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Israel says ‘almost killed’ Soleimani in Syria

A statue of slain Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani, unveiled February 15, 2020 in the Lebanese village of Maroun al-Ras. (Twitter) January 28, 2022 Former Israeli Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot revealed that his army had "almost killed" commander of Iran's Quds Force Qassem Soleimani in Syria years before his was assassinated by the [...]

By |January 28th, 2022|Israel, Syria|

Assad’s entourage hail Soleimani as new land, air and sea deals struck with Tehran

Smaller events in Assad-controlled zones like Sayyidah Zaynab in thre Damascus countryside were attended by Hezbollah and Shia militia members. (Supplied) By Aslan Ismail January 27, 2022 In the past month, top-tier officials in the government of Bashar al-Assad have issued a series of statements effusively supporting the Iranian regime. The overtures to [...]

By |January 27th, 2022|Syria|

Taliban accuses Afghan soldiers of fighting for Iran and Syria

Afghan security forces patrol, after recapturing control of the city from Taliban militants, in Farah, Afghanistan, on May 19. (AFP) By Daniel Dayan January 22, 2022 Since the Taliban took control in Afghanistan in 2021, several former Afghan soldiers have been arrested or have disappeared. Their relatives told IranWire that some of them are in prison on [...]

By |January 22nd, 2022|Afghanistan, Syria|

Why Israel is waging a shadow war with Iran’s IRGC in Syria

Firefighters work at the scene of a missile attack, at the port of the coastal city of Latakia, Syria, Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021. (AP) By Oubai Shahbandar January 21, 2022 Israeli airstrikes on Iranian and Hezbollah targets in Syria have been growing in scale and frequency in recent months as Tehran seeks to [...]

By |January 21st, 2022|Opinions On Iran, Syria|

Outspoken politician says Iran involved in killing half a million Syrians

Reformist figure Faezeh Hashemi in a meeting in Tehran university on Monday December 07, 2015. (ILNA) January 11, 2022 Iran’s domestic and foreign policies are "irrational, Taliban-style, and propaganda based,” outspoken former lawmaker and presidential daughter, Faezeh Hashemi has said. Referring to the sizable number of security and military officials working for President [...]

By |January 11th, 2022|Syria|

Assad calls for expanding Iran-led ‘axis of resistance’

Posters of Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah, Syrian President Bashar Assad and Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei in a village near the Lebanese-Syrian border. (REUTERS) January 7, 2022 Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has called for the expansion of the “axis of resistance” led by Iran, to include Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and other local militias. [...]

By |January 7th, 2022|Syria|

US-coalition against ISIS faces dual attacks in Syria and Iraq by Iran-backed groups

Wreckage of a drone that was shot down is seen at Ain Al-Asad air base in Anbar province, Iraq Jan 4, 2022. (Reuters) January 5, 2022 The US-led coalition fighting the terrorist group ISIS faced dual attacks, with one base in Syria and the other in Iraq coming under fire by Iran-backed groups, [...]

By |January 5th, 2022|Iraq, North America, Syria, USA|

War profiteers to benefit from resumption of religious flights from Iran to Syria

Iran resumed on Sunday religious flights to Damascus, two years after they were suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP) January 4, 2022 Experts have ruled out the possibility that the resumption of religious tourism flights and trips from Iran to Damascus would help revitalize the economy in areas held by the Syrian [...]

By |January 4th, 2022|Syria|

Iran resumes religious flights to Damascus

Shi'ite Muslims flock to the shrine of Sayyida Zeinab in Syria, March 25, 2003. (AFP) January 3, 2022 Iran resumed on Sunday religious flights to Damascus, two years after they were suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. The first flight carried 25 tourists who will stay in the Syrian capital for five days. [...]

By |January 3rd, 2022|Syria|

Soleimani and Russian general swapped gifts – jewelry for shells

Soleimani played a major role in the Syrian civil war as the coordinator of Iran’s military involvement. (Supplied) January 1, 2022 A former advisor to Iran’s Qasem Soleimani has said that a Russian officer in Syria once gave the Qods chief 100 Krasnopol guided artillery shells as a gift. In an article published by [...]

By |January 1st, 2022|Russia, Syria|