "local sources and drone films." Iran fired ballistic missiles at IS targets in eastern Syria, in the province of Deir el-Zour, later on Sunday. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
June 20, 2017 - 3:35 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the developments in Syria (all times local): 10:30 p.m. Israel's military Chief of Staff is disputing Iranian claims of successfully launching missiles at militants in Syria. Lt. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot said Tuesday the "operational achievement was much smaller" than what has...
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The spokesman of Iran's Revolutionary Guard, Gen. Ramazan Sharif speaks with media members at the conclusion of his press conference in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Sharif, said all six ballistic missiles it launched on Syria hit their targets, according to "local sources and drone films." Iran fired ballistic missiles at IS targets in eastern Syria, in the province of Deir el-Zour, later on Sunday. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
June 20, 2017 - 2:56 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The U.S. military said it shot down an Iranian-made, armed drone in southern Syria on Tuesday, marking the third time this month that that the U.S. has downed aircraft affiliated with Syrian President Bashar Assad's government. The U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group...
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The spokesman of Iran's Revolutionary Guard, Gen. Ramazan Sharif speaks with media members at the conclusion of his press conference in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Sharif, said all six ballistic missiles it launched on Syria hit their targets, according to "local sources and drone films." Iran fired ballistic missiles at IS targets in eastern Syria, in the province of Deir el-Zour, later on Sunday. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
June 20, 2017 - 1:26 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The U.S. military said it shot down an Iranian-made, armed drone in southern Syria on Tuesday, marking the third time this month that that the U.S. has downed aircraft affiliated with Syrian President Bashar Assad's government. The U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group...
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U.S. military confirmed that it had shot down a Syrian Air Force fighter
June 20, 2017 - 6:22 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group is in retreat across Syria and Iraq, and the contours of a new conflict among the array of parties battling it are already starting to appear. The U.S. military shot down a Syrian government warplane on Sunday, saying it had targeted an American-allied Kurdish...
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In this picture released by the Iranian state-run IRIB News Agency on Monday, June 19, 2017, a missile is fired from city of Kermanshah in western Iran targeting the Islamic State group in Syria. Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard, a paramilitary force in charge of the country's missile program, said it launched six Zolfaghar ballistic missiles from the western provinces of Kermanshah and Kurdistan. (Morteza Fakhrinejad, IRIB News Agency via AP)
June 20, 2017 - 6:18 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Australia on Tuesday suspended its airstrikes against Islamic State group targets in Syria as a precaution, after a U.S. fighter jet shot down a Syrian warplane earlier this week and Russia warned the U.S.-led coalition from flying over Syrian army positions west of the Euphrates...
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FILE - In this June 13, 2017 file photo, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford prepares to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington. Dunford said Monday, June 19, 2017, that Washington and Moscow are in delicate discussions to tamp down tensions arising from the U.S. shootdown of a Syrian fighter jet, which the Russians called a violation of a U.S.-Russian understanding on avoiding air incidents. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
June 20, 2017 - 3:48 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia has suspended its airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria as a precaution after a U.S. fighter jet shot down a Syrian warplane earlier this week. In Canberra, a Defense Department statement said on Tuesday that "Australian Defense Force protection is...
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U.S. military confirmed that it had shot down a Syrian Air Force fighter
June 20, 2017 - 2:08 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group is in retreat across Syria and Iraq, and the contours of a new conflict among the array of parties battling it are already starting to appear. The U.S. military shot down a Syrian government warplane on Sunday, saying it had targeted an American-allied Kurdish...
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FILE - In this June 13, 2017 file photo, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford prepares to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington. Dunford said Monday, June 19, 2017, that Washington and Moscow are in delicate discussions to tamp down tensions arising from the U.S. shootdown of a Syrian fighter jet, which the Russians called a violation of a U.S.-Russian understanding on avoiding air incidents. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
June 19, 2017 - 4:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. shoots down a Syrian fighter jet for the first time. Syria attacks America's allies against Islamic State militants. Iran fires missiles into Syria. Russia threatens to target U.S. coalition planes. As Syria's complex war ramps up, the Trump administration is scrambling...
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