This is a summary of 14 AMN articles on the following subjects: Hama, Idlib, Syria, Russia, Iran, Iraq, US, Houthi, Saudi, Yemen, Guaido, Maduro, Venezuela, Daraa, Hezbollah, Israel, Lebanon, Palestine.

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Syrian Army moves towards Idlib province after capturing Kafr Naboudeh: map

Published 2019-05-26 14:57:33 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:45 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) recaptured the key town of Kafr Naboudeh this week after withdrawing from it as a result of the jihadist counter-offensive. According to a military source, the Russian Air Force played an imperative role in the Syrian Army’s success on Sunday, as their fighter jets completely wiped out Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham’s fortifications inside Kafr Naboudeh. With Kafr Naboudeh under their control, the Syrian Army will now make a push towards the Idlib province. In doing so, the Syrian Army will have to capture the large hilltop of Tal Sakher, which overlooks… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Idlib, Syria


Nuclear-powered icebreaker Ural launched in St. Petersburg

Published 2019-05-26 14:40:33 by News Desk in World-News

The Ural, a third nuclear-powered icebreaker of Project 22220, was launched into the water at the Baltic Shipyards in St. Petersburg on Saturday, TASS reported. “Today we are floating the third ship, or the second serial one of Project 22220 – the Ural. They are the ships from new generation icebreakers of that class that we pin our hopes on in exploration of the Northern Sea Route. It is a principally new ship,” Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov said at the ceremony. According to Baltic Shipyards Director General Alexei Kadilov, these icebreakers are powered by a new module nuclear… Read on ->

Tags: Russia


First scenes from Kafr Naboudeh after Syrian Army troops captured town

Published 2019-05-26 13:53:26 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:35 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) scored an important advance this morning when their forces captured the key town of Kafr Naboudeh in the northwestern countryside of the Hama Governorate. Led by their Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army wasted no time storming the jihadist defenses in Kafr Naboudeh, seizing the town shortly after they launched their main assault. According to the Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army captured a half dozen militants from Jaysh Al-Izza and Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham during their brief attack on the town of Kafr Naboudeh this morning. Below is a video… Read on ->

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Tags: Hama, Syria


Iraq stands by Iran, will not support US military action: Iraqi FM

Published 2019-05-26 13:20:32 by News Desk in Iran, Iraq

Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohamed Ali Alhakim said that Baghdad rejects the unilateral measures taken by the US. He said that Iraq stands with its neighbour Iran and will act as an intermediary between both parties, adding that Baghdad does not believe an “economic blockade” is fruitful. Tensions have been soaring between the United States and Iran over the past few weeks since Washington bolstered its military forces in the Middle East in what White House National Security Adviser John Bolton has called “a clear and unmistakable message to the Iranian regime”. Additional deployments include a carrier strike group, Patriot missiles, B-52 bombers and F-15 fighters, according to the… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Iraq, US


Update: Strategic town of Kafr Naboudeh retaken by Syrian Army

Published 2019-05-26 11:41:40 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:10 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army has retaken the strategic town of Kafr Naboudeh this morning after storming the jihadist defenses a short while ago. According to a military source near the front-lines, the Syrian Army overran the jihadist defenses in Kafr Naboudeh, forcing them to retreat east towards the nearby town of Al-Hobeit. The Syrian Army will now work to secure the town before the jihadist rebels launch another powerful counter-offensive to retake Kafr Naboudeh. In order to secure Kafr Naboudeh, the Syrian Army will have to capture the large hilltop of Tal Sakher, which overlooks… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Syria


Breaking: Syrian Army storms Kafr Naboudeh in new bid to capture town

Published 2019-05-26 11:12:12 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:45 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has launched a new assault to capture the strategic town of Kafr Naboudeh in the northwestern countryside of the Hama Governorate. Led by the Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army began their assault by storming the western outskirts of Kafr Naboudeh. In addition to the Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army’s 11th Tank Division is also partaking in this attempted advance. According to a military source, the Syrian Arab Army is seeking to regain control of Kafr Naboudeh and push further east towards the town of Al-Hobeit, which is on… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Syria


Jihadist rebels attack strategic Hama Military Airport

Published 2019-05-26 10:35:52 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:20 A.M.) – The jihadist rebels launched a heavy attack on the Hama Military Airport last night in response to the Syrian Arab Army’s powerful strikes on their positions in the Idlib Governorate. According to a military report from the Hama Governorate, the jihadist rebels fired several missiles towards the airport, prompting the Syrian Army to activate their air defenses. The report said the Syrian Army was able to intercept the missiles before they could strike the Hama Military Airport. Saturday’s attack on the Hama Military Airport by the jihadist rebels marks the fourth time this week that… Read on ->

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Tags: Hama, Syria


Breaking: Houthi forces attack Saudi Arabia’s Jizan Airport

Published 2019-05-26 09:26:33 by News Desk in Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 A.M.) – The Houthi forces have launched another attack on a Saudi airport this week, the Yemeni group announced via their official media wing on Sunday. According to the Houthi forces, their armed drones bombed the military hangars at the Jizan Airport in Saudi Arabia’s southern region this morning. The Houthi forces said their armed drones managed to hit their targets at the Jizan Airport; however, the Saudi Ministry of Defense has yet to comment on these claims. Earlier in the week, the Houthi forces attacked the Najran Regional Airport on three separate occasions. The Houthi forces… Read on ->

Tags: Houthi, Saudi, Yemen


Up close footage shows intense battle for Kafr Naboudeh

Published 2019-05-26 09:01:04 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:35 A.M.) – The Anna News Agency released a new video showing the ongoing battle for the key town of Kafr Naboudeh in the northwestern countryside of the Hama Governorate. In the Anna News video, a collection of footage is shown from the Kafr Naboudeh battle, including militant missile strikes on Syrian Arab Army (SAA) tanks. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXAiiU2JLGI&feature=youtu.be According to the Anna News Agency, the Syrian Army’s 4th Armored Division and 11th Tank Division are concentrating their attack on the area between Abu Dali and Khan Sheikhoun. Meanwhile, at the Abu Dhuhour front, the Tiger Forces and elements of… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Idlib, Syria


Guaido demands Maduro’s removal at Venezuelan peace talks

Published 2019-05-26 08:37:53 by News Desk in World-News

Juan Guaido posted a tweet Saturday reiterating that the opposition will be satisfied with nothing short of the removal of President Nicolas Maduro from office, even though both Maduro’s and Guaido’s delegations are engaged in reconciliation talks in Norway. “We pursue all options with responsibility,” he tweeted. “Our route is very clear: an end of usurpation, [creation of] interim government and free elections, and will pursue it in all areas of struggle, committed to URGENT changes that our country needs.” ​The tweet comes just hours after Norway’s Foreign Ministry announced it will host the second round of talks between delegations of Venezuela’s opposing forces. “We announce that the representatives of the major political actors in Venezuela have… Read on ->

Tags: Guaido, Maduro, Venezuela


Reconciled rebels ambush Syrian Army soldiers after capturing military intel base in Daraa

Published 2019-05-26 07:58:52 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:40 A.M.) – A group of reconciled rebels carried out a new ambush against the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the western countryside of the Daraa Governorate on Saturday. According to a military source in the Daraa Governorate, the reconciled rebels that were previously part of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) opened fire on a Syrian Army bus in the town of Jillin. The source said several Syrian Arab Army soldiers were wounded and transported to a nearby hospital. Prior to this attack, a group of reconciled rebels attacked the nearby military intelligence base and took the officers… Read on ->

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Tags: Daraa, Syria


In pictures: Russian forces take on jihadist rebels in southern Idlib

Published 2019-05-26 07:26:49 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:10 A.M.) – The Russian Armed Forces were recently photographed taking part in the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) ongoing operations against the jihadist rebels in southern Idlib and northwestern Hama. The Anna News Agency released several photos from the front-lines in northwestern Syria on Saturday, showing the Russian military storming several sites controlled by the jihadist rebels.

Tags: Hama, Idlib, Syria


Hezbollah leader delivers speech on 19th anniversary of Israel’s withdrawal from Lebanon: video

Published 2019-05-26 02:01:51 by News Desk in Lebanon, Middleeast, Palestine, Syria

Hezbollah Secretary General, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, delivered a speech on Saturday marking Resistance and Liberation Day via Al-Manar TV. In his televised speech, Sayyed Nasrallah hailed the complete withdrawal of Israeli forces from Lebanon in 2000. The Hezbollah described the full withdrawal of Israeli forces as an important victory for the resistance. Touching on the Palestinian situation, Nasrallah lauded the “united, unified, and steadfast Palestinian stance” in rejection of the economic conference that will be held in Bahrain, deeming this “the true position of the Palestinian people.” Nasrallah also praised the position of Bahraini scholars, people, and political forces, who… Read on ->

Tags: Hezbollah, Israel, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria


Syrian military launches massive attack across Idlib-Hama axis: video

Published 2019-05-26 01:28:45 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:00 A.M.) – The Syrian military unleashed a powerful assault across the Idlib-Hama axis this evening, targeting several areas under the control of the jihadist and Turkish-backed rebels. Led by the Tiger Forces, the Syrian military launched several missiles and artillery shells towards the militant-held towns of Al-Hobeit, Kafr Naboudeh, Tramala, Hass, Irmeniya, Manaya, Ma’arat Al-Harmah, Kafr Sijnah, Kafr Zita, Al-Latamnah, Tal Fas, Deir Sinbol, and Al-Sayad. Video footage of the attack was captured by the Tiger Forces’ official Facebook page; it shows the aftermath of several strikes on the militant-held positions along the Hama-Idlib axis. ?eid=ARDXJB4IARznPODV1IYzKHGGNpBSy9B6iWiJr0sojp1yyfdNv5ECdu2p9L_XSuCXms5DhADM10bdfYfE Since… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Idlib, Syria


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