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Syria: Israel's Jet Takedown Compounds Fragility of U.S.-led Coalition

The incident could complicate further cooperation efforts between the United States and its Arab coalition partners.

Syria: Regime, Kurds Welcome U.S. Airstrikes

The Syrian regime supports any efforts against "terrorism," President Bashar al Assad said Sept. 23 following the start of U.S. airstrikes on Islamic State targets in Syria, The Daily Star reported. Assad's remarks were made at a meeting with the Iraqi national security advisor in Damascus.

Syria: U.S. Did Not Give Airstrike Warning To Regime

The United States did not notify the Syrian regime before conducting airstrikes on the Islamic State in Syria, a senior U.S. official said, AFP reported Sept. 23.

Syria: U.S. Will Continue Airstrikes

Anonymous U.S. officials have said the United States will continue its airstrike campaign in Syria, Reuters reported Sept. 23.

China: North Korea Seizes Fishing Boat, Demands Fine

North Korea detained a Chinese fishing boat from northern China's Dalian port and demanded a fine, Chinese media said Sept. 23, Reuters reported.

Israel: Syrian Aircraft Shot Down

Israel Defense Forces said Sept. 23 that it downed a Syrian fighter jet over Golan Heights, Ynet News reported.

U.K.: Prime Minister To Meet Iranian President

British Prime Minister David Cameron is slated to meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in New York, marking the first time a British prime minister has met an Iranian president since the 1979 revolution, The Guardian reported Sept. 23.

Syria: U.S., Arab Partners Conduct 20 Strikes Against Militants

The United States and its Arab allies, including Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar, have carried out 20 strikes against Islamic State targets in the group's stronghold of Raqqa province, Al Jazeera reported Sept. 23.

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