This is a summary of 18 AMN articles on the following subjects: Somalia, Daesh, ISIS, US, Japan, Russia, Idlib, Syria, Trump, Hama, Iraq, Rukban, Iran, Israel, Pence, Euphrates, SDF, Kurdistan, Houthi, Saudi, Yemen, Daraa, Turkey, Rouhani.

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Breaking: Al-Shabab terrorist group claims 3 US soldiers killed in Somalia

Published 2019-02-15 23:33:34 by News Desk in Middleeast, World-News, East-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:25 P.M.) – The Al-Shabab terrorist group announced via their official media wing that their fighters had killed U.S. and Somali soldiers at the Baledogle Military Airbase in the Shebelle province of southern Somalia on Friday morning. The terrorist group claimed that their bombing had killed at least three… Read on ->

Tags: Somalia


ISIS is still far from defeated: US General

Published 2019-02-15 22:58:55 by News Desk in Syria, World-News

US General Joseph L. Votel, who has presided over stagnant results in America’s wars since being named commander of US Central Command last year, recently publicly disagreed with US President Donald Trump’s decision to pull US troops from Syria. “It would not have been my military advice at that particular time,”… Read on ->

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Tags: Daesh, ISIS, US


Japanese fighter jets shadow Russian bomber (video)

Published 2019-02-15 22:41:19 by News Desk in World-News

Japanese combat planes of the Self-Defense Air Force shadowed a Russian long-range bomber while it was performing a routine flight over the Sea of Japan and the Sea of Okhotsk, as well as the western part of the Pacific Ocean as footage released by the Ministry of Defence on Friday… Read on ->

Tags: Japan, Russia


Trump boasts he saved 3 million people in Syria as he makes bid for Nobel Peace Prize

Published 2019-02-15 21:52:34 by Leith Aboufadel in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:40 P.M.) – U.S. President Donald Trump made a bid for the Nobel Peace Prize during a speech at the White House on Friday. “They gave it to Obama. He didn’t even know what he got it for. He was there for about 15 seconds and he got… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria, Trump


ISIS terrorists allegedly shoot wives as eastern Euphrates bastion is lost

Published 2019-02-15 21:12:46 by News Desk in Syria

Daesh* fighters have shot fleeing families trying to escape from Baghuz, the last remaining Daesh enclave located not far from the border with Iraq in Deir ez-Zor province, according to a coalition commander, British Maj. Gen. Christopher Ghika said, cited by British media. While over 1,500 civilians have fled the… Read on ->

Tags: Daesh, ISIS, Syria


Breaking: Islamist rebels attack Syrian Army stronghold in northern Hama

Published 2019-02-15 21:01:42 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:45 P.M.) – The Islamist rebels launched a new attack on a government-held town in the northern countryside of the Hama Governorate this evening. According to a military source in nearby Mhardeh, Jaysh Al-Izza militants fired a number of rockets towards the government stronghold of Salhab, causing several… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Syria


Iraqi Air Force kills scores of ISIS terrorists in eastern Syria

Published 2019-02-15 20:41:04 by News Desk in Iraq, Syria

Iraqi Army helicopters pounded the Islamic State’s (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) military positions inside the eastern region of Syria this week, inflicting a number of casualties within the ranks of the terrorist group. “Iraqi Army choppers targeted arms and ammunition depots belonging to the Islamic State in Syria near the border with Iraq’s… Read on ->

Tags: Iraq, ISIS, Syria


Trump to make special announcement on Syria in next 24 hours

Published 2019-02-15 20:25:41 by News Desk in Syria

President Donald Trump said on Friday there will be a US announcement on Syria in the next 24 hours, Reuters reports. It is still not clear how the US president will carry out his December decision to withdraw all 2,000 US troops.  “We have a lot of great announcements having… Read on ->

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Tags: Syria, Trump


Russia accuses US, militants of holding refugees hostage at Rukban Camp

Published 2019-02-15 20:15:04 by News Desk in Syria

According to the Russian military, various militants are keeping people in the camp by force, while the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has previously noted that terrorists and smugglers in the area are using innocent people as human shields. “We call on the American command and leaders of illegal… Read on ->

Tags: Rukban, Russia, Syria, US


Rebels running out of ammo as countries cutoff supplies in northern Hama

Published 2019-02-15 16:54:55 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:45 P.M.) – In a statement published by the STEP News Agency, the spokesperson for Jaysh Al-Izza admitted that his rebel group is unable to respond to the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) attack because they lack ammunition in northern Hama. The Jaysh Al-Izza spokesperson said they barely have… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Syria


US Vice President says Iran’s plotting ‘another Holocaust’ to wipe Israel off the map

Published 2019-02-15 16:39:35 by News Desk in Iran

During a key conference on the Middle East in Poland, US Vice President Mike Pence called Iran “the greatest threat to peace and security” in the region. Speaking at a conference of European and Middle Eastern countries in Poland, US Vice President Mike Pence claimed that Iran was plotting to “erase Israel from the… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Israel, Pence


ISIS terrorists begin surrendering themselves in eastern Syria

Published 2019-02-15 16:27:12 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 P.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists in eastern Syria have begun surrendering themselves to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) after a string of losses in the eastern Euphrates River Valley region. According to reports, several Islamic State militants have already begun surrendering themselves to the Syrian… Read on ->

Tags: Euphrates, SDF, Syria


Russia, Iraqi Kurdistan ministers hold talks on fighting terrorism

Published 2019-02-15 16:02:29 by News Desk in Iraq, Middleeast

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Masoud Barzani, the Chancellor of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region Security Council and former President of Iraqi Kurdistan, have discussed the situation in Syria and the fight against international terrorism, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement, adding that the meeting had taken place… Read on ->

Tags: Iraq, Kurdistan, Russia

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Houthi forces fire several ballistic missile into southern Saudi Arabia

Published 2019-02-15 12:56:22 by News Desk in Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:40 P.M.) – The Houthi forces launched several missiles into southern Saudi Arabia this week, targeting a number of Saudi military sites near the border. According to the official media wing of the Houthi forces, their rocket battalion fired a number of Zilzal-1 ballistic missiles at the Saudi military… Read on ->

Tags: Houthi, Saudi, Yemen


Thousands of former rebels join Syrian Army ranks in Daraa

Published 2019-02-15 12:34:54 by Leith Aboufadel in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:20 P.M.) – A large number of former rebels have joined the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) ranks in the Daraa and Al-Quneitra governorates this week, a military communique read on Thursday. According to the report, approximately 7,000 men, many former rebels, were inducted into the Syrian Arab Army… Read on ->

Tags: Daraa, Syria


Syrian Army conducts new operation against ISIS in southeast Syria

Published 2019-02-15 12:09:38 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched a new combing operation in the southeastern region of the country on Thursday, targeting several areas controlled by the so-called Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh). Led by their 3rd Division, the Syrian Arab Army stormed several Islamic State hideouts in the… Read on ->

Tags: ISIS, Syria


Turkey, Russia, Iran reaffirm commitment to maintaining Syria’s territorial integrity

Published 2019-02-15 11:55:22 by News Desk in Iran, Syria, Turkey

The presidents of Russia, Turkey and Iran adopted a joint statement following their trilateral summit in Russia’s Black Sea resort city of Sochi to reaffirm their commitment to sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria. The three-page 17-point document sums up the developments which took place in Syria since the three… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Syria, Turkey


US continuing interference in Syria’s domestic affairs, says Rouhani

Published 2019-02-15 00:27:24 by News Desk in Iran, Middleeast, Syria

Russian President Putin held a joint press conference with his Turkish and Iranian counterparts Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Hassan Rouhani after trilateral discussions on the Syrian settlement in Sochi on Thursday. Putin said that the presidents agreed to continue the Astana format talks, and also “agreed to work together to… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Rouhani, Syria


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