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Tehran's road to Damascus - Arab News;

Tehran's road to Damascus - Arab News

Arab NewsTehran's road to DamascusArab NewsIran-backed militias reached a new milestone this week, managing to advance to the Iraq-Syria border. Rudaw, the main media outlet of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), said of this development: “The Hashd (Shiite militia) could soon resemble the ...and more »

Hashd Al-Shaabi to liberate Tanf border-crossing - Ahlul Bayt News Agency: Providing Shia News (press release);

Hashd Al-Shaabi to liberate Tanf border-crossing - Ahlul Bayt News Agency: Providing Shia News (press release)

Ahlul Bayt News Agency: Providing Shia News (press release)Hashd Al-Shaabi to liberate Tanf border-crossingAhlul Bayt News Agency: Providing Shia News (press release)May 31, 2017 - 11:37 PM News Code : 833359 Source : FNA Link: (AhlulBayt News Agency) - Field sources reported that the Hashd al-Shaabi (Iraq's Popular Mobilization Forces) is ready to fight against ISIS along with the Syrian Army troops to free the ...and more »

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

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

Business InsiderA showdown could be looming between the US, Iran, and the Assad regime at the Syria-Iraq borderBusiness Insiderus special forces raqqa syria A US fighter stands near a military vehicle, north of Raqqa, Syria, November 6, 2016. REUTERS/Rodi Said. In April, Syrian rebel fighters and their US special-forces trainers repulsed an ISIS attack in an hours-long battle ...and more »

US Allies Are Sending More Arms to Syrian Rebels to Counter Iran Threat - Iran Focus;

US Allies Are Sending More Arms to Syrian Rebels to Counter Iran Threat - Iran Focus

Iran FocusUS Allies Are Sending More Arms to Syrian Rebels to Counter Iran ThreatIran FocusLondon, 31 May - Syrian rebels have said that the US and its allies are sending them more weapons in order to counter the growing threat from Iranian-backed militias in Syria. The weapons are being shipped through two channels; one from the Pentagon ...and more »

The US And Its Allies Appear Poised For Battle Against Pro-Syrian Regime Forces - Task & Purpose;

The US And Its Allies Appear Poised For Battle Against Pro-Syrian Regime Forces - Task & Purpose

Task & PurposeThe US And Its Allies Appear Poised For Battle Against Pro-Syrian Regime ForcesTask & PurposeSyrian militias fighting in support of the Bashar al-Assad regime are reportedly amassing near a small base manned by coalition forces in southeast Syria, raising concerns of a looming confrontation between ground forces technically not at war with ...and more »

Iraqi Militias Prepared to Join Assad in Fight Against Daesh - Al-Bawaba;

Iraqi Militias Prepared to Join Assad in Fight Against Daesh - Al-Bawaba

Al-BawabaIraqi Militias Prepared to Join Assad in Fight Against DaeshAl-BawabaA 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. Karim al-Nouri said on Monday that controversial Popular ...and more »

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

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

News DeeplyAnalysis: How the Syrian Government Pushed East Along Three AxesNews DeeplyAs the conflict in western Syria has calmed down recently, Syria expert Aron Lund explains the complex battle taking place in the eastern parts of the country. Written by Aron Lund, Published on May. 31, 2017, Read time Approx. 9 minutes. Syria ...and more »

Paramilitary troops say crossing Iraqi borders requires parliament approval - Iraqi News;

Paramilitary troops say crossing Iraqi borders requires parliament approval - Iraqi News

Iraqi NewsParamilitary troops say crossing Iraqi borders requires parliament approvalIraqi News(IraqiNews.com) The Shia-led paramilitary troops have said that crossing the Iraqi borders to other countries requires parliament approval in advance. In press remarks, Ahmed al-Assadi, spokesperson of al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Units ...and more »

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

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

Business InsiderSyrian rebels say Russian jets blocked their attack on Iranian-backed militiasBusiness Insiderrussian military jets syria Russian military jets are seen at Hmeymim air base in Syria, June 18, 2016. Russian Defense Ministry/Vadim Savitsky via Reuters. AMMAN (Reuters) - Western-backed Syrian rebels said on Wednesday that Russian jets attacked ...and more »

How much is Iran paying for Assad's foreign fighters? - TRT World;

How much is Iran paying for Assad's foreign fighters? - TRT World

TRT WorldHow much is Iran paying for Assad's foreign fighters?TRT WorldThe Assad regime has reportedly asked Tehran to foot the whole bill for tens of thousands of Shia militiamen. Photo by: Reuters. Forces loyal to Syria's Bashar al Assad stand inside the Umayyad mosque, in the government-controlled area of Aleppo ...and more »

Assad looks east as the centre of gravity shifts - The National;

Assad looks east as the centre of gravity shifts - The National

The NationalAssad looks east as the centre of gravity shiftsThe NationalThe political centre of gravity in Syria's conflict is shifting to the east of the country, as the Assad regime expands its control in the west. This is significant for many reasons, not least that eastern Syria is where the vital interests of several ...and more »

Could Syria's 'prosecutor without a tribunal' work? - Aljazeera.com;

Could Syria's 'prosecutor without a tribunal' work? - Aljazeera.com

Aljazeera.comCould Syria's 'prosecutor without a tribunal' work?Aljazeera.comA new UN office is starting to support prosecutions of those responsible for atrocities in Syria, but there is a catch. 31 May 2017 08:03 GMT |. Listen to this page using ReadSpeaker. 0; All Social. Listen to this page using ReadSpeaker. 0; All Social.and more »

YPG-led forces say Iraq's Hashd al-Shaabi not to enter Syria - Kurdistan24;

YPG-led forces say Iraq's Hashd al-Shaabi not to enter Syria - Kurdistan24

Kurdistan24YPG-led forces say Iraq's Hashd al-Shaabi not to enter SyriaKurdistan24Colonel Talal Silo, the spokesperson for the Kurdish-led, US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) speaks to Kurdistan24, Hasaka, Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), November 29, 2016. (Photo: Kurdistan24/Archive). Tag : Syrian Kurds SDF YPG Hashd Shaabi.and more »

ANALYSIS: What is the Iranian regime's greatest weakness? - Al-Arabiya;

ANALYSIS: What is the Iranian regime's greatest weakness? - Al-Arabiya

Al-ArabiyaANALYSIS: What is the Iranian regime's greatest weakness?Al-ArabiyaRegime has dominated Iran by hijacking the revolution, which was the result of years of people's struggle for freedom and justice. (Reuters). By F. Mahmoudi Special to Al Arabiya English Wednesday, 31 May 2017. Text size A A A. Pro-Iranian regime ...and more »

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

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

BloombergIf Trump Wants to Fight Iran, He'll Soon Get the Chance in SyriaBloombergSyrian 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 »

Syria Rebels: US Sending More Arms to Fight 'Iran-Backed Militias' - Antiwar.com;

Syria Rebels: US Sending More Arms to Fight 'Iran-Backed Militias' - Antiwar.com

Antiwar.comSyria Rebels: US Sending More Arms to Fight 'Iran-Backed Militias'Antiwar.comSyrian rebels are reporting that the US has been increasing the supply of arms to their fighters, particularly in southeast Syria,, with a specific eye on trying to forestall an offensive by “Iran-backed militias” in the area, who are trying to connect ...and more »

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

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

Breitbart NewsIraq: Iran-Linked Shiite Troops' Advance Toward Syria Border May Benefit AssadBreitbart NewsIran-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 »

Syrian rebels: US sends more arms against Iran threat - Aljazeera.com;

Syrian rebels: US sends more arms against Iran threat - Aljazeera.com

Aljazeera.comSyrian rebels: US sends more arms against Iran threatAljazeera.comStakes are high as Iran seeks to secure influence through Iraq, Syria and Lebanon in so-called 'Shia crescent'. 31 May 2017 02:40 GMT. Listen to this page using ReadSpeaker. 0; All Social. Listen to this page using ReadSpeaker. 0; All Social. Free ...and more »

Iran's Militias in Syria - Iran News Update;

Iran's Militias in Syria - Iran News Update

Iran News UpdateIran's Militias in SyriaIran News UpdateSince the Syrian civil war started, there have been huge numbers of foreign fighters that have volunteered for the jihadist militias - Al-Qaida and the Islamic State, in particular. The attacks that have happened in Europe and the United States were ...and more »

Bashar Assad's Big Push to Recover His Eastern Border - Atlantic Sentinel;

Bashar Assad's Big Push to Recover His Eastern Border - Atlantic Sentinel

Atlantic SentinelBashar Assad's Big Push to Recover His Eastern BorderAtlantic SentinelWith Western-backed forces closing in on Mosul and Raqqa, Syria's dictator can take advantage of the Islamic State's weakness. By Ryan Bohl May 30, 2017 May 31, 2017. A billboard of President Bashar al-Assad in Syria, July 4, 2010 (Wojtek Ogrodowczyk).and more »