Contents tagged with Hezbollah

  • Hezbollah to open official representative office in Moscow

    Lebanon's Shiite group Hezbollah is conducting consultations on the possibility of opening an official representative office in Moscow to establish direct channels of communication and strengthen them, Iranian TV channel PressTV reported.

    Negotiations began in mid-March after a delegation of the terrorist organization visited the Russian capital. At the meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, the sides "discussed the situation in Yemen, Iraq, Syria and Palestine." At the same time, …

  • Russian Foreign Minister meets with Hezbollah delegation in Moscow

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met with a delegation of the Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah in Moscow on March 15, RIA Novosti reports, citing the Russian Foreign Ministry. "We confirm the fact of the meeting," the Foreign Ministry said, refusing to disclose details of the talks.

    According to RIA Novosti, the Lebanese delegation was headed by the leader of the Hezbollah parliamentary faction, Muhammad Raad. His last visit to Moscow was in 2011.

    Hezbollah is recognized as a terrorist …

  • Israel strikes Hezbollah targets in Syria

    At around 11 p.m., on February 3, Israel struck Hezbollah positions in Syria, reported the Syrian government’s news agency SANA.

    Sana reported, citing army sources, that "the Israeli enemy carried out aerial aggression from the occupied Syrian Golan by firing several air-to-surface and surface-to-surface missiles. At the same time, according to the Syrian authorities, "the Syrian Arab Army air defenses responded to Israel's missile strike on some targets in the southern region and shot down …

  • 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 “ …