To Israel’s delight, Cairo’s involvement is already showing results
- 6 April, 2017 Silent on gas attack, Assad blames Israel, blasts Trump Syria's president says after the government failed to reach 'results' with opposition groups, there's 'no option except victory.'
- 27 November, 2017 After Egypt Mosque massacre, 40 defense ministers pledge support for Saudi-led Muslim military alliance Top defense officials from 40 Muslim-majority nation's met in Riyadh on Sunday to reaffirm their military alliance in the face of Egypt's deadliest terror attack in its modern history
- 10 December, 2016 ISIS breaks into Palmyra months after losing it to Assad Militants claim to have downed a government warplane near ancient city. Syrian army says it sent reinforcement.
- 11 December, 2017 In surprise visit to Syria, Putin announces Russia pulling troops from war-torn country Putin makes surprise visit to Latakia and will then head to Egypt, where Palestinian President Abbas is also expected
- 21 November, 2017 Putin calls Trump, Netanyahu to discuss Syria after surprise Assad meeting Half-hour call Israeli PM deals with Iran's attempts to gain a foothold in Syria, Israeli source says