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Iranian militia reinforcements arrive in Quneitra from Damascus

Jan 18, 2021

Iranian regime militias reportedly deployed military reinforcements to Quneitra Governorate in southern Syria on Saturday (January 16, 2021), transferring them from the Syrian capital, Damascus.

According to the local Nabaa news website, reinforcements of the elite forces in the Iranian militia and the affiliated Radwan Brigades arrived in Quneitra from Damascus.

Assad’s desperate attempt to revive reputation destined to fail

Jan 08, 2021

By Dr. Dania Koleilat Khatib, Arab News

Many people adopt new year’s resolutions. They usually involve quitting smoking, losing weight, spending more time with family or just being more positive. However, for Bashar Assad, his resolution seems to be to rebrand himself as a man of peace.

IRGC provides hospitals for troops, militias in Deir Ezzor as public health services collapse: report

Jan 05, 2021

Iran’s regime has reportedly set up well-equipped hospitals for its forces and militias in Al Bukamal in eastern Deir Ezzor governorate, even as the already ravaged health services for the area’s long-suffering residents continue to collapse.

'Independent' UN rights expert condemning Caesar's Law sanctions is Kremlin-allied Belarusian academic, RT regular

Dec 29, 2020

A statement issued by the United Nations report on Tuesday cites Alena Douhan, the UN’s ‘special rapporteur on the negative impacts of unilateral coercive measures on human rights’, who expressed concern that the sanctions imposed on Bashar al-Assad’s regime under the Caesar Act “risk exacerbating the already dire humanitarian situation in Syria, especially in the course of COVID-19 pandemic, and put Syrians at even greater risk of rights violations.”

Nasrallah: Soleimani convinced Russia to intervene in Syria

Dec 28, 2020

Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah has claimed that Qassem Soleimani, the late head of Iran’s Quds Force, was responsible for convincing Russia to intervene militarily in Syria.

Al-Maliki praises Soleimani's "pivotal role" in propping up Assad, says "We are all resistance"

Dec 26, 2020

In an interview with Iran’s state Al-Alam channel, former Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki emphasized what he called the pivotal role of the late Iranian Quds Force commander, Qassem Soleimani, in the Syrian crisis, praising the killing and destruction of the Syrian people and their cities by the latter.

Iran to transfer Afghan militia out of Syria in message to Biden: report

Iran transferring Afghan militia as part of policy with new US administration, according to Syria TV report

In a sudden and unexpected move from Iran, whose policies indicate its adherence to what it considers the "gains" it has achieved in Syria, its Foreign Minister, Javad Zarif, has announced Tehran's intention to expel members of the Afghan ‘Fatemiyoun’ militia from Syria and return them to their country. The move comes despite Zarif previously acknowledging the Fatemiyoun militia as the most powerful Iranian-affiliated militia in Syria, reports Syria TV.

Assad regime tightens screws in Deir Ezzor, conscripting its own militia members, while Iran's militias lure recruits with drugs, higher pay: report

Dec 21, 2020

The Syrian regime's army in Deir Ezzor governorate is trying to compensate for its human losses after long battles its forces have fought against the Syrian opposition factions in various Syrian cities, in addition to recent attacks on its army forces blamed on Daesh (ISIS), by imposing forced recruitment on young men in the area.

Turkish intelligence arrests 11 for involvement in Iran’s kidnap of Ahwazi dissident

Dec 14, 2020

The Turkish National Intelligence Organization (MIT) has reportedly detained 11 people suspected of collusion with Iran’s regime following investigations into the abduction of an Ahawzi dissident, Habib Chaab, by criminals working on behalf of Iran’s regime.

Iranian militias launch arrest campaign against young people in Deir Ezzor: report

Dec 05, 2020

The Iranian-backed militias that control large areas of the eastern region of Syria have reportedly launched a new campaign of arrests against a number of young men in the villages of the western countryside of Deir Ezzor, in search of individuals ‘wanted’ over allegations of dealing with the US coalition and the Syrian Democratic Forces (PKK).

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