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Syrian opposition leader warns Iranian activity inside Syria has reached unprecedented dangerous level

Destruction in Homs city, Syria. (Reuters) By Hollie McKay October 5, 2019 After more than eight years of war and bloodshed in Syria, the Iranian presence in the nation is at an all-time high, warned the top Syrian opposition figure. “Iranian influence is getting bigger and bigger. They are the ones controlling the State of Syria, the [...]

By |October 5th, 2019|Syria|

Satellite images show activity around Iranian-flagged tanker off the coast of Syria

Images released by Maxar Technologies show the Jasmine alongside the Adrian Darya 1 on Wednesday, with mooring lines between them and a crane deployed on the larger vessel. (Reuters) October 3, 2019 Satellite images released on Thursday show that a once-detained Iranian-flagged oil tanker sitting off the coast of Syria has been approached [...]

By |October 3rd, 2019|Syria|

Israel hints at Iran in drone incident in southern Syria

Israeli forces are seen near a border fence between the Israeli-occupied side of the Golan Heights and Syria. (Reuters) September 23, 2019 Israel denied any connection to a drone captured by Syrian regime forces near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights over the weekend, hinting the aircraft belonged to the Quds Force of the Iranian [...]

By |September 23rd, 2019|Isreal, Syria|

Airstrike on Iran-backed militia near Iraq-Syria border said to kill at least 5

Popular Mobilization Forces members stand by a burning truck after a drone attack blamed on Israel near Qaim border crossing, in Anbar province, Iraq, August 25, 2019. (AP) September 20, 2019aud Unknown aircraft attacked posts of Iranian-backed fighters in eastern Syria, near the Iraqi border, in the predawn hours of Thursday morning, killing [...]

By |September 20th, 2019|Iraq, Syria|

Saudi fighter jets strike pro-Iran militias in eastern Syria

Iranian revolutionary guard forces in Syria. undated. (Fars) September 19, 2019 Saudi Arabian fighter jets participated in a recent operation targeting Iranian militia positions in the eastern Syrian city of Albu Kamal across from the Iraqi border, according to a report by Independent Arabia citing a western source. The source told the news [...]

By |September 19th, 2019|Saudi Arabia, Syria|

Air strikes kill 10 pro-Iran fighters in east Syria

Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF) fighters stand on a hill at the Iraqi-Syrian border near al-Qaim, Iraq. November 25, 2018. (REUTERS) September 17, 2019 Overnight air strikes killed 10 pro-Iranian Iraqi militiamen in eastern Syria, a war monitor said Tuesday, without specifying who carried them out. The strikes targeted “three positions of the (Iranian) [...]

By |September 17th, 2019|Iraq, Syria|

US says it has evidence Iran’s Adrian Darya 1 oil transferred to Syria

The State Department had stopped short of confirming whether Iran had sold the oil to Assad’s government, but strongly suggested it had. (AFP) September 13, 2019 The United States has evidence that the Iranian tanker Adrian Darya 1 has transferred its crude oil to the Syrian government, breaking assurances it gave not to [...]

By |September 13th, 2019|North America, Syria, USA|

Strikes hit Iran-backed fighters in Syria, killing 18 – rockets fired at Israel

Iran-backed fighters stand on a hill at the Iraqi-Syrian border near al-Qaim, Iraq. November 25, 2018. (REUTERS) September 9, 2019 Air strikes have hit positions of Iran-backed forces and allied militias in eastern Syria, killing 18 fighters, according to a group monitoring the war. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on [...]

By |September 9th, 2019|Isreal, Syria|

An Iranian tanker returning home after delivering oil to Syria

The U.S. has warned both governments and the private sector not to assist the shup called Adrian Darya 1. (AFP) September 7, 2019 TankerTrackers.com, a firm following movements of oil tankers reported Friday that an Iranian vessel SILVIA 1 has unloaded one million barrels of oil at Syria’s Banyas terminal and is returning [...]

By |September 7th, 2019|Syria|

IRGC-affiliated company to operate mobile service network in Syria

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (R) meets with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Tehran, February 25, 2019. (AFP) September 6, 2019 An agreement between an Iranian company backed by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps and the Syrian state-owned telecommunications corporation to operate a third mobile operator in Syria has been recently confirmed. [...]

By |September 6th, 2019|Syria|