Syrian state television and the SANA agency reported on the evening of 31 March that at about 8.30 p.m. Syrian air defences were engaged to repel a missile attack in Homs province. According to Syrian sources, the attack was carried out by the Israeli Air Force. According to Lebanese sources, Israeli aircraft have fired their…

Iraqi and American military sources have revealed that the United States has deployed a battery of Patriot missiles at the Ain al-Assad base as part of a defence against possible offensives by pro-Iranian militias. It was the same base that was attacked on 8 January by Iranian forces of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC)….

International, the operator of the Eros-B observation satellite, provided images showing the effects of late night strikes on targets by the Shia pro-Iranian group Kataib Imam Ali (“Imam Ali Battalions”) in the Al-Bukamal area of eastern Syria, near the border with Iraq, on 11 March. Judging by these images, the Iranian military base has been…

The Syrian Human Rights Observatory reported violent clashes in the provinces of Aleppo and Idlib. Violent clashes continue along several axes in Idlib to the east and south-east, and to the west and south of the rural areas of Aleppo, between armed factions on the one hand, and the regime’s forces and militants allied to…

Two protesters were killed on Monday in Nasiriya, southern Iraq, when unidentified gunmen stormed a square in the town where protesters had been camping for months, according to a medical source. Just after midnight, gunmen entered Habboubi Square in Nassiriya, setting fire to protesters’ tents, according to an AFP correspondent. Pieces of cloth and charred…

A video recording of a speech by Hassan Abbasi, Director of the Analysis Centre of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps of Iran, was posted on the Internet. It suggests taking US citizens hostage and demanding ransom for them. The funds received will be used to compensate for the damage caused by the sanctions. “Do you…

Iran’s supreme leader said US President Donald Trump is a “clown” who only pretends to support the Iranian people and will “push a poisonous dagger” in its back. In his first Friday sermon in Tehran in eight years, aimed to address domestic anger over the accidental shooting down of a passenger plane, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei…

The pro-Iranian Shiite group “Kataëb Hezbollah”, a member of the Shiite militia coalition “Al Hashd al Chaabi”, said that if US troops did not leave Iraqi territory peacefully, an armed resistance campaign would be launched against them. In the statement by Kataëb hezbollah, quoted by the Tasnim agency, the US forces are labeled as terrorist…