This is a summary of 10 AMN articles on the following subjects: Hama, Syria, Hmeimim, Russia, Latakia, Iran, US, China, Idlib.

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Latest map of northwestern Hama battle

Published 2019-05-09 23:00:06 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) scored a major advance in northwestern Syria on Thursday, seizing at least six towns from the jihadist rebel forces. Led by the Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army began the day by seizing the key town of Qal’at Al-Madiq, which had long been under the control of the jihadist rebels and Free Syrian Army (FSA). The jihadist defenses collapsed at Qal’at Al-Madiq after Russian jets peppered their supply lines with nonstop airstrikes, forcing most of the militants to begin abandoning the town before the Syrian Army’s assault. In addition to… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Syria

Syrian, Russian soldiers take part in military parade honoring 74th anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany

Published 2019-05-09 22:06:59 by News Desk in Syria

About 750 personnel of the Russian military contingent in Syria and the Syrian government troops and around 20 items of military hardware took part in the parade at the Hmeymim airbase to mark the 74th anniversary of the Soviet Union’s Victory over Nazi Germany in World War II. The foot columns included officers of the contingent’s command and the tactical group, servicemen of the anti-aircraft missile regiment, the special-purpose medical group, the consolidated parade unit of female service members and units of the Russian military police and Syrian personnel. The mechanized column comprised about 20 pieces of modern Russian weapon… Read on ->

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Tags: Hmeimim, Russia, Syria

Russian strikes collapse jihadist lines in northwestern Hama

Published 2019-05-09 21:44:17 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:10 P.M.) – The jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham were expected to fiercely resist the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) troops that were attempting to advance in northwestern Hama; however, the militants haven’t had much of an opportunity to engage in long battles with the government forces, thanks in large part to the Russian airstrikes that have relentlessly hit their positions. According to a military source in the town of Mhardeh, Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham militants are struggling to resupply and reinforce their lines in northwestern Hama because the Russian airstrikes have repeatedly struck all of their convoys. Prior… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Latakia, Russia, Syria

US carrier strike group within 2,000km of Iran

Published 2019-05-09 19:51:38 by News Desk in Iran

The US carrier strike group on route to the Persian Gulf region has passed through the Suez Canal in Egypt and entered the Red Sea, Sky News Arabia has reported, citing Canal administration. Earlier, the strike group reportedly skipped plans for a port visit to Croatia amid efforts to “expedite” its arrival in the Middle East. Tehran dismissed the plans to deploy the carrier group in the CENTCOM region, a Pentagon designation whose area of responsibility includes the Persian Gulf and the Red Sea, as a failed attempt to wage “a psychological war” against Iran. Along with the USS Abraham Lincoln-led strike group, the US military is deploying B-52 strategic bombers to the region. Earlier, the… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, US

Russian fighter jet makes dangerous pass ahead of US aircraft in Syria: video

Published 2019-05-09 15:19:49 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 P.M.) – An Instagram account belonging to an alleged Russian pilot posted a video on Wednesday that showed a Russian fighter jet makinfna dangerous pass ahead of a U.S. aircraft in an undisclosed location in Syria. According to the Defence-blo, who first posted about this, a likely Russian Su-30SM fighter jet made a dangerous pass ahead of a U.S. MQ-9 Reaper Drone as it was flying over Syria. “It should be noted that MQ-9 Reaper is an armed, multi-mission, medium-altitude, long-endurance remotely piloted aircraft that has turboprop engine. Russian fighter can produce “jetwash” or wake turbulence that… Read on ->

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Tags: Russia, Syria, US

Jihadist defenses collapse in northwestern Hama as Syrian troops seize several areas

Published 2019-05-09 14:58:22 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:40 P.M.) – It has been a fought day for the jihadist rebels in northwestern Hama as their forces have conceded several areas to the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in a short period of time. Led by their Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army kicked off the day by overwhelming the jihadist defenses near the historical town of Qal’at Al-Madiq: this would pave the way for their eventual advance into this jihadist stronghold. The Syrian Arab Army would then bypass the jihadist defenses at Qal’at Al-Madiq and impose full control over the town later this morning. According to… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Syria

Breaking: Syrian Army reportedly captures last strategic town in northwestern Hama

Published 2019-05-09 12:25:10 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – The last strategic town under the control of the militant forces in northwestern Hama has been reportedly captured by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and their allies. According to reports, the Syrian Arab Army captured the key town of Qal’at Al-Madiq after the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and their allies withdrew from the area. Al-Masdar has reached out to a Syrian Army source to confirm the report; however, they said there has been no confirmation from their end, despite claims by pro-opposition media about the loss of the historical town. If Qal’at Al-Madiq… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Syria

Russian special forces in action against ISIS in eastern Syria

Published 2019-05-09 02:44:52 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:25 A.M.) – The Russian special forces were filmed carrying out an attack against the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) terrorist organization in eastern Syria recently. According to reports, the Russian special forces attacked the Islamic State terrorists in the western desert of the Deir Ezzor Governorate. The Russian special forces have been entrenched with the Syrian Army for nearly two years at this front; they often provide support in an advisory role to the government troops. While U.S. President Donald Trump declared victory against the terrorist group, they continue to carry out attacks against both the Syrian Army… Read on ->

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Tags: Russia, Syria

Air-launched ballistic missile will give China nuclear triad: US

Published 2019-05-09 02:25:20 by News Desk in World-News

The Pentagon is worried Beijing could be closing in on a complete nuclear triad, meaning it would join an elite cohort of nations capable of delivering a nuclear weapon by land, air and sea – something only three countries in the world can boast: the US, Russia and India. The Office of the US Secretary of Defense noted the development in its annual reportto Congress last week, saying that “China continues to improve its ground and submarine-based nuclear capability and is pursuing a viable nuclear ‘triad’ with the development of a nuclear capable air-launched ballistic missile (ALBM).” ALBMs are rare: the US explored the concept in the early… Read on ->

Tags: China, US

Syrian Army missiles strike jihadist gathering in southern Idlib: video

Published 2019-05-09 02:04:03 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:45 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) reportedly struck a jihadist gathering in southern Idlib as they were preparing to launch a new attack against the government forces. Using their MLRS launcher, the Syrian Army hit a Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham gathering near the Idlib-Hama axis, ANNA News reported. ANNA News would release footage of the attack, showing the MLRS launcher in action:  

Tags: Idlib, Syria

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