Tag: Syria

Iran prepares to confront Israel in Syria via Hezbollah – report

Iran may be preparing for conflict with Israel in Syria and no longer will accept Israeli airstrikes on its warehouses without a response, a report over the weekend suggested. Veteran journalist Elijah Magnier wrote on the website Medium about whether the “great Middle Eastern war will begin in the Levant” and cited Syria as a potential flashpoint. […]

Despite Israeli strikes, Iranian forces massing on Syrian border

Multiple drones reportedly belonging to the Israeli Air Force (IAF) carried out a new series of airstrikes against Iranian-backed militias in the area of Deir Ez-Zur in eastern Syria over the weekend. The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported that a total of 8 airstrikes targeted the Afghan Liwa Fatemiyoun militia which was […]

US court: Iran, Syria, Hamas, IJ can be liable for ‘lone-wolf’ attackers

A US federal court in Washington has set a new precedent with a default judgment that Iran, Syria, Hamas and Islamic Jihad can be held liable for wrongful death damages for the actions of certain “lone-wolf” attackers. The game-changing decision means that terrorist groups and state sponsors of terrorism could be hit with million- and even billion-dollar […]

Monitor: 5 pro-Iran fighters killed in Syria strike blamed on Israel

An airstrike in eastern Syria on Sunday killed five non-Syrian fighters backed by Iran, a Britain-based war monitor said. The strike targeted three military vehicles belonging to Iran-backed paramilitary fighters near the Iraqi border, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The monitor did not say who was behind the attack near the border town […]

Russia Allegedly Transports 6 Syrian Jets to Iran After Israeli Attack

Earlier this month, the Israeli Air Force carried out a powerful attack on a Syrian military site that stored several aircraft, including six MiG-29 jets, in eastern Homs. The aircraft were badly damaged by the Israeli strikes, and new reports have surfaced that they were transported from Syria to Iran for repairs.  Citing a Russian […]

Fighting Between Syrian Forces and Al-Qaida-linked Group Leaves Dozens Dead

Al-Qaida-linked fighters attacked Syrian government positions Sunday on the edge of the country’s last rebel stronghold, triggering intense clashes that killed nearly three dozen combatants across both sides, opposition activists said. The fighting was among the worst since early March, when an agreement between Turkey and Russia halted the Syrian government’s three-month air and ground […]

Syria Warns Israel Over West Bank Annexation

The Syrian authorities have condemned Israel’s plans to annex territories in the West Bank “Syria expresses strong condemnation and rejection concerning the statements by Israel’s prime minister regarding the annexation of additional Palestinian territories in the West Bank, which is interpreted as aggression … This is a continuous violation and disrespect toward the international laws […]

Battles rage in Syria despite coronavirus cease-fires

Despite the new challenges posed by the novel coronavirus outbreak, Turkey is pressing ahead with military deployments in Syria’s Idlib and maintaining its tight grip east of the Euphrates River. Ankara has transferred a number of military vehicles and munitions to Idlib, bringing its number of military posts in the last rebel bastion to 53 […]

US Flexes Military Might Near Russian Forces In Provocative F-35 Flight Over Syria

The U.S. military flew their new F-35 stealth jet over Syria’s skies this past week, as they display their strength in front of the Russian Armed Forces who are only a few kilometers away from the American troops in the eastern Euphrates region. In a tweet on Monday, the Special Ops Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent […]

Fresh Russian-U.S. ‘Skirmish’ Reported in Syria

Russian and U.S. forces have faced off for what could be the fourth time in less than two weeks in oil-rich northeastern Syria, the local Kurdish news outlet Anha reported Saturday. Video of the reported standoff in the Hasakah province showed a Russian-flagged armored vehicle and what appeared to be two U.S. Army armored vehicles […]