Contents tagged with Hezbollah

  • Israel strikes Hezbollah military bases in Syria

    Official Syrian media reported a missile strike on "some military targets south of Damascus." As usual, the role of Syrian air defense, which "shot down most of the enemy missiles" is presented in a laudatory manner.

    More information is provided by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), an opposition organization which uses its own sources on the ground. According to SOHR, the strikes took place in Daraa province and in the countryside near Damascus, near the international airport. In …

  • Israeli army strikes Syria

    The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) struck Assad's army targets in southern Syria in response to an attempt to plant explosives on the border.

    According to the IDF, "the targets of the airstrikes were observation posts, intelligence-gathering equipment, anti-aircraft batteries and command facilities at Syrian military bases."

    The official news agency of the Assad regime SANA reports, citing military sources, that at about eleven o'clock in the evening Israeli helicopters fired missiles at several …

  • Israeli warplanes bomb Iranian missile factory in Syria

    The Israeli Air Force launched a missile strike on a number of targets near the Syrian city of Masyaf on the evening of June 4. The airstrikes targeted a military production facility and a research center in the Wadi Jahannam neighborhood.

    Syrian news agency SANA was quick to blame Israel for the attack. "Syrian air defenses responded to enemy missiles in a timely manner and shot down several of them. (...) As a result of the aggression, material damage was caused, but no one was injured," …

  • Israeli strike on Syria kills nine pro-Iranian militants

    At least nine pro-Iranian fighters loyal to Lebanon's Hezbollah were killed last night in a missile strike near Palmyra in Homs province, reported the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), referring to its activists on the ground.

    The organization, which is in opposition to Assad's regime, regularly reports on what is happening in Syria, drawing information from its own independent sources, which are not subject to strict state censorship.

    The Observatory said in a statement that the …

  • Israel warns Damascus of consequences after Syrian military commander visits Hezbollah positions

    The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) warned the Syrian government of consequences after a senior Syrian military officer visited Lebanese Hezbollah positions near the Israeli border. It is alleged that the Syrian commander the location of one of the Hezbollah posts in the Syrian part of the Golan Heights.

    In support of its own data, the IDF posted a video on its Twitter account, along with the following text:

    “Our message: We see you. Consider this a warning. We won't allow Hezbollah to entrench …

  • Israel strikes targets in Syria

    Israel carried out air strikes on a number of targets in Syria on the night of Thursday, March 5, reported the Syrian state news agency SANA. According to the agency, the strike hit targets in the cities of Homs and Quneitra.

    At the moment there is no information about possible targets of the attack and victims. It is possible that the targets may have been militray facilities of Hezbollah.

    Israeli state media corporation Kan published footage of the Syrian air defense systems opening fire at …

  • Media: Russian military and Hezbollah behind major drug trafficking in Middle East

    Russia has complete control over the Syrian coast, and Russian officers together with Hezbollah monopolize the drug smuggling route in the Middle East, writes the Lebanese news outlet Al Modon.

    The drugs come from the Lebanese province of Beqaa to the Syrian Port of Latakia, Assad’s bodyguards get “something” from the Lebanese militants, take the bags to the port and hand them over to the Russians, who load them onto ships and send them, presumably, to Russia or China.

    The Syrian president’s “ …

  • Hezbollah partially withdraws from Syria

    In an interview on an Al-Manar TV channel, the leader of the Hezbollah terrorist organization Hassan Nasrallah said that Hezbollah reduced its presence in Syria.

    "Our troops are still in all the locations in Syria where they were before. But we have reduced the forces to the number that is necessary now," he said, and added that "despite the tough sanctions, they will return if it is be needed."

    He also warned Israel and the Gulf countries that the war with the US and Iran would lead to a …

  • Israel stikes Iranian and Hezbollah bases in Syria

    Violent explosions rocked the areas near Damascus on the evening of May 17.  According to the reports, the Israeli Air Forces conducted air raid against Iranian and Hezbollah  bases in Syria.

    Earlier, the Syrian news agency SANA reported that the Syrian Army's air defense systems managed to down several missiles fired from the direction of the Quneitra province and the Golan Heights.

    Al Mayadeen TV Channel belonging to Hezbollah reported that Israel had also attacked targets south of Damascus. …

  • Senior representative of Hezbollah discusses ‘Israeli aggression’ in Moscow

    Hezbollah’s Deputy in the Lebanese Parliament Ali Fayyad took part in the Moscow Conference on International Security. During his visit to the Russian capital, the high-ranking representative of the Party of Allah also met with Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Mikhail Bogdanov,  the Russian news agency Sputnik reported.

    According to Fayyad, the participants discussed “Israel’s aggressive actions” including its claim of oil and gas fields located in “Lebanon’s exclusive …