Israel has launched an attack using jets and ground-to-ground missiles on several military outposts near the Syrian capital of Damascus, Syria’s army said on Tuesday (Reuters).Bashar al-Assad’s forces said Israeli jets fired missiles at the al-Qutayfah area near Damascus from inside Lebanese airspace, according to a statement reported by state media. Returning fire, the Syrian army said it hit an Israeli aircraft. Continue reading Why Israel wants to bring more instability to Syria
- Probably we’ll see a joint operation in Aleppo between Russia and the United States.
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that Moscow and Washington, which back opposite sides in the civil war,Assad and the so-called “moderate opposition” respectively are edging closer to an agreement to defuse the fighting in the contested city.
US and Russia in talks to fight side by side in Aleppo, says Russian defence minister https://t.co/fQ70oyXZG0
— The Independent (@Independent) 15 août 2016
— Sputnik (@SputnikInt) 14 août 2016
The airstrikes by the United States so far have been limited to al-Qaeda and Islamic State groups, while Russia has targeted with airstrikes a larger number of opposition groups backed by regional countries. (Al-Monitor) Continue reading War update in Syria and Iraq as of the 16th of August, 2016