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Iraqis reject Iranian threat to bomb US forces in Iraq

Iraqis reject Iranian threat to bomb US forces in Iraq

In the wake of recent threats and aggression, Iraqi citizens and lawmakers say they want Iran to stop meddling in their country's affairs.

IRGC in recruitment drive for Deir Ezzor militia

IRGC in recruitment drive for Deir Ezzor militia

In recruiting for a large new militia in rural Deir Ezzor, the IRGC seems set on supplanting Syrian regime and Russian influence in the area.

Russia raises profile in Syria amid battle for influence

Russia raises profile in Syria amid battle for influence

A recent media event that showcased Russian advisers training a Syrian battalion shows Russia is working hard to extend its influence.

US forces commence Syria border pullback

US forces commence Syria border pullback

US forces on Monday pulled back from key positions in Ras al-Ain and Tal Abyad in northern Syria to make way for a Turkish operation.

IRGC seeks to extend its foothold in Deir Ezzor

IRGC seeks to extend its foothold in Deir Ezzor

In an effort to extend its influence and control in the strategic border region, the IRGC has been seizing houses and indoctrinating youth.

Russia-backed Syrian regime accused of using chemical weapons

Russia-backed Syrian regime accused of using chemical weapons

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the US 'will not allow these attacks to go unchallenged' or tolerate those who choose to conceal them.

Iranian supertanker arrives at Syria's Tartous

Iranian supertanker arrives at Syria's Tartous

Satellite images reveal Iranian supertanker Adrian Darya 1 has arrived at the Syrian port of Tartous with a delivery of 2.1 million barrels of oil.

IRGC 'reconstruction' more like Syria land grab: activists

IRGC 'reconstruction' more like Syria land grab: activists

The IRGC and its affiliates have been expanding Iran's footprint in Syria and cashing in on reconstruction activity in strategic areas.

Iraqi resentment grows over Iran-backed militias

Iraqi resentment grows over Iran-backed militias

It has become clear to many Iraqis that the militias intend to exploit their role in the battle against ISIS to further Iran's agenda.

Iran-backed militias' defiance sparks Iraqi anger

Iran-backed militias' defiance sparks Iraqi anger

Since the issuance of a decree to restructure the Popular Mobilisation Forces, threats and incitement have been on the rise.

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