Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of Lebanese Shiite militant group Hezbollah, has recently voiced his support for the Iranian-backed Houthi insurgency in Yemen. While his statements have angered Gulf countries and embarrassed Lebanon’s Saudi-allied leadership, they have proven popular with his base. His June 29 speech paid a particularly vibrant homage to the Houthis. “I, and…

At least nine pro-regime fighters, including three foreigners, died in a night strike attributed to Israel, which targeted a military site in northern Syria, an NGO reported Monday. The official Syrian agency Sana accused Israel of bombing a military site in Aleppo (north) on Sunday evening. Citing a military source, Sana said that the Israeli…

Syrian state television reported that two Israeli missiles had fallen near the Damascus international airport on the night of Monday 25 to Tuesday 26 June 2018. State television did not give more details about the attack, nor did it indicate whether there had been any casualties. According to Arab media, the target of the missile…

On the evening of Thursday, 31 May 2018, Israeli media and in particular the Jerusalem Post website reported that the Iranian military, as well as fighters from the Lebanese organization Hezbollah, were preparing to leave the provinces of Daraa and Kuneitra. Syrian official sources, however, deny this information, calling it “false”, according to the information…

According to the Mako website referring to Syrian sources, Lebanese Hezbollah militia fighters put on the uniform of the Syrian army to stay close to the border with Israel without attracting attention. It is also reported that on the evening of 30 May, a meeting of representatives of the Russian expeditionary corps and Syrian intelligence…

The Saudi site “Elaph”, based in London, referring to its own sources, claims that talks took place over the weekend in Amman, under Jordanian mediation, between representatives of Iran and Israel. Military operations in southern Syria were discussed during this meeting. The information given by Elaph was picked up by the Israeli media, in particular…

Dozens of supporters of Hezbollah and the Amal movement paraded early Monday evening in several districts of Beirut, including Aisha Bakkar, St. George and Ashrafieh, to celebrate the scores of the Shiite tandem in Sunday’s legislative elections. Fights and gunfire broke out during these rallies. In several videos not verified but broadcast by several Lebanese…

M/K//OLJ Created in 1982 with the support of the Revolutionary Guards, the ideological army of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Shiite movement of Hezbollah has significantly strengthened its positions on the Lebanese political scene to the detriment of its Sunni rival, Prime Minister Saad Hariri, according to the results announced Monday after a legislative…

On February 18, the Hezbollah media wing in Syria released a video threatening to strike Israeli offshore oil and gas operations in case of any Israeli agression. The video quotes remarks of the movement’s leader Nassan Nasrallah over the recent Israeli-Lebanese oil dispute issue over the Block 9 naval oil field: “If you prevent us,…