This is a summary of 8 AMN articles on the following subjects: Hama, Idlib, Mhardeh, Russia, Syria, Tunisia, Aleppo, Homs, ISIS, Saudi, Trump, UAE, US, Golan, Quneitra, Raqqa, Turkey.

Categories covered in this brief: Syria, North-Africa, Gulf, Middleeast, Turkey

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Russian Air Force unleashes heavy attack after jihadists target Mhardeh

Published 2019-07-25 19:19:24 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 P.M.) – The Russian Air Force carried out a powerful attack over the Idlib Governorate on Thursday following a jihadist artillery and missile barrage that targeted the Christian town of Mhardeh. According to a report from the Hama Governorate, the Russian Air Force launched airstrikes from as far south as Khan Sheikhoun and as far north as Idlib city. The report said the Russian Air Force carried out the attack in retaliation for the jihadist strikes on Mhardeh and yesterday’s assault on Aleppo city that killed two children. Since the start of July, the Russian Air Force… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Idlib, Mhardeh, Russia, Syria


Tunisian President dies at age 92

Published 2019-07-25 18:22:18 by News Desk in North-Africa

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi has died at the age of 92, the president’s office reported on Thursday. “President of the republic Beji Caid Essebsi passed away on Tuesday morning, July 25, 2019, at 10 hours and 25 minutes in a hospital in Tunis,” the statement of the office was published on its official Facebook page. According to Tunisia’s TAP agency, he was hospitalized yesterday due to a health scare. In late June, the president was already admitted to the hospital for a few days. Essebsi headed the country since 2014. The Saudi Al Arabiya TV channel reports that Mohamed… Read on ->

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Tags: Tunisia


Syrian Army spy films from militant HQ in west Aleppo

Published 2019-07-25 17:59:28 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:30 P.M.) – A Syrian Arab Army (SAA) spy recently filmed from a militant stronghold inside the western part of the Aleppo Governorate. The Syrian Army spy reportedly filmed from the militant-held town of Al-Atareb, which used to be the stronghold for Harakat Noureddine Al-Zinki in western Aleppo. As shown in the video below, the spy is moving freely through Al-Atarib, where he later shows the headquarters of the militant group inside the town. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrSes40278g

Tags: Aleppo, Syria


New ISIS attacks target Syria’s economy

Published 2019-07-25 09:04:59 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:30 A.M.) – Over the last six weeks, the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) has carried out a number of attacks on Syrian roadways and trains in the central and eastern part of the country. These Islamic State attacks have ranged from minimal gunfire to strategically planted explosives along roadways and railways inside the Homs Governorate. Among the most recent acts of sabotage carried out by ISIS was an attack on an oil tanker train that was making its way to western Syria from the country’s vast desert region. With Syria’s ongoing oil crisis due to the western-led sanctions, the… Read on ->

Tags: Homs, ISIS, Syria


Trump vetoes ban on arms to Saudi Arabia, UAE

Published 2019-07-25 08:37:03 by News Desk in Gulf, Middleeast

In June, Congress passed several resolutions to block the Trump administration from executing pending arms sales to Saudi Arabia. “I am returning herewith without my approval S.J. Res. 38, a joint resolution that would prohibit the issuance of export licenses for the proposed transfer of defense articles, defense services, and technical data to support the manufacture of the Aurora Fuzing System for the Paveway IV Precision Guided Bomb Program in regard to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. This resolution would weaken America’s global competitiveness and damage the important relationships we… Read on ->

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Tags: Saudi, Trump, UAE, US


Israel seeks to eliminate Syrian Army observation posts near border region

Published 2019-07-25 07:56:05 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:20 A.M.) – For the second time this year, the Israeli Armed Forces have struck the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) observation post at the key hilltop of Tal Al-Harrah in the western countryside of the Daraa Governorate. The reason for this observation post’s importance is due to the fact that Tal Al-Harrah gives the Syrian military a clear view of the Al-Quneitra Governorate and the eastern region of the occupied Golan Heights. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKZHWWg8OXI For the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), this observation post could cause problems in the future for their troops, especially because it allows the Syrian military,… Read on ->

Tags: Golan, Quneitra, Syria


US military convoy enters Syrian border town despite Turkish threats

Published 2019-07-25 07:13:36 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:50 A.M.) – A U.S. military convoy entered a border town in northern Al-Raqqa on Wednesday, despite the repeated threats by the Turkish regime of an invasion east of the Euphrates. According to local activists, the U.S. military convoy entered SDF-held Tal Al-Abyad, a town in the Al-Raqqa Governorate that is located along the northern border with Turkey. The alleged arrival of these U.S. troops coincides with the recent Turkish military buildup on the other side of the border with Tal Al-Abyad. Unlike their operation in isolated Afrin, the Turkish military and their allied rebels will find better-equipped… Read on ->

Tags: Raqqa, Syria, Turkey

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Russian jets disrupt key militant supply from Idlib to Hama

Published 2019-07-25 06:51:07 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:35 A.M.) – The Russian Air Force continued their aerial offensive over northwestern Syria on Wednesday, targeting several areas under the control of the jihadist rebels. Led by their air fleet from the Hmeimim Airbase in Latakia, the Russian jets swarmed several key areas under the control of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham, including the jihadist group’s bases in their stronghold of Khan Sheikhoun. According to a military source in nearby Hama, the Russian Air Force repeatedly bombed Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham’s bases and Jaysh Al-Izza’s supply route from Khan Sheikhoun to Kafr Zita and Al-Latamnah. These airstrikes resulted in heavy… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Syria


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