This is a summary of 8 AMN articles on the following subjects: Idlib, Syria, China, Hama, Iran, Kabani, Latakia, Euphrates, Russia.

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Syrian Army tanks enters Idlib after new advance in Hama: video

Published 2019-08-09 20:40:21 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:20 P.M.) – A Syrian Arab Army (SAA) was filmed entering the Idlib Governorate on Friday after the military’s recent advances in northern Hama. The Syrian Arab Army was able to enter the Idlib Governorate’s southwestern countryside after they seized the key hilltop of Tal Sakher. https://youtu.be/87MTCHUAYd4 Since capturing Tal Sakher, the Syrian Arab Army has secured the eastern sector of Kafr Naboudeh and moved their forces towards the town of Al-Hobeit. The Syrian Arab Army is currently attacking Hobeit in a bid to expel the remaining Jaysh Al-Izza militants from the area. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4S0uk8lkO8 At the same time,… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


China’s H-6 heavy bomber to be armed with hypersonic missiles

Published 2019-08-09 20:14:36 by News Desk in World-News

The main mission objective of China’s H-6K bomber is to strike key strategic points deep within enemy territories, the state broadcaster revealed, leading experts to predict that the warplane could eventually be armed with hypersonic weapons that can destroy hostile military hubs 3,000 kilometers away within minutes. Together with J-20 stealth fighters, H-6Ks could devastate the enemy’s fighting capability even before a war gets fully underway, analysts said. “In a war, our main objective is to launch attacks on an enemy’s deep and vital positions, paralyzing their facilities. This is what we especially excel at,” said H-6K pilot Li Ping,… Read on ->

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Tags: China


Russian Air Force destroys militant tank during Syrian Army offensive in Hama: video

Published 2019-08-09 18:52:38 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:35 P.M.) – The Russian Air Force destroyed a militant tank during the Syrian Arab Army’s recent advance in the northern countryside of the Hama Governorate. In a short video released on Friday, the Russian Ministry of Defense showed their air force destroying the militant tank in an indisclosed part of the northern countryside of the Hama Governorate. https://youtu.be/P_6-ezpnp9M

Tags: Hama, Syria


Alleged CIA spy ring ‘busted’ by Iran tried to gather intel on Iranian oil sales – report

Published 2019-08-09 17:47:47 by News Desk in Iran

The alleged CIA spy ring that Iran claims to have dismantled in June was trying to gather intelligence on the Islamic Republic’s oil sales, The New York Times reported, citing unnamed traders. According to the media outlet, many of the 17 people accused of spying for the US Central Intelligence Agency had allegedly worked in the oil and energy sector as traders and brokers. These suspects reportedly came under scrutiny due to their contacts with foreigners during their trips abroad. The NYT cited unnamed oil traders as claiming that the foreigners, who supposedly work on behalf of the United States, went as far as to offer… Read on ->

Tags: Iran


Syrian Army storms jihadist mountain stronghold in Latakia

Published 2019-08-09 16:45:22 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:25 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched a new attack on the jihadist mountain stronghold of Kabani, today, after a heavy overnight bombardment of the town by the Russian and Syrian air forces. Led by the 4th Armored Division, the Syrian Arab Army reportedly began their assault on Kabani at dawn, prompting an intense confrontation with the jihadist groups controlling the town. According to a source from the 4th Division, the Syrian Army is still engaged in a fierce battle with the jihadists of the Turkestan Islamic Party and Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham; however, no advances have… Read on ->

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Tags: Kabani, Latakia, Syria


US-backed forces attack Syrian gov’t oil vessel in eastern Euphrates: video

Published 2019-08-09 16:05:43 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:40 P.M.) – A Syrian government oil vessel came under attack recently while traveling through the eastern region of the Euphrates River Valley. According to the pro-opposition Euphrates Post, the government vessel was attempting to transport smuggled oil along the Euphrates River when it came under attack by from the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces. As shown in the video below, the government vessel is engulfed with smoke after the U.S.-backed forces targeted the ferry as it was traveling along the vast river. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=xxbb5VO4O0M The U.S. and its Western allies have imposed strict sanctions on Syria in order to… Read on ->

Tags: Euphrates, Syria


Russian Special Forces spotted near front-lines in northern Hama: photos

Published 2019-08-09 15:36:47 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:15 P.M.) – The Russian Special Forces were recently spotted near the front-lines in the northern countryside of the Hama Governorate. In three photos released by the Anna News Agency on Friday, the Russian Special Forces can be seen taking up positions near the front-lines in Hama; however, no enemy forces are within sight. https://twitter.com/annanews_info/status/1159753423325188096 These photos from the Anna News Agency were released just days after sources from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) told Al-Masdar that the Russian Special Forces had carried out at least two attacks behind enemy lines in northwestern Syria. The Russian Special Forces… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Russia, Syria

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Russian Air Force lets loose several strikes on jihadist mountain stronghold

Published 2019-08-09 01:43:45 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:10 A.M.) – The Russian Air Force continued their aerial campaign over the Latakia Governorate this evening, targeting several areas under the control of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and the Turkestan Islamic Party. Using both attack choppers and fighter jets, the Russian Air Force unleashed a flurry of airstrikes this evening that targeting the jihadist mountain stronghold of Kabani and the nearby town of Sirmaniyeh. The Russian Air Force reportedly attacked a network of tunnels used by the jihadist forces in this part of the Zuwayqat Mountains of northeastern Latakia. Kabani is the last major jihadist stronghold in the… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Latakia, Syria


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