This is a summary of 9 AMN articles on the following subjects: China, Hong_Kong, Idlib, Syria, NATO, Russia, Deir_Ezzor, Hmeimim, Latakia, Hama.

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Hong Kong protesters detain and beat 2 Chinese journalists: video

Published 2019-08-13 23:32:37 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:20 P.M.) – The Hong Kong protesters on Tuesday detained and beat two Chinese journalists that were reporting from the airport where a demonstration was taking place. One of the detained journalists was a reporter at the Global Times publication, which covers news from all over China and the world.  

Tags: China, Hong_Kong

Breaking: Syrian Army resumes offensive in southwest Idlib, scores new advance

Published 2019-08-13 23:13:26 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) resumed their offensive in southwestern Idlib this evening after repelling a large jihadist attack at the southern corridor of the governorate. Led by the Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army began their attack by storming the small village of Kafr ‘Ayn, which is located just east of the former militant stronghold of Al-Hobeit. Following a short battle with Jaysh Al-Izza and Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham, the Tiger Forces were able to impose full control over Kafr ‘Ayn, forcing the militants to retreat further east this evening. A source from the Syrian… Read on ->

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Tags: Idlib, Syria

NATO F-18 fighter jet chased away from Russian Defense Minister’s plane over Baltic Sea – MoD

Published 2019-08-13 22:17:52 by News Desk in World-News

A NATO F-18 Hornet multirole fighter approached Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu’s plane as it was flying over neutral waters in the Baltic Sea, but was chased off by one of two Su-27 fighters accompanying Shoigu’s aircraft, the Russian Defence Ministry has reported. Shoigu was reportedly flying en route to Moscow from the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad, which is surrounded from the south, east and northeast by NATO members Poland and Lithuania. Footage taken from inside the defence minister’s plane showed the Spanish Air Force F-18 flying alongside the aircraft, before pulling a hard left banking maneuver as a Su-27… Read on ->

Tags: NATO, Russia

JIhadist counter-offensive in southern Idlib ends in complete disaster

Published 2019-08-13 21:35:25 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:15 P.M.) – The jihadist rebels launched a counter-offensive in southern Idlb on Tuesday, targeting the Syrian Arab Army areas recently captured by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA). Led by “Rouse the Believers”, the jihadist rebels began their offensive by sending two suicide bombers towards the defenses of the Syrian Arab Army. Following the suicide attacks, the jihadist rebels began storming the Syrian Arab Army’s defenses in a bid to fracture their front-lines and retake the town of Sukayk and its corresponding hilltop. However, the jihadist attacks would ultimately fail in southern Idlib after several attempts to break… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria

China’s second aircraft carrier can carry 50% more fighter jets than its first

Published 2019-08-13 13:17:31 by News Desk in World-News

China’s second aircraft carrier can carry at least 36 domestically developed J-15 fighter jets, some 50 percent more than the country’s first, state broadcaster reported on Tuesday. China’s first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, can carry 24 J-15 fighter jets, China Central Television (CCTV) reported, noting the new ship’s increased number of fighter jets will add to its already considerable capability. Although the second carrier known as the Type 001A is similar to the Liaoning, it has an optimized flight deck, reduced weapon areas and a smaller superstructure with added deck areas, Li Jie, a Beijing-based naval expert, told the Global Times on… Read on ->

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Tags: China

ISIS launches powerful attack on Syrian Army troops in Deir Ezzor

Published 2019-08-13 12:54:24 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:35 P.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) launched a powerful on the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions inside the Deir Ezzor countryside last night. Under the cover of night, the Islamic State reportedly hit the Syrian Army’s positions in the Badiyah Al-Mayadeen region; this resulted in a heavy firefight between the two parties. According to a military source in the Deir Ezzor Governorate, the Syrian Arab Army suffered three casualties during the terrorist attack, while two members of the Islamic State were killed. The source added that the Islamic State was unable to achieve their main objective, which… Read on ->

Tags: Deir_Ezzor, Syria

Jihadists attack Russia’s largest base in Syria

Published 2019-08-13 09:42:32 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:25 A.M.) – For the second time in the last 48 hours, the jihadist rebels have attacked Russia’s Hmeimim Airbase in southwestern Latakia. According to a statement released by the jihadist group “Rouse the Believers”, their fighters fired a number of grad rockets towards the Hmeimim Airbase near coastal city of Jableh. The Russian Ministry of Defense has yet to issue a statement about the attack; however, the jihadist grad rockets likely failed to reach their target, as the Russian air defenses at the Hmeimim Airbase have remained on high alert. Since the start of August, the jihadist… Read on ->

Tags: Hmeimim, Russia, Syria

Jihadist rebels behead 2 Syrian soldiers in northern Syria

Published 2019-08-13 08:08:55 by News Desk in Syria

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BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:45 A.M.) – A new video has surfaced of the jihadist rebels beheading two captured Syrian Arab Army (SAA) soldiers in the northern region of Syria. Based on the video that was released, the jihadist rebels beheaded the Syrian soldiers in the northeastern part of the Latakia Governorate. The gruesome footage was released on several social media networks, including Twitter and Facebook. Over the last two weeks, the jihadist rebels have suffered several setbacks in northern Syria at the hands of the Syrian Arab Army. The Syrian Army’s offensive has paved the way for their troops to enter… Read on ->

Tags: Latakia, Syria

New video shows Syrian Army operation that led to large-scale advance in Idlib

Published 2019-08-13 07:21:21 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) scored a big advance in the southwestern countryside of the Idlib Governorate this past weekend. Led by the Tiger Forces, the Syrian military meticulously advanced along the Hama-Idlib axis over the weekend, seizing one site after another from the militants. This advance by the Syrian Arab Army eventually led to the capture of Al-Hobeit in southwestern Idlib, marking the first time that they have established a foothold in this part of the governorate since 2014. In the Anna News video below, the Syrian Arab Army’s operation is chronicled from its… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Idlib, Syria

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