This is a summary of 12 AMN articles on the following subjects: Hama, Idlib, Syria, Masyaf, Russia, Iran, Lebanon, Shayrat, Aleppo, Tartous, Ansarallah, Yemen, Hasakah, Turkey.

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Breaking: Jihadists refuse to withdraw from demilitarized zone

Published 2019-08-03 23:57:08 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:45 P.M.) – The largest jihadist rebel group, Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham, has announced that they will not be withdrawing from the demilitarized zone, despite previous statements. Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and their militant allies were given 24 hours to withdraw from the demilitarized zone by the Russian Ministry of Defense; however, their refusal will now prompt the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) to resume their operations. The Syrian Arab Army halted their operations on Thursday in favor of a conditional ceasefire, but since then, the hostilities have continued by both parties.  

Tags: Hama, Idlib, Syria

Russia deactivates S-400 system in Syrian city after S-300 installation: report

Published 2019-08-03 21:07:11 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:45 P.M.) – A new satellite image of Syria’s S-300 system has revealed that Russia has deactivated their Russian S-400 systems in Syria were deactivated. As shown in the image above, the Russian S-400 missile system has been deactivated in the Syrian city of Masyaf. The reason for its deactiviation is likely due to the recent installation of Syria’s S-300 system near the Russian S-400 in Masyaf. Late last month, it was revealed that Syria had completed its installation of their S-300 system, following its delivery on October 1, 2018.

Tags: Masyaf, Russia, Syria

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New video and map chronicles Syrian Army’s large-scale advance in Hama

Published 2019-08-03 19:55:40 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:30 P.M.) – A new video released by the Anna News Agency chronicled the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) recent advance in the northern countryside of the Hama Governorate. In the nearly 12-minute-long video from Anna News, the Syrian Arab Army can be seen advancing through the northern countryside of the Hama Governorate after securing the strategic hilltop of Tal Malah and nearby town of Jibeen. The offensive began on Tuesday night when the Tiger Forces began storming the western and southern countryside of the key town of Zakah. Following a short battle, the Syrian Arab Army was… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Syria

Iran offers air defense system to Lebanon to protect airspace from Israel: media

Published 2019-08-03 18:57:42 by News Desk in Lebanon, Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:30 P.M.) – Iran is ready to deliver their air defense systems to Lebanon for free, the Russian publication Aria.Pro reported on Saturday. According to the publication, due to Israel’s constant overflights and attacks in Syria, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip, Iran is offering to donate their air defense systems to protect Lebanese airspace. “Experts believe that Lebanon may well take advantage of such a proposal, since today this state does not have its own air defense systems,” the publication claimed. “Despite the fact that the Iranian air defense systems have a relatively short range -… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Lebanon

Massive explosion at Shayrat Airbase kills 28 soldiers

Published 2019-08-03 18:18:20 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 P.M.) – A massive explosion was reported at the Shayrat Airbase in central Syria on Saturday, resulting in several deaths and injuries. Accoridng to a military source at the airbase, several explosions took place at an ammunition depot, which was believed to have overheated due to the temperature. The source added that 28 soldiers were killed and many more wounded as a result of the explosion at the Shayrat Airbase. Among the soldiers killed were several high-ranking officers that were headquartered near the ammunition depot. The Shayrat Airbase was previously attacked by the U.S. Armed Forces in… Read on ->

Tags: Shayrat, Syria

Militants attack Aleppo from outskirts of city

Published 2019-08-03 17:56:12 by News Desk in Syria

Militants in the outskirts of Aleppo opened mortar fire at the city’s residential areas leaving several people injured, the Syrian state television reported. The fire is likely to have been opened from the Rashidin area of Aleppo, according to the Syrian state television. Further details of the incident remain unknown. The reports come after an attack conducted by the terrorists on the city’s Zebdia district, reportedly killing four people, including a child and injuring 25 other civilians. On 1 August, Syria’s local media reported that the government had decided to implement the Sochi ceasefire agreement starting in the morning of… Read on ->

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Tags: Aleppo, Syria

Russia ships massive amount of bombs to Syria: photos

Published 2019-08-03 17:29:57 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:00 P.M.) – A Russian vessel carrying a large amount of bombs reportedly docked at the Port of Tartous this week, where they later unloaded the cargo. According to maritime observer Yoruk Isik, the Russian Ministry of Defense owned Oboronlogistika’s RoRo Sparta II transited the Bosphorus Strait and made its way to the Port of Tartous in western Syria. According to reports, the Russian ship was transporting a large quantity of FAB bombs to the Syrian Air Force. This delivery came at the same time that the Syrian Armed Forces were on the offensive in the northern… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Syria, Tartous

Yemen’s Ansarallah forces release first video of new long-range missile that hit Saudi Arabia

Published 2019-08-03 17:10:42 by News Desk in Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:50 P.M.) – Yemen’s Ansarallah forces have released their first video of their new long-range missile that hit Saudi Arabia’s Dammam region this week. Dubbed the Burkan-3, the new long-range missile has increased the Ansarallah forces’ ability to hit targets from a far distance.

Tags: Ansarallah, Yemen

Turkish Army attacks Kurdish forces in northeastern Syria

Published 2019-08-03 16:51:51 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:25 P.M.) – The Turkish Army launched an attack on Saturday that targeted the large town of Nusaybeen in the northeastern region of Syria. According to reports from northeastern Syria, the Turkish Army shelled Nusaybeen in the Al-Hasakah Governorate after they claimed a projectile landed inside their territory. No casualties have been reported. The Turkish Armed Forces have become more aggressive in northeastern Syria since the collapse of their safe zone talks with the U.S. Coalition. Turkey maintains that they will be launching a ‘security’ operation in northern Syria to clear the ‘terrorists’ from their border. The ‘terrorists’… Read on ->

Tags: Hasakah, Syria, Turkey

Russia gives Turkey 24 hours to remove militants from demilitarized zone

Published 2019-08-03 16:25:58 by News Desk in Syria

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BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 P.M.) – Russia has given their Turkish partners 24 hours to withdraw their allied militants from the demilitarized zone in northwestern Syria or else the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) will resume their offensive. According to a military source in the Hama Governorate, this demand was agreed upon by both parties during the Astana Peace Conference in the Kazakh capital. The source said if the militants do not withdraw their forces, the Syrian Arab Army will resume their offensive to retake the entire northern part of the Hama Governorate. The Syrian Arab Army previously halted their offensive in… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Idlib, Russia, Syria, Turkey

Ansarallah forces carry out devastating attack along Yemen-Saudi border: 14 Sudanese soldiers killed

Published 2019-08-03 16:11:40 by News Desk in Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:45 P.M.) – The forcs of the Ansarallah Movement carried out a devastating attack on a miilitary camp along the Saudi-Yemen border, the official media wing of the Yemeni group announced on Saturday. According to the report, the Ansarallah forces struck a gathering of Sudanese soldiers at military camp in Saudi Arabia’s Jizan region, killing and wounding a large number of them. The Ansarallah forces said their troops managed to kill at least 14 Sudanese soldiers with Katyusha rockets. This latest attack by the Ansarallah forces marks the second time this week that they have targeted a large… Read on ->

Tags: Ansarallah, Yemen

Russian Air Force obliterates jihadist targets in northwestern Syria: video

Published 2019-08-03 15:45:38 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:30 P.M.) – The Russian Ministry of Defense released footage of their air force obliterating jihadist targets in northwestern Syria over the last few weeks. he footage, captured by unmanned aircraft depicts strikes against terror groups in Idlib – the last stronghold of the militants in the country. In particular, the video shows the Russian military destroying a multiple rocket launcher mounted on a pickup that belonged to Tahrir al-Sham* terrorists. A separate scene shows a self-propelled gun hit by the Russian forces north of the city of Hama. There is no information about the precise date of… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Idlib, Russia, Syria

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