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Inside Iran’s push to get Hezbollah to take a role in Iraq

Iraqi Shiite fighters from the Kataib Hezbollah militia march during a military parade marking Al-Quds International Day in Baghdad, May 31, 2019. (AFP) February 15, 2020 Since the US killed Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps commander Qasem Soleimani and Iraqi Kataib Hezbollah militia leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, Iran has been feeling a vacuum in its “axis of resistance.” Tehran must [...]

By |February 15th, 2020|Iraq, Lebanon|

Pompeo condemns Iranian interference in Iraq, Lebanon

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at a press conference during the NATO Foreign Ministers Meeting at the State Department in Washington, April 4, 2019. (AFP) February 15, 2020 US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday condemned Iranian interference in the affairs of Iraq and Lebanon, during a speech at the [...]

By |February 15th, 2020|Iraq, Lebanon|

Israel says planning ‘massive’ drone acquisition to counter Iran threat

Israel is to buy and develop drones to watch Iran-linked Hezbollah, Hamas and Iran’s al-Quds forces as its most pressing threats. (AFP) February 14, 2020 Israel is to buy and develop drones on a “massive” scale to increase its military edge over its enemies - Iran and its allies - the army said Thursday. [...]

By |February 14th, 2020|Isreal, Lebanon, Syria|

Four Hezbollah experts killed in Yemen by coalition strikes

Shia rebels, known as Houthis, hold a poster of Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah during a rally in support of Hezbollah, in Sana'a, Yemen. (AP) February 13, 2020 Four experts from the Lebanese Hezbollah group were killed in Arab Coalition airstrikes last week in separate locations east of the Yemeni capital of Sanaa, [...]

By |February 13th, 2020|Lebanon, Yemen|

Iran-backed Hezbollah steps in to support Iraqi militias after Soleimani’s death

A supporter of the Shiite Hezbollah movement holds a poster of slain Iraqi paramilitary chief Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis (L) and Iranian General Qasem Soleimani (R) in the Lebanese capital Beirut. January 5, 2020. (AFP) February 12, 2020 Shortly after Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani was killed in a US drone strike in Iraq, [...]

By |February 12th, 2020|Iraq, Lebanon|

Hezbollah and Iranian-backed militias suffer heavy losses fighting in Syria

Hezbollah members and supporters carry the coffin of commander Hatem Hamadeh, who was killed in Syria, in the southern suburb of Beirut, October 18, 2017. (EPA) By Joe Truzman February 10, 2020 In 2012, Hezbollah committed itself to armed conflict in defense of its Syrian ally, Bashar al Assad, against rebels and Islamic State [...]

By |February 10th, 2020|Lebanon, Syria|

Iran slain general’s daughter meets with ‘uncle Nasrallah’ in Beirut

Zeinab Soleimani in a meeting with Hassan Nasrallah. She has vowed that her father will be avenged by her "uncle" Nasrallah. January 27, 2020. (Twitter) January 29, 2020 The daughter of the slain Iranian Commander, General Qassem Soleimani on Monday met with Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, whom she had called "uncle [...]

By |January 29th, 2020|Lebanon|

Qassem Soleimani’s final journey: How it happened minute-by-minute

Qasem Soleimani, the powerful Iranian military commander who wields enormous influence in Iraq, returning from a visit to Syria and Iraq. (ISNA) January 27, 2020 On January 2, 2020, bad weather conditions meant that the Baghdad-bound Sham Wings Airlines flight 501 was delayed for nearly 3 hours. The plane was carrying 156 passengers, [...]

By |January 27th, 2020|Iraq, Lebanon, North America, Syria, USA|

Tehran is no longer enjoying immunity with Trump’s rejection of separation between Tehran and its surrogates

U.S. President Donald Trump signs a proclamation declaring his intention to withdraw from the JCPOA at the White House in Washington, U.S., May 8, 2018. (Reuters) January 22, 2020 By Track Persa In a long speech delivered on a screen in Nabatieh, Lebanon on Sunday, January 12, Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of the [...]

By |January 22nd, 2020|Iraq, Lebanon, Middle East, North America, USA|

Honduras declares Iran-linked Hezbollah a terrorist organization

Fighters of the Shiite Hezbollah terror group attend the funeral of a comrade in the southern Lebanese town of Kfar Hatta on March 18, 2017. (AFP) January 21, 2020 The Honduran government has formally declared Iranian-backed Lebanese group Hezbollah a terrorist organization, a top security official said on Monday. “We declare Hezbollah a [...]

By |January 21st, 2020|Honduras, Latin America, Lebanon|