This is a summary of 4 AMN articles on the following subjects: Hama, Idlib, Syria, Russia, Tartous, Turkey.

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Syrian Army captures several areas as last militant lines collapse in southern Idlib

Published 2019-08-22 23:04:16 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:40 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army scored a new advance along the Hama-Idlib axis on Thursday, seizing several sites from the last jihadist rebels in the area. According to a field report from this front, the Syrian Army began the day by capturing the hilltop of Tal Sayyed and the nearby village of Sayyed. Following this advance, the Syrian Army would capture several other areas along the Idlib-Hama axis, including Tal Huwayz, Al-Bashir Driving School, and Wadi Al-Anz. A source near the front-lines told Al-Masdar News that most of the militants that once controlled this area fled… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Idlib, Syria

Large Russian ship carrying tanks heading to Syria: photos

Published 2019-08-22 22:20:39 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:10 P.M.) – A large Russian ship carrying tanks is making its way to the Syrian port city of Tartous, maritime observer Yoruk Isik reported on Thursday. According to Isik, a large Russian ship from the Black Sea Fleet’s 197th Landing Ship Brigade was spotted transiting the Bosphorus Strait en route to the Port of Tartous in western Syria. As pointed out by Isik, the Russian ship is likely carrying tanks to the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), who is involved in a large-scale military operation inside the Idlib, Hama, and Latakia governorates. Over the last few days,… Read on ->

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Tags: Idlib, Russia, Syria, Tartous

Video footage of the Syrian Army inside western Khan Sheikhoun

Published 2019-08-22 21:59:05 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:45 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) entered the strategic city of Khan Sheikhoun from all axes on Wednesday after the jihadist rebels were forced to withdraw due to a series of losses. The Syrian Army was filmed inside the western sector of Khan Sheikhoun on Thursday after securing some neighborhoods. The Syrian Army is now working to clear all explosives left behind by the jihadist rebels inside of Khan Sheikhoun.

Tags: Idlib, Syria

Turkey not withdrawing from observation post despite encirclement

Published 2019-08-22 21:34:16 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

Turkey will maintain its presence at the ninth observation post in the Syrian town of Morek despite the Syrian army regaining control over the city of Khan Sheikhoun, located in the country’s northwestern Idlib province, Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Thursday. “The ninth observation post in the town of Morek remains in its initial point despite the city’s fall. The Syrian army regained control of the city of Khan Sheikhoun,” Aksoy said. He refused to comment when asked how the observation post was supposed to continue functioning after the city moved under Damascus’ control. A local military source said… Read on ->

Tags: Syria, Turkey

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