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Over 50 Hajj Pilgrims Die in Saudi Arabia: Report

Over 50 Hajj Pilgrims Die in Saudi Arabia: Report

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – More than 50 Hajj pilgrims have died in Saudi Arabia, a report said. The report carried by Anadolu Agency put the number of pilgrims who have died so far at 54.The Saudi Press Agency (SPA), meanwhile, reported on Monday that at least 31 pilgrims lost their lives on Sunday, adding that the deceased were all foreign nationals.No information has been given by...

Iraqi Forces Begin Battle to Dislodge Daesh from Tal Afar

Iraqi Forces Begin Battle to Dislodge Daesh from Tal Afar

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iraq has begun an aerial bombardment of Tal Afar, a town under Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) control west of Mosul, a report said. The ground attack to try to take the city should start when the air campaign is over, Baghdad-based al-Sumariya TV said on Tuesday, citing Iraqi Defense Ministry Spokesman Mohammed al-Khodari, Reuters reported.Iraqi authorities had said Tal...

Several Saudi Servicemen Killed in Yemen’s Fresh Attacks: Source

Several Saudi Servicemen Killed in Yemen’s Fresh Attacks: Source

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The forces of the Yemeni army and Popular Committees, in retaliatory attacks against the Saudi-led coalition, managed to kill and injure a number of Saudi servicemen in the kingdom's southwestern province of Jizan, a military source said. The source said the Yemeni forces on Monday blew up a military vehicle carrying Saudi troops near the Awjaba Base in Jizan, the...

Yemen Records 500,000 Cholera Cases, Nearly 2,000 Deaths: WHO

Yemen Records 500,000 Cholera Cases, Nearly 2,000 Deaths: WHO

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – More than half a million people in Yemen have been infected with cholera since the epidemic began four months ago amid the ongoing Saudi aggression against the impoverished Arab country, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday. Each day there are more than 5,000 new cases of the waterborne disease, which causes acute diarrhea and dehydration, in the...

Army Comes Closer to Encircling Daesh in Central Syria Desert

Army Comes Closer to Encircling Daesh in Central Syria Desert

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The Syrian army and its allies advanced in the central Syrian desert on Monday and managed to liberate several areas in Homs province. A Syrian military source said the Syrian army and its allies had taken a number of villages around the town of al-Koum in northeastern Homs province.This leaves a gap held by Daesh militants of around only 25 km (15 miles) between al-Koum...

Iraq’s Popular Forces Vow to Take Part in Next Battle against Daesh

Iraq’s Popular Forces Vow to Take Part in Next Battle against Daesh

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The spokesman for Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), also known as Hashd al-Sha'abi, said fighters from the popular movement will participate in the next major battle against Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) after the Iraqi forces' victory in Mosul last month. The participation of the Arab country’s popular forces is "essential" in the upcoming fight...

Afghan Political Figure Rejects Reports of Taliban Kidnapping of Shiites

Afghan Political Figure Rejects Reports of Taliban Kidnapping of Shiites

KABUL (Press Shia) – The leader of an Afghan political party who recently met with people escaping from a remote Shiite-populated village attacked by the Taliban dismissed reports that the militant group has taken some Shiite civilians hostage. Speaking to the Press Shia News Agency, Sheikh Salman pointed to his recent visit to the northern province of Sar-e Pol and said he has talked with...

Syria Army Recaptures Several Hilltops in Hama

Syria Army Recaptures Several Hilltops in Hama

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Syria’s army and its allies established full control over a number of strategic hilltops in the eastern edges of the central province of Hama. Syrian forces on Sunday stepped up their attacks on Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) terrorists in Hama, managing to retake several key hilltops in nearby areas of Salba village in Salamiyeh city, SANA reported.The recapture of the...

Yemeni Forces on Verge of Victory over Aggressors: Official

Yemeni Forces on Verge of Victory over Aggressors: Official

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Head of Yemen's Supreme Political Council Saleh al-Samad shrugged off the Saudi- led coalition’s claims about its advances in the Arabian Peninsula country and said the Yemeni forces are “on the verge of victory”. “With a little determination, we are on the verge of victory, while the enemy believes that it has pushed the Yemeni nation into a state of...

Syria to Facilitate Chemical Weapons Team Mission: Deputy FM

Syria to Facilitate Chemical Weapons Team Mission: Deputy FM

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – An international chemical weapons delegation will visit Syria in the coming days and Damascus will facilitate its mission to uncover who used chemical weapons in the country earlier this year, a Syrian official said. Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad said Saturday the delegation of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and UN Joint Investigative...