After reported Syria strike, Israel says won’t let Iran bring ‘game-changing’ arms

Israeli PM Naftali Bennett, IDF Chief of Staff Lt. -Gen. Aviv Kohavi and Defense Minister Benny Gantz at a situation assessment tour at the Gaza Division, August 17, 2021. (GPO) December 30, 2021 Defense Minister Benny Gantz warned Iran on Tuesday that Israel will not allow it to spread “game-changing” weaponry to its [...]

By |December 30th, 2021|Israel, Syria|

In 2022, IDF to focus on curbing Tehran in Syria, prepping strike on Iran nuke sites

Syrian air defences responding to Israeli missiles targeting Iranian facilities near Damascus, May 10, 2018. (REUTERS) December 29, 2021 The Israel Defense Forces believes it significantly curbed Iran’s ability to transfer weapons and equipment through Syria over the past year through its airstrikes, and plans to continue doing so in 2022, The Times [...]

By |December 29th, 2021|Israel, Syria|

Israeli airstrike on key Syrian port targets Iranian supplies

Firefighters work at the scene of a missile attack, at the port of the coastal city of Latakia, Syria, Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021. (AP) December 28, 2021 Israeli warplanes fired a number of missiles at the port of the coastal city of Latakia early Tuesday morning, causing large explosions and fires, in the [...]

By |December 28th, 2021|Israel, Syria|

Iran expands economic reach into oil-rich region of Syria

A Syrian man holds the Iranian flag as a convoy carrying aid provided by Iran arrives in Deir ez-Zor, Syria, Sept. 20, 2017. (AFP) By Mohammed Hardan December 23, 2021 Tehran seems to have managed to improve its economic relations with Syria and achieve a steady rise in Iranian exports there. It continues [...]

By |December 23rd, 2021|Syria|

US downs drone over Syria believed launched by Iranian-backed militias

US troops in northeast Syria, undated. (AFP) December 17, 2021 The U.S. military downed a drone deemed to have hostile intent Tuesday that was headed toward a base in southeast Syria that houses 200 American troops, a senior defense official told Fox News’ Jennifer Griffin. Two unmanned aerial systems were spotted entering the At Tanf Garrison Deconfliction [...]

By |December 17th, 2021|North America, Syria, USA|

Syrian opposition claims Iran helping Syria build nuclear reactor

Undated image released during a briefing by senior US officials in 2008 shows what US intelligence officials said was a Syrian nuclear reactor built with North Korean help. (AFP) December 10, 2021 Syrian opposition member and former parliamentary member Mohammad Barmo claimed that North Korea and Iran were helping develop a nuclear reactor [...]

By |December 10th, 2021|Syria|

Iran-backed militias use vegetable trucks to smuggle weapons into Syria

Members of the Iranian-backed Liwa Fatimiyoun militia in Syria, undated. (Asharq Al-Awsat) December 8, 2021 A shipment of arms and ammunition loaded on vegetable trucks entered Syrian territory from Iraq, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The Observatory said that the shipment was smuggled out "fear of being targeted” by the [...]

By |December 8th, 2021|Iraq, Syria|

Syrian FM tells Iran it will respond to Israeli attacks

Posters of Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah, Syrian President Bashar Assad and Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei in a village near the Lebanese-Syrian border. (REUTERS) December 8, 2021 Syria’s Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad is in Iran this week, where he told his counterparts that Syria will respond to Israeli attacks in Syria. “We are [...]

By |December 8th, 2021|Israel, Syria|

US sanctions target individuals, entities in Iran and Syria

A general view of the US Treasury Department. (AFP) December 7, 2021 The US on Tuesday imposed sanctions on more than a dozen people and entities in Iran, Syria and Uganda, accusing them of being connected to serious human rights abuses and repressive acts. In an action marking the week of the US Summit [...]

By |December 7th, 2021|North America, Syria, USA|

Syrian Foreign Minister visits Tehran

Syria's Foreign Minister Faisal al-Mekdad, with Iran's Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian. (SANA) December 6, 2021 Syria's Foreign Minister Faisal al-Mekdad arrived in Tehran on Sunday for a two-day visit at the invitation of his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amir-Abdollahian. The visit aims to boost strategic relations between the two countries, according to Syria's al-Watan [...]

By |December 6th, 2021|Syria|