This is a summary of 12 AMN articles on the following subjects: Aleppo, Syria, Israel, Iran, IRGC, Hamas, Hezbollah, Hama, Idlib, Assad, Gaddafi, Lebanon, Libya, Turkey, US, Georgia, Russia.

Categories covered in this brief: Syria, Iran, Middleeast, Palestine, Lebanon, North-Africa, Turkey, World-News

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Jihadists launch new attack on Aleppo city

Published 2019-07-24 22:04:45 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:45 P.M.) – The jihadist rebels have launched a new attack on Aleppo, today, targeting the western districts of the city. According to a report from the city, the jihadists fired several artillery shells towards the New Aleppo District. No casualties have been reported.

Tags: Aleppo, Syria

Israeli missile hits Syrian Army base in southern Syria: video

Published 2019-07-24 21:16:38 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 P.M.) – A brief video released by the Sputnik News Agency on Wednesday showed the moment an Israeli missile struck a Syrian Arab Army (SAA) base in southern Syria. The Israeli Armed Forces fired a number of missiles towards the Syrian Army’s positions on Tuesday evening, hitting a least two bases in the towns of Tal Al-Harrah (western Daraa) and Tal Al-Ahmar (Al-Quneitra). According to a Syrian Army source near the scene of the attack, several soldiers were reported dead or wounded as a result of these missile strikes.

Tags: Israel, Syria

IRGC commander claims Iran is undefeated in conflicts against US since 1987

Published 2019-07-24 19:48:04 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:30 P.M.) – The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps’ (IRGC) Deputy Commander Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi stated on Wednesday that Iran is undefeated in every confrontation since 1987. “The enemy’s failure against the IRGC Navy started since 1987 and the enemy has several times admitted its defeats and no country has so far dared to make aggression against Iran,” the IRGC commander said, as quoted by Fars News Agency. His remarks came nearly one month after the IRGC Aerospace Force shot down an American spy drone over the Iranian territorial waters near the Strait of Hormuz at dawn on… Read on ->

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Tags: Iran, IRGC

Hamas revising approach to Syrian issue: Hezbollah offical

Published 2019-07-24 19:22:46 by News Desk in Middleeast, Palestine, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 P.M.) – The Deputy Secretary-General of Hezbollah, Sheikh Na’im Qassem, sat down for an interview with Lebanon’s Al-Mayadeen TV this week to discuss several topics, including the Palestinian Hamas Movement. When asked about Hamas’ relations with Syria, Sheikh Qassem responded that the Palestinian group is revising their approach and moving closer to that of the axis of resistance. Sheikh Qassem said Hezbollah continues to mediate between Syria and Hamas is continuing to push for rapprochement after the two parties ended ties at the start of the Syrian Conflict. In regards to Palestinians inside of Lebanon, the Hezbollah… Read on ->

Tags: Hamas, Hezbollah, Syria

Militant death toll in July exceeds previous months in 2019: source

Published 2019-07-24 18:54:33 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:20 P.M.) – The militant death toll in July has already exceeded the previous months in 2019, a source from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) told Al-Masdar News this afternoon. According to the army source, the combination of Russian airstrikes and several failed attacks by groups like Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and the Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP) have led to a death toll that exceeds 300. Unlike previous months, the Russian Air Force has taken the initiative with their airstrikes in the governorates of Hama and Idlib, often targeting underground bases and tunnels with the help of local spies…. Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Idlib, Syria

Israeli-Arab ISIS fighter praises Israel, says Assad is worse: video

Published 2019-07-24 18:01:56 by News Desk in Middleeast, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:45 P.M.) – The BBC’s Arabic-language channel conducted an interview with captured Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) fighter Sharif Daoud about his time in the terrorist group. During the interview, the BBC journalist Firas Kilani asks the terrorist why he chose to fight with ISIS in Syria as a Palestinian. The terrorist replies that Israel does not commit the crimes of the Syrian government, claiming that the latter rapes and humiliates women. He then goes onto praise Israel as a democratic state that has treated Arabs as equals, further expressing his desire to return there.

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Tags: Assad, Israel, Syria

Lebanon issues arrest warrant for Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi

Published 2019-07-24 17:27:17 by News Desk in Lebanon, North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:00 P.M.) – Lebanon has issued an arrest warrant for Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of the late Libyan President Muammar Al-Gaddafi, for the disappearance of Imam Moussa Al-Sadr during his trip to Libya in 1978. According to the National News Agency of Lebanon, Judge Zaher Hamadeh issued the arrest warrant for Gaddafi and nine other Libyan nationals over the disappearance of the Lebanese religious leader and his two associates, Sheikh Mohammad Yaqoub and Abbas Badreddine. The National News Agency noted that the Libyan Foreign Ministry in the National Reconciliation Government had repeatedly refused to properly inform the… Read on ->

Tags: Gaddafi, Lebanon, Libya

Turkey running out patience after rejecting US safe zone proposal in Syria

Published 2019-07-24 16:55:05 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:30 P.M.) – Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu stated on Wednesday that the U.S. proposal on a safe zone in northern Syria was unsatisfactory. Cavusoglu said the U.S. proposal did not meet Turkey’s prerequisites, adding that Ankara was running out of patience in northern Syria. “We got the impression that they want to enter a stalling process here as in Manbij,” Cavusoglu said, referring to a roadmap agreed last year to clear a northern Syrian town of YPG fighters. “We need to reach an agreement regarding the safe zone as soon as possible because have no patience left.”… Read on ->

Tags: Syria, Turkey, US

Two Russian armies kickoff military exercises ahead of NATO drills in Georgia

Published 2019-07-24 16:38:20 by News Desk in World-News

A large-scale military exercise involving two armies of Russia’s Southern Military District began in the region on Tuesday ahead of scheduled NATO maneuvers in Georgia, the district’s press service said. “In accordance with the plan of combat training, military units and formations of the 49th and 58th armies of the Southern Military District launched a command-and-staff exercise under a bilateral scenario, led by the district’s commander, Colonel-General Alexander Dvornikov,” the press service said in a statement. Under the scenario, a military formation created on the basis of the 58th Army and Russian military bases in the former Georgian republics of… Read on ->

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Tags: Georgia, Russia

Syrian military obliterates jihadist targets in northern Hama: video

Published 2019-07-24 16:16:52 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) unleashed a massive artillery assault on the jihadist positions in the northern Hama last week. The artillery strikes targeted the jihadist bases and hideouts near the town of Al-Qasabiyah, which was previously stormed by Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and their allies. The Syrian Arab Army managed to repel the jihadist attack and responded by unleashing a massive barrage of artillery and missile strikes on the jihadist positions (video below).   Credit: Anna News

Tags: Hama, Syria

Iranian official threatens American bases if US goes to war with Iran: Al-Jazeera

Published 2019-07-24 15:46:53 by News Desk in Iran

Qatar-based channel Al Jazeera has quoted advisor to the Iranian Supreme Leader and former Minister of Defence Hossein Dehghan as saying that all American military bases in the region will be targeted by Tehran, if the US decides to go to war with Iran. Dehghan further reportedly noted that Iran is not going to negotiate its missile programme with anyone, including US President Donald Trump. The adviser also reportedly blasted the UAE for allegedly becoming a “US centre to strike Iran’s national security”, but added that the country has already sent a delegation to Iran to discuss “peace”. Al Jazeera also… Read on ->

Tags: Iran

Israeli strikes on southern Syria kills several Syrian Army soldiers

Published 2019-07-24 15:28:04 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:00 P.M.) – The Israeli Armed Forces carried out a powerful attack on the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions in southern Syria last night. According to a Syrian Army source, the Israeli Armed Forces struck their observation post at the hilltop town of Tal Al-Harrah in the western countryside of the Daraa Governorate. The Israeli missiles reportedly scored a direct hit the observation post, killing and wounding several Syrian Arab Army soldiers. In addition to their strikes on Tal Al-Harrah, the Israeli Armed Forces also struck the Syrian Arab Army’s positions at Tal Al-Ahmar in the Al-Quneitra, along… Read on ->

Tags: Israel, Syria

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