Published: Thu, July 19, 2018
World Media | By Cesar Oliver

Syria rescue group says 10 killed in airstrike on shelter

Syria rescue group says 10 killed in airstrike on shelter

The Syrian military from time to time shelled Israeli positions, leading to retaliatory action by the IDF.

According to the Syrian monitoring centre for human rights, combat aircraft, presumably Russian space forces attacked rebel-controlled village in Quneitra and El-Haar in the neighboring province of Dar.

Foreign-backed militants in Syria's southwestern Quneitra Province, which borders Jordan, Lebanon and the Israeli-occupied side of the Golan Heights, have agreed to hand back the control of the sensitive area to the Damascus government.

The issue of access has changed since the Syrian rebel areas were cut off from Jordan where they had received aid over the last seven years.

Israel has threatened a harsh response to any attempt by Syrian forces to deploy in the disengagement zone, complicating the offensive as it draws closer.

In June, Israel reportedly targeted a compound on the Syria-Iraq border, according to a security official.

The former US envoy to the United Nations said Trump is going to discuss the matter with Russian President Vladimir Putin once they meet in the Finnish capital of Helsinki on Monday.

Netanyahu said he thanked Trump for his tough stance against Iran.

For almost one month, Syria's government has worked to capture the provinces of Daraa and Quneitra with a mix of heavy bombardment, ground attacks and surrender deals brokered by Moscow.

Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed and millions displaced by Syria's war since it started in 2011 with a brutal crackdown on anti-government protests. The Observatory said at least 12 people were killed as rescuers struggled to get to the casualties.

State news agency SANA said rebels were surrendering more heavy and medium weaponry in Deraa on Sunday. Most remaining rebel territory is in the far north, along the Turkish border.

"[Our] strategic policy helps the region's people, including the people of Iraq, Syria and Lebanon and therefore is not the Zionist regime's concern", Velayati stated.

Israel signalled it would not impede the Syrian army offensive in Quenitra as long as it steered away from the demilitarised zone, even as it struck Syrian army posts near the frontier and elsewhere in Syria where it suspects Iranian backed forces are stationed.

But the talks faltered, triggering the overnight onslaught and a new wave of displacement, with hundreds leaving the town again.

The clashes killed 20 regime forces and 17 rebels and allied jihadists, the monitor said.

Rebels in Nawa, where tens of thousands of people live, are in talks with Russian Federation for a potential handover deal too, according to the Observatory.

U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton says Washington has no plans to end its military presence in Syria, signaling an about-face in President Donald Trump's plans to pull out troops from the Arab country.

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