Iran Fires Missiles at ISIL Positions in Eastern Syria

Iran's Revolutionary Guard says it has fired several missiles at ISIL positions in Syria's Deir Az Zor province in retaliation for two deadly attacks in Tehran earlier this month that were claimed by the armed group. "Medium-range missiles were fired from the (western) provinces of Kermanshah and Kurdestan, and a large number of terrorists were killed and weapons destroyed," the Guard said in a statement published on its Sepahnews website on Sunday.

U.S. Congress Bill Proposes Establishment of Safe Zones to Secure Lebanon's Stability

A bill introduced in April by U.S. Congressman Darin Lahoud was recently referred to the House's Subcommittee on Middle East and North Africa, proposing the establishment of safe zones in Syria in a bid to secure long-term stability in Lebanon. Below is the full text of the Bill as submitted by Lahoud as well as Representatives Marcy Kaptur, Ralph Lee Abraham, Jeff Fortenberry and James McGovern.