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Iranians may be quarantined in Syria

Those who arrived from Iran and are currently under quarantine at the Al-Duwair Center will be transferred to the airport hotel. (Getty) March 28, 2020 The Syrian government has said that travelers arriving in the country from Iran will be quarantined in specially-designated centers in a bid to stop the spread of coronavirus. The announcement followed reports [...]

By |March 28th, 2020|Syria|

Iranian military commander killed in Syria

Iranian military commander Mehran Azizani was killed in Syria. (Twitter) March 19, 2020 Iranian military commander Mehran Azizani was killed in Syria by the al-Qaeda-affiliated group Jabhat al-Nusra, several Iranian state news agencies reported on Wednesday. Azizani was held captive for three weeks before he was killed, the semi-official Fars news agency reported [...]

By |March 19th, 2020|Syria|

Twenty-six Iran-backed Iraqi fighters killed in east Syria strike

Popular Mobilization Forces members stand by a burning truck after a drone attack near Qaim border crossing, in Anbar province, Iraq, August 25, 2019. (AP) March 12, 2020 An air strike killed 26 fighters of Iraqi paramilitary group Hashed al-Shaabi in eastern Syria after a deadly attack on US-led coalition troops in Iraq, [...]

By |March 12th, 2020|Iraq, Syria|

50 Iran-backed Pakistani fighters killed in Turkish strikes in Syria

A poster showing 47 Pakistani militiamen associated with Zainebiyoun Brigade is being shared by Zainebiyoun on its Facebook page on March 1, 2020. (Facebook) March 7, 2020 Up to 50 Pakistani fighters have been killed in military action by the Turkish army and Syrian regime forces in Syria’s last major rebel stronghold in [...]

By |March 7th, 2020|Pakistan, Syria, Turkey|

Senior member of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards killed in Syria

Farhad Dabiryan, commander of Iran's IRGC, was killed in Syria. (Twitter) March 7, 2020 A senior member of Iran's Revolutionary Guards, Farhad Dabirian, was "martyred" in Syria on Friday, Fars news agency reported, withot giving details of how he died. The agency, which is close to the Revolutionary Guards, described Dabirian as a [...]

By |March 7th, 2020|Syria|

Iran buries 21 Afghan, Pakistani proxy fighters killed in Syria

IRGC has sent thousands of Afghans and Pakistani fighters to fight in Syria. (Supplied) March 2, 2020 In intense clashes taking place in Syria’s Idlib province in recent days 21 members of Iran-backed Afghan and Pakistani militias were killed, Qom News an Iranian website has reported. The report says 18 members of Pakistani [...]

By |March 2nd, 2020|Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria, Turkey|

Nine Iran-allied Hezbollah members killed, 30 wounded in Turkish strike in Syria

A 'Hezbollah' member in southern Syria. (AFP) February 29, 2020 Turkish strikes on northwest Syria late on Friday killed nine members of Iran-backed Hezbollah and wounded 30 others, a commander in the regional alliance backing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said. The commander said on Saturday that the Turkish strikes targeted Hezbollah headquarters near [...]

By |February 29th, 2020|Lebanon, Syria, Turkey|

How much is Iran spending in Syria?

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (R) meets with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Tehran, February 25, 2019. (AFP) February 22, 2020 Since the beginning of 2012, the Syrian war has represented an opportunity for Iran to spread and deepen its influence in Syria and among Syria's allies. This has been driven by Syria's strategic importance, [...]

By |February 22nd, 2020|Syria|

Turkish, Iranian media outlets exchange blows on Syria

Smoke plumes rising from reported Syrian and Russian airstrikes across the border in Syria's southeastern Quneitra province, July 16, 2018. (AFP) February 20, 2020 Turkish and Iranian media outlets are battling as deeply rooted tensions have resurfaced. Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency has published an opinion piece that critically discussed tensions with Iran over Syria. [...]

By |February 20th, 2020|Syria, Turkey|

IRGC trained militias suffer losses in northwest Syria

Iranian revolutionary guard forces during fighting in Aleppo, Syria. undated. (Fars) By Joe Truzman February 19, 2020 Militias trained by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) have suffered losses in the countryside of Aleppo and Idlib over the past two weeks. The Iranian-backed militiamen have been fighting jihadists and Turkish-backed organizations, among others. Online [...]

By |February 19th, 2020|Syria|