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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).

IRGC arrests members, militiamen in Syria for ‘treason’ over ‘communicating with foreign parties’: report

Iran’s ‘Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps’ (IRGC) has reportedly arrested a number of its own personnel, along with Afghan, Pakistani and other members of its affiliated proxy militias in Syria, for treason on charges of “communicating with foreign parties”.

Independent news agency Syria TV reported that IRGC members and militiamen were arrested in the early hours of Thursday (December 3, 2020) in Albu Kamal in Deir Ezzor governorate, on the Syrian-Iraqi border; the city is currently controlled by Iranian regime forces and affiliated militias.

Iranian militias besiege a Russian convoy in Albu Kamal as tensions grow

Dec 01, 2020

Following the expulsion of ISIS from the city of Albu Kamal in Deir Ezzor governorate, the town on the Syrian-Iraq border has seen a growing presence of Iranian militias, who have imposed their full control there due to its vital geographical location on the road used by Iran’s forces in travelling to and from Syria via Iraq.

For the past few months, Russia has been trying to expand its regional sphere of influence in the Syrian-Iraqi border area at the expense of the Iranian militias, in line with Russia's plan to extend its control over strategic areas in Syria.

10 Iranian-backed militiamen killed in airstrikes by unidentified planes in central Syria - report

Jun 26, 2020

Just two days after alleged Israeli airstrikes targeted a number of sites around Syria, 10 pro-Iranian militia members were killed in airstrikes by unidentified aircraft in central Syria on Thursday night, according to the local Ayn Al-Furat news source.

Iranian-Norwegian found guilty of spying for Iran in Denmark

Jun 26, 2020

A Danish court on Friday found a Norwegian citizen guilty of spying for an Iranian intelligence service and of complicity in a suspected plot to kill an Iranian Arab opposition figure in Denmark.

Iraqi security forces raid Iran-backed militia headquarters - govt sources

Jun 26, 2020

Iraqi security forces raided a headquarters belonging to an Iran-backed militia south of Baghdad late on Thursday, seized rockets and detained three leaders of the group at the site, two Iraqi government officials said.

The officials said the militia group targeted was Kataib Hezbollah, an Iran-backed group that U.S. officials have accused of firing rockets at bases hosting U.S. troops and other facilities in Iraq. Kataib Hezbollah is also among the Iranian-backed militias backing Assad in Syria.

Protests in Iraq, Lebanon and Syria: Major Blow to Iran Regime’s Strategic Depth

By Masoud Dalvand

The ongoing protests in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Lebanon against corruption and particularly Iran’s meddling in these countries is a heavy blow to the Iranian regime’s so-called strategic depth.

The new wave of protests in Syria, particularly in regions under Bashar-al Assad’s control with the majority of Alawi Shiite residents, is a serious blow to the Iranian regime’s meddling in this country.

No sweet victory for Assad as economy collapses and U.S. sanctions hit

Just last year, Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad seemed on the brink of crowning military victories by easing his diplomatic isolation and recovering more of Syria without a bullet being fired.

Not only had the U.S.-allied Kurdish PKK invited Assad’s forces back to the northeast, but businessmen from the once hostile United Arab Emirates visited Damascus to scout out investment opportunities and regional trade had started to pick up.

Russian-backed Palestinian ‘Al-Quds Brigade’ kills Assad security forces in attack on Iran-linked Deir el-Zour checkpoint: report

Jun 23, 2020

Gunmen affiliated with the Russian-linked Palestinian ‘Al-Quds Brigade’ militia on Monday carried out an attack on an Assad regime Military Intelligence Division checkpoint south of Deir el-Zour, killing and wounding a number of regime personnel.

Call Syria reported that the militiamen attacked the Hreibsha checkpoint on the Damascus-Deir Al-Zour highway after military intelligence personnel stationed there stopped an ambulance carrying Al-Quds Brigade personnel who had been wounded earlier in a landmine explosion in the southern rural area of Deir el-Zour countryside.

Clashes Between Syrian Regime Army and Iranian Militias Leave Several Dead: Report

Clashes between Syrian regime forces and Iranian militias have reportedly been raging in the Syrian city of Albukamal over the last few days, coinciding with the targeting of a bus transporting members of Assad’s forces in the south of the country.

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