This is a summary of 13 AMN articles on the following subjects: Hama, Idlib, Syria, Russia, China, Hmeimim, Latakia, Turkey, US, Germany, Kurds, YPG, India, Kashmir, Pakistan, ISIS.

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Syrian Army storms first strategic town inside of southwest Idlib

Published 2019-08-08 23:27:04 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:10 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army’s offensive is not slowing down in northern Syria, despite the recent influx of Turkish troops in the northern countryside of Hama. Backed by heavy artillery and airstrikes, the Syrian Army made their first push to capture the key town of Al-Hobeit in southwestern Idlib this evening. According to a military source in Hama, the Syrian Army is looking to capitalize on their recent advance in northern Hama by seizing the first strategic town in the Idlib Governorate that is out of their hands. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TrrZYrl1WAE Tonight’s assault on Al-Hobeit is led by… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Idlib, Syria


Russia launches mass production of 5th generation Su-57 stealth fighters

Published 2019-08-08 22:56:40 by News Desk in World-News

Mass production of the fifth-generation Su-57 fighter has started in Russia, the brochure dated to the 80th anniversary of the Sukhoi aircraft manufacturer, read. “Multinational aviation system of the fifth generation, which has highly-intelligent onboard equipment, is barely noticeable and is also characterised by a great line of aerial targets interception and ground targets destruction. Mass production was launched in 2019 and a long-term contract was signed with the Defence Ministry for delivering over 70 aircraft”, the brochure read. Su-57 is a stealth air superiority fighter created by Russia’s Sukhoi Company. The fifth-generation fighter jet, formerly known as Prospective Airborne Complex of Frontline Aviation (PAK… Read on ->

Tags: Russia


Breaking: Syrian Army keeps rolling in northern Hama, new areas captured

Published 2019-08-08 22:26:54 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:10 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) continued their advance in northern Hama this evening after seizing several areas earlier in the day. Led by the Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army attacked a number of points under the control of Jaysh Al-Izza in northern Hama tonight. https://youtu.be/TrrZYrl1WAE According to a military source in northern Hama, the Syrian Arab Army managed to capture the town of Jaysat and nearby Damyoun Farms after a short battle with the militants of Jaysh Al-Izza. With these latest losses, the militants of Jaysh Al-Izza find themselves on the verge of expulsion… Read on ->

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Tags: Hama, Syria


China unveils new version of JH-7 fighter bomber

Published 2019-08-08 21:50:22 by News Desk in World-News

The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force is now flying a new type of warplane that is based on the JH-7 fighter bomber, which Chinese military experts said is likely to have enhanced flight performance and firepower compared to its predecessors. The Chinese Air Force sent multiple types of aircraft, including the JH-7AⅡ, to the Aviadarts competition in Russia under the International Army Games 2019, according to a report by the Xinhua News Agency on Tuesday. The JH-7AⅡ was seen during a static display at the opening ceremony of the competition, the report said. This is the first time this… Read on ->

Tags: China


New video shows the entire Syrian Army operation to capture strategic town in Hama

Published 2019-08-08 21:05:54 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT,  LEBANON (8:45 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has been on a roll since the ceasefire was called off in northwestern Syria, as their troops have captured several areas from Jaysh Al-Izza and Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham. As a result of this operation, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) managed to capture the strategic town of Zakah, which is believed to be the key to the Jaysh Al-Izza strongholds of Kafr Zita and Al-Latamnah in the northern countryside of Hama. In the video below that was released by Anna News on Thursday, August 8th, the Syrian Arab Army’s Tiger Forces… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Syria


Jihadists launch attack on largest Russian base in Syria

Published 2019-08-08 20:32:24 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:10 P.M.) – The jihadist rebels have launched a new attack on the largest Russian airbase in Syria, the Russian Ministry of Defense reported on Thursday. According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, the jihadist rebels in northern Syria launched several rockets towards the Hmeimim Airbase in the Latakia Governorate. “Four rockets were fired with a multiple launcher towards the Russian airbase. At 16:03 Moscow time, they exploded in an inhabited community two kilometers northeast of the Hmeymim airfield. According to the Syrian security agencies, two local residents were killed by terrorist shelling, while four others sustained wounds…. Read on ->

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Tags: Hmeimim, Latakia, Syria


US to withdraw troops from area of Turkish operation: Ankara

Published 2019-08-08 20:14:01 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

US President Donald Trump has promised to withdraw US troops from areas of Kurdish-controlled northern Syria where a Turkish operation will be taking place, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has announced. “In a telephone call with our president, the US president informed us that the US would be vacating the area. We will discuss the question of coordination after the withdrawal takes place. The agreement with the US on the creation of a safe zone is a very important first step,” Cavusoglu said, speaking at a press briefing on Thursday. The foreign minister added that Turkey would not allow the… Read on ->

Tags: Syria, Turkey


Russian choppers, fighter jets swarm jihadist stronghold amid Syrian Army buildup

Published 2019-08-08 19:23:11 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 P.M.) – The Russian Air Force unleashed a large number of airstrikes over the northeastern countryside of the Latakia Governorate, today, targeting a number of hideouts belonging to the jihadists of the Turkestan Islamic Party and Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham. Led by their fighter jets and attack choppers, the Russian Air Force concentrated most of their strikes on the jihadist strongholds of Sirmaniyeh and Kabani. These strikes by the Russian Air Force reportedly destroyed several militant hideouts, along with many tunnels dug by the jihadist forces near the front-lines in northeastern Latakia. At the same time, the Syrian… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Latakia, Russia, Syria


Syrian gov’t rejects US-Turkish safe zone in northern Syria

Published 2019-08-08 18:52:18 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:30 P.M.) – The Syrian government announced on Thursday that they have categorically rejected the recent U.S.-Turkish safe zone agreement that is to be implemented in northern Syria. According to the Syrian Foreign Ministry’s statement, the new safe zone constitutes a flagrant violation of Syria’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. An official source at the Foreign and Expatriates Ministry told SANA on Thursday that “Syria expresses categorical rejection of the agreement announced by the US and Turkish occupations on establishing the so-called (safe zone) which constitutes a blatant aggression against the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Syrian Arab… Read on ->

Tags: Syria, Turkey, US


Syrian Army captures several areas as militants face full expulsion from Hama: map

Published 2019-08-08 18:28:35 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 P.M.) – The militant forces are on their last legs in the Hama Governorate following a string of losses at the hands of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA). Backed by heavy artillery and airstrikes, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched an important attack to secure the southeastern and eastern flank of Kafr Naboudeh this morning. Within hours of launching this attack, the Syrian Arab Army had managed to capture the large hilltop of Tal Sakhar, which had previously been a launching point for the militants on Kafr Naboudeh. In addition to capturing Tal Sakhar, the Syrian Army… Read on ->

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Tags: Hama, Syria


German authorities deport Kurdish citizen to Turkey for waving YPG flag

Published 2019-08-08 01:21:51 by News Desk in Middleeast, Syria, Turkey, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:00 A.M.) – The German authorities have deported a Kurdish citizen to Turkey for waving the flag of the People’s Protection Units (YPG), Kurdistan 24 reported, citing Nordbayern. The Kurdish man, Murat Akgul, 35, is a father of four who had been living in Nurnberg for 30 years before he was subsequently deported to Turkey. Akgul had allegedly waved the YPG’s flag at a protest in Germany, which later prompted the country to deport him this year. However, in a twist of fate, once Akgul arrived in Istanbul, the Turkish authorities had no knowledge about the reason for… Read on ->

Tags: Germany, Kurds, Syria, YPG


Heavy clashes reported between Indian, Pakistani forces in Kashmir

Published 2019-08-08 00:56:03 by News Desk in World-News

Indian and Pakistani troops deployed along the Line of Control in Kashmir exchanged heavy fire, local media reports citing sources in the Indian military. The alleged ceasefire violation took place in the Sunderbani Sector along Line of Control at around 22:15 (local time), with Pakistani forces firing small arms and using mortars, according to an Indian army source. “The Indian Army retaliated befittingly,” the source added. Earlier, Pakistan announced that it had partially closed its airspace for Indian flights until 5 September. The Pakistani foreign ministry also announced the expulsion of the Indian envoy from the country, adding that Pakistan won’t be sending its… Read on ->

Tags: India, Kashmir, Pakistan


Syrian Army inflicts heavy losses in ISIS ranks in central Syria

Published 2019-08-08 00:03:38 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:30 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) struck back against the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) in central Syria, launching several attacks on the terrorist group’s positions in the Badiya Al-Sham region. Using both air and ground strikes, the Syrian Army began their assault by targeting a number of Islamic State terrorists near the T-3 Pumping Station in the eastern part of the Homs Governorate on Wednesday. Following an attack near the T-3 Station, the Syrian military expanded their strikes to the Deir Ezzor Governorate’s western border, where they killed several members of the Islamic State and inflicted heavy… Read on ->

Tags: ISIS, Syria


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