This is a summary of 19 AMN articles on the following subjects: Hmeimim, Syria, Hama, Idlib, Latakia, Hasraya, Diyala, Iraq, Aleppo, Russia, Iran, India, Kashmir, Pakistan, Deir_Ezzor Latakia, Euphrates, Turkey, Golan, Israel.

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Russia says no casualties or damage at Hmeimim Airbase attack

Published 2019-08-05 20:43:44 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:20 P.M.) – The Russian Ministry of Defense has denied reports of heavy casualties and material damage at the Hmeimim Airbase after the militants allegedly targeted the installation. According to the statement, the projectiles allegedly fell on the town of Rousah Afif near the Hmeimim Airbase and the port-city of Jableh. The militant attack claim was first reported by the Syrian state media; however, no footage or pictures were release to corroborate the alleged assault.  

Tags: Hmeimim, Syria

Syrian Army seizes rocket launchers, tank left behind by jihadists in Hama: video

Published 2019-08-05 19:06:38 by News Desk in Syria

Army engineers working in and around the settlements of al-Jabeen and Tal Melh in Hama province, northwestern Syria have discovered a haul of heavy military equipment including a modified T-55 tank, a white jeep of the kind used by Daesh (ISIS)*during its campaigns across Syria and Iraq, and heavy weapons including recoilless rifles, mortar launchers, heavy machine guns and boxes of ammunition of various calibers, SANA has reported. The find comes following operations in June to clear the remnants of terrorist militias hiding out in rural Hama, with the Syrian army reportedly deploying its elite Tiger Forces formation to the… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Syria

Russian Air Force launches massive attack after militants allegedly target Hmeimim Airbase

Published 2019-08-05 18:38:51 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:20 P.M.) – The Russian Air Force has launched a massive attack on northeastern Latakia after they alleged the militants fired several missiles towards the Hmeimim Airbase. According to reports from the Latakia Governorate, the Russian Air Force conducted several airstrikes over the jihadist-held towns of Kabani and Sirmaniyeh, along with a number of sites in the Jabal Al-Akrad region. Prior to these airstrikes, the Russian Ministry of Defense accused the jihadists of launching several missiles towards the Hmeimim Airbase, causing a number of explosions in the process. Despite these claims, the militants have denied firing any missiles… Read on ->

Tags: Hmeimim, Idlib, Latakia, Syria

Breaking: Syrian Air Force resumes attack after 4 day absence

Published 2019-08-05 16:50:10 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:20 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) has just launched a new attack over northern Syria, marking the first time since Thursday that they have bombed the militant-held areas. According to a report from northwestern Hama, the Syrian Air Force bombed the militant-held town of Khan Sheikhoun in the southern countryside of the Idlib Governorate. The report said the Syrian Air Force used both attack helicopters and their L-39 Albatross military aircraft to bomb the Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham-held town in southern Idlib. In addition to targeting southern Idlib, the Syrian Air Force has also struck the… Read on ->

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Tags: Hama, Syria

Syrian military cancels truce in northern Syria, will resume operations

Published 2019-08-05 16:13:05 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 P.M.) – The Syrian military released a statement this afternoon that accused the militants of violating the truce in northwestern Syria and attacking civilians. As a result of this, the Syrian military command announced that they will be cancelling the truce and resuming their operations against the militant forces in northwestern Syria. While the army command did not give a date for the resumption of their offensive, it is very likely soon as they will begin launching airstrikes over the Hama and Idlib governorates. The military’s statement contrasted the previous information given to Al-Masdar from the Syrian… Read on ->

Tags: Syria

Syrian Army uncovers large network of militant tunnels in Hama: video

Published 2019-08-05 15:34:34 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) uncovered a large network of militant tunnels inside the recently captured town of Hasraya in northern Hama. According to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), the tunnels were found after they expelled the militants of Jaysh Al-Izza and Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham from the town of Hasraya last week. Inside these tunnels were several rooms and a large stockpile of weapons and ammunition rounds, the SANA report added. The video below not only shows the tunnels, but proves that the Syrian Arab Army is in fact control of Hasraya; this was… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Hasraya, Syria

Iraqi Army begins 3rd phase of operation against ISIS

Published 2019-08-05 15:06:04 by News Desk in Iraq

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:45 P.M.) – The Iraqi Armed Forces have begun the third phase of “Operation Will of Victory” (Arada Al-Nasr), which targets the remaining Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) sleeper cells in Iraq. The Deputy Commander of the Joint Operations of Iraq, Special Forces Team, Abdel-Emir Rashid Yarallah, told the Sputnik News Agency in a statement on Monday that the Iraqi Armed Forces had begun the third phase of the operation, with the primary target being the Diyala countryside. “Under the guidance of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces and under the supervision of the Joint Operations Command, the third phase… Read on ->

Tags: Diyala, Iraq

Syrian Army spy films from jihadist-held southern Aleppo before site is attacked: video

Published 2019-08-05 14:19:33 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 P.M.) – A Syrian Arab Army (SAA) filmed from a key area in southern Aleppo that is currently under the control of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham. In the video, the Syrian Army spy films from the ICARDA Farms, as he moves freely through the jihadist-held area north of the Idlib Governorate’s border. The ICARDA Farms area has been one of the most heavily targeted areas in northwestern Syria, especially in the Aleppo Governorates. Its location along the Idlib-Aleppo Highway makes it a high priority target for the Syrian and Russian air forces. The Syrian and Russian air forces… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Syria

Suspected Russian Special Forces operation eliminates several foreign Al-Qaeda members in Idlib

Published 2019-08-05 13:35:42 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:20 P.M.) – For the second time in a week, a suspected Russian Special Forces operation was carried out behind jihadist lines in the Idlib Governorate. According to a source from the Syrian military, the Russian Special Forces snuck behind enemy lines in the Al-Ghaab Plain, where they later ambushed the Al-Qaeda-linked Hurras Al-Deen group. The source said the specific location of the Russian attack was Khirbat Al-Naqous, which is close to the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) front-lines in the Al-Ghaab Plain region of the Idlib Governorate. He would add that the special operation resulted in the death… Read on ->

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Tags: Idlib, Russia, Syria

Revived Iranian destroyer to be equipped with vertical launch missiles: report

Published 2019-08-05 13:16:21 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:00 P.M.) – A recently revived Iranian naval destroyer will be fitted with a vertical launch missile system, an Iranian commander stated, as reported by the Tasnim News Agency. According to the commander of the Iranian Navy Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzad, the domestically-made Damavand destroyer, which crashed in January, will be returning to service soon and will possess a vertical missile system. “The destroyer has been fully revived and this has been done in 18 months,” the commander said on the sidelines of the opening ceremony of the Depth competition of the 2019 International Army Games on Kish… Read on ->

Tags: Iran

India sends thousands of reinforcements to Kashmir: report

Published 2019-08-05 12:54:57 by News Desk in World-News

The Indian government on Monday sent at least 8,000 additional paramilitary troops to Jammu and Kashmir after the president revoked a constitutional article granting a special status to the contested state, NDTV broadcaster reported, citing sources. Additional troops are being carried by C-17 transport planes of the Indian Air Force to Srinagar, which is the largest city in the state, the NDTV broadcaster reported. The troops are set to ensure increased security and will add to the over 35,000 soldiers that were sent there over the last week. Earlier in the day, Article 370 of the Indian constitution, which grants… Read on ->

Tags: India, Kashmir, Pakistan

Complete map of Syrian War: update

Published 2019-08-05 12:20:17 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – Not much has changed between the months of June and July, despite some advances by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in northern Hama. These advances helped the Syrian Arab Army seal off the northwestern corridor of the Hama Governorate since the first major militant offensive in the region. However, despite their advances in Hama, the Syrian Arab Army was unable to achieve the same type of success in the Latakia Governorate, as the key town of Kabani still remains firmly in the hands of the jihadist rebels. Since the Syrian Arab Army’s advance in Hama,… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Deir_Ezzor Latakia, Hama, Idlib, Syria

Asma Al-Assad has fully recovered from cancer

Published 2019-08-05 11:43:30 by News Desk in Syria

Asma Assad has defeated breast cancer after a year of treatment, the press service of Syria’s presidential palace happily tweeted. “After completing the fight against cancer, which she began a year ago with all her strength and faith, the Syrian leadership and the presidential office congratulate Ms. Asma Assad on her victory over the disease,” the publication said. It is noted that the spouse of the Syrian leader thanked the citizens who supported her and expressed a wish that everyone afflicted cancer could recover. “My journey has ended… I totally conquered cancer,” Asma said in a interview. Assad’s wife became… Read on ->

Tags: Syria

Breaking: Syrian Army gives militants until end of Eid to withdraw from demilitarized zone

Published 2019-08-05 11:02:55 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:45 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is giving the militants until the end of Eid (August 16th) to withdraw from the demilitarized zone in northwestern Syria, an official source from the military told Al-Masdar News this morning. According to the source, the Syrian Arab Army will continue to target the militants inside the demilitarized zone until they withdraw. He added that the Syrian Arab Army has concentrated their strikes on the towns of Kafr Zita, Al-Latamnah, Khan Sheikhoun, and Zakah in northern Hama and southern Idlib.   Prior to this, the Russian Ministry of Defense gave… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Idlib, Syria

Turkey informs US, Russia about upcoming military operation in eastern Euphrates region: Erdogan

Published 2019-08-05 10:01:40 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

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BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:25 A.M.) – Turkey is planning to launch a large-scale military operation against the People’s Protection Units (YPG) in northern Syria, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan confirmed on Sunday. Erdogan stated that he has informed his Russian and U.S. counterparts about the military operation, which he said would specifically target areas controlled by the YPG and the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). “We entered Afrin, Jarabulus, and Al-Bab [in northern Syria], and now we’re going to enter east of the Euphrates,” Recep Tayyip Erdogan told an inauguration ceremony in Bursa. “We shared this [information] with the U.S. and Russia,”… Read on ->

Tags: Euphrates, Syria, Turkey

Israeli military aircraft almost entered Syrian airspace, prompting potential confrontation: media

Published 2019-08-05 09:28:03 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 A.M.) – An Israeli reconnaissance aircraft almost entered Syrian airspace on Sunday, prompting a potential confrontation between the two forces, the Russian aviation website Avia.Pro reported. “A few hours ago, an Israeli military reconnaissance aircraft was in the Golan Heights’ (the territory occupied by Israel) airspace, approaching the Syrian borders at a distance of 7 kilometers, making it an extremely fat target even for outdated Syrian systems air defense,” the aviation website reported. “We can say with confidence that the pro-Syrian forces would not have left the Israeli reconnaissance aircraft a single chance if the latter had… Read on ->

Tags: Golan, Israel, Syria

Key foreign jihadist commander assassinated in Idlib

Published 2019-08-05 09:09:20 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 A.M.) – An important commander in the Hurras Al-Deen group was recently assassinated at the town of Taftanaz in the Idlib countryside. According to reports from opposition activists, the Hurras Al-Deen official in the Hurras Al-Deen group was assassinated on Sunday when his vehicle was targeted by an improvised explosive device in Taftanaz. The terrorist official was identified as Abu Al-Walid Al-Tunisi, a Tunisian national that has held several roles during the Syrian conflict. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack; however, opposition activists have accused the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) sleeper cells in Idlib for the… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria

Ceasefire deal expires in northwestern Syria, both sides resume attacks

Published 2019-08-05 08:19:15 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 A.M.) – The militant forces in northwestern Syria have refused to withdraw from the 20-kilometer-deep demilitarized zone around the Aleppo, Latakia, Hama, and Idlib governorates. As a result of this withdrawal, the hostilities along the demilitarized zone have once again restarted, with both sides trading attacks along the Idlib-Hama axis. According to a most a recent report from the Hama Governorate, the Syrian Arab Army unleashed a barrage of artillery and missiles towards the militant-held towns of Zakah, Al-Latamnah, and Kafr Zita. However, the hostilities have hardly dissipated since the conditional ceasefire was put in place last… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Idlib, Syria

Israel unveils 3 prototypes of next generation tanks: video

Published 2019-08-05 07:52:32 by News Desk in Middleeast

The Israeli Defence Ministry showcased in a recently released video three prototypes of new battle tanks that could replace the Merkavas in the future. The three different models were developed by three major Israeli military contractors, Elbit, Rafael, and Israel Aerospace Industries, within the Carmel armoured fighting vehicle (AFV) project. According to the Defence Ministry’s statement, the idea behind the project was to develop a more “agile, effective, innovative, compact, easy-to-manoeuvre” tank that would cost relatively little. “The purpose of the programme was to develop the technology necessary for the ‘combat field of the future’, maintaining operational superiority via technological superiority”, the… Read on ->

Tags: Israel

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