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Syrian rebels: US sends more arms against Iran threat -

Syrian rebels say the United States and its allies are sending them more arms to try to fend off a new push into the southeast by Iran-backed militias aiming to open an overland supply route between Iraq and Syria. Tensions escalated in the ...and more »

Analysis: How the Syrian Government Pushed East Along Three Axes - News Deeply

Ever since a deal was struck in the Kazakh capital of Astana early this month to de-escalate the conflict in western Syria, all eyes have been turning east. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his allies have just launched an operation to “take ...and more »

War in Iraq: Iran Allies Battle ISIS to Secure Border With Syria and Unite Forces - Newsweek

Iran-backed militias in Iraq have advanced against the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) on the nation's border with Syria, where the units hope to link up with a parallel anti-ISIS offensive run by the Syrian army and its allies. Armed groups under ...and more »

Syrian rebels say Russian jets blocked their attack on Iranian-backed militias - Business Insider

AMMAN (Reuters) - Western-backed Syrian rebels said on Wednesday that Russian jets attacked them as they tried to advance against Iran-backed militias in a region of Syria's southeastern desert. They said six jets bombed their positions as they moved ...and more »

A showdown could be looming between the US, Iran, and the Assad regime at the Syria-Iraq border - Business Insider

In April, Syrian rebel fighters and their US special-forces trainers repulsed an ISIS attack in an hours-long battle marked by suicide bombers and coalition airstrikes. The battle took place at al Tanf near the Syria-Iraq border, and the camp there is ...and more »

Rebels reopen border crossing between Syria, Iraq - Syria Direct

US-backed rebels in the southeastern Syrian desert reopened a border point between Syria and Iraq two months ago, sparking cross-border trade between the two countries for the first time since 2015. The a-Tanf border crossing, located on the Syrian ...and more »

Iran-backed Iraqi force takes IS villages on Syria border - Middle East Eye

An Iraqi Shia Muslim force backed by Iran said it pushed Islamic State out of a group of villages on the border with Syria on Monday, a manoeuvre that could weaken the militants' hold on the frontier. The Iraqi territory taken by the Popular ...and more »

If Trump Wants to Fight Iran, He'll Soon Get the Chance in Syria - Bloomberg

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, assisted by Russia and Iran, saw his forces retake Aleppo in the biggest victory against rebels in almost six years of civil war. The Syrian civil war started in 2011 on the heels of the Arab Spring. It has seen the ...and more »

Iraq's Iran-backed militias propose entering Syria to back Assad - The New Arab

A spokesman for Iraq's Iran-backed paramilitary forces has said they ready to move inside Syrian territories to fight alongside the Assad regime after they captured areas along the border. Tags: Iraq, Hashed al-Shaabi, Syria, Assad, Iran. A spokesman ...and more »

Iraq: Iran-Linked Shiite Troops' Advance Toward Syria Border May Benefit Assad - Breitbart News

Iran-backed Shiite paramilitary troops, sanctioned by Baghdad, say they have pushed the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) out of several villages west of Mosul, advancing further towards Iraq's border with Syria. “Iraq's government is aiming to control the ...and more »