Israel kills Islamic Jihad commander, rockets rain from Gaza

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel killed a top commander from the Iranian-backed Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad on Tuesday in the Gaza Strip, drawing rocket salvoes that reached as far as Tel Aviv in the worst cross-border fighting in months. The rare targeted strike which killed Islamic Jihad’s Baha Abu Al-Atta in Gaza came as Syrian

Russia tells Turkey Kurdish fighters have left NE Syrian border area: Erdogan

MOSCOW/ANKARA (Reuters) – Russia has informed Turkey that Syrian Kurdish YPG fighters have withdrawn from a strip of land near the Syrian-Turkish border within a deadline set by Ankara and Moscow, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday. A man rides a motorcycle in street traffic at dusk in Tal Abyad, Syria October 29, 2019. REUTERS/Khalil

Turkish military, Syrian rebel forces to cross into Syria ‘shortly’: Erdogan’s aide

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkish forces, together with the rebel Free Syrian Army, will cross the Syrian border “shortly”, President Tayyip Erdogan’s communications director said early on Wednesday, as a surprise withdrawal of U.S. troops made way for the Turkish incursion. FILE PHOTO: Turkish army howitzers are positioned on the Turkish-Syrian border, near the southeastern town

Iraq’s stability on the line as US, Iran tensions soar

As the United States and Israel escalate their push to contain Iranian influence in the Middle East, countries in Tehran’s orbit are feeling the heat. Interested in Iraq? Add Iraq as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Iraq news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Pro-Iranian militias across Lebanon, Syria and

As Gulf tensions rise, Israel’s Netanyahu warns ‘enemies’

By AFPMore by this Author With tensions rising between Israel’s ally the US and its arch-foe Iran, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the Jewish state’s enemies not to test it Wednesday, his office said. “I hear our neighbours from the north, south and east threatening our destruction,” Netanyahu said in a statement released by his