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Judiciary chief: Don’t test Iran’s defensive power

Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani says Iran’s missile attack on Daesh positions in Syria demonstrated the Islamic Republic’s resolve to battle terrorism. On Sunday, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) pounded Daesh headquarters in Syria’s Dayr al-Zawr with ballistic missiles fired from western Iran. The strike was a “display of a corner of Iran’s defensive capability and the Islamic ...

Ayat. Khamenei: Defending Palestine, defending truth

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says defending the nation of Palestine is tantamount to defending the truth, not simply defending an oppressed nation that has been driven out of its home. The Leader made the remarks in a meeting with university professors and scientific elites in Tehran on Wednesday on the ...

Iraqi govt. forces advance into heart of Daesh’s last bastion

Iraqi government forces have breached the Daesh Takfiri terrorists’ defenses to push deeper into the last remaining stronghold of the extremists in the western part of Mosul. Commander of Federal Police Forces Lieutenant General Shaker Jawdat said in a brief statement on Thursday that security personnel had regained control over the Grand Mosque of al-Hamidin in ...

Saudi King Salman replaces crown prince with his own son

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has replaced Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud with his own son, Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud, the deputy crown prince and defense minister. According to a royal decree, Mohammed bin Salman, 31, was also named deputy prime minister, and shall maintain his post as defense ...

Iraqi forces invade Islamic State’s birthplace mosque in western Mosul

Iraqi government forces invaded on Wednesday the vicinity of a medieval mosque in western Mosul where Islamic State’s self-proclaimed “caliphate” was first declared in 2014, military media said. The Defense Ministry’s War Media Cell said forces destroyed a weapons reservoir and killed ten militants near the Grand Nuri al-Kabeer Mosque in the Old City, where ...

Iran’s leader warns Iraq not to weaken Shi’ite militias

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Tuesday against any measures that could weaken the Tehran-backed Shi’ite paramilitary groups, saying such actions would endanger Baghdad’s stability. At a meeting in Tehran, Khamenei said the Shi’ite militias were Iraq’s main forces pushing back Sunni jihadist groups, and Baghdad should ...

Over 700 civilians flee Mosul’s Old City

More than 700 civilians fled the last IS-held district in western Mosul over the past 24 hours, an Iraqi military source said. Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Cap. Jabbar Hassan said troops of the ninth armored division of the Iraqi army and Federal Police troops transferred the fleeing civilians, most of whom were women and children, ...

23 Takfiri terrorists arrested in different parts of Punjab

Pakistan Rangers (Punjab) and the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) of police on Monday claimed to have arrested 23 members of banned outfits in joint operations in various areas of the province. Officials of the law enforcement agencies also recovered a huge quantity of illegal weapons, ammunition and bulletproof jackets from their possession. The suspects were allegedly ...

Pilot of jet downed by US-led coalition rescued by Syrian Army

The Syrian government forces discovered and rescued the pilot of the Syrian Air Force aircraft which was downed by the US-led coalition in Raqqa province. An informed source told Sputnik that “the soldiers of General Suheil al-Hassan (Tiger Forces) discovered and rescued the pilot of the downed aircraft. Now, Col. Ali Fahd is in hospital ...

Syrian Army reinforces security of Palmyra

The Syrian army continued its military operations in the Eastern countryside of Homs province, and managed to seize over 110 square kilometers of land by making huge advances in Eastern Palmyra (Tadmur). “The Syrian army managed to seize 112 square kilometers of land in Eastern Palmyra and also won control of Station 3 for pumping ...

Hundreds of Reinforcements join Syrian Army’s anti-ISIL Battle in Raqqa province

Hundreds of Damascus government’s reinforcement troops joined other Syrian army troops in Raqqa province to help them in the ongoing battle against the ISIL in Raqqa province. The dispatch of the reinforcements comes concurrent with the Syrian army’s military advances in Raqqa province which resulted in recapturing ISIL’s strategic town of al-Resafa and also after ...

WHO says 1,146 killed due to cholera in Yemen since April

The World Health Organization says 1,146 people have been killed due to an outbreak of cholera in Yemen since late April, as the impoverished Arab country continues to suffer from Saudi Arabia’s deadly campaign. The WHO’s Yemen office said in a statement late Monday that over 166,976 suspected cases of cholera had been registered in the ...

Millions set to hold rallies across globe on International Quds Day

Millions of people are set to attend the International Quds Day rallies in various parts of the world to show their solidarity with the oppressed Palestinian people and condemn Israeli atrocities. Millions of people across Iran and other countries will stage massive rallies on the last Friday of the fasting month of Ramadan. Pro-Palestinian groups have called for ...

Iran to respond more decisively to terrorist attacks on its soil: Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has stressed that the Islamic Republic will respond “more decisively” to any future terrorist attack on Iran’s soil. Rouhani made the remarks in a ceremony on Tuesday in reference to Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) firing six medium-range ground-to-ground missiles at Daesh bases in Syria’s Dayr al-Zawr on Sunday in retaliation for twin terrorist ...

Large quantities of contraband recovered from inmates of Karachi’s Central Jail

Rangers and Frontier Corps (FC) personnel on Monday recovered large quantities of contraband from Karachi’s Central Jail during a search operation, jail police told DawnNews. During the operation, which took 12 hours to complete, security personnel recovered mobile phones, air coolers, knife-cutters, freezers, stoves, DVD players and LED TVs in large quantities, jail police said. ...

Shia Muslim shot martyred in takfiri terrorist attack in Lahore

Zulfiqar Ali Heera embraced martyrdom when Deobandi takfiris attacked him in Harbans Pura area of Lahore. Biased and bigot cleric Nazeer Khan, khateeb of local mosque and his sons Sher Khan and Aqeel Khan had sectarian hatred against Zulfiqar Ali Heera and also had manhandled him earlier. Then, they assured on oath on Holy Quran ...

Families of missing Shia Muslims protest at Youm-e-Ali rally in Karachi

Children and other family members of illegally arrested Shia Muslims registered protest against the enforced disappearance of their near and dear ones and demanded their immediate release. Minor children and women largely attended the protest that was held near Imam Bargah Ali Reza (AS) on MA Jinnah Road. They were raising slogans against the enforced ...

Iraqi Forces advance in vast areas bordering Syria

The Iraqi forces advanced from the passageway of al-Walid at the border with Syria towards al-Qa’em crossing. Soumeriya news quoted a security source in al-Anbar as saying that the Iraqi border guards in the province have advanced 40km from al-Walid to al-Qa’em border crossing. The source added that the Iraqi soldiers’ operations to purge the ...

ISIL’s Senior Commander, 360 Terrorists Killed in IRGC Missile Strikes in Deir Ezzur

A senior ISIL commander along with at least 360 other terrorists were killed in the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC)’s missile attacks on their bases in Deir Ezzur, field sources said. According to the sources, Sa’ad al-Husseini, nom de guerre Abu Sa’ad, a senior Saudi commander of ISIL was killed in the Sunday evening airstrikes. ...

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