This is a summary of 8 AMN articles on the following subjects: Idlib, Syria, Latakia, Russia, Aleppo, Hmeimim.

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Syrian Army captures 2 new towns as jihadist defenses collapse in southwest Idlib

Published 2019-08-14 23:37:46 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:20 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) continued their advance in the southwestern countryside of the Idlib Governorate this evening, seizing two new towns from the jihadist rebels. Led by the Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army entered the towns of Umm Zeitouna and Kafr Tab after the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham withdrew from the area. According to a military source near the front-lines, the jihadist rebels actually withdrew from these towns earlier in the day; however, the Syrian Army did not enter them until this evening. As a result of this advance, the Syrian… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


Jihadists shoot down Syrian fighter jet in southern Idlib

Published 2019-08-14 23:15:49 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 P.M.) – The jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham shot down a Syrian fighter jet over the southern countryside of the Idlib Governorate earlier today. According to a report from the Syrian military, their Su-22 jet disappeared from radar after carrying out an attack over the southern corridor of the Idlib Governorate. Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham said they managed to shoot down the Su-22 while it was bombing the front-line town of Ta’manah. The jihadists said they captured the pilot in southern Idlib; however, no videos or photos have been released to corroborate these claims. The Syrian military… Read on ->

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Tags: Idlib, Syria


Russian Air Force launches powerful attack on jihadist mountain stronghold

Published 2019-08-14 11:12:20 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 A.M.) – The Russian Air Force launched a massive attack this morning on the key town of Kabani in northeastern Latakia. Using both attack choppers and jets, the Russian Air Force began hammering the jihadist bases and tunnels, causing severe damage to these militant fortifications. According to a military source in the Latakia Governorate, the Russian Air Force is also retaliating for last night’s missile on the Hmeimim Airport near the coastal city of Jableh. While the Russian air defenses were able to foil the militant attack, these missile strikes have only provoked the Russian Air Force… Read on ->

Tags: Latakia, Russia, Syria


Syrian Army closes on jihadist stronghold after seizing new sites in Idlib

Published 2019-08-14 10:07:23 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is quickly approaching the jihadist stronghold of Khan Sheikhoun after a series of gains across the Idlib Governorate. Led by the Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army scored a new advance in the Idlib Governorate last, seizing the hilltop of Tal ‘Aas from the militants of Jaysh Al-Izza and Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham. On Wednesday morning, the Tiger Forces continued their push eastward from Al-Hobeit, capturing two more towns from the militants. According to a military source near the front-lines, the Syrian Arab Army captured the small towns of Khirbat Murshid… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


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Scores of jihadists killed in failed counter-offensive in southern Idlib

Published 2019-08-14 08:54:02 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:15 A.M.) – The jihadist rebels launched a heavy attack in the southern countryside of the Idlib Governorate on Tuesday, targeting the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) defenses at the town of Sukayk and its corresponding hilltop. Led by the “Rouse the Believers” militant group, the jihadist rebels began their attack by sending two suicide bombers towards the Syrian Army’s defenses at the northern axis of Sukayk. Following the suicide attacks, the jihadist rebels stormed the Syrian Army’s positions in a bid to retake Sukayk; this would result in a fierce battle that would last for a short period… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


Russian strikes propel Syrian troops to advance in northeast Latakia

Published 2019-08-14 08:02:27 by News Desk in Syria

BEIURT, LEBANON (7:30 A.M.) – The Russian Air Force has played a crucial role in the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) ongoing offensive in northeastern Latakia, as their helicopters and fighter jets continue to pound the jihadist defenses in the Jabal Al-Akrad region. On Tuesday, the Russian Air Force carried out a multitude of strikes over the northeastern region of Latakia, destroying a number of sites belonging to the jihadist rebels of Hay’t Tahrir Al-Sham and the Turkestan Islamic Party. As a result of these Russian strikes, the Syrian Arab Army’s 4th Armored Division was able to consolidate their gains south… Read on ->

Tags: Latakia, Syria


Heavy clashes breakout between Syrian Army troops and Turkish-backed rebels in east Aleppo

Published 2019-08-14 01:41:07 by News Desk in Syria

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BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:20 A.M.) – Heavy clashes broke out in eastern Aleppo this evening when the Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (TFSA) opened fire on the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) troops outside of Al-Bab city. According to reports from eastern Aleppo, heavy gunfire and shelling was exchanged between the SAA and TFSA troops around the front-line town of Al-Sukkariyah, resulting in a couple of casualties for both parties involved. The most recent reports indicated that clashes are still ongoing between the two parties, but the intensity of these firefights have diminished over the last twenty minutes. They would add that neither… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Syria


Breaking: Jihadist rebels fire several missiles at Russia’s Hmeimim Airport

Published 2019-08-14 01:21:35 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:05 A.M.) – For the third night in a row, the jihadist rebels along the Latakia-Idlib axis have fired grad missiles at Russia’s Hmeimim Airport near the coastal city of Jableh. According to a military source in the area, the Russian air defense sirens went off once the jihadist rockets approached the Hmeimim Airport. The source added that the Russian air defenses once again intercepted all of the militant missiles before they could hit the Hmeimim Airport this evening. The jihadist rebels attempted the same attack on the Hmeimim Airport last night, but were unsuccessful after the Russian air… Read on ->

Tags: Hmeimim, Russia, Syria


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