This is a summary of 9 AMN articles on the following subjects: Iran, Russia, Syria, Hama, US, Idlib, Syira, Turkey, Venezuela, Damascus, Homs, Israel, UK.

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Tensions rise between Russian and Iranian forces in eastern Syria: report

Published 2019-07-05 21:56:18 by News Desk in Syria

Tensions are rising between the Russian and Iranian forces in eastern Syria after the latter made attempts to ease the Islamic Republic’s influence over the Euphrates River Valley region. According to a new report from eastern Syria, the Russian and Iranian forces are at odds in the Deir Ezzor Governorate, as Moscow wants to avoid any conflicts that may present a future issue in the region. A source from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) stated this evening that the Russian Armed Forces have been high alert since the June 30th Israeli airstrikes, indicating that Moscow expects Israel to launch more attacks in the near future. The… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Russia, Syria


Breaking: Jihadists launch new offensive in northern Hama

Published 2019-07-05 21:28:45 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 P.M.) – The jihadist rebels have launched a heavy assault in the northern countryside of the Hama Governorate this evening, targeting the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions near the Idlib axis. Led by Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham, the jihadist rebels reportedly stormed the Syrian Arab Army’s positions at the town of Al-Hamamiyat, which is located south of the Idlib Governorate axis. According to a military source near the front-lines, intnese clashes are ongoing between the Syrian Army and jihadist rebels. He added that Jaysh Al-Izza is also assisting in the ongoing offensive. No gains have been reported as… Read on ->

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Tags: Hama, Syria


Russian Su-27 intercepts US spy plane over Black Sea

Published 2019-07-05 20:10:10 by News Desk in World-News

A Russian Su-27 fighter jet intercepted a US P-8A Poseidon reconnaissance aircraft as it approached Russian airspace over the Black Sea, the Russian Defence Ministry said on Friday. The ministry said the Armed Forces spotted the aerial target as it approached Russian airspace. “An Su-27 fighter jet as part of the Southern Military District’s air defences was scrambled to intercept the target. The crew flew the aircraft at a safe distance to the aerial target and identified it as a US P-8A Poseidon reconnaissance jet, which immediately changed the direction of its flight to fly away from the Russian state… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, US


Syrian intelligence forces carry out special operation behind enemy lines in Idlib

Published 2019-07-05 19:34:57 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 P.M.) – The Syrian military intelligence forces recently carried out an operation behind enemy lines to destroy an ammunition depot belonging to the jihadist rebels in the Idlib Governorate. According to the official media wing of the Tiger Forces, the Syrian military intelligence forces planted and then detonated their explosives at the militant ammunition depot in the Jabal Al-Arba’een region of rural Idlib. The Tiger Forces released several pictures from the operation, including the destruction of the building after the Syrian military intelligence forces planted their explosives. They would add that the Syrian military intelligence forces carried out… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


UK prevents 2 million barrels of Iranian oil from reaching Syria

Published 2019-07-05 19:01:27 by News Desk in Iran, Syria

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The Iranian vessel that was seized by the British Royal Marines was carrying an estimated two million barrels of oil destined for the Syrian port-city of Tartous, a Syrian government source told Al-Masdar News. The Iranian supertanker, Grace 1, reportedly took an unorthodox route that resulted in the vessel bypassing the heavily monitored Suez Canal; however, the ship was being closely monitored by the British authorities, who later deployed their Royal Marines to seize it. The government source said the supertanker’s oil was eventually destined for the Baniyas Refinery in northwestern Tartous; it was being repaired after a mysterious attack on Syria’s Mediterranean pipeplines. Syria, who is under heavy sanctions from the E.U. and… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Syria


Russian military steps up operations in northwestern Syria amid collapsed talks with Turkey

Published 2019-07-05 18:02:51 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:20 P.M.) – The Russian military has stepped up their operations against the jihadist rebels in northwestern Syria, a source from the Syrian military told Al-Masdar News this afternoon. According to the source, the Russian Air Force has carried out dozens of airstrikes over the Hama and Idlib governorates this week after a relatively quiet end to the month of June. The source said the recent spike in Russian military activity comes just days after their collapsed ceasefire talks with the Turkish Armed Forces in regards to the situation in northwestern Syria. On Friday, the Russian Air Force… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syira, Turkey


Russia vows to strengthen Venezuelan military in response to destabilization efforts

Published 2019-07-05 16:26:42 by News Desk in World-News

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov has told journalists on Friday that Moscow is determined to counter any internal or external attempts to destabilise the situation in Venezuela. The official stressed that the United States keeps on devising ways to further destabilise the situation in the country. However, he noted that their efforts fail due to the public support for the legitimately elected authorities. Ryabkov also underlined that Moscow will continue to boost the potential of the Venezuelan Armed Forces. “We will certainly take measures under the existing agreements, which will help strengthen the potential of that country’s Armed Forces”, Ryabkov told reporters…. Read on ->

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Tags: Russia, Venezuela


Satellite images reveal aftermath of Israeli strikes in Syria

Published 2019-07-05 16:03:36 by News Desk in Middleeast, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:40 P.M.) – New satellite images released over the last 24 hours have revealed the extent of the damage done by the Israeli Air Force and Navy on Syrian military targets in Damascus and Homs. In a satellite image released by Twitter user @Obs_IL, one building at the Mezzeh Military Airbase in western Damascus could be seen completely destroyed after the Israeli attack on the night of June 30th. https://twitter.com/Obs_IL/status/1146821168806191109?s=19 The Mezzeh Airbase was one of the main targets for the Israeli forces, as their missiles hit the installation and several nearby sites, including the hangars in the… Read on ->

Tags: Damascus, Homs, Israel, Syria


Iran could seize UK oil tanker if Iranian vessel is not released: IRGC commander

Published 2019-07-05 15:37:12 by News Desk in Iran, Syria

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards senior commander warned that it could seize a British oil tanker if an Iranian tanker detained in Gibraltar was not immediately released. https://twitter.com/ir_rezaee/status/1147022253718003712 ​Earlier in the day, Gibraltar official stated that there are no British Royal Marines on board the detained tanker Grace 1, adding that police and customs officials remained on board. Official added that the 28-member crew, who have remained on board the supertanker, were mainly Indians with some Pakistanis and Ukrainians; he added that they are being interviewed as witnesses, but not criminals, in an effort to establish the nature of the freight and… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Syria, UK


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