Can Iran boost Syria’s air defenses to the detriment of Israel?

Armed and dangerous. Sayyad-3 air defence missiles on display at an undisclosed location in Iran, July 2018. (Iranian Defence Ministry) By Farnoush Ram July 13, 2020 Tehran's new military agreement with Damascus has strengthened Syria's chances of receiving Iranian designed and produced air defense systems to boost the war-torn country's inefficient and weak anti-air [...]

By |July 13th, 2020|Isreal, Syria|

Iran signs agreement to bolster Syria’s air defense systems

Iranian Major General Mohammad Bagheri, left, and Syrian Defense Minister Ali Abdullah Ayyoub sign military deal in capital Damascus on July 8, 2020. (AFP) July 10, 2020 Iran’s military chief has signed an agreement with Syria’s president to reinforce Syria’s air defense systems as part of a military cooperation agreement, Iranian state TV [...]

By |July 10th, 2020|Syria|

Iran announces plans to bolster Syria’s air defense systems, counter US ‘pressure’

Iran's army chief of staff Maj. Gen. Mohammad Bagheri, left, looks into binoculars as he visits a front line in the northern province of Aleppo, Syria, Oct. 20, 2017. (AP) July 8, 2020 Iran plans to strengthen war-torn Syria’s air defense systems as part of a military agreement between the allies, state television [...]

By |July 8th, 2020|Syria|

Iran spending hundreds of millions on religious shrines in Iraq and Syria

An Iranian organization has been developing and extending the Shrine of Imam Hossein in Karbala, Iraq. (Tasnim) July 06, 2020 The head of Iran's Holy Shrines' Reconstruction Headquarters, Mohammad Jalal Ma'ab, says, despite the coronavirus epidemic in Iraq, building the "Zaynab Courtyard" project in the city of Karbala "continued unabated". According to the [...]

By |July 6th, 2020|Iraq, Syria|

Iran says ‘no military solution’ for Syria in talks with Russia, Turkey

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani (C), flanked by Russia's President Vladimir Putin (L), and Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Tehran, Sept. 7, 2018. (AP) July 1, 2020 Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said there is “no military solution” for Syria on Wednesday during a video conference with his Russian and Turkish counterparts about the [...]

By |July 1st, 2020|Russia, Syria, Turkey|

Israeli PM Netanyahu warns Syria’s Assad to stay out of Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu takes part in a memorial ceremony for the sinking of the Altalena ship, in Tel Aviv, Israel, May 30, 2018. (Reuters) June 30, 2020 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday he would be “risking the future” of his regime if he allowed [...]

By |June 30th, 2020|Isreal, Syria|

Iran news agency reports visit of new Quds chief to Syria

Brigadier General Esmail Qaani (Ghaani), IRGC Quds Force commander, undated. (IRNA) June 27, 2020 An Iranian news agency on Saturday reported a visit by the chief of the elite Quds Force to eastern Syria, a rare public announcement of a trip to the battlefield by the successor of a commander killed by the [...]

By |June 27th, 2020|Syria|

Clashes between Iran-backed and Russia-backed forces in southern Syria

Russian military vehicles are seen in eastern Ghouta near Douma, in Damascus, Syria April 23, 2018. (REUTERS) June 27, 2020 A member of the Russian-backed Syrian militia Fifth Corps was arrested at a checkpoint by the town of Al-Harak, in the eastern Daraa countryside, on 25 June, prompting the Fifth Corps to storm [...]

By |June 27th, 2020|Russia, Syria|

What Iran is doing to stay in Syria

Iranian Defense Minister Amir Hatami (right) meets with his Syrian counterpart Abdullah Ayoub in Damascus, August 26, 2018. (AFP) By Akram Bunni June 27, 2020 Assuming the reason behind the Caesar Act is not toppling the Syrian regime and instead, pressuring and forcing it to make concessions and agree to a political process according [...]

By |June 27th, 2020|Syria|

Iranian militias battered by Israeli air raids in Syria

Syrian air defences responding to Israeli missiles targeting Iranian facilities near Damascus, May 10, 2018. (REUTERS) By Ahmad Salloum June 27, 2020 Overnight Israeli air raids have targeted three locations in Syria, with the bombardment striking Iranian militia bases, food stores and armories. Umar Al-Ahmad, an IranWire correspondent in Syria, reports that four Israeli [...]

By |June 27th, 2020|Isreal, Syria|