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Untold facts: General Qasem Soleimani on 33-day War with Israel

After 20 years, for the first time since being appointed as the Chief Commander of Quds brigade, General Soleimani was interviewed by Khamenei.ir. Untold facts: Gen. Soleimani on 33-day War with Israel Untold facts part2: Gen. Soleimani on 33-day War with Israel (Part 2) http://english.khamenei.ir/news/7074/Untold-facts-on-Israel-Hezbollah-war-in-an-interview-with-Major After 20 years, for the first time since being appointed as the Chief Commander of Quds brigade, General Soleimani was interviewed by Khamenei.ir. The following

The Saker interviews Professor Seyed Mohammad Marandi

[this interview was made for the Unz Review] Introduction: first, several friends recently suggested that that I should interview Professor Seyed Mohammad Marandi; then I read this most interesting text on Moon of Alabama and I decided to ask Professor Marandi to share his views of the current situation in Iran, the Persian Gulf the rest of the Middle-East who very kindly agreed to reply to my question in spite

War Gaming the Persian Gulf Conflict

By Blake Archer Williams for The Saker Blog Greetings from Tehran, the “Capital of the free world” (E. Michael Jones). A few days ago, Larry Johnson, a former CIA analyst, had a brief post on Colonel Patrick Lang’s weblog, Sic Semper Tyrannis. Here’s the link: https://turcopolier.typepad.com/sic_semper_tyrannis/2019/07/will-donald-trump-kill-his-presidency-over-iran-by-larry-c-johnson.html#comments He gave four possible options, and invited the commenters to add others of their own. The whole post and the comments which followed were

British Marines Seized Iranian Oil Tanker

Syrian War Report – July 5, 2019: British Marines Seized Iranian Oil Tanker On July 4, a detachment of Royal Marines and the authorities in Gibraltar seized a supertanker suspected of carrying oil to Syria on the belief it was breaching EU sanctions. 30 Royal Marines from 42 Commando were involved in the operation targeting Grace 1 that had sailed from Iran. The operation was made upon request from the

Trump Stopped Strike On Iran, But Tensions Continued To Grow

https://southfront.org/trump-stopped-strike-on-iran-but-tensions-continued-to-grow/ Tensions continued to grow in the Persian Gulf region after the shoot-down of a $110 million U.S. RQ-4A Global Hawk surveillance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps over the Straight of Hormuz on June 20. According to the Iranian side, the UAV was in Iranian airspace off the shores of the district of Kouhmobarak when it was hit by a surface-to-air missile launched by the

Gulf Conflict: Iran Shot Down U.S. Global Hawk. Houthis Struck Saudi Power Plant With Cruise Missile

https://southfront.org/persian-gulf-conflict-iran-shot-down-u-s-global-hawk-houthis-struck-saudi-power-plant-with-cruise-missile/ Late on June 19, Ansar Allah (also known as the Houthis) carried out a new one “cruise missile” strike on Saudi Arabia. The missile strike targeted a major power plant in the area of al-Shuqaiq in the Kingdom’s southern province of Jizan. Brig. Gen. Yahya Sari, a spokesman for the part of the Yemeni Armed Forces loyal to the Ansar Allah government said that the strike was a response

War Propaganda And US Military Buildup Against Iran

https://southfront.org/war-propaganda-and-us-military-buildup-against-iran/ Tensions continue to grow in the Persian Gulf. In early May, the US deployed the USS Abraham Lincoln strike group as well as the USS Arlington amphibious transport dock, additional marines, amphibious vehicles, rotary aircraft, Patriot missiles and a bomber strike force to the region claiming that this is a needed measure to deter Iran, which allegedly prepares to attack US troops and infrastructure. On May 21, Acting Defense

Iran Took Control Of Several US Drones Flying Over Syria, Iraq

Syrian War Report – Feb. 21-22, 2019: Iran Took Control Of Several US Drones Flying Over Syria, Iraq The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the National Defense Forces (NDF) have finished their combing operation in the central Syrian desert, the NDF media center said in a statement. According to the released statement, the SAA and the NDF eliminated several ISIS members and seized loads of weapons and equipment in the

November 5, 2018: Former US-backed Militants Switch Sides In Conflict

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-november-5-2018-former-us-backed-militants-switch-sides-in-conflict/ Former members of US-backed militant groups are joining forces with the Lebanese Hezbollah movement, operating in Syria, the WSJ reported on November 1. According to the report, approximately 2,000 fighters had joined the forces and have even started receiving salaries. The WSJ claimed that it was due to losing funding from the US. However, the reason pointed out by local experts is that the US strategy in Syria had

September 24, 2018: Rift Grows Among Militant Groups In Idlib

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-september-24-2018-rift-grows-among-militant-groups-in-idlib/ 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, BTC: 3Gbs4rjcVUtQd8p3CiFUCxPLZwRqurezRZ, BCH: qpf2cphc5dkuclkqur7lhj2yuqq9pk3hmukle77vhq, ETH: 0x9f4cda013e354b8fc285bf4b9a60460cee7f7ea9 A rift among Idlib militant groups is growing over the demilitarization zone agreement reached by Turkey and Russia earlier this month. On September 22, the National Front for Liberation (NFL) released on official statement declaring its support to the

September 5, 2018: Israel Carries Out New Strike As Idlib Battle Looms

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-september-5-2018-israel-carries-out-new-strike-as-idlib-battle-looms/   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, BTC: 3Gbs4rjcVUtQd8p3CiFUCxPLZwRqurezRZ, BCH: qpf2cphc5dkuclkqur7lhj2yuqq9pk3hmukle77vhq, ETH: 0x9f4cda013e354b8fc285bf4b9a60460cee7f7ea9 On September 4, Israel carried out a strike on targets in the provinces of Tartus and Hama, according to the Syrian state media. The Syrian Air Defense Forces intercepted at least five missiles. However, the rest of them

September 3, 2018: MSM Claims Iran Moves Missiles To Iraq

https://southfront.org/syrian-iraqi-war-report-september-3-2018-msm-claims-iran-moves-missiles-to-iraq/ 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, BTC: 3Gbs4rjcVUtQd8p3CiFUCxPLZwRqurezRZ, BCH: qpf2cphc5dkuclkqur7lhj2yuqq9pk3hmukle77vhq, ETH: 0x9f4cda013e354b8fc285bf4b9a60460cee7f7ea9 The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has repelled an attack by the Lions of the East Army militant group on the ancient city of Palmyra from the direction of the US-occupied area of al-Tanf, the Russian Centre for the Reconciliation

Major General Soleimani sharply reacts to Trump’s recent military threat

Press TV reports: Iran’s Major General Qassem Soleimani has sharply reacted to the recent “cabaret owner-style” military threat by US President Donald Trump against the Islamic Republic, saying he takes the position to respond “as a soldier” since it is beneath the dignity of Iran’s president to do so. Addressing Trump, the commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said, “You threaten us with an action

Russian president gets message from Iran Leader Ayatollah Khamenei

http://217.218.67.231/Detail/2018/07/12/567862/Russia A senior Iranian official has conveyed a message from Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei to Russian President Vladimir Putin during a meeting in Moscow. Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior aide to Ayatollah Khamenei, also submitted another message from Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to the Russian head of state during the meeting on Thursday. The talks were also attended by Ali Asghar Fathi, the Leader’s special

Is Putin really ready to “ditch” Iran?

[This analysis was written for the Unz Review] The topic of Russian actions in Syria still continues to fascinate and create a great deal of polemics.  This makes senses – the issue is exceedingly important on many levels, including pragmatic and moral ones, and today I want to stick strictly to the pragmatic level and set aside, just for a while, moral/ethical/spiritual considerations.  Furthermore, I will also pretend, for argument’s

Israel, U.S. Prepare For Further Attacks On Syria

https://southfront.org/israel-u-s-prepare-for-further-attacks-on-syria/ In 2018, the Syrian war entered into a new phase of the conflict marked by the increased tensions among key powers involved in the standoff. The collapse of ISIS’ self-proclaimed Caliphate, which used to be a main formal enemy of both the US-led bloc and the Syrian-Iranian-Russian alliance, has sharpened the contrast between the goals of the two sides. The Damascus government, Iran and Russia seek to solve fully

Iran, Turkey, Russia issue joint statement on Syria

TEHRAN, May 15 (MNA) – The Islamic Republic of Iran, the Russian Federation and the Republic of Turkey as guarantors of the observance of the ceasefire regime in the Syrian Arab Republic issued a joint Statement on the International Meeting on Syria in Astana. Following is the full text of the statement: The Islamic Republic of Iran, the Russian Federation and the Republic of Turkey as guarantors of the observance

May 8, 2018: Rastan Pocket Deal, Ka-52 Crash

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-may-8-2018-rastan-pocket-deal-ka-52-crash/ An evacuation of militants and their supporters has started in the Rastan pocket in northern Homs. On May 7, 62 buses carrying out a batch of militants left the area towards the northern town of Jarabulus currently controlled by Turkey and its proxies. A second batch is set to leave the area on May 8. According to local sources, about 3,000 persons are set to be evacuated. Prior to

Syrian War Report – May 7, 2018: Syrian Army Delivers Devastating Blow To ISIS In Southern Damascus

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-may-7-2018-syrian-army-delivers-devastating-blow-to-isis-in-damascus-countryside/ ISIS’ defense is rapidly collapsing in southern Damascus under a pressure from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies. Last weekend, government forces liberated the southern part of the al-Hajar al-Aswad district from ISIS terrorists and made a few important gains in the northern part of the district, including a local power station and the nearby points. By May 7, the SAA and its allies have stormed northern

Syrian War Report – May 3, 2018: Syrian Army Storming ISIS-held Yarmouk Camp

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-may-3-2018-syrian-army-storms-isis-held-yarmouk-camp/ In southern Damascus, the Syrian Arab Army and its allies have made important advances over the last few days entering the northern part of the Yarmouk refugee camp area and a farm area west of al-Hajar al-Aswad. According to the ISIS-linked news agency Amaq, 20 Syrian Army soldiers have been killed in the recent clashes in al-Hajar al-Aswad. Government troops have also started entering the eastern part of the

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