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

As the conflict in western Syria has calmed down recently, Syria expert Aron Lund explains in IRIN News 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 ...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 »

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

RTX3858X Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) ride on a tank during a battle with Islamic State group militants, at the Um Jaris village on the Iraqi border with Syria on May 29. The victory by the Iran-backed group has given Tehran a direct land route to ...and more »

Iraqi Shi'ite Militia Backed By Iran Recaptures Border Area With Syria - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

For the Popular Mobilization Forces, reclaiming the border is a step toward achieving a linkup between Baghdad and Bashar al-Assad's forces in Syria. Share. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share on В Контакте · Share on Google+ · Email to a ...and more »

The complex battle for control in eastern Syria - IRINnews.org

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 »

Syrian rebels say Russian jets halt advance on desert outpost - Reuters

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 »

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 »

Syrian rebels say US, allies sending more arms to fend off Iran threat - Reuters

BEIRUT/AMMAN/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - 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. FILE ...and more »

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

Stakes are high as Iran seeks to secure influence through Iraq, Syria and Lebanon in so-called 'Shia crescent'. 30 May 2017. 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 ...and more »

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

us 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 »