Hezbollah boasts of ‘precision’ weaponry, vows to maintain presence in Syria

Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah speaks via a video link during activities marking the holy day of Ashoura, in southern Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017. (AP) September 22, 2018 Israel’s attempts to halt the supply of precision armoury to Hezbollah have failed, the group’s Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah told crowds during a [...]

By |September 22nd, 2018|Isreal, Lebanon, Syria|

How Russia, Turkey excluded Iran from Sochi deal on Syria’s Idlib

Sochi summit between Russia and Turkey on Syria’s Idlib, dealt a blow to Iran. (AFP) September 22, 2018 The outcomes of Sochi summit on September 17 between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, regarding Syria’s Idlib and creating a demilitarized zone instead of launching a military offensive, has taken Iran by [...]

By |September 22nd, 2018|Russia, Syria, Turkey|

For ‘Greater Iran’, Afghan, Pakistani fighters give their lives in Syria

Afghans fighting in Syria are probably one of the militant units controlled by Tehran. (AP) By Ali Hajizade September 21, 2018 As is known, the Iranian regime widely uses people from the Shiite communities of the neighboring countries in the Syrian war; mainly Iraq, Afghanistan, and Shiites from Pakistan to a lesser degree. This [...]

By |September 21st, 2018|Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria|

Russia, Iran race for Syria reconstruction deals

Visitors at Russian companies' pavilions at the Damascus International Fair (AFP) September 20, 2018 Russia is working relentlessly to push against Iran tapping into Syria’s reconstruction projects, as the two compete for securing the largest share of investment contracts in the war-torn country. Iran is hoping to make up in reconstruction deals what [...]

By |September 20th, 2018|Russia, Syria|

Israeli PM vows to continue strikes against Iranian targets in Syria

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and IAF Brigadier General Peleg Niego at Tel Nof Airbase in Rehovot, May 23, 2018. (PMO) September 19, 2018 Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stressed that Israel will continue on carrying out strikes against Iran in Syria, despite the accidental downing of a Russian military jet by Syrian regime air [...]

By |September 19th, 2018|Isreal, Syria|

Inside Israel’s new Iran strategy

Missile fire is seen from Damascus, Syria May 10, 2018. (REUTERS) By Maysam Behravesh September 19, 2018 In a rare admission, Israel has broken its “no-comment” policy on air strikes to confirmthat it has carried out over 200 attacks against Iranian targets in Syria over the last two years. In addition to those attacks, a new [...]

By |September 19th, 2018|Isreal, Syria|

Iran lures Pakistani Shias to fight its war in Syria

Iran-backed Shia fighters march during a military-style training in the city of Najaf. (Reuters) By Suddaf Chaudry September 17, 2018 Members of Pakistan’s Shia community have been complaining that their relatives are victims of enforced disappearances, allegedly by the country’s security services, after returning from the Middle East. The families say their loved ones [...]

By |September 17th, 2018|Pakistan, Syria|

To thwart Iran, save Idlib

A Syrian rebel fighter training for combat in Idlib Province. (AFP) By Bret Stephens September 15, 2018 The Trump administration has made clear that its top priority in the Middle East is to thwart Iran’s nuclear and regional ambitions. So why is it so reluctant to lift a finger against Tehran’s most audacious [...]

By |September 15th, 2018|Syria|

Tehran Summit and the imminent destruction of Idlib

A wall along the border between Turkey and Syria in the Syrian town of Atimah, Idlib province, on October 10, 2017. (Reuters) By Tony Duheaume September 13, 2018 As the Tehran summit was taking place on September 7, with Iran, Russia and Turkey set to decide the fate of Syria, they were discussing [...]

By |September 13th, 2018|Syria|

The Tehran summit: Three jugglers and a phantom

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani (C), flanked by Russia's President Vladimir Putin (L), and Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, after posing for photographs in Tehran, Iran, ahead of their summit to discuss Syria, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. (AP) By Amir Taheri September 8, 2018 Is Russian President Vladimir Putin treating the Syrian conflict as a [...]

By |September 8th, 2018|Russia, Syria, Turkey|