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Several Saudi Forces Killed in Yemeni Army’s Attacks

Several Saudi Forces Killed in Yemeni Army’s Attacks

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The forces of the Yemeni army and Popular Committees, in retaliatory attacks against the Saudi-led coalition, killed several Saudi servicemen in the kingdom’s southwestern province of Najran. The Yemeni forces targeted and hit ‘Abbaseh’ military base in Najran using artillery shells and missiles, killing and injuring a number of the Saudi servicemen,...

Putin Opens Talks with Saudi King at Kremlin

Putin Opens Talks with Saudi King at Kremlin

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Russian President Vladimir Putin and Saudi Arabia's King Salman have opened talks at the Kremlin in the first official visit of a Saudi monarch to Russia. The king's talks with Putin on Thursday are expected to focus on the global oil market and the conflict in Syria, AP reported.Relations between the two countries have often been strained. During Cold War...

Russia Says Kills 7 Nusra Front Ringleaders in Syria Airstrike

Russia Says Kills 7 Nusra Front Ringleaders in Syria Airstrike

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A Russian air strike killed 49 Nusra Front militants including seven of its field commanders in Syria’s Idlib province, a report said. Nusra Front severed ties with al Qaeda last year and rebranded to head the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham alliance.Russia said on Wednesday it had critically injured a leader of the Tahrir al-Sham militant group, Abu Mohamad al-Golani, with...

Clashes Erupt between Taliban, Daesh North of Afghanistan

Clashes Erupt between Taliban, Daesh North of Afghanistan

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Daesh (also known as ISIS or ISIL) elements in Afghanistan attacked the Taliban controlled region north of Afghanistan in which 14 militants from both sides were killed. According to local officials, Daesh elements ambushed two villages of ‘Gardan’ and ‘Shirbeyk’ in the Qush Tapa district of northern Jawzjan province on Tuesday.In the armed...

Syria Army Ousts Daesh from All of Hama Province: Report

Syria Army Ousts Daesh from All of Hama Province: Report

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The Syrian army and allied fighters drove Daesh (ISIL) from their last positions in the central province of Hama on Wednesday after heavy fighting, a monitor said. The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Daesh was no longer present anywhere in the province for the first time in three years, AFP reported.The army, backed by ally Russia, launched a campaign...

Nujaba Fighters Make Gains against Daesh North of Tikrit

Nujaba Fighters Make Gains against Daesh North of Tikrit

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Fighters from Iraq’s al-Nujaba Movement, a major Shiite resistance group, inflicted major losses on Daesh (ISIL) terrorists in the Jebel Makhoul region north of Tikrit. The Nujaba movement’s specialized forces on Tuesday claimed the lives of dozens of Daesh militants in Jebel Makhoul in Tikrit and moved toward the Tigris River.They later joined Iraqi army...

Fatemiyoun Brigade Making Major Gains against Daesh in Deir Ez-Zor

Fatemiyoun Brigade Making Major Gains against Daesh in Deir Ez-Zor

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The Fatemiyoun Brigade, an all-Afghan unit defending the Holy Shrine of Hazrat Zeynab (SA) against Takfiri terrorists in Syria, has made major gains in a massive operation against the Daesh (ISIS or ISIL) terrorist group in Deir Ez-Zor province, the commander of the brigade said. Speaking to the Press Shia Agency News Agency, the commander pointed to recent...

Former Iraqi President Talabani Dies at 84: State TV

Former Iraqi President Talabani Dies at 84: State TV

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iraqi Kurdish leader and former president of the Arab country Jalal Talabani died on Tuesday, Iraqi state TV said. The leader of Iraq’s Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), Talabani died at the age of 84.Talabani stepped down as president in 2014, after a long period of treatment following a stroke in 2012.Talabani was born near Erbil in 1933. He was the first...

Kurds Paying Price of Kurdistan Leaders’ Provocations: Kurdish Politician

Kurds Paying Price of Kurdistan Leaders’ Provocations: Kurdish Politician

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Politburo member of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) called Iraqi Kurdistan leaders ‘unilateral’ and ‘provocative’ measures a big mistake, adding that Kurdish citizens are paying the price of the challenging move. Hero Ibrahim Ahmed who is spouse of the PUK’s leader Jalal Talabani said in a statement released on Monday that “Powerful countries...

Iraqi Forces Liberate More areas in Kirkuk

Iraqi Forces Liberate More areas in Kirkuk

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The forces of the Iraqi army backed by Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), also known as Hashd al-Shaabi, managed to liberate several more areas near al-Hawija in the northern province of Kirkuk from the Daesh (ISIS or ISIL) terrorist group. As part of a massive operation to liberate Hawija, the Iraqi troops managed to recapture a village northeast of the Rashad...