UNIDENTIFIED AIRCRAFT STRUCK POSITIONS OF IRANIAN-BACKED FORCES NEAR AL-BUKAMAL: REPORTS

On June 28, unidentified aircraft (most likely Israeli) struck positions of Iranian-backed forces near the town of al-Bukamal, on the western bank of the Euphrates in eastern Syria, according to reports by pro-militant sources. The strikes allegedly hit positions of pro-Iranian forces in the al-Sayyal area supposedly killing 9 personnel and destroyed a weapon depot. … Continue reading UNIDENTIFIED AIRCRAFT STRUCK POSITIONS OF IRANIAN-BACKED FORCES NEAR AL-BUKAMAL: REPORTS

Libya’s GNA: ‘Liberation’ of Sirte, Jufra ‘more urgent than ever’

Since 2014, Libya has been split between rival factions based in Tripoli, and in the east [Ayman Al-Sahili/Reuters] MORE ON LIBYA EU chief urges bloc to increase support for Libya missionlast week Haftar forces accused of planting landmines in residential areaslast week Turkey, Russia continue to work together for Libya ceasefirelast week Russia, Turkey put off … Continue reading Libya’s GNA: ‘Liberation’ of Sirte, Jufra ‘more urgent than ever’

IRAN IS HUNTING FOR SPIES IN ITS RANKS. FOUR FIGHTERS ARRESTED IN SYRIA – REPORT

Iranian forces had arrested four of its own fighters who were suspected of collaborating with Israel in the eastern Syrian governorate of Deir Ezzor, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on June 28. “Iranian forces launched security campaigns targeting its own personnel and collaborators, on charges of collaborating and dealing with Israel, at … Continue reading IRAN IS HUNTING FOR SPIES IN ITS RANKS. FOUR FIGHTERS ARRESTED IN SYRIA – REPORT

Turkish soldier dies in clashes with PKK fighters

On June 17, Turkey launched an air and ground offensive against the PKK, which has fought an armed campaign against the Turkish state since 1984 [File: Bakr Alkasem/AFP] MORE ON MIDDLE EAST COVID-19 lockdowns take toll on Turkey tea harvesttoday Trump aide: concerns over occupied West Bank annexation overblown4 days ago Turkey tries journalists accused of … Continue reading Turkish soldier dies in clashes with PKK fighters

LIBYA: ADVANCED CHINESE MANPADS SPOTTED IN GNA FORCES

Forces loyal to the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) have reportedly received advanced man-portable air-defense systems (MANPADs). On June 28, Twitter user Ouais Hasairi shared photos showing GNA fighters inspecting what appears to be Chinese-made MANPADs of the QW-1 series. Experts suggested that the MANPADs was either QW-1M or more advanced QW-18. QW-1 series MANPADs are … Continue reading LIBYA: ADVANCED CHINESE MANPADS SPOTTED IN GNA FORCES