Russia confirms Israel’s bombing of Iranian stronghold in Syria

Smoke rises past a mountain as seen from Damascus countryside, Syria, Dec 25, 2018. (Reuters) July 27, 2021 The Russian Ministry of Defense said that the Syrian air defense forces thwarted, at dawn on Sunday, a strike carried out by two Israeli fighters against the Sayeda Zainab area, south of Damascus, which is [...]

By |July 27th, 2021|Russia, Syria|

Iran-backed groups in Syria recruit locals to buy real estate in Deir Ezzor

An Iranian-backed Shia jihadist plants the flag of the Fatemiyoun Division near the entrance of the Al Sana’iyah neighborhood of Deir Ezzor. (LWJ) July 26, 2021 Pro-Iran and Iran-backed militias in Syria have been recruiting young men in the country to buy land, homes, and shops in several towns in Deir al-Zor, according [...]

By |July 26th, 2021|Syria|

Iran Guards commander killed in mysterious circumstances in Syria

Sayed Ahmed Qureshi (R) with slain IRGC Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani in the foreground. (Supplied) July 26, 2021 A senior Iranian militia commander, who has been operating in Syria since 2013, was killed in recent days in still uncertain circumstances. “A prominent Iranian Revolutionary Guards leader has been killed in recent hours [...]

By |July 26th, 2021|Syria|

Iranian forces in Syria establish new prison in Raqqa

The prison is surrounded by snipers and fighters with light machine guns. (Reuters) July 24, 2021 Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) opened its own prison in the Zamla gas field in the countryside of Raqqa in northeastern Syria. According to sources who spoke to Syria TV website on July 12, the prison consists of [...]

By |July 24th, 2021|Syria|

Israel targets Hezbollah ammunitions, weapons depots in Syria’s Homs

Hezbollah fighters put Lebanese and Hezbollah flags at Juroud Arsal, Syria-Lebanon border, July 25, 2017. (REUTERS) July 22, 2021 The Syrian regime accused Israel Thursday of carrying out an airstrike in the central province of Homs, the second time in as many days, saying the aerial attack caused material damage. An unidentified Syrian [...]

By |July 22nd, 2021|Israel, Lebanon, Syria|

Republicans seeking to retain Biden’s authority to strike Iran, its proxies

Destroyed headquarters of Kataib Hezbollah militia group are seen after in an airstrike in Qaim, Iraq, Dec 30, 2019. (REUTERS) July 13, 2021 Pressure is mounting for the Biden administration to respond with an “iron fist” against the scaled-up attacks of Iran-aligned militias against US forces in Iraq and Syria. Highly concerned by [...]

By |July 13th, 2021|Iraq, North America, Syria, USA|

Biden under pressure to respond to escalating attacks on U.S. troops in Iraq and Syria by Iranian-backed militia

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden walk on the South Lawn of the White House after stepping off Marine One, Sunday, June 27, 2021, in Washington. (AP) By Lara Seligman and Andrew Desiderio July 13, 2021 A series of Iranian-backed militia attacks against Americans in Iraq and Syria is piling new [...]

By |July 13th, 2021|Iraq, North America, Syria, USA|

Iran-backed Fatemiyoun Brigade behind attack on US airbase in Syria, military source claims

U.S. forces base in Manbij, Syria May 8, 2018. (REUTERS) July 12, 2021 Iran-backed Afghan militias were behind an attack on a US military base at the Al-Omar oil field in eastern Syria, a military source has told IranWire. The rocket attack on the base in Deir al-Zour province, close to the former [...]

By |July 12th, 2021|North America, Syria, USA|

Russia, Iran, Turkey to continue cooperation in Syria to defeat ISIS: Joint statement

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, Sept. 7, 2018. (AP) July 8, 2021 Russia, Iran, and Turkey will continue to cooperate in Syria to decisively defeat ISIS [...]

By |July 8th, 2021|Russia, Syria, Turkey|

Israeli reports claim Assad is restricting movement of Iranian militias

Israeli soldiers survey the border with Syria from a military post in the Golan Heights, on Feb 10, 2018. (Flash90) July 8, 2021 Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is redeploying military forces in Syria and restricting the movement of Iranian forces, Walla news reported, citing a top security official. The Iranians no longer have [...]

By |July 8th, 2021|Israel, Syria|