Israeli newspapers say Israel launched an airstrike on a Syrian military convoy outside of Damascus. The U.S. was allegedly informed of the attack.
Lebanon's Hezbollah has escalated the Mediterranean race for offshore gas and oil, threatening Israel and saying America is "not an honest broker." At issue is Lebanon's offshore search, which is disputed by Israel.
Israel has struck what it referred to as Iranian targets inside Syria in "large-scale" raids. The operations come after an Israeli warplane crashed under fire from Syrian air defenses.
The recent Israeli airstrikes in Syria have sparked concerns of a direct confrontation between Israel and Iran. DW spoke with Middle East expert Gil Murciano about the conflict, and Germany's potential role as mediator.
The rebel-held town of Nashabiyah in Syria has received its first humanitarian aid convoy since November 2017. But the UN Syria envoy underlined that an uptick in fighting has made the situation "violent and worrying."
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