Israel deployed ‘new missile’ against Iranian target

Syrian air defences responding to Israeli missiles targeting Iranian facilities near Damascus this week. (AFP) April 23, 2019 Days after Israel's air strikes on the Masyaf (Misyaf) missile plant in Hama Province, Syria, Israeli media have reported that a highly advanced "new missile" was deployed during the attacks. According to the reports, the [...]

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

Syria: Iran imposes Shiite prayers on new areas in Deir al-Zour

Iran's army chief of staff Maj. Gen. Mohammad Bagheri, left, looking into binoculars, and other senior officers from the Iranian military, visit a front line in the northern province of Aleppo, Syria, October 20, 2017. (AP) April 20, 2019 Iranian militias have imposed Shiite call for prayers in new areas of Deir al-Zour [...]

By |April 20th, 2019|Syria|

Russia, Iran compete for control over Syrian regime regions

Russian military vehicles are seen in eastern Ghouta near Douma, in Damascus, Syria April 23, 2018. (REUTERS) April 19, 2019 The “cold war” between Russia and Iran in the Syrian regime area continues as military operations against opposition factions receded, after the restoration of Damascus Ghouta and Syrian southern, according to a report. [...]

By |April 19th, 2019|Russia, Syria|

Iran reportedly shipping oil to Syria overland as Suez not accessible

A general view of the Suez Canal from Al Salam "Peace" bridge on the Ismalia desert road. (Reuters) April 17, 2019 Egypt has prevented oil tankers heading to Syria to pass through the Suez Canal in past six months, Al Saudia Al-Aan news outlet cited Syrian Prime Minister Imad Khamis as saying last [...]

By |April 17th, 2019|Egypt, Syria|

Satellite images show possible Iranian missile factory in Syria destroyed

Before and after photos of a possible Iranian missile factory in Syria. (ISI)) April 16, 2019 Satellite images released by the Israeli intelligence firm ImageSat International (ISI) on Sunday showed the complete destruction of a possible Iranian surface-to-surface missile factory in Syria’s Masyaf District, allegedly struck by Israel on Saturday. “The main industrial [...]

By |April 16th, 2019|Isreal, Syria|

Sanctions on Damascus and Tehran have led to serious fuel shortages in Syria

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (R) meets with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Tehran, February 25, 2019. (AFP) April 16, 2019 Western sanctions on Damascus and U.S. sanctions on Tehran have led to serious fuel shortages in Syria, which announced measures April 14 to deal with long lines at the pumps. Syrian [...]

By |April 16th, 2019|Syria|

Israel air raid in central Syria reportedly kills Iranian fighters

Missile fire is seen from Damascus, Syria May 10, 2018. (REUTERS) April 13, 2019 An Israeli air strike in central Syria wounded three combatants early Saturday, the official SANA news agency reported. A Britain-based war monitor said the strike killed several Iranian fighters and wounded 17 Syrian troops and their allies. An Israeli [...]

By |April 13th, 2019|Isreal, Syria|

Russia’s UN Ambassador: Iran and Turkey will leave Syria

Russian ambassador to the UN Vasily Nebenzya speaks during a UN Security Council meeting at the United Nations headquarters in New York, February 22, 2018. (Reuters) April 12, 2019 In his first ever interview with an Arab media outlet, Russian Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya said that the world order [...]

By |April 12th, 2019|Russia, Syria, Turkey|

US envoy: Iran must stop using Syria to threaten regional neighbors

A man looks at smoke rising from buildings following a strike in the Jobar district, east of the Syrian capital on Sept. 14, 2017. (AFP) April 9, 2019 Speaking to Al Arabiya English from Jordan’s Dead Sea region, the US Deputy Assistant Secretary and Special Envoy for Syria Joel Rayburn said there was [...]

By |April 9th, 2019|Syria|

How far Iran’s agenda in post-war Syria can be implemented?

By Track Persia April 6, 2019 The regime of the Syrian President Bashar al-Asad would have been ousted by the opposition forces without the influential interventions and support it received from Russia and Iran. However, Asad’s two allies seem to have different strategies in Syria following the recent victories over the opposition factions. The post-victories [...]

By |April 6th, 2019|Syria|