This is a summary of 6 AMN articles on the following subjects: Kabani, Latakia, Syria, Houthi, Najran, Saudi, Yemen, Denmark, Russia, Homs, ISIS, Dhale, Hama, Idlib.

Categories covered in this brief: Syria, Yemen, World-News

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Syrian Army fails to capture key mountaintop town during overnight attack

Published 2019-05-21 14:59:42 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:40 P.M.) – For the third day in a row, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has failed to penetrate the militant front-lines at the key mountaintop town of Kabani in northeastern Latakia. Backed by the National Defense Forces (NDF), the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) attempted to crack the lines of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) and the Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP) at the southern heights of Kabani last night. However, their attempt to breach the militant lines was once again repulsed after a fierce fight overnight at the southern axis of Kabani. According to a military source, the Syrian… Read on ->

Tags: Kabani, Latakia, Syria


Houthi forces strike Saudi arms depot at Najran Airport

Published 2019-05-21 13:10:51 by News Desk in Yemen

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BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:00 P.M.) – The Houthi forces allegedly struck a Saudi arms depot inside the Najran Airport on Tuesday, causing a powerful explosion that was followed by the outbreak of fire. According to the Houthi-run Masirah TV, their forces launched a drone strike on the Najran Airport in the southern region of Saudi Arabia. The Houthi drones allegedly bombed a Saudi arms depot that was located inside the airport. The Saudi Ministry of Defense denies that the Houthi forces hit an arms depot. Saudi government spokesman Colonel Turki al-Maliki said the Houthis “had tried to target” a civilian site… Read on ->

Tags: Houthi, Najran, Saudi, Yemen


Denmark threatens Russia with fighter jets in Arctic region

Published 2019-05-21 12:30:10 by News Desk in World-News

Denmark will have to deploy fighter aircraft on its bases in Greenland, the world’s largest island, if Russia violates Greenlandic airspace, Danish Defence Minister Claus Hjort Frederiksen of the liberal-conservative Venstre party has warned. According to the Danish military, parts of Greenland will soon be within reach of Russian aircraft, capable of breaching Greenlandic airspace without hindrance. At present, Denmark is powerless to stop this, the defence minister admitted. “We cannot tolerate violations of the Danish territory’s airspace. We have to assert our sovereignty, just as we need it over Denmark and the Baltic Sea when we experience Russian violations. We must act in the same way in Greenland”, Claus Hjort Frederiksen told the newspaper Berlingske. According to… Read on ->

Tags: Denmark, Russia


ISIS ambushes Syrian Army troops in eastern Syria

Published 2019-05-21 10:53:23 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:40 A.M.) – For the second time in three days, the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) has ambushed a group of soldiers from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the eastern region of Syria. According to a report from Palmyra city, the Islamic State ambushed the Syrian Army soldiers at Bushri Mountain, which is located just east of the strategic desert city of Al-Sukhneh in the eastern countryside of Homs. The Islamic State reportedly used anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM) to wreak havoc on the Syrian Army convoy; this would result in the death of several soldiers. The attack also targeted… Read on ->

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Tags: Homs, ISIS, Syria


Houthi forces on the brink of capturing strategic city in southern Yemen

Published 2019-05-21 08:41:42 by News Desk in Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:15 A.M.) – Over the weekend, the Houthi forces began an important offensive to capture the strategic city of Qa’tbah, which is the provincial capital of the Dhale province. The Houthi forces began their assault on Sunday when their troops stormed the northern part of the city in a bid to overwhelm the UAE-backed forces defending Qa’tbah. Shortly after launching the attack, the Houthi forces were able to enter Qa’tbah and take control of several neighborhoods in the northern sector of this city in the Dhale province. On Monday, the Houthi forces were able to further advance inside… Read on ->

Tags: Dhale, Houthi, Yemen


Syrian Army prepares to launch 2nd phase of northwestern Syria offensive: video

Published 2019-05-21 07:25:41 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and their allies are preparing to launch the second phase of their northwestern Syria offensive. The first phase, which concentrated on the last areas under the control of the militants in northwestern Hama, paved the way for the Syrian Arab Army to reach the Jabal Shashabo area and the jihadist-held Al-Ghaab Plain. The second phase of the offensive will concentrate on the Al-Ghaab Plain, which has been disputed since the Jaysh Al-Fateh offensive in the Spring of 2015. In order for this offensive to be successful, the Syrian Army will… Read on ->

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Tags: Hama, Idlib, Syria


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