Vehicle hits people near London mosque, causing casualties
Monday, June 19
LONDON (AP) — A vehicle struck pedestrians outside a mosque in north London early Monday morning, causing several casualties, police said. Read More
Pentagon: US shoots down Syrian aircraft for first time
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military on Sunday shot down a Syrian Air Force fighter jet that bombed local forces aligned with the Americans in the fight against Islamic State militants, an action that appeared to mark a new escalation of the conflict.
US shoots down Syrian jet for the first time in civil war
A U.S. Navy craft shot down a Syrian warplane in the southern part of ISIS’ stronghold in Syria, the U.S. coalition confirmed Sunday. Syrian Democratic Forces reportedly came under attack from forces in favor of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday afternoon in the town of Ja’Din, south of Tabqa, Syria. In response to the attack on the SDF group, which is supported by the U.S., coalition aircraft worked to stop the initial advance into the town, according to a statement from Operation Inherent Resolve. „Following the Pro-Syrian forces attack, the coalition contacted its Russian counterparts by telephone via an established ‘de-confliction line’ to de-escalate the situation and stop the
Iran fires missiles into Syria in revenge for attacks
Iran’s Revolutionary Guard said it launched a series of missiles into Syria on Sunday in revenge for deadly attacks on its capital that were claimed by the Islamic State group. It was the first missile attack by Iran outside its own territory in 30 years, since the Iran-Iraq war of 1980-88, media in the Islamic republic reported. It came hours after supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in a statement on his website, vowed Iran would „slap its enemies” in honour of the victims’ families, including those killed in Syria and Iraq.