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Syrian Troops Reach Outskirts of Key Militant-Held Town

Syrian Troops Reach Outskirts of Key Militant-Held Town

TEHRAN (defapress) – Syrian forces reached the outskirts of a key militant-held town, part of a weekslong offensive into the country's last rebel stronghold, state media said.
Hezbollah Official Raps US as Source of Lebanon’s Problems

Hezbollah Official Raps US as Source of Lebanon’s Problems

TEHRAN (defapress) – Hezbollah’s second-in-command Sheikh Naim Qassem hit back at US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for voicing concern about the role of Hezbollah in the new Lebanese government, saying the US itself is the root cause of the problems in the Arab country.
Israeli Aircraft Launch Airstrikes on Gaza Strip

Israeli Aircraft Launch Airstrikes on Gaza Strip

TEHRAN (defapress) – Israeli aircraft struck several sites belonging to Palestinian resistance forces in the south of the besieged Gaza enclave.
Syrian Troops Wrest Control over Several Areas in Idlib

Syrian Troops Wrest Control over Several Areas in Idlib

TEHRAN (defapress) – Syrian forces continued to make gains in their fight against terrorists in Idlib, managing to seize control over several villages and towns in the northwestern province.
Mass Protests in Iraq to Spell End of US Forces' Presence in West Asia
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Mass Protests in Iraq to Spell End of US Forces' Presence in West Asia

TEHRAN (defapress) – The Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah said anti-US protests in Iraq would lead to mass protests across the Muslim world that would eventually expel American forces from entire West Asia.
Iraqi people hold massive anti-US rally in Baghdad

Iraqi people hold massive anti-US rally in Baghdad

TEHRAN (defapress) – Millions of Iraqi people have convened in the capital city of Baghdad to deplore the US military presence in the country.
Hashd Al-Shaabi Cautions Against US Heliborne Relocation of ISIL Terrorists to Iraq

Hashd Al-Shaabi Cautions Against US Heliborne Relocation of ISIL Terrorists to Iraq

TEHRAN (defapress)- A senior commander of Hashd al-Shaabi (Iraqi popular forces) warned on Wednesday that the US forces are transferring the ISIL terrorists from Syria to safe areas in Iraq as part of a seemingly major plan to trigger security problems for the Arab nation again.
Lebanon Announces Formation of New Government

Lebanon Announces Formation of New Government

TEHRAN (defapress) – Lebanon has formed a new government in a bid to help rescue the country from an unprecedented economic and financial crisis, its presidency announced.
Baghdad to Send Missions to Russia, China, Ukraine to Buy Air Defense Systems

Baghdad to Send Missions to Russia, China, Ukraine to Buy Air Defense Systems

TEHRAN (defapress) – Iraq plans to send delegations to Russia, China, and Ukraine to discuss the purchase of modern air defense systems to protect its territory from any possible aggression, an Iraqi lawmaker said.

Persian Gulf Airliners Continue Using Iran’s Airspace

TEHRAN (defapress) – Qatar Airways, Emirates and several other Persian Gulf airlines still fly in Iranian and Iraqi airspace and to cities in both countries since Iran and the United States traded military strikes.