Iranian cargo plane suspected of bringing arms to Hezbollah departs Tehran

Qeshm Fars Air, an Iranian civil aviation company, is suspected of smuggling arms into Lebanon, destined for the militant group Hezbollah and Iranian weapons factories. (Supplied) January 1, 2019 A Fars Air Qeshm cargo 747 airliner left Tehran at 8 a.m. on Sunday and landed in Damascus at 10:30 a.m., returning to Tehran [...]

By |January 1st, 2019|Lebanon, Syria|

Satellite shows damage to Iranian bases after Israeli Syria strike

The images showed the complete destruction of the 60x15 meter storehouse which supposedly held Fajr-5 missiles at an Iranian base in the Syrian regime’s 4th Division camp in the area of al-Muna. (ISI) December 29, 2018 Satellite images of an Iranian weapons storehouse outside Damascus showed significant damage done to the site following [...]

By |December 29th, 2018|Isreal, Syria|

Syria faces brittle future, dominated by Russia and Iran

Destruction in Homs city, Syria. (Reuters) By Vivian Yee December 28, 2018 Turkey is threatening to invade Syria to eradicate Kurdish fighters. Syrian forces are rolling toward territory the Americans will soon abandon. Israel is bombing Iran-backed militias deep inside Syria. And Russia could soon move to crush the last vestige of the [...]

By |December 28th, 2018|Syria|

Israeli official confirms aircraft struck Iranian targets in Syria

Missile fire is seen from Damascus, Syria May 10, 2018. (REUTERS) December 27, 2018 An Israeli security official has confirmed Wednesday evening that Israel carried out an overnight airstrike in Syria, saying a series of Iranian targets were hit. The official says the airstrike hit Iranian storage and logistic targets being used to transfer [...]

By |December 27th, 2018|Isreal, Syria|

Netanyahu vows to keep hitting Iran in Syria: ‘We stand firmly on our red lines’

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends a graduation ceremony for pilots who completed the Israel Air Force flight course, at the Hatzerim Air Base in the Negev desert, December 26, 2018. (Flash90) December 27, 2018 Brushing aside Russian criticism of a reported Israeli airstrike in Syria overnight, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday doubled down on [...]

By |December 27th, 2018|Isreal, Syria|

Iranian cargo planes in Damascus during air strike

An airplane of Mahan Air sits at the tarmac after landing at Sanaa International Airport in the Yemeni capital on March 1, 2015. (AFP) December 26, 2018 After reports that an Israeli aircraft launched a missile attack on an arms depot near Damascus, Israeli media reported more information showing possible links to Iranian [...]

By |December 26th, 2018|Syria|

Israeli raids target Iranian weapons depots near Damascus

Smoke rises past a mountain as seen from Damascus countryside, Syria December 25, 2018. (Reuters) December 26, 2018 Syria’s air defenses have responded to a number of air raids in the vicinity of Damascus, Syrian media reported Tuesday night. Al Arabiya’s correspondent said that the Israeli raids near Damascus were carried out from [...]

By |December 26th, 2018|Isreal, Syria|

Netanyahu, Erdogan feud as confrontations with Iran threaten

Benjamin Netanyahu and Recep Tayyip Erdogan. (AFP) By Selcan Hacaoglu December 25, 2018 Calling each other “baby killer” and “antisemitic dictator” might not be the best way to join forces against a shared threat, but that’s the level of discourse between Turkey and Israel these days. Both countries stand to lose from the anticipated [...]

By |December 25th, 2018|Isreal, Syria, Turkey|

IDF chief: Iran wants to deploy 100,000 fighters in Syria; we’re preventing it

IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot speaks at a conference in the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya on December 23, 2018. (IDC) By Judah Ari Gross December 25, 2018 The main concern of the Israeli army over the past four years has been Iran and specifically its efforts to entrench militarily in Syria, where the [...]

By |December 25th, 2018|Isreal, Syria|

Iran poised to benefit most from U.S. withdrawal from Syria

A U.S. military convoy drives on a highway in Syria on September 29, 2018. (AFP) By Behnam Ben Taleblu December 22, 2018 President Trump’s recent decision to withdraw the approximately 2,000 U.S. troops stationed in Syria signals that Washington is unwilling to challenge Iran in a theater of conflict that the Islamic Republic has invested heavily [...]

By |December 22nd, 2018|Syria|