This is a summary of 19 AMN articles on the following subjects: Geagea, Lebanon, Baghdadi, ISIS, Russia, US, Afghanistan, Iran, Israel, Kurds, Syria, Dhale, Houthi, Yemen, Deir_Ezzor, Idlib, Turkey, Aleppo, Raqqa, Euphrates, SDF, Daesh, UK, Colombia, Venezuela.

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Sethrida Geagea to sue ex-Lebanese intel chief over 15 year remark

Published 2019-02-10 17:49:36 by News Desk in Lebanon

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:30 P.M.) – Minister of Parliament for the Lebanese Forces Party Sethrida Geagea announced on Friday that she will file a lawsuit against ex-intel chief Jamil el-Sayyed over a remark he made over fifteen years ago. According to Naharnet online, Geagea issued the following statement: “I deeply regret the… Read on ->

Tags: Geagea, Lebanon


Russian publication claims US has already captured Baghdadi

Published 2019-02-10 17:32:47 by News Desk in Syria

The Arabic-language website of the Sputnik News Agency quoted a source as saying on Sunday that Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi is presently being protected by the American forces in a secret place in the eastern Euphrates region. The Sputnik source said that the U.S. is waiting for an opportunity to conduct… Read on ->

Tags: Baghdadi, ISIS, Russia, US

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Israel spying on Iranian troops from US base in Afghanistan: Tasnim

Published 2019-02-10 17:08:47 by News Desk in Iran, Middleeast

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:50 P.M.) – Israel is allegedly spying on Iran via the U.S. air force base some 75 miles from the Iranian border, the Tasnim News Agency reported. According to the Tasnim report, the Israeli forces are collecting intelligence on the Iranian military movement around the Persian Gulf region…. Read on ->

Tags: Afghanistan, Iran, Israel


Syrian gov’t allegedly shows ‘positive signs’ towards Kurdish self-governance: report

Published 2019-02-10 16:53:38 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:30 P.M.) – The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Council told the Bas News Agency on Sunday that peace negotiations with Damascus were to resume in the near future. Speaking to Bas News on Sunday, SDC councilmen Azad Birazi said that the Syrian government has shown positive signs about self-governance in… Read on ->

Tags: Kurds, Syria


Russia’s Poseidon underwater drone trials to begin this summer

Published 2019-02-10 16:34:57 by News Desk in World-News

Factory trials of Russia’s nuclear-powered and nuclear-armed unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) Poseidon from a multi-purpose ocean system will begin in summer 2019, a defense industry source told TASS on Sunday. “The successful tests of Poseidon’s nuclear-powered energy unit opened the way to conducting at-sea factory tests of the vehicle. The… Read on ->

Tags: Russia


Houthi forces destroy T-34 tank in new missile attack (video)

Published 2019-02-10 16:23:26 by News Desk in Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 P.M.) – The Houthi forces released a new video on Sunday that showed their rocket battalion destroying an enemy tank inside the Dhale Governorate of Yemen. In the video, the Houthi forces’ rocket battalion can be seen using an anti-tank guided missile to strike a T-34 tank… Read on ->

Tags: Dhale, Houthi, Yemen


Hundreds of people in Deir Ezzor protest US Coalition, Turkish invasion

Published 2019-02-10 16:14:28 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 P.M.) – Hundreds of people in the Deir Ezzor Governorate protested the U.S. Coalition’s presence inside Syria and the upcoming Turkish military invasion, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported. According to the SANA report, the protest was held this morning inside the provincial capital of Deir… Read on ->

Tags: Deir_Ezzor, Syria, US


Russian jets spotted over Idlib as new jihadist civil war looms

Published 2019-02-10 14:55:41 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:30 P.M.) – The Russian Air Force has been observing the ongoing turmoil in western Idlib this week as two major jihadist groups are on the verge of war. According to a source in Latakia city, Russian jets are watching the situation very closely in the Jabal Al-Zawiyah… Read on ->

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Tags: Idlib, Russia, Syria


Syria’s S-300 system poses ‘serious threat’ to Israel: National Interest

Published 2019-02-10 13:58:46 by News Desk in Middleeast, Syria

Russian-manufactured S-300 air defence systems, which have already been put on combat duty in Syria, may pose a “serious threat” to Israel Defence Forces (IDF) planes, according to National Interest contributor Mark Episkopos. Describing the S-300 deployment to Syria as a “deconfliction measure”, Episkopos argues that “Russia took so long… Read on ->

Tags: Israel, Syria


Angry ISIS terrorists begin executing captured fighters in eastern Syria

Published 2019-02-10 12:42:44 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:20 P.M.) – The Islamic State’s recent string of losses in the eastern region of the Euphrates River Valley has begun taking a toll on their morale, prompting them to carry out the ruthless execution of captured enemy fighters. On Sunday morning, the Islamic State’s official media wing… Read on ->

Tags: ISIS, Syria


US withdrawal from Syria requires ‘coordination’ with Russia, Turkey: official

Published 2019-02-10 12:03:51 by News Desk in Syria

The United States’ decision to withdraw forces from Syria requires Russia and Turkey to boost bilateral contacts, Russia’s Ambassador to Turkey Alexei Yerkhov said in an interview with Russian media on occasion of Diplomats’ Day. “President Trump’s recent decision on pulling out US military from the territory of the Syrian… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Syria, Turkey, US


Large convoy of Syrian Army reinforcements pour into southern Aleppo

Published 2019-02-10 11:42:36 by Leith Aboufadel in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:30 A.M.) – A large number of reinforcements from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) reportedly deployed to the southwestern countryside of the Aleppo Governorate on Wednesday, a source from the military told Al-Masdar News. According to the military source, the Syrian Arab Army sent a large number of… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Idlib, Syria


High ranking jihadist commander assassinated by rival group in northwest Syria

Published 2019-02-10 10:56:24 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:40 A.M.) – A high ranking jihadist commander was recently assassinated in the northwestern region of Syria after a rival group opened fire on a checkpoint. According to opposition activists via social media, the Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham field commander Adel Abu Ibrahim was assassinated by a group of… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Idlib, Syria


Mysterious pro-gov’t group continues burning US, French flags in Raqqa (video)

Published 2019-02-10 10:31:18 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:20 A.M.) – A mysterious pro-government group calling themselves the “Popular Resistance of Al-Raqqa” continued their flag burning campaign across the Al-Raqqa Governorate this week. Based on the footage released by the group, they set the French and U.S. flags on fire inside the Rumaila neighborhood of Raqqa… Read on ->

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Tags: Raqqa, Syria


Iran shows off new underground missile factory (video)

Published 2019-02-10 09:50:23 by News Desk in Iran

Iran’s top military officials praised their country’s missile program, vowing to continue its development despite objections from the West, reported by RT. Officials have unveiled their newest weapon and, in an unprecedented move, showed off a subterranean factory, without disclosing the exact location. The facility was described by the Iranian media as an “underground city”, with footage showing vast corridors… Read on ->

Tags: Iran


SDF begins last push to capture ISIS pocket in eastern Euphrates

Published 2019-02-10 08:50:29 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:20 A.M.) – The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) kicked off the last phase of their eastern Euphrates operation on Saturday, targeting the Islamic State’s (ISIS) positions at the town of Baghouz Tahtani. Backed by heavy artillery and airstrikes from their French and U.S. partners, the Syrian Democratic Forces… Read on ->

Tags: Euphrates, ISIS, SDF, Syria


Russian military contractors train Syrian Army’s 5th Corps (PHOTOS)

Published 2019-02-10 08:01:23 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:30 A.M.) – The Russian private military contracting company, Vegacy Strategic Services Ltd, was recently photographed training members of the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) 5th Corps in western Syria.

Vegacy Strategic Services
A military contractor from the Vegacy Strategic Services LTD…. Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Syria


Nearly 50 British ISIS members refusing to surrender in Syria

Published 2019-02-10 06:55:40 by News Desk in Syria

Despite Daesh’s recent string of losses in Syria, many of its members are refusing to give up and clinging to the remaining sliver of land that they have under their control. Many of the hard-core Daesh* members who have decided to stay to make a last stand are foreign fighters,… Read on ->

Tags: Daesh, ISIS, Syria, UK


Venezuelan armed forces sent to guard blocked Colombia border bridge (video)

Published 2019-02-10 00:50:25 by News Desk in World-News

National Guards, equipped with rifles, were sent to blockade the Tienditas international border crossing between Venezuela and Colombia, footage filmed on Saturday shows. The military, which supports the incumbent President Nicolas Maduro, has barricaded the bridge since Wednesday, to prevent opposition and US-backed assistance from entering the country. “There is… Read on ->

Tags: Colombia, Venezuela


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