Middle-East Desk

Two more Iranian commanders killed in Syria

Damascus, Two senior commanders of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) have been killed in Syria, according to Iranian media. Hamid Mokhtarband and Brigadier General Farshad Hassounizadeh died while assisting the Syrian government’s battle against…






France bombs IS a second time in Syria

Paris, France has conducted its second set of airstrikes against Islamic State positions in Syria, French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Friday. “French Rafale planes dropped bombs on an [Islamic State ] training…




Syria conflict: Russia defends air strikes

Moscow, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has defended his country’s air strikes in Syria, saying they were targeting the same “terrorist” groups as the US-led coalition. He rejected suggestions that Russian action was to bolster…