This is a summary of 12 AMN articles on the following subjects: Hama, Syria, Deir_Ezzor, ISIS, Palestine, China, Turkey, Aleppo, Dagestan, Russia, Trump, Yarmouk, Idlib.

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Syrian military’s elite forces send reinforcements to Hama for upcoming offensive

Published 2019-06-23 16:23:19 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) elite Tiger Forces have allegedly sent reinforcements to the Hama countryside this past week, the Sputnik News Agency reported. Citing a field correspondent in northern Hama, the Sputnik report said that the new reinforcements were likely an indication that the Syrian Army was preparing to launch a new attack in the governorate. The Sputnik correspondent said the Syrian Arab Army will likely strike the jihadist defenses in the coming hours, as they attempt to isolate the Idlib Governorate. In the past three days, many villages and towns in northern and… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Syria


ISIS ambush kills over 10 Syrian, Palestinian soldiers in eastern Syria

Published 2019-06-23 15:54:35 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:30 P.M.) – Several Syrian and Palestinian soldiers were killed in eastern Syria on Sunday after the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) carried out a powerful ambush in the Al-Mayadeen Desert. ISIS reportedly carried out the ambush along a road in the Al-Mayadeen countryside of Deir Ezzor; this resulted in the death of over ten Syrian soldiers from the National Defense Forces (NDF) and Palestinian-led Al-Quds Brigade. These Islamic State ambushes have become frequent in central and eastern Syria, prompting the Syrian military to send reinforcements to these fronts in order to quell these attacks. However, despite the influx of… Read on ->

Tags: Deir_Ezzor, ISIS, Palestine, Syria


Watch China unveil world’s first ‘intelligent’ oil tanker

Published 2019-06-23 15:33:17 by News Desk in World-News

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China’s largest shipbuilding company Dalian Shipbuilding Industry (DSIC) has showcased the world’s first intelligent oil tanker with a total capacity of 308,000 tonnes. The vessel was delivered to its owner, China Merchants Energy Shipping Company, to the coastal city of Dalian, northern China on Saturday. Besides its immense size of nearly three football fields, the tanker’s key distinctive feature is an “intelligent” system that has assisted autopilot navigation, intelligent liquid cargo management, and integrated energy efficiency management. “At present, countries around the world are actively promoting intelligent navigation and developing intelligent technologies for ships, which plays an important role in… Read on ->

Tags: China


Syrian Army attacks Turkish observation post area in northwestern Hama

Published 2019-06-23 14:25:46 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:05 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) carried out a new attack in the northwestern countryside of Hama, today, targeting the jihadist positions near their stronghold in Kafr Zita. According to a military report from the government stronghold of Mhardeh, the Syrian Army heavily shelled northwestern and northern Hama, hitting several sites, including the Turkish observation post area near the town of Tal Toukan. The report said the actual observation post was not hit; however, the shells did land near the Turkish troops. Sunday’s attack by the Syrian Army marked the first time that they have targeted… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Syria, Turkey


First Syrian-made sniper rifle enters military service: photos

Published 2019-06-23 14:05:13 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:50 P.M.) – The first Syrian-made sniper rifle has entered military service in Syria, the Syrian Military Capabilities Facebook page reported this past weekend. According to the SMC report, the newly-made Golan S-01 sniper rifle has proven effective in various situations. The new sniper specifications are as followed: Feed: Manual one shot Range: 1600 meters Bullet Caliber: 12.7mm Envelope Length: 108mm Projectile Speed: 820 m/sec Sniper Length: 1470mm Lining Length: 915mm Height: 250mm Overall Weight: 13.5kg This sniper rifle is allegedly modeled after the Austrian-made Steyr HS.50 rifle. This new rifle should increase the Syrian military’s sniper capabilities… Read on ->

Tags: Syria


New satellite image shows China beefing up military presence in South China Sea

Published 2019-06-23 11:55:26 by News Desk in World-News

At least four J-10 fighter jets have been deployed on Yongxing Island in the South China Sea, a satellite image shows, which a Chinese expert said is a necessary move for the country’s national defense. The image, released by CNN, was taken on Wednesday and represents the first time for J-10s to be seen on the island, according to Israel-based firm ImageSat International. Fu Qianshao, a Chinese air defense expert, told the Global Times that China has the right to deploy the fighter jets wherever it wants within its territory. https://twitter.com/ImageSatIntl/status/1141659717409918981 “The Chinese People’s Liberation Army needs to deploy fighter… Read on ->

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Tags: China


Syrian military expanding operations to southwest Aleppo: report

Published 2019-06-23 11:23:00 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is reportedly expanding their operations into the southwestern countryside of the Aleppo Governorate, the Syria-based Al-Watan newspaper reported on Sunday. According to the publication, the Syrian Arab Army has recently targeted the jihadist supply lines inside southwestern Aleppo, hitting major bases like Regiment 46, which is located just north of the Idlib Governorate’s border. In addition to the strikes on Regiment 46, the Syrian and Russian air forces have increased their attacks along the Aleppo-Idlib Highway (var. M-5 Highway), hitting jihadist targets near the ICARDA Farms, Zorba, and Khan Touman…. Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Syria


Russian military kills 2 ISIS members in Dagestan

Published 2019-06-23 10:59:01 by News Desk in World-News

Two followers of the Islamic State terrorist group (banned in Russia), who were planning attacks on law enforcement officers have been killed in the Russian North Caucasus region of Dagestan, the National Anti-Terrorism Committee (NAC) told TASS on Sunday. On Saturday, at about 10:00 pm, on the road section between the villages of Endirei and Karlanyurt in the Khasavyurt district, the security officers made an attempt to stop the VAZ-2109 car, on which two armed men were riding. “[In response] to the demand to lay down their arms and surrender to the authorities, they opened fire. As a result of… Read on ->

Tags: Dagestan, ISIS, Russia


Joint Syrian-Palestinian conference rejects Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century’

Published 2019-06-23 09:30:52 by News Desk in Middleeast, Palestine, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:30 A.M.) – A joint conference regarding the upcoming Bahrain workshop was held between the Syrian government and several Palestinian political factions, including the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command (PFLP-GC), this past week. According to a source in Damascus, the attendees agreed to jointly reject U.S. President Donald Trump’s Palestinian-Israeli peace plan that was dubbed the ‘Deal of the Century.” The conference was reportedly held in the Yarmouk Camp District of Damascus, which was fully liberated from the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) during last summer’s Syrian Arab Army (SAA) offensive. The PFLP-GC is considered one of… Read on ->

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Tags: Palestine, Syria, Trump, Yarmouk


Jihadists suffered heavy losses during failed northwestern Hama offensive: video

Published 2019-06-23 08:41:20 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:20 A.M.) – Last Thursday, the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and their allies from the Turkestan Islamic Party and National Liberation Front launched a powerful offensive in the northwestern countryside of the Hama Governorate. Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham began the offensive by storming the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions at the town of Jalameh near the Idlib Governorate border. The Syrian Army managed to beat back the jihadist rebels at Jalameh after a short battle on Thursday. According to a Sputnik News Agency correspondent, “The Syrian Army forces were able to thwart an attempted attack by militants… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Idlib, Syria


Syrian uncovers vast ISIS weapons stash in Deir Ezzor: video

Published 2019-06-23 06:50:07 by News Desk in Syria

Syrian authorities and the military have found another major terrorist arsenal, including rocket launchers, portable anti-tank weapons, grenades and assault rifles, as well as communications equipment, gas masks, medical supplies and special clothing. The latest discovery was made in a desert settlement in the eastern Syrian province of Deir ez-Zor. According to the Syrian Arab News Agency, the military and local authorities made the find on Wednesday in cooperation with local residents. The hiding place was said to have been used by Daesh (ISIS)* to coordinate their operations in the province’s countryside amid a recent uptick in hit-and-run attacks in… Read on ->

Tags: Deir_Ezzor, ISIS, Syria


New Russian S-500 ‘Prometheus’ can hit targets in space: video

Published 2019-06-23 00:20:01 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 A.M.) – The new Russian S-500 ‘Prometheus’ air defense system has the capability to hit targets in outer space, the First Deputy General Director of the VKO Almaz-Antey, Sergei Druzin, told RIA Novosti this week. According to Druzin, the S-500 can be used to combat “ballistic missiles of all types.” He said the system is capable of “working outside the atmosphere where aerodynamic control is impossible.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrYjL0QnSUg The S-500 Prometheus is equipped with active phased antenna arrays that do not require transmitting devices. It can scan and analyze signals from a great distance. In addition, one antenna… Read on ->

Tags: Russia


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