This is a summary of 9 AMN articles on the following subjects: SDF, Syria, Caracas, Venezuela, Iran, Israel, India, Pakistan, Russia, Iraq, ISIS, Speicher, IRGC, US, Aleppo, Turkey, Libya.

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Syrian gov’t transports oil from SDF-held areas

Published 2019-04-10 22:31:29 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:10 P.M.) – The Syrian government reportedly transported oil from the Al-Umar Oil Field in eastern Deir Ezzor this week. According to a source in Damascus, the Syrian government sent oil tankers to the areas controlled by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in eastern Deir Ezzor. This is the second time in the last few months that the Syrian government has made a large transport like this from the SDF-held areas in eastern Syria. Due to the ongoing fuel crisis in Syria, the government has made deals with the Syrian Democratic Forces to buy and transport oil to… Read on ->

Tags: SDF, Syria


New satellite images show Venezuela’s deployment of their S-300 system to key base

Published 2019-04-10 19:28:12 by News Desk in Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:10 P.M.) – The Venezuelan military have deployed more S-300 launchers to the key Capitan Manuel Rios Airbase south of Caracas. The Israel-based Image Satellite International have released new images showing the launchers that have been erected at this airbase. https://twitter.com/ImageSatIntl/status/1115934279496884224 Previously, Image Satellite International released similar photos last month; they showed the erection of the S-300 system at this airbase near the Venezuelan capital. The Venezuelan is one of several countries in the world that possess the Russian-made S-300 system. During the tenure of former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, the country saw a large increase in the… Read on ->

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Tags: Caracas, Venezuela


Iran not responding to Israeli attacks in Syria to avoid escalation

Published 2019-04-10 18:19:54 by News Desk in Iran, Middleeast, Syria

The Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) do not respond to Israel’s attacks on their positions in Syria to avoid further escalation in the crisis-torn country, Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh, the head of the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission of the Iranian parliament, told Sputnik. “Israeli Prime Minister [Benjamin] Netanyahu has repeatedly said that his country is attacking our positions in Syria. However, one of the reasons why we do not pay attention [to the Israeli attacks] is our unwillingness to have Syria become a war arena [again],” the lawmaker said in an interview. However, Tehran is ready to give a… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Israel, Syria


India to purchase new Russian T-90 tanks amid ongoing conflict with Pakistan

Published 2019-04-10 18:03:30 by News Desk in World-News

The Indian government has made a decision to purchase an extra batch of T-90 tanks for its armed forces. Russia is prepared to prolong the corresponding license, the federal service for military-technical cooperation told TASS. “Russia is prepared for prolonging the license and building up the production of T-90 tanks in India in connection with the Indian government’s decision to purchase more tanks for its armed forces,” the federal service said. Russia will continue to furnish assistance to partners in India “in the further production of the aforesaid armored vehicles.” Earlier on Tuesday Jane’s publishing company quoted anonymous sources as… Read on ->

Tags: India, Pakistan, Russia


Iraq arrests ISIS member that helped carry out 2014 Speicher Massacre

Published 2019-04-10 17:46:40 by News Desk in Iraq

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BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:40 P.M.) – The Iraqi security forces have arrested one of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) members that helped carry out the 2014 Speicher Massacre of over 1,500 Iraqi cadets and military personnel in the Salaheddine Governorate. The Islamic State member has since been transferred to the competant authorities where he will be tried for his participation in this heinous act. On June 12th, 2014, the Islamic State began the gruesome massacre by carrying out different types of executions. Several cadets were ruthlessly executed by single shots to the head before the Islamic State terrorists threw their bodies in… Read on ->

Tags: Iraq, ISIS, Speicher


Iranian President warns US of ‘catastrophes’, defends IRGC

Published 2019-04-10 16:36:30 by News Desk in Iran

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned Washington of “catastrophes” it might face if the US goes further than labelling Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) a terror organisation, speaking at a cabinet meeting in Tehran on Wednesday. He also assumed that such US move coincided with the elections to the Israeli Knesset in order to support a “specific person” in these elections. “You bring a bunch of occupiers and oppressors to the land that belongs to Palestine and you want to hold an election? And you like the specific person among candidates of the election? So because of this, you say that… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, IRGC, US


Russian military withdraws from key town in northern Aleppo, Syrian Army warns Turkey to stay away

Published 2019-04-10 16:24:33 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:10 P.M.) – The Russian military has officially withdrawn from the key town of Tal Rifa’at in the northern countryside of the Aleppo Governorate. This move by the Russian military comes just a week after they conducted joint patrols with the Turkish armed forces in the Tal Rifa’at area. Despite the Russian withdrawal, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has refused to leave the town; instead, they have beefed up their defenses around Tal Rifa’at and its neighboring villages. Iran has also rejected Turkey’s demands of withdrawing from the predominately Shiite towns of Al-Zahra’a and Nubl in the northern… Read on ->

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Tags: Aleppo, Iran, Syria, Turkey


ISIS launches ‘Operation Vengeance for Sham’ in several countries

Published 2019-04-10 15:41:26 by News Desk in Middleeast, North-Africa, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:20 P.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) has launched a new operation to wreak havoc on six countries where they are still present. According to the terrorist group’s media wing, the Islamic State’s operation has been dubbed “Vengeance for Sham”; it is focused on six countries: Syria, Libya, Egypt, Niger, Somalia, and Iraq. The terrorist group has already claimed five attacks in Syria, with most of them concentrated on the large city of Raqqa. The Islamic State also carried out a powerful attack that targeted the U.S. Coalition forces along the Al-Shaddadi Highway in the Al-Hasakah Governorate. They… Read on ->

Tags: Iraq, ISIS, Libya, Syria


Turkey mulling purchase of Russian Su-57 instead of US F-35

Published 2019-04-10 15:12:27 by News Desk in Turkey

Ankara will find a substitute for the US F-35 fighter jets if the United States refuses to deliver the aircraft to Turkey over the purchase of the Russian S-400 air defence systems, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday. “There are F-35, but there are also aircraft manufactured in Russia. If we are not able to purchase F-35, Turkey will buy similar aircraft from other countries. And this will continue until we start producing our own fifth-generation fighter jets,” Cavusoglu said as quoted by Turkey’s NTV broadcaster. He added that the United States had made a lot of controversial statements regarding Turkey’s future participation in the… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Turkey, US


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