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56 Villages Near Mosul Liberated by Iraqi Troops: Commander

56 Villages Near Mosul Liberated by Iraqi Troops: Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A senior Iraqi military commander said the government forces have retaken 56 villages in west of Mosul since the start of a major offensive to liberate the northern city from Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) terrorists. Jawad al-Talibawi, a commander of the Popular Mobilization units, said on Saturday that the Iraqi forces have so far managed to establish control over 56...

Trump’s Accommodating Stance toward Russia Sign of US Decline: Iranian Academic

Trump’s Accommodating Stance toward Russia Sign of US Decline: Iranian Academic

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A senior Iranian political commentator says US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump unabashedly trumpeted his support for warmer relations with Russia as he has correctly predicted America’s steady decline as a hegemonic power. “…the United States is not anymore a superpower and it is in a dramatic decline and that is what Donald Trump is...

Syria Army Deals Crippling Blow to Takfiri Militants in Aleppo

Syria Army Deals Crippling Blow to Takfiri Militants in Aleppo

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Syria’s army, backed by volunteer forces, inflicted heavy casualties and damage on terrorist groups in the northwestern city of Aleppo, leaving scores of them dead and injured. Syrian forces on Friday struck a severe blow to Jaish al-Fath and Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (formerly known as al-Nusra Front) terrorists in Aleppo after heavily pounding their positions in...

Switzerland Finds Bugging Devices in Iran Nuclear Talks Hotel

Switzerland Finds Bugging Devices in Iran Nuclear Talks Hotel

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - A number of computers at a five-star Geneva hotel that hosted sensitive talks, including Iranian nuclear negotiations, were found to be infected with malware used for espionage, Swiss prosecutors revealed. However, the state prosecutor’s office, OAD, has had to close the case after failing to establish who was behind the cyber-attack, a spokesperson said. The hotel,...

Syrian Army Repels Heavy Terrorist Attacks West of Aleppo

Syrian Army Repels Heavy Terrorist Attacks West of Aleppo

DAMASCUS(Press Shia) – Syrian troops repulsed a major assault by terrorist groups in the western areas of Aleppo in the last hours the militants attempted to break through government lines and reach the inner neighborhoods of the city using car bombs and salvos of rockets. The terrorist groups, which have amassed on Aleppo's western outskirts in a bid to reach the New Aleppo, Hamdaniya,...

Scores of Civilians Killed in US-Led Airstrike in Northern Afghanistan

Scores of Civilians Killed in US-Led Airstrike in Northern Afghanistan

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Scores of civilians, including children, have been killed in a US-led airstrike in the city of Kunduz in northern Afghanistan, numerous media and social media reports said. According to Safiullah Amiri, a member of the Kunduz Provincial Council, at least 30 civilians were killed in the series of airstrikes on the village, the NYT reported. The paper also cited...

Syrian Army Inflicts Heavy Casualties on Terrorists in Western Aleppo

Syrian Army Inflicts Heavy Casualties on Terrorists in Western Aleppo

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Syrian army troops backed by allied forces managed to repel a large-scale offensive carried out by foreign-backed terrorists on Western Aleppo to break the siege on the strategic city, killing dozens of the militants. According to Press Shia Agency dispatches, heavy clashes erupted on Thursday between Syrian forces and terrorist groups in Menian in western Aleppo...

Saudi Man Gets 15 Years for Shiite Cleric Support

Saudi Man Gets 15 Years for Shiite Cleric Support

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A court in Riyadh has sentenced a Saudi national to 15 years in prison for supporting executed Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr, local media reported on Thursday. Al-Riyadh newspaper did not name the convicted man, who it said took part "in rallies and marches" in the Shiite-dominated Gulf coast district of Qatif, AFP reported. He was also convicted of...

Iraqi Popular Forces to Cut Off West Mosul Today: Commander

Iraqi Popular Forces to Cut Off West Mosul Today: Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iraq's Popular Mobilization forces aim to cut the western supply route out of the Daesh-held city of Mosul Thursday, the leader of the resistance group said. "Today, God willing, is the completion of the first stage of the Hashd (Popular Mobilization) operations - that is cutting the supply route of the enemy between Tal Afar and the Muhalabiya district,...

Militant Infighting Kills over 25 in Syria’s Aleppo

Militant Infighting Kills over 25 in Syria’s Aleppo

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – More than 25 terrorists were killed after clashes broke out between two militant groups in the northwestern Syrian city of Aleppo. The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Wednesday that the clashes erupted in the city’s militant-held eastern region between the Fastaqim Union and Nour al-Din al-Zenki Movement terrorist groups.  The...