This is a summary of 7 AMN articles on the following subjects: Hama, Idlib, Syria, Iran, IRGC, US, ISIS, Raqqa, Russia.

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Syrian Army prepares for next large-scale assault in northwestern Syria

Published 2019-06-18 23:34:26 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:10 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is preparing to launch their next major assault in northwestern Syria after scoring a small advance earlier this month. According to a field source, thousands of soldiers have been deployed to the northwestern countryside of the Hama in the last two weeks, including units from the 9th Division’s Shock Troops and 14th Special Forces Division. The source said the Syrian Army will not only attempt to retake the areas they lost in northwestern Hama, but also, push east of Kafr Naboudeh in a bid to secure the aforementioned town. The… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Idlib, Syria


Iran’s high precision missiles are capable of hitting aircraft carriers: IRGC commander

Published 2019-06-18 21:24:20 by News Desk in Iran

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Iran’s high-precision ballistic missiles are capable of hitting carriers at sea with ease, Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps commander-in-chief Hossein Salami has said. In a speech broadcast by Iranian television on Tuesday, Salami said Iran’s homegrown missile technology has changed the balance of power in the Middle East. “These missiles can hit with great precision carriers at sea…They are domestically produced and are difficult to intercept and hit with other missiles,” the commander said. Salami did not specify which type of missile he was referring to. His remarks follow last week’s comments by Iran’s air defence forces commander “warning the enemy”… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, IRGC


Jihadists lost more than 30 fighters during failed SW Idlib offensive: monitor

Published 2019-06-18 21:02:17 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:45 P.M.) – The jihadist rebels launched a powerful counter-offensive inside southwestern Idlib on Tuesday, targeting the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions at three towns. Led by Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and Jaysh Al-Izza, the militants attempted to retake the towns of Qasabiyah, Jamleh, and Kafr Houd along the Hama-Idlib axis. However, their offensive would take a disastrous turn after the Syrian Arab Army destroyed seven of their vehicles, including two Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham tanks and three technical vehicles. The militants were ultimately forced to withdraw from the front after losing dozens of fighters at the hands of the… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


US Air Force successfully tests first hypersonic missiles

Published 2019-06-18 19:26:10 by News Desk in World-News

The US Air Force conducted a first “captive carry flight test” of its upcoming AGM-183A Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon (or ARRW) hypersonic missile, Lockheed Martin announced at the 2019 Le Bourget International Air Show Monday. The weapon maker was previously awarded a $928 million contract to build an undefined number of hypersonic conventional strike weapons, according to CNBC report. “We’re using the rapid prototyping authorities provided by Congress to quickly bring hypersonic weapon capabilities to the warfighter,” Dr. Will Roper, assistant secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics, said. “We set out an aggressive schedule with ARRW…. Read on ->

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Tags: US


ISIS launches big attack on Syrian Army positions south of Al-Raqqa

Published 2019-06-18 19:08:47 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:20 P.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) launched a big assault on the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions in the eastern countryside of the Homs Governorate on Tuesday. ISIS began their assault by storming the Syrian Arab Army’s checkpoints north of Al-Sukhnah city; this resulted in a series of heavy clashes for much of Tuesday morning. According to a military source in nearby Palmyra, the Islamic State fighters hit the towns of Rasm Al-Koum and Tuwinan, which are just south of the Al-Raqqa Governorate axis. The source said several Syrian Army soldiers were killed as a result of… Read on ->

Tags: ISIS, Raqqa, Syria


Jihadists suffer heavy losses in disastrous offensive against the Syrian Army

Published 2019-06-18 14:57:32 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:40 P.M.) – After a relatively quiet day to start the week in northwestern Syria, the jihadist rebels launched a big offensive to expel the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) from the Al-Zawiya Mountains of southwestern Idlib. Led by Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham, the jihadist rebels began their offensive by storming the Syrian Arab Army’s defenses at the town of Qasabiyah in southwestern Idlib. A fierce battle would break out shortly after the jihadists stormed Qasabiyah; this would result in heavy losses for Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and their allies from Jaysh Al-Izza. According to a military source near the front-lines,… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Idlib, Syria


Russian Su-27 intercepts US B-52 bomber near western Russia: video

Published 2019-06-18 14:20:30 by News Desk in World-News

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Russia’s defence ministry has released footage from the cockpit of one of the Su-27 jets sent to intercept the would-be intruders following Monday’s incident. The defence ministry said no violations of the border took place, and that the intercepts were carried out in strict accordance with international airspace norms. US and NATO flights along Russia’s borders have increased dramatically since the 2014 Ukraine crisis. Last week, the Russian military’s official newspaper reported that jets had been scrambled close to a dozen times to intercept foreign warplanes with various classifications. https://twitter.com/mod_russia/status/1140801302840205313 In 2018, air defence forces tracked around 3,000 foreign military aircraft,… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, US


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