Syrian ground defences confront Israeli airstrikes: State media Jun 05, 2020 0 96 12345 Damascus Syrian ground defences confronted an Israeli air attack in the countryside of north-western Hama province, Syrian state media reported late Thursday.The state-run Syrian News Agency (SANA) said the Israeli “aggression” targeted the area outside of the city of Misyaf. A Syrian military source told dpa the sound of loud explosions were heard.So far, there has been no comment from Israel.A Lebanese security source said Israeli planes used Lebanese airspace to hit targets in Syria. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory, a watchdog, said Israel targeted military posts for the Syrian government troops. Israel had previously conducted strikes against targets in Syria, claiming they were part of an effort to prevent Iran from building up its military influence in the region.Iran has been a major ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad since a pro-democracy uprising erupted against his regime in 2011. (DPA) Pages 123 RELATED ARTICLES Iran reports most new virus cases since outbreak began Jun 05, 2020 0 674 Head of Libya unity govt says ‘determined’ to control whole country Jun 05, 2020 0 682 Africa CDC tries to ramp up coronavirus tests as lockdowns ease Jun 05, 2020 0 856 Woman responsible for 42 Covid infections in Lebanon, says minister Beirut A Lebanese woman who recently returned from Saudi Arabia is responsible for infecting 42 people with Covid-19 in the village of Barja, south of Beirut, Health Minister Hamad Hassan said on Thursday. Hassan called .. Palestinians refuse tax money from Israel, accusing it of ‘blackmail’ DPA Tel Aviv/Ramallah The cash-strapped Palestinian Authority (PA) has refused to accept the 200-million-dollar monthly tax revenues collected by Israel, accusing it of “blackmail.” Its refusal to accept the money, .. Jordan says to lift ‘most’ coronavirus restrictions AFP Amman Jordan announced Thursday it will lift most restrictions imposed to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, with mosques, restaurants and churches allowed to reopen. There will be “a period of general .. S African govt to appeal court judgement declaring lockdown rules ‘invalid’ AFP Johannesburg South Africa’s government on Thursday said it would appeal a court ruling that struck down a raft of coronavirus lockdown regulations. A provincial division of the High Court on Tuesday ruled in favour .. Nigerian army kills almost 400 bandits during land, air operation Lagos Soldiers have killed almost 400 bandits during land and air offensives in northern Nigeria, the army said on Thursday. The criminals had attacked and killed civilians during raids on villages in the region, army ..