After seven years of conflict, the southwest of Syria, bordering Jordan and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, is one of the parts of the country still outside the state's control.
The coastal city of Tartus is the site of a naval base belonging to Assad's key backer Russian Federation, which has helped his forces retake swathes of opposition-held territory.
It was the highest death toll from bombing since a "de-escalation zone" was agreed in southwest Syria previous year by the government's ally Russian Federation, along with Jordan and the United States.
Israel was betting on [Syrian] President [Bashar] al-Assad's ouster and it saw its interest in the militants, but today the Zionists have changed their objective in Syria and are saying that the battle's objective in Syria has become to expel Iran and Hezbollah [from Syria].
He said that there was a chance for reconciliation, but the "Americans and Israelis prevented it".
"If that doesn't succeed, we have no other option but to liberate it by force".
Grandma strangles rabid bobcat to death outside her Georgia home
Knowing that her 5-year old granddaughter was sleeping inside the home, she took action after the bobcat jumped on her, she says. Though bobcat sightings are rare, the animals have been known to attack humans and are especially aggressive when they are sick.
"If we feel in the course of cooperation, coordination or negotiations with the Iranians that we may need Iranian military bases, we will not hesitate (to ask Iran)", Assad explained.
SYRIAN President Bashar al-Assad has said that talks led by Moscow on the future of the south of the country were ongoing, but warned that Israel and the United States were preventing a negotiated settlement.
Assad added that his Syrian troops are supported by fighters from Iraq, Iran and Lebanon.
Assad said Syria had invited Iran and Russian Federation to participate, but that he regarded American, French, Turkish and Israeli forces acting on Syrian territory as occupying powers.
This is done in a way that the artillery and air force of this regime are working as the artillery and air force of the terrorists, he underlined.
US border authorities are executing the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy toward undocumented immigrants. The strategy is setting children up for "psychological scars that will take a lifetime to undo", he said.
He passes through two large galleries in the midst of being installed before arriving at a wall hung with several framed prints . As the BBC reports, Canadian authorities are investigating the theft and have released video footage of the crime.
President Donald Trump shake hands prior to their meeting on Sentosa Island in Singapore Tuesday, June 12, 2018. But President Trump sounded nearly besotted after meeting Kim Jong Un this week in Singapore.
Before the end of 2019, all locations in both the United Kingdom and Ireland will have facilities that will recycle paper straws. Among the things that they are trying to ban include plastic straws, plastic plates, coffee stirrers, and cotton swabs.
Our recommended way to watch the Brazil vs Switzerland game online live streaming without cable is via Hulu Live TV . Switzerland had to beat Northern Ireland to qualify for the World Cup, winning narrowly 1-0.
Others included the best moment of her career - the Rio Olympics - and what she would do if she wasn't walking the runway. There's no denying that Gisele Bündchen is her husband Tom Brady's biggest cheerleader.
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Kansai Electric Power said no irregularities had been detected at the Mihama, Takahama and Ohi nuclear plants after the quake. Pictures posted on Twitter showed signs at a train station that had fallen down and books thrown off shelves at a store.
He also cited this as a reason why it is important to build a wall to secure the border with Mexico . Boyd said the driver and one passenger of the passengers were the only USA citizens in the vehicle.
Russian global Aleksandr Golovin said that his side's World Cup Group A opponents Egypt and Uruguay are strong teams. Saudi Arabia were hammered 5-0 by Russian Federation which took their winless run at the World Cup to 11.
One-and-Done rule could be eliminated for 2021 NBA Draft
The NBA has sent a memo to all 30 teams on Friday indicating that the one-and-done rule could be eliminated as early as 2021. The league instituted the one-and-done rule in 2005, but it has since been met with criticism on many sides of the issue.
Koepka holds off Fleetwood for U.S. Open title
Few could have predicted at the start of the day that Berger and Finau would find themselves in the final pairing on Sunday. Open victor , making par on six of the last seven holes and birdieing the par-5 15th to give himself some breathing room.
Salmonella Outbreak Likely Linked to Cereal | WDAN
The outbreak has affected 60 people mostly in five Midwestern states - with about half of them hospitalized. Today, the FDA says it is launching an investigation into a salmonella outbreak likely due to the cereal.
First Human Case of West Nile Virus Reported in LA County
John Lindbergh explains, "In this area if you have a encephalitis, either the Japanese encephalitis or the West Nile virus". West Nile virus is transmitted through the bite of a mosquito that has picked up the virus by feeding on an infected bird.
Fernando Alonso's #8 Toyota Racing seals Le Mans pole
Jenson Button , the 2009 Formula One world champion, will start seventh for the Russian-backed SMP Racing team's No. 11 auto . That's a question that has to be asked about Toyota as it bids for an elusive first victory in the French enduro this year.
Jimmy Kimmel upset by Sen. Ted Cruz at charity basketball game
A matchup between the two has been brewing since Cruz tweeted a picture of himself courtside for Game 7 Western Conference Finals. The weird basketball game between Texas Senator Ted Cruz and Jimmy Kimmel is fast approaching, and the smack-talk is heating up.
Musk`s company to build airport express system for Chicago
Boring said the fare will be less than half that of a taxi or ride share but more than the fare on the current train system. Musk and his company will raise the funds for the project and will not cost taxpayers a single penny, the mayor underlined.
BMW 2 Series coupé to stay RWD ... but soft-top could die
The front seats also feature a "semi-electric" fold function to make it easier for rear occupants to get in and out of the coupe. BMW claims it can hit 60 miles per hour in 3.6 seconds, meaning it should be significantly quicker than a V-8-powered 7 Series .