Tag "Iran"

Syrian War Report – December 7, 2017: Iran-Lebanon Land Route

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-december-7-2017-iran-lebanon-land-route/ On December 6, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), the Tiger Forces, Hezbollah and Iranian-backed militias liberated al-Alwai, Sayyal, Ghabrah, Tall Madkok, Hawi al-Ghabrah, al-Ashayir and Bissisat from ISIS and established a full control over the highway between the cities of Deir Ezzor and al-Bukamal in eastern Syria. The rest of ISIS members had reportedly withdrawn from the Euphrates Valley to Syria’s Homs desert or the desert area in western

Geopolitical Standoff In Post-ISIS Middle East

https://southfront.org/war-yemen-geopolitical-standoff-middle-east/ If you’re able, and if you like our content and approach, please support the project. Our work wouldn’t be possible without your help: PayPal: southfront@list.ru or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront As the ISIS terrorist group is collapsing in Syria and Iraq, the competition among powers involved in the conflict increases. In March, Moscow and Astana become the main centers of the diplomatic activity with top leaders from Israel, Turkey,

Syrian War Report – December 4, 2017: Israeli-Iranian Tensions Gain Momentum

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-december-4-2017-israeli-iranian-tensions-gain-momentum/ If you’re able, and if you like our content and approach, please support the project. Our work wouldn’t be possible without your help: PayPal: southfront@list.ru or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront On December 2, Israeli forces launched between 4 and 6 missiles on the supposed Iranian military facility in the area of al- Kiswah in southern Damascus. According to pro-government sources, the Syrian Air Defense Force (SADF) fired several Buk-M2E surface-to-air missiles from its position

Syrian War Report – November 23, 2017: Syrian Army Liberates Dozen Villages In Euphrates Valley

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-november-23-2017-syrian-army-liberates-dozen-villages-in-euphrates-valley/ If you’re able, and if you like our content and approach, please support the project. Our work wouldn’t be possible without your help: PayPal: southfront@list.ru or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront Syrian government forces have liberated a large area from ISIS on the western bank of the Euphrates. The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) Tiger Forces have captured the villages of Ajrama, al-Safsafah, Ksu Umm Saba, al-Jahlah, al-Dwair, Wadi Abu Jasim, Surat al-Kshma, Subaykhan, Gharbiyah, Suwaydan

Israel, Saudi Arabia Setting Preconditions For War With Hezbollah

https://southfront.org/israel-saudi-arabia-setting-preconditions-for-war-with-hezbollah/ If you’re able, and if you like our content and approach, please support the project. Our work wouldn’t be possible without your help: PayPal: southfront@list.ru or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront The crisis in the Middle East is developing further. In Saudi Arabia, the purge continued. According to Middle East Eye, senior Saudi figures were tortured and beaten in the purge under the banner of an anti-corruption movement, conducted by current Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

The Saudi Purge: The Middle East Is On The Verge Of New War

https://southfront.org/the-saudi-purge-the-middle-east-is-on-the-verge-of-new-war/ If you’re able, and if you like our content and approach, please support the project. Our work wouldn’t be possible without your help: PayPal: southfront@list.ru or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront Saudi Arabia is going through a major internal political crisis the likes of which has rarely been seen. A missile gets fired on the Saudi capital. A missile, which was allegedly built in Iran and smuggled to Yemen, just to be fired at Saudi

Syrian War Report – August 23, 2017: Syrian Army Liberates Large Area From ISIS

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-august-23-2017-syrian-army-liberates-large-area-from-isis/ If you’re able, and if you like our content and approach, please support the project. Our work wouldn’t be possible without your help: PayPal: southfront@list.ru or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront On August 22, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) Tiger Forces successfully continued their operation against ISIS and liberated Dahr Hamra, Latum Ghabiri, Souq, Qasr Hayr Sharqi and Kuwayr in the province of Homs. This advance reduced the distance to Sukhna from 10 km

Syrian War Report – August 17, 2017: Iran Builds Long-Range Missile Factory In Syria

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-august-17-2017-iran-builds-long-range-missile-factory-in-syria/ If you’re able, and if you like our content and approach, please support the project. Our work wouldn’t be possible without your help: PayPal: southfront@list.ru or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront Voiceover by Harold Hoover Government forces, led by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) captured more points north of the Sunbul gas station in the Ayn Tarma area in eastern Damascus.  The advance came amid intense shelling of Faylaq al-Rahman positions in Ayn Tarma

Syrian War Report – June 23, 2017: Army Regaining More Ground Near Palmyra

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-june-23-2017-army-regaining-more-ground-near-palmyra/ If you’re able, and if you like our content and approach, please support the project. Our work wouldn’t be possible without your help: PayPal: southfront@list.ru or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront The Syrian Arab Army (SAA), the National Defense Forces (NDF) and other pro-government factions have further advanced against ISIS and US-backed militants in the province of Homs. On Thursday, government troops captured Tal Ghurab northwest of the US garrison

Qatar Crisis: Origins and Consequences

https://southfront.org/qatar-crisis-consequences/ If you’re able, and if you like our content and approach, please support the project. Our work wouldn’t be possible without your help: PayPal: southfront@list.ru or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront The current crisis surrounding Qatar represents the most severe conflict among Gulf Arab states since the end of the Cold War. While these oil-rich, autocratic OPEC members have historically been at the most allies of convenience united by common

Syrian War Report – June 19, 2017: US Downs Syrian Su-22, Pushes To SAA-SDF Escalation

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-june-19-2017-us-downs-syrian-su-22-pushes-to-saa-sdf-escalation/ If you’re able, and if you like our content and approach, please support the project. Our work wouldn’t be possible without your help: PayPal: southfront@list.ru or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront On Sunday, a US Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet shot down a Syrian Air Force Su-22 warplane near Ja’Din in the western part of the province of Raqqah. Ja’Din is located in the area south of the town of Tabqah

Iraqi-Syrian War Report – June 1, 2017: PMU Preparing For Further Advances In Border Area

https://southfront.org/iraqi-syrian-war-report-june-1-2017-pmu-preparing-for-further-advances-in-border-area/ If you’re able, and if you like our content and approach, please support the project. Our work wouldn’t be possible without your help: PayPal: southfront@list.ru or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront Voiceover by Harold Hoover The Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) have repelled a large ISIS attack in western Nineveh near the Iraqi-Syrian border. On Monday, the PMU reached the border with Syria and started digging trenches and preparing positions

Syrian War Report – May 5, 2017: De-Escalation Zones And Advance On Deir Ezzor

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-may-5-2017-de-escalation-zones-and-advance-on-deir-ezzor/ If you’re able, and if you like our content and approach, please support the project. Our work wouldn’t be possible without your help: PayPal: southfront@list.ru or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront Iran, Turkey and Russia have signed a memorandum on the creation of four security zones in Syria during another round of the peace talks in Astana on May 4. According to the document, security zones were proposed in the

Syrian War Report – May 4, 2017: Rebel Civil War In Eastern Ghouta

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-may-4-2017-rebel-civil-war-in-eastern-ghouta/ If you’re able, and if you like our content and approach, please support the project. Our work wouldn’t be possible without your help: PayPal: southfront@list.ru or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront Voiceover by Harold Hoover Clashes continued between Jaish al-Islam and the joint forces of the Al-Rahman Corps and Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) in the Eastern Ghouta region near Damascus. The Al-Rahman Corps

Syrian War Report – April 6, 2017: US Threatens Unilateral Action In Response To Alleged Chemical Attack

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-april-6-2017-us-threatens-unilateral-action-in-response-to-alleged-chemical-attack/ If you’re able, and if you like our content and approach, please support the project. Our work wouldn’t be possible without your help: PayPal: southfront@list.ru or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront Voiceover by Harold Hoover On April 5th, in northern Hama, government forces, led by the Syrian Army’s Tiger Forces, launched a surprise attack to retake from militants the important town of Helfaya. Government troops entered the town but

Syrian War Report – February 27, 2017: Intense Clashes Between Syrian Forces And Turkish Proxies In Tadef

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-february-27-2017-intense-clashes-between-syrian-fores-and-turkish-proxies-in-tadef/   If you’re able, and if you like our content and approach, please support the project. Our work wouldn’t be possible without your help: PayPal: southfront@list.ru or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront Clashes between militant groups involved in the Turkish Operation Euphrates Shield and the Syrian army’s Tiger Forces have been ongoing in the town of Tadef located directly south of al-Bab since Sunday. Last weekend, the Tiger Forces made

TRUMP PRESIDENCY – first SNAFUs already

This article was written for the Unz Review: http://www.unz.com/tsaker/trump-presidency-first-snafus-already/ It is a rare privilege to be able to criticize a politician for actually fulfilling his campaign promises but Donald Trump is a unique President and this week he offered us exactly this opportunity with not one, but three different SNAFUs to report. First, there was the botched raid against an alleged al-Qaeda compound in Yakla, Yemen. First, let me commit

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