Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:21
Hashd Al-Shaabi, Iraqi Security Forces Start Anti-ISIL Operations in Najaf, Karbala
TEHRAN (FNA)- Hashd al-Shaabi and Iraqi security forces started cleansing operations against the remnants of the ISIL terrorist group in the two Southern provinces of Najaf and Karbala.

"Hashd al-Shaabi (Iraqi popular forces), the army, the police and border guards started Mantaqat al-Forat al-Awsat operations in 8 directions on Wednesday morning to establish security in Jazirat al-Najaf and Sahra al-Karbala regions," General Ali al-Hamdani, a commander of Hashd al-Shaabi participating in the operations, was quoted by the Arabic-language Wa'a news agency as saying on Wednesday.

He added that the operations have been planned based on precise intelligence gained after chasing and monitoring the moves by ISIL remnants in the region.

Al-Hamdani underlined that the Iraqi military forces will continue cleansing operations against the ISIL as scheduled despite bad weather conditions.

Hashd al-Shaabi forces have actively been involved in Iraq's fight against the terrorist groups, specially in bordering areas.

Reports said last Sunday that Iraq's Kata'eb Hezbollah popular forces would establish and transfer its members to a new military base near the borders with Syria after the US destruction of its headquarters last month.

"Kata'eb Hezbollah has chosen a new base on Akashat-al-Qa'em road to be its main base in the bordering areas between Iraq and Syria," an Iraqi border guard official told the Arabic-language al-Arabi al-Jadid.

He added that Hezbollah's new base is actually an old base belonging to the Iraqi army, noting that it will be reconstructed to replace the US-destroyed headquarters.

"Members of Kata'eb Hezbollah will likely be transferred to the new base in less than two weeks," the official said.

Late last month, the US drones bombarded a Kata'eb Hezbollah's base near the border with Syria in Iraq's Western province of Anbar, a Hashd Shaabi statement said.

The attack took place in when the US drones bombarded the base of Hashd Shaabi's 45th Brigade near the border town of al-Qaim, the statement said.

The bombardment left tens of the brigade's members killed and wounded.





Bottom top
Adamant to Huge Civil Protests for George Floyd Death: Pennsylvania Cop Kneels on Black Man's Neck during Arrest

TEHRAN (FNA)- A police officer from Pennsylvania has come under fire after footage showed him kneeling on a Black man’s neck during an arrest. The video was caught by a driver who was making his way down a street in Allentown, Pennsylvania when he spotted numerous officers trying to subdue the man. The incident, not fatal but painfully reminiscent of the shocking death of George Floyd in a botched arrest attempt, triggered calls for the immediate termination and charges against the officers. [VIDEO]
COVID-19: Disinfection of Iran Air Fleet at Tehran Airport

TEHRAN (FNA)- All airport equipment, transit points and benches are disinfected, and after each flight operation, the aircraft is disinfected and disinfected again and again. [PHOTOS]
Martyrs Are Alive: World Stands United against US Assassination of General Soleimani

TEHRAN (FNA)- The UN Special Rapporteur presented the report on the assassination of General Soleimani to the United Nations Human Rights Council. Agnès Callamard said the US drone strike in January that martyred General Qassem Soleimani is a violation of international law. The United States could never present any evidence to even claim that it was under an imminent threat by the top Iranian General. [VIDEO]
Burning Remains: Aftermath of US Logistics Convoy Attacked in Iraq

TEHRAN (FNA)- A road 200 kilometres South of Baghdad was partially blackened in the aftermath of an attack on a US logistics convoy on Saturday. Footage from Sunday shows burning remains and impact marks on Diwaneyah highway near Baghdad where the ambush on US vehicles had taken place. [VIDEO]
States across US Continue to Break Coronavirus Records

TEHRAN (FNA)- COVID-19 Death tolls and hospitalizations continue to rise and Coronavirus testing ramps up across the US. [PHOTOS]
China Floods: Over 140 Dead as Yangtze River Bursts Banks

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Yangtze River region saw its second-highest day of rainfall in over 50 years, authorities said Monday as deadly flooding affected much of China. Some 28,000 homes have been damaged and 141 people have died or are missing since the floods began last month. [PHOTOS]
Germany: Protest Condemns Ongoing Saudi-led War, Blockade on Yemen

TEHRAN (FNA)- Yemeni activists rallied in front of the Saudi embassy in Berlin, denouncing the ongoing Saudi-led war and blockade on their country. During the protest, participants chanted slogans calling for ending Saudi and UAE war in Yemen, denouncing US participation in the aggression against Yemen. [VIDEO]
Serbia: Protests in Front of National Assembly in Belgrade Continue

TEHRAN (FNA)- Hundreds of protesters demonstrated in front of Serbia's House of the National Assembly marking the sixth straight day of protests in the capital. [VIDEO]
Growing Sweet Cantaloupe in Central Iran

TEHRAN (FNA)- “Cantaloupe” is cultivated in early Iranian month of Esfand [Feb. – March] in Qom province and is harvested in Iranian month of Tir [July]. This tropical fruit is exported to the cities like Tehran as well as cities of the province. [PHOTOS]
Normal People in Age of COVID-19

TEHRAN (FNA)- People around the world adapt to a new normal of staying at home, social distancing and masks during the coronavirus pandemic. [PHOTOS]
FM: Iran Trusted Partner of Neighbors

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian foreign ministry underlined the country’s commitment to dialogue, noting that neighbors can always count on Iran as a trustworthy partner.
MP Reveals Corruption in Oil Sector in Iraqi Kurdistan Region

TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iraqi lawmaker disclosed that a big mafia in Kurdistan region is plundering the oil revenues, saying that the region’s Prime Minister Masrour Barzani has taken control of the issue himself.
Spokesman: Yemeni Troops Hit Saudi Military Bases, Oil Facility

TEHRAN (FNA)- Yemeni forces targeted Saudi Arabia's strategic military sites, including military bases, and an oil facility, by a squadron of domestically-manufactured combat drones and ballistic missiles.
UN Rapporteur Warns Against Murder of Military Officials by States After US Assassination of Gen. Soleimani

TEHRAN (FNA)- US terror operation against Iran's top commander could lead to more bloodshed and murder of high ranking officials by countries in unconventional methods under the pretext of alleged threats, the UN's top expert cautioned.
Spokesman: Iran to Show Smart Reaction to Natanz Incident

TEHRAN (FNA)- Spokesman of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Behrouz Kamalvandi said that his country will show a smart reaction to the recent blast at Natanz nuclear facility if it is proven that foreigners were involved in the incident.