#Iran

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).

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.

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