This is a summary of 11 AMN articles on the following subjects: Iran, Russia, Hama, Syria, Idlib, Germany, US, Qatar, Libya, Turkey.

Categories covered in this brief: Syria, Turkey, Iran, Middleeast, World-News, North-Africa

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Russian military prevented deadly confrontation between Syrian, Turkish forces in NW Hama

Published 2019-06-29 22:42:04 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:20 P.M.) – The Russian military quickly intervened to prevent a deadly confrontation between the Syrian and Turkish forces on Saturday, The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) first opened fire on the militant-held Sheir Magher area after the Turkish-backed rebels fired several artillery shells towards their positions in northwestern Hama. The Sheir Magher area is where the Turkish observation post is located in northwestern Hama. Following the Syrian Army attack on the Turkish observation post area, the Russian Armed Forces quickly intervened to prevent further hostilities, a source near the front-lines told Al-Masdar News. The source added that the Russian… Read on ->

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Russia ready to deliver S-400 system to Iran: report

Published 2019-06-29 22:17:53 by News Desk in Iran

Russia is ready to deliver S-400 air defence systems to Iran, but it has not received a relevant request from Iran yet, the press service of the Russian Federal Service of Military-Technical Cooperation told Sputnik on Friday. “We are open for discussions on delivering S-400 Triumph air defence systems, including to Iran. Especially given that this equipment is not subject to restrictions outlined in UN Security Council’s resolution, issued on June 20, 2015. We have not received an official request from our partners on this matter yet,” a representative of the press service said during the International Military-Technical Forum Army-2019,… Read on ->

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Tags: Iran, Russia


Breaking: Syrian Army strikes Turkish military post in northwest Hama

Published 2019-06-29 20:48:06 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:30 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has once again struck a Turkish observation post in the northwestern countryside of the Hama Governorate. According to a report from northwestern Hama, the Syrian Army targeted the militant-held Sheir Magher area where the Turkish military has a large observation post. No casualties have been reported thus far. Earlier this week, the Syrian Army struck a Turkish observation post in the same area, resulting in the death of one soldier and hospitalization of three others. In retaliation for the shelling, the Turkish military attacked a couple of the Syrian Army… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Syria


Complete map of Syrian War: end of June update

Published 2019-06-29 18:41:36 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:20 P.M.) – The month of June has been nothing short of a bloodbath as the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the militant forces traded several attacks in northwestern Syria. Hama-Idlib Axis The battle along the Hama-Idlib axis has been the costliest fight in Syria to date, as hundreds of Syrian Arab Army soldiers and militants have been killed over the past month. The month started off in favor of the Syrian Army, with their troops retaking Kafr Naboudeh and reaching the Jabal Zawiya region inside southwest Idlib. However, by the second week of June, the jihadist rebels… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Idlib, Syria


Syrian Air Force resumes airstrikes over northwestern Syria

Published 2019-06-29 18:04:30 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:40 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) has resumed their airstrikes over the northwestern region of Syria this afternoon. According to a military source in the Hama Governorate, the Syrian Air Force launched several airstrikes over western and southern Idlib, targeting a number of sites belonging to Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham. The source said the Syrian Air Force’s MiG-23 jets targeted the towns of Kafr Nabl, Naqeer, Kafr Sajnah, Maarzita, Sheikh Mustafa, and Jabala in the Idlib Governorate on Saturday. The Syrian Air Force reportedly grounded their air force on Saturday after one of their jets was… Read on ->

Tags: Syria


US presses Germany to extend military action inside Syria: report

Published 2019-06-29 16:45:40 by News Desk in Syria

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Washington has ramped up its pressure on Berlin with the aim of expanding its anti-terrorist mission in Syria, the Spiegel magazine reports. Germany currently operates reconnaissance aircraft and tanks in Syria, as part of the US-led coalition fighting the remnants of Daesh* terrorists. The relevant parliament-approved mandate expires in October, but the United States, according to Spiegel, wants a quick answer from Germany on whether it would extend its deployment. Furthermore, the US, which is the only Western nation operating troops in the war-torn country, wants Berlin to take an unprecedented step of deploying ground troops in Syria. The issue was… Read on ->

Tags: Germany, Syria, US


[Graphic 18+] Jihadists suffer tremendous losses in failed attack against Syrian Army: video

Published 2019-06-29 15:38:01 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:20 P.M.) – The jihadist rebels launched a heavy attack on the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) defenses in the northwestern countryside of the Hama Governorate earlier this week. Led by Jaysh Al-Izza and Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham, the jihadist rebels stormed the Syrian Army’s defenses at the towns of Jalmeh and Huwayz in northwestern Hama. However, their attacks on these two towns would end in disaster as the Syrian Arab Army was able to repel both of the militant attempts while killing many enemy fighters. Below is an alleged video from the front that shows many militants killed after… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Syria


Breaking: Russian Air Force unleashes powerful attack over northwestern Hama

Published 2019-06-29 15:21:07 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:00 P.M.) – The Russian Air Force has resumed their assault over the northwestern countryside of the Hama Governorate, today, after taking a 24-hour hiatus. According to a military source in northwestern Hama, the Russian Air Force unleashed a powerful attack on the militant defenses at the town of Jibeen and the nearby hilltop of Tal Malah. The source said the Russian airstrikes are likely a prelude to another Syrian Arab Army (SAA) attack on Tal Malah and Jibeen. Furthermore, this source denied the previous claims that the Syrian Air Force was grounded as a result of talks…. Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Syria


US deploys F-22 Raptor jets to Qatar amid increased tensions with Iran

Published 2019-06-29 14:53:26 by Leith Aboufadel in Iran, Middleeast, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:30 P.M.) – The U.S. Air Force has deployed its F-22 Raptor fighter jets to their airbase in Qatar amid their ongoing row with Iran. According to a brief statement released by the U.S. Central Command, the F-22 Raptor jets were deployed to their airbase in Qatar on June 27th. The statement said that “F-22s deployed to Qatar for the first time in order to defend American forces and interests in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.” For its part, the Associated Press reported that this group includes about 10 fighter jets, and sent to Qatar as… Read on ->

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Tags: Iran, Qatar, US


Libyan National Army threatens to sink Turkish ships

Published 2019-06-29 14:16:32 by News Desk in North-Africa, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 P.M.) – The Benghazi-based Libyan National Army (LNA) issued a stern warning to Ankara on Friday, threatening to sink any Turkish ships that enter Libya’s territorial water. The spokesman for the Libyan National Army, Major General Ahmad al-Mesmari, said that orders were issued to the army to target Turkish ships in the Libyan territorial waters. “The Libyan Army has been ordered to ban flights from any Libyan airport to Turkey,” he said. “Any point on the ground that deals with Turkey will be targeted.” He added that the Turkish targets in Libya are hostile targets. Al-Mismari said… Read on ->

Tags: Libya, Turkey


Syrian Air Force completely halts airstrikes in northwestern Syria

Published 2019-06-29 13:29:17 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:15 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) has completely halted their airstrikes over the northwestern region of Syria, a source told Al-Masdar News this afternoon. According to the source, the Syrian Air Force halted their airstrikes last night and has not launched any attacks since then. The source said the reason for the halting of the airstrikes is due to renewed Russian-Turkish ceasefire talks in northwestern Syria. The Russian and Turkish forces have repeatedly entered these ceasefire talks; however, they often end with Ankara demanding the Syrian military withdraw from all the areas they have captured,… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Idlib, Syria


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