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Terrorism |

Iraqi militia leader flaunts close ties with Iran

PMF deputy head Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis has announced his solidarity with the IRGC, after the US designated it as a terrorist organisation.

Security |

SDF tracks down ISIS remnants in Deir Ezzor
SDF tracks down ISIS remnants in Deir Ezzor

A campaign to rout ISIS remnants that kicked off last week with international coalition backing has made good progress, a security official says.

Terrorism |

Iran's financial woes curb its expansion in Syria
Iran's financial woes curb its expansion in Syria

Russia has been helped in its efforts to expand its influence in Syria by Iran's inability to fund the IRGC and allied militias and initiatives.

Security |

IRGC affiliates push out Albu Kamal residents
IRGC affiliates push out Albu Kamal residents

Residents of al-Katf district in the Deir Ezzor province city of Albu Kamal have been ordered to leave their homes by IRGC-backed militias.

Society |

In north Syria, the arts return to former ISIS bastion
In north Syria, the arts return to former ISIS bastion

The newly opened al-Raqa Centre for Arts and Culture boasts a brand new library, a brightly lit arts gallery and a concert hall.

Human Rights |

Foreign militias stir tensions in Iran flood aftermath
Foreign militias stir tensions in Iran flood aftermath

Public anger is mounting in areas hardest hit by the flooding, as the IRGC uses funds intended for relief efforts to bring in foreign militias.

Ramadan |

Baghdadis enjoy lively Ramadan nights amid improved security
Baghdadis enjoy lively Ramadan nights amid improved security

The removal of concrete barriers and the stable security situation have contributed to vibrant commercial activity in the capital.

Security |

Iraqi forces crack down on ISIS sleeper cells
Iraqi forces crack down on ISIS sleeper cells

Operations in the provinces of Kirkuk, Anbar, Ninawa and Diyala have led to the arrest of 19 members of cells that have been supporting ISIS remnants.

Terrorism |

Extremists frustrate aid effort in north-west Syria
Extremists frustrate aid effort in north-west Syria

Relief workers say extremists are adding to the huge challenges they face in violence-plagued north-west Syria where a fragile ceasefire is at risk.

Human Rights |

Russian strike hits White Helmets base in Idlib
Russian strike hits White Helmets base in Idlib

The strike comes amid an escalation of violence in rural Idlib and Hama between the Syrian regime and its allies and various armed groups.

Politics |

Syrians pay the price for Russia, Iran intervention
Syrians pay the price for Russia, Iran intervention

As Russian and Iranian forces race to lay claim to the spoils of war in Syria, the Syrian people will suffer the consequences.