This is a summary of 8 AMN articles on the following subjects: Iraq, Raqqa, Syria, Hama, Israel, Masyaf, Deir_Ezzor, Russia, Daraa, ISIS, Spetsnaz, Armenia, France, Macron, Turkey.

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Large US military convoy leaves northern Raqqa for Iraq

Published 2019-04-13 13:28:57 by News Desk in Iraq, Syria

A large US military convoy reportedly left the Syrian town of Ayn Issa in the northern countryside of Al-Raqqa on Friday.  According to reports, the US military convoy made its way to the Iraqi border, where they were later mentioned to have deployed to a nearby base.  This move by the US military comes just days after the Turkish President vowed to launch a large scale operation east of The Euphrates River.  The US has warned Turkey about conducting such an operation in northern Syria; however, Ankara has expressed discontent with Washington’s demands. Turkey has called on the US to… Read on ->

Tags: Iraq, Raqqa, Syria


Tiger Forces undergo rigorous training under the watch of the Russian military

Published 2019-04-13 13:04:31 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:40 P.M.) – On Friday, The Syrian Arab army graduated a new group of cadets after they completed their mandatory training in western Syria.  According to a military source in the Hama Governorate, the new cadets have joined the elite Tiger Forces, who are under the command of Major General Suheil Al-Hassan.  The source added that the soldiers were trained by several Russian military advisors, who have been active in Syria since October 2015.  Many of these new soldiers will be sent to the front lines in northwestern Syria, where they will join forces with the Syrian Army troops… Read on ->

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Tags: Hama, Syria


Update: Three Syrian soldiers wounded after Israeli attack on Masyaf (video)

Published 2019-04-13 04:55:51 by News Desk in Middleeast, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:45 A.M.) – A little before 3:00 A.M. (local time) this morning, the Israeli Air Force struck the city of Masyaf in the western countryside of Hama. The Israeli airstrikes struck the Syrian military’s positions around the Masyaf National Hospital; this would result in several explosions that could be heard throughout the Hama countryside. A source in Masyaf said the Syrian military managed to shoot down some of the Israeli missiles; however, the latter would eventually overwhelm their targets. At least three soldiers were wounded during the attack; they have been transferred to a nearby hospital for treatment,… Read on ->

Tags: Israel, Syria


Israeli warplanes strike key Syrian city near new S-300 system

Published 2019-04-13 04:22:50 by Leith Aboufadel in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:05 A.M.) – Earlier this morning, the Israeli Air Force launched several airstrikes on the key Syrian city of Masyaf in the Hama Governorate. According to a military source near the scene of the airstrikes, the Israeli warplanes hit a number of sites near the Masyaf National Hospital. The source said the Israeli airstrikes targeted some of the military storages in Masyaf; this resulted in several loud explosions that could be heard as far east as Hama city. He added that the S-300 system was not in use during the Israeli attack. Masyaf is an important city because… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Israel, Masyaf, Syria

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Breaking: Russian Air Force unleashes heavy airstrikes over eastern Syria

Published 2019-04-13 01:19:58 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:10 A.M.) – The Russian Air Force has unleashed a flurry of airstrikes over the southwestern countryside of the Deir Ezzor Governorate this evening, a military source told Al-Masdar News. According to the source, the Russian Air Force primarily targeted the Islamic State’s (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) positions near the town of Harbisha in southwestern Deir Ezzor. Tonight’s attack on the Islamic State’s positions in southwestern Deir Ezzor comes just 48 hours after a Syrian military convoy disappeared along the Palmyra-Deir Ezzor Highway. The Syrian high command believes this Syrian Army convoy was attacked by the Islamic State and the soldiers… Read on ->

Tags: Deir_Ezzor, Russia, Syria


FSA sleeper cell ambushes Syrian Army post in Daraa

Published 2019-04-13 00:55:35 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:30 A.M.) – A Free Syrian Army (FSA) sleeper cell carried out another heavy attack against the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) troops in the Daraa Governorate. According to a report from the Daraa Governorate, the Free Syrian Army fighters stormed the Syrian Arab Army’s checkpoint inside the Daraa Al-Mahata District, infilcting a number of casualties within their ranks. Tonight’s attack by the Free Syrian Army marks the first time this month that this rebel sleeper cell has targeted the Syrian Arab Army’s positions inside the Daraa Governorate. Previously, the Syrian Arab Army had issued a stern warning to… Read on ->

Tags: Daraa, Syria


Watch the Russian Spetsnaz storm and eliminate an ISIS hideout

Published 2019-04-13 00:24:15 by News Desk in World-News

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Russian special forces stormed a house in Tyumen, Friday, as part of an operation against armed affiliates of the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL), according to the Federal Security Service. Two terror suspects were killed during an operation against armed affiliates of the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL) in the Siberian city of Tyumen, Friday night, according to Russia’s National Anti-terrorism Committee. According to officials, the militants were holed up in a private home as Russian special forces stormed the apartment and killed the terror suspects in return fire. Below is footage of the Spetsnaz engaging the ISIS… Read on ->

Tags: ISIS, Spetsnaz


Turkey, France clash over Macron’s commemoration of the Armenian Genocide

Published 2019-04-13 00:06:07 by News Desk in Middleeast, World-News

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu locked horns with a French lawmaker over French President Emmanuel Macron’s decision to mark April 24 as a day of commemoration of the Armenian genocide. Cavusoglu’s comments came during a NATO meeting in Antalya on Friday, after which the French delegation reportedly walked out. “Countries like France are used to one thing, they like bossing around, they like criticising other countries, they like putting other countries down and they make all decisions as they like and they blame others,” Cavusoglu said as others in the meeting could be heard shouting back. Cavusoglu went on to… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, France, Macron, Turkey


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