This is a summary of 13 AMN articles on the following subjects: Iran, US, Latakia, Syria, Nigeria, Zakzaky, Iraq, Israel, Idlib, Turkey, ISIS, Germany.

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Iranian military official warns US bases are within range of their missiles

Published 2019-07-09 22:37:12 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON  (10:30 P.M.) – Iran’s Minister of Cultural and Social Affairs Hussein Najat said on Tuesday that his country’s forces would destroy U.S. aircraft carriers in Gulf waters if any folly against Iran were committed. “American bases in the region are in the range of Iranian missiles,” Najat said. “Our missiles will target U.S. bases in neighboring Arab countries in the event of any attack on our country.” The Iranian military official stressed that “the war is not on Trump’s agenda and he wants to drag Tehran to negotiate through the maximum pressure.” Najat pointed out that U.S. President… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, US

Syrian Army rebounds in northern Latakia, all areas recaptured

Published 2019-07-09 22:19:42 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has rebounded in the northern countryside of the Latakia Governorate after a fierce battle with the jihadist rebels in the Turkmen Mountains. Prior to the Syrian Army’s counter-offensive, the jihadist rebels managed to capture a hilltop and town in the Turkmen Mountains after beginning their operation last night. Once these areas were captured, the Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) began launching heavy strikes over the jihadist positions, forcing most of them to abandon their posts before they could fortify their positions. Following the air force strikes, the Syrian Arab Army,… Read on ->

Tags: Latakia, Syria

Iran summons Nigerian envoy over Sheikh Zakzaky’s deteriorating health

Published 2019-07-09 13:38:23 by News Desk in Iran, World-News

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The Iranian Foreign Ministry summoned Nigeria’s chargé d’affaires to Tehran to express concern over reports about Nigerian Muslim leader Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky’s deteriorating health condition. Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyed Abbas Mousavi announced the summoning on Monday, describing Zakzaki as an “erudite and distinguished figure”. “We hope that the efforts that are being taken [towards bettering Mr. Zakzaky’s condition] yield result and he recovers his health,” Mousavi said. The 66-year-old leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria has been in detention since December 2015 following a crackdown by Nigerian forces against the African nation’s Muslim community. He has reportedly sustained serious… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Nigeria, Zakzaky

Jihadists capture first town in northern Latakia, Syrian Air Force enters battle

Published 2019-07-09 13:23:55 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:10 P.M.) – The jihadist rebels continued their offensive in northern Latakia this afternoon, targeting several areas under the control of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA). According to a preliminary report from the battlefield, the jihadist rebels managed to capture their first town during this offensive in the Turkmen Mountains of northern Latakia. The report said the jihadist rebels captured the town of Atterah after overrunning the Syrian military’s lines this afternoon. With Atterah under the control, the jihadist rebels have now captured two sites from the Syrian Arab Army since launching this offensive last night. At the… Read on ->

Tags: Latakia, Syria

Iraq confirms they will not establish ties with Israel

Published 2019-07-09 12:47:57 by News Desk in Iraq

Iraq on Saturday rejected the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories and confirmed its commitment not to establish relations with Israel. “We reaffirm that Iraq’s position on the Palestinian issue is the same as our principled and historical position of rejecting the Israeli occupation of the Arab land,” the Iraqi Foreign Ministry said in a statement. “We do not establish any relations with the occupying state, and are committed to the principle of boycott, not to abandon the rejection of all forms of normalization with this entity (Israel),” it added. The ministry statement came in response to a circulated video… Read on ->

Tags: Iraq, Israel

Breaking: Jihadists advance in northern Latakia after launching new operation

Published 2019-07-09 12:32:22 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:20 P.M.) – The jihadist rebels launched a new operation last night that targeted the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions in the northern countryside of Latakia. According to a report from northern Latakia, the jihadist rebels captured Hill 428 in the Turkmen Mountains after infiltrating the Syrian military’s positions near the Turkish border. No other details were released regarding the jihadist advance. The jihadist rebels, in particular, Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and the Turkestan Islamic Party, have a large presence in the Turkestan and Kurdish mountains of the Latakia Governorate. Previously, the Syrian military attempted to clear the last… Read on ->

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Tags: Latakia, Syria

Large Turkish commando convoy deploys to Idlib border amid reports of new Syrian Army offensive

Published 2019-07-09 11:57:37 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:30 A.M.) – A large Turkish military convoy reportedly deployed to the border of northwestern Syria last night, the state-owned Anadolu Agency reported on Tuesday. According to the Anadolu report, the Turkish military was comprised of 50 armored vehicles that made their way to the Hatay Province’s border with the Idlib Governorate. The Turkish military troops, which were comprised of their commando units, deployed to the Qarqkhan District of the Hatay Province. While the reason for the deployment was not revealed, it likely has to do with the new reports of a Syrian Arab Army (SAA) offensive in… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria, Turkey

Jihadists start military operation against Syrian Army near Turkish border

Published 2019-07-09 11:24:32 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 A.M.) – The jihadist rebels began a new military operation last night that targeted the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions inside the Turkmen Mountains of Latakia. Backed by Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham, the jihadist rebels attacked the Syrian Arab Army’s positions last night, inflicting heavy damage on their defenses inside the Turkmen Mountains. According to a Syrian military source, the jihadist rebels used the cover of night to penetrate their lines and kill several soldiers from the National Defense Forces (NDF) and army. The jihadist rebels have recently stepped up their operations in the Latakia Governorate, despite the… Read on ->

Tags: Latakia, Syria

Turkish-backed rebels produce first armored personnel carier: video

Published 2019-07-09 10:34:43 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 A.M.) – The Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) produced their first domestically-made armored personnel carrier, the group announced via their official media wing. Dubbed the ‘Al-Fahd’, the new armored personnel carrier is modeled after the Turkish military’s vehicle, which the Free Syrian Army (FSA) used during their Euphrates Shield operation in northern Syria. Below is video footage of the Free Syrian Army’s new armored personnel carrier in action:

Tags: Syria, Turkey

Syrian Army joins Iraqi military operation against ISIS

Published 2019-07-09 09:34:49 by News Desk in Iraq, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:20 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) began an operation in western Deir Ezzor on Sunday, targeting the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) sleeper cells near the town of Al-Shoula. On Monday, the Syrian Arab Army and National Defense Forces (NDF) reportedly moved several soldiers to the Iraqi border region, where they began conducting a combing operation inside the southeastern part of the Deir Ezzor Governorate. According to a military source in the Deir Ezzor Governorate, the Syrian Arab Army was conducting this operation at the same time as the Iraqi Armed Forces. The Iraqi Armed Forces launched their… Read on ->

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Tags: Iraq, ISIS, Syria

Germany refuses US request to deploy ground troops to Syria

Published 2019-07-09 08:57:14 by News Desk in Syria

Germany has turned down a request from Washington to deploy ground forces in Syria as the US military looks to scale back its presence in the region, describing the proposal as inconsistent with Berlin’s “well known” policy. US Special Representative for Syria Engagement James Jeffrey confirmed on Sunday that he had asked the German government to provide troops to replace a portion of US forces currently stationed in Syria. He said the request was part of Washington’s preparations for an eventual US military withdrawal in the country. Berlin didn’t wait long before issuing a curt “nein” to its transatlantic ally. “When I… Read on ->

Tags: Germany, Syria, US

Iran’s battle strategy in Syria and its impact

Published 2019-07-09 08:02:57 by News Desk in Iran, Opinion, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:30 A.M.) – At the start of 2013, the Syrian War was looking unfavorable for the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), as a militant offensive in Aleppo cutoff the city from all government supply lines and the strategic East Ghouta region had all but fallen to Jaysh Al-Islam and the Free Syrian Army (FSA). Making matters worse, the government had lost most of Syria’s northern border with Turkey and their western border with Lebanon. This would later prove to be a major issue for the military as foreign militants were pouring into the country from these regions. Enter Hezbollah… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Syria

Close call: Militant gathering point is bombed by Syrian Air Force – video

Published 2019-07-09 00:25:27 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:10 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) bombed a militant gathering point inside the Idlib Governorate recently. Footage of the attack was released on Monday and shows the militants barely escaping the bombing.

Tags: Idlib, Syria

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