This is a summary of 18 AMN articles on the following subjects: Palmyra, Syria, Hama, Aleppo, Turkey, Baghouz, ISIS, SDF, US, Russia, Damascus, Houthi, Saudi, Yemen, UAE, Assad, Pentagon, Hmeimim, Israel.

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ISIS ambush kills several Syrian soldiers, 1 Hezbollah fighter near Palmyra

Published 2019-02-20 23:50:33 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:30 P.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) terrorist organization carried out a new ambush against a group of Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Hezbollah soldiers in the southeastern countryside of Palmyra on Wednesday. According to a report from Damascus, a group comprised of Hezbollah and Syrian Arab Army… Read on ->

Tags: Palmyra, Syria


Rebels knockout government power plant in Hama

Published 2019-02-20 23:22:53 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 P.M.) – The rebel forces knocked out one of the largest power plants inside northwestern Syria this week, a government source told Al-Masdar News on Wednesday. According to the source, the Mhardeh Power Plant is out of service at this time, following a string of attacks that… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Syria


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Kurdish forces kill Turkish soldier in northwest Aleppo

Published 2019-02-20 22:36:19 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:20 P.M.) – A Turkish soldier was killed during an ambush that was laid out by the Kurdish-led Afrin Liberation Forces this week. According to the Kurdish group, their fighters ambushed a group of Free Syrian Army (FSA) and Turkish military soldiers between the Bastouta and Karzala areas…. Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Syria


Turkey not satisfied with US Patriot system offer: report

Published 2019-02-20 22:24:18 by News Desk in Turkey

Turkey cannot accept the terms of the United States’ current offer of air defense systems Patriot, the chief of Turkey’s Defense Industry Directorate, Ismail Demir, told the NTV television broadcaster. “We asked the United States for Patriots. The reply to our request followed 18 months later. We cannot accept the… Read on ->

Tags: Turkey


Transport trucks carrying civilians begin leaving ISIS camp in eastern Syria

Published 2019-02-20 22:12:45 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:40 P.M.) – Transport trucks carrying a large number of civilians left the Baghouz camp in eastern Deir Ezzor on Wednesday, a local source told Al-Masdar News. According to the source, the trucks transported the civilians from the ISIS-controlled Baghouz Camp to an undisclosed location in northern Syria. Some… Read on ->

Tags: Baghouz, ISIS, SDF, Syria


US to retain control over northeast Syria after military withdrawal: Kurdish official

Published 2019-02-20 19:40:46 by News Desk in Syria

The US is likely to retain control over the Kurdish-populated areas in northeastern Syria by keeping its troops in neighbouring Iraqi Kurdistan and reserving the right to intervene if needed, Badran Jiakurd, an adviser to the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (NES), a de facto autonomous region, told… Read on ->

Tags: Syria, US


1st ever VIDEO of Russian Poseidon underwater nuke drone ‘field-test’ released by MoD

Published 2019-02-20 19:27:02 by News Desk in World-News

The Russian Defense Ministry has released the first video ever showing an underwater ‘field-test’ of the Poseidon, a huge robotic nuclear-capable mini-submarine with a miniature nuclear reactor. The strategic uber-torpedo was hauled inside a transport container, which mimics the storage compartment of an actual submarine playing mothership to the Poseidon…. Read on ->

Tags: Russia


SDF troops advance on last remaining IS enclave in Deir ez-Zor (video)

Published 2019-02-20 10:09:41 by News Desk in Syria

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) reportedly advanced on the village of Baghouz in Deir ez-Zor Governorate on Tuesday. The village is said to be the last remaining enclave of the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in the country. Footage shows SDF military vehicles and fighters patrolling the war-torn area… Read on ->

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Tags: ISIS, SDF, Syria


US, Turkey discuss potential safe zone in northern Syria

Published 2019-02-20 09:39:21 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

The United States continues its talks with Turkey on creating a buffer zone in northeastern Syria after the withdrawal of US troops from the area, US Department of State Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino said on Tuesday. “We are actively engaging with Turkey on this, and that is part of our… Read on ->

Tags: Syria, Turkey, US


US woman that joined ISIS in Syria wants to return home

Published 2019-02-20 09:28:51 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:15 A.M.) – A U.S. national that joined the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) at the age of 19 wants to return home from Syria, CNN reported on Wednesday morning. According to CNN, Hoda Muthana of Alabama is asking to return to the United States after joining the Islamic State… Read on ->

Tags: ISIS, Syria, US


Syrian Army seizes US, Israeli-made weapons in rural Damascus (video)

Published 2019-02-20 09:12:33 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) seized another large cache of weapons left behind by the Islamist rebels that once controlled several areas inside rural Damascus. According to the state-owned Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), the Syrian Arab Army confiscated a large of U.S. and Israeli-made… Read on ->

Tags: Damascus, Syria


Houthi forces capture several sites inside Saudi Arabia

Published 2019-02-20 08:58:47 by News Desk in Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:45 A.M.) – The Houthi forces scored a big advance inside the southern region of Saudi Arabia on Tuesday. Led by their ground units in the Jizan province, the Houthi forces stormed hte Saudi Coalition’s positions at the eastern axis of the Jahfan region on Tuesday morning. As… Read on ->

Tags: Houthi, Saudi, Yemen


State Department calls for repatriation and prosecution of ISIS members (video)

Published 2019-02-20 07:47:44 by News Desk in Iraq, Syria

US State Department Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino called for the repatriation of foreigners who traveled to Syria to fight and/or join the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL) so they could be prosecuted while speaking to the press in Washington DC on Tuesday. “Repatriating these foreign terrorist fighters to their… Read on ->

Tags: ISIS, Syria

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IDEX showcases UAE military capabilities

Published 2019-02-20 01:47:38 by News Desk in Middleeast

The United Arab Emirates armed forces demonstrated their prowess in performing counter-terrorism operations using a wide range of military equipment and hardware at the International Defence Exhibition & Conference (IDEX) 2019 in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday. On a 250-meter to the 60-meter performance stage, specially constructed in the car park… Read on ->

Tags: UAE


Assad’s adviser flatly rejects of Kurdish autonomy in northern Syria

Published 2019-02-20 01:26:18 by News Desk in Syria

A senior adviser to Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad on Tuesday flatly rejected the idea of giving Syrian Kurds a measure of autonomy. The Kurdish-led authority that runs much of north and east Syria has presented a road map for a deal with Assad in recent meetings with Russia. The Kurds… Read on ->

Tags: Assad, Syria


Pentagon unable to confirm withdrawal plans from Syria

Published 2019-02-20 01:16:28 by News Desk in Syria

Earlier in the day, Chief of Staff and Adviser to Iraqi Prime Minister Abdulkarim Hashim Mostafa told Sputnik that the United States will pull out its forces from Syria through Iraqi territory no later than April 1. “We are focused on a controlled, orderly withdrawal of US forces from Syria that will not be subject to the arbitrary timeline,” US Defence… Read on ->

Tags: Pentagon, Syria, US


Tribal leader aligned with US-backed forces travels to Russian base (video)

Published 2019-02-20 01:00:08 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:20 A.M.) – A tribal leader from one of the largest Syrian tribes recently traveled to the Latakia Governorate to meet with Russian and government officials at the Hmeimim Airbase. Sheikh Hamidi Al-Jarba of the Shammar Tribe traveled to the Hmeimim Airbase this week to discuss a number… Read on ->

Tags: Hmeimim, Russia, SDF, Syria


New satellite images show Syria’s S-300 system ready for use

Published 2019-02-20 00:00:49 by News Desk in Middleeast, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:45 P.M.) – The Israel-based Image Satellite International company released new satellite images of Syria’s S-300 system in the Masyaf countryside on Tuesday. According to ISI, three out of the four S-300 launchers appear to be operational as of now, with the fourth still being worked on near… Read on ->

Tags: Israel, Syria


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