In blow to Iran, Russians ‘pressuring’ Assad to sever ties with Hizbullah

In blow to Iran, Russians ‘pressuring’ Assad to sever ties with Hizbullah

by WorldTribune Staff, July 18, 2017 Pro-Russian factions inside the Syrian regime’s inner circle are pressing President Bashar Assad to cut Syria’s alliance with Iran-backed Hizbullah, a report said. “There is a pro-Moscow faction that wants Syria to be secular and includes officers who trained in Russia,” said Ayman Abdel Nour, publisher of the largest anti-Assad Syrian […]

Report: Israel presses Russia, U.S. on Hizbullah-free buffer zone in Syria

Report: Israel presses Russia, U.S. on Hizbullah-free buffer zone in Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, July 7, 2017 Israel is seeking a demilitarized buffer zone in southern Syria that would prevent Hizbullah and “other Iranian-backed militias” from operating in the area, a report said. Israel wants the buffer zone to extend some 30 miles (48 kilometers) beyond the Israeli-Syrian border on the Golan Heights, the Times of […]

Blast followed by fire reported near Damascus airport

Blast followed by fire reported near Damascus airport

by WorldTribune Staff, April 27, 2017 Israel’s intelligence minister hinted that Israeli warplanes struck a suspected Hizbullah weapons depot near Damascus International Airport on April 27. The strike “corresponds completely with Israel’s policy to act to prevent Iran’s smuggling of advanced weapons via Syria to Hizbullah,” Israeli Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz told Israeli radio. “The […]

Tillerson’s message in Moscow: Your choice, U.S. or the Assad-Iran axis

Tillerson’s message in Moscow: Your choice, U.S. or the Assad-Iran axis

PresidSpecial to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said ahead of a visit to Moscow that Russia must choose whether it will side with the United States on Syria or continue to be aligned with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Iran, and the Iran-backed Lebanese militant group Hizballah. […]

2016 killing of Iran-backed Hizbullah commander was ‘inside job,’ Israel says

2016 killing of Iran-backed Hizbullah commander was ‘inside job,’ Israel says

by WorldTribune Staff, March 22, 2017 The death of Hizbullah’s military commander in Syria was an “inside job,” an assassination carried out by the Iran-backed group itself, the chief of Israel’s armed forces said. Hizbullah had claimed that Mustafa Badreddine was killed in May 2016 in an artillery attack by anti-Assad rebels near Damascus, but […]

Israel’s defense minister warns it will destroy Syria’s air defenses ‘without the slightest hesitation’

Israel’s defense minister warns it will destroy Syria’s air defenses ‘without the slightest hesitation’

by WorldTribune Staff, March 20, 2017 Israel’s Defense Minister has warned Syria not to use its air-defense systems against its warplanes after the Syrians fired at Israeli jets attacking a convoy suspected of supplying weapons to the Hizballah militant group. “The next time the Syrians use their air-defense systems against our planes, we will destroy […]

Israel downs Syrian missile in first use of Arrow system

Israel downs Syrian missile in first use of Arrow system

by WorldTribune Staff, March 17, 2017 Israel confirmed that an Arrow-3 missile successfully intercepted a Syrian surface-to-air missile in the first ever use of the top layer of the nation’s air defense system. The Arrow interceptor was used after several Syrian anti-aircraft missiles were launched at Israeli fighter jets which had returned to Israeli airspace […]

IRGC commander: Hizbullah more prepared than ever for massive attack on Israel

IRGC commander: Hizbullah more prepared than ever for massive attack on Israel

by WorldTribune Staff, March 16, 2017 Hizbullah is producing its own missiles in well-protected factories in Lebanon and has raised its level of preparedness for a massive attack on Israel, an Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) commander said. Iran has opened factories in Lebanon to manufacture long-range missiles as well as other munitions and has […]

Syrian forces, backed by Hizbullah and Russia, retake Palmyra from ISIS

Syrian forces, backed by Hizbullah and Russia, retake Palmyra from ISIS

by WorldTribune Staff, March 3, 2017 Syrian regime forces, backed by Hizbullah fighters on the ground and air support from Russia, recaptured the ancient city of Palmyra from Islamic State (ISIS) on March 2, the Syrian military said. It was the third time the historic city had changed hands in a year. ISIS had seized […]

Hizbullah agrees with U.S. Left that Trump is an ‘idiot’ and urges Americans to take action

Hizbullah agrees with U.S. Left that Trump is an ‘idiot’ and urges Americans to take action

by WorldTribune Staff, February 13, 2017 Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah has joined the chorus that includes Iran and U.S. leftists who say an “idiot” is running the White House. Nasrallah, who heads up a terrorist organization that is funded by Iran, said “we are very optimistic that when an idiot settles in the White House […]

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