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News and updates about Damascus

Syrian reports:

Eight Syrian soldiers injured in alleged Israeli strike

Syrian media report that Israel struck a building used by Syrian security forces. Israel is not commenting on the reports.

Eight Syrian soldiers injured in alleged Israeli strike

US official:

'Iran attack on Israel won’t be big enough to draw US into war'

US official says the United States expects an attack by Iran against Israel but one that would not be big enough to draw Washington into war.

'Iran attack on Israel won’t be big enough to draw US into war'

Iran to US:

'Our response to Israel will be non-escalatory'

Iranian sources tell Reuters that Iran has signalled to Washington that it will respond to the attack attributed to Israel on its Syrian embassy in a way that aims to avoid major escalation.

'Our response to Israel will be non-escalatory'

US to Arab countries:

'Tell Iran to de-escalate tensions with Israel'

US Middle East envoy, Brett McGurk, reportedly asks foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar and Iraq to deliver a message to Iran urging it to lower tensions with Israel.

'Tell Iran to de-escalate tensions with Israel'

Amid Iranian threats:

Senior US general to visit Israel

Axios reports that CENTCOM commander Gen. Erik Kurilla will visit Israel on Thursday to coordinate around a possible attack on Israel by Iran and its proxies.

Senior US general to visit Israel

Iran:

'We will make Israel regret its actions'

The IRGC has announced that it will realize the national demand of Iran to punish Israel for the bombing of the Iranian consulate in Damascus.

'We will make Israel regret its actions'

Iranian officials:

'Iran on high alert, will directly respond to Israeli strike'

Iranian officials tell The New York Times that Iran has decided to respond directly to the strike attributed to Israel in Damascus, in order to create deterrence.

'Iran on high alert, will directly respond to Israeli strike'

Nasrallah threatens:

'Iranian retaliation against Israel is coming'

Hezbollah leader says the air strike attributed to Israel in Damascus was a "turning point".

'Iranian retaliation against Israel is coming'

US intelligence:

This will be the Iranian retaliation

US picks up intelligence on what an Iranian retaliatory strike for the alleged Israeli strike on the Iranian consulate in Damascus will look like.

This will be the Iranian retaliation

Some Israeli embassies to temporarily close

Some of Israel's representatives around the world instructed to stay home amid concerns of Iranian retaliation for strike in Damascus.

Some Israeli embassies to temporarily close

Iranian President:

'Israel will pay a heavy price'

Iran's President describes the attack attributed to Israel in Damascus, in which senior Iranian officials were eliminated, as "an act of terrorism" and a blatant violation of the principle of immunity of embassies and consulates.

'Israel will pay a heavy price'

Khamenei threatens Israel:

'They will be slapped for Damascus strike'

Iran’s Supreme Leader issues threat to Israel following strike on Iranian consulate in Damascus which has been blamed on Israel.

'They will be slapped for Damascus strike'

Security Council fails to condemn strike in Damascus

US, Britain and France oppose Russian-drafted UN Security Council statement that would have condemned an attack on Iran's embassy compound in Syria which has been blamed on Israel.

Security Council fails to condemn strike in Damascus

Iran threatens Israel: More deadly attacks coming soon

Following Damascus elimination, IRGC promises 'resistance' will carry out its tasks, 'very soon' there will be more deadly attacks against Israel.

Iran threatens Israel: More deadly attacks coming soon

Iran vows response to elimination in Damascus

Iran's deputy UN envoy says Iran reserves its rights under international law and the UN Charter “to take decisive response" to strike in Damascus in which senior IRGC member was eliminated.

Iran vows response to elimination in Damascus

Iranian Jewish MP condemns elimination in Damascus

Homayoun Sameh, the representative of the Jewish community in the Iranian parliament, condemns strike in Damascus which was attributed to Israel.

Iranian Jewish MP condemns elimination in Damascus

Prof. Eyal Zisser:

'We cannot be complacent after attack in Damascus'

Middle East expert Dr. Eyal Zisser estimates that Hezbollah will not escalate the situation on the northern border into a full-fledged war following the assassination of senior Iranians in Syria.

'We cannot be complacent after attack in Damascus'

Six missiles from an F-35:

This is how the top Iranian official was eliminated

Israeli officials acknowledge to The New York Times that Israel carried out the strikes on the Iranian consulate in Damascus.

This is how the top Iranian official was eliminated

Senior Revolutionary Guards official killed in Damascus airstrike

Syrian media reports 6 killed in blast near Iranian embassy in Damascus, including senior official Mohammad Reza Zahedi.

Senior Revolutionary Guards official killed in Damascus airstrike

Reports in Syria:

Explosions in Damascus following Israeli strike

News website affiliated with the Syrian opposition says the attack targeted military outposts northeast of the Syrian capital.

Explosions in Damascus following Israeli strike

Syria claims:

Syrian soldier injured in Israeli strike

Opposition sources in Syria say that the attack attributed to Israel was aimed at Hezbollah targets in the city of Yabrud, located near the border with Lebanon.

Syrian soldier injured in Israeli strike

Reports in Syria:

Two pro-Hezbollah fighters killed in Israeli strike

Syria’s Defense Ministry claims that Israel carried out strikes near Damascus. Syrian opposition organization says two were killed and six injured.

Two pro-Hezbollah fighters killed in Israeli strike

IRGC officials killed in Syria

Foreign reports claim that the head of Iranian intelligence in Syria was among those killed in an airstrike in Damascus.

IRGC officials killed in Syria

Syria claims:

Israel carried out air strikes in Damascus

Syrian media report explosions in and around the capital following air strike attributed to Israel.

Israel carried out air strikes in Damascus

Syria claims:

Israel struck targets in the Damascus area

Syrian military official says the Syrian air defense systems intercepted some of the missiles.

Israel struck targets in the Damascus area

Syria claims:

'We shot down Israeli missiles fired towards Damascus'

Syrian state media reports that the country’s air defense confronted "enemy targets" in the surroundings of the capital Damascus.

'We shot down Israeli missiles fired towards Damascus'

Reports in Syria:

Israeli air strikes target Damascus and Aleppo airports

This is the third time in the last two weeks that attacks on airports in Syria have been attributed to Israel.

Israeli air strikes target Damascus and Aleppo airports

Syria reports Israeli air strike in Damascus area

Official Syrian media report an explosion in the vicinity of the capital. Saudi TV channel reports strike targeted Iranian weapons.

Syria reports Israeli air strike in Damascus area

Reports in Syria: Explosions heard in Damascus

Syrian state media reports explosions in the Syrian capital. The cause is not known.

Reports in Syria: Explosions heard in Damascus

Reports in Syria:

4 Syrian soldiers killed in Israeli air strike in Damascus

Syrian media report anti-aircraft system activated following air strike blamed on Israel.

4 Syrian soldiers killed in Israeli air strike in Damascus

Reports in Syria:

Explosions in Damascus following strike blamed on Israel

Syrian media report the country’s air defense systems were activated against “hostile targets” following Israeli air strike.

Explosions in Damascus following strike blamed on Israel

Report:

Israeli Air Force strikes Iranian arms depots in Syria

For the second time this week, Israeli planes reportedly struck Syria. The Syrian air defense system was not activated.

Israeli Air Force strikes Iranian arms depots in Syria

Syria claims:

Israel attacked in Damascus, air defense systems activated

Media in Syria report explosions in the vicinity of the capital. Air defense systems reportedly intercepted most of the missiles.

Israel attacked in Damascus, air defense systems activated

Syria claims:

Israel attacked in Damascus area, explosions heard

Syrian media report explosions in the Damascus area. Syrian military official says damage to property was caused.

Israel attacked in Damascus area, explosions heard

Syria claims:

Two Syrians dead in Israeli air strike in Damascus

Syrian media report Israeli air strike in the Damascus area. Explosions heard in the vicinity of the Syrian capital.

Two Syrians dead in Israeli air strike in Damascus

Syria:

Car bombing rocks Damascus

Two people lightly injured, no deaths reported. Incident not connected to Israel's downing of Syrian UAV, despite earlier reports.

Car bombing rocks Damascus

Iran claims advisor killed in Israeli air strike in Damascus

Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps advisor in Syria reportedly killed in air strike attributed to Israel.

Iran claims advisor killed in Israeli air strike in Damascus

The second time in last 24 hours:

Syria accuses Israel of air strike in Damascus

Syrian media report explosions in the Damascus area following air strike attributed to Israel.

Syria accuses Israel of air strike in Damascus

Syria claims:

'Israel carried out air strike in the Damascus area'

Media in Syria report explosions near capital as a result of Israeli air strike. Two Syrian military personnel reportedly injured.

'Israel carried out air strike in the Damascus area'

Syria to UN:

'Take the necessary measures to deter Israel'

Syria accuses Israel of attacking civilian-populated neighborhoods as it is recovering from devastating earthquake which hit the country.

'Take the necessary measures to deter Israel'

Syria to UN:

'Condemn the repeated Israeli strikes'

Syrian Foreign Ministry complains to UN after latest air strike attributed to Israel which shut down the Damascus airport.

'Condemn the repeated Israeli strikes'

Syria claims:

Israel carried out air strike near Damascus

Explosions reportedly heard over Syrian capital. Military source says the strike targeted the Damascus International Airport.

Israel carried out air strike near Damascus

Syria claims:

'Israel carried out air strike in the Damascus area'

Syrian TV reports explosions heard over the capital following alleged Israeli air strike. The strike reportedly targeted Iranian militias.

'Israel carried out air strike in the Damascus area'

Reports in Syria:

Explosions heard in Damascus following air strike

Syrian media report that air defense systems were activated over hostile targets in the capital, say Israel was responsible.

Explosions heard in Damascus following air strike

Reports in Syria:

Explosions heard in Damascus following air strike

Syrian media report the country's anti-aircraft systems activated following Israeli air strike.

Explosions heard in Damascus following air strike

Hamas delegation to visit Damascus next week

Hamas reviving relations with Syrian regime after a decade-long rupture.

Hamas delegation to visit Damascus next week

Syria claims five killed in alleged Israeli attack

Friday attack on Damascus airport caused material damage, killed five Syrian soldiers, report says.

Syria claims five killed in alleged Israeli attack

Syria claims:

Israel carried out air strike near Damascus

Syrian media report that the country’s air defense systems responded to an Israeli air strike in the vicinity of the capital.

Israel carried out air strike near Damascus

Syria claims:

Three Syrian soldiers killed in Israeli air strike in Damascus

Explosions heard over Syrian capital. Local media reports that the Syrian Air Force intercepted hostile missiles.

Three Syrian soldiers killed in Israeli air strike in Damascus

Damascus Airport resumes flight after two weeks

The international airport in Syria’s capital was heavily damaged two weeks ago by an air strike attributed to Israel.

Damascus Airport resumes flight after two weeks

Russia condemns Israel:

'IAF air strike caused serious damage to Damascus Airport'

Russia condemns Israel following overnight air strike in Damascus: We demand that the Israeli side stop this evil practice.

'IAF air strike caused serious damage to Damascus Airport'

Satellite images show:

Significant damage to Damascus Airport following air strike

Satellite images published by ImageSat International show significant damage to runways following overnight air strike attributed to Israel.

Significant damage to Damascus Airport following air strike

Syria claims:

'Israel attacked targets south of Damascus'

Syrian military source says Israel launched rockets from Golan Heights towards targets south of Damascus.

'Israel attacked targets south of Damascus'

Syria reports Israeli attack on Damascus

Syria claims to have activated air defenses against Israeli attack on its capital.

Syria reports Israeli attack on Damascus

Syria:

Explosions heard in Damascus following reported air strike

Syrian media reports air defense systems were activated in response to air strike attributed to Israel.

Explosions heard in Damascus following reported air strike

Syria claims:

Israel carried out air strike near Damascus

Syrian media report explosions over capital, say air defense systems were activated following Israeli air strike.

Israel carried out air strike near Damascus

Syria reports Israeli air strike in Damascus

Syria's air defense systems activated following air strike attributed to Israel in Damascus area.

Syria reports Israeli air strike in Damascus

Two members of Revolutionary Guards killed in Syria strike

Iranian media report that to regime loyalists killed in Monday's air strike attributed to Israel in Damascus.

Two members of Revolutionary Guards killed in Syria strike

Report in Syria:

Israel carried out air strike in Damascus

Syrian media report Israeli air strike in the Damascus area. Explosions heard in the area. Syrian army says two people killed.

Israel carried out air strike in Damascus

Syria claims:

Three dead in Israeli air strike in Damascus area

For the second time in as many days, Syria claims Israel carried out air strike in its territory.

Three dead in Israeli air strike in Damascus area