Sharmine Narwani: The Secret History of America’s Defeat in Syria

Patrick Lawrence Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, deputy leader of Iraq’s Hashd al-Shaabi or Popular Mobilization Units (PMUs), Iraqi paramilitary forces created to defeat ISIS. The US describes Muhandis as “an advisor to (IRGC Quds Force Commander) Qassem Suleimani.” Photo taken in Baghdad, Iraq in December 2017. When the war in Syria was recently declared decisively over,…

US-Saudi Plot for Independence of Washington-Backed Militants in Eastern Euphrates

TEHRAN (FNA)- A new political formation which is supported by the US and Saudi Arabia was established in Eastern Euphrates to prepare the ground for independence of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the region. The Arabic-language al-Watan newspaper reported on Tuesday that recently a political formation named ‘Independent Arab Stream’ declared existence in Deir…

US Aims to Control of Key Iraq-Syria Border Crossing

TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior commander of the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces (Hashd al-Sha’abi) warned against Washington’s plot to establish its control over a key border crossing with Iraq in a bid to relocate the terrorists from Syria to that country. According to the security and intelligence reports, 18 US armored military vehicles have been stationed…

US Attempting to Transfer ISIL Terrorists from Idlib to Safe Areas in Iraq

TEHRAN (FNA)- The US has increased reconnaissance operations in Western Iraq, a security expert said, warning that the American forces are attempting to transfer the ISIL and other terrorists from Eastern Deir Ezzur and Idlib to safe regions in Iraq. The Arabic-language al-Ma’aloumeh news website quoted Kazzem al-Haj as saying on Friday that the US…

Iranian FM Meets Turkish President to Discuss Economic Ties, Syria

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara on Wednesday to confer on ways to further broaden bilateral economic relations as well as regional developments, specially in Syria. During the meeting, Zarif congratulated Erdogan on successful elections and mass-participation of people in the recent…

Hasaka: US-Controlled Camp Turns into ISIL Headquarters

TEHRAN (FNA)- The ISIL terrorist commanders are using a camp controlled by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Hasaka as a base for military operations, Arabic-language media reports said on Monday. “The ISIL terrorists and commanders have turned the SDF-controlled al-Hawl Camp as a venue for holding their meetings and coordinating their movements,” the Arabic-language…