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Breaking: SDF troops reach ISIS stronghold after seizing nearby town

Published 2019-01-13 22:57:23 by Leith Aboufadel in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 P.M.) – The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) continued their advance in the eastern part of the Euphrates River Valley tonight as their troops seized another town from the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) terror group. Backed by U.S. and French artillery strikes, the Syrian Democratic Forces managed to capture… Read on ->

Tags: ISIS, SDF, Syria

Inter-rebel civil war in Idlib is major victory for Syrian Army

Published 2019-01-13 21:55:40 by Leith Aboufadel in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:20 P.M.) – The recent inter-rebel civil war in the Idlib Governorate has proven to be a major victory for the Syrian military and their allies as the jihadist takeover of the province allows for the government to resume plans for a northwestern Syria offensive. Speaking to Al-Masdar… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria

Iran tests homegrown satellite for new space launch

Published 2019-01-13 21:17:03 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 P.M.)  The assistant director of the Iranian Space Agency announced on Sunday that the Persian Gulf nation would be flying a prototype of an advanced homegrown satellite that is due to be launched into orbit in the near future. On Sunday, the Tasnim News Agency quoted Mina Bayat… Read on ->

Tags: Iran

ISIS in ‘last moments’ in eastern Euphrates as SDF troops reach terrorist stronghold

Published 2019-01-13 20:48:36 by News Desk in Syria

Islamic State militants are “living their final moments” in the last enclave they hold near the Iraqi border, where U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are attacking them, an SDF official said on Sunday. A defeat of the jihadists in the enclave would wipe out Islamic State’s territorial foothold on the… Read on ->

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Tags: Euphrates, ISIS, Syria

Canadian ISIS member arrested in eastern Syria (video)

Published 2019-01-13 20:35:15 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:20 P.M.) – A Canadian member of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) was arrested by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in eastern Syria recently, the group’s official media wing reported on Sunday. In the video, the captured Islamic State member admits his name is Mohammad ‘Abdullah Mohammad; he adds… Read on ->

Tags: Canada, ISIS, Syria

Israel continues to build wall as Lebanon files complaint to UNSC (video)

Published 2019-01-13 20:15:05 by News Desk in Lebanon, Middleeast

Israeli forces appeared to continue building a nine-metre (30-ft) high wall along the northern border with Lebanon, as seen in footage filmed near Adaisseh on Sunday. Footage shows a crane installing cement blocks and some construction equipment digging along the fence. Lebanese soldiers and personnel of the UN Interim Force… Read on ->

Tags: Israel, Lebanon

Israel determined to take further action against Iran in Syria – Israeli PM

Published 2019-01-13 20:02:46 by News Desk in Middleeast, Syria

Israel is prepared to take further action against Iranian targets in Syria to prevent Iran’s gaining a military stronghold in that country, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday. “Just in the last 36 hours, the air force attacked Iranian warehouses with Iranian weapons at the international airport in… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Israel, Netanyahu, Syria

Syrian gov’t confirms talks intensified with Kurds due to Turkish threats

Published 2019-01-13 19:45:56 by News Desk in Syria

Ayman Soussan, an assistant to the Syrian Foreign Minister, confirmed on Sunday that talks between Damascus and the Kurdish forces in Syria’s northeast have intensified due to a possible Turkish military operation. “The Kurds are an integral part of the Syrian nation. We are sure that we are able to… Read on ->

Tags: Kurds, Syria, Turkey

Syrian Army allegedly deploys to northern Manbij (video)

Published 2019-01-13 19:22:46 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has allegedly deployed to the northern part of Manbij, which is near the front-lines with the Turkish-backed rebels. According to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), the military is currently conducting patrols around the northern countryside of Manbij. As… Read on ->

Tags: Manbij, Syria

Palestinian Dies In Gaza From Israeli Sniper Fire

Published 2019-01-13 19:11:43 by Robert Inlakesh in Middleeast, Palestine

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (7:10 P.M)- After two weeks in intensive-care, another Palestinian man has passed away today, from an Israeli inflicted bullet wound. The Gaza Health Ministry has confirmed the death of Anwar Qadih, 33 years old, following his sustained gunshot wound. Anwar Qadih was shot, in the neck, by an… Read on ->

Tags: Gaza, Israeli Sniper, Palestinian

Breaking: Houthi aircraft bomb southern Saudi Arabia

Published 2019-01-13 17:43:02 by News Desk in Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:20 P.M.) – The Houthi air team launched a new wave of attacks against the Saudi Coalition, today, targeting a number of sites belonging to the latter inside the Jizan province. According to the official media wing of the Houthi forces, their armed drones heavily bombarded the Saudi… Read on ->

Tags: Houthi, Saudi, Yemen

Ukraine deploys missile system to residential area near contact line – Lugansk militias

Published 2019-01-13 17:29:06 by News Desk in World-News

Ukraine’s army has deployed the Osa surface-to-air missile system to the yard of a house in the settlement of Klinovoye near the contact line, a militia spokesman of the self-proclaimed Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR) said on Sunday. “Representatives of the mission of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe… Read on ->

Tags: Ukraine

Trump administration asked Pentagon for ‘options to strike Iran’ last year

Published 2019-01-13 17:08:17 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:00 P.M.) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s national security team asked the Pentagon for “options to strike Iran”, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing unnamed officials. According to the Wall Street Journal report, the inquiry on striking Iran was led by National Security Adviser John Bolton, who has… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Trump, US

Syrian gov’t to intensify peace talks with Kurds: report

Published 2019-01-13 16:41:33 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:30 P.M.) – The Syrian government is seeking to intensify the ongoing peace talks with the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Council (SDF), a Syrian official told the Reuters News Agency on Sunday. “We hope for the intensification of the dialogue. Many of the Kurdish statements were positive regarding their… Read on ->

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Tags: Kurds, Syria

Israeli Air force ‘carried out attacks’ against Iranian arms in Syria – Netanyahu (video)

Published 2019-01-13 16:25:45 by News Desk in Middleeast, Syria

The Israel Air Force attacked Iranian weapons depots at the Damascus International Airport in Syria, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu confirmed while speaking at a government meeting in Jerusalem on Sunday. “Just in the last 36 hours, the Israeli Air Force carried out attacks against the Iranian weapons depots at… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Israel, Syria

US heavily reinforces bases along Turkish border

Published 2019-01-13 15:37:31 by News Desk in Syria

The US Army is reinforcing its military bases in northeastern Aleppo and northern Raqqa despite US President Donald Trump’s controversial call for his nation’s armed forces to pull out from Syria. The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on Saturday that a US military convoy comprising 150 military… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Raqqa, Syria, US

Yemeni intelligence chief succumbs to wounds after Houthi attack

Published 2019-01-13 15:26:26 by News Desk in Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:10 P.M.) – The Yemeni intelligence chief Major General Mohammad Tamah reportedly died on Sunday after sustaining life-threatening wounds in the Lahj Governorate this past weekend. According to reports from pro-government media, General Tamah succumbed to his wounds this morning after being transferred to a hospital inside the… Read on ->

Tags: Houthi, Yemen

Breaking: US aircraft makes emergency landing at Israeli airbase

Published 2019-01-13 15:14:23 by News Desk in Middleeast

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:00 P.M.) – A U.S.-registered light aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing, today, after experiencing an engine malfunction, the Jerusalem Post reported. According to the report, the U.S. aircraft made the emergency landing at the Ramat David Air Force base. The report added that Israel Air Force jets… Read on ->

Tags: Israel, US

Netanyahu claims Israeli strikes hit ‘Iranian and Hezbollah targets’ in Syria

Published 2019-01-13 15:02:09 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:40 P.M.) – Israeli Prime Minister stated on Sunday that the recent attack by his nation’s air force struck a number of “Iranian and Hezbollah targets” in Syria. “The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has attacked hundreds of Iranian and Hezbollah targets. Just in the past 36 hours, the air force attacked Iranian… Read on ->

Tags: Hezbollah, Iran, Netanyahu

Gaddafi’s son wants Libyan presidential elections as soon as possible

Published 2019-01-13 14:53:05 by News Desk in North-Africa

Saif Islam Gaddafi, the son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, who was toppled as a result of NATO’s involvement in the country’s domestic crisis in 2011, backs holding a presidential vote in the state as soon as possible, “as any delay creates more problems”, his representative stated responding with criticism to a UN envoy’s proposal to set up elections only by the… Read on ->

Tags: Gaddafi, Libya

US military official confirms troops in Syria are preparing to withdraw: report

Published 2019-01-13 14:41:30 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:30 P.M.) – A Pentagon spokesperson told the Saudi-based Asharq Al-Aswat publication on Sunday that the U.S. military is preparing to withdraw from Syria, adding that it will not be done in an arbitrary fashion. Speaking to Asharq Al-Aswat this week, the Pentagon official Sean Robertson told the… Read on ->

Tags: Syria, US

Syrian Army moves heavy missile launchers to Idlib front-lines (PHOTOS)

Published 2019-01-13 14:02:41 by Leith Aboufadel in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:50 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has moved a large number of missile launchers to the front-lines near the Idlib demilitarized zone recently. According to recent reports, the Syrian Arab Army deployed their BM-27 Uragan MLRS launchers to the front-lines in northern Hama, which is where… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Idlib, Syria

Breaking: US to expand largest military base in Middle East

Published 2019-01-13 13:45:16 by News Desk in Gulf, Middleeast

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced this afternoon that his nation’s armed forces would be expanding their military base in the small nation of Qatar. According to Pompeo, the U.S. was planning to expand its Al-Uleid Military Base after successful talks with the Qatari regime. Al-Udeid is already the largest US… Read on ->

Tags: Qatar, US

Israeli forces destroy sixth and largest alleged Hezbollah tunnel (video)

Published 2019-01-13 13:35:12 by News Desk in Lebanon, Middleeast

The Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) carried out an operation to destroy what they claimed was the final cross-border tunnel from Lebanon, allegedly built by Hezbollah, footage released on Sunday shows. According to the military, the 800 metre-long (2,600 feet) tunnel was dug into Israel from the village of Ramyeh in… Read on ->

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Tags: Hezbollah, Israel, Lebanon

ISIS is on their last legs as SDF troops approach the terrorist group’s last stronghold

Published 2019-01-13 13:12:02 by Leith Aboufadel in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have scored a new advance in the eastern countryside of the Euphrates River Valley, today, after resuming their large-scale operation over the weekend. Backed by heavy airstrikes from the U.S. and French air forces, the Syrian Democratic Forces stormed the… Read on ->

Tags: Euphrates, SDF, Syria

Netanyahu confirms that Israel attacked Syria over the weekend

Published 2019-01-13 12:39:24 by News Desk in Middleeast, Syria

On 12 January Israeli aircraft carried out multiple missile strikes on the suburbs of the Syrian capital Damascus. The attack was repelled by the Syrian Air Defence and most of the missiles were shot down, while a warehouse near Damascus International Airport was damaged by the strikes. On Sunday morning… Read on ->

Tags: Israel, Netanyahu, Syria

Syrian opposition leader Ahmad Jarba ready to head to Damascus for talks

Published 2019-01-13 12:25:28 by News Desk in Syria

A prominent leader of the Syrian opposition, the head of Syria’s Tomorrow Movement Ahmad Jarba, said he was ready to head to Damascus for talks with the Syrian government, the Al Mayadeen TV has reported. According to the channel’s information, Jarba, who is an influential tribe leader in eastern Syria,… Read on ->

Tags: Damascus, Jarba, Syria

Breaking: Israel declares end of Lebanese border operation (video)

Published 2019-01-13 12:10:31 by News Desk in Lebanon, Middleeast

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – The spokesperson for the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) announced on Sunday the conclusion Operation Northern Shield after another alleged Hezbollah was unearthed along the Lebanese border. According to the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) Spokesman Brig. Gen. Ronen Manelis, the army discovered a sixth and largest… Read on ->

Tags: Hezbollah, Israel, Lebanon

Exclusive: Israeli strikes targeted missile storage in west Damascus

Published 2019-01-13 11:55:30 by Leith Aboufadel in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:30 A.M.) – The Israeli Air Force carried out a powerful attack over the weekend that targeted several sites around the Syrian capital. The most cited target that was attacked by the Israeli Air Force was the weapons warehouse near the Damascus International Airport. However, a military source… Read on ->

Tags: Damascus, Israel, Syria

WWII Panzer III replica spotted in Russian Stary Oskol (video)

Published 2019-01-13 10:09:53 by News Desk in World-News

A replica of the German WWII medium tank Panzer III was spotted in Russian Stary Oskol on Friday. The Panzer III was made from scratch by two enthusiasts – brothers Mikhail and Aleksander Sheptayevs. “We turned to Kubinka museum in Moscow which is now called Park Patriot. People there granted… Read on ->

Tags: Russia

UAE, Bahrain, Oman to resume flights to Syria: official

Published 2019-01-13 09:58:56 by News Desk in Syria

The airlines of the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Bahrain are preparing to resume direct air traffic with the Syrian capital of Damascus, Shafa al-Nouri, director general of Syrian Air, which manages Damascus International Airport, said Saturday. “A delegation of Oman Air visited Damascus International Airport on Thursday and inspected its technical… Read on ->

Tags: Bahrain, Oman, Syria, UAE

Israel struck thousands of targets in Syria without asking for credit: IDF chief

Published 2019-01-13 09:48:18 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:20 P.M.) – The outgoing Chief-of-Staff for the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) Gadi Eisenkot told the New York Times last week that Israel had been operating “under a certain threshold until two-and-a-half years ago”. “We struck thousands of targets without claiming responsibility or asking for credit”, Eisenkot told the publication. Eisenkot reportedly… Read on ->

Tags: IDF, Israel, Syria

Israeli Warplanes Bombard Gaza Strip

Published 2019-01-13 01:08:45 by Robert Inlakesh in Middleeast, Palestine

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (1:00 A.M)- Israeli warplanes have struck multiple sites throughout the Gaza Strip following a retaliation rocket attack into Israel. Late Friday night a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip, likely in retaliation for Israel’s airstrikes this Thursday, sparked a new round of Israeli aggression against the besieged coastal… Read on ->

Tags: Gaza Strip, Israeli, Warplanes

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