How Tehran supported Bashar al-Assad’s presidential campaign in Syria

Iranian officials and their proxies worked to manufacture popular support for Bashar al-Assad’s 2021 rigged election campaign. (Getty) By Yasser Allawi and Ahmed Abdullah August 25, 2021 The Iranian regime has been openly supportive of Bashar al-Assad’s despotic regime in Syria ever since the outset of the Syrian uprisings in 2011. It has dispatched [...]

By |August 25th, 2021|Syria|

Israeli strikes on Syria kill 4 pro-Iran fighters

Syrian air defenses respond to Israeli missiles targeting south of the capital Damascus in an earlier strike on July 20, 2020. (AFP) August 20, 2021 Israeli air strikes on Syria have killed four pro-Iranian fighters allied to the Damascus regime, a Britain-based war monitor said Friday. Syrian state media earlier said its air [...]

By |August 20th, 2021|Israel, Lebanon, Syria|

Explosions rock Syria in alleged Israeli airstrikes on Hezbollah arms depots

A missile is seen crossing over Damascus, Syria in 2018. (Reuters) August 20, 2021 Syrian air defenses were activated against Israeli missile attacks on sites near Damascus and Homs, Syrian state media reported late Thursday, citing a military source. Loud explosions shook the Syrian capital during the reported air strikes, two days after [...]

By |August 20th, 2021|Israel, Syria|

Son of Syrian Druze leader blames Iran and Hezbollah for his father’s death

The Druze community has voiced its concern over the expansion of Hezbollah and Iran in the Jabal al-Arab region in Syria. (Reuters) August 12, 2021 The son of a Syrian Druze leader has accused Iran and Hezbollah of being responsible for the killing of his father, the founder of the anti-Assad regime Men [...]

By |August 12th, 2021|Syria|

Explosion reported at Syria’s Latakia port on ship that may be Iranian

Smoke billows from a ship at the Latakia harbor in Syria, following a reported explosion, August 10, 2021. (Twitter) August 10, 2021 A major explosion occurred on a commercial ship docked at Syria’s Latakia port on Tuesday afternoon, according to Arabic-language media and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. According to SOHR — [...]

By |August 10th, 2021|Syria|

Iran Guards deploy aircraft detecting radar in western Syria

The IRGC had transported a number of weapons and ammunition from their caches in the al-Mazare area to houses in residential neighborhoods in the city. (Tasnim) August 2, 2021 Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps factions set aircraft-detecting radar in Syria’s al-Mazare area, around al-Mayadeen city in the eastern sector of the Deir Ezzor countryside. [...]

By |August 2nd, 2021|Syria|

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|