Syrian media previously reported that a US helicopter had crashed in Tel Haddad, a village near Al-Ya'rubiyah in northeast Syria. There were no other details about the incident at that time.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Two Katyusha rockets fell early on Tuesday in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, targeting the so-called green zone, the Iraqi Security Media Cell, which provides official information on security incidents, said, adding that the US air defence system had repelled the attack.
Just a few days ago, another major fire occurred in the port of Lebanon's capital, which was previously devastated by a giant blast in August that claimed lives of 190 people. August's deadly blast was caused by the detonation of several tonnes of ammonium nitrate, an explosive fertilizer, which had been stored at the port for several years.
Trump's statement came as he received reports on Tehran allegedly planning an assassination against the United States in retaliation for Gen. Soleimani, killed in a US targeted attack in January.
The attack was blamed on Israel by Syrian state media, but the IDF has refused to comment on the accusation. Tel Aviv is suspected of having carried out hundreds of airstrikes in Syria over the last decade, but it has officially confirmed conducting only a handful of them.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The regional government in Iraqi Kurdistan (KRG) has uncovered a network of smugglers that illegally moved goods from Iran to Iraq’s autonomous region, the Finance Ministry of the KRG said on Monday.
BAGHDAD (Sputnik) – The Iraqi military, in cooperation with the US-led international coalition, has eliminated a senior leader of the Daesh* terror group, who was responsible for financing camps, in the western Al Anbar province, Iraq's Security Media Cell, an official outlet providing information on the country's security, said on Monday.
BEIRUT (Sputnik) – Sounds of tube artillery are heard in the vicinity of the Shebaa farms area on the Israeli-Lebanese border, Lebanon’s official NNA news agency reported on Monday.
The protests emerged in light of the Israeli government's announcement that strict anti-coronavirus measures will be imposed again starting from 18 September due to increasing number of daily COVID-19 infections in the country.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - One employee of the Turkish Red Crescent was killed and another one was injured as a result of an armed attack on the charity's vehicle in northern Syria, media reported on Monday.
On Sunday, the US news outlet Politico asserted that Tehran may retaliate following January’s killing of a top Iranian general by targeting American ambassador to South Africa Lana Marks.
The Jews of Bahrain have always been integrated into the local society, says the head of the community, and now, with the peace pact nearing, they feel that the situation will only improve.
CAIRO (Sputnik) – At least eight people, including Yemeni army officers and members of tribes loyal to it, were killed during clashes with the Houthi rebel Shia movement, also known as Ansar Allah, in the province of Marib, a local military source told Sputnik, adding that the movement had launched a massive attack on the military's positions.
KABUL (Sputnik) - Participants in the peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban that are currently underway in Qatar have reached some progress during the Sunday contact group session, Ahmad Nader Naderi, a member of the government’s negotiating team, said.
Top Iranian General Qasem Soleimani was assassinated in a drone attack in Baghdad in January, a direct order by US President Donald Trump. The killing escalated tensions between the two countries, with Iran responding by attacking US military bases in Iraq and executing a spy who was said to have provided information to the US about Soleimani.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The US-Cyprus agreement to construct a new regional border security training center on the island will not contribute to peace and stability in the Eastern Mediterranean, Spokesperson of the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs Hami Aksoy said.
TEL AVIV (Sputnik) - Protesters have gathered at the Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to depart to the United States for the signing ceremony of landmark peace deals with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, a Sputnik correspondent reported on Sunday.
Turkish-Greek tensions escalated early last month when Turkey’s Oruc Reis research vessel began oil and gas exploration drilling in the disputed waters in the Eastern Mediterranean.
Before the outbreak of the pandemic, Jerusalem attracted nearly 80 percent of Israel's incoming tourists, but the spread of the virus has dealt a severe blow to the industry. This, however, hasn’t broken the city's spirit, as it is determined to keep attracting visitors despite the hardships.
DOHA (Sputnik) - The ongoing peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban in the Qatari capital of Doha will be lengthy, as a decades-long war cannot be concluded in a matter of days, Abdullah Abdullah, the chairman of Afghanistan’s High Council for National Reconciliation, said at a press conference on Sunday.