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Syrian army advances in southwest, UN says 45,000 displaced

Syrian army advances in southwest, UN says 45,000 displaced

The Syrian army has seized a chunk of territory from rebels in the southwest, Syrian state media and a war monitor said on Tuesday, the first major government advance in an offensive near the Jordanian border which has displaced tens of thousands.

Syrian army 'drops barrel bombs in southwest assault'

Syrian army 'drops barrel bombs in southwest assault'

A war monitor reported Syrian military helicopters dropped barrel bombs on rebel-held areas of the southwest on Friday for the first time in a year.

Syria says Israel hits its territory with jets, missiles

Syria says Israel hits its territory with jets, missiles

Israeli jets and ground-to-ground missiles struck Syria early on Tuesday, Syria's army said, as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reiterated he would do what was needed to stop Hezbollah gaining "game-changing" Iranian weapons.

Israeli jets fire missiles near Damascus, says Syrian army

Israeli jets fire missiles near Damascus, says Syrian army

Israel also fired ground-to-ground rockets from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, but the Syrian defences brought the missiles down, the Syrian army said.

Syrian rebels down army helicopter in southwest

Syrian rebels down army helicopter in southwest

Syrian insurgents brought down an army helicopter in southwest Syria on Friday, near the Israel-occupied Golan Heights, a war monitoring group said.

Bomb attack kills 9 in Syria Golan Heights village

Bomb attack kills 9 in Syria Golan Heights village

A suicide car bomb attack killed nine people in a government-held village in Syria's Golan Heights on Friday, state media said, reporting clashes between government forces and rebels afterwards.

Israel launches air raid on Syria

Israel launches air raid on Syria

An Israeli aircraft carried out a strike on Syria after 10 projectiles fired from the war-torn country hit the occupied Golan Heights on Saturday, an army spokesman said.

Golan Druze march for Syrian independence day

Golan Druze march for Syrian independence day

Hundreds of Druze on the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights marched on Monday for Syrian independence day, carrying portraits of President Bashar al-Assad and chanting anti-Israel slogans.

Israel kills 4 IS-linked gunmen in Golan

Israel kills 4 IS-linked gunmen in Golan

Israeli forces killed four gunmen belonging to an Islamic State affiliate in Syria who had opened fire on soldiers in the occupied Golan Heights on Sunday, a military spokesman said.

Israel hits Syria army after Golan mortar fire

Israel hits Syria army after Golan mortar fire

Israeli air force hit Syrian government forces after mortar fire from its war-wracked neighbour struck the Israeli-held zone of the Golan Heights on Sunday, the military said.

Explosions hit Syrian town near Golan Heights

Explosions hit Syrian town near Golan Heights

Syrian rebels and a monitoring group said two explosions that struck a Syrian town near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights were caused by an Israeli air strike but Lebanon's Hezbollah blamed rocket fire by al Qaeda-linked militants.

Arab League chief calls for special court to try Israel

Arab League chief calls for special court to try Israel

Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi called on Thursday for a special criminal court to be set up for Israel, at a meeting to condemn an announcement that it will never return the Golan Heights.