IDF strikes Syrian targets in wake of Golan incident

The Israel Defense Forces acknowledged conducting a series of airstrikes in Syria Aug. 3 after a bombing attempt in the southern Golan Heights.

Rina Bassist | | Aug 4, 2020
al-monitor An Israeli army vehicle is seen driving along the road along the border fence separating the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights and Syria, on July 19, 2017. Photo by MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP via Getty Images.

Turkey joins Syria in slamming oil agreement between US firm, Syrian Kurds

Ankara has spoken out against a new oil agreement between an American-based company and the Kurdish-led Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria.

Joe Snell | Turkish-Kurdish conflict | Aug 3, 2020

Israel attempts to de-escalate tensions with Hezbollah

Preferring to avoid escalation, Israel decided to let Hezbollah emerge unscathed from a July 27 incident and escape humiliation.

Ben Caspit | Armed Militias and Extremist Groups | Jul 31, 2020

Moscow, Damascus shadowbox in Syria’s grey zones

The newest twist in Syria involves a Russian-backed military group working to carve out an autonomous zone for itself in the southwest and even clashing with regime forces, perhaps paradoxically seeking to boost regime's legitimacy.

Anton Mardasov | Russia in Syria | Jul 31, 2020

Hezbollah, Israel jostle in Syria, Lebanon

Conflict between Israel on the one hand and Iran and Hezbollah on the other have been playing out this month in Syria and Lebanon.

Mona Alami | Armed Militias and Extremist Groups | Jul 31, 2020