This is a summary of 10 AMN articles on the following subjects: Idlib, Syria, ISIS, Palmyra, Kabani, Latakia, Russia, Ansarallah, Yemen, Gibraltar, Iran, US.

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Breaking: Syrian Army captures Khan Sheikhoun Farms in southern Idlib

Published 2019-08-17 23:54:23 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:40 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) resumed their offensive in southern Idlib this evening after taking a 24 hour hiatus to secure the areas they recently captured. Led by the Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army began tonight’s attack by storming the Khan Sheikhoun Farms near the strategic city of Khan Sheikhoun. Not long after storming the defenses of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham in this area, the Syrian Arab Army declared that the Khan Sheikhoun Farms were under their control. Following the capture of the Khan Sheikhoun Farms, the Syrian Arab Army began storming the nearby town… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria

ISIS ambush kills several Syrian soldiers near Palmyra

Published 2019-08-17 21:59:24 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:35 P.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIS) carried out a new ambush along the Palmyra-Deir Ezzor Highway this week, targeting a Syrian military convoy as it was traveling east from the ancient city. According to a local report, the Syrian convoy, which was comprised of mostly military personnel from the National Defense Forces (NDF), were traveling along this roadway when a group of Islamic State terrorists ambushed their troops. The report added that a number of soldiers were killed or wounded as a result of this Islamic State ambush. Since the start of 2019, the Islamic State has… Read on ->

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Tags: ISIS, Palmyra, Syria

Frontline footage of Syrian troops advancing at the outskirts of Khan Sheikhoun

Published 2019-08-17 21:28:56 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:15 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is currently at the western outskirts of Khan Sheikhoun city after a series of gains in the southern countryside of Idlib. Led by the Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army scored a new advance on Thursday night when their troops managed to break through the jihadist lines at Madaya. This advance by the Tiger Forces on Thursday night resulted in the capture of several sites, including three towns and one hilltop at the northwestern flank of Khan Sheikhoun city. Since this advance, the Syrian Arab Army has been heavily striking… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria

Russian Air Force launches massive attack on jihadist mountain stronghold

Published 2019-08-17 20:03:56 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:20 P.M.) – There has been little calm at the mountaintop town of Kabani today, as Russian jets and helicopters continue to hammer the jihadist forces inside this militant stronghold in northeastern Latakia. According to a military source in the Latakia Governorate, the Russian Air Force repeatedly struck the positions of the Turkestan Islamic Party and Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham on Saturday. The source added that these strikes inflicted heavy damage on the jihadist defenses, while also killing and wounding many militants in the process. At the same time, the Syrian Arab Army is preparing to launch another big… Read on ->

Tags: Kabani, Latakia, Russia, Syria

Jihadists claim new advance in southern Idlib after launching counter-offensive

Published 2019-08-17 18:37:42 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:10 P.M.) – The jihadist rebels have calaimed a new advance in the southern countryside of the Idlib Governorate today after launching a counter-offensive at the Sukayk axis. Led by Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and Rouse the Believers, the jihadist rebels launched a big attack along the Sukayk axis in southern Idlib on Saturday, targeting several points under the Syrian Arab Army’s control. Just hours after launching the attack, the jihadist rebels alleged that they had captured some points along the Sukayk axis; however, this has not been confirmed. Al-Masdar has reached out to the 5th Corps, who are… Read on ->

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Tags: Idlib, Syria

Ansarallah forces unleash massive missile attack on Saudi Arabia

Published 2019-08-17 18:16:13 by News Desk in Gulf, Middleeast, Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 P.M.) – The Ansarallah forces unleashed a massive attack on Saudi Arabia today, targeting several installations across the Gulf kingdom. According to the official media wing of the Ansarallah forces, their rocket battalion began their attack by launching four Zilzal-1 missiles on a Saudi military post near the Ulab area. The Ansarallah forces would follow up this attack by firing several missiles from their Qassef-2k drones on the Abha Regional Airport in southern Saudi Arabia. However, the biggest attack by the Ansarallah forces would take place at the Shaybah Oil Field and Refinery, where their rocket battalion… Read on ->

Tags: Ansarallah, Yemen

Iranian oil tanker about to leave Gibraltar as US attempts to detain it

Published 2019-08-17 17:56:19 by News Desk in Iran

A shipping agent for Iranian supertanker the Grace 1 has claimed that the vessel is prepared to leave Gibraltar in “24 to 48 hours”, despite a last-minute effort by the United States to seize it again, reported AP. On Saturday the managing director of Astralship, Richard de la Rosa, said logistical preparations had been put into motion, with a new crew of Indian and Ukrainian nationals on standby to take command of the ship. Data from Refinitiv tracking on Saturday briefly showed the Iranian tanker carrying 2.1 million tonnes of Iranian oil had changed its position status off Gibraltar to underway,… Read on ->

Tags: Gibraltar, Iran, US

Russian Air Force eliminates several militant sites in northern Syria: video

Published 2019-08-17 17:17:19 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:00 P.M.) – The Russian Air Force has been heavily targeting the militant positions across northern Syria, hitting several sites belonging to Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and many other jihadist groups. In particular, the Russian Air Force has been concentrated on the jihadist movements and bases along the southern region of the Idlib Governorate; this area has long been under the control of these militant groups. In the video below, the Russian Air Force can be seen targeting several militant sites in the Idlib Governorate: These Russian airstrikes have helped pave the way for the Syrian Arab Army’s… Read on ->

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Tags: Idlib, Russia, Syria

Jihadists launch big counter-offensive in southern Idlib

Published 2019-08-17 16:11:29 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:40 P.M.) – For the third time this week, the jihadist rebels have launched a big counter-offensive to recover the territory they lost in southern Idlib. Led by Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and Rouse the Believers, the jihadist rebels began their counter-offensive by storming the town of Sukayk and its surrounding points. According to a military source near the front-lines, the jihadist rebels have so far failed to crack their lines at Sukayk, despite the fact that they have thrown several militants into the battle. During their first two counter-offensives this week, the jihadists attempted to break through the… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria

US issues court order to seize Iranian oil tanker

Published 2019-08-17 15:49:13 by News Desk in Iran

The US Federal Court in the District of Columbia has issued an arrest warrant for Iranian oil tanker, the Grace 1, the US Department of Justice announced in a statement. “A seizure warrant and forfeiture complaint were unsealed today in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia alleging that Oil Tanker “Grace 1,” all petroleum aboard it and $995,000.00 are subject to forfeiture based on violations of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA), bank fraud statute, and money laundering statute, as well as separately the terrorism forfeiture statute,” the statement reads. “The documents allege a scheme to… Read on ->

Tags: Gibraltar, Iran, US

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