and the militants from the terrorist groups "Islamic State"
have reported that the Russian military contingent used the newest
"Iskander" rocket system. This was reported
the night of June 9th, in the area of the Bab al-Hawa crossing on the
Syrian border with Turkey, a powerful explosion took place from a
missile attack. The border crossing is 50 km west of Aleppo.
of the terrorist group ISIS announced that the Russian Hmeymim
airbase launched a tactical missile from the "Iskander"
system. The modern "Iskander" missile system is
actually in service with the Russian military contingent in Syria,
arriving at the Hmeymim airbase in March 2016.
in the Ministry of Defense of Syria, in turn, confirmed the missile
strike on militant positions near the Bab al-Hawa border crossing,
but according to their message, the Soviet Tochka missile system was
used to destroy the convoy of trucks that was carrying weapons and
ammunition from the territory of Turkey.
FEARED by US Military & NATO Military Iskander-M Missile System
governor of Bank of Lebanon says one hundred bank accounts linked to
Hezbollah members and legislators have been closed in the wake of US
threats of sanctions on banks or financial institutions that do
business with the Beirut-based resistance movement.
in an exclusive interview with satellite business news television
network CNBC, Riad Salameh stated that Hezbollah has strongly
condemned his institution’s submission to US pressure to implement
a law targeting the group’s finances.
have taken measures to implement the law, and we have laid the
necessary infrastructure… Things are now on a wait-and-see mood…
Whatever happens the interests of Lebanon is a priority for us,” he
said, assuring that the banking access of Lebanon’s Shia community
will be guaranteed.
further noted that remittances constitute one section of the Lebanese
economy, representing an essential part of the country's gross
domestic product (GDP).
is a small country and the economy of Lebanon depends on the Lebanese
(people). It doesn’t depend on natural resources or exports. We
have a good industrial sector, but it doesn’t weigh a lot on our
economy so the pillar is to keep confidence in the country.”
May 12, Hezbollah criticized the Central Bank of Lebanon over abiding
by US sanctions on banks dealing with the group, arguing that the
measures violate Lebanon's sovereignty.
further hinted that its supporters may withdraw their money from
local banks in case of such moves.
De-Facto Capital Raqqa on Verge of Collapse by Syrian Army
ISIL now faces a serious threat to its capital, Raqqa city," the
sources said, adding, "However, the more immediate objective
seems to be the capture of al-Tabaqa Airbase or a push Northwards to
the Euphrates River; the latter move would have all ISIL-held areas
in the Aleppo province cut off from the ISIS mainland."
the past week, about 100 ISIS fighters have been killed in Western
Raqqa while government forces have advanced 45 kilometers along the
Ithriya-Raqqa road," the sources added.
the ISIL capital under increasing pressure, the group's commanders
are forced to prioritize their scarce manpower between the Manbij
frontline and the Western Raqqa frontline," they went on to say.
said on Tuesday that the Syrian Army troops and their popular allies
continued to drive the ISIL terrorists back from two more key
villages in al-Tabaqa region and deployed their fighters only five
kilometers far from al-Resafeh gas field.
Syrian government forces pushed the ISIS back from their strongholds
near the villages of Khirbet Zeidan and Madakheh, which not only
resulted in the liberation of the villages and claimed the lives of
at least 35 militant but gave this upper hand to the Syrian army to
deploy forces to the distance only five kilometers away from the
gas-rich al-Resafeh region.
sources said that the Syrian army is resolved to capture al-Tabaqa
airbase in its first phase of operation and then rush towards Raqqa
case of defeating the ISIL and capture of Raqqa by the Syrian army,
the ISIL supply and communication lines from Syrian to Turkey will be
completely cut off, which means there will be no further smuggling of
oil to Turkey from Syria, FNA reported