5 Feb 2024

Middle East correspondent Sebastian Usher

From Nine To Noon, 9:45 am on 5 February 2024
DOVER, DELAWARE - FEBRUARY 02: U.S. President Joe Biden places his hand over his heart as a U.S. Army carry team moves a flagged draped transfer case containing the remains of Army Sgt. Breonna Moffett during a dignified transfer at Dover Air Force Base on February 02, 2024 in Dover, Delaware. U.S. Army Sgt. William Rivers, Sgt. Breonna Moffett, Sgt. Kennedy Sanders were killed in addition to 40 other troops were injured during a drone strike in Jordan.   Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images/AFP (Photo by Kevin Dietsch / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)

Photo: KEVIN DIETSCH / Getty Images via AFP

Sebastian discusses the US airstrikes targeting Iraq and Syria, following the deaths of three US troops in Jordan.

And reports Israel and Hamas are inching towards a deal for a ceasefire.

Several vital supplied of fuel and flour risk running out in Gaza, as several countries pause funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency.

It follows accusations that several UNRWA took part in Hamas' initial attack on Israel.

Sebastian Usher is a BBC Middle East analyst, editor and reporter.