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Russian air defenses were caught on video getting beaten badly by Israeli forces in Syria — here are Russia’s excuses

Russia has offered two explanations about why its Pantsir-S1 missile defense system took a direct hit during an Israeli airstrike last week.
Missile fire from Damascus, Syria, May 10, 2018.

Iran launched an attack on Israel — and it got badly beaten and internationally abandoned

Iran launched a missile strike on northern Israel late on Wednesday night, with 20 Grad and Fajr rockets taking off from Syria in what was widely seen as retaliation after months of Israeli airstrikes punishing their forces — but it looks like they got crushed.
A map posted online by the Israel Defense Forces showing what they say are Iranian positions they struck. Embedded is footage from one of the strikes.

Israel launched a barrage of airstrikes on 50 Iranian targets in Syria — a massive escalation that could lead to all-out war

The Israel Defense Forces said they hit Iranian targets in southern Syria overnight, including intelligence facilities, logistic headquarters, observation posts, weapon storage facilities, and a vehicle-mounted missile launcher.
Storks stand on an old building in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, Israel May 9, 2018.

Violence erupts as Israel accuses Iranian forces of launching rocket attack in Golan Heights

Iranian forces in Syria fired 20 rockets at Israel's Golan Heights, and Israel says it intercepted a "few" of them.
Hassan al Kontar has been stuck in diplomatic limbo at the Kuala Lumpur airport for nearly two months.

A Syrian man who has been trapped in an airport for two months explains how he survives day-to-day

Hassan al-Kontar's newfound residence at Kuala Lumpur's airport has been brought on by many years of struggling to secure a better life abroad as a Syrian citizen. He told Business Insider that his story is not just about him, but also about the plight of millions of Syrian asylum seekers worldwide.
The guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) launches a Tomahawk cruise missile, as seen from the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), in the Arabian Gulf, September 23, 2014.

Israel reportedly launches airstrikes in Syria immediately after Trump withdraws from Iran deal

The incident comes shortly after President Donald Trump announced that he would be withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal and enact fresh sanctions against what he called "the leading state sponsor of terror."
Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad visit the Hmeymim air base in Latakia Province, Syria December 11, 2017. Picture taken December 11, 2017.

An Israeli minister threatened to kill Syria’s Assad, a Putin ally, as war looms with Iran over missile threat

"If Assad allows Iran to turn Syria into a military vanguard against us, to attack us from Syrian territory, he should know that would be the end of him, the end of his regime," Yuval Steinitz told Israeli news site Ynetnews.
Reported image of the strike on Iranian soldiers in Syria.

Israel has been punishing Iran in Syria and looks to be preparing for a massive war — but it’s surrounded by rockets

Israel and Iran avoiding or causing war could come down to both sides maintaining a healthy fear of bloodshed, or a simple misjudgement. "This would not be the first war that’s started by people who misjudged their positions," said Eyal.
Two EC-130 aircraft taxiing on the flightline at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, June 27, 2017.

General reveals that US aircraft are being ‘disabled’ in Syria — the ‘most aggressive’ electronic warfare environment on...

The commander of US Special Operations Command said that Syria has become "the most aggressive electronic warfare environment on the planet."