Death toll from Israeli strikes in Syria rises to nine Oct 15, 2021 0 0 12345 Beirut: The death toll from an Israeli airstrike in central Syria has risen to nine people, a war monitor reported on Thursday.Nine pro-Iran militiamen were killed in the overnight bombardment that targeted several Iranian positions in the province of Homs near the T4 airbase east of Palmyra, the Syrian Obervatory for Human Rights added. Earlier, the Britain-based observatory, which monitors violence in war-torn Syria, said at least four pro-Iran militiamen were killed and seven others injured in the reported Israeli attack. The watchdog said all the dead were Syrian nationals operating for Iranian militias and the Lebanese Hezbollah movement. Syria’s state news agency SANA reported that a Syrian soldier was killed and three others wounded in an Israeli airstrike. Syrian state TV and SANA said that shortly after midnight, Israeli jets hit the eastern countryside of Homs, targeting a communications tower and other facilities in the vicinity. “We are not commenting on reports in foreign media,” an Israeli military spokesman told dpa. Last week, a similar attack in Homs injured six soldiers, according to Syrian state media. (dpa) Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES 6 killed in violence at Beirut protest over port blast probe Oct 15, 2021 0 0 Duterte’s idea of giving vaccine jabs to sleeping Filipinos a ‘joke’ Oct 15, 2021 0 0 Indonesian tourist islands re-open to visitors from 19 countries Oct 15, 2021 0 0 Half a tonne of drugs from Afghanistan origin seized in Tajikistan Dushanbe: In one of the largest finds of drugs of Afghan origin in five years, police in the Central Asian republic of Tajikistan have seized around 500 kilogrammes of narcotics. The drugs, including heroin, opium and .. Two Iranians die after consuming sanitizer in Sri Lankan prison Colombo: Two Iranian nationals who consumed sanitizer liquid died of poisoning inside a high security prison in Sri Lanka on Thursday, an official said. Ten others have been hospitalized after consuming the same liquid .. Thai to permit vaccinated travellers from 5 countries dpa Bangkok The Thai authorities confirmed plans to permit fully-vaccinated travellers from five countries to enter Thailand without having to go into quarantine as of November 1. Tourists from China, the US, Britain, .. Philippines : Storm Kompasu leaves 30 dead, 13 missing dpa Manila Thirty people were killed in landslides and flash floods caused by storm Kompasu in the Philippines, the national disaster agency said Thursday, with 13 people also reported missing. The northern province of ..