Dec 20, 2015

Longest-serving Lebanese prisoner in Israel killed in Syria

Samir Kantar, a Lebanese who was convicted of executing one of the most notorious attacks in Israeli history and spent nearly three decades in an Israeli prison, has been killed in an Israeli airstrike that targeted a residential building near the Syrian capital, the ...

Syrian troops, backed by Hezbollah, take key mountain in coastal region

Dec 17, 2015

Syrian troops, backed by Hezbollah, take key mountain in coastal region

Syrian government forces captured a strategic mountain in the country’s northwest on Wednesday, inching closer to a rebel-held stronghold in the coastal province of Latakia, state media and a monitoring group said. State TV quoted an unnamed military official as saying that Syrian troops ...