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State media: Israel strike on Syria airport kills 5 soldiers

Sep. 17, 2022 08:01 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — An Israeli strike on the Damascus International Airport and nearby military posts south of the Syrian capital killed five soldiers, state media reported Saturday. State news agency SANA, quoting an unnamed military official, said the strikes happened after midnight...

Queen's death triggers media bonanza in works for decades

Sep. 17, 2022 07:57 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When word came that Queen Elizabeth II was close to her death, media organizations around the world sprang to life, dispatching reporters to a royal castle in Scotland and breaking out coverage plans decades in the making. At age 96, the queen's passing was hardly a...

UN: Israeli hit on Damascus airport stopped aid deliveries

Sep. 14, 2022 09:57 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — An Israeli airstrike on the airport of the Syrian capital Damascus in June that forced it to close for two weeks led to the suspension of humanitarian activities during that period, the commission of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria said Wednesday. ...

Today in History: September 11, U.S. comes under attack

Sep. 11, 2022 00:05 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, Sept. 11, the 254th day of 2022. There are 111 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 11, 2001, nearly 3,000 people were killed as 19 al-Qaida hijackers seized control of four jetliners,...

Syrian airport to resume work days after Israeli strike

Sep. 09, 2022 04:54 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's international airport in Aleppo is to resume business on Friday after the facility was put out of commission by an Israeli missile attack, the country's transport ministry said. The ministry said in a statement carried by state media that the damage has been...

Syrian activists says airstrikes on Idlib province kill 7

Sep. 08, 2022 11:12 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government airstrikes over the country’s northwestern Idlib province on Thursday killed seven civilians and wounded at least 12, activists and first responders said. The Syrian opposition, which now holds only a tiny sliver of the country, blamed Russian...

Satellite photos: Israel attack damages Syria airport runway

Sep. 08, 2022 07:22 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Israeli strike on a Syrian airport tore large craters in three spots on the facility's runway, again closing the airfield after a strike days earlier also halted traffic, satellite images analyzed Thursday by The Associated Press show. The...

Israeli airstrike puts Syrian airport out of commission

Sep. 06, 2022 15:31 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Israel launched a missile attack on Tuesday targeting Syria's Aleppo airport for the second time in a week, this time putting it out of commission, Syrian state media said. The Syrian government did not report any casualties. The transport ministry said all flights...

Mine explodes in north Syria, killing 4 young brothers

Sep. 05, 2022 08:27 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Four children were killed Monday when a mine and explosives left inside an abandoned apartment went off in a rebel-held town in northern Syria, an opposition war monitor and a paramedic group said. The opposition’s Syrian Civil Defense, also known as White Helmets,...

Satellite image: Israel attack damaged Syrian airport runway

Sep. 02, 2022 06:08 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Israeli attack targeting a Syrian airport tore a hole in the runway and also damaged a structure close to the military side of the airfield, satellite photos analyzed Friday by The Associated Press showed. The attack Wednesday night on Aleppo...