Russia recruiting fighters in Syria can bring Iran proxies to Ukraine

Shiite Nujaba fighters in Syria heading towards Iraq. (Tasnim) March 7, 2022 Russia is recruiting fighters in Syria to fight in Ukraine, The Wall Street Journal reported, a move that can bring Iran-backed fighters into the war in Europe. There are a myriad of groups fighting in Syria, including local persons fighting for [...]

By |March 7th, 2022|Europe, Russia, Syria|

Tehran, Damascus hold security coordination meeting to confront US moves

Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani met and held talks with Syrian National Security Chief of Staff Major-General Ali Mamlouk in Tehran, Feb. 28, 2022. (MEHR) March 1, 2022 Security talks between Iran and Syria were conducted in Tehran at a time when Syria’s Special Adviser at the Republic [...]

By |March 1st, 2022|North America, Syria, USA|

Israeli strikes cause casualties among Iran-backed forces 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) February 24, 2022 Syria says Israel launched several missiles from the Golan Heights at targets around Damascus, causing several casualties and material damage. According to the Syrian Observatory of [...]

By |February 24th, 2022|Israel, Syria|

‘Cold war’ breaks out between Russia, Iran east of Syria

A Russian soldier stands in front of a mosque in Deraa, Syria. (Reuters) February 17, 2022 A cold war broke out between Russia and Iran to win the loyalty of the “seven villages” east of the Euphrates, an area mainly controlled by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). The Syrian Observatory for Human [...]

By |February 17th, 2022|Russia, Syria|

Israel targets Iran base in Syria with surface-to-surface missiles

Syrian air defences intercept an Israeli missile in the sky over the Syrian capital Damascus. (AFP) February 17, 2022 Israel has targeted a Syrian army base near Damascus used by Iranian forces with surface-to-surface missiles fired from Golan Heights. According to Syrian state media, the attack hit targets near the town of Zakyah, [...]

By |February 17th, 2022|Israel, Syria|

Human rights lawyers in bid to bring Syrian, Iranian war-crime cases to court

Syrian civil defense workers, right, helps an injured woman after warplanes attacked a street, in Aleppo, Syria, June 8, 2016. (AP) February 17, 2022 An attempt has been launched to bring cases of war crimes allegedly committed by Iranian and Syrian military officials to the International Criminal Court, it was reported on Wednesday. [...]

By |February 17th, 2022|Syria|

Iran, militias it backs have increased threats against US troops in Syria: Pentagon

US troops in northeast Syria. (AFP) February 15, 2022 Iran forces and militias backed by Tehran posed an increased threat to US troops in Syria during the last quarter of 2021, a report from the Pentagon said. Iran-aligned militias also continued to pose a threat to US personnel in Iraq during the quarter, according to [...]

By |February 15th, 2022|Syria|

Iran settling loyal Shiites on Syrian border with Israel

Israeli soldiers patrol the cease-fire line between Israel and Syria, as seen from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, July 26, 2018. (Reuters) February 14, 2022 Iran bought large tracts of land close to the Syrian Israeli border in recent years and is settling Shiites to threaten Israel, Iran International has learned. Taking advantage of [...]

By |February 14th, 2022|Israel, Syria|

Lawmaker says Iran can build 500,000 homes in Syria

People walk on the rubble of damaged buildings after an airstrike in the rebel held area of Aleppo, Syria, May 3, 2016. (REUTERS) February 1, 2022 A member of parliament has said Iran is ready to build up to 500,000 residential units in Syria as part of that country’s reconstruction projects. Mohammad-Reza Rezaee-Kuchi, [...]

By |February 1st, 2022|Syria|

Iran is putting down roots in eastern Syria, outcompeting Assad’s regime in signing up fighters

A fighter of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) looks with binoculars as he sits next to anti-tank weapons in the outskirts of Deir Ezzor, Feby 21, 2017. (AFP) By Sarah Dadouch January 29, 2022 When the Syrian military opened offices in the eastern province of Deir al-Zour last month to enlist former [...]

By |January 29th, 2022|Syria|