This is a summary of 11 AMN articles on the following subjects: Hama, Idlib, Syria, Israel, Lebanon, Bahrain, Palestine, Daraa, Golan, IDF, Houthis, Saudi, Yemen, Kabani, Latakia.

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Ahrar Al-Sham rejects ceasefire in northwestern Syria, vows to keep fighting

Published 2019-06-12 18:40:56 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:20 P.M.) – Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham has formally rejected the ceasefire that was announced earlier today in the northwestern region of Syria. In a statement released this afternoon, Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham said they reject any ceasefire with the Syrian and Russian armed forces, vowing to keep fighting them in northwestern Syria. Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham is one of the largest rebel groups in Syria; they make up a large portion of the Turkish-backed National Liberation Front. Despite Ahrar Al-Sham’s rejection, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has not launched an attack in northwestern Syria today. The Syrian military has also… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Idlib, Syria


Syrian Army captured nearly 200km jihadist-held territory in northwest Syria: map

Published 2019-06-12 18:15:59 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:30 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) offensive in northwestern Syria has been nothing short of bloody; however, in the end, they have managed to seize a large chunk of territory from the jihadist rebels. Since they lost their offensive in early May, the Syrian Arab Army has captured approximately 200 square kilometers of territory between northwestern Hama and southwestern Idlib. Among the areas captured by the Syrian Arab Army since early May are the towns of Kafr Naboudeh, Al-Qasabiyah, and Qal’at Al-Madiq. While they have captured several areas from the jihadists, the Syrian Army has also… Read on ->

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Tags: Hama, Idlib, Syria


Three day ceasefire announced in northwestern Syria, airstries halted

Published 2019-06-12 14:53:15 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:40 P.M.) – A 72-hour-long ceasefire has been announced in northwestern Syria this afternoon, following talks between the Russian and Turkish armed forces. According to a field reporter, one of the ceasefire conditions is to open a humanitarian crossing so that civilians trapped in the war zone can be evacuated to safety. The reporter said all air activity over northwestern Syria has been halted, adding that no airstrikes have been reported since this morning. The previous ceasefire deals have failed in northwestern Syria, as the warring parties refused to halt their hostilities. The last temporary ceasefire ended when… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Idlib, Syria


Breaking: Unidentified aircraft enters northern Israel from southern Lebanon

Published 2019-06-12 14:28:04 by News Desk in Lebanon

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:20 P.M.) – An unidentified aircraft entered Israel’s Upper Galilee region from southern Lebanon this afternoon, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) reported. According to reports from the area, the aircraft was an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that allegedly took off from the Nabatieh Governorate of Lebanon. The aircraft briefly entered Israeli airspace before it reportedly reversed course and returned to southern Lebanon. The owner of the aircraft is still unknown.

Tags: Israel, Lebanon


Syrian Army sends large number of reinforcements to Idlib border

Published 2019-06-12 13:08:05 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) sent a large number of reinforcements to the Idlib-Hama axis on Tuesday, a source from the military told Al-Masdar News. According to the source,  the Syrian Army sent the reinforcements to the front-lines in the northwestern Hama, with a large concentration of the soldiers deployed to Tal Malah front. The source added that the Syrian Arab Army and their allies from the National Defense Forces (NDF) are preparing to make another attempt to recapture the key hilltop of Tal Malah from the jihadist rebels. Tal Malah was captured by Hay’at… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Idlib, Syria


Lebanon wont attend Bahrain forum in protest of Trump’s ‘deal of the century’

Published 2019-06-12 11:42:39 by News Desk in Lebanon, Middleeast, Palestine

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Lebanon will not join the forum in Bahrain, where the United States plans to present its long-anticipated Israeli-Palestinian conflict settlement plan, dubbed the “deal of the century,” since representatives from Palestine refused to participate in it, Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil said. “We will not participate in the forum in Bahrain, because the Palestinians will not participate. We would prefer to have a clear idea of ​​the [US] proposed peace plan,” Bassil tweeted late Tuesday. The minister noted that there had been no previous consultations with Lebanon on this plan. The United States plans to release the economic part of… Read on ->

Tags: Bahrain, Israel, Lebanon, Palestine


Israel conducted electronic warfare during last night’s attack on Syria: report

Published 2019-06-12 09:55:23 by News Desk in Middleeast, Syria

The Israeli military reportedly used electronic warfare to suppress the Syrian air defenses radar installations in southwestern Syria. The electronic warfare followed a reported missile attack by the Israeli Defence Forces on a strategic mountaintop area in southern Syria, which overlooks the occupied Golan Heights. Damascus recaptured the area from the al-Nusra terror group last July; it now reportedly harbors an air defense base equipped with anti-aircraft batteries. According to the state-run news outlet, Syria’s air defense forces thwarted the attack and intercepted a number of Israeli missiles. There were no immediate reports of injuries or casualties, while the Israeli… Read on ->

Tags: Daraa, Golan, IDF, Syria


Houthis strikes Saudi airport near Yemeni border with ballistic missile

Published 2019-06-12 09:28:09 by News Desk in Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:10 A.M.) – The Houthis (var. Ansarallah) launched a ballistic missile towards a Saudi airport near the Yemeni border last night. According to the official media wing of the Houthis, their rocket battalion fired a ballistic missile at the Abha Regional Airport in southern Saudi Arabia. The Houthis claimed their missile struck the Abha Airport; however, this has not been corroborated by the Saudi Ministry of Defense. The move comes after Saudi Arabia’s air defense forces intercepted two drones launched by insurgents from the Ansar Allah movement, the Houthis, on its military air base on the Saudi southern… Read on ->

Tags: Houthis, Saudi, Yemen


Jihadists beat back Syrian Army advance at key mountaintop town

Published 2019-06-12 08:55:27 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:35 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched a powerful attack at the key mountaintop town of Kabani, yesterday, targeting the southern axis of this jihadist stronghold. At the start of the attack, the Syrian Arab Army was able to penetrate the defense lines of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham; however, this success would be short-lived as the latter would push the military back later in the day. According to a field report from the Latakia Governorate, the Syrian Arab Army was forced to retreat back to Height 1154 after suffering a number of casualties at the hands of… Read on ->

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Tags: Kabani, Latakia, Syria


Video footage of the Syrian air defenses confronting Israeli attack

Published 2019-06-12 07:27:44 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 A.M.) – The Syrian air defenses were activated last night when several Israeli missiles began targeting the military’s positions in the Dara’a Governorate town of Tal Al-Harrah. In a short video released by the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) last night, the Syrian air defenses can be seen attempting to intercept the Israeli missiles that were fired from the occupied Golan Heights region. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxYavxfUrhY&feature=youtu.be While many projectiles were shot down by the Syrian military, a number of the missiles did hit their targets around Tal Al-Harrah. Tal Al-Harrah is a key hilltop town that overlooks much of… Read on ->

Tags: Daraa, Israel, Syria


Israeli military launches heavy assault on southern Syria

Published 2019-06-12 05:33:26 by News Desk in Middleeast, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:20 A.M.) – The Israeli military launched a powerful assault on southern Syria last night, hitting a number of sites along the Quneitra-Daraa axis. According to a military source in Damascus, the Israeli military unleashed a heavy barrage of missiles that targeted the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions in and around the town of Tal Al-Harrah in the Dara’a Governorate. The source said the Syrian Army intercepted some of the missiles, but that the remaining managed to hit their intended targets in southern Syria. Last night’s attack by the Israeli military is likely a retaliatory strike for the… Read on ->

Tags: Daraa, Israel, Syria


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