Iran seeks to avert disaster in Syria's Idlib: Iranian senior official

Iran seeks to avert disaster in Syria's Idlib: Iranian senior officialIran shares the United Nations’ concern about a potential humanitarian catastrophe in Syria’s Idlib province and will seek to avert it, Hossein Jaberi Ansari, special assistant to Iran’s foreign minister, told reporters on Tuesday. Iran and Russia are President Bashar al-Assad’s main backers in Syria’s seven-year-old civil war.


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Chanting 'Iran, out!' Iraqi protesters torch Iranian Consulate in Basra

  1. Chanting ‘Iran, out!’ Iraqi protesters torch Iranian Consulate in Basra  Washington Post
  2. Iraqi Protesters Torch Iranian Consulate  Wall Street Journal
  3. Protesters in Iraq Set Fires at Iranian Consulate  New York Times
  4. The major uprising in Basra and southern Iraq is what the world should be worrying about in the Middle East right now  The Independent
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Israel says struck Iranian targets in Syria 200 times in last two years

Israel says struck Iranian targets in Syria 200 times in last two yearsAccording to regional sources, Israel began carrying out military strikes in Syria in 2013 against suspected arms transfers and deployments by Iranian forces and their Lebanese Hezbollah allies, both Damascus’s partners in Syria’s civil war. On Tuesday, an Israeli military spokeswoman declined to comment after Syria said it shot down rockets fired by Israeli planes at military targets near the city of Hama. “Only just now it was published – in the name of military sources, so I can quote it too – that in the last two years Israel has taken military action more than 200 times within Syria itself,” Katz told a conference hosted by the IDC Herzliya college.


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Israel signals it could attack Iranian weaponry in Iraq

Israel signals it could attack Iranian weaponry in IraqCiting Iranian, Iraqi and Western sources, Reuters reported last week that Iran had transferred short-range ballistic missiles to Shi’ite allies in Iraq in recent months. Israel sees in Iran’s regional expansion an attempt to open up new fronts against it. Israel has repeatedly launched attacks in Syria to prevent any entrenchment of Iranian forces helping Damascus in the war.


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