Middle East News

PKK establishes new HQ near Syrian-Turkish border, while US expands Hasaka airbase: report

May 30, 2021

The PKK has reportedly designated the village of Tal Ziwan located on the Qamshli-Al-Qahtaniyah road near the Syrian-Turkish border as the headquarters for PKK leaders coming from Mount Qandil in northern Iraq.

Iranian militia kills a 12-year-old child in Deir Ezzor for a gallon of diesel

May 01, 2021

Iranian militiamen on Thursday killed 12-year-old Ali Matar, from the city of Quria, south of Al-Mayadeen, which is under the control of the Iranian militias and the Assad regime, as the boy was trying to swim across the Euphrates River.

The local Ain Al-Furat news site reported that the boy was trying to cross the river using a small cork-filled flotation device and pulling a flagon containing 12 liters of diesel which he was bringing to his mother to provide her with the fuel needed for cooking in light of the high fuel prices in regime-controlled areas.

$120 million a month: SDF defector discloses massive revenues from oil sales

Apr 19, 2021

Nidal Ibo, a former financial official in the ‘Autonomous Administration’ in north Syria, whose family, including his wife and children, have been detained by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in an effort to stop him reporting SDF crimes, has revealed information about the organization’s massive financial deals, particularly concerning oil trafficking and the revenues from it.

Coronavirus kills Iranian militia members, east of Aleppo, militia hospital overwhelmed, refusing to receive more cases: report

Apr 15, 2021

Dozens of Iranian regime militia members have reportedly died in the past few days in rural Aleppo from the COVID-19 coronavirus, amid accusations of negligence by the Iranian regime’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) regarding high levels of infections among its members and affiliated militias.

Tensions rising as Hezbollah storms regime-run private hospital, kick out Assad’s forces: report

Mar 14, 2021

The town of Qara in the Qalamoun region, in Damascus Countryside Governorate, is reportedly witnessing rising tensions between Assad’s forces and Hezbollah.

According to local activists, the latest hostilities began when Hezbollah fighters stormed the regime-run private Qara Hospital and expelled Assad’s forces from it last week.

Iran-Backed Militias Move Weapons to Daeshi Tunnels in Deir Ezzor: Report

Feb 20, 2021

The Iranian-backed Afghan Fatemiyoun militias in Deir Ezzor have reportedly begun moving their weapons, ammunition, and rockets to underground tunnels previously dug by the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), better known by the pejorative term Daesh.

Fascist SSNP demands punishment for “treason” of Arab Christians over supporting US sanctions against Assad

Feb 17, 2021

Lebanon’s far-right Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP) has accused prominent Christian figures from Syria and other Arab nations who jointly signed a letter urging US and French Presidents Joe Biden and Emmanuel Macron to maintain sanctions against the Assad regime of “treason”, calling for them to face legal punishment over the letter.

Five injured in gunfight between Hezbollah and Assad regime intelligence members in Damascus countryside: report

Feb 15, 2021

Fighting reportedly broke out on Sunday (February 14) between members of the Lebanese Hezbollah militia and personnel from the Assad regime’s infamous Air Force Intelligence Directorate (AFID) in rural Damascus province.

According to news site SY24’s correspondent in the area, “The town of Al-Ghasoula, near Damascus International Airport in the countryside of Damascus, saw clashes using automatic weapons between groups of Hezbollah militia and the Air Force Intelligence branch."

Russian forces search for the remains of two Israeli soldiers at Yarmouk Camp cemetery: report

Feb 07, 2021

Russian forces have reportedly begun searching for the remains of two more Israeli soldiers, missing since 1982, in a cemetery near the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp near Damascus.

The two soldiers, identified as Zvi Feldman and Yehuda Katz, have been missing since 1982 during the ‘Battle of Sultan Yaqoub’ in the First Lebanese War, along with another Israeli soldier, Zachary Baumel, whose remains were recovered and returned to Israel in 2019, according to a report by the Times of Israel newspaper.

Iranian militias believed to be responsible for murder of 3 fishermen in Aleppo

Feb 06, 2021

Three local civilians fishing on the bank of the Euphrates River in rural Aleppo governorate were killed by a sniper on Thursday (February 3), with other locals retrieving their bodies from the river.

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