#Assad allies, including #Iranians, prepare ground attack in #Syria

  Hundreds of Iranian troops have arrived in Syria in the last 10 days and will soon join government forces and their Lebanese Hezbollah allies in a major ground offensive backed by Russian air strikes, two Lebanese sources told Reuters. … Continue reading #Assad allies, including #Iranians, prepare ground attack in #Syria

#Breaking Central Asia #jihadists in #Syria declare allegiance to #Qaeda (Al Qaeda) 

BEIRUT (AFP) – A group of mainly Central Asian jihadists fighting in Syria on Wednesday declared allegiance to Al-Qaeda’s offshoot in the country to battle the regime, its ally Russia and a US-led coalition.Jaish al-Muhajireen wal Ansar — which includes Chechens, Uzbeks and Tajiks — first appeared in Syria in 2012 and has around 1,500 fighters in the northern province of Aleppo. “Those who follow the course of events in Syria noticed the ferocity of the war against our brothers… and the alignment of the infidels, the Nusayris, the rawafed, the Russians and the Crusaders,” said a statement posted online.Nusayri is a … Continue reading #Breaking Central Asia #jihadists in #Syria declare allegiance to #Qaeda (Al Qaeda)