"This is a great opportunity [for Russia] to win influence and use that information playbook" per @selectedwisdom re PersianGuf

Map. History of Middle East conflict

18 September 2018
Eastern Syria: Aftermath of mine blast which (slightly) injured 9 Russians, 5 soldiers and 4 reporters in Deir ez-Zor province.
Eastern Syria: IS has still ATGMs at disposal. Out of 4 claimed fired today, 2 targeted a tank and a technical with gun east of T-2 Station.
10 month ago
US Department of State: We applaud dialogue in Iraq as positive step. We look forward to more conversation where parties can find solution adhering to constitution
US Department of State: We continue to encourage Saudis to pursue prosecution of corrupt officials in fair, transparent manner and will continue to monitor situation
Alleged IED factory found near Makhmour today10 month ago
Alleged IED factory found near Makhmour today
Iraq PM Abadi says our demands from Kurdistan are clear; federal authority must be applied and our forces deployed: statement
The SDF deploys inside Al-Boussairah, one of the most startigic towns n DeirEzZor province.
Iraq PM Abadi says all revenues from Kurdish oil exports must be handed over to federal govt: Statement
10 month ago
Moscow concerned about development of situation in Lebanon following Hariri's resignation announcement - Foreign ministry
Egypt: ISIS claimed damaging EG army bulldozer and destroying vehicle by IEDs, today and y'day respectively, area of Rafah near Gaza border
The Arab coalition launched 9 airraids on the north of the Yemeni capital Sanaa
Artillery shelling on Ltamenah city and surrounding farmlands
Artillery shelling on Ltamenah city and surrounding farmlands
10 month ago
22 people killed in raids by the Arab coalition on the Hajjah region in north-west Yemen
Saudi Minister Al-Sabhan to Visit Washington this week
10 month ago
Turkish artillery stationed in Jarablus area hit YPG positions near Shekler/Sheykh Fawqani
Syria’s army and its allies will keep fighting in Syria after the battle ends in Deir al-Zor province, where Islamic State has its last significant stronghold, Assad said on Tuesday
Kuwait and @NATO come together to share their experience and expertise on civil-military cooperation
10 month ago
New Turkish convoy entered Kafr Lusin, Idlib
10 month ago
Earthquake of magnitude 4.7 - 38km ESE of Sary-Tash, Kyrgyzstan
Assad says Syria war does not end in Deir al-Zor
10 month ago
Qatar Airways boss eyes bigger investment in Cathay Pacific
U.S. lawmakers signal plan to comply with Iran nuclear deal: EU
Saudi mass arrests jolt markets
[email protected] on Iran nuclear deal: „Renegotiation is not an option.“
10 month ago
Saudi media: 4 soldiers killed in battles with the Houthis forces in the southern border
Consequences of artillery shelling on Saqba in Eastern Ghouta
Iraqi prime minister Abadi says he gave the order to Iraqi forces to go after Isis in Syria-n areas if attacked from there
"This is a great opportunity [for Russia] to win influence and use that information playbook" per @selectedwisdom re PersianGuf
"I would imagine they [Russia] have a big smile on their face in the Persian Gulf right now" per @selectedwisdom
10 month ago
UK MOD: "drones and other surveillance aircraft to continue to fly over Iraq and Syria to help local forces guard against the militants returning"
In 2014 saw what ISIS was doing but what Russia was doing was beyond that, per @selectedwisdom "I was almost admiring the audacity"
"We have lost consistently in the open source/unclass battlefield going from militants to Russia" @selectedwisdom tells @CSIS
10 month ago
Houthis launched Zelzal-1 missile on Hadi forces in Al Manara Binhum Northeast of Sanaa
Intensive raids of the Arab coalition on the Northwest Hajjah province in Yemen
10 month ago
Turkey reiterates support for Lebanon in wake of @saadhariri's resignation from premiership
S. Aleppo: FSA 23rd Division shelling government positions with 128 mm rockets.10 month ago
S. Aleppo: FSA 23rd Division shelling government positions with 128 mm rockets.
Shots fired at police forces in Yafo
SAA heavy artillery targeting al Nashabiyah town in al Marj area in Eastern Damascus countryside
Civilians wounded as artillery shelling Ain Terma in Esatern Ghouta
SAA shelled heavy artillery targeting Kafr Batna town in Eastern Damascus countryside
10 month ago
UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has told MPs he will visit Iran "in the coming weeks" and will discuss all consular cases
10 month ago
Attack in Saudi Arabia used weapon of Iranian origin - Nikki Haley
10 month ago
UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says he accepts his remarks on the case of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe "could have been clearer"
Lebanon's President Michel Aoun is meeting w head of Hezbollah's parliamentary bloc MP Mohammed Raad, discussing Hariri's sudden resignation
One child killed and other civilians wounded by the artillery shelling of the Assad forces on the city of Duma
Pro-Assad forces shelled the city of Duma and the town of Masraba in the eastern Ghouta in the countryside of Damascus. #Syria
SDF has captured Al-Qushayriyah from ISIS
Aegean Ghost; a Type 214 submarine of the HellenicNavy during the recent Greek-Egyptian Maritime Exercise Medusa 5.10 month ago
Aegean Ghost; a Type 214 submarine of the HellenicNavy during the recent Greek-Egyptian Maritime Exercise Medusa 5.
10 month ago
ISIS cannot silence us, says Afghan Shamshad TV
Rebels in E.Ghouta shell Damascus city center with more than 10 missiles and mortar shells, some hit areas around the Russian Embassy and the Syrian Parliament building
East Syria: 4 Hezbollah fighters killed by ISIS on DeirEzzor fronts
Pakistan not diplomatically isolated after Trump's speech: Pakistan Interior Minister Khawaja Asif
10 month ago
A civilian killed by a raid of the Russian aviation on Abyan, east of Hama
10 month ago
Russia claims to have killed 54,000 fighters in Syria in two years, of whom 3,000 were from Russia.
Iran says Saudi claims on Yemen 'contrary to reality'
Tribes of Anbar spokesman: Iraqi forces advancing on Rawah and have made contact with enemy, Rawah surrounded, West Anbar
Iraqi security has released a pic of Belgian Jihadi Tarik Jadaoun, who was believed to have been killed in Mossul, but was captured alive.
Yemen rebels threaten Saudi, UAE ports and airports: statement
NE. Hama: Rebels inside village of Balil taken last night along with  surrounding hills, and bombed this morning.10 month ago
NE. Hama: Rebels inside village of Balil taken last night along with surrounding hills, and bombed this morning.
Warplanes carried out airstrikes targeting the power supply towers in Sarouj village, destroying everything. East Hama countryside
People in Christian town AlQosh say these are critical times. Just want peace. Many afraid to talk on cam
People in Christian town AlQosh say these are critical times. Just want peace. Many afraid to talk on cam
5 civilians killed including, women and children, and dozens wounded by Assad government artillery shelling on Sakba city
The UN @OCHA_Syria office in Damascus confirms the reports of horrifying malnutrition in besieged eastern Ghouta
10 month ago
USA - Pro-IS hackers hijack 800 US schools' sites with Sadam Hussein photo, 'I love Islamic State' message
#COP23 Syria has announced it will sign the Paris Agreement
NE. Hama: an armoured column of 4 tanks fires multiple times to hit a target without success (outskirts of Sarha).10 month ago
NE. Hama: an armoured column of 4 tanks fires multiple times to hit a target without success (outskirts of Sarha).
Turkish drone operates 18 kilometres inside Syria's Aleppo province right now, monitoring the YPG/rebel frontline area.10 month ago
Turkish drone operates 18 kilometres inside Syria's Aleppo province right now, monitoring the YPG/rebel frontline area.
Iran sees Pakistan's security as its own: Iranian defence minister
17 Houthi leaders killed in Saudi-led Coalition airstrikes in Hajjah governorate, via: AlArabiya
10 month ago
UK Foreign Office: Iranian foreign minister has told Boris Johnson developments in the case over the weekend were unrelated to his remarks
10 month ago
UK Foreign Office: Boris Johnson "expressed his anxiety over the continued suffering" of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe to his Iranian counterpart
Saudi Arabic Cabinet affirms the right of the Kingdom to defend its territory and its people as provided for in Article 51 of the Charter of the United Nations.
SDF fighters of the Cizire Storm campaign, in the Maqadah village
Reports HTS has handed over control of its institutions in Idlib to the civilian Government.
Saudi Arabia: Anti-Corruption Committee Boosts Economy and Stimulates Investment in a Healthy Environment
The Taha Group of the Tiger Forces launch the Albukamal offensive from eastern Mayadeen
SDF released 86 people who had joined the ISIS in the city of Raqqa earlier
10 month ago
Another ATGM strike by HTS on government ammunition truck near Abu Lafeh - Hama
Female painters in Afrin paint a portrait of PKK's jailed leader Abdullah Ocalan on the largest canvas in Afrin canton. Northern Syria
SAA starting Al Bukamal operation
Suspected ISIS terrorist Abu Zaid sent to four day ATS custody by ATS Special Court in Lucknow
Swedish police raid on Aryen TV studios in Stockholm
10 month ago
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has spoken to his Iranian counterpart over the case of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe who is being held in Iran
Asayish broke out ENKS meeting in Qamishlo, according to Asayish the political parties are not registered in Rojava region
4 civilians killed and others wounded by artillery bombardment on Saqba city, Damascus
Fire brigade at Baghdad International airport following fire smoke.10 month ago
Fire brigade at Baghdad International airport following fire smoke.
Muqtada Al-Sadr has ordered all 'peace brigade' (Saraya Al-Salam) to leave Kirkuk province within 72 hours.
10 month ago
World Health Organization: Siege of the Arab coalition of Yemen hampers our efforts to fight cholera
Former PM Fuad Signora says he is in contact with Saad Hariri and claims Hariri will return to Lebanon
Video of a tunnel discovered by Iraqi Forces near Qa'im
Six killed, wounded in IED blast southwest of Baghdad
10 month ago
Qatar's foreign exchange reserves fall by $3.4 billion in September
Ana van Es @esvanana, de Volkskrant, and other Western journalists on the ground in Yemen: N5 to Oman is clear from AQAP, only govt checkpoints
10 month ago
UN: If relief is not reopened in Yemen - 7 million Yemenis will face famine
10 month ago
The United Nations appeals to the coalition led by Saudi Arabia to allow food and fuel to enter Yemen
French police arrest seven people in Paris and its suburbs and the Alpine region on charges of preparing for a terrorist attack
Again rumours that Faylaq al-Rahman is attacking/detaining certain HTS elements in its sector in East Ghouta, Kafr Batna
Minhati Maute the wife of Omar Maute who helped lead the ISIS assault on Marawi has been arrested by Philippines police
Shamshad TV already back on air, broadcasting brutal and bloody attack on itself10 month ago
Shamshad TV already back on air, broadcasting brutal and bloody attack on itself
Kabul: ISKP claims over 20 killed so far10 month ago
Kabul: ISKP claims over 20 killed so far
A civil spokesman in Riyadh denied social media posts that emergency alarms were launched in the Saudi capital.
Iraqi PMU Kata'ib Hazballah says it is prepared to participate in liberation of Abu Kamal in Syria.
10 month ago
Egypt leader Sisi urges calm as tensions flare between Saudi and Lebanon: We 'cannot support more turmoil'
10 month ago
Egypt takes action to investigate notorious al Aqrab prison
Iran urges Europe to clarify response to a U.S. withdrawal from nuclear deal
As expected, ISKP claims attack on Shamshad TV10 month ago
As expected, ISKP claims attack on Shamshad TV
SDF seized Tell (Circesium ancient hill) overlooking Busayrah
10 month ago
Britain's trade minister says Johnson did not make a gaffe over aid worker jailed in Iran
10 month ago
Egypt: After meeting with Speaker of Lebanon's HoR, alSisi asserted that he refuses any foreign interference in Lebanon’s internal affairs.
Chief of Russian Ministry of Internal affairs says that foiled New York-style attack in Moscow. Kyrgyz man driving Kamaz detained10 month ago
Chief of Russian Ministry of Internal affairs says that foiled New York-style attack in Moscow. Kyrgyz man driving Kamaz detained
10 month ago
Turkish PM speaks on recent visa statement from US Embassy before he departs for U.S: TR is a state of law, no assurance can be given
Kuwait's interior ministry is testing warning alarms for the 1st time in a while, @Moi_kuw aims to find out how the public responds to sirens
On-going attack on Shamshad TV in Kabul targeted by unknown gunmen. Taliban denies the attack. Casulties reported10 month ago
On-going attack on Shamshad TV in Kabul targeted by unknown gunmen. Taliban denies the attack. Casulties reported
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed received a telephone call from UK FM to condemn the Houthi missile attack against Riyadh
Hariri’s Future Telecision says the resigned PM left Riyadh and is heading to Abu Dhabi for talks
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman: Iran's supply of rockets to Houthi militias could amount to an act of war against the kingdom
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman: Iran providing missiles to Huthi militias in Yemen is a direct military aggression
Russia'n airstrikes destroyed school of Tal Al-Daman south of Aleppo, which was the only secondary in the region10 month ago
Russia'n airstrikes destroyed school of Tal Al-Daman south of Aleppo, which was the only secondary in the region
10 month ago
Egypt President Sisi says will not seek third term, says vote to be held in March or April 2018
10 month ago
Earthquake of magnitude 4.9 - 20km ESE of Faliraki, Greece
KRG: No agreement on handing over border exits to Baghdad signed yet
The arrival of the Iraqi army and The popular crowd militia to the Syrian-Iraqi border near the Syrian city Albu Kamal
Pentagon: We continue to maintain strong defense ties with Saudi Arabia
U.S. and Saudi Arabia working together to battle extremists and neutralize Iran's destabilizing influence in the Middle East: Pentagon
U.S. welcomes Saudi statements showing Iran's malign role in Yemen and its provisions of missile systems to Houthi militias': Pentagon
Bahrain orders all its citizens to immediately leave Lebanon
Sec. sources: 4 terrorist elements killed and 8 others injured in clashes happened during an army campiagn in south Rafah city, North Sinai
10 month ago
Middle East 'cannot support any more turmoil,' Egyptian president says
[email protected] maps out Saudi royal family arrests
FSA Al-Ezzah Army - TOW ATGM strike on an Assad government 57 mm cannon al-Zughbah village East Hama10 month ago
FSA Al-Ezzah Army - TOW ATGM strike on an Assad government 57 mm cannon al-Zughbah village East Hama
FSA Al-Ezzah Army - TOW ATGM strike on an Assad government 57 mm cannon al-Zughbah village East Hama
Jaish Izza wiped out a tank with a TOW on NE. Hama front (Zughba)10 month ago
Jaish Izza wiped out a tank with a TOW on NE. Hama front (Zughba)
10 month ago
UNSC will be discussing the latest developments in Yemen in a unplanned closed session this coming wednesday
Saudi whistle-blower, believed to be a member of the royal family, said MBS plotted w Trump against Qatar and MBN, deposed Crown Prince
Report saying that Baghdadi fled Rawa to Bukamal.
Saudi whistleblower claims Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bought $550 million yacht in 2016 from Trump associate/has close ties with @POTUS
King Mohammed VI: We are committed to developing the regions and supporting development projects in the desert
10 month ago
Intense SyAF/RuAF raids on villages and towns south of Aleppo. A center of civil defense was targeted too
IED explosion hit reporters of Zvezda, NTV and Russian military in Deir-ez-Zur. All wounded evacuated to Hmeimim
Military shelling by Assad forces and Iranian militias on Kafar Hot and Ees villages South Aleppo
Israeli MFA cable instructed Israeli diplomat to support Saudi Arabia over its war with the Houthis in Yemen
The cable sent from the MFA in Jerusalem to all Israeli embassies toes the Saudi line regarding the Hariri resignation. The Israeli diplomats were instructed to Demarch their host governments over the domestic political situation in Lebanon. The cable said: "You need to stress that the Hariri resignation shows how dangerous Iran and Hezbollah are for Lebanon's security"
Four journalists from the NTV and Zvezda TV channels and five Russian military engineers were seriously injured in the IED explosion in Deir ez Zor #Syria
Saudi FM: Accusations claiming that Saudi Arabia forced Hariri to resign are worthless. Hariri can leave the Kingdom any time he wants.
Houthis shut down all the gas stations in the capital Sana'a suddenly
The Israeli president, with the King: Spain is a United country for us, and His Majesty is a symbol of that unity
NE. Hama: pics showing Jaish Izza blowing up tonight a tank with a TOW in Zughba village.10 month ago
NE. Hama: pics showing Jaish Izza blowing up tonight a tank with a TOW in Zughba village.
Yemeni TV station linked to Houthi rebels released footage of the Riyadh-bound ballistic missile that was intercepted by Saudi Arabia10 month ago
Yemeni TV station linked to Houthi rebels released footage of the Riyadh-bound ballistic missile that was intercepted by Saudi Arabia
The Mistral Class LHDs don't just provide a massive capability boost for Egypt. They will also boost that of its allies on joint operations10 month ago
The Mistral Class LHDs don't just provide a massive capability boost for Egypt. They will also boost that of its allies on joint operations
Saudi prince Turki bin Mohammed bin Fahd (grandson of King Fahd) has fled to Iran seeking asylum
Saudi Al-Sabhan says The Lebanese are capable of stopping Hezbollah's aggression
The flag of IRGC-led Kataib Hezbollah on top of tank, allegedly in the border town of Qaim.
5 injuries from @SyriaCivilDef men and many ambulances were damaged, After double raids targeted east Ma'arat al-Nu'man. Idlib
10 month ago
SyAF/RuAF raid on TalDaman town West Aleppo
Saudi Minister Al-Sabhan: We’ll use all diplomatic and ‘non-diplomatic’ means to stop Hezbollah
Thamer al-Sabhan, former Saudi ambassador to Iraq: "We will treat the Lebanese government as one that has declared war [against us] because of the Hizbollah militia.
Saudi Minister For GCC Affairs Al-Sabhan: @KingSalman told @saadhariri details of the Hezbollah aggression against Saudi Arabia
AlSabhan to AlArabiya: Lebanon is hijacked by Hezbollah militias and its backers, Iran
AlSabhan to AlArabiya: Lebanese government should be aware of the danger of Hezbollah militias to Saudi Arabia
Al-Jubeir: @saadhariri "basically said enough is enough. I'm not doing this," and resigned, "and we support him fully in that decision."
NE. Hama: while clashes continue near Zughba HTS set off a SVBIED on Qahira front.10 month ago
NE. Hama: while clashes continue near Zughba HTS set off a SVBIED on Qahira front.
Two civilians killed by artillery bombardment of the pro-Assad forces on Hawijah Kate in Deir-ez-Zur
Deir ez-Zor, one more (up-armored) T-55 captured
Russian airstrike targeted the Civil Defense Center in Abu Ad Duhur city in Idlib
Video of raid today on Jalaa village East Deir Ezzor
Regarding Abbas's summons to Saudi, @raialyoum1 reports Saudis want Abbas to join anti-Iran Hezbollah coalition
HTS's Elephant rockets as part of pre-emptive shelling on Balil and Um Turikiyah in NE. Hama countryside.10 month ago
HTS's Elephant rockets as part of pre-emptive shelling on Balil and Um Turikiyah in NE. Hama countryside.
ISIS Drone and IstaBreeze I-500 Wind Generator found by SAA today in Deir ez-Zur
Saudi Air Defense Systems intercept ballistic missile fired by Houthis10 month ago
Saudi Air Defense Systems intercept ballistic missile fired by Houthis
SDF is 17 Kms from the Syrian-Iraqi Border in Deir Ez Zor Governorate
Hama: SAA and Allies Vacate Um Khuzeim, Um Treikiyah, Al Baleel Villages after a heavy attack and reports of chlorine used10 month ago
Hama: SAA and Allies Vacate Um Khuzeim, Um Treikiyah, Al Baleel Villages after a heavy attack and reports of chlorine used
10 month ago
3 PKK Members surrender to security forces in Şırnak Silopi, PKK Fighters Come From Northern Iraq.
FSA Al-Ezzah Army fighters captured Balil and Tall Abo Doloo villages and one of the government POWs taken in East Hama10 month ago
FSA Al-Ezzah Army fighters captured Balil and Tall Abo Doloo villages and one of the government POWs taken in East Hama
Statement from the Embassy of Turkey in Washington, DC, November 6, 2017
Yemen Gov. forces took control of the largest and last military camp used by AQAP in Abyan, located in the eastern mounts of al-Mahfad.
Hama: Rebels captured villages of Al-Balil(البليل), Umm Turaykiyah(أم تريكية), Umm Khazaym(أم خزيم،), Umm Khazaym Hills, Abu Al-Dulu(أبو الضلوع) and Al-Maesira( المعصر)10 month ago
Hama: Rebels captured villages of Al-Balil(البليل), Umm Turaykiyah(أم تريكية), Umm Khazaym(أم خزيم،), Umm Khazaym Hills, Abu Al-Dulu(أبو الضلوع) and Al-Maesira( المعصر)
India cracks open Iran sea route to Afghanistan, bypassing rival
US Embassy in Turkey statement about the Re-opening of Limited Visa Services in Turkey.10 month ago
US Embassy in Turkey statement about the Re-opening of Limited Visa Services in Turkey.
Hama: HTS repelled government assault on Sarha
UAE Minister of State: The rocket attack on Riyadh makes Iran's missile program a priority
Pakistan FM voices Iran's readiness to supply power, gas to Pakistan
Head of Israeli army border defense force, Brig.-Gen. Morderchai Kahane, was suspended for 2 weeks in mid-Oct
Pakistan's army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa also met with FM Zarif and PM Rouhani. The unannounced three-day visit is the first by a Pakistani army chief in over two decades
10 month ago
Rebel assault widened with pre-emptive shelling on other locations.
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