Israeli attack on Syria military camp kills three

24 April, 2017, 05:13 | Author: Celia Hoffman
  • An Israeli air force jet fighter plane

An Israeli attack against a military base for the Syrian pro-government National Defence Forces in southern Syria killed three NDF members on Sunday, the NDF militia and a monitoring group said.

In a rare statement on the matter, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defended Israel's right to protect itself from the transfer of advanced weapons to the Lebanese terror group Hezbollah.

As with the US strike against a Syrian air base, the Israeli attacks occurred notwithstanding Russia's backing of Assad and notwithstanding the air defenses it has provided him. They had no information on casualties. This militia fights alongside the Syrian army in support of Assad. Once of the most significant strikes took place March 17, when Israeli aircraft attacked Assad's forces near Palmyra. Earlier this month, it carried out a drill simulating the takeover of an Israeli position. Israeli officials have not yet determined if the rockets were fired at Israel deliberately or were meant to hit one of the various factions fighting in the Syrian civil war.

Board Votes To Close Charter School In Smyrna
The services from the resource center are conditioned on the school selecting new leadership by June 30, Walter said. Board members approved documents that will be sent to the Kentucky Board of Education for approval.


Police seek more information on London attacker
As we reported Thursday, the attack's victims are from a wide cross-section, representing at least 12 nationalities. Then, he rammed the vehicle outside the parliament, with the aim of entering the building, armed with two knives.


Trump says strong Europe 'very important'
Be proactive - Use the "Flag as Inappropriate" link at the upper right corner of each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Trump however made clear he does not see a USA role in Libya, saying the country was over extended elsewhere.


At the time, Syria's official news agency Sana said Israel caused damage when it struck a Syrian army position in the province of Quneitra on the Golan plateau.

The IDF has refused to comment on Sunday's purported strike, which occurred following several confirmed Israeli strikes in Syria in response to projectiles that landed in Israel's Golan Heights Friday.

Recommended:

  • China, Philippines argue over defense chief's island visit

    The President instead has directed the military to fortify the islands in the West Philippines now occupied by Filipino soldiers. Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang told reporters at a regular briefing that Beijing had "no information" on the matter.

    Larger coalition no answer to check Modi, says Kejriwal

    He also accused the BJP of "completely destroying" the MCD during its 10-year rule. Still, the BJP is seeking vote nearly shamelessly in the MCD election.

    How suspected bus bomber hoped to make millions

    The prosecutors said the suspect bought most of the options online from his hotel on the day of the attack. Prosecutors said his aim was to send the club's shares plummeting and making a profit on an investment.
  • Bulls' Rondo fined for attempting to trip Celtics' Crowder

    Bulls' Rondo fined for attempting to trip Celtics' Crowder

    Jimmy Butler said he told Grant and Carter-Williams to "just get lost in the game, " but, too often, both guards just looked lost. And despite an ugly 17-point loss that looked familiar to the crowd of 21,293, the Bulls still can advance without Rondo.
    Elon Musk nears $1.4 billion windfall as Tesla hits milestones

    Elon Musk nears $1.4 billion windfall as Tesla hits milestones

    Although this idea may creep people out, Musk said the level of technology available today already makes people a "cyborg". The short-term goal is just a way to fund the long-term goal, and this is where things start to get really interesting.
    Syria war: U.S.  ground troops kill 'leading IS member'

    Syria war: U.S. ground troops kill 'leading IS member'

    John Thomas (USAF) said operative Abdurakhmon Uzbeki died in an airstrike near al Mayadin, Syria, during the first week of April. U.S. military forces said the militant was a close associate of ISIS leaderr Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
  • Bebe expects to close all it stores by the end of May

    Bebe expects to close all it stores by the end of May

    Payless ShoeSource said earlier this month that it will close 400 of its 4,000-plus stores after filing for chapter 11 bankruptcy. Others such as BCBG Max Azria, Gordmans and Gander Mountain also have filed for bankruptcy and are closing some stores.
    What Is LHS 1140b? This Newly-Discovered Planet Could Hold Extraterrestrial Life

    What Is LHS 1140b? This Newly-Discovered Planet Could Hold Extraterrestrial Life

    Outside of Earth, however, liquid water is far rarer than you may realize, which is what makes LHS 1140b's atmosphere so notable. This super-Earth may be the best candidate yet for future observations to study and characterise its atmosphere, if one exists.
    Speculation That Pregnancy Will End Serena William's Career Is Sexist And Stupid

    Speculation That Pregnancy Will End Serena William's Career Is Sexist And Stupid

    My coordination, my timing was all out and I thought: 'what's wrong with me?' "I chose not to compete when I was pregnant". The grand slam winning tennis player was ranked as the top paid female athlete in the world on a list in 2016.
  • Arsenal beat City 2-1 to reach FA Cup final with Chelsea

    Arsenal beat City 2-1 to reach FA Cup final with Chelsea

    We always looked solid and risky because we played more in the second half. "But I think the players have shown great togetherness".
    Iran's president resisters to run in May elections

    Iran's president resisters to run in May elections

    Seen as a proxy for Ahmadinejad after the former president was told not to stand by the supreme leader. It says its missiles are key to deterring a United States or Israeli attack.

    Oil rises on potential extension of output cuts

    The report also showed stockpiles at the USA crude hub at Cushing, Oklahoma, rose 276,000 barrels in the week ended April 7th. Despite this output-cut initiative, the oil market remained largely oversupplied due to rising USA production and stockpiles.


Popular

Israel holds Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony at Yad Vashem
Israel marked the beginning of its annual day of Holocaust remembrance on Sunday evening with an official ceremony in Jerusalem . Netanyahu warned against the dangers of standing by, and praised U.S.

Cards' Wainwright has HR, 4 RBIs in first win of season
The Cardinals, 7-10, remain near the bottom of the NL Central rankings - a division where no particular club has stood out. Greg Garcia hit leadoff doubles in the first and third, while Yadier Molina belted a two-base hit to start the second.

Saudi King Appoints Son as Country's Ambassador to US
Awad Al-Awad was named minister of culture and information, another key position in the government, replacing Adel Al-Toraifi. Washington provides some logistical and intelligence support, as well as weapons, for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen.

Could Tory manifesto drop pledge not to raise income tax or VAT?
She said that it was Labour's "instinct" to raise taxes, adding that voters had a clear choice between the two parties in June's general election.

Unemployment rates fall to record lows in 4 US states
The national unemployment rate declined to 4.5 percent in March 2017 from 5.0 percent the same time this past year. A majority of the expansion occurred in retail trade (+1,200), typical hiring for the spring shopping season.

Normal monsoon to boost farm sector, farmers' income key: MS
Monsoon rainfall between 96 per cent and 104 percent is considered normal and lower than 96 is categorised as "below normal". These two effects have opposing impacts on the Indian monsoon and are likely to cancel each other out.

Ofcom consults on opening up BT's infrastructure
Ofcom said its aim is to provide access to BT's ducts and poles on fair terms, with the cost shared across all users. Some providers now carry out their own work on the infrastructure, which has helped reduce delays.

Seattle Police officers shot, one in serious condition
Condition update: Male officer has been upgraded to serious condition; female officer remains in satisfactory condition. The officers were responding to a robbery or shoplifting at a convenience store.

Here come initial jobless claims
The comparison suggests that we should a rebound in the April employment data, following the weak payroll print in March. The monthly average of jobless claims also decreased slightly by 4,250 from the previous week to 243,000.

Packers 2017 schedule opens with Seahawks
Other marquee games include a Sunday night trip to Pittsburgh on November 26 and a Saturday home game against the Vikings Dec. 23. The Super Bowl rematch between the Falcons and the Patriots is set for Week 7 , falling on October 22 at Gillette Stadium.