This is a summary of 25 AMN articles on the following subjects: Deir_Ezzor, Syria, Saudi, Egypt, Macron, Daesh, Iraq, ISIS, Hezbollah, Israel, Lebanon, Netanyahu, Jarabulus, Russia, Germany, Turkey, Geagea, Guaido, Netherlands, Spain, Venezuela, Hmeimim, EU, US, Hama, Trump, Aleppo, Iran, Gaddafi, Libya, Colombia, Arab_League, Jordan.

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US-backed commander allegedly defects to Syrian Army

Published 2019-02-04 16:07:09 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:50 P.M.) – A senior commander of the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) allegedly defected to the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the eastern countryside of the Deir Ezzor Governorate, Fars News reported, citing local sources. According to the report, the senior SDF commander was named ‘Rikan’ and… Read on ->

Tags: Deir_Ezzor, Syria


Saudi Arabia ‘looks forward’ to withdrawal of foreign forces in Syria

Published 2019-02-04 15:50:56 by News Desk in Gulf, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:40 P.M.) – Saudi Arabia is looking forward to the withdrawal of all foreign forces from the Syrian Arab Republic, Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir told Al-Arabiya TV on Monday. “We look forward to a result that preserves Syria’s independence and unity and leads to the removal of its… Read on ->

Tags: Saudi, Syria


Macron’s pressure works, Egypt wont support Syria’s return to Arab League

Published 2019-02-04 15:40:26 by News Desk in North-Africa, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:25 P.M.) – French President Emmanuel Macron’s pressure on his Egyptian counterpart Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi apparently worked as the latter’s government will not be supporting Syria’s return to the Arab League, Al-Hayat reported on Monday. Citing Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri, Al-Hayat reported that the North African nation shares the… Read on ->

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Tags: Egypt, Macron, Syria


ISIS bride suing British intelligence over torture claims – report

Published 2019-02-04 15:18:29 by News Desk in Iraq, Syria

The wife of a Daesh* affiliated Jihadist is claiming a whopping £1million in compensation over allegations that she was beaten and tortured by a British intelligence operative, according to the Mirror. Reportedly, Muna Abdule says that she was shackled, hit with “metal cables” and verbally insulted by a British intelligence operative, after being detained in 2013 at an airport… Read on ->

Tags: Daesh, Iraq, ISIS, Syria


Hezbollah responds to Netanyahu threats: ‘we are ready for war’

Published 2019-02-04 15:07:46 by News Desk in Lebanon, Middleeast, World-News

Hezbollah does not believe Israel is capable of starting a conflict with Lebanon, but considers itself “ready” to respond if they do so, the group’s deputy leader, Sheikh Naim Qassem, said in an interview with Lebanese television on Sunday, Press TV has reported. “I don’t think Israel is ready to start a conflict with Lebanon now because the situation is… Read on ->

Tags: Hezbollah, Israel, Lebanon, Netanyahu


[Graphic 18+] Turkish-backed rebels torture to death Syrian civilian for not paying bribe

Published 2019-02-04 14:53:15 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:40 P.M.) – The Turkish-backed Free Syrian Military Police reportedly tortured to death a resident of Jarabulus city after he refused to pay a bribe at a police checkpoint. According to pro-opposition activists via social media, the Free Syrian Military Police arrested and then tortured to death Muhannad… Read on ->

Tags: Jarabulus, Syria


Newly-released PHOTOS show Russia’s first hypersonic space drone

Published 2019-02-04 14:32:11 by News Desk in World-News

Sputnik has obtained an image of the prototype of Russia’s reusable single-engine unmanned spacecraft. The second image shows a diagram depicting how the drone will be put into orbit and return to Earth using parachutes. The Russian Skolkovo foundation has previously told Sputnik that the reusable drone, which is being developed by the… Read on ->

Tags: Russia


German ISIS terrorist that starred in mass execution video of Syrian soldiers wants to go home (video)

Published 2019-02-04 14:15:11 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 P.M.) – A captured Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) terrorist from Germany sat down for an interview with the German language news site Welt Spiegel recently to discuss his participation in the Syrian conflict. During the interview, the ISIS fighter, Farid Saal, acknowledges that he starred in a mass execution… Read on ->

Tags: Germany, ISIS, Syria


Russia shows off captured war trophies from Islamists in Syria (video)

Published 2019-02-04 13:56:23 by News Desk in Syria, World-News

The Russian Defense Ministry is preparing a unique exhibition of war trophies captured from terrorists in Syria, Vesti News Agency reported on Monday. The expo will be mobile and will showcase a wide variety of weapons that were captured during Russia’s tenure in the Syrian conflict. The weapons, equipment, and… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Syria


Syrian Army unleashes big attack on jihadists positions near Turkish border

Published 2019-02-04 13:46:15 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:30 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) unleashed a major assault this morning on the military posts of the Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP) in the southwestern countryside of the Idlib Governorate. According to a military source in the nearby provincial capital of the Hama Governorate, the Syrian… Read on ->

Tags: Syria, Turkey


Geagea-led party to block normalization with Syria

Published 2019-02-04 13:32:52 by News Desk in Lebanon, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:20 P.M.) – The Minister of Parliament for Lebanese Forces Party Wehbe Qatisha stated on Monday that his political party would do everything in their power to block any attempts of normalization with Syria. “If the state policy includes a recognition of the Syrian regime, the Lebanese Forces… Read on ->

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Tags: Geagea, Lebanon, Syria


Update: Netherlands, Spain recognize Juan Guaido as Venezuelan president

Published 2019-02-04 13:21:36 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:10 P.M.) – Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced that Spain has recognized Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country’s legitimate interim president, at a press conference in Madrid on Monday. In addition to Spain, the Netherlands has also announced via their foreign ministry that they recognize… Read on ->

Tags: Guaido, Netherlands, Spain, Venezuela


Hashd Al-Shaabi beats back ISIS along Syrian border

Published 2019-02-04 13:11:29 by News Desk in Iraq, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:00 P.M.) – The Iraqi-led Hashd Al-Shaabi forces fended off a powerful attack by the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) on Sunday after the latter attempted to storm their points along the Syrian border. According to the official media wing of Hashd Al-Shaabi, their forces confronted a small Islamic State… Read on ->

Tags: Iraq, ISIS, Syria


Breaking: Germany recognizes Juan Guaido as president of Venezuela

Published 2019-02-04 12:56:11 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:40 P.M.) – The German Foreign Ministry announced on Monday that they recognize Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the interim president of Venezuela. Germany’s decision to recognize Guaido as president of Venezuela comes just a week after they demanded president Nicolas Maduro hold snap elections immediately. Germany… Read on ->

Tags: Germany, Guaido, Venezuela


Russia reinforces Hmeimim Airbase with advanced aircraft and helicopters

Published 2019-02-04 12:38:59 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:20 P.M.) – The Russian military has allegedly reinforced their Hmeimim Airbase in the Jableh countryside recently, the pro-opposition Zaman Al-Wasl reported on Monday, citing a “military source”. According to the report, the Russian military recently reinforced the Hmeimim Airbase with advanced fighter jets and helicopters. The report would… Read on ->

Tags: Hmeimim, Russia, Syria


US, EU attempting to block Syria’s return to Arab League

Published 2019-02-04 12:16:25 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – The U.S. and European Union are attempting to block Syria’s return to the Arab League, a new report said on Monday. According to a report from Asharq Al-Aswat, “some states stipulated a pause in the process of normalizing relations with Damascus until after the summit.”… Read on ->

Tags: EU, Syria, US


Syrian Army kills several militants in new attack on northern Hama

Published 2019-02-04 11:55:47 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:45 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) carried out a new attack against the Islamist rebels of Jaysh Al-Izza in the northern countryside of the Hama Governorate this week. Led by their 4th Armored Division, the Syrian Arab Army unleashed a barrage of machine gun fire on… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Syria


Trump says US troops to return to Syria quickly if needed

Published 2019-02-04 11:10:29 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 A.M.) – U.S. President Donald Trump told CBS News on Sunday that he has not ruled out returning his nation’s armed forces to Syria if they are needed. “We have very fast airplanes, we have very good cargo planes. We can come back very quickly,” he said… Read on ->

Tags: Syria, Trump


Russian military expanding their presence in Aleppo

Published 2019-02-04 10:56:20 by News Desk in Syria

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The Military Police of the Russian Armed Forces in Syria has extended their zone of operation in the Aleppo Governorate, having reached the community of Tell Rifaat northeast of Manbij, head of the Main Directorate for the Military Police of the Russian Defense Ministry Lieutenant General Vladimir Ivanovsky told reporters…. Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Russia, Syria


Large Syrian cargo jet makes another delivery from Iran despite Israeli threats

Published 2019-02-04 10:47:13 by News Desk in Iran, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 A.M.) – A Syrian cargo plane made another delivery from the Iranian capital this past week as they continue to make these weekly trips. According to online observer Manu Gomez, a Syrian Air Force IL-76 YK-ATB made the journey from Tehran’s Mehrabad Airport to the Damascus International… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Israel, Syria


Hannibal Gaddafi conducts first interview from Lebanese prison

Published 2019-02-04 10:25:57 by News Desk in Lebanon, North-Africa

In an exclusive interview with RIA Novosti, Hannibal Gaddafi, the son of the late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, revealed how he was kidnapped in Syria and ended up imprisoned in Lebanon, and explained what he really knows about the disappearance of famous Shia religious leader Musa al-Sadr. The recent scandal… Read on ->

Tags: Gaddafi, Lebanon, Libya


Venezuelan Army mass deploys to Colombian border (video)

Published 2019-02-04 08:48:10 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:20 A.M.) – The Venezuelan Army sent a large convoy of reinforcements to the Colombian border last night, local reports stated. According to the reports, the Venezuelan Army sent a large number of armored vehicles, including the Russian-made BTR-80s, through the town of San Antonio de Tachira en… Read on ->

Tags: Colombia, Venezuela


‘We know what you’re doing and were’ – Netanyahu to Iran

Published 2019-02-04 06:45:53 by News Desk in Iran, Middleeast

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu threatened to “continue to act against Iran with all tools at our disposal” during a statement from Jerusalem on Sunday, on the 40th anniversary of the Iranian Revolution. “Today, Iran marks the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution [Iranian Revolution of 1979] and they’re trying… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Netanyahu


Syria will return to Arab League, not ‘surrender to blackmail’: Mekdad

Published 2019-02-04 06:32:11 by News Desk in Syria

Those who attempt to impose conditions upon Syria for the nation’s eventual return to the Arab League will not succeed, as Damascus will never surrender to blackmail, according to a statement from Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad. “Those who are trying to ignore Syria or to impose on it… Read on ->

Tags: Arab_League, Syria


Animals rescued from war-torn countries find sanctuary in Jordan (video)

Published 2019-02-04 06:12:56 by News Desk in Iraq, Middleeast, Syria

Twenty-three animals rescued from neighbouring war-ravaged countries in the Middle East have found shelter at the Al Ma’wa sanctuary for Nature and Wildlife located near the ancient Jordanian city of Jerash. Images filmed on Sunday take a closer look at the Al Ma’wa sanctuary and the Four Paws organisation that… Read on ->

Tags: Iraq, Jordan, Syria


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