Middle East News

Iran-Backed Militias Move Weapons to Daeshi Tunnels in Deir Ezzor: Report

Feb 20, 2021

The Iranian-backed Afghan Fatemiyoun militias in Deir Ezzor have reportedly begun moving their weapons, ammunition, and rockets to underground tunnels previously dug by the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), better known by the pejorative term Daesh.

Fascist SSNP demands punishment for “treason” of Arab Christians over supporting US sanctions against Assad

Feb 17, 2021

Lebanon’s far-right Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP) has accused prominent Christian figures from Syria and other Arab nations who jointly signed a letter urging US and French Presidents Joe Biden and Emmanuel Macron to maintain sanctions against the Assad regime of “treason”, calling for them to face legal punishment over the letter.

Five injured in gunfight between Hezbollah and Assad regime intelligence members in Damascus countryside: report

Feb 15, 2021

Fighting reportedly broke out on Sunday (February 14) between members of the Lebanese Hezbollah militia and personnel from the Assad regime’s infamous Air Force Intelligence Directorate (AFID) in rural Damascus province.

According to news site SY24’s correspondent in the area, “The town of Al-Ghasoula, near Damascus International Airport in the countryside of Damascus, saw clashes using automatic weapons between groups of Hezbollah militia and the Air Force Intelligence branch."

Russian forces search for the remains of two Israeli soldiers at Yarmouk Camp cemetery: report

Feb 07, 2021

Russian forces have reportedly begun searching for the remains of two more Israeli soldiers, missing since 1982, in a cemetery near the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp near Damascus.

The two soldiers, identified as Zvi Feldman and Yehuda Katz, have been missing since 1982 during the ‘Battle of Sultan Yaqoub’ in the First Lebanese War, along with another Israeli soldier, Zachary Baumel, whose remains were recovered and returned to Israel in 2019, according to a report by the Times of Israel newspaper.

Iranian militias believed to be responsible for murder of 3 fishermen in Aleppo

Feb 06, 2021

Three local civilians fishing on the bank of the Euphrates River in rural Aleppo governorate were killed by a sniper on Thursday (February 3), with other locals retrieving their bodies from the river.

PKK Working to Derail Intra-Kurdish Dialogue in Syria: ENKS

Jan 21, 2021

The Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) is working to prevent the Syrian Kurdish parties from reaching an agreement, said a leading member of the Kurdistan National Council of Syria (ENKS).

Speaking to BasNews on Wednesday (January 20), Ibrahim Bro, a member of ENKS Foreign Relations Committee, said the PKK is hoping to derail the dialogue between the Kurdish political parties in Syria which is supported by the US.

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.

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.

Defector pilot who planned to hit Assad's palace dies under torture in regime prison

Dec 07, 2020

A group of high-ranking military officers who defected from the Assad regime’s forces today announced the death under torture in a regime prison of one of its founding members, who had reportedly planned to launch an airstrike on the Republican Palace in Damascus to kill the dictator Bashar al-Assad.

The group announced in a statement today, Monday, that Colonel Hassan Abdul-Razzaq Hammoud (pictured), a senior pilot with Assad’s air force, was martyred under torture in the prison of the Assad forces.

He reportedly died in 2019, six years after his arrest.

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).

Pages