This is a summary of 14 AMN articles on the following subjects: Iran, Israel, Hama, Syria, Turkey, YPG, Aleppo, Latakia, Netanyahu, China, Venezuela, PKK, Euphrates.

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Iran to unveil new armored military vehicle

Published 2019-07-15 23:52:03 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:35 P.M.) – Iran is preparing to unveil their new armored military vehicle that was manufactured inside the Islamic Republica, Minister of Defense Brigadier General Amir Hatami said on Sunday. According to the Tansim News Agency, Hatami said that the Iranian military had signed contracts with Iranian carmakers to manufacture the critical auto parts whose production has been hampered after the withdrawal of foreign contractors from Iran. In November 2018, the Defense Ministry unveiled a homegrown armored military vehicle, dubbed Toofan (hurricane). The armored, mine resistant and ambush protected vehicle has been designed to carry out logistical and… Read on ->

Tags: Iran


Powerful explosion reported in northeastern Tel Aviv: video

Published 2019-07-15 15:05:16 by News Desk in Middleeast

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:45 P.M.) – A powerful explosion was reported in Tel Aviv this afternoon following a massive cloud of smoke was seen over a military warehouse. According to the Jerusalem Post, the powerful explosion took place at the Israel Military Industries’ warehouse in northeastern Tel Aviv. https://twitter.com/LocalFocus1/status/1150688775489675265 The explosion reportedly occurred in a warehouse used to store smoke grenades, while an unknown malfunction caused the explosion. Fire and rescue services worked to put out the fire and have reported that the incident is under control and that it poses no danger to the public, the Jerusalem Post added.

Tags: Israel


Russian jets wipe out militant gathering before new attack in Hama

Published 2019-07-15 14:40:21 by News Desk in Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:20 P.M.) – A new militant attack was foiled by the Russian Air Force last night after they struck the former’s gathering point in the northwestern countryside of the Hama Governorate. The Russian Air Force reportedly conducted a reconnaissance flight over northwestern Hama when they spotted a Jaysh Al-Izza gathering at the large hilltop of Tal Malah. Shortly after spotting this gathering, the Russian Air Force swarmed the location and destroyed the building where the Jaysh Al-Izza militants were meeting that evening. According to a military source in Hama, the Russian Air Force attack resulted in the death… Read on ->

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Tags: Hama, Syria


Kurdish-led YPG reportedly send large number of reinforcements to Syrian-Turkish border

Published 2019-07-15 13:33:38 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:10 P.M.) – A large number of reinforcements from the Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG) were recently deployed to the Syrian-Turkish crossing in the northwestern region of the Al-Hasakah Governorate. According to reports from northern Syria, the YPG reinforcements were deployed to the border crossing in the city of Ras Al-Ayn. At the same time, opposition activists reported that the YPG forces were also raising new trenches and sand walls in this border region. These reports come just a week after several Turkish publications claimed that their nation’s armed forces were preparing to launch a large-scale operation east… Read on ->

Tags: Syria, Turkey, YPG


Turkish Army attacks Kurdish forces in northern Aleppo

Published 2019-07-15 12:18:40 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – The Turkish Army carried out a new attack against the Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG) in the northern countryside of the Aleppo Governorate. According to reports from the Aleppo Governorate, the Turkish Army heavily shelled the YPG’s positions this morning at the towns of Mennagh and Ayn Daqnah. The YPG has yet to respond to this latest attack by the Turkish Armed Forces in northern Aleppo.  

Tags: Aleppo, Syria


It’s ‘easy’ for terrorists from Syria, Iran to enter U.S. from southern border: Graham

Published 2019-07-15 11:52:10 by News Desk in Iran, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:15 A.M.) – U.S. right-wing senator Lindsey Graham told Fox News on Sunday that it is possible for Syrian and Iranian ‘terrorists’ to illegally enter the United States from the Mexican border. The South Carolina senator blamed the Democrats for the current situation on the Mexican border, accusing them of mingling with U.S. national security. “Our Democratic colleagues are perpetuating a system that’s dangerous to children, it’s going to result in a national security nightmare for America because the terrorists can easily get in this group,” Graham said. Following this accusation, he made the bold claim that it… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Syria


Jihadists release new video of their special forces operation in northern Latakia

Published 2019-07-15 11:29:56 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:45 A.M.) – The Inghimasi forces carried out a powerful attack in the northern countryside of the Latakia Governorate early last week, targeting the Syrian border guards that were positioned just south of the Turkish border. The Inghimasi attack was successful at first, as their forces managed to capture Hill 428 and a number of points in the Jabal Turkman region of northern Latakia. However, the jihadist gains would later be reversed once the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) arrived to mount a counter-offensive against the militants in the Jabal Turkmen region. The jihadists released a new video showing… Read on ->

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Tags: Latakia, Syria


IDF is the only military in the world prepared to fight Iran: Netanyahu

Published 2019-07-15 10:54:20 by News Desk in Iran, Middleeast

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:20 A.M.) – The Israeli Defence Forces are the only military forces in the world capable of taking on Iran in the event of war, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said. “At the moment, the only army in the world to fight Iran – this is the Israeli army,” Netanyahu said, speaking to members of Israel’s National Security College at his residence on Sunday, according to the Jerusalem Post. The prime minister also recalled his role in fighting the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, saying the agreement would have only… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Israel, Netanyahu


Chinese troops allegedly spotted in Venezuela

Published 2019-07-15 10:19:23 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 A.M.) – Chinese troops were allegedly spotted inside of Venezuela recently, Conflicts News Worldwide (Twitter: @ConflictsW) reported on Sunday. According to the conflict monitor, the Chinese troops were in the Fuerte Tiuna region of Venezuela. The monitor added that some reports claimed these soldiers were on an educational exchange between the Chinese and Venezuelan special forces. https://twitter.com/ConflictsW/status/1150469656207077384 The Chinese government has maintained that they have not sent any forces to Venezuela to defend the country or participate in any military action. China and Venezuela maintain close ties, which extends as far as economic and political cooperation.

Tags: China, Venezuela


Syrian Republican Guard in action against jihadist forces in northwestern Hama: video

Published 2019-07-15 09:49:06 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:25 A.M.) – New footage from the front-lines in northwestern Hama showed the Syrian Republican Guard taking on a group of jihadist rebels along the Hamamiyat-Jibeen axis. This axis in northwestern Hama has recently been the scene of some of the most intense fighting between the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and jihadist rebels. The fighting recently ignited in northwestern Hama when the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and their allies from Jaysh Al-Izza launched an offensive to capture Al-Hamamiyat. Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham was temporarily successful on Wednesday when they took control of Al-Hamamiyat; however, a swift counter-offensive… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Syria


Iranian military aircraft spotted at Hama Airbase in northern Syria

Published 2019-07-15 09:07:58 by News Desk in Iran, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:30 A.M.) – A new satellite image from northern Syria showed an Iranian military aircraft deployed at the strategic Hama Airbase. Based on the satellite image, the Iranian-made unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), Ababeel 3, was seen at the Hama Airbase, which has previously come under attack by militants in the nearby Idlib Governorate. The Iranian aircraft has been used by the Syrian Armed Forces on several occasions in the past, including reconnaissance missions in both the Idlib and Hama governorates. The Syrian military uses a plethora of Iranian and Russian drones to conduct reconnaissance missions over the militant-held… Read on ->

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Tags: Hama, Iran, Syria


PKK allegedly destroys Turkish anti-tank systems in Sirnak

Published 2019-07-15 08:30:12 by News Desk in Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:50 A.M.) – The Kurdish-led Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) carried out a powerful attack against the Turkish military in the Sirnak Province near the Syrian border. According to the PKK’s claims, their attack against the Turkish military was carried out on July 5th inside an undisclosed part of the Sirnak Province. The Kurdish group released a video showing their forces destroying Turkish anti-tank systems and carrying out a car bombing to destroy a radio-transparent dome for a radar station. The Turkish Ministry of Defense has not commented on these recent claims by the PKK. Turkey was involved in… Read on ->

Tags: PKK, Turkey


US warns Turkey against launching military operation east of Euphrates

Published 2019-07-15 07:43:28 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:10 A.M.) – The U.S. has warned Turkey against launching any cross-border military operation that seeks to move their forces into areas controlled by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), Kurdistan 24 reported over the weekend. “The US military is closely watching the Syria-Turkish border due to growing concerns US troops in NE Syria will be caught up in a potential cross border Turkish military operation targeting Kurds in the coming days,” CNN correspondent Ryan Browne reported, as cited by Kurdistan 24. The spokesperson for the Pentagon, Sean Robertson, told Kurdistan 24 that “Unilateral military action into northeast… Read on ->

Tags: Euphrates, Syria, Turkey


Jihadist rebels suffer another defeat after launching attack in northwestern Hama

Published 2019-07-15 07:05:03 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:30 A.M.) – The jihadist rebels launched a new attack against the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the northwestern countryside of the Hama Governorate on Saturday morning. Backed by Jaysh Al-Izza, the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham began their attack on Saturday by storming the town of Jalmeh from their positions at nearby Jibeen. However, the jihadist attack on Jalmeh would ultimately fail, thanks in large part to the Syrian Arab Army’s strong defenses at the town’s western and northwestern flanks. According to a military source in the Hama Governorate, the Syrian Arab Army knew of the… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Syria


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