Israeli newspapers say Israel launched an airstrike on a Syrian military convoy outside of Damascus. The U.S. was allegedly informed of the attack.
In a raid on a ship allegedly bound for the Gaza Strip, the Israeli navy has seized rockets it claims to be from Iran. Israel said the weapons were destined for Palestinian militants, adding the evidence was "clear cut."
Syria state media claims government troops killed 175 rebel fighters near Damascus. An opposition source said the ambush was set up by the Hezbollah militias allied with President Bashar al-Assad's regime.
The relationship between Israel and Iran is highly complex. The two states cooperated behind the scenes well into the 1980s, but today, the enmity runs deep.
A commander of Lebanon's Shiite movement Hezbollah has been assassinated outside his home, the group has reported. It has accused Israel of being behind the killing.
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