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- Israeli Airstrikes Targeting Damascus, Syrian Anti-Air Defenses Active
- U.S. Senators “Horrified” this Advanced Weapon System Fell into Taliban Hands
- Hezbollah Leader Confirms Iranian Fuel Shipment Will Head To Lebanon Within Hours
- Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham Issues Statement Celebrating Taliban Victory in Afghanistan
Published 2021-08-19 23:29:37 by Newsdesk in Syria
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:30 P.M.) – A major aerial attack is underway in Damascus, Syria, with residents reporting the ground and windows shaking across parts of the city, in likely another Israeli assault after fighter jets were seen traversing Lebanese airspace. Syrian air defense systems have been activated in Damascus. Unverified social media footage is circulating showing what appears to be fighter jets active near the Syria-Lebanese border in a developing situation. Local sources are saying sites in the Qalamoun Mountain region that link Lebanon and Syria were targeted, along with locations near the Damascus International Airport and Mezzeh Military Airport,… Read on ->
Tags: Damascus, Israel, Syria
Published 2021-08-19 16:44:24 by Newsdesk in Middleeast
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:45 P.M.) On Thursday a group of 25 U.S. Senators led by Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio penned a letter to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin expressing outrage over the billions of dollars in U.S. military equipment lost to the Taliban after the group rapidly took control of Kabul and the entire country. This even included Black Hawk helicopters. “As we watched the images coming out of Afghanistan as the Taliban retook the country, we were horrified to see U.S. equipment – including UH-60 Black Hawks – in the hands of the Taliban,” the senators wrote. For weeks now… Read on ->
Tags: Afghanistan, Pentagon, Taliban
Published 2021-08-19 15:01:59 by Newsdesk in Lebanon
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:00 P.M.) – On Thursday Secretary-General of Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah, for the first time gave specifics in terms of a timetable for the Iranian fuel shipment to crisis-hit Lebanon, saying a tanker is now set to sail to Lebanon “within hours”. The Hezbollah leader also indicated more shipments from Iran will follow, while warning the United States and Israel against interfering. “We don’t want to get into a challenge with anyone, we don’t want to get into a problem with anyone. We want to help our people,” Nasrallah said. “I say to the Americans and the Israelis that… Read on ->
Tags: Hezbollah, Iran, Israel, Lebanon, Nasrallah
Published 2021-08-19 02:00:47 by Newsdesk in Syria
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 A.M.) – The Syrian anti-government Islamist faction and al-Qaeda spinoff which has for years occupied Idlib province, Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), has issued a formal statement celebrating the Taliban’s victory this week in Afghanistan. HTS called the Taliban conquest an event of “utmost joy and delight” while also saying those fighting the government of Bashar al-Assad “draw inspiration” for what it dubbed “the Syrian Revolution.” This after on Tuesday and into Wednesday HTS oversaw a ‘victory parade’ in honor of the Taliban in Idlib’s streets. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCEuAOPMgOo The HTS communiqué, which was subsequently translated into English by regional… Read on ->
Tags: Afghanistan, Idlib, Syria, Taliban
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