This is a summary of 9 AMN articles on the following subjects: Latakia, Syria, Lebanon, US, Idlib, Bahrain, Hama, Hezbollah, Iran, IRGC, Israel.

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Syrian Army in action against jihadists in northeastern Latakia: video

Published 2019-08-15 12:14:48 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched a new offensive last week to capture the key town of Kabani in northeastern Latakia. Since launching this offensive, the Syrian Arab Army has managed to capture several points from the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and the Turkestan Islamic Party. The Syrian Army is now working to capture the last points under the control of the jihadist rebels south of Kabani. In the video below, the Syrian Arab Army can be seen taking on the jihadist rebels near the strategic town of Kabani in the Jabal Al-Akrad… Read on ->

Tags: Latakia, Syria

Lebanese Army receives 150 new Humvees from US

Published 2019-08-15 11:58:05 by News Desk in Lebanon

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:30 A.M.) – The U.S. has donated 150 Humvees to the Lebanese Army, the military said in a communique on Wednesday evening. The Lebanese Army said the U.S. also provided them with more than 5 million rounds of ammunition, along with night vision goggles and radios. This latest transfer of military equipment to Lebanon comes months after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo threatened to halt the transfer of weapons to the Levantine state because of Hezbollah’s presence. Since 2006, the U.S. has provided Lebanon with more than $2 billion in military assistance. Lebanon receives most of their… Read on ->

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Tags: Lebanon, US

Jihadists beat back Syrian Army attack at key hilltop in Idlib

Published 2019-08-15 11:23:56 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) made another push to capture the key hilltop of Tal Tari in the southern countryside of the Idlib Governorate last night. According to a military source near the front-lines in Idlib, the Syrian Army failed to advance at Tal Tari after several hours of fighting with the jihadist rebels of Rouse the Believers. The source added that the Syrian Army suffered more than ten casualties during the battle for Tal Tari. Since Sunday, the Syrian Army has attempted to capture Tal Tari from the jihadist rebels; however, Rouse the Believers… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria

Bahrain to purchase US-made Patriot missile system

Published 2019-08-15 10:54:43 by News Desk in Middleeast

Bahrain has agreed to buy the US-built Patriot anti-aircraft and missile interceptor system, the Raytheon Company said in a press release. “Bahrain signed an agreement to purchase Raytheon’s… Patriot air and missile defense system from the US Army”, the release said. “This letter of offer and acceptance allows the US government to begin contract negotiations with Raytheon for… an undisclosed quantity of systems and missiles”. The release said that the venerable Patriot Integrated Air and Missile Defence Systemwas designed to defend against ballistic missiles, cruise missiles and manned and unmanned aircraft. “Patriot is continually modernized, enhanced and upgraded, through this 17-nation… Read on ->

Tags: Bahrain, US

Militants lose several fighters and equipment in southern Idlib town: video

Published 2019-08-15 10:25:48 by News Desk in Syria

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BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:10 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) captured the small town of Kafr Ayn in southern Idlib on Tuesday evening. Led by the Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army was involved in a fierce battle with the militants at Kafr Ayn; this would result in the loss of several fighters from Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and Jaysh Al-Izza. Furthermore, the Syrian Army was able to destroy a militant tank and a couple technical vehicles before they took control of this small town located near the strategic city of Khan Sheikhoun. In the short video below, some militant corpses… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria

Turkish forces on the verge of being encircled in northern Hama

Published 2019-08-15 09:43:11 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:20 A.M.) – The recent advances by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in northern Hama and southern Idlib has left a large number of militants and several Turkish soldiers on the verge of being encircled in this region. Over the last 48 hours, the Syrian Arab Army has managed to advance to the western outskirts of Khan Sheikhoun, while another military force makes the push towards the city’s eastern flank. With several towns still under militant control south of Khan Sheikhoun, the Syrian Army is looking to isolate these areas from their main supply line and besiege the… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Syria

Jihadist rebels capture Syrian pilot after downing jet over Idlib

Published 2019-08-15 08:04:31 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:30 A.M.) – The jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham shot down a Syrian Air Force jet over the southern countryside of the Idlib Governorate on Wednesday. According to the Syrian military, the air force lost contact with the Su-22 jet that was carrying out a bombing mission over southern Idlib. The Su-22 was reportedly shot down yesterday afternoon by Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham over the front-line town of Ta’manah. Once the aircraft crashed, the pilot was missing for several hours before he was captured by Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham last night. The jihadist group’s official media wing later released… Read on ->

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Tags: Idlib, Syria

Breaking: Syrian Army captures another town in southern Idlib

Published 2019-08-15 01:22:46 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:10 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has seized another town in the southern countryside of Idlib this evening after a short battle with the jihadist rebels in the area. According to a military source in the Hama Governorate, the Syrian Army captured the town of Harsh Abdeen after advancing north of the recently seized town of Al-Hobeit in southern Idlib. Following the capture of Harsh Abdeen, the Syrian Army reportedly entered the nearby town of Abdeen; they are now engaged in a firefight with the militants there. Since the Syrian Army resumed their offensive in southern… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria

IRGC commander says Hezbollah can ‘wipe Zionist regime of the map by itself’

Published 2019-08-15 00:12:16 by News Desk in Lebanon, Iran, Middleeast

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 A.M.) – The commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Major General Hossein Salami, stated on Wednesday, that Hezbollah does not need Iran’s assistance against Israel, claiming that they have the ability to destroy the latter by themselves. “They (the US and its allies) intended to undermine Iran’s regional influence, but everyone witnessed how this policy backfired to increase Iran’s influence and a united front was formed against the Zionist regime,” Salami said, as quoted by the Fars News Agency. “The Lebanese Hezbollah has now developed such an extent of power through the experience of confrontation… Read on ->

Tags: Hezbollah, Iran, IRGC, Israel, Lebanon

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