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Destroyed: IDF Pics Show Targeted Iran Bases in Syria

The Israeli military released a series of images Friday it said showed the extent of damage to Iranian intelligence installations in Syria targeted during a massive aerial bombardment just 24 hours earlier.

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Israel: Iran Established Air Base Outside Major Syrian City

The Israeli military on Saturday accused Iran of controlling an airbase outside the Syrian city of Palmyra, from which the army said the Iranian drone that was shot down over northern Israel earlier in the day was launched.

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CIA Director Warns Iran Not to Attack U.S. Interests in Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) — CIA Director Mike Pompeo said Saturday that he sent a letter to a top Iranian military official warning him that the United States would hold Tehran accountable for any attacks it conducted on American interests in Iraq.

Iraqi security forces and Popular Mobilization Forces patrol in Tuz Khormato, that was evacuated by Kurdish security forces, 130 miles (210 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. Two weeks after fighting together against the Islamic State, Iraqi forces pushed their Kurdish allies out of the disputed city …

Iran Hails Kurdish Loses as Defeat of ‘Second Israel’

The chief of staff to the Iranian regime’s “supreme leader” said on Tuesday that a US-Israeli “plot” to create a “second Israel” in Iraqi Kurdistan had been thwarted through the seizure of Kurdish territory by Iranian-backed forces over the last week.

** FILE ** Members of Iranian Corps Guards of the Islamic Revolution forces parade during large-scale military parades in Tehran to mark the 27th anniversary of the Iraqi invasion of Iran that sparked the bloody 1980-88 war, in Tehran, Iran in this photo taken on Saturday Sep. 22, 2007. They …

Iran Vows ‘Crushing’ Response if U.S. Brands Military Wing as Terrorist Organization

A spokesman for Iran’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday that the United States would be making a “strategic mistake” by designating Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) a terrorist organization. “If they do, Iran’s reaction would be firm, decisive, and crushing and the United States should bear all its consequences,” the spokesman said.

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Klein: Six Simple Reasons Trump Should Nix the Iran Nuclear Deal

NEW YORK — President Trump is facing a looming October 15 deadline mandated by a law requiring the U.S. president to certify every 90 days that Iran is keeping its side of the Obama administration-brokered nuclear agreement and that the deal continues to be “vital to the national security interests of the United States.”

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Iran Congratulates New Hamas Chief Haniyeh

Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani, a senior military officer in the Iranian army and commander of its Quds Force—a division primarily responsible for extraterritorial military and clandestine operations, has congratulated Ismail Haniyeh on his nomination as the new Hamas leader.

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Royce Wants New Sanctions on Iran for Terrorist Travel Violation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, pushed for new sanctions against the Iranian regime following news that Iran’s Quds Force commander Gen. Qassem Soleimani defied a United Nations resolution forbidding him from leaving his country.

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Retired Iranian General: We Created Shia Army To Destroy Israel By 2039

TEL AVIV – A retired Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) general, who was deployed to Syria as a senior Iranian commander of Shia troops, said in an interview last week that Iran’s ultimate goal in forming a Shia army is to destroy Israel by 2039.

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Iran Goes Deep with Ground Troops in Syria

While the government of Iran is officially denying it has deployed ground troops in Syria, Iranian media is reporting that more than one dozen Islamic Revolution Guard Corps officers have died there in the past three years.

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US Forces Share a Base with Extremist Iran-Backed Shiite Militia in Iraq

American troops are being told to share quarters with extremist Iran-backed Shiite militias in Iraq, the people who were murdering them with roadside bombs just a few years ago. Given the insane disaster Obama has made of Iraq, Syria, and Libya, there might not be any other way to check ISIS.

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Iranian General Soleimani Promotes US-ISIS Alliance Conspiracy Theory

A well-heard narrative appeared Monday that high-ranking Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani took shots at President Obama and U.S. foreign policy, with outlets such as Reuters and the Associated Press (AP) featuring his comments as a blistering rebuke of the United States’s presence in the Middle East. Unlike the selective comments indicated, Soleimani was not condemning a lack of effort against ISIS on America’s part, but implying that President Obama was intentionally aiding the terrorist group.

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US To Control The Skies Over Tikrit… While Iran Takes The Ground?

Two weeks ago, the seemingly effective Iraqi operation to retake the city of Tikrit from ISIS ground to an abrupt halt, the “final push” delayed for an indefinite period out of concerns over collateral damage, according to Iraqi officials. It was widely speculated the more pertinent problem was that Islamic State forces proved to be much harder to dislodge than anyone wanted to admit, so time was needed to bring up reinforcements and prepare the battlespace.

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Top Iranian Commander Boasts of Dominating Jordan

In a youth conference in Tehran, Iran’s top military commanders assured the crowd that Jordan would soon be controlled by the mullahs, as they have already spread their malevolent influence into Iraq and Lebanon with terrorist forces, Haaretz reports.