Intense clashes in southern Syria have killed scores of pro-government and insurgent fighters in the past week, a group monitoring Syria`s war said on Sunday, forecasting even fiercer violence as the weather clears.
Lebanon`s former prime minister Saad al-Hariri arrived back in the country overnight on a rare visit and will make a speech on Saturday to mark the 10th anniversary of his father Rafik`s assassination, Lebanese media said.
Israel said on Thursday it received a message from the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah that it was backing away from further violence, a day after the worst deadly clashes in years erupted along the border.
At least two Israeli soldiers were killed and seven others injured today when a missile fired by the Lebanese Hezbollah group hit an army convoy, promoting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to threaten strong retaliation similar to the one carried out in Gaza last year.
Five Lebanese soldiers were killed in a clash with gunmen in eastern Lebanon on Friday, the Lebanese army said, in an area that has seen regular incursions from Islamist militants fighting in Syria`s war.
UN peacekeepers stationed in the Golan Heights along the Syrian-Israeli border observed drones coming from the Israeli side before and after an airstrike that killed top several Hezbollah figures, the United Nations said on Monday.