Conflicting reports arise after ‘attack’ Monday on Syria

By Middle East Affairs Syrian military sources said Monday that while defense systems were activated, reports of an early morning missile attack on Shayrat air base were actually a false alarm, according to DPA news agency and Haaretz. Hezbollah also had said six missiles were fired toward Shayrat and three missiles toward Dumair military

Syrian jets hit south in a first since last year’s truce

By Middle East Affairs Government jets hit rebel-held towns Monday in Syria's south for the first time since the area was "de-escalated" last year, Reuters reports. At least eight raids struck the rebel-held towns of Busr al-Harir, Hrak, al-Gharaiya al-Gharbiya and al-Sowara in rural areas in eastern Deraa province in southern Syria,

New Russian fighter jets spotted in Syria

By Middle East Affairs An Israeli satellite has revealed images of a new Russian aircraft deployment in Syria, Haaretz reports. The images revealed Saturday show Sukhoi Su-57 planes, which are the first ones Russia has deployed. In a statement, Haaretz reports the satellite operator said two of the planes were spotted at the