Syria 'responds to new Israeli aggression' after alleged strike near Damascus

Syria 'responds to new Israeli aggression' after alleged strike near Damascus

Syria 'responds to new Israeli aggression' after alleged strike near Damascus

Regime air strikes and shelling on other parts of the Eastern Ghouta region wounded at least 30 more, he added.

The White Helmets said airstrikes targeting the village of Termala in Idlib on Tuesday killed three people.

It was a rare US strike against forces that support Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime. "So, all these things taken together has prompted the United Nations team in Damascus to come up and say, 'Enough is enough.' Now, we need a humanitarian pause because for us to do our jobs, we need the conditions for this to happen".

It comes after the French foreign minister said that all Iranian militia, including Hezbollah, must leave Syria, whose civil war has thrown the Middle East into turmoil. The conflict in Syria is far from over.

"Come on, get out", the Turkish leader said, taking direct aim at USA military support for Syrian Kurdish paramilitary forces that Ankara claims are directly linked to Kurdish terrorist organizations.

The United Nations is investigating reports that chemical weapons were used in rebel-held areas of Syria, as Russian Federation blocked a Security Council statement condemning gas attacks in the war-ravaged country.

Elsewhere in Syria, more reports of violence are emerging.

The UN statement comes the day after the US State Department said it was "gravely alarmed" by allegations that Syrian forces conducted chemical attacks.

A Syrian man searches for people in a fire following regime air strikes on the rebel-held town of Douma
A Syrian man searches for people in a fire following regime air strikes on the rebel-held town of Douma

Also Tuesday, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani criticized Turkey's ongoing offensive against US -backed Syrian Kurdish fighters in the Syrian enclave of Afrin, saying it doesn't serve the interests of any country in the region.

"Over the last 48 hours, the scale and ferocity of attacks [in Idlib and Eastern Ghouta] increased dramatically resulting in multiple reports of civilian casualties and airstrikes that have reportedly hit at least three hospitals", the commission said in a statement Tuesday.

We review the key developments in Syria, including dozens killed in attacks on Eastern Ghouta, the United Nations speaking out against violations in de-escalation zones and the Syrian army claiming it intercepted Israeli missiles near Damascus. Washington, which past year launched cruise missiles on a regime airfield in retaliation for a nerve agent attack in Khan Sheikhun that killed scores of people, has threatened more military action.

He also stressed that gaining the permission of the Syrian government is a necessity for the operation.

U.S. ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley clashed with her Russian counterpart at a meeting of the Security Council on Monday after proposing a statement condemning Damascus "in the strongest terms".

"Look, when I saw that Russia's placing military forces, air power, some ground power, and anti-aircraft weapons in Syria, I decided that the wisest thing to do was to go and speak to Mr. Putin directly", Netanyahu said prior to his snap visit to Moscow.

The Syrian army on Wednesday said it intercepted an Israeli missile attack on a military outpost near Damascus, Agence France-Presse reported.

Jamraya is home to several military positions and a branch of the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Center (SSRC), suspected of playing a leading role in chemical weapons production.

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