Israeli rockets hit Syrian military position in Aleppo: Syrian state media

Israeli rockets had hit a Syrian military position near Nairab airport on the outskirts of the city of Aleppo. (AFP)
Updated 16 July 2018
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Israeli rockets hit Syrian military position in Aleppo: Syrian state media

  • Syrian state media said on Sunday that Israeli rockets had hit a Syrian military position near Nairab airport
  • Strikes caused only "material damage"

ALEPPO: Syrian state media said on Sunday that Israeli rockets had hit a Syrian military position near Nairab airport on the outskirts of the city of Aleppo.
The report said the strikes had targeted military sites north of Nairab airport, causing "only material damage," Syrian state news agency SANA said, quoting a military source.
It said the strikes were an attempt by Israel to support rebels in southern Syria, where Syrian government forces have been waging an offensive.
Israel, concerned that Iran's growing presence in Syria is a threat to its security, has struck dozens of Iranian and Iran-backed positions in Syria over the course of the seven-year conflict.
Iran is a key ally of Syrian President Bashar Assad and backs a number of militias, including Lebanon's Hezbollah, fighting in support of Assad.

 

 


French military to continue fight against Daesh in Levant: Macron

Updated 17 January 2019
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French military to continue fight against Daesh in Levant: Macron

PARIS: President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday the death of four Americans in Syria this week showed that the battle against Daesh militants would continue and he vowed that France would keep its troops in the region this year.
"The announced withdrawal of our American ally should not deflect us from our strategic objective to eradicate Daesh", Macron said in a speech in Toulouse to the armed forces.
Citing the death of 16 people, including four Americans, in a suicide bombing in Manbij, Syria, near the border with Turkey, Macron said the next few months would be decisive.
"We will remain militarily engaged in the Levant in the international coalition (...) over the coming year," he said.