Confusion over the identity of the dead Iranian commander

An Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander has been killed inside Syria by rebels battling Iran’s close ally President Bashar Assad. The commander was identified as Gen. Hassan Shateri, by several Iranian websites But the Iranian embassy in Lebanon identified the dead man as Hessam Khoshnevis and said he was

Iranian commander killed in Syria on his way to Lebanon

The Iranian Embassy in Lebanon reported that the head of the “Iranian agency responsible for rebuilding Lebanon” was killed on the Beirut-Damascus road but did not reveal any other details . According to a report by Hezbollah’s Al-Manar TV the Iranian official was killed on Syrian soil on his way back from Damascus

Iran’s Quds force may deploy Syria’s Chemical weapons

Kuwaiti daily Al-Seyassah reported on Thursday that its sources in Iraq say that Syrian President Bashar Assad’s inner circle is engaged in “intensive debate” between those who advocate using chemical weapons as a last resort and those who warn of the dangers of such a step. The debate comes amid

Hezbollah’s deployment in Syria means Iran’s worried

BEIRUT, Lebanon- Hezbollah’s reported deployment of “military advisers” in Syria to aid its beleaguered ally, President Bashar Assad, suggests his regime’s war against rebels isn’t going well and that Iran, Hezbollah’s patron, is worried it could lose Syria, its key Arab ally.

Activists mock Syria elections

Anti-regime activists were quick to spoof Syria’s parliamentary elections Monday with a flurry of amateur, online videos lampooning a vote they say aims to put a shiny gloss on the authoritarian rule of President Bashar Assad and cover up its fierce crackdown on protesters.