Dozens of Israeli rockets fired into Syria destroying radar site, state media reports

Dozens of Israeli rockets fired into Syria destroying radar site, state media reports

Updated May 10, 2018 12:47:27 Photo: State media reported Syria’s air defences confronted the rockets. (SANA) Israel launched dozens of rockets into Syria early on Thursday according to Syrian state media, destroying a radar installation and hitting an ammunitions dump. Key points: The rockets were fired after an Israeli border …

Israeli minister threatens Bashar al-Assad over any Iranian attacks from Syria

Israeli minister threatens Bashar al-Assad over any Iranian attacks from Syria

Posted May 07, 2018 22:40:51 Photo: The Israeli minister blames Mr Assad for allowing Iran to attack Israel from Syria. (Reuters: SANA, file) Israel could respond to any Iranian attack on it from Syria by toppling Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government, an Israeli security cabinet minister has said — hinting …

Australia’s Socceroos drawn against Syria, Jordan and Palestine for 2019 Asian Cup

Australia’s Socceroos drawn against Syria, Jordan and Palestine for 2019 Asian Cup

Updated May 05, 2018 09:31:02 Photo: The Socceroos had to battle past Syria to progress to the World Cup qualifying intercontinental play-off, last time out. (AAP: David Moir) Map: United Arab Emirates Graham Arnold’s Socceroos will face familiar foes in their defence of the Asian Cup at next year’s tournament …

Mehmet Biber jailed for four years after travelling to Syria to fight with jihadist organisation

Mehmet Biber jailed for four years after travelling to Syria to fight with jihadist organisation

Updated April 27, 2018 18:43:49 A 25-year-old Sydney man sentenced to four years in prison for travelling to Syria to fight was affected by religious lectures at school, his father said. Mehmet Biber was sentenced to a maximum of four years and nine months in jail after pleading guilty to …

Australian Mehmet Biber who went to fight in Syria says he mostly played soccer

Australian Mehmet Biber who went to fight in Syria says he mostly played soccer

Posted April 20, 2018 20:09:48 Photo: Mehmet Biber, pictured with three friends, says his time in Syria was “very boring”. (Facebook: Fairfax News) Related Story: Sydney man linked to foreign fighter network member: police Related Story: Parents pay $250k bail bond for 22yo Sydney man facing terrorism charges A man …

Fence dividing Israeli-occupied Golan Heights from Syria also cutting through families as war rages

Fence dividing Israeli-occupied Golan Heights from Syria also cutting through families as war rages

By Africa correspondent Sally Sara in Majdal Shams Posted April 20, 2018 07:54:29 Photo: Abu Wesam says Bashar al-Assad is a democrat who doesn’t want his country divided. (ABC News: Tim Stevens) As the war in Syria rages on, villagers in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights are watching on helplessly, as …

UN team shot at in Syria while visiting suspected Douma chemical weapons attack sites

UN team shot at in Syria while visiting suspected Douma chemical weapons attack sites

Updated April 19, 2018 05:18:18 Photo: Inspectors have still not made it to the sites of a suspected chemical weapons attack. (Reuters: Omar Sanadiki) A UN security team has come under fire in Syria while doing reconnaissance for inspectors to visit sites of a suspected chemical weapons attack, with officials …

Why inspectors won’t blame Syria even if they find traces of chemical weapons in Douma

Why inspectors won’t blame Syria even if they find traces of chemical weapons in Douma

Posted April 18, 2018 17:49:09 Photo: The US says it has intelligence to prove Syrian forces were behind the attack at Douma. (Reuters: Omar Sanadiki) Chemical weapons inspectors are in Syria to begin their fact-finding mission at the site of the alleged chemical attack at Douma 10 days ago. But …

Syria conflict: Russia denies tampering with suspected chemical attack site

Syria conflict: Russia denies tampering with suspected chemical attack site

Updated April 17, 2018 07:58:28 Video: Russia says Syria chemical attacks orchestrated by Western countries as a ‘provocation’ against them (ABC News) Russia has denied interfering with evidence at the site of the suspected poison gas attack in Syria, which led to targeted strikes by forces from the United States, …

Theresa May tells British Parliament that Syria strikes were ‘legal and moral’

Theresa May tells British Parliament that Syria strikes were ‘legal and moral’

Updated April 17, 2018 05:47:34 Video: Theresa May defends Syria air strike, says UK was not influenced by Trump (ABC News) British Prime Minister Theresa May has told restive MPs that military air strikes against Syria were right both legally and morally, and accused Syria and its ally Russia of …