This is a summary of 12 AMN articles on the following subjects: US, Hama, Syria, Ansarallah, Yemen, Israel, Zakah, Russia, EU, HTS, Turkey, Latakia.

Categories covered in this brief: World-News, Syria, Yemen, Middleeast, Turkey

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US Army fits Black Hawks with laser system to deter heat-seeking missiles

Published 2019-08-02 22:27:13 by News Desk in World-News

US Army troops were recently deployed to Alabama to test the survivability of UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters equipped with a new infrared missile-fighting laser system. Late last month, the US Army announced soldiers from Fort Hood, Texas’ 1st Cavalry Division were deployed to the Redstone Test Center in Alabama to both test and begin learning how to utilize the Black Hawk helicopter’s new Common Infrared Countermeasures (CIRCM) system in combat. “It is imperative the aircrews have a clear understanding of how to employ the system correctly before we send them up in the air to conduct missions,” said Dave Rogers,… Read on ->

Tags: US

Syrian Army intensifies attack in northern Hama as militants remain inside demilitarized zone

Published 2019-08-02 21:57:14 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:30 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has intensified their attack on the northern countryside of the Hama Governorate this evening after the militant forces failed to withdraw their fighters from the demilitarized zone. According to a source near the front-lines, the Syrian Arab Army fired several artillery shells and missiles towards the positions of Jaysh Al-Izza and Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham in the towns of Zakah, Al-Latamnah, and Kafr Zita. The source added that the Syrian Army’s strikes have specifically concentrated on these areas in order to deter the militants from trying to reestablish their positions west… Read on ->

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Tags: Hama, Syria

Yemen’s Ansarallah forces unveil new long-range missile: photos

Published 2019-08-02 20:41:32 by News Desk in Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 P.M.) – Yemen’s Ansarallah forces have unveiled a new long-range missile that is set to enter service in the next few days, Al-Masirah News reported on Friday. Dubbed the “Borkan-3”, this long-range missile has increased the military capabilities of the Ansarallah forces, who currently control a large portion of Yemen, including the capital city of Sanaa. Below are some of the photos that were released on Friday by the Ansarallah forces and shared on Twitter by Islamic World News:

Tags: Ansarallah, Yemen

Israel’s new missile system will limit Syria’s S-300 capabilities: report

Published 2019-08-02 19:47:59 by News Desk in Middleeast, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:30 P.M.) – Israel’s new Arrow-3 missile will “significantly limit the capabilities” of Syria’s S-300, Russia-based Lenta.Ru reported on Friday. According to the Russian publication, the induction of the Arrow-3 system in Israel’s military will make their airspace ‘impenetrable’. “Of course, indirectly, this also applies to Russia – after all, our planes and missiles are located in Syria, which borders Israel, and under certain conditions this dominance of the Jewish state can go sideways for us,” Lenta.RU reported, citing the Свободная пресса publication. The publication notes that “the Syrians will be severely limited in their ability to use… Read on ->

Tags: Israel, Syria

Destroyed jihadist vehicles litter battlefield after defeat at key Hama hilltop: video

Published 2019-08-02 18:54:33 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army launched a powerful attack in the northwestern countryside of the Hama Governorate on Monday evening. The main objective of this attack was to retake the key hilltop of Tal Malah, which had been captured by the militants of Jaysh Al-Izza and Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham in June. Following a short battle with the militants, the Syrian Arab Army was able to retake Tal Malah; this would result in the reopening of the main road linking Mhardeh and Sqaylabiyeh. Shortly after the attack, the Russian YouTube channel released a video showing the aftermath… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Syria

Syrian Army attacks Hama front-lines as militants remain inside demilitarized zone

Published 2019-08-02 18:04:21 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:30 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army has resumed their artillery strikes on the Jaysh Al-Izza town of Al-Zakah after the militants remained inside the demilitarized zone. According to a source near the front-lines, the shelling came in response to the Syrian Arab Army’s calls for the militants to immediately withdraw their forces from the demilitarized zone. He would add that the militants are not likely to abandon their posts inside the demilitarized zone, as some of these areas are important militarily. However, a short while ago, Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham announced that they were willing to comply the… Read on ->

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Tags: Hama, Syria, Zakah

Russia to test next-generation stealth strategic bomber

Published 2019-08-02 17:22:25 by News Desk in World-News

The next-generation stealth strategic bomber PAK DA being developed for Russia’s Aerospace Force will undergo trials at the Flight Test and Development Center in the town of Zhukovsky outside Moscow, the Tupolev Aircraft Company announced on Friday. “There are big plans ahead for testing and further developing the heavily upgraded Tu-22M3M, Tu-160 and Tu-95MS aircraft along with large-scale work for testing the prospective complex of long-range aviation [PAK DA],” the company’s press office quoted Tupolev CEO Alexander Konyukhov as saying at a festive meeting devoted to the 70th anniversary of the Zhukovsky Test Flight and Development Center. As the Tupolev… Read on ->

Tags: Russia

Russia urges US, EU to withdraw from Syria

Published 2019-08-02 15:27:43 by News Desk in Syria

Russia is urging the United States and European countries to withdraw forces from Syria, but can see the increase in their military presence there instead, Russian Special Presidential Envoy for Syria Alexander Lavrentyev said Friday. “We are always calling on the United States and other — European — countries, whose troops are also illegally in Syria, to leave this sovereign state. Nevertheless, they are still justifying it by the need to fight Daesh* and other terrorist groups”, Lavrentyev said at a press conference. The Russian presidential envoy stressed that these countries were in reality pursuing their own agenda. “So far we have not… Read on ->

Tags: EU, Russia, Syria, US

Jihadist suicide attack hits Syrian Army’s positions in Hama: video

Published 2019-08-02 14:58:55 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:40 P.M.) – The jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham launched a suicide attack on the Syrian Arab Army’s positions near the town of Hasraya on Thursday. The suicide attack, which was carried out in a vehicle, managed to hit the Syrian Army’s positions, causing a massive explosion that was captured in a video by the jihadist group’s official media wing. While the suicide attack did hit its intended target, the jihadist rebels were unable to retake Hasraya from the Syrian Army after several hours of battle. Shortly after the battle, the Syrian Arab Army announced a… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, HTS, Syria

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Syria accuses Turkey of having 10,000 soldiers and 166 tanks inside country

Published 2019-08-02 13:09:47 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:35 P.M.) – Syria’s Permanent Representative to United Nations, Dr. Bashar Al-Ja’afari, accused Turkey of mass deploying their troops inside of Syria during the Astana Peace Conference on Friday. During his speech at the peace conference, the veteran Syrian diplomat accused Turkey of deploying more than 10,000 soldiers and 166 tanks inside of northern Syria. The Syrian diplomat highlighted the fact that the Turkish troops were acting as occupation force within a sovereign nation, adding that they were illegally inside of Syria. Turkey maintains that they’re conducting “anti-terror operations” in line with an agreement with Syria that was… Read on ->

Tags: Syria, Turkey

Breaking: Jihadists launch attack on eastern Latakia city despite ceasefire announcement

Published 2019-08-02 11:10:54 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 A.M.) – The jihadist rebels have launched a new attack on the Latakia Governorate city of Qardaha, a military source told Al-Masdar this morning. According to the source, the jihadist rebels fired several grad missiles towards Qardaha, with a few of them falling on the nearby town of Bishalama. The source said at least one civilian has been killed as a result of this attack and three others have been hospitalized. Since midnight, Syrian and Russian military aircraft have been absent from the skies over northwestern Syria; this will likely change in the coming hours, as this… Read on ->

Tags: Latakia, Syria

Syrian Army agrees to ceasefire in Idlib if militants retreat from demilitarized zone

Published 2019-08-02 10:07:55 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) announced last night that they will agree on a ceasefire in Idlib if the militants retreat from the 20-km-long demilitarized zone in northwestern Syria. According to a military source near the front-lines, the Syrian Army is willing to halt their hostilities if the militants agree to fulfill their obligations as part of the September 17, 2018 ceasefire agreement. The source said that the Syrian Army is giving the militants one last chance to salvage the September 17 deal; if they do not withdraw from the area, the military will resume… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Syria

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