The Israeli Defense Forces said it launched an airstrike on Wednesday night, killing seven terrorists from the Islamic State who had infiltrated Israeli territory in the Golan Heights along the Syrian border.
On Thursday, Moscow said Russian Federation would deploy its military police on the Golan Heights frontier between Syria and Israel, after weeks of mounting volatility in the area.
But Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman sounded more upbeat on Thursday as he described an Assad win as a given.
Israel considers Iran's growing influence in Syria - it has advisers and allied militias fighting alongside Syrian troops- as an existential threat and had looked for guarantees from Moscow to push pro-Iran fighters away from its frontiers.
The U.N. peacekeeping forces first deployed along the frontier in 1974 following an agreement to separate Syrian and Israeli forces after Israel occupied the Golan Heights in the 1967 war.
But they entered a downward spiral in recent times when Israel intensified its bombing of military infrastructure in Syria.
Sergei Rudskoi, a senior Russian Defense Ministry official, said that Russian military police had on Thursday begun patrolling in the Golan Heights and planned to set up eight observation posts in the area.
"It did not seem as if they were fleeing, seeking refuge", Conricus said.
Israel has been lobbying the Kremlin to use its influence with Assad, and with Tehran, to try to get the Iranian military presence in Syria scaled back.
The peacekeeping mission was halted in 2014, over security concerns, amid the violence in Syria's civil war.
Also on Thursday morning, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cancelled a trip to Colombia scheduled for next week to attend the inauguration of the country's new president, Iván Duque, due to the volatile situation on Israel's borders. He said a preliminary assessment was that the infiltrators were Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants.
Several reports claimed the air strikes were being carried out by "Israeli warplanes" or an "Israeli UAV or fighter jet", aiming at a site belonging to the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps in western Damascus. The Syrian government says Israeli attacks are helping only terrorists and that the only Iranian troops on the ground in Syria are advisers helping the Syrian Arab Army fight jihadists. Jonathan Conricus, said in a telephone briefing with reporters that he could not immediately comment on the deployment on the Syrian side of the border.
But, while there was a spectacular sunrise, the eclipsed moon disappeared behind low cloud at the crucial moment in Christchurch. EarthSky .org has a map showing more exact locations, and TimeandDate.com has timings based on your location.
According to Hapag Lloyd Cruises , all of its cruise ships traveling in the region are obliged to have polar bear guards aboard. Critics on Twitter, including British comedian Ricky Gervais, blamed the attack on human intrusion into polar bear territories.
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The poll has been marred by long delays in counting and complaints of rigging by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party. In Pakistan, which is on the cusp of having only its second peaceful civilian transfer of power, that doesn't usually happen.
Treasury announced sanctions Wednesday against the Turkish government in response to the detention of an American minister there. US State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert has also called the detention "unjust", adding, "Turkey knows our position well.
Iran is less isolated than North Korea and less amenable to a media spectacle that doesn't restore the benefits Iran lost. But, typical of Trump's haphazard approach to foreign policy, it is not clear who is being eyed as the replacement.
The other 31 people charged have either pleaded guilty or are Russians seen as unlikely to enter an American courtroom. Rudy Giuliani, a lawyer for Trump, said no one facing trial should expect a pardon, but he did not rule one out.
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