Iran asks UN to hold US accountable for plane interception

Released oxygen masks in the cabin of an Iranian passenger plane after it was intercepted by a US F-15 while flying over Syria, July 24, 2020. (AFP) August 8, 2020 Iran is urging the United Nations to hold the United States accountable for the interception of an Iranian passenger plane by two U.S. [...]

By |August 8th, 2020|North America, Syria|

Tel Aviv hints punishing Damascus for Iranian cells

Israeli soldiers in the Golan Heights. (AFP) August 06, 2020 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu threatened on Wednesday to punish the Syrian regime for any threats following Israeli strikes in southern Syria. Israel had staged military strikes near al-Quneitra in southern Syria on Monday. The Israeli army announced that its strikes followed the [...]

By |August 6th, 2020|Isreal, Syria|

Netanyahu warns Iran-backed Hezbollah after Israeli strike in Syria

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's office in Jerusalem on January 7, 2018. (REUTERS) August 5, 2020 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday warned the Lebanese militant Hezbollah group and others after Israeli forces said they thwarted an infiltration attempt from Syria by suspected [...]

By |August 5th, 2020|Isreal, Lebanon, Syria|

15 said killed in mystery airstrikes on Iranian-backed militias in Syria

Iran-backed militia fighters stand on a hill at the Iraqi-Syrian border near al-Qaim, Iraq. November 25, 2018. (REUTERS) August 4, 2020 At least 15 people were killed in a mysterious air attack on a base used by Iranian forces and Iranian-backed militias, a war monitor group focused on Syria said Tuesday. Citing “reliable” sources, [...]

By |August 4th, 2020|Isreal, Syria|

Afghan child soldier fighting for Iran in Syria feels lucky to be alive

The Revolutionary Guards have sent not only young Afghans to fight in Syria, but also a number of Afghan children. (Supplied) July 31, 2020 Afghan children regularly flee to Iran to escape poverty and instability, hoping for a better life. After their dangerous journeys with human traffickers across the border, many of them end [...]

By |July 31st, 2020|Afghanistan, Syria|

What is Iran’s strategy amid Israel-Hezbollah tensions?

Israeli soldiers patrol the cease-fire line between Israel and Syria, as seen from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, July 26, 2018. (Reuters) By Seth J. Frantzman July 30, 2020 Iran has been surprisingly quiet amid the growing Israel-Hezbollah tensions. Part of that is due to the fact that Iran is running a massive military drill off [...]

By |July 30th, 2020|Isreal, Lebanon, Syria|

60 pro-Iranian militants killed in Syria since May

One of those killed was a terrorist from the Lebanese Hezbollah terrorist movement. (AP) July 29, 2020 Some 60 pro-Iranian militants have been killed in attacks targeting Iranian strongholds in Syria since May, many of which were alleged Israeli airstrikes, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR). Over 10 sites have [...]

By |July 29th, 2020|Syria|

Iran, Hezbollah are unable to fully respond to increase in Israeli attacks

An Israeli Air Force F-35 Lightning II fighter plane performs at an air show in the Negev desert. (AFP) July 28, 2020 Iran and its proxies in Syria and Lebanon do not have the maneuverability to respond to increasing Israeli attacks against them and are unlikely to carry out a large-scale retaliation, said [...]

By |July 28th, 2020|Isreal, Lebanon, Syria|

Israel says it thwarts Iran-linked Hezbollah infiltration attempt

An Israeli soldier runs to direct an armoured personal vehicle near the Syrian border in the Golan Heights, on May 10. (AFP) July 27, 2020 The Israeli military on Monday said it thwarted an infiltration attempt by Hezbollah militants — setting off one of the heaviest exchanges of fire along the volatile Israel-Lebanon [...]

By |July 27th, 2020|Isreal, Lebanon, Syria|

Intercepting Iran’s airliner elicits questions by public, threats by officials

Iranian Mahan Air passenger plane takes off as a plane of Iran’s national air carrier, Iran Air, is parked at left, at Mehrabad airport in Tehran, Iran. (AP) July 25, 2020 Controversy surrounding reports of an Iranian airliner being intercepted by U.S. fighter jets over Syria on Thursday, 23 July continued on Friday with many [...]

By |July 25th, 2020|North America, Syria, USA|