This is a summary of 19 AMN articles on the following subjects: France, Macron, Syria, Idlib, Tanf, Lebanon, Israel, Antioch, Assad, Hama, Aleppo, Turkey, Netherlands, Nusra, Euphrates, ISIS, Houthi, Saudi, Yemen, Iraq, Trump, Pence, Manbij.

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France to remain in Syria and Iraq despite US withdrawal: Macron

Published 2019-01-17 23:41:32 by News Desk in Middleeast, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:20 P.M.) – France will remain inside both Syria and Iraq despite the withdrawal of the U.S. Armed Forces from the former, French President Emmanuel Macron said in a new statement on Thursday. According to Macron, the recent terror attack in the Syrian city of Manbij is proof… Read on ->

Tags: France, Macron, Syria


Syria will not tolerate militant presence in Idlib, US base in Tanf

Published 2019-01-17 23:24:31 by News Desk in Syria

 BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 P.M.) – Syria will not tolerate any militant presence inside the Idlib Governorate, nor will it accept a U.S. base in the Al-Tanf region of Homs, the assistant regional secretary of the Arab Socialist Baath Party, Hilal Hilal, told reporters on Thursday, as quoted by Sputnik News Agency…. Read on ->

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Tags: Idlib, Syria, Tanf


Syrian Army eliminates entire group of militants infiltrating from US-controlled Al-Tanf

Published 2019-01-17 18:19:07 by Leith Aboufadel in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) eliminated an entire group of militants that were attempting to infiltrate from the U.S.-controlled Al-Tanf Zone in southern Syria, a source told Al-Masdar News. According to the source, the armed militants were trying to sneak past the Syrian Arab Army’s… Read on ->

Tags: Syria, Tanf


Lebanon: Refugee camp flooded as storm hits Beqaa Valley

Published 2019-01-17 17:51:23 by News Desk in Lebanon, Syria

Storm Miriam, which recently hit Lebanon including Beqaa Valley, left the area flooded with a refugee camp being largely affected, as footage filmed on Thursday shows. Inhabitants of the camp, mostly those who fled Syrian war, found themselves in harsh conditions. “We have not slept since yesterday. The roof of… Read on ->

Tags: Lebanon, Syria


Update: Hezbollah claims Lebanese Army arrests US national under suspicion of illegal entry from Israel

Published 2019-01-17 17:22:26 by News Desk in Lebanon, Middleeast

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:00 P.M.) – Hezbollah’s official media wing said on Thursday that the Lebanese Army arrested a U.S. national inside the city of Soor (var. Tyre) for suspicion of illegal entry from Israel. Hezbollah’s military wing claimed a man identified as Colin Emery was arrested in Soor after he… Read on ->

Tags: Israel, Lebanon


Assad warns against attempts to divide Church of Antioch in Lebanon and Syria

Published 2019-01-17 17:00:13 by News Desk in Lebanon, Syria

Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad said at a meeting with Russia’s delegation that attempts are being made to divide the Church of Antioch in Syria and Lebanon in a manner similar to the church schism in Ukraine, member of Russia’s State Duma (lower house of parliament) Dmitry Sablin, who leads the… Read on ->

Tags: Antioch, Assad, Lebanon, Syria


Massive blast reported inside Idlib city

Published 2019-01-17 16:52:09 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:30 P.M.) – A massive blast was reported inside the provincial capital of the Idlib Governorate this afternoon. According to local observers, the blast occurred near the city-center of Idlib and is believed to have been caused by an IED. No further details have been released at this… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


Breaking: Lebanese Army captures man attempting to cross into Lebanon from Israel

Published 2019-01-17 16:34:05 by News Desk in Lebanon, Middleeast

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:20 P.M.) – The Lebanese Army announced moments ago tha their forces managed to arrest a man trying to enter Lebanon from Israel. No further details were released at this time. Earlier this week, a nearly identical event occurred and resulted in the arrest of the man accused… Read on ->

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Tags: Israel, Lebanon


Tiger Forces commander arrives in northwest Hama for new mission (photos)

Published 2019-01-17 16:25:16 by Leith Aboufadel in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:10 P.M.) – The commander of the Tiger Forces, Major-General Suheil Al-Hassan, traveled to the northwestern countryside of the Hama Governorate this week, a source from the group told Al-Masdar News. According to the military source, General Al-Hassan was given orders to lead his troops from the Tiger… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Syria


Syria rejects invitation to Arab League summit over current policies

Published 2019-01-17 16:08:28 by News Desk in Middleeast, Syria

Syria received an invitation to the Economic Summit of the League of Arab States (LAS) in Beirut from Lebanese President Michel Aoun but refused to participate in the forum. Syrian Ambassador to Lebanon, Ali Abdul-Kerim, told the Al Mayadeen TV channel on Thursday, stating that Damascus believes that the Arab… Read on ->

Tags: Syria


Breaking: Turkish warplanes spotted over western Aleppo, northern Idlib

Published 2019-01-17 15:57:15 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:30 P.M.) – Turkish warplanes were spotted over western Aleppo and northern Idlib, today, prompting the Syrian military to raise their combat alert levels, a source told Al-Masdar News this afternoon. According to the military source, at least three Turkish warplanes were seen conducting low altitude flights over… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Idlib, Syria, Turkey


Dutch journalist expelled from Turkey for alleged Al-Nusra ties

Published 2019-01-17 15:40:50 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

Ans Boersma, a journalist working for the largest Dutch financial newspaper, was expelled from Turkey earlier in the day. The Turkish authorities on Thursday deported a Dutch correspondent of a major financial newspaper over suspected links to Jabhat al-Nusra* terrorist organization (banned in Russia), based on intelligence received from the… Read on ->

Tags: Netherlands, Nusra, Turkey


ISIS suffers devastating defeat after losing last major stronghold east of Euphrates (map)

Published 2019-01-17 15:32:32 by Leith Aboufadel in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:15 P.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) suffered a tremendous defeat, today, after the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) seized the key town of Al-Sousah in the eastern region of the Euphrates River Valley. According to reports from this front, the Syrian Democratic Forces were able to overpower the… Read on ->

Tags: Euphrates, ISIS, Syria


Breaking: Houthi Air Force commander, missile program mastermind reported dead

Published 2019-01-17 15:15:27 by News Desk in Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:00 P.M.) – The commander of the Houthi Air Force and Air Defense, Major-General Ibrahim Al-Shami, has been reported dead in Sanaa, the Yemeni group confirmed this afternoon. According to the reports, the Houthi commander was rushed to a local hospital in the Yemeni capital this week after… Read on ->

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Tags: Houthi, Saudi, Yemen


US threatens to sanction Lebanon if they participate in rebuilding Syria

Published 2019-01-17 15:02:34 by Leith Aboufadel in Lebanon, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:40 P.M.) – The U.S. State Department allegedly sent a cable to the Lebanese Embassy in Washington that warned them against inviting Syria to the Arab Economic Summit in Beirut that is scheduled to take place this week, Al-Akhbar reported on Wednesday. According to Al-Akhbar, Lebanon was not… Read on ->

Tags: Lebanon, Syria


Syrian Army, Hashd Al-Shaabi prepare for massive cross-border offensive

Published 2019-01-17 14:35:16 by Leith Aboufadel in Iraq, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:20 P.M.) – A massive force comprised of Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Hashd Al-Sha’abi soldiers is preparing to launch a large-scale offensive to eliminate the last remnants of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) in the region. Speaking to Al-Masdar from the capital city of Damascus, a Syrian Arab… Read on ->

Tags: Iraq, Syria


Trump vows to exit Syria despite recent attack on US forces

Published 2019-01-17 13:51:10 by News Desk in Syria

During a meeting with a group of Republican senators on Wednesday, President Donald Trump signaled his readiness to adhere to his plan to withdraw US troops from Syria and Afghanistan, according to Senator Rand Paul. “Not only is he following through with his Syria policy, I really do think there… Read on ->

Tags: Syria, Trump


Pence declares victory over IS hours after US troops killed in Syria (video)

Published 2019-01-17 13:41:40 by News Desk in Syria

US Vice President Mike Pence stated that ‘the Caliphate has crumbled and ISIS has been defeated’ during his remarks to the Global Chiefs of Mission conference at the US State Department in Washington DC on Wednesday. US Vice President also mentioned that his country will “stay in the region” as… Read on ->

Tags: Pence, Syria


Turkish-backed rebels that plotted new terror attacks have been arrested: Manbij Military Council

Published 2019-01-17 13:29:07 by News Desk in Syria

The military council of Manbij, Syria said that militants who had been plotting new terror attacks and who were getting orders from Turkish intelligence have been arrested. “The antiterrorist squads of the council detained a cell of seven militants — members of opposition groups that participated in Operation ‘Euphrates Anger’… Read on ->

Tags: Manbij, Syria


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