Iran: Powerful and Determined

Andre VltchekI refuse to describe Iran as a victim. It is not. It is one of the most influential and strong-minded nations on Earth. When facing mortal danger, its people unite, harden themselves and get ready to face invaders, no matter how threatening they might be. Iran is home to one of the oldest and…

Hashd Al-Shaabi: ISIL Reactivated in Iraq with US Assistance

TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior commander of Hashd al-Shaabi (Iraqi popular forces) warned that the ISIL terrorist group has been reinvigorated and activated again in a number of provinces in Iraq. “The Americans and the ISIL terrorists are repeating the same scenario they played during the collapse of Mosul in 2014, in Babel, Salahuddin and Diyali…

Hashd Al-Shaabi Condemns US-Led Coalition for Airstrikes in Eastern Syria

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iraq’s Hashd al-Shaabi (volunteer forces) condemned the US-led coalition fighter jets for airstrikes on resistance forces’ positions in Eastern Syria on Wednesday night. The sources told the Arabic-language service of Russia Today channel that the positions of Kata’eb Hezbollah, al-Nujaba, Seyed al-Shohada and Heidarioun resistance groups in Southeastern Albu Kamal near the borders…

Iraqi Popular Forces View US Embassy Rocket Attack as False-Flag Operation

TEHRAN (FNA)- Spokesman of the politburo of Asa’eb Ahl al-Haq (one of the Iraqi popular forces) Mahmoud al-Rabiei said that the recent rocket attack on the US embassy in Baghdad was a theatrical move orchestrated by Washington. “The US knows who has attacked its embassy with rockets and putting the blame on the Iraqi resistance…

Hashd Al-Shaabi, Iraqi Security Forces Begin Anti-ISIL Operations in Najaf, Karbala

TEHRAN (FNA)- Hashd al-Shaabi and Iraqi security forces started cleansing operations against the remnants of the ISIL terrorist group in the two Southern provinces of Najaf and Karbala. “Hashd al-Shaabi (Iraqi popular forces), the army, the police and border guards started Mantaqat al-Forat al-Awsat operations in 8 directions on Wednesday morning to establish security in…

Iraqi People Hold Rallies to Support Hashd Al-Shaabi, Demand Expulsion of US Envoy

TEHRAN (FNA)- Thousands of Iraqis participated in the funeral ceremony of Hashd al-Shaabi (popular forces) martyrs killed in the US Sunday attack against their position, as they moved towards Washington’s embassy in Baghdad. The Arabic-language al-Mayadeen news channel reported on Tuesday that participants in the funeral ceremony declared a sit-in in areas near the US…

Iraq: US, Israel Involved in Killing Protesters

TEHRAN (FNA)- The leader of Iraq’s Asaib Ahl al-Haq group, which is part of the country’s Popular Mobilization Forces or Hashd al-Sha’abi, said Washington and Tel Aviv are members of “a third party” that has been behind many deaths during the recent unrest. Qais al-Khazali told Dijlah TV, an Amman-based Iraqi satellite television channel, on…

Can the US Starve Hezbollah of Funds?

Elijah J. Magnier Over the years, researchers have copied and parroted inaccurate declassified US intelligence reports on Hezbollah’s sources of income around the world. These documents claim Hezbollah lives off selling smuggled cigarettes and illegally copied CDs or on income generated by selling drugs in Latin America and around the world. The US also accuses…

Hashd Al-Shaabi Base in Salahuddin Bombed by US Aircraft

TEHRAN (FNA)- The US launched an airstrike on a Hashd al-Shaabi (popular forces) base in Salahuddin province, causing a big fire in the region, an Iraqi security source said. The Arabic-language al-Ma’aloumeh quoted the source as saying that the Tuesday fire at Salahuddin airbase occurred after the US attack on one of Hashd al-Shaabi bases….