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Dozens of Iranian targets destroyed; Dozens of Iranian proxy fighters dead

According to foreign reports, at least 30 people killed, many more wounded and dozens of targets belonging to Iranian forces and Iranian-backed militias were completely destroyed.

By TZVI JOFFRE

 

Alleged Israeli airstrikes targeted dozens of sites in the Deir Ezzor region of eastern Syria and in Albukamal near the Syria-Iraq border on Tuesday night.

The strikes targeted dozens of warehouses and sites belonging to pro-Iranian militias and the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) throughout the area, according to local news source Deir Ezzor 24.

Rampage missile fired from IAF fighter jet. – Photo courtesy: IAI

While Syrian state media and Iranian media have refrained from reporting on casualties, large numbers of ambulances were reported in the area soon after the strike. Continue Reading »

IRGC commander killed in airstrike smuggling weapons into Syria

The airstrike killing a commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards at the Iraq-Syria border came mere days after Iran’s most senior nuclear scientist was assassinated in Tehran and blamed on Israel’s Mossad by Iranian leaders.

By REUTERS

 

BAGHDAD – An airstrike killed a commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards at the Iraq-Syria border sometime between Saturday and Sunday, Iraqi security and local militia officials said on Monday.

They could not confirm the identity of the commander, who they said was killed alongside three other men traveling in a vehicle with him.

Vehicle allegedly used by Hezbollah targeted by drone near Syria-Lebanon border.

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REPORT: Hezbollah, Iranian forces in Syria mysteriously poisoned

Syrian media reports contaminated water traced to areas south of the capital have mysteriously poisoned IRGC troops and Hezbollah militants, leaving many questions of foul play since Russia has been trying to counter any Iranian presence near Damascus.

By Neta Bar

 

A large number of Hezbollah fighters and Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps troops were hospitalized due to food poisoning this week, Syrian state media reported Wednesday.

According to the reports, the poisoning can be traced to water in one of Damascus’s southern suburbs, although it was unclear why it had been contaminated and whether this was intentional.

Hezbollah fighters in Syria from the ‘Golan File’ – Photo: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit

According to various reports in the foreign media, the Revolutionary Guards have recently been working on setting up a command center just south of the Syrian capital, to Russia’s chagrin. Continue Reading »

IRGC Commander’s bravado: “Iran has encircled Israel from all four sides.”

With boundless bluster and bravado, the haughty IRGC Deputy Commander for Operations, Abbas Nilforoushan takes to their local radio with further warnings against those that would attack Iranian forces, claiming, “Israel lacks strategic depth.”

By ROSSELLA TERCATIN

 

An Iranian Revolutionary Guards top commander threatened Israel, warning against an Israeli attack on Iran, Radio Farda reported on Saturday.

“If Israel makes a strategic mistake, it has to collect bits and pieces of Tel Aviv from the lower depths of the Mediterranean Sea,” IRGC Deputy Commander for Operations Abbas Nilforoushan said in an interview with the IRGC’s Tasnim news agency, as reported by the US-funded Iranian branch of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. Continue Reading »

US designates Iran’s Revolutionary Guards as terrorist organization 

President Trump makes history with the Department of State declaring a branch of another country’s government, a “foreign terrorist organization,” which could facilitate fresh sanctions against the  Islamic Republic.
– A furious Tehran replies in kind on U.S. armed forces.

Associated Press

 

Donald Trump announced Monday that the United States is designating Iran’s Revolutionary Guard a “foreign terrorist organization,” in an effort to increase pressure on the country that could have significant diplomatic implications in the Middle East.

It is the first time that the U.S. has designated a part of another government as a terrorist organization.

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards commander-in-chief Mohammad Ali Jafari (R) views the new “Dezful” missile, at an undisclosed, underground location on February 7, 2019  – Photo/ IRAN’S REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS WEBSITE, via AFP

The designation imposes sanctions that include freezes on assets the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps may have in U.S. Continue Reading »