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What is Iran's Quds Force, the military unit that Soleimani headed

January 04, 2020 7:33 am

Until his death, Soleimani commanded the Quds Force, which is the Arabic word for Jerusalem, and is responsible for carrying out unconventional warfare and intelligence activities. The force is responsible for training, financing and providing to some extremist groups overseas.

Explained: What good would a German ban on Hezbollah do?

September 10, 2019 7:57 am

So far, Hezbollah has been allowed to do political work in Germany. The government is following the EU line on this, which differentiates between Hezbollah's military and political activities.

Israel escalates its shadow war against Iran with attacks in Syria, Lebanon and Iraq

August 30, 2019 12:21 pm

In one 18-hour period over the weekend, an Israeli airstrike killed two Iranian-trained militants in Syria, a drone set off a blast near a Hezbollah office in Beirut’s southern suburbs and an airstrike in al-Qaim, Iraq, killed a commander of an Iran-backed Iraqi militia.

Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah says US seeking to talk

July 13, 2019 4:05 pm

US President Donald "Trump's administration is seeking to open channels of communication to Hezbollah in Lebanon through mediators. ..." Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said in an interview.

Israel, Russia to cooperate on foreign troop exit from Syria: Benjamin Netanyahu

March 03, 2019 9:31 pm

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, in an interview with Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) published on Sunday, said the situation in Syria had visibly stabilised after operations by Syrian government forces with Russian aerial support.

Hezbollah leader warns Israel over attacks in Syria

January 27, 2019 8:12 am

Israel considers Iran to be its greatest enemy, and it has repeatedly warned that it will not allow Iranian troops — who have been fighting alongside Syrian government forces — to maintain a permanent presence in postwar Syria.

Syrian state media says US struck army base, US denies

May 24, 2018 12:44 pm

Syrian state media and a military media unit run by Lebanon's Hezbollah group said early on Thursday that the US-led coalition targeted Syrian army positions in Syria's desert, but US military officials denied any knowledge of the strikes.

Syrian air defences shoot down missiles over two air bases: state TV, Hezbollah

April 17, 2018 11:46 am

Israel has struck Syrian army locations many times in the course of the conflict, hitting convoys and bases of Iranian-backed militias that fight alongside Syrian President Bashar al- Assad's forces.

Hezbollah doesn't expect Israeli war, but is ready for one

March 15, 2018 10:04 pm

As the war in Syria enters its eighth year, Sheikh Naim Qassem also said there was no end in sight to the conflict which would go on for at least two more years, and President Bashar al-Assad could not be forced out of an eventual settlement.

Lebanese PM Saad Hariri threatens to resign over Hezbollah influence

November 28, 2017 12:10 pm

The Iran-sponsored Hezbollah, which has representatives in Lebanon's parliament, is the focus of talks between the country's political parties on reaching an accord over-representation and on limiting foreign interference in domestic politics.