This is a summary of 19 AMN articles on the following subjects: Israel, Syria, Lebanon, Iran, Houthi, Saudi, Yemen, Tel Aviv, Kabani, Latakia, Iraq, PKK, Turkey, Damascus, Aley, Cyprus, Erdogan, Russia, US, Homs, Hama, Idlib.

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Satellite imagery shows before and after photo of Syrian site destroyed by Israel

Published 2019-07-01 22:55:03 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:40 P.M.) – The Israel-based Image Satellite International (ISI) company released a new before and after photo of a Syrian military hangar in rural Damascus. According to ISI, their satellite image shows a Syrian military hangar in the town of Jamraya before the Israeli attack and then after. As shown in the ISI image below, the Israeli airstrike completely destroyed the hangar in Jamraya: https://twitter.com/ImageSatIntl/status/1145739439580286976  

Tags: Israel, Syria


Israel’s air supremacy over Lebanon leaves Syria in serious trouble

Published 2019-07-01 19:58:51 by News Desk in Syria

Israel’s air supremacy over Lebanon has proven difficult for the Syrian military counter, especially when the former uses this airspace to launch airstrikes on border governorates like Homs, Damascus, and Tartous. While the Syrian military frequently tracks Israeli warplanes along the Syrian-Lebanese border, they have refrained from attempting to down any enemy aircraft because such a move would trigger a powerful response the IAF. However, as the Syrian military has seen time-after-time, if they remain idle, Israel uses Lebanon to enter Syria and then bomb their installations. There is not much Syria can do in this case because they do… Read on ->

Tags: Israel, Lebanon, Syria


Iranian official warns only half an hour will remain of Israel’s lifespan’ if US attacks Iran:

Published 2019-07-01 19:39:16 by News Desk in Iran

Mojtaba Zolnour, the chairman of the Iranian parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, has warned in an interview with the Tehran-based Arabic language news TV network al-Alam that if the US attacks Iran, “only half an hour will remain of Israel’s lifespan”. The statement was made against the backdrop of ever-increasing regional tensions due to worsening ties between the US and Iran; an Israeli intelligence source, in turn, reportedly claimed that Iran may attempt to provoke Israel along one of its borders to try to escalate the ongoing hostilities with the US. The US-Iranian tensions escalated last month following an apparent sabotage… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Israel


Map of Syrian sites hit by Israeli military

Published 2019-07-01 17:36:18 by News Desk in Middleeast, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:20 P.M.) – The Israeli military launched its first attack of the month on Syria last night, targeting a number of towns inside the Damascus Governorate. The Syrian military reported that some Israeli projectiles were intercepted over the Homs Governorate near the Lebanese border. The projectiles were likely targeting the Al-Daba’a Airbase area, which is located near the border city of Al-Qusayr. A Lebanese security official said that some of the Israeli projectiles were, in fact, cruise missiles that were fired from the Mediterranean. Video footage of missiles flying across Lebanon’s southern coast was captured by locals during… Read on ->

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Tags: Israel, Syria


Saudi air defenses down Houthi aircraft attempting to cross Yemeni border

Published 2019-07-01 17:11:01 by News Desk in Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:45 P.M.) – The Saudi air defenses shot down a Houthi unmanned aircraft that was attempting to cross the Yemeni border this afternoon. According to reports from southern Saudi Arabia, the kingdom’s air defenses tracked the unmanned aircraft from Sana’a and then proceeded to shoot down the drone as it approached their airspace. The Houthi forces, also known as the Ansarallah Movement, have recently increased their air strikes on Saudi airports in response to the Coalition’s attacks in Yemen.

Tags: Houthi, Saudi, Yemen


Passenger plane with torn tire and 152 people on board makes emergency landing in Israel

Published 2019-07-01 16:39:12 by News Desk in Middleeast

More than a hundred ambulances were dispatched to Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport on Monday after a plane carrying 152 passengers on board announced an emergency landing. A level 3 Emergency Condition has been announced by the airport. At least one tire of the Electra Air 737 reportedly exploded when the aircraft took off from Cologne, Germany, i24News reported on Monday. The aircraft is now circling over the Mediterranean aiming to shed fuel and reduce its weight before landing. The flight is scheduled to land at Ben Gurion Airport in about 30 minutes, at 4:05 p.m. local time. A live video… Read on ->

Tags: Israel, Tel Aviv


Syrian town devastated after Israeli attack: video

Published 2019-07-01 16:22:30 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 P.M.) – The Israeli military launched a powerful attack across western and southwestern Damascus last night, causing significant damage to a number of sites in the governorate. Among the targeted sites for the Israeli Air Force was the town of Sahnaya, which is located just west of the Damascus-Daraa Highway. The attack on Sahnaya may have been one of the most devastating Israeli strikes on Syria in recent memory, as several homes and farms were wiped out along the Sahnaya-Jdeidat Artouz Road. As a result of this attack on Sahnaya, at least six people were killed, including… Read on ->

Tags: Israel, Syria


Syrian military resumes attack on jihadist stronghold in northeastern Latakia

Published 2019-07-01 15:55:50 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:30 P.M.) – The Syrian military resumed their attacks on the jihadist stronghold of Kabani, Monday, hitting the town with both airstrikes and surface-to-surface missiles. According to a source in the Latakia Governorate, the Syrian Air Force began the day by launching several airstrikes over Kabani. These airstrikes were followed by a barrage of surface-to-surface missiles that were fired by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) troops in the Zuwayqat Mountain area of northeast Latakia. While the Syrian Army has refrained from storming Kabani, a source from the Republican Guard stated that military may resume this ground push in… Read on ->

Tags: Kabani, Latakia, Syria


Turkey summons Iraqi ambassador over accusations of killing civilians

Published 2019-07-01 14:35:27 by News Desk in Iraq, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:20 P.M.) – The Turkish Foreign Ministry summoned the Iraqi ambassador, Issam Mohammad, after the Iraqi Foreign Ministry criticized Ankara’s incursion into Iraq. The Iraqi Foreign Ministry called Turkey’s invasion of northern Iraq “unilateral acts of war” after they killed four civilians while bombing the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK); this was not received well by Ankara. The spokesperson for the Turkish Foreign Ministry, Hami Aksoy, told the Iraqi ambassador that his country would “firmly continue” their operations in Iraq, state-owned Anadolu News Agency reported. He stressed that Iraq’s statement “does not correspond with the positive momentum” that began… Read on ->

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Tags: Iraq, PKK, Turkey


Israeli attack kills 4 civilians in Damascus, including infant child: SANA

Published 2019-07-01 13:41:57 by News Desk in Middleeast, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:20 P.M.) – The Israeli attack on the governorates of Homs and Damascus killed several people last night, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported. According to the SANA report, the Israeli attack killed at least four civilians, including a child inside the town of Sahnaya. On Monday morning, several social media pages from Damascus expressed outrage over the attack on Sahnaya and other areas with civilians. The total death toll from the attack is still unknown at this time, as the Syrian military has not declared how many of their soldiers were killed. The pro-opposition Syrian Observatory… Read on ->

Tags: Damascus, Syria


Tensions rise in Mount Lebanon after Lebanese minister’s convoy comes under attack

Published 2019-07-01 13:20:36 by News Desk in Lebanon

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:00 P.M.) – A convoy carrying Lebanon’s Minister of Displaced Affairs Saleh Al-Gharib came under attack inside the Mount Lebanon Governorate on Sunday, resulting in the death of at least one person and the hospitalization of two others. “We were on our way in the area of Kabrshmoun and were surprised by a score of bullets,” Al-Gharib told Lebanon’s National News Agency (NNA). Al-Ghaib stressed “keen concern for civil peace and the unity of the Druze and their solidarity,” while calling for self-restraint in wake of the bloodshed that occurred. “We do not resort to the use of… Read on ->

Tags: Aley, Lebanon


Northern Cyprus claims Russian-made missile from Syria landed inside country

Published 2019-07-01 12:31:47 by News Desk in Syria

An official from the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), which is recognized only by Turkey, said earlier on Monday that authorities were studying debris from an unidentified flying object that may have been a missile that crashed north of Nicosia. An object that hit northern Cyprus on Sunday night is allegedly a “Russian-made” air defense missile, Kudret Ozersay, foreign minister of the self-proclaimed Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, wrote on Facebook on Monday. “The first assessment is that a Russian-made missile, part of the air defense system, which was activated last night in the face of an air strike… Read on ->

Tags: Cyprus, Syria


Satellite image reveals Syria completed installation of S-300

Published 2019-07-01 11:45:20 by News Desk in Middleeast, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:20 A.M.) – The Israel-based Image Satellite International company released a new satellite image this past week showing Syria’s S-300 system near the city of Masyaf. Based on the satellite image, Syria has completed its installation of the S-300 system that was delivered by the Russian Armed Forces on October 1st, 2018. https://twitter.com/ImageSatIntl/status/1145346364177559552 “The images of the three erected launchers at various times in Syria indicate that they are probably operational,” ISI reported on their website. While the installation of the S-300 system may be complete, the last time Al-Masdar reached out to the Syrian military regarding the… Read on ->

Tags: Israel, Syria


Unidentified object crashes in northern Cyprus after Israeli attack on Syria: video

Published 2019-07-01 10:30:59 by News Desk in Middleeast, Syria, World-News

An unidentified flying object has crashed and exploded in Northern Cyprus, local authorities have confirmed, triggering a salvo of rumors ranging from an anti-aircraft missile to a jet downed during an Israeli raid on Syria. “Initial findings indicate the object that caused the explosion was either an aircraft carrying explosives or a direct explosive (missile),” wrote Kudret Ozersay, the foreign minister of Northern Cyprus. The incident happened shortly after Syrian air defenses were activated to repel an air raid that Damascus blamed on Israel. Activists have suggested that the wreckage of the object could be the debris of an Israeli… Read on ->

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Tags: Cyprus, Israel, Syria


Russia to deliver S-400 system to Turkey within 10 days: Erdogan

Published 2019-07-01 10:01:33 by News Desk in Turkey

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that Russia’s S-400 air defense systems will be delivered to Turkey within the next ten days, Turkey’s NTV television reported on Monday. According to the TV channel, Erdogan was speaking on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Japan, answering reporters’ questions after negotiations with his US counterpart Donald Trump. Erdogan was also certain that Turkey would be able to resolve disagreements with the US caused by the S-400 deal. Speaking at the final news conference at the G20 summit on Saturday, the Turkish president said that Washington would not impose sanctions on… Read on ->

Tags: Erdogan, Russia, Turkey, US


In video: Israeli airstrikes hit multiple locations in western Syria

Published 2019-07-01 01:36:24 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:25 A.M.) – The Israeli Air Force launched a big assault on Syria’s Damascus and Homs governorates this evening, hitting a number of sites near the capital city and Lebanese border. Below are a collection of videos showing some of the explosions and Syrian air defenses attempting to shoot down the Israeli projectiles:

Tags: Damascus, Israel, Syria


Israeli Air Force launches huge attack on Mezzeh Airbase in Damascus : photos

Published 2019-07-01 01:16:01 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:00 A.M.) – The Israeli Air Force unleashed a powerful attack over southwestern and western Damascus this evening, hitting a number of sites belonging to the Syrian military. According to a source in Damascus, the Israeli Air Force hit the Mezzeh Airbase, Jamraya, Sahnaya, and Daraya. The source said the Israeli Air Force even expanded their assault to the Homs Governorate, where they targeted a site near the Lebanese border. He would add that the Israeli Air Force launched the attack from Lebanese airspace. Tonight’s attack by the Israeli Air Force marks the fourth time in the last… Read on ->

Tags: Damascus, Homs, Israel, Syria


Breaking: Massive explosions hit southwestern Damascus as Israeli warplanes attack

Published 2019-07-01 00:47:30 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:30 A.M.) – Minutes ago, several powerful explosions were reported throughout the southwestern countryside of Damascus. According to a source in Damascus, a number of missiles were fired from a likely Israeli aircraft that was flying over Lebanon this evening. The source said that the explosions were reported near the town of Kisweh, which has been targeted by the Israeli Air Force on a number of occasions in the past. He would add that the Syrian air defenses did manage to intercept a number of the projectiles; however, several still hit their targets, causing a wave of explosions… Read on ->

Tags: Damascus, Israel, Syria


Intense clashes continue between Syrian Army, jihadist forces along Idlib-Hama axis

Published 2019-07-01 00:04:43 by News Desk in Syria

Clashes continued in northern Hama, as shelling reportedly took place between Syrian government forces, militants and the Turkish military on Friday. According to the Turkish Defence Ministry, a soldier was killed and three others injured following shelling from Syrian government forces on a Turkish observation post in Idlib on Thursday. The Turkish military reportedly fired mortars on Syrian government forces after the incident. Reports say that the latter responded by shelling the area from where the mortars were fired. Footage shows smoke billowing from targets hit on the frontline, while fighter jets and helicopters fly in the sky. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzIgEB-IMVs  … Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Idlib, Syria


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