Syrian state media says Israel artillery strikes Quneitra province

Israel has mounted attacks in Syria as part of its effort to counter the influence carved out there by Iran. (File/AFP)
Updated 12 February 2019
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Syrian state media says Israel artillery strikes Quneitra province

  • Israeli tank artillery hit a demolished hospital and an observation post in Syria’s southern Quneitra province near the border with Israel, Syrian state media said on Monday, adding there had been only material damage. The two sites were hit by several ta

AMMAN: Israeli tank artillery hit a demolished hospital and an observation post in Syria’s southern Quneitra province near the border with Israel, Syrian state media said on Monday, adding there had been only material damage.
The two sites were hit by several tank artillery rounds, state media reported.
Asked about the reported Quneitra strikes, an Israeli military spokeswoman declined comment.
Israel has mounted attacks in Syria as part of its effort to counter the influence carved out there by Iran, which has supported Syrian President Bashar Assad in the war that erupted in 2011.
A senior Israeli official said in September Israel had carried out more than 200 attacks against Iranian targets in Syria in the last two years
Iranian and Iran-backed groups including Lebanon’s Hezbollah have deployed into Syria in support of President Bashar Assad’s rule during the war. 


Trump spoke with Abu Dhabi crown prince on Thursday: White House

Updated 19 April 2019
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Trump spoke with Abu Dhabi crown prince on Thursday: White House

  • The two leaders discussed Washington’s continued support for the UAE

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump spoke by phone on Thursday with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates, the White House said in a statement.
The two leaders discussed Washington’s “continued support for the United Arab Emirates’ national defense, strengthening alliances in the region, and the impact of the Administration’s crippling sanctions on Iran,” the statement said.
“They also spoke about UAE’s contributions to the global energy markets as a reliable supplier of oil,” it said.