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Russia’s new aircraft carrier to be able to house over 40 planes

Published 2019-07-10 13:20:43 by News Desk in World-News

The new concept of a non-nuclear aircraft carrier for the Russian Navy provides for over 40 aircraft, jets and sea drones to be placed on it, Pavel Filippov, director general of the developer of the model, Krylov State Research Centre, said in an interview. The research centre has developed a new concept of a multipurpose non-nuclear aircraft carrier for the Russian Navy, with a displacement capacity of 40,000 tonnes. The cost of the new carrier is estimated at 200 billion roubles ($3.13 billion), and construction is expected to take five years. “According to our concept, the aircraft carrier will be… Read on ->

Tags: Russia

Foreign jihadist group admits heavy losses during failed offensive in Latakia

Published 2019-07-10 12:57:22 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:40 P.M.) – The foreign jihadist group, the Turkestan Islamic Party, admitted that their forces suffered heavy losses during yesterday’s offensive in the Turkmen Mountains of northern Latakia. According to the group, they lost 17 combatants during their offensive, including Moqdad Hemik (AKA “Abu Ishaq”), Tariq Campbell (AKA “Abu Al-Walid”), Nizar Al-Turkmani (AKA “Abu ‘Ali”), and a militant named Usama (AKA “Abu Dajana”). The Turkestan Islamic Party said they managed to capture some points during the operation, but did not specify that they were forced to eventually abandon these areas after the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched a… Read on ->

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Tags: Latakia, Syria

Iraq to allegedly export oil through Syria

Published 2019-07-10 12:26:16 by News Desk in Iraq, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – Iraq will allegedly export oil through the neighboring countries of Jordan and Syria, the Al-Watan publication reported, citing an announcement from Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi. According to the publication, Abdul-Mahdi expressed Iraq’s desire to diversify their trade partners and reestablish oil export routes. “Iraq has lost its export routes of oil and needs to diversify its export lines,” Abdul Mahdi said at a news conference on Tuesday, as reported by Al-Watan. Abdul-Mahdi reportedly added that the Iraqi government is working on a contingency plan to find alternative routes for oil exports if the Strait… Read on ->

Tags: Iraq, Syria

France and Britain to send troops to Syria after several countries reject US request

Published 2019-07-10 11:55:12 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:40 A.M.) – France and Great Britain are allegedly sending more troops to Syria in order to fill the void left by the U.S. troop reduction, The Guardian reported. Citing U.S. officials, the publication reported that France and Great Britain will increase their forces in Syria by 10 to 15 percent. This alleged move by France and Great Britain comes just days after several countries, including Germany and the Netherlands, rejected U.S. President Donald Trump’s request to send ground forces to Syria. Meanwhile, Foreign Policy reported that the increase of French and British troops in Syria is a… Read on ->

Tags: Britain, France, Syria, US

Russian jets hammer jihadist stronghold in western Idlib

Published 2019-07-10 11:33:53 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:20 A.M.) – The Russian Air Force carried out a number of airstrikes over the western countryside of the Idlib Governorate this morning. According to a military source in northwestern Syria, the Russian Air Force launched several airstrikes over the Jisr Al-Shughour District in western Idlib, hitting a number of sites belonging to the jihadist rebels. In addition to targeting Jisr Al-Shughour, the Russian Air Force also struck a number of sites belonging to Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and the Turkestan Islamic Party along the Idlib-Latakia axis. This latest round of airstrikes by the Russian Air Force comes just… Read on ->

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Tags: Idlib, Syria

Infamous Saudi jihadist leader critically wounded in Syrian Army attack

Published 2019-07-10 10:39:16 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:20 A.M.) – The infamous jihadist leader, Abdullah Muhaysni, was nearly killed on Tuesday when the Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) bombed his position in northern Hama. The Saudi national was critically wounded during the bombing, but he is expected to make a full recovery, opposition activists reported on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Muhaysni’s close confidant Abu Assad was among the five militants killed by the Syrian Air Force in northern Hama. Muhaysni has now survived a number of assassination attempts and bombings in northwestern Syria since 2013. The jihadist leader has recently launched a fundraising campaign to help fund… Read on ->

Tags: Saudi, Syria

German-speaking jihadist takes part in northern Latakia offensive: video

Published 2019-07-10 10:03:27 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:45 A.M.) – A German-speaking jihadist recently filmed himself in the northern countryside of Latakia as his militant group took part in an offensive against the Syrian Arab Army (SAA). The jihadist offensive was launched in the Turkmen Mountains on Monday evening and lasted until Tuesday afternoon. At first, the jihadists were able to score a small advance in northern Latakia; however, their gains would later be reversed by the Syrian Army after a relentless bombardment by their troops and air force.

Tags: Latakia, Syria

Houthi war of attrition strategy exhausts Arab Coalition

Published 2019-07-10 09:44:08 by News Desk in Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:45 A.M.) – The conflict in Yemen has devastated this historical country and created a humanitarian disaster that has affected millions of people. As one of the least understood conflicts in the Middle East, the war in Yemen has often been pitted as a Saudi Arabia vs. Iran showdown, rather than a long domestic dispute that has lasted for several decades. There is no doubt that many foreign nations have political interests in Yemen, especially neighboring countries like Saudi Arabia, who have been involved in the prior conflicts inside the country. However, rather than being romanticized like the… Read on ->

Tags: Houthi, Yemen

Russian, Syrian air forces unleash hell in northern Latakia after jihadist offensive

Published 2019-07-10 08:54:11 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:15 A.M.) –  The Syrian and Russian air forces wasted little time retaliating to the jihadist offensive in northern Latakia on Tuesday, as their fleets unleashed hell over the positions of the Turkestan Islamic Party and Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham. According to a military source in the Latakia Governorate, the Syrian Air Force began the attack on the jihadist positions, using both their assault choppers and fighter jets to hammer the militants. The Russian Air Force then joined the attack on the jihadists, hitting several sites between the Latakia and Idlib governorates. These aerial attacks by the Russian and… Read on ->

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Tags: Latakia, Syria

Netanyahu warns Israeli warplanes can reach Iran and ‘certainly Syria’

Published 2019-07-10 08:13:31 by News Desk in Iran, Middleeast, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:30 A.M.) – Referring to Tehran’s threats to destroy Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned Iran that it is within range of Israeli warplanes. “Iran recently has been threatening Israel’s destruction. It should remember that these planes can reach anywhere in the Middle East, including Iran, and certainly Syria”, Netanyahu said during his public remarks at an Israeli Air Force base on Tuesday. “Our planes can reach any area in the Middle East, including both Iran and Syria”, the tweet reads. The remarks come after Mojtaba Zolnour, the chairman of the Iranian parliament’s National Security and Foreign… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Israel, Netanyahu, Syria

Turkish-backed jihadists ruthlessly behead Syrian soldier, post severed head on his Facebook

Published 2019-07-10 07:41:04 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:30 A.M.) – The Turkish-backed jihadist rebels in northern Latakia carried out a new operation this week that targeted the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions in the Turkmen Mountains. At first, the jihadist rebels were able to achieve some success at the Jabal Turkmen front; however, they would later see all of their gains reversed by the Syrian Arab Army. During their operation, the jihadist rebels killed more than ten Syrian border guards and army soldiers, with most of the casualties coming at the start of the militant attack. The pro-jihadist media outlets like Akhbar Al-Sahel Al-Shami later… Read on ->

Tags: Latakia, Syria

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