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Al-Qaeda Capitalizing on Islamic State Losses in Syria

Syrian groups affiliated with al-Qaeda are capitalizing on the U.S.-led coalition as well as the Iran and Russian-backed Syrian regime’s nearly single-minded focus to annihilate the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) in the war-torn country.

Report: Syria Threatens To Fire Scud Missiles At Israel

TEL AVIV – The Assad regime in Syria has sent messages to Israel via Russia threatening that any further strikes by the Israeli military within Syria’s borders would be met with Scud missiles fired into the Jewish state, the Lebanese newspaper Al-Diyar reported Saturday.

Iranian armed forces members march in a military parade marking the 36th anniversary of Iraq's 1980 invasion of Iran, in front of the shrine of late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini, just outside Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. Iran's chief of staff of the armed forces said Wednesday a $38 billion aid deal between the United States and Israel makes Iran more determined to strengthen its military. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

Iran-Backed Militia Vows To Liberate Golan Heights

TEL AVIV – An Iranian-backed Shiite militia, armed with Russian tanks via the Syrian army, this week announced the formation of a dedicated brigade to “liberate the Golan Heights” from Israel, the state-controlled Fars news agency reported.