Tag Archives: air strikes

Israel strikes Iranian headquarters in Syria in response to shelling Golan Heights

Russian Ministry of Defense announced, on Thursday, that Israel used 28 warplanes to hit headquarters belonging to the Syrian regime, Iranian militias and Hezbollah in Syria.

The ministry revealed that the warplanes fired 70 missiles and rockets, at night yesterday, on the Iranian and Syrian regime headquarters, killing more than 20 members of the militias.

UK | Six things we learnt from the Syrian airstrike

by John Rees

John Rees on the immediate conclusions we can draw from the US led airstrike on Syria

1 Trump wanted an immediate and much more widespread bombing of Syria. Secretary of State James ‘mad dog’ Mattis had to ‘walk Trump back’ to a more limited attack, according to the BBC. But we should be clear that this will not always be possible. Nor will the US foreign policy establishment always want the more limited option. Indeed, even now, more extensive bombing may still happen as the divisions within the White House continue.

US Airstrikes Killing Hundreds of Civilians in Syria’s Raqqa

Heavy US airstrikes in densely populated residential areas have, throughout the ISIS war, proven a recipe for massive civilian casualties. This is increasingly the prevailing theme in the ISIS capital of Raqqa, where US strikes are killing many hundreds of civilians.

The US Launched New Airstrikes Against Pro-Assad Forces In Syria

by Nancy A. Youssef, Mike Giglio

The US military launched airstrikes against pro-Assad forces in southern Syria on Thursday, three US defense officials confirmed to BuzzFeed News.

It marked the second time under the Trump administration that the US has struck out against President Bashar al-Assad’s forces with airstrikes and first in the apparent vicinity of US troops operating inside Syria.

UK | Air strike in Syria escalates tensions between the US and Russia

by Dave Sewell

A major US missile strike against the Russian-backed Syrian regime has brought the world’s biggest superpowers closer to military confrontation.