This is a summary of 13 AMN articles on the following subjects: Hama, Syria, Idlib, Syira, Aden, Yemen, Kabani, Latakia, Arctic, Russia, Aleppo, Iran, Israel.

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Syrian Army shoots down large militant drone over Hama: video

Published 2019-08-10 23:56:02 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:40 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) shot down a large militant drone that was circling their positions in the northern countryside of the Hama Governorate on Saturday. The drone was spotted by the Syrian Army during the early afternoon hours and was immediately dropped by their forces upon discovery.

Tags: Hama, Syria

Syrian Army unleashes massive attack to capture southwest Idlib town

Published 2019-08-10 23:25:56 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) unleashed a massive attack this evening to capture the key town of Al-Hobeit in the southwestern countryside of the Idlib Governorate. Led by the Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army has been steadily advancing to Al-Hobeit, seizing a number of sites from the militants of Jaysh Al-Izza and Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham. According to a military source near the front-lines in southwestern Idlib, the Syrian Arab Army has already captured two towns and some farms from the militant forces, while at the same time, heavily bombarding Al-Hobeit from nearby Tal Sakher…. Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syira

UAE-backed forces expel Saudi-backed troops from Yemeni Presidential Palace

Published 2019-08-10 23:09:50 by News Desk in Yemen

The Yemeni Southern Transitional Council has captured the Maashiq presidential palace in the southern port city of Aden, a military source told Sputnik. “The Security Belt Forces, supported by loyal forces, established control over the presidential palace after four days of fighting with its guards”, the source said. He pointed out that the Saudi forces had retreated from the palace to the coalition’s military base of al Barika, west of Aden. Yemeni Deputy Foreign Minister Mohammed Hadrami has described the incident as a coup. The reports come after at least 30 people were reportedly killed during clashes inside a camp of security… Read on ->

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Tags: Aden, Yemen

Turkish suicide bomber kicks off jihadist counter-offensive in southern Idlib

Published 2019-08-10 22:34:59 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:10 P.M.) – Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham launched a counter-offensive this evening after losing the hilltop of Tal Sukayk in the southern countryside of the Idlib Governorate. The jihadist group’s counter-offensive against the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) began with a suicide attack carried out by a Turkish militant named Khaled Al-Turkish. A powerful explosion could be seen at Tal Sukayk after the jihadist drove his vehicle into the Syrian Arab Army’s defenses. The jihadist group’s official media wing released a video shortly after the attack, showing the powerful explosion at Tal Sukayk (link below): According to a military… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria

Breaking: Syrian Army captures new village inside southwest Idlib

Published 2019-08-10 21:30:07 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has continued their advance in the southwestern countryside of Idlib tonight, targeting a village located near the Hama border. According to a report from northwestern Syria, the Syrian Arab Army captured the town of Mughar Al-Hamam after advancing east of the Hama Governorate border. The village is located northwest of the town of Al-Hobeit, which is currently under attack by the Syrian Arab Army in the southwestern countryside of the Idlib Governorate. The Syrian Arab Army restarted their offensive in northwestern Syria on Monday after the conditional ceasefire with the… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria

Syrian Army picking apart militant defenses in southwest Idlib

Published 2019-08-10 18:55:51 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:15 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is picking away at the militant defenses in southwestern Idlib as they approach the town of Al-Hobeit near the Hama border. According to a military source near the front-lines, the Syrian Arab Army has been meticulously advancing towards Al-Hobeit these last 48 hours, while hammering the militant supply lines from the town of Khan Sheikhoun. Also participating in this attack is the Russian Air Force, who has carried out several airstrikes over the southwestern region of the Idlib Governorate these past 48 hours. Below is a video showing the Syrian… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria

Syrian Army scores important advance in northeast Latakia after heavy clashes

Published 2019-08-10 18:19:20 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:45 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has scored a major advance in the northeastern countryside of the Latakia Governorate, today, after an unsuccessful operation on Friday. Led by the elite 42nd Brigade (Ghiath Forces) of the 4th Armored Division, the Syrian Arab Army began their assault by storming the five hills under jihadist control in the Zuwayqat Mountain of northeast Latakia. According to a field report from northeastern Latakia, the 42nd Brigade, alongside several former rebels, managed to capture three sites from the jihadists, including Hill 121. The Syrian Arab Army is now two hills away… Read on ->

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Tags: Kabani, Latakia, Syria

Russia’s Northern Fleet kicks off large-scale drills to search for enemy subs in Arctic

Published 2019-08-10 17:54:41 by News Desk in World-News

The Northern Fleet’s warships have deployed to the boundary of the Barents and Norwegian Seas in naval maneuvers to search for a notional enemy’s submarines, the Fleet’s press office reported on Friday. “The Northern Fleet’s anti-subsurface warfare forces have launched a large-scale exercise to neutralize a threat from a notional enemy’s submarines in the medium maritime zone. Two surface action groups comprising the small anti-submarine warfare ships Brest, Snezhnogorsk, Yunga and Onega from the Kola All-Arms Force Flotilla and the Belomorsk naval base have deployed to the boundary of the Barents and Norwegian Seas,” the statement says. During the naval… Read on ->

Tags: Arctic, Russia

Syrian Army storms strategic town in northeastern Latakia

Published 2019-08-10 16:52:56 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:30 P.M.) – For the second day in a row, the Syrian Arab Army has stormed the strategic town of Kabani in the northeastern countryside of the Latakia Governorate. According to a military report from Latakia, the operation is being led by the 4th Armored Division, with support from the Republican Guard and National Defense Forces (NDF). Some gains have been reported by pro-government accounts on social media; however, nothing has been confrimed by the army at this time. On Friday, the Syrian Arab Army launched a similar attack on Kabani, but their forces were unable to breach… Read on ->

Tags: Latakia, Syria

Syrian Army makes first advance into southern Idlib: map

Published 2019-08-10 16:21:35 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) made their first advance into the southern corridor of the Idlib Governorate, today, after launching a surprise attack on the town of Sukayk near the Hama border. Backed by Russian airstrikes, the Syrian Arab Army was able to advance north of ‘Atshan in a bid to capture Sukayk and its corresponding hilltop from the militants of Jaysh Al-Izza. The attack would ultimately pay off as the Syrian military’s Tiger Forces managed to capture both Tal Sukayk and the town of Sukayk after a short battle with the militants in southern… Read on ->

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Tags: Idlib, Syria

Kurdish forces kill 8 Turkish-backed fighters in east Aleppo raid: video

Published 2019-08-10 16:00:20 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:45 P.M.) – The Kurdish-led Afrin Liberation Forces carried out a successful night operation this week against a group of Turkish-backed rebels in the northern countryside of the Aleppo Governorate. According to the Twitter account of the Afrin Liberation Forces, their troops raided a post held by the Turkish-backed Jabhat Al-Shamiya militant group in the town of Al-Bab. The Afrin Liberation Forces said they killed eight members of Jabhat Al-Shamiya in the militant stronghold of Al-Bab during their successful raid on the night of August 9th. Below is a video of the night raid that was released by… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Syria

‘Smoke will rise from Tel Aviv’: Iran warns Israel against joining US naval mission

Published 2019-08-10 15:34:47 by News Desk in Iran

Senior Advisor to the Iranian Parliament, Speaker Hossein Amir Abdollahian has cautioned Israel against taking part in a planned US maritime coalition on his Twitter,warning the Jewish state that it will suffer the consequences otherwise. “If Israel enters the Strait of Hormuz, it will be engulfed in the wrath of the region and its smoke will rise from Tel Aviv”, he said. Amir Abdollahian further advised the US and its allies to abandon the idea of their military mission in the Persian Gulf, arguing that it will not bring peace and safety to the region as they claim. “Iran has a… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Israel

Syrian Army enters southern Idlib with new advance

Published 2019-08-10 14:45:44 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:20 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) caught the militants in southern Idlib off guard, today, as they launched a surprise attack at the town front-line town of Sukayk. Led by the Tiger Forces, the Syrian Army was able to overpower the militants at Sukayk this afternoon, forcing them to abandon their posts and retreat north towards the nearby town of Ta’manah. In addition to capturing Sukayk, the Syrian Arab Army also managed to capture its corresponding hilltop, which has given them full security over the town. Today’s new advance comes at the same time that other… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Idlib, Syria

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