This is a summary of 26 AMN articles on the following subjects: HTS, Idlib, ISIS, Syria, Damascus, Turkey, Iran, Israel, Netanyahu, Laos, Russia, Assad, Gabbard, US, Qamishli, Golan, Houthi, Saudi, Yemen, Iraq, Sanaa, SAS, Armenia.

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HTS executes rival ISIS sleeper cell fighters in Idlib

Published 2019-01-20 23:52:07 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:40 P.M.) – Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham executed several men that were accused of being members of an Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) sleeper cell in the Idlib Governorate. According to reports, Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham captured the alleged ISIS fighters in the Idlib countryside recently and charged them running the terrorist… Read on ->

Tags: HTS, Idlib, ISIS, Syria


Complete video map chronicles Battle for Damascus (2011-2018)

Published 2019-01-20 23:36:40 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:20 P.M.) – A YouTube channel called Ollie Bye released a nearly three-minute-long video that chronicled the seven-year battle for Damascus and its countryside. As shown in the short video, the battle started off with a great deal of success for the Islamist rebels, led by Jaysh Al-Islam,… Read on ->

Tags: Damascus, Syria


Turkey to launch military operation in Syria ‘when the right time comes’

Published 2019-01-20 23:15:42 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 P.M.) – Turkey will be launching their military operation inside Syria “when the right time comes,” Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Sunday. “The operations in Manbij and east of the Euphrates will start when the right time comes,” Akar said in Hatay, southern Turkey, marking… Read on ->

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Tags: Syria, Turkey


Our policy is ‘to harm Iranian entrenchment in Syria’ – Netanyahu (video)

Published 2019-01-20 22:46:17 by News Desk in Iran, Middleeast, Syria

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu emphasised Israel’s resolve in weakening Iranian influence in Syria before his departure from N’Djamena airport on Sunday. “We have a set policy: to harm Iranian entrenchment in Syria and to harm anyone who tries to harm us,” said the Israeli Prime Minister before boarding the… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Israel, Netanyahu, Syria


Syrian military uses newest generation missile system against Israeli missiles (video)

Published 2019-01-20 22:21:19 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 P.M.) – The Syrian military used the latest generation Buk-M2 missile defense system during the Israeli attack on Damascus today, the Muraselon News Agency reported. As shown in the short video from Muraselon below, the Syrian military used the Buk-M2 to shoot down the Israeli missiles that… Read on ->

Tags: Israel, Syria


Russia opens military office as Laos parade rolls through Vientiane

Published 2019-01-20 22:04:38 by News Desk in World-News

Russia’s Head of the Directorate General for international military cooperation Aleksandr Klimovsky stated that Moscow had opened a military office in Laos while at the parade in the country’s capital of Vientiane on Sunday. Russian T-72 tanks and BRDM-2M amphibious armored patrol cars took part in the military parade which… Read on ->

Tags: Laos, Russia


US presidential candidate says she has ‘no’ regrets on Assad meeting

Published 2019-01-20 21:49:20 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:30 P.M.) – U.S. presidential hopeful Tulsi Gabbard (Democrat from Hawaii) sat down with CNN’s Jake Tapper on Sunday to discuss her candidacy. During the interview, Tapper asked the presidential hopeful about her meeting with Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad. “Looking back on that meeting, do you have any… Read on ->

Tags: Assad, Gabbard, Syria


Russia sends ship to monitor US destroyer that entered Black Sea to ‘support regional partners’

Published 2019-01-20 21:34:13 by News Desk in World-News

The destroyer USS Donald Cook has entered the Black Sea less than two weeks after another US Navy vessel was deployed there. Moscow says it will watch the actions of the US ship closely. The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer was sent to the Black Sea to “conduct maritime security operations… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, US


Thousands in Qamishli denounce Turkish security zone plan

Published 2019-01-20 20:53:47 by Leith Aboufadel in Syria

Thousands gathered in Qamishli, northern Syria, on Sunday in protest of the latest announcement by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan which would see the creation of a “security zone” in northern Syria. Footage shows thousands of Syrians marching through the city, waving flags and signs against the security zone, calling… Read on ->

Tags: Qamishli, Syria, Turkey


Watch: Israeli Iron Dome intercept Syrian missile over occupied Golan

Published 2019-01-20 20:08:53 by News Desk in Middleeast, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 P.M.) – Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted a rocket allegedly launched by Syria over its Mount Hermon ski resort in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, footage showed on Sunday. Footage shows smoke trails and the alleged moment of interception as ski resort guests’ cries are heard in… Read on ->

Tags: Golan, Israel, Syria


Houthi forces seize several military sites inside southern Saudi Arabia

Published 2019-01-20 19:55:18 by News Desk in Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:30 P.M.) – The Houthi forces launched a big counter-offensive in the southern region of the Jizan province, today, targeting the Saudi military bases located near the Yemeni border. According to the official media wing of the Houthi forces, their troops managed to capture a large portion of… Read on ->

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Tags: Houthi, Saudi, Yemen


Breaking: Syrian military on high alert as Israeli retaliatory attack is expected

Published 2019-01-20 19:35:13 by Leith Aboufadel in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:20 P.M.) – The Syrian military is on high alert this evening as Damascus expects Israel to launch a retaliatory attack for the missile fired into the occupied Golan Heights earlier in the day, a source in the capital city confirmed to Al-Masdar News. The source said that… Read on ->

Tags: Golan, Israel, Syria


Iraqi Air Force kills at least 20 ISIS terrorists in east Syria

Published 2019-01-20 19:23:34 by Leith Aboufadel in Iraq, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 P.M.) – The Iraqi Air Force carried out several airstrikes over eastern Syria, yesterday, targeting the Islamic State’s (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) positions near the town of Al-Sousah. According to the official media wing of Hashd Al-Sha’abi (var. Popular Mobil, the Iraqi Air Force launched several airstrikes over the eastern… Read on ->

Tags: Iraq, ISIS, Syria


Russian military confirms Syria foiled Israeli attack

Published 2019-01-20 18:58:06 by News Desk in Syria

A military source indicated that air defence systems in the country’s south have successfully repelled an Israeli air attack, preventing the attackers from achieving any of their objectives. “Our air defence systems have repelled Israel’s air strike in a southern region. All missiles have been intercepted, none of them hit their targets,”… Read on ->

Tags: Israel, Russia, Syria


USS Donald Cook heads to Black Sea – US Navy

Published 2019-01-20 18:44:24 by News Desk in World-News

The guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook began its transit of the Dardanelles Strait heading into the Black Sea, the US 6th Fleet’s press service said on Saturday. “The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) began its north-bound transit of the Dardanelles Strait, en route to the Black… Read on ->

Tags: US


Russian Air Force destroys jihadist training camp in Idlib

Published 2019-01-20 18:33:08 by Leith Aboufadel in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:15 P.M.) – The Russian Air Force unleashed a flurry of airstrikes over the Idlib Governorate last night, a military source in nearby Hama told Al-Masdar News. According to the Syrian military source in Hama, the Russian Air Force was specifically targeting a Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham base and… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Russia, Syria


Netanyahu says Israel’s policy is to prevent Iran’s presence in Syria

Published 2019-01-20 18:17:04 by News Desk in Iran, Middleeast, Syria

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that his country’s policy is geared not to let Iran establish itself in Syria. “Our policy is unchanged: to undermine the establishment of Iran in Syria and to strike at anyone who tries to harm us,” Netanyahu, who is currently on a… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Israel, Syria


Saudi-led coalition airstrikes reportedly target Sanaa (video)

Published 2019-01-20 18:08:28 by News Desk in Yemen

The Saudi-led coalition reportedly launched a series of airstrikes against targets in Yemen’s capital Sanaa on Saturday night. Footage appears to show explosions in the distance. A bright flash of light is shortly followed by a loud booming noise. The airstrikes were reportedly directed against Houthi military positions. [video width=”1280″… Read on ->

Tags: Sanaa, Saudi, Yemen


Breaking: Israel says Syrian missile fired into occupied Golan Heights

Published 2019-01-20 17:56:08 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:30 P.M.) – The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) said on Sunday afternoon that a missile from Syria was fired into the occupied Golan Heights. “A short while ago, a rocket was fired at the northern Golan Heights and was intercepted by the Iron Dome Aerial Defense System,” the… Read on ->

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Tags: Golan, Israel, Syria


Syrian military foils Israeli missile attack in southwestern Damascus

Published 2019-01-20 17:40:33 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:20 P.M.) – The Israeli Air Force launched a new attack on the western countryside of Damascus, today, a military source told Al-Masdar News from the Syrian capital. According to the source in the capital city, the Syrian military activated their air defenses and began downing the Israeli… Read on ->

Tags: Damascus, Israel, Syria


US delivering Javelin, TOW anti-tank missile systems to YPG in Manbij – report

Published 2019-01-20 11:20:31 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

The US has delivered its advanced Javelin and TOW anti-tank missile systems to the Kurdish Self-Defence Forces (YPG), based in the northern Syrian city of Manbij, the Turkish newspaper Yeni Akit cited sources as saying. The sources claimed that right now, Turkey’s special forces are trying to track these systems,… Read on ->

Tags: Syria, Turkey


British forces claim 20 ISIS fighters killed in retaliatory eastern Syria attack

Published 2019-01-20 11:07:39 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:50 A.M.)  The British Special Air Service (SAS) allegedly killed 20 Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) fighters in the last 24 hours, a source told the Daily Star. According to the Daily Star, two SAS teams ambushed a group of Islamic State fighters using missiles in a retaliatory attack in eastern… Read on ->

Tags: ISIS, SAS, Syria


Syrian Air Force resumes flights to Iran for first time since Israeli attack

Published 2019-01-20 10:46:43 by News Desk in Iran, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:20 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) resumed their flights to Tehran’s Mehrabad Airport this week, online observers reported. According to the observer Manu Gomez (Twitter: @GDarkconcrad), a Syrian Air Force IL-76T YK-ATB cargo plane resumed their heavy freighter flights from Damascus to Tehran for the first… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Syria


Powerful explosion hits southern Damascus after terrorist attack targets military post

Published 2019-01-20 10:22:58 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 A.M.) – A powerful explosion was heard in southern Damascus last night after a terrorist attack reportedly targeted a military post along the Daraa-Damascus Highway. According to a local report, the blast was a result of a terrorist detonating his explosives at a military outpost in the… Read on ->

Tags: Damascus, Syria


Turkey: Journalist Hrant Dink commemorated on 12th anniversary of his assassination (video)

Published 2019-01-20 10:02:40 by News Desk in Turkey

Hundreds gathered in front of Agos newspaper headquarters in Istanbul’s Sisli district on Saturday to commemorate Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink who was murdered in 2007. The crowd observed a moment of silence at 15:05 local time (12:05 GMT), the moment when Dink was assassinated in front of his workplace where… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Turkey


Syrian opposition leader says peace talks ‘paralyzed’ with gov’t

Published 2019-01-20 09:44:35 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:30 A.M.) – The chief of the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces Nasr Al-Hariri told the AFP News Agency this weekend that peace talks are ‘paralyzed’ with the Syrian government. “The political process is paralyzed,” he said, calling for the different international efforts to work… Read on ->

Tags: Syria


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