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News and updates about Iran-Syria

Report:

Iran reduced its presence in Syria

Sources say Iran has reduced its military footprint in Syria after a succession of strikes blamed on Israel.

Iran reduced its presence in Syria

Head of Quds Force oversees military drill in Syria

Iran is a key supporter of the Assad regime in Syria and has provided it with financial aid and military advisers.

Head of Quds Force oversees military drill in Syria

US commander warns:

'Iran-Russia military ties could have implications in Syria'

US air force commander in the Middle East says shared drone technology between Iran and Russia is a particular concern.

'Iran-Russia military ties could have implications in Syria'

Saudi Media:

Israel struck secret Iranian unit in Syria

According to the report, in May, Israel struck a secret Iranian unit charged with building missiles and precision weapons.

Israel struck secret Iranian unit in Syria

Iranian President to visit Damascus

The visit comes amid Arab willingness to re-engage with the Syrian government.

Iranian President to visit Damascus

Assad, Iranian President discuss 'Israeli failure'

Syrian President speaks to Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi following recent rocket fire from Syria and Israeli retaliation.

Assad, Iranian President discuss 'Israeli failure'

Syria and Iran to renew economic strategic arrangement

Syria and Iran signed almost a dozen economic deals in 2019 and Iran has supported Assad in the civil war in the country.

Syria and Iran to renew economic strategic arrangement

Gantz:

'Iran continues to try and establish itself in Syria'

Defense Minister Benny Gantz: Iran has carried out over 16 attacks on civilian targets in the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf in five years.

'Iran continues to try and establish itself in Syria'

Former Syrian soldier: Iran is a bigger enemy than Israel

Former Syrian Colonel says he welcomes Israel's attacks on Iranian militias in his country because Iran is 'spreading hatred' in the region.

Former Syrian soldier: Iran is a bigger enemy than Israel

Mt. Mohammad Ben Ali in Syria is a Shiite missile base

Near Palmyra, Syria on a mountain top, Iran has placed surface-to-surface missiles that can reach all the way to Beer Sheva. Report.

Mt. Mohammad Ben Ali in Syria is a Shiite missile base

Iran and Syria report 'comprehensive developments' in relations

Iranian Foreign Minister arrives in Damascus, stresses his country's ongoing support for Syria.

Iran and Syria report 'comprehensive developments' in relations

Iran and Syria vow to confront US sanctions

Iran and Syria vow to take “mighty steps” to confront US sanctions, say their relations will strengthen under Iran’s new leadership.

Iran and Syria vow to confront US sanctions

Report: Iran building new tunnel at Syria military base

Iran reportedly building new tunnel at the Imam Ali military base in eastern Syria which is capable of storing advanced weapons systems.

Report: Iran building new tunnel at Syria military base

US to press Russia on Iranian presence in Syria

US plans to stress to Russia at Jerusalem summit that Iranian forces and their proxies have to leave Syria.

US to press Russia on Iranian presence in Syria

ANALYSIS:

How Iran continues its entrenchment in Syria

Iran is using the same type of indoctrination Islamic State used to win over the Sunni Arabs and convince them to convert to Shia Islam.

How Iran continues its entrenchment in Syria

Syrian President meets Iran's Supreme Leader

Syrian President visits Iran for the first time since start of Syrian conflict, thanks Iran for its assistance.

Syrian President meets Iran's Supreme Leader

'We've accomplished 90% of our objectives in Syria'

Senior Iranian official says his country will keep working with Syria against “the Zionist regime of Israel”.

'We've accomplished 90% of our objectives in Syria'

'A clear message from Israel to Iran'

Prof. Efraim Inbar believes the Israeli attacks in Syria will continue. "Our duty is to prevent Iranian establishment in Syria."

'A clear message from Israel to Iran'

Israeli official confirms: We attacked in Syria

Israeli security official says Israel hit a series of Iranian targets in Tuesday's air strike in Damascus.

Israeli official confirms: We attacked in Syria

Iran: US presence in Syria was 'source of tension'

Iran welcomes US withdrawal of troops from Syria, says US military presence in Syria had been "a mistake".

Iran: US presence in Syria was 'source of tension'

Is this the plan that will remove Iran from Syria?

Trump administration reportedly developing new strategy for Syria that would focus more on pushing out Iran and its proxies.

Is this the plan that will remove Iran from Syria?

Netanyahu meets U.S. envoy for Syria

Netanyahu meets U.S. Special Representative for Syrian Affairs James Jeffrey to discuss Syria and Iran's involvement there.

Netanyahu meets U.S. envoy for Syria

Iranian minister: We will continue to support Syria

Iran's defense minister says the Iran-Syria cooperation won't be decided by a "third party."

Iranian minister: We will continue to support Syria

Report: Trump, Putin agreed that Iran should leave Syria

U.S. official: Trump and Putin agreed at summit that Iran should exit Syria, but Russia believes it will be difficult to accomplish.

Report: Trump, Putin agreed that Iran should leave Syria

Khamenei aide: We'll only withdraw from Syria if asked

Ali Akbar Velayati says Iran would immediately withdraw from Syria and Iraq if their governments want it to.

Khamenei aide: We'll only withdraw from Syria if asked

Khamenei adviser: U.S. creating 'second Vietnam' in Syria

Top adviser to Iran’s Supreme Leader warns the United States that Syria and Eastern Euphrates will be another Vietnam.

Khamenei adviser: U.S. creating 'second Vietnam' in Syria

Assad: I wouldn't object to permanent Iranian base in Syria

Syrian President says his country's relations with Iran and its presence in Syria are non-negotiable.

Assad: I wouldn't object to permanent Iranian base in Syria

Iranian official: We're not leaving Syria

Senior Iranian military official: The Zionists fear our presence in Syria but that won't change.

Iranian official: We're not leaving Syria

Russia confirms understanding with Israel about Syria

Russia's UN Ambassador agreement reached between Israel and Russia about removing Iranian forces from Syrian-Israeli border.

Russia confirms understanding with Israel about Syria

Netanyahu, Pompeo discuss Syria

PM Netanyahu and Secretary of State hold second phone call in two days to discuss the Iranian presence in southern Syria.

Netanyahu, Pompeo discuss Syria

IDF Chief of Staff:

'The Iranian threat is not theoretical'

IDF Chief of Staff Eizenkot says Iran still aims to achieve nuclear weapons and is trying to harm Israel's security through its proxies.

'The Iranian threat is not theoretical'

Cabinet concerned about military developments in the north

Recent Cabinet meetings have dealt with the threat of Iran's presence near the Syrian border.

Cabinet concerned about military developments in the north

Iranian-backed militias moving closer to Israel

Syrian army forces, backed by Iranian-backed militias, push deeper into rebel-held enclave near Israel and Lebanon border.

Iranian-backed militias moving closer to Israel

Iran establishing permanent military base in Syria

Satellite images show Iranian military is building a permanent military base south of Damascus.

Iran establishing permanent military base in Syria

Assad meets visiting Iranian Chief of Staff

Syrian President meets General Mohammad Baqeri who vowed to destroy "Zionist enemy".

Assad meets visiting Iranian Chief of Staff

Iran building missile factory in Syria

Newly released satellite photos show Iran is building a Scud missile factory in Syria.

Iran building missile factory in Syria

Iran: We'll continue to help Assad

Senior commander says Iran will provide military advisers to Syria for as long as necessary.

Iran: We'll continue to help Assad

Khamenei: Attack in Syria was 'strategic mistake'

Iran’s Supreme Leader condemns American missile in Syria, warns the U.S. will suffer from terrorism.

Khamenei: Attack in Syria was 'strategic mistake'

Report: Iran to withdraw all its fighters from Syria

Confirming Kerry's comments, Channel 2 News reports Khamenei and Rouhani have decided to withdraw 2,500 fighters from Syria.

Report: Iran to withdraw all its fighters from Syria

Iran and Russia vow to oppose attempts to dump Assad

Russia and Iran will jointly oppose "external attempts" at regime change in Syria, says the Kremlin after Putin meeting with Khamenei.

Iran and Russia vow to oppose attempts to dump Assad

Saudi Arabia wants UN to condemn Russia for Syria involvement

Saudi Arabia submits resolution to condemn Iranian and Russian intervention in Syria.

Saudi Arabia wants UN to condemn Russia for Syria involvement

Iran to attend next round of Syria talks

Khamenei adviser confirms Iran will attend the next round of peace talks on Syria.

Iran to attend next round of Syria talks

Iran may back away from demand to keep Assad in power

Senior official says Iran may accept a six-month transition in Syria, followed by elections to decide ally Assad's fate.

Iran may back away from demand to keep Assad in power

Eight Iranians killed in Syria

Iran confirms that Eight Iranians, two of them Revolutionary Guards forces, have been killed in Syria in recent days.

Eight Iranians killed in Syria

Iran to Step Up Military Support for Syria

Iran says it will step up its support for Syria, but denies it will be in the form of fighters on the ground.

Iran to Step Up Military Support for Syria

Top Iranian Commander Visits Syria

Qassem Soleimani spotted in Syria addressing Iranian military officers and members of Hezbollah.

Top Iranian Commander Visits Syria

Rouhani Ready to Discuss 'Plan of Action' for Syria

Iranian President says he is ready to discuss plan of action for Syria's post-war future.

Rouhani Ready to Discuss 'Plan of Action' for Syria

Zarif: Those Demanding Assad's Ouster Responsible for Bloodshed

Iran's foreign minister claims that demands for the resignation of Syrian President will prolong the country's civil war.

Zarif: Those Demanding Assad's Ouster Responsible for Bloodshed

Iran Has its Own Peace Plan for Syria

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister says his country submitted a peace plan to Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad.

Iran Has its Own Peace Plan for Syria

Iran Welcomes UN's Peace Plan for Syria

Iran welcomes peace plan for Syria approved by the UN Security Council, says Assad's regime must be directly involved.

Iran Welcomes UN's Peace Plan for Syria

Iran Foreign Minister to Visit Syria, Discuss New Peace Plan

Mohammad Javad Zarif will visit Syria and discuss a new plan by the Islamic Republic to help resolve the conflict there.

Iran Foreign Minister to Visit Syria, Discuss New Peace Plan

Assad Ratifies $1 Billion Credit Line from Iran

Syrian President signs a law ratifying a $1 billion credit line from top regional ally Iran.

Assad Ratifies $1 Billion Credit Line from Iran

Iranian Commander Promises 'Surprises' in Syria

Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander says the world will be "surprised" by what Iran and Syria are preparing.

Iranian Commander Promises 'Surprises' in Syria

Iran to Take Part in UN-Hosted Consultations on Syria

UN confirms that Assad ally Iran will take part in consultations on Syria that begin Monday in Geneva.

Iran to Take Part in UN-Hosted Consultations on Syria

Assad: There Are No Iranian Troops in Syria

Syria's President admits he invited Hezbollah to fight alongside his regime but denies Iran has sent troops to participate in the civil war.

Assad: There Are No Iranian Troops in Syria

Saudi FM: 'Iranians in Syria are Occupiers'

The designation means Iran could be held legally responsible for war crimes committed by Assad against Syrian Sunni civilians.

Saudi FM: 'Iranians in Syria are Occupiers'

Former Iranian Elite Officer Killed in Syria

Iranian media says a former officer in the Revolutionary Guards was "martyred" in Syria.

Former Iranian Elite Officer Killed in Syria

Iran Recruiting Afghans to Fight in Syria

Wall Street Journal reveals that Iran is recruiting Afghans to fight in Syria, in exchange for money and Iranian residency.

Iran Recruiting Afghans to Fight in Syria

Rebel Strongpoint in Syria Surrenders to Assad

Homs, flashpoint for clashes, reverts to Assad's control - in exchange for the release of terrorists.

Rebel Strongpoint in Syria Surrenders to Assad

'Iran's Front Lines are in Southern Lebanon'

Iranian official hails 'axis of power' of Hezbollah, Iraq, Syria in 'fight against Zionist enemy.'

'Iran's Front Lines are in Southern Lebanon'