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Iran condemns Israel over alleged Syria strike

Iran's Foreign Ministry calls for action against Israel following alleged air strike on the port of Latakia.

Iran condemns Israel over alleged Syria strike

Syria claims Israel attacked port of Latakia

Syrian media report that the country's air defenses thwarted Israeli air strike on the port of Latakia.

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Report in Syria: Israel carried out air strike in Latakia

Explosions heard in Syrian port city of Latakia. Official media outlets claim Israel carried out air strike in the area.

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Syria claims Israel carried out air strike in western part of the country

Reports in Syria: One person dead, six injured in Israeli air strike near Latakia.

Syria claims: Israel carried out air strike near Latakia

ANALYSIS: Iran making progress in plan for Israel's annihilation

The only world leader who from the start saw Iran's intentions and the danger posed by ISIS was Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

ANALYSIS: Iran making progress in plan for Israel's annihilation

Report: Russia won't curb Israeli airstrikes in Syria

Iranian media reports that Russia has given Israel permission to attack Iranian bases in Syria other than ones near Russian troops.

Report: Russia won't curb Israeli airstrikes in Syria

'We'll take all measures to protect our soldiers'

Russian Embassy issues bristling statement against Israel: 'Moscow views Israeli Air Force actions as irresponsible and unfriendly.'

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Russian aircraft disappears in Syria

Russian military aircraft disappears during airstrike over Latakia. US official: Syrian army inadvertently shot it down.

Russian aircraft disappears in Syria

Report: Israel attacks in Syria

Syrian media report that air defense systems were used against unidentified aircraft in Latakia.

Report: Israel attacks in Syria

Trump and Mattis are carrying out a grand strategy in Syria

Trump and Mattis are carrying out a grand strategy in Syria

Russia to test new S-500 defenses in 2016

The system is said to have a range of 600 km and could simultaneously intercept up to 10 ballistic missiles.

Russia to test new S-500 defenses in 2016

Syria regime advances in Latakia

Syrian pro-government forces take over the last major rebel-held town in Syria's coastal Latakia province.

Syria regime advances in Latakia

Syria says it seized key rebel redoubt in Latakia

Syrian army took control of the strategic town of Salma, in northwestern province of Latakia, in a major victory for Assad's forces.

Syria says it seized key rebel redoubt in Latakia

Russia says it deployed advanced S-400 in Syria

Despite US concerns that it will put all aircraft - including those in Israel - under Russian threat, Moscow deploys system to its base.

Game changer? Russia says it deployed S-400 in Syria

Russia: S-400 to be deployed in Syria 'soon'

Advanced air defense system will be able to shoot down targets in Israel, too.

Russia: S-400 to be deployed in Syria 'soon'

Russian missile system able to hit Tel Aviv planes

Moscow places S-400 'Growlers' in Syria's Latakia base, in an escalation that places Ben-Gurion Airport within range.

Russia deploys missile system able to hit Tel Aviv planes

Syria: Rare, bloody attack on regime stronghold

Mortar attack on Latakia kills nearly two dozen people, as rebels creep ever closer to Assad's Alawite heartland.

Syria: Rare, bloody attack on regime stronghold

Russia vs the West in Syria - a One-Way Street

Russia vs the West in Syria - a One-Way Street

Officials: Russia Moving Fighter Jets to Syria

American defense officials say Russia has moved its first fighter jets to the Latakia base in Syria.

Officials: Russia Moving Fighter Jets to Syria

Rebels Close in on Assad's Latakia Bastion

Rare lethal rocket attack strikes capital of Assad's Alawite sect's heartland on western coast, as rebels close in on key regime stronghold.

Rebels Close in on Assad's Latakia Bastion

Syria's Latest Strategem - Cigars

In a bid to prop up failing economy of Assad's regime, state run tobacco company starts branching out and competing with Cuba.

Syria's Latest Strategem - Cigars

Why Was a US Drone in Non-ISIS Syria?

Drone downed by Syria was in area devoid of ISIS - was it spying on Assad's regime in an area that has housed advanced missile shipments?

Why Was a US Drone in Non-ISIS Syria?

Syria Downed US Drone Near Missile Storage Port

Syria says it shot down drone over north Latakia, city targeted by Israel in past to block advanced missiles en route to Hezbollah.

Syria Says it Downed US Drone Near Missile Storage Port

Assad's Cousin Killed in Fighting with Rebels

Hilal Al-Assad, cousin of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, killed during fighting in the border town of Kasab in Latakia province.

Assad's Cousin Killed in Fighting with Rebels

Only Half of Syria's Chemical Weapons Removed

OPCW reports a mere 34.8% of the most lethal Priority 1 chemicals removed, same day Syrian army conquers Crusader castle.

Only Half of Syria's Chemical Weapons Removed

Blast in Syria: Did IDF Strike S-300 Missiles?

Unofficial reports indicate Latakia weapons stockpiles bombed. IDF reportedly struck missiles there in October.

Mystery Blast in Syrian Port: Did IDF Strike S-300 Missiles?

IAF Syria Strike 'Hit Russian S-125 Missiles'

Satellite photos show advanced missile launchers of a type that could be upgraded to S-300 system.

IAF Syria Strike 'Hit Russian S-125 Missiles'

Christians, Alawites and Jews Share the Same Fate

Christians, Alawites and Jews Share the Same Fate

Assad Sending Reinforcements to Latakia

The Syrian regime is sending reinforcements to the countryside near Latakia, which has come under heavy rebel attacks in recent days.

Assad Sending Reinforcements to Latakia

Obama 'Leaking Info on Israeli Strikes in Syria'

Leaks reflect “resentment” toward Israel within the U.S. intelligence community, reports World Tribune.

Obama 'Leaking Info on Israeli Strikes in Syria'

Syria Moved Missiles Before Israeli Airstrike

American intelligence analysts say that a recent alleged Israeli airstrike in Latakia did not succeed in destroying all targeted missiles.

Report: Syria Moved Missiles Before Israeli Airstrike

Report: Israel Struck in Syria from the Sea

An Israeli submarine attacked an arms depot in Latakia last week, according to intelligence sources.

Report: Israel Struck in Syria from the Sea

Syria: Israel Didn't Bomb Us

Official Syrian denial to reports that Israel is responsible for blasts at Latakia port. Israel silent.

Syria: Israel Didn't Bomb Us

U.S. Officials: Israel Behind Syria Airstrike

Unnamed U.S. officials tell CNN that Israel struck Russian-made missiles in Latakia, Syria last Friday.

U.S. Officials: Israel Behind Recent Syria Airstrike

Rebels Hint that Israel Attacked in Syria

Syrian rebels claim that “foreign forces” destroyed advanced Russian anti-ship missiles in Latkia last week.

Rebels Hint that Israel Attacked in Syria

Explosions Rock Ammunition Depots in Syria

Explosions rocked several army ammunition depots in Latakia, possibly after they were targeted with rockets.

Explosions Rock Ammunition Depots in Syria

Syrian Forces Leave Dead, Wounded in Latakia

Syrian government forces began withdrawal from the port city of Latakia, leaving 34 dead and more wounded, in their wake.

Syrian Forces Quit Latakia, Leaving 34 Dead, More Wounded

UNRWA: Palestinians Fleeing Camp in Latakia

UNRWA says thousands of refugees have been forced to flee the camp in Latakia due to shelling by Syrian forces.

UNRWA: Palestinians Fleeing Refugee Camp in Latakia

Latakia Bombardment Enters Third Day

Syrian tanks and warships shelled the ancient port city of Latakia for the third straight day bringing the death toll to 31.

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'Viva Palestina' Heads for Syria

A British legislator has led his convoy of aid for Gaza out of Aqaba and is now heading for Syria after learning the Egyptians cannot be pressured.

'Viva Palestina' Blocked at Red Sea, Will Try for Gaza Via Syria