When the assault began, it was assumed that the militants would not make it to the end of June, but nevertheless, the city continued fierce street fighting accompanied by a massive destruction and more victims among militants and Iraqi military and civilians. It is Obvious that the assault on Mosul was one of the most bloody battles of the last decades.
Miracles in the Persian Gulf continue. Qatar, which a few years ago, Tehran was directly accusing of aiding terrorism and having links with Israel has now turned into a “brotherly state”.
In General, fighting in the collapsing camp of the anti-Assad coalition promises to be very interesting.
For Russia the crisis over Qatar is largely beneficial, because now instead of a single camp of enemies of Assad, it is possible to observe their internecine squabbling trying to pass each other responsible for the failure of the preceding policy.
A couple of years ago, the situation when Iran and Turkey will work together to cover Qatar (!) from Saudi Arabia, would look perfect oxymoron. Now, it is perceived as a logical consequence of the tectonic changes in the military-political situation in the middle East. Intervening in the Syrian war, Russia has accelerated the process of reformatting the region, and military successes helped to change the fact that part of these transformations was carried out in the best possible way for the Russian-Iranian coalition, and Assad
“The Israeli enemy should know that if it launches an attack on Syria or Lebanon, it’s unknown whether the fighting will stay just between Lebanon and Israel, or Syria and Israel,” Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said.
“I’m not saying countries would intervene directly — but it would open the door for hundreds of thousands of fighters from all around the Arab and Islamic world to participate in this fight — from Iraq, Yemen, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan,” he said.
The Secretary of security Council of Iran Ali Shamkhani in an interview with the “Foundation for the study of Iran and Eurasia” (IRAS) spoke about the political evolution of the region, putting special emphasis on the situation in Syria, and on Russian-Iranian cooperation on Syria and negotiations in the framework of “Astana.”
From the parameters of the agreement between the US and the Kurds, we can conclude that the United States understands the threat, hence the liabilities associated with the use of Rojava to attack other countries, which implies a rejection of the very very open support of the PKK, which is waging a guerrilla war in Turkey, uses the territory of Syria and Iraq for their rear bases and training camps, which is why Turkey considers the legal Kurdish organizations as supporters of the PKK, and therefore, as “terrorists”. This is an attempt to sweeten the bitter pill for Turkey, which is extremely irritably responds to the supply of arms by the Americans in Rojava.
Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) said on its official news website, Sepah News, that several “ground-to-ground, mid-range missiles” were fired from bases in Kermanshah province, western Iran.
The operation “targeted Takfiri forces in the Deir Ezzor region in Eastern Syria.” Six assailants killed at least 16 people at Iran’s Parliament building and a shrine dedicated to the republic’s revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini. The attacks marked the first time that ISIS, a Sunni Muslim group fighting Iranian-backed militias in Syria, has claimed responsibility for an attack in Iran.