This is a summary of 8 AMN articles on the following subjects: Golan, Israel, Syria, China, Russia, Taiwan, Hama, Idlib, Lebanon, Nasrallah, Deir_Ezzor, Homs, US, Venezuela, Hmeimim, Latakia.

Categories covered in this brief: Middleeast, Syria, World-News, Lebanon

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Israeli tanks allegedly cross DMZ and enter Syrian territory: report

Published 2019-05-02 21:05:22 by News Desk in Middleeast, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:40 P.M.) – A number of tanks belonging to the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) allegedly crossed the demilitarized zone in the occupied Golan Heights and entered Syria’s Al-Quneitra Governorate, the Sputnik News Agency’s Arabic language channel reported on Thursday According to Ali Hassan, a correspondent for the agency, the IDF tanks crossed the Allon line and traveled deep into the demilitarized zone approved by the United Nations in 1974 as a neutral territory bordering the separate forces after the Six-Day War. In response, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) reportedly raised their alert levels and moved forces towards the… Read on ->

Tags: Golan, Israel, Syria


Russia sends new S-400 missiles to China as tensions rise with US over Taiwan

Published 2019-05-02 20:31:22 by News Desk in World-News

Russia has sent several dozens of new S-400 Triumf missiles to China in place of those damaged in 2017 on a ship that got into a storm, a military-diplomatic source told TASS on Tuesday. “At the start of April, several dozens of new S-400 missiles were sent by maritime transport from the Baltic to China to replace those damaged in a storm in the English Channel,” the source said. 0sap Rosoboronexport refused to provide any comments on this matter. The first batch of S-400 missiles was sent to China at the end of 2017 on three ships, one of which… Read on ->

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Tags: China, Russia, Taiwan


Russian, Syrian jets unleash hell over southern Idlib and northern Hama

Published 2019-05-02 20:16:45 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 P.M.) – The Russian and Syrian air forces have unleashed a massive barrage of airstrikes over the northwestern region of Syria this evening. Led by Russian jets from the Hmeimim Airbase, both air forces carried out dozens of airstrikes over southern Idlib and northern Hama, hitting a number of sites belonging to Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham, the National Liberation Front, and Jaysh Al-Izza. In particular, a source from the Syrian military told Al-Masdar that both air forces targeted the militant-held towns located between Ma’arat Al-Nu’man and Khan Sheikhoun; they would also hit some areas in the Al-Ghaab Plain… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Idlib, Russia, Syria


‘Every Israeli force that enters Lebanon will be destroyed’: Nasrallah

Published 2019-05-02 19:28:50 by News Desk in Lebanon, Middleeast, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:05 P.M.) – Hezbollah’s Secretary General, Sayyed Hassan  Nasrallah, conducted a televised speech on Thursday to commemorate the death of the late Hezbollah commander, Mustafa Badreddine, who was killed in Syria three years ago. “Commander Badreddine was a faithful and smart fighter who was strongly concerned about the Israeli occupation of his country and Palestine,” Nasrallah said, highlighting his “enthusiasm and persistence to defend his country, Palestine, and other rightful causes.” Nasrallah’s words came in a speech he delivered during a ceremony held by Hezbollah in Beirut’s southern suburbs marking the third commemoration of Badriddine’s death. Badriddine, known… Read on ->

Tags: Israel, Lebanon, Nasrallah, Syria

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Syrian Army launches new operation to eliminate ISIS from Iraqi border region

Published 2019-05-02 19:04:37 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:40 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) began a new operation this week to target the Islamic State’s (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) remaining hideouts along the Iraqi border. Backed by the National Defense Forces (NDF) and Hezbollah, the Syrian Arab Army reportedly attacked a number sites between the city of Albukamal and the northern part of the U.S.-occupied Al-Tanf Zone. At the same time, their allies from Iraq’s Hashd al-Sha’abi (Popular Mobilization Units) have also begun a similar operation in a bid to clear the Islamic State terrorists from the Syrian border. The Islamic State has recently wreaked havoc in… Read on ->

Tags: Deir_Ezzor, Homs, Syria


Russia issues stern warning to US about military intervention in Venezuela

Published 2019-05-02 17:12:03 by News Desk in World-News

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has warned his US counterpart Mike Pompeo that the continuation of the US’ “aggressive steps” toward Venezuela is fraught with “serious consequences.” “It was indicated that the continuation of aggressive steps is fraught with the most serious consequences. Only the Venezuelan people have the right to determine their destiny, for which dialogue between all political forces in the country is needed, and for which the government has long called for. Destructive pressure from outside, especially force, has nothing to do with the democratic process,” Lavrov said, according to a statement summarising his remarks which was published on the Russian Foreign Ministry’s website. Lavrov spoke to Pompeo by telephone on Wednesday, one day… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, US, Venezuela


Turkish-backed rebels score direct hit on Syrian Army tank in northern Hama (video)

Published 2019-05-02 13:09:13 by News Desk in Syria

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BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:45 P.M.) – The Turkish-backed National Liberation Front (NLF) announced the redeployment of several units to the northern and northwestern parts of the Hama Governorate this week as they prepare to defend their areas from the upcoming Syrian Arab Army (SAA) offensive. On a Wednesday, the National Liberation Front released a new video showing their forces in northern Hama targeting a Syrian Arab Army tank in the small town of Tal Marq. As shown in the video below, the National Liberation Front fighters fired an anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) towards the Syrian Army tank; it appears to have… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Syria


Jihadists attempted to bomb Russia’s Hmeimim Airbase 12 times last month

Published 2019-05-02 00:28:27 by News Desk in Syria

Terrorists attempted to shell Hmeymim airbase using multiple-launch rocket systems as well as drones twelve times over the past month, Russian military said, adding that all the attacks were repelled and there was no no materiel damage as a result of the shellings. The head of the Russian Centre for Syrian Reconciliation also said that twelve unmanned aerial vehicles had been downed by Russian defences. In March, Russian Defence Ministry stated that the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham militant group, linked to Al-Nusra Front*, had been planning an attack on the Russian Hmeymim Air Base in Syria that used attack drones, which was consequently pre-empted by the Russian Air Force, which conducted an air raid on a… Read on ->

Tags: Hmeimim, Latakia, Russia, Syria


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