Daesh claims bomb attack in Syria’s Tartous

Google map showing the location of Tartous in Syria.
Updated 02 January 2017
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Daesh claims bomb attack in Syria’s Tartous

BEIRUT, Lebanon: Daesh militants said they have carried out a bomb attack on the Syrian coastal city of Tartous that Syrian state media said killed two security officers.
Daesh said in an online statement claiming the attack that two of its members detonated car bombs. It did not say whether they were suicide attackers or provide any further details.
Syrian state media said the attack, first reported early on Sunday, was carried out by two suicide bombers wearing explosives.


Netanyahu defends Gaza ceasefire after Israeli criticism

Updated 14 November 2018
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Netanyahu defends Gaza ceasefire after Israeli criticism

  • ‘Our enemies begged for a ceasefire and they knew very well why’
  • The deal has provoked criticism from within Netanyahu’s government

JERUSALEM: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday defended his decision to accept a ceasefire after the worst escalation with Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip since a 2014 war.
“In times of emergency, when making decisions crucial to security, the public can’t always be privy to the considerations that must be hidden from the enemy,” he said at a ceremony in honor of Israel’s founding father David Ben-Gurion.
“Our enemies begged for a ceasefire and they knew very well why.”
The deal has provoked criticism from within Netanyahu’s government as well as from Israelis who live near the Gaza Strip and want further action against its Islamist rulers Hamas.