This is a summary of 13 AMN articles on the following subjects: Quneitra, Syria, Tanf, Daraa, Israel, Turkey, US, Deir_Ezzor, Hama, Idlib, Aden, Houthis, Yemen, Iran, Zarif.

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Breaking: Israeli forces attack Syrian Army in western Quneitra

Published 2019-08-01 14:54:46 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:50 P.M.) – Minutes ago, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) said their forces came under attack in the western countryside of the Al-Quneitra Governorate. According to the army, the Israeli Defense Forces launched the attack on their positions in the Al-Quneitra Governorate from the occupied Golan Heights region. The attack reportedly targeted the Syrian Army garrison at the small hilltop town of Tal Bariqa. No casualties have been reported thus far.

Tags: Quneitra, Syria


US confirms training large number of rebels in southern Syria

Published 2019-08-01 14:49:52 by News Desk in Syria

The Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) of the US-led international coalition fighting Daesh* has confirmed to Sputnik that the coalition was training the armed rebel group, Maghawir al-Thawra, near Syria’s Al-Tanf, stressing that the group was efficient in countering Daesh. “Coalition partner forces in the vicinity of Al-Tanf, Syria are the Maghawir al-Thawra. The MaT has demonstrated its effectiveness in interdicting Daesh and maintaining security within the Al-Tanf de-confliction zone. We will continue to train and advise coalition forces in the vicinity of Al-Tanf in pursuit of the enduring defeat of Daesh and to set conditions… Read on ->

Tags: Syria, Tanf


Syrian Army preparing for new military operation in Daraa: source

Published 2019-08-01 14:07:53 by News Desk in Syria

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BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:45 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is preparing for new military operation inside the Daraa Governorate, a source from the military told Al-Masdar this morning. According to the military source, the Syrian Army is preparing to cordon off the town of Sanamayn in northern Daraa. The source said the Syrian Army is demanding the militants surrender themselves before an operation is launched to arrest them for their recent attacks on the military checkpoints in Sanamayn. Among the most recent attacks launched by this suspected Free Syrian Army (FSA) sleeper cell was the shelling of a Syrian… Read on ->

Tags: Daraa, Syria


Israel allegedly pressured US to expel Turkey from F-35 program

Published 2019-08-01 13:25:19 by News Desk in Middleeast, Turkey

Israel lobbied the United States to exclude Turkey from the F-35 stealth fighter jet programme as part of its efforts to preserve a qualitative military edge in the region, The Times of Israel reported, citing Channel 12. Since Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan refused to abandon a deal to purchase Russian-made S-400 missile defence systems, Israel, which is the second country after the US to receive the F-35 from Lockheed Martin, reportedly tried to block Washington from selling the jets to Ankara over alleged concerns that it would give Turkey advanced air capabilities. Neither Israeli, nor American officials have commented on the report so far…. Read on ->

Tags: Israel, Turkey, US


ISIS launches 2 big attacks against Syrian Army troops in Deir Ezzor

Published 2019-08-01 13:09:06 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:40 P.M.) – The Islamic State has launched two big attacks against the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the Deir Ezzor countryside in the last 24 hours. According to a report from the National Defense Forces (NDF), the Islamic State first attacked the Syrian military near the border city of Albukamal, causing a number of casualties before they retreated to an unknown location. Following this attack on Albukamal, the Islamic State launched a heavy attack on the Syrian Arab Army’s positions in the desert region west of Al-Mayadeen city. The Syrian Army and National Defense Forces would suffer… Read on ->

Tags: Deir_Ezzor, Syria


Syrian Army keeps rolling in northern Hama as militant defenses collapse: map

Published 2019-08-01 12:17:26 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is sweeping through northern Hama after the collapse of the militant defensive corridor. According to a military source near the front-lines, the Syrian Arab Army has imposed full control over the town of Abu Rai’dah Sharqi and the hilltops of Tal Syria Tel and Mazra’a Al-Awani. The source added that the town of Arbaeen is set to fall to the Syrian military in the coming minutes as most of the militants from Jaysh Al-Izza and Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham have already retreated from the area. As a result of this advance,… Read on ->

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Tags: Hama, Syria


Syrian Army captures two towns en route to militant stronghold in northern Hama

Published 2019-08-01 11:35:52 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:15 A.M.) – Minutes ago, the Syrian Arab Army took control of two towns in northern Hama after the militant forces retreated towards their strongholds. Led by the Tiger Forces, the Syrian military managed to secure the towns of Mushayrifah and Hasraya after most of Jaysh Al-Izza’s troops retreated last night. The Syrian Arab Army just needs to capture nearby Zakah in order to take control of the two major roads that lead into the western part of Kafr Zita, which is a Jaysh Al-Izza stronghold. This area was previously impregnable and a thorn in the Syrian Army’s… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Syria


Suspected Russian Special Forces’ ambush kills 11 militants behind enemy lines in southern Idlib

Published 2019-08-01 11:22:13 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:45 A.M.) – A suspected ambush carried out by the Russian Special Forces against a group of militants was reported this morning, a source from the army told Al-Masdar. According to the military source, the Russian Special Forces snuck behind enemy lines in southern Idlib before attacking a group of militants from Suqour Al-Sham. The source said the Russian Special Forces carried out the ambush in the militant-held town of ‘Ejaz. He would add that a total of eleven members of Suqour Al-Sham were killed during the ambush last night. It is rare for the Russian Special Forces… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


Breaking: Houthis bombs Yemeni National Army parade in Aden, tens of soldiers killed

Published 2019-08-01 10:55:57 by News Desk in Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:45 A.M.) – The Houthis announced this morning that their forces bombed a military parade for the Yemeni National Army in the southern city of Aden. According to the official media wing of the Houthis, their rocket battalion bombed the Yemeni National Army’s parade with a Qassef-2k armed drone. They added that tens of soldiers from the Yemeni National Army were killed, including a number of high-ranking officers. The pro-Hadi Ministry of Defense have yet to comment on this latest attack by the Houthis in the port-city of Aden.

Tags: Aden, Houthis, Yemen


Incredible night footage of the Syrian Army’s operation to retake Tal Malah

Published 2019-08-01 10:34:28 by News Desk in Syria

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BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 A.M.) – The Anna News Agency released exclusive footage of the Tiger Forces’ operation to retake the strategic hilltop of Tal Malah on Monday evening. The nearly 13-minute-long video is taken at night and chronicles the start of the Tiger Forces attack and later the capture of Tal Malah from the militants of Jaysh Al-Izza and Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPZjuvhxr70

Tags: Hama, Syria


Iran preparing to build new production facilities in Syria

Published 2019-08-01 07:54:45 by News Desk in Iran, Syria

Iran is prepared to build several production facilities in Syria in the near future, Amin Nahhas, secretary of Syria-Iran joint economic committee, said. According to the Iranian IRNA news outlet, on Tuesday, representatives of Syrian and Iranian businesses held talks in Damascus to set up three companies through the Syria-Iran joint economic committee. “We are considering establishing very modern industries in construction, health, medicine, milk sectors to break the unjust coercive measures imposed on Syria”, Nahhas said, as quoted by the IRNA news outlet. The new factories will include a production facility for baby formula, cancer medication and cars. The… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Syria


Osama bin Laden’s son allegedly killed in covert strike

Published 2019-08-01 00:50:13 by News Desk in Gulf, Middleeast, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:25 A.M.) – The son of Al-Qaeda founder, Osama bin Laden, has been allegedly killed in a covert strike, the New York Times revealed on Wednesday. Citing two unnamed American officials, the NYT report said Hamza bin Laden, believed to be the new leader of Al-Qaeda, was killed in a covert strike that the U.S. played a role in. “Details of the strike that killed him were scarce, including when and where. The United States government played a role in the operation, but it was not clear how, according to the officials, who discussed his death on the… Read on ->

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Breaking: US sanctions Iranian Foreign Minister

Published 2019-08-01 00:02:37 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:50 P.M.) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Wednesday that the Trump administration has sanctioned Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. Pompeo, using his official Twitter account, made the announcement, while tagging Zarif and Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah ‘Ali Khamenei. https://twitter.com/SecPompeo/status/1156667127211991040

Tags: Iran, US, Zarif


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