The Iranian-backed Asbat al-Thaireen group said on Friday that they had planned to carry out an attack on the U.S. military wing at the Ain Al-Assad Airbase this week.
Amid rising tensions between Iran and the US five missiles were fired at an “American oil company,” according to the Iranian Fars News website. The report is based on another Iraqi report that said Monday morning that rockets had been fired at a company linked to Halliburton
Iran launched an effort to align and reorganize its Iraqi proxies after the U.S. strike that killed IRGC – Quds Force Commander Qassem Soleimani and de-facto Iraqi proxy leader Abu Mehdi al-Muhandis on January 3
President Donald Trump has tweeted that Iran or its proxies “are planning a sneak attack on U.S. troops” and has threatened to exact “a very high price,” if it happens.
Since 2015, Saudi Arabia and its allies have waged war against the Houthis, a Shiite sect closely allied with Iran, who captured Yemen’s capital Sana’a in September 2014. More than five years on, the death toll exceeds 100,000, and Saudi Arabia remains unable to vanquish its far weaker foe.
As Baghdad and commanders of Iran’s close ally, Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces (P.M.F.) warn of an imminent U.S. attack on Iran’s Shi’ite militia proxies in Iraq, some top military and political figures in Tehran are warning Washington against the move.
As Iran struggles to contain one of the world’s worst outbreaks of coronavirus, some are voicing concern that the regime could use the crisis as cover to advance its nuclear program or attempt to deflect attention away from the country’s perceived dubious handling of the pandemic by ordering its proxies to wreak havoc across the Middle East.
A source speaking exclusively to IranWire stated that since late 2019, Iran has recruited local fighters from the villages and towns of the Deir Al-Zour countryside as part of a new militia called the “Village Army.”
The U.S. and the Iran-aligned Hashd al-Sha’abi (Popular Mobilization Forces, or PMF) brigades in Iraq have entered another cycle of violence. This was entirely predictable
On the Syrian scene, Shiites and recruiting operations for the Iranian Revolutionary Guards militia and Lebanese Hizballah have emerged again, and these militias have sought to attract young people, by playing on sectarian strings, and generously providing money in exchange for joining the Arabs in the Syrian regions and governorates
It is not for the lack of mediation and peace building efforts that we are where we are in Yemen. The UN supports Yemen’s Peace Process. The Security Council’s five permanent members have played a continuous mediating role to achieve peace. Since 2015, the cities of Geneva, Biel, Kuwait and Stockholm have witnessed four rounds of consultations and one round of negotiations