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Airstrikes target Iranian weapons stores in eastern Syria

Syrian air defences responding to Israeli missiles targeting Iranian facilities near Damascus, May 10, 2018. (REUTERS) December 5, 2019 Unidentified aircraft bombed an Iranian-controlled weapons storehouse in eastern Syria on Wednesday night, causing a massive explosion, a Syrian opposition news site reported. According to the Step News agency, the planes fired several missiles [...]

By |December 5th, 2019|Isreal, Syria|

Iran to organize ‘pilgrimage’ trips to war-torn Syria

An Iranian woman poses in front of a war scene from Syria. (Supplied) December 2, 2019 The Islamic Republic Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization (HPO) has invited Iranian Shi'ites to register for traveling to Syria after years of civil war in the country. Citing HPO, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC)-linked website, Fars news [...]

By |December 2nd, 2019|Syria|

The Iranian regime is tasting its own medicine

Ayatollah Khamenei, the Iranian leader, met with IRGC generals-- 30 Jun 18. (IRNA) By Track Persia November 25, 2019 Since the end of the Iraq-Iran War in 1988, the Iranian regime has drawn a new security and military strategy to meet its aspirations and goals relying on a wide network of logistics and [...]

By |November 25th, 2019|Iraq, Lebanon, Middle East, Syria, Yemen|

Urging Iran against destabilizing Syria, France says backs Israeli security

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian meet in Tehran, Mar 5, 2018. (AFP) November 21, 2019 The French government urged Iran on Wednesday to refrain from destabilizing actions in Syria and said it remained committed to Israel’s security. Israel said its aircraft struck dozens of Iranian and [...]

By |November 21st, 2019|Europe, Isreal, Syria|

Iran continuing construction on army base along Iraq-Syria border, images show

Iraqi Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF) fighters stand on a hill at the Iraqi-Syrian border near al-Qaim, Iraq. November 25, 2018. (REUTERS) By Trey Yingst November 20, 2019 Iran is continuing construction on an army base along the Iraq-Syria border, according to satellite images taken Sunday and obtained by Fox News. The Imam Ali base had [...]

By |November 20th, 2019|Iraq, Syria|

Israel attacks Iranian and Syrian military targets in Syria

Smoke rises past a mountain as seen from Damascus countryside, Syria December 25, 2018. (Reuters) November 20, 2019 Israel attacked Iranian and Syrian military targets in Syria on Wednesday in what it said was retaliation for rockets fired toward Israel the day before, military spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Avichay Adraee said. Syria’s air defenses were [...]

By |November 20th, 2019|Isreal, Syria|

Israel FM blames Iran for rocket fire from Syria

Israel's FM Yisrael Katz speaks during an interview. (AP) November 20, 2019 Foreign Minister Israel Katz on Tuesday accused Iran of being behind the morning’s rocket fire from Syria toward northern Israel, claiming that Jerusalem’s years-long campaign against Tehran’s entrenchment in Syria was working. Israel’s anti-missile defense system intercepted four rockets fired early Tuesday from [...]

By |November 20th, 2019|Isreal, Syria|

How Iran and Turkey’s unlikely alliance developed

Turkey needs the Iranian regime on its side and the Iranian leaders are more than willing to assist Ankara and intervene opportunistically to advance their own parochial interests. (Getty) By Majid Rafizadeh October 28, 2019 With Turkey’s recent invasion of Syria — Iran’s staunchest ally — it is critical to shed light on the [...]

By |October 28th, 2019|Syria, Turkey|

Iran is losing leverage in Syria

Iran's army chief of staff Maj. Gen. Mohammad Bagheri, left, looks into binoculars as he visits and other senior officers from the Iranian military a front line in the northern province of Aleppo, Syria, Oct. 20, 2017. (AP) By Bobby Ghosh October 26, 2019 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani can be forgiven for feeling a [...]

By |October 26th, 2019|Syria|

Trump’s Syria withdrawal could spark Iran-Israel war

U.S. soldiers near the tense front line between the U.S-backed Syrian Manbij Military Council and the Turkish-backed fighters, in Manbij, north Syria, April 4, 2018. (AP) By Michael Rubin October 24, 2019 President Trump is right: People are sick and tired of expensive and seemingly never-ending U.S. military deployments. Mission creep, conflating initial war [...]

By |October 25th, 2019|Isreal, Syria|