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Hezbollah official says response of ‘axis of resistance’ to Soleimani killing will be decisive: al Mayadeen

Tuesday, January 7, 2020 Comments Off on Hezbollah official says response of ‘axis of resistance’ to Soleimani killing will be decisive: al Mayadeen

A Lebanese Hezbollah official said the response of the Iran-backed “axis of resistance” to the killing of Iran’s military commander Qassem Soleimani in a U.S. air strike will be decisive, al-Mayadeen TV said on Saturday.

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There’s a winner from the US-Iran crisis, and it’s ISIS

Tuesday, January 7, 2020 Comments Off on There’s a winner from the US-Iran crisis, and it’s ISIS

Terrorist group ISIS will likely be the winner as tensions between Washington and Tehran mount after the U.S. killing of Iran’s most powerful military commander, experts say.

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Conflict With Iran Threatens Fight Against ISIS

Tuesday, January 7, 2020 Comments Off on Conflict With Iran Threatens Fight Against ISIS

The American assassination of a top Iranian commander may make it impossible for American forces to stay in Iraq. That could ease an ISIS comeback.

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U.S. to designate Iran-backed Iraqi militia as foreign terrorist organization

Tuesday, January 7, 2020 Comments Off on U.S. to designate Iran-backed Iraqi militia as foreign terrorist organization

The United States plans to designate an Iranian-backed Iraqi militia as a foreign terrorist organization, the State Department said on Friday, accusing the Asaib Ahl al-Haq group of being a violent proxy of Tehran.

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Iran | Millions of Iranians Take Part in the Funeral of General Soleimani and his Companions

Monday, January 6, 2020 Comments Off on Iran | Millions of Iranians Take Part in the Funeral of General Soleimani and his Companions

Millions of Iranians took part in the massive funeral of Lieutenant-General Qasem Soleimani and his martyred companions in Tehran.

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Images from Rally Commemoration of Soleimani

Monday, January 6, 2020 Comments Off on Images from Rally Commemoration of Soleimani
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Iranians Bid Farewell to Soleimani in Mashhad

Monday, January 6, 2020 Comments Off on Iranians Bid Farewell to Soleimani in Mashhad

Hundreds of thousands packed the streets of Iranian holy city of Mashhad to pay tribute to assassinated Lt. Gen. Qassem Soleimani and his companions, who were killed in a US drone strike in Iraq’s Baghdad early Friday.

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Rally held in Iran Capital after Soleimani’s death

Monday, January 6, 2020 Comments Off on Rally held in Iran Capital after Soleimani’s death

Iranians have swarmed the streets of Tehran after US assassination of IRGC Quds Force commander General Qassem Soleimani in Iraq. Soleimani will be laid to rest in his home town, Kerman, in south of Iran. Among the high-profile figures attending the funeral procession of the revered general are Hezbollah deputy leader Naim Qassem, Head of […]

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Iraq Grand Ayatollah Condoles Iran for Soleimani death

Monday, January 6, 2020 Comments Off on Iraq Grand Ayatollah Condoles Iran for Soleimani death

Iraq’s top cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani has extended condolences to Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on the martyrdom of top Iranian commander General Qassem Soleimani, who was assassinated in an American drone strike in Iraq.

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Crowd gather for Soleimani’s body in Ahvaz

Monday, January 6, 2020 Comments Off on Crowd gather for Soleimani’s body in Ahvaz

A massive funeral procession is currently underway in Ahvaz, the provincial capital city of Southwestern province of Khuzestan.

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Iraqi lawmakers approve bill to expel US forces from country

Sunday, January 5, 2020 Comments Off on Iraqi lawmakers approve bill to expel US forces from country

Iraqi lawmakers have unanimously approved a bill, demanding the withdrawal of all foreign military forces led by the United States from the country following the assassination of Iran’s top military commander, Lt. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, and the second-in-command of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.

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Iran: US Forces in Region Like Piece of Meat under IRGC’s Teeth

Sunday, January 5, 2020 Comments Off on Iran: US Forces in Region Like Piece of Meat under IRGC’s Teeth

Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force says the American aircraft carriers in the Persian Gulf are no more deemed to be threats against Iran, and have turned into easy targets for the Iranian missiles instead.

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Lebanese Hezbollah Deputy Secretary-General says resistance will continue

Sunday, January 5, 2020 Comments Off on Lebanese Hezbollah Deputy Secretary-General says resistance will continue

Deputy Secretary-General of Lebanese Hezbollah Sheikh Naeem Ghassem stressed on Sunday that the path of the resistance will continue with more strength.

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Russia prepared to include strategic weapons in possible new START with US: FM Lavrov

Sunday, January 5, 2020 Comments Off on Russia prepared to include strategic weapons in possible new START with US: FM Lavrov

Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, says his country is ready to include two of its strategic weapons – the heavy Sarmat missile and the Avangard hypersonic missile – in a possible renewal of the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) with the United States.

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Department of Defense Establishes U.S. Space Force

Sunday, January 5, 2020 Comments Off on Department of Defense Establishes U.S. Space Force

Today the President signed the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act and with it, directed the establishment of the U.S. Space Force as the sixth branch of the armed forces.

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Turkey to increase military support to Libya if necessary: President Erdogan

Sunday, January 5, 2020 Comments Off on Turkey to increase military support to Libya if necessary: President Erdogan

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey will increase its military support to Libya’s internationally-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) if necessary and will evaluate military options there.

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Pentagon Considering Major US Troops Pullback From Africa – Reports

Sunday, January 5, 2020 Comments Off on Pentagon Considering Major US Troops Pullback From Africa – Reports

The Department of Defence contemplates scaling down or completely withdrawing US troops from West Africa as the first phase of US reallocating its forces to address the great power competition with China and Russia, the New York Times reported on Tuesday.

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Su-57 Fighter Jet Crashes in Russia’s Far East

Sunday, January 5, 2020 Comments Off on Su-57 Fighter Jet Crashes in Russia’s Far East

The pilot of the Russian S-57 fighter jet safely ejected and was picked up by a Mi-8 helicopter, according to a law enforcement spokesperson.

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China launches powerful destroyers, delivery expected in two years

Sunday, January 5, 2020 Comments Off on China launches powerful destroyers, delivery expected in two years

China reportedly launched an additional Type 055 destroyer and a Type 052D destroyer right before the year draws to an end, a move Chinese experts called on Sunday an astounding achievement in shipbuilding, as they expect the ships to enter military service in two years.

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Ukraine, Russia-Backed Separatists Complete Prisoner Swap

Sunday, January 5, 2020 Comments Off on Ukraine, Russia-Backed Separatists Complete Prisoner Swap

Ukrainian authorities and Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine have completed what was billed as an “all-for-all” prisoner swap near the village of Horlivka on December 29, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s office said.

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Netanyahu says Arab states to normalize ties with Israel soon

Sunday, January 5, 2020 Comments Off on Netanyahu says Arab states to normalize ties with Israel soon

Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel will soon have normal ties and formal peace agreements with a number of Arab countries.

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Iran condemns Soleimani assassination

Saturday, January 4, 2020 Comments Off on Iran condemns Soleimani assassination

President Hassan Rouhani once again condemned the US terroristic measure of assassinating IRGC Quds Force Commander, Lieutenant General Qasem Soleimani, saying Washington will definitely face the consequences of its action.

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U.S. Kills Top Iranian Military Leader In Airstrike

Friday, January 3, 2020 Comments Off on U.S. Kills Top Iranian Military Leader In Airstrike

U.S. forces assassinated Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani in an airstrike early Friday near the Baghdad International Airport, an escalation of tensions between Washington and Tehran that is prompting concerns of further violence in the region.

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U.S.-Iran Tensions Erupt in Iraq

Friday, January 3, 2020 Comments Off on U.S.-Iran Tensions Erupt in Iraq

The December 29 U.S. strike on the Iran-backed Kata’ib Hezbollah (KAH) militia in Iraq represented the first kinetic U.S. response to Iranian provocations that began in May.

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Iranian-Backed Militia Supporters End Siege of U.S. Embassy in Iraq

Friday, January 3, 2020 Comments Off on Iranian-Backed Militia Supporters End Siege of U.S. Embassy in Iraq

Protesters—including members and supporters of Iranian proxy Kata’ib Hezbollah (KH)—ended their efforts to storm the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad on Wednesday, after a spokesman for the U.S.-designated terrorist group ordered the demonstrators to disperse. The withdrawal was reportedly conditioned on Iraqi Prime Minister, Adel Abdul-Mahdi, agreeing to move ahead with legislation to force American troops […]

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U.S. Kills Qassem Soleimani in Major Escalation of Conflict with Iran

Friday, January 3, 2020 Comments Off on U.S. Kills Qassem Soleimani in Major Escalation of Conflict with Iran

A U.S. strike that killed the head of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Qods Force, IRGC Major General Qassem Soleimani, and the founder of the pro-Iranian Iraqi militia Kata’ib Hezbollah, represents a major escalation of U.S. conflict with Iran.

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Bahraini militias decry U.S. airstrikes on Hezbollah Brigades

Friday, January 3, 2020 Comments Off on Bahraini militias decry U.S. airstrikes on Hezbollah Brigades

Several Iranian-backed Shia militias in Bahrain have joined the public chorus of various groups and political organizations denouncing the recent U.S. airstrikes in Iraq against Kata’ib Hezbollah (or the Hezbollah Brigades, KH).

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Iran Says ‘Not Afraid Of War’ After Trump ‘Threat’

Friday, January 3, 2020 Comments Off on Iran Says ‘Not Afraid Of War’ After Trump ‘Threat’

Iranian military leaders have warned Washington against threatening military action after U.S. President Donald Trump said Tehran would be held responsible for anti-U.S. protests in Iraq.

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Esper: US Prepared to Take ‘Preemptive’ Action on Iran

Friday, January 3, 2020 Comments Off on Esper: US Prepared to Take ‘Preemptive’ Action on Iran

The U.S. is prepared to take “preemptive” military action to prevent future attacks on U.S. forces, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Thursday.

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Statement by the Department of Defense

Friday, January 3, 2020 Comments Off on Statement by the Department of Defense

At the direction of the President, the U.S. military has taken decisive defensive action to protect U.S. personnel abroad by killing Qasem Soleimani, the head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force, a U.S.-designated Foreign Terrorist Organization. General Soleimani was actively developing plans to attack American diplomats and service members in Iraq and throughout the […]

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Commander of Iran’s Quds Force, PMU deputy head martyred in US strike

Friday, January 3, 2020 Comments Off on Commander of Iran’s Quds Force, PMU deputy head martyred in US strike

Major General Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the second-in-command of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), have been killed in US airstrikes in the Iraqi capital Baghdad.

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IRAN PREVAILING IN IRAQ AND LEBANON

Friday, January 3, 2020 Comments Off on IRAN PREVAILING IN IRAQ AND LEBANON

Iran is pursuing a variety of methods in an effort to preserve its influence in Iraq and Lebanon in the face of protests against existing power structures.

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U.S. Conducts Air Strikes On Iran-Linked Paramilitary Group In Iraq, Syria

Friday, January 3, 2020 Comments Off on U.S. Conducts Air Strikes On Iran-Linked Paramilitary Group In Iraq, Syria

The United States said on December 29 that it had bombed five targets in Iraq and Syria controlled by an Iraqi Shi’a paramilitary group with suspected ties to Iran’s elite Quds Force.

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Hezbollah Brigades threatens retaliation after U.S. airstrikes

Friday, January 3, 2020 Comments Off on Hezbollah Brigades threatens retaliation after U.S. airstrikes

Following deadly U.S. airstrikes on five locations in Iraq and Syria belonging to the Iranian-backed Kata’ib Hezbollah (commonly referred to as the Hezbollah Brigades, or KH), the Shia jihadist militia has threatened more attacks on U.S. troops in the region.

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Injuries Reported After Protesters Storm U.S. Embassy Compound In Iraq Following Strikes

Friday, January 3, 2020 Comments Off on Injuries Reported After Protesters Storm U.S. Embassy Compound In Iraq Following Strikes

Protesters have stormed the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad to condemn recent U.S. air strikes that killed at least 25 members of an Iran-backed militant group, causing Iraqi security forces and compound guards to fire tear gas and stun grenades to disperse the crowd.

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