Syrian Army cuts the last militant supply lines to the northern countryside of Hama; thus, leaving the militants fully besieged.

This is a summary of 11 AMN articles on the following subjects: Idlib, Syria, Ansarallah, Yemen, Azerbaijan, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Hama, Latakia.

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Latest map and field update from southern Idlib battle

Published 2019-08-21 22:29:17 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:10 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) scored a major victory in the southern countryside of the Idlib Governorate this week when the jihadist rebels abandoned several areas, including the strategic city of Khan Sheikhoun. Since the militant withdrawal from Khan Sheikhoun, the Syrian Arab Army has moved into the city and begun clearing the empty neighborhoods, while also securing other areas east of the city. According to a military source near the front-lines, the Syrian Arab Army has completed the siege of northern Hama after capturing several points near the town of Al-Ta’manah in the southern… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria

Syrian Army completes encirclement of militants, Turkish Army in southern Idlib

Published 2019-08-21 19:12:52 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:45 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has completely cutoff the militants from all supply lines in southern Idlib and northern Hama, a source from the military told Al-Masdar this evening. According to the military source, the Syrian Arab Army forces at the Khan Sheikhoun front has met up with the troops near the town of Al-Ta’manah; thus, completing the encirclement of this region in northwestern Syria. In addition to besieging the militants, the Syrian Arab Army has also cutoff the Turkish military at the Morek observation post from all of its supply roads. The Turkish military… Read on ->

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Tags: Idlib, Syria

Ansarallah forces release first scenes from downed US drone over Yemen

Published 2019-08-21 18:54:51 by News Desk in Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:40 P.M.) – The Ansarallah forces have released a new video showing the destruction of a U.S. MQ-9 drone that was shot down over the Dhamar Governorate in Yemen. “The missile, which downed the drone, was modernized on the spot and will soon be shown at a press conference,” the movement’s spokesperson said, as quoted by Masirah TV. He warned that the Saudi-led Arab coalition “should think a thousand times before invading Yemen’s airspace,” because the rebels had the opportunity to prevent alien aircraft from appearing in the skies over Yemen. Yemen, a small nation in the south of… Read on ->

Tags: Ansarallah, Yemen

US transporting Israeli drones to Azerbaijan to attack Iraq: Hashd Al-Shaabi commander

Published 2019-08-21 18:39:22 by News Desk in Iraq, Middleeast

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:45 P.M.) – The commander of Hashd Al-Sha’abi (var. Popular Mobilization Units), Abu Mahdi Al-Mohandis, accused the U.S. of moving Israeli drones to Azerbaijan to target Iraq and Iran. “Trump is considering various ways to violate Iraq’s sovereignty and target Hashd Al-Sha’abi,” the Hashd Al-Sha’abi commander said. “We have accurate and confirmed information that this year, the Americans introduced four Israeli drones via Azerbaijan to operate within the U.S. fleet to carry out sorties that target the Iraqi military headquarters,” Mohandis continued. “We also have other information, maps and recordings of all types of American aircraft when they… Read on ->

Tags: Azerbaijan, Iran, Iraq, Israel

Breaking: Syrian Army entering Khan Sheikhoun from all axes to take control of city

Published 2019-08-21 18:19:11 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army has begun entering Khan Sheikhoun from all axes in a bid to secure the city, a military source told Al-Masdar News moments ago. According to the source, the Syrian Army are combing through Khan Sheikhoun and hoping to secure the city within the next day. He added that some neighborhoods in the northern part of the city were already secured after they entered, but they had not moved their forces until now. Despite media claims on Tuesday, the Syrian Arab Army never had control of Khan Sheikhoun; they had only cut… Read on ->

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Tags: Hama, Idlib, Syria

Ansarallah forces launch large-scale attack inside southern Saudi Arabia: video

Published 2019-08-21 17:57:17 by News Desk in Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:30 P.M.) – The Ansarallah forces launched a large-scale attack inside the Asir region of Saudi Arabia this week, targeting a number of sites under the control of the Saudi-led Coalition. According to the offical media wing of the Ansarallah forces, their troops stormed the Majazah al-Sharqiyah area, where they later captured a number of points from the Saudi-led Coalition. The entire operation was captured on film by their official media wing (video below):

Tags: Ansarallah, Yemen

Russian choppers hunt down jihadists in northeastern Latakia: video

Published 2019-08-21 17:31:12 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:30 P.M.) – The Russian Air Force has recently stepped up their attacks against the jihadist rebels in northeastern countryside of the Latakia Governorate, as their allies from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) continue their offensive at Kabani. Using both their helicopters and jets, the Russian Air Force has been relentlessly targeting the jihadists from Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and the Turkestan Islamic Party in the Jabal Al-Akrad region of Latakia. These airstrikes have helped propel the Syrian Army’s 4th Armored Division to the outskirts of Kabani, where they are working to capture the last points before entering… Read on ->

Tags: Latakia, Syria

First footage of Iran’s Bavar 373 air defense system

Published 2019-08-21 16:24:48 by News Desk in Iran

The Iranian military promised to formally unveil the advanced air defence system, which has been undergoing testing since 2017, later this week; the defence industry started work on the project in 2010 as a result of UN Security Council sanctions against the country over its alleged nuclear programme. Iranian media have revealed the first footage of the operation of the Bavar 373, a mobile air defence system with a reported maximum range of 200 km, the ability to launch a variety of missile types, and a flight ceiling of up to 27 km. The new system is said to be… Read on ->

Tags: Iran

Syrian Army still not in control of Khan Sheikhoun despite media claims

Published 2019-08-21 16:06:53 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:40 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is still not in control of the strategic city of Khan Sheikhoun, despite media claims of the jihadist withdrawal. According to a military source near the front-lines, the Syrian Army entered the northern part of the city, but did not advance past a few neighborhoods in this sector of Khan Sheikhoun. He added that the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham are believed to maintain a presence at the southern entrance of the city. In the last hour, the jihadist rebels have fired several missiles and artillery shells on… Read on ->

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Tags: Idlib, Syria

Syrian Army scores big advance east of Khan Sheikhoun, pocket nearly besieged

Published 2019-08-21 15:39:41 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:15 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) scored a big advance east of the strategic city of Khan Sheikhoun on Wednesday, seizing several sites from the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and Rouse the Believers. Led by the 5th Corps and Republican Guard, the Syrian military began their advance by seizing the key hilltop of Tal Tari, which is located just south of Al-Ta’manah. Following the capture of Tal Tari, the Syrian Army advanced to the Al-Ta’manah axis, where they managed to capture the Tari and Sousah farms, along with the Sugar Factory. According to a… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria

Iraq has proof Israel struck paramilitary base in rare attack

Published 2019-08-21 15:19:11 by News Desk in Iraq, Middleeast, Syria

Explosions that rocked two Iraqi military bases held by the country’s Shi’ite paramilitaries were the result of Israeli unmanned aircraft strikes, a member of the Security and Defence Committee in the Iraqi Parliament, Karim Alaiwi, told Lebanese broadcaster al-Mayadeen. “We have proof that Israeli air forces hit several targets in Iraq, including the al-Saqr and Amerli bases. Israel claims that the Popular Mobilisation Forces have connections to Iran and Lebanon’s Hezbollah,” the lawmaker claimed. According to Alaiwi, the Jewish state is vying to weaken the militias through such airstrikes and even kill their members. He noted that Iraqi airspace is controlled by the US Air Force, indicating… Read on ->

Tags: Iraq, Israel

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