This is a summary of 17 AMN articles on the following subjects: Hama, Idlib, Latakia, Syria, Hezbollah, Israel, Lebanon, Russia, Tartous, Deir_Ezzor, ISIS, Erdogan, Turkey, Morek, Afrin, Aleppo, Iran, Netanyahu, Baltic, IRGC.

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Syrian Army troops amassing in Al-Ghaab as 2nd phase of offensive approaches

Published 2019-08-27 22:29:48 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army has begun amassing troops in the southern region of the Al-Ghaab Plain, following a successful campaign in northern Hama and southern Idlib. According to a military source in the Hama Governorate, the Syrian Army has sent reinforcements from the 4th Division and Republican Guard to the Al-Ghaab Plain region, as they prepare to launch the second phase of their northwestern Syria offensive. Furthermore, the Syrian military has also moved several units from the National Defense Forces (NDF) to this front. In regards to the Tiger Forces, a source from the army… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Idlib, Latakia, Syria

Hezbollah preparing ‘calculated strike’ against Israel: report

Published 2019-08-27 21:48:09 by News Desk in Iran, Lebanon, Middleeast, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:20 P.M.) – Lebanon’s Hezbollah is preparing to carry out a “calculated strike” against Israel in retaliation for an attack on one of their compounds near the Syrian capital on Saturday, the Reuters News Agency reported. Citing a source lose to Hezbollah, Reuters said that Hezbollah was preparing a reaction that “is being arranged in a way which wouldn’t lead to a war.” “The direction now is for a calculated strike, but how matters develop, that’s another thing,” they added. In addition to their strikes in Damascus, the Israeli military also carried out attacks in the southern suburbs… Read on ->

Tags: Hezbollah, Israel, Lebanon

Large Russian ship carrying military equipment en route to Syria: photos

Published 2019-08-27 20:32:45 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 P.M.) – A large Russian ship carrying military cargo destined for Syria was photographed transiting the Bosphorus Strait this week. According to maritime observer Yoruk Isik, the heavily laden Russian flag ship Roro Sparta II was transiting the Bosphorus en route to the Port of Tartous in western Syria. This upcoming delivery by the Russian Armed Forces comes just days after the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) completed the first phase of their northwestern Syria offensive. A source from the Syrian Army told Al-Masdar this week that the military is taking a brief break before they launch… Read on ->

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Tags: Russia, Syria, Tartous

ISIS launches big attack against Syrian Army troops in Deir Ezzor

Published 2019-08-27 19:38:36 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:20 P.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) launched several attacks against the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) troops in the Deir Ezzor countryside on Tuesday, a source from the military told Al-Masdar News. According to the source, the Islamic State launched several attacks in the Al-Jalaa area and Badiyah Al-Mayadeen region, killing and wounding a number of Syrian Arab Army soldiers in the process. The source said the Syrian Air Force responded to these attacks by launching more than five airstrikes on the Islamic State’s positions in the Badiyah Al-Sham region between the Homs and Deir Ezzor governorates. These… Read on ->

Tags: Deir_Ezzor, ISIS, Syria

Erdogan checks out Russia’s Su-57 after Turkey’s expulsion from F-35 program

Published 2019-08-27 18:53:57 by News Desk in Turkey

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan could see an advanced Russian fighter Su-57 that was showcased at the MAKS 2019 air show. The two state leaders mounted the airplane ladder and examined it. Then the Russian and Turkish defense ministers joined the presidents, after which they continued the discussion of what they had seen. Apart from the Su-57, the Russian and Turkish presidents also examined a Su-35 fighter, a Ka-62 medium helicopter and a Mi-38 heavy helicopter. Putin and Erdogan got a glimpse of the Mi-38’s interior as well. Then they headed for a Be-200 amphibious plane,… Read on ->

Tags: Erdogan, Russia, Turkey

Russian military surrounds Turkish observation post in Hama: video

Published 2019-08-27 17:56:04 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:20 P.M.) – The Russian military police have deployed their forces to the areas recently captured by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in southern Idlib and northern Hama. In particular, the Russian military police were spotted deploying their troops to the town of Morek, where the Turkish Armed Forces are currently positioned. The Turkish observation post in Morek has not been abandoned, despite the fact that it is currently encircled by the Syrian Arab Army and their allies. At the same time, the Russian military police have moved their forces around the Turkish observation post to ease the… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Morek, Russia, Syria

Video tour of long-time militant stronghold after Syrian Army’s advance in Hama

Published 2019-08-27 17:02:34 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:45 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) established full control over the militant pocket in northern Hama after seizing the strategic city of Khan Sheikhoun in southern Idlib. Among the many areas captured in northern Hama during the Syrian Army’s operation were the Jaysh Al-Izza strongholds of Kafr Zita and Al-Latamnah. Both Al-Latamnah and Kafr Zita had long been under the control of Jaysh Al-Izza; however, they were eventually abandoned by the militants after they lost Khan Sheikhoun and their main supply route. In a new video released by the Sputnik News Agency, they tour Al-Latamnah after… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Syria

Jihadist offensive in southern Idlib ends in failure after short battle

Published 2019-08-27 15:48:39 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:20 P.M.) – The jihadist rebels launched a new offensive in southern Idlib on Tuesday, targeting the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions near the town of ‘Atshan. Led by Rouse the Believers, the jihadist rebels began their attack by storming the Syrian Arab Army’s positions at the Tal Maraq axis; this would result in a fierce firefight that would last for a short period of time on Tuesday. Despite the intensity of the clashes, the jihadist rebels were unable to crack the Syrian Arab Army’s lines at Tal Maraq, which ultimately resulted in their withdrawal from this axis…. Read on ->

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Tags: Idlib, Syria

Russian military meets with militants in northern Syria, demand transfer of Afrin

Published 2019-08-27 15:15:32 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:45 P.M.) – A Russian military delegation traveled to the militant-held town of Azaz on Monday to meet with the commanders of the Free Syrian Army (FSA), a source told Al-Masdar News. According to the source, the Russian delegation discussed the Afrin region in northwestern Aleppo and its transfer to the Syrian government. The source said the Russian military demanded the militants transfer the Afrin in exchange for the northern countryside of the Aleppo Governorate. He did not specify if the northern countryside of Aleppo included the territories held by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and People’s… Read on ->

Tags: Afrin, Aleppo, Syria

Netanyahu warns Hezbollah, Iranian, Lebanese leaders to ‘watch their actions’

Published 2019-08-27 12:23:24 by News Desk in Iran, Lebanon, Middleeast, Syria

On Monday, Iran warned Israel of “grave consequences” over its “aggressive actions” amid airstrikes in Syria on targets that Prime Minister Netanyahu referred to as Iranian. The Israeli prime minister issued a warning on Tuesday to the leaders of Hezbollah, Iran, and Lebanon, telling them to “be careful of what they say and watch their actions”. In particular, Netanyahu singled out Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, urging him “to calm down” amid the latter’s warning of an imminent response to the crash of two Israeli UAVs near Hezbollah’s headquarters in the suburbs of Beirut. “I heard what Nasrallah said. I… Read on ->

Tags: Hezbollah, Iran, Lebanon, Netanyahu

Syrian Army steps up operations against jihadist rebels in northeast Latakia: video

Published 2019-08-27 11:42:15 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:10 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has recently stepped up their field operations against the jihadist rebels in northeastern Latakia after several reinforcements arrived in the area. With several units from the 4th Armored Division recently redeploying to the northeastern countryside of Latakia,, the Syrian Army is expected to make another big push to capture the key town of Kabani from the jihadist rebels. Thus far, the Syrian Arab Army has managed to capture most of the points south of Kabani; however, in order to capture the town, they will need to seize the last hills… Read on ->

Tags: Latakia, Syria

Israeli warplane spotted along Syrian-Lebanese border amid increased tensions

Published 2019-08-27 10:54:26 by News Desk in Iran, Lebanon, Middleeast, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 A.M.) – An Israeli warplane was spotted in eastern Lebanon on Tuesday amid increased tensions with Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Hezbollah. According to a military report, an Israeli warplane was seen flying at a low altitude over the Ba’albak District of eastern Lebanon; it would make its way to the Syrian border before flying back towards the Beqa’a Valley. At the same time, Israeli reconnaissance drones have been seen roaming around southern and eastern Lebanon for several hours now. The reconnaissance drones were seen flying from the Israeli border to the Beqa’a Valley on several occasions this… Read on ->

Tags: Hezbollah, Israel, Lebanon

Russian Air Force eliminates several militant sites, vehicles in southern Idlib: video

Published 2019-08-27 10:22:10 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 A.M.) – The Russian Air Force played a crucial role in the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) advance in southern Idlib recently, as their aircraft repeatedly struck the militant positions across the governorate. In particular, the Russian Air Force’s heavy strikes on the city of Khan Sheikhoun and its surroundings helped pave the way for the Syrian Arab Army to capture the key hilltop of Talat Al-Nimr and eventually the whole area. The Anna News Agency captured footage of the Russian strikes on the jihadist sites, including the destruction of militant convoys and their bases. The Russian… Read on ->

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Tags: Idlib, Syria

Russia’s Bastion coastal defense systems wipe out enemy warships in Baltic drills

Published 2019-08-27 09:34:01 by News Desk in World-News

The combat teams of the Baltic Fleet’s Bastion coastal defense missile systems practiced striking enemy surface ships in drills on the Baltic coast of Russia’s westernmost Kaliningrad Region, the Fleet’s press office reported on Monday. “The combat teams of Bastion coastal defense missile systems practiced assignments to detect and track notional targets, and also performed electronic missile launches, notionally destroying precision weapon ‘carriers’ represented by the simulated enemy’s surface ships,” the press office said in a statement. The drills involved over 100 personnel and 10 items of military and special hardware, the statement reads. In addition to accomplishing combat training… Read on ->

Tags: Baltic, Russia

Breaking: Jihadist rebels launch big offensive in southern Idlib

Published 2019-08-27 08:57:25 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:40 A.M.) – The jihadist rebels launched a big offensive in the southern countryside of the Idlib Governorate this morning, a source from the Syrian Army told Al-Masdar News. Led by the Rouse the Believers, the jihadist rebels stormed the Syrian Arab Army’s positions at the Tal Maraq axis near the front-line town of ‘Atshan. According to the Syrian Army source, intense firefights are taking place at the Tal Maraq axis at this time; however, not advances have been made by the jihadist rebels. Tuesday’s offensive by Rouse the Believers marks the first time since they lost both… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria

New satellite image shows destruction of alleged Iranian compound in Syria

Published 2019-08-27 08:00:41 by News Desk in Iran, Lebanon, Middleeast, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:40 A.M.) – A new satellite image released by an Israel-based research group showed the recent destruction of an alleged Hezbollah compound in rural Damascus. According to Image Satellite International (ISI), the Israeli military completely destroyed a compound belonging to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Quds Force in the Aqrabah area of rural Damascus on August 24th, 2019. During the Israeli attack last Saturday, at least five members of Hezbollah were killed in the explosion at the compound in Aqrabah, source from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) confirmed. Following this attack, two Israeli drones were seen flying… Read on ->

Tags: Hezbollah, Iran, IRGC, Israel, Lebanon, Syria

In-depth footage of Syrian Army’s operation that led to capture of Khan Sheikhoun

Published 2019-08-27 07:02:59 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:45 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army began their long-awaited attack on the key city of Khan Sheikhoun ten days ago. This operation would result in the capture of Khan Sheikhoun and the eventual encirclement of the militants in the northern Hama pocket. Khan Sheikhoun was previously captured by the militant forces during their 2014 southern Idlib offensive; it would later become a stronghold for the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham. Not long after cutting the road between Ta’manah and Khan Sheikhoun, the Syrian Arab Army managed to establish full control over the northern Hama pocket, putting… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Idlib, Syria

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