Syria

Spotlight on Iran (April 24 – May 8, 2016)*

Issued on 08/05/2016 Type Article
The deputy chief of staff of the Iranian army said the deployment of regular Iranian army forces to Syria had been authorized by the supreme leader and would continue as long as needed. At least fifteen additional Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) fighters were killed in Syria during the past two weeks. Most of them died fighting in the recent fierce battles south of the Syrian city of Aleppo. During the battles the Syrian rebels took control of the village of Khan Tuman, southwest of the city. Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei appointed Hojjat-ul-Islam Tabataba'I Ashkazari as his personal representative in Syria.
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (April 21 – May 4, 2016)

Issued on 04/05/2016 Type Article
In Syria, the fighting in the city of Aleppo and its northern rural area has escalated over the past two weeks. In Iraq, ISIS increased its terrorist attacks in Baghdad, using suicide bombers. According to reports from Libya, after lengthy battles ISIS has been ousted from the area dominating the city of Derna.
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Spotlight on Iran (April 10 –21, 2016)*

Issued on 21/04/2016 Type Article
For the first time since regular Iranian army forces began deploying in Syria, seven special force officers were killed. In addition, during the past two weeks at least six more Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) fighters were killed. Iraqi sources reported that Qasem Soleimani visited Baghdad last week following the deteriorating political crisis between the Iraqi prime minister and parliament. The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) strongly criticized Iran and accused it of "continuing support for terrorism" and meddling in the internal affairs of regional countries.
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (April 14-20, 2016)*

Issued on 20/04/2016 Type Article
The ceasefire in Syria entered its eighth week, with the familiar characteristics. The US secretary of state and the Russian foreign minister have reiterated their support for the agreement and stressed the need to maintain it. In Syria, clashes continued between the Syrian Army and its allies on the one hand, and organizations not included in the ceasefire on the other. In Iraq, the Iraqi Army completed its takeover of the city of Hit, located on the banks of the Euphrates River, about 70 km northwest of Ramadi.
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (April 7-13, 2016)

Issued on 13/04/2016 Type Article
The ceasefire entered into its seventh week, with the familiar characteristics. At the same time, fighting continues in the various battle zones throughout Syria that are not included in the ceasefire agreement. The local clashes are concentrated in the area of Aleppo. The Iraqi regime continues its efforts to establish itself in the Sunni Al-Anbar Province. Thousands of people who had left Ramadi began returning in the wake of the improvement in the security situation.
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Spotlight on Iran* (March 27 – April 10, 2016)

Issued on 10/04/2016 Type Article
Speaking before commanding officers of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), IRGC Commander Mohammad Ali Jafari reiterated Iran's support for the Syrian regime, Lebanon, the Palestinians and Iran's allies in Yemen. This past week at least ten more IRGC fighters, two of them officers, were killed in the Aleppo region of Syria, an increase in the number of Iranians killed in comparison with previous week
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For years Syria has supported the Palestinian terrorist organizations and Hezbollah. Syria is home to the headquarters of many such organizations, including the political bureaus of Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, as well as other, smaller organizations which operate from Syria. Not only does Syria provide them with political asylum, it gives them military training, and arms and finances them. The organization heads are protected in Syria and the Syrian regime allows them to hold conventions and conferences in government facilities.
Syria also provides political and material support for Hezbollah, which operates in close conjunction with its ally, Iran. The existence of the ties between Syria and Hezbollah was illustrated by the death of Imad Mughniyeh, commander of Hezbollah operations, which occurred in Damascus, the capital of Syria.
In 1979 the United States State Department designated Syria as a terrorist-sponsoring country.