Israeli newspapers say Israel launched an airstrike on a Syrian military convoy outside of Damascus. The U.S. was allegedly informed of the attack.
With the occupation of Palmyra, the 'IS' militia has taken control of about half of Syria. Time is on the Islamists' side and Middle East expert Michael Lüders told DW Damascus and Baghdad are in danger, too.
A state news agency in Syria has broadcast accusations that warplanes from Israel have been carrying out air strikes in the province around Damascus. An international airport was reportedly targeted.
An alleged Israeli airstrike in Syria has killed an Iranian general, officials in Tehran said. Thousands of supporters of Lebanon's Hezbollah have gathered to bury one of six other fighters killed in the same raid.
A UN peacekeeper from Spain has been killed in southern Lebanon, in renewed clashes sparked by a Hezbollah attack on an Israeli army convoy. Israel says two of its soldiers were killed in the attack.