US-led Coalition Hands Control Over Seventh Military Base to Iraqi Forces

Sputnik-Middle East The day before, the Iraqi military stated that the Besmayah military base used by Spanish troops as part of the US-led coalitions’ efforts in the fight against Daesh had been attacked by four short-range rockets. The US-led international coalition has handed control of the Besmayah military base to the Iraqi forces. Thus, this…

Russian, Syrian Statement on Problems of Refugees and IDPs in the Context of Covid-19

Interagency Coordination Headquarters of the Russian Federation and the Syrian Arab Republic made a joint statement «On the problems of refugees and internally displaced persons return to places of their residence in the context of the spread of coronavirus Russian and Syrian interagency coordination headquarters constantly work on restoration peaceful life in the republic and…

Hezbollah Between Two Fires: Its Own Society and Its Domestic Allies

Elijah J. Magnier Lebanese Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah enjoys unparalleled support among Shia in Lebanon and more broadly among the “Axis of the Resistance” he is leading. He is the most famous leader in Lebanon and is highly respected and heeded by both followers and enemies, particularly Israel. However, since the financial situation…

Russia, Syria Statement «On the Problems of Rukban Camp Disbandment in the Context of Coronavirus Infection’s Spread»

JOINT STATEMENT Interagency Coordination Headquarters of the Russian Federation and the Syrian Arab Republic «On the problems of Rukban camp disbandment in the context of coronavirus infection’s spread» Russian and Syrian interagency coordination headquarters continue to make significant efforts to restore peaceful life in the country and provide comprehensive assistance to Syrian citizens in returning…

Sayyed Nasrallah Vows to Defend Lebanon and Syria from the US’ Economic Warfare

Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah said Tuesday that allegations that Hezbollah wanted to topple the Lebanese government are “baseless rumors,” warning that “the current situation can’t withstand any changes.” “When protests erupted over the rise in the dollar exchange rate and acts of violence occurred in Beirut and Tripoli, some held Hezbollah and Amal…

Syria Caesar’s Law: Who Does it Target, and How Will it Affect President Assad?

Elijah J. Magnier In mid-June, the US sanctions against Syria will escalate, with the enactment of “Caesar’s Law“, sanctions designed to “pursue individuals, groups, companies, and countries that deal with the Damascus government.” This law – purportedly named after a Syrian army officer who smuggled out thousands of photos of torture by the Syrian army…

Syria: Russia Challenges the US Through the Levant Gate.

Elijah J. Magnier In 2011, a significant Western-Arab coalition joined together and invested huge finance, media support and military resources in attempting to topple the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. For this purpose, the alliance had established military operating rooms where US, British, Turkish and Arab intelligence services were established in northern Syria, Jordan and Turkey…

Syria: Will the Great Middle Eastern War Begin in the Levant?

Elijah J. Magnier The world is in turmoil. 2020 has already brought major multiple crises, with the Iranian-American clash in Iraq which followed the US assassination of Major General Qassem Soleimani, and the COVID-19 health pandemic and economic disaster that struck all continents and stole the lives of around 400 thousand people around the world,…