Syria, Hizbullah agree to allow ISIS to withdraw from Syria-Lebanon border

Syria, Hizbullah agree to allow ISIS to withdraw from Syria-Lebanon border

by WorldTribune Staff, August 25, 2017 Islamic State (ISIS) asked and was allowed to withdraw from the Syrian-Lebanon border area in the Qalamoun region, an official in Syrian President Bashar Assad’s military alliance said. “Islamic State asked for negotiations and a withdrawal, and the Syrian side and Hizbullah agreed,” the official said. ISIS was permitted […]

Lebanon takes strategic high ground from ISIS along Syrian border

Lebanon takes strategic high ground from ISIS along Syrian border

by WorldTribune Staff, August 7, 2017 Lebanon’s army on Aug. 7 said it had captured several strategic hilltops from Islamic State (ISIS) at the border with Syria. In taking several hills between the frontier towns of Ras Baalbek and Arsal, the army destroyed ISIS fortifications and killed several jihadists, Lebanon’s National News Agency reported. Hassan […]

Trump slams Iran, Hizbullah for human ‘catastrophe’ in Syria

Trump slams Iran, Hizbullah for human ‘catastrophe’ in Syria

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty U.S. President Donald Trump attacked Iran and the Hizbullah militia that it backs in Syria and Lebanon, blaming them for creating a “humanitarian catastrophe” and threatening peace throughout the region. “Hizbullah is a menace to the Lebanese state, the Lebanese people, and the entire region,” Trump […]

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 […]