This is a summary of 12 AMN articles on the following subjects: Idlib, Syria, Latakia, Israel, Lebanon, SDF, Russia, Turkey, Aleppo, Iraq, Hama, ISIS.

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Breaking: Syrian Army storms strategic town in southern Idlib

Published 2019-08-28 23:26:22 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 A.M.) – The battle for Ta’manah has begun this evening as the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies attempt to take hold of this key town in the southern region of the Idlib Governorate. Led by the Tiger Forces and Republican Guard, the Syrian Arab Army began their assault by storming Ta’manah and the nearby town of Khuwayn Al-Kabir. According to a source from the Republican Guard, their troops captured at least three quarters of Khuwayn Al-Kabir, leaving only a small portion of the town left under the control of the jihadist forces. At the same… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria

Russian Air Force destroys jihadist tunnels in northeast Latakia

Published 2019-08-28 22:35:33 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 P.M.) – The Russian Air Force carried out several airstrikes over the northeastern region of the Latakia Governorate on Wednesday. Using both their attack choppers and jets, the Russian Air Force heavily targeted on Wednesday the tunnels built by the jihadist rebels near the key town of Kabani. According to a military source in the Latakia Governorate, the Russian Air Force carried out over 20 separate attacks near the town of Kabani; this was followed by a number of missile strikes by the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) 4th Division. At the same time, more Syrian Army reinforcements… Read on ->

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Tags: Latakia, Syria

Lebanese Army attacks Israeli drone near southern border

Published 2019-08-28 21:30:02 by News Desk in Lebanon, Middleeast

Lebanon’s army has opened fire at an Israeli drone in the south of the country, Reuters reported, citing Lebanese security sources. According to the source, the troops fired shots from M16 assault rifles. The National News Agency reported that the incident took place at the village of Odeisseh, near Marjayoun, near the border with Israel. The Lebanese Army stated that it had forced the two drones to return by firing at them. In the meantime, an Israeli military spokeswoman has stated that they’re “checking the report”. The Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) has posted an image with a list of what… Read on ->

Tags: Israel, Lebanon

New SDF commando unit completes training program: video

Published 2019-08-28 18:19:01 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 P.M.) – A new commando unit from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has recently completed a U.S.-sponsored training program in northern Syria. The new unit, which is called the 4th Commandos, were filmed during their graduation ceremony in an undisclosed area in northern Syria.  

Tags: SDF, Syria

Russian Su-35 jets allegedly forced Israeli warplanes to abandon 2nd attack

Published 2019-08-28 16:12:43 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 P.M.) – The Israeli Air Force carried out a powerful attack over the southwestern region of Syria last Saturday night. This attack resulted in the destruction of an alleged Hezbollah compound that was located in the Aqraba region of the Damascus Governorate. According to a Syrian Arab Army (SAA) source, at least five Hezbollah military personnel were killed as a result of this Israeli attack. While Israel managed to hit one of its main targets, a Russian publication reported that the Israeli Air Force was forced out of Syrian airspace as it was preparing for a second… Read on ->

Tags: Israel, Russia, Syria

Turkey mulls acquiring Russian electronic warfare systems, fighter jets

Published 2019-08-28 15:44:30 by News Desk in Turkey

Moscow and Ankara are in talks on the delivery of Russian electronic warfare systems, as well as the Sukhoi Su-35 and Su-57 fighter jets to Turkey, head of Russia’s Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation Dmitry Shugayev told reporters on the sidelines of the MAKS 2019 International Aviation and Space Salon. “Today’s talks with my Turkish counterpart, head of Turkey’s Defense Industry Directorate Ismail Demir, will definitely be important. We will continue to discuss issues on our agenda, which concern the S-400 systems, we will also move forward in relation to the Su-35 and the possible delivery of the… Read on ->

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Tags: Russia, Turkey

Russian special forces spotted in western Aleppo after jihadist attacks: photos

Published 2019-08-28 13:18:08 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:00 P.M.) – The Russian special forces were recently photographed in the western region of the Aleppo Governorate, following an attack by the jihadist rebels on the Al-Zahra’a Quarter. As shown in the photos released by the Anna News Agency, the Russian special forces are still active in the Aleppo Governorate, despite the fact most of the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) operations have been shifted to the Idlib and Hama governorates. Over the weekend, the jihadist rebels attacked the Syrian Army’s positions in the Al-Zahra’a Quarter of western Aleppo. No advances were made, but the clashes were… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Russia, Syria

Israel allegedly used SDF-held areas to bomb Iraq: report

Published 2019-08-28 12:11:23 by News Desk in Iraq, Middleeast, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:45 A.M.) – In a new report from Middle East Eye, the publication said that Israel used the areas controlled by the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to bomb Iraq’s Hashd Al-Sha’abi (Popular Mobilization Units) forces. Citing an Iraqi intelligence source, the MEE report said Israeli drones used the SDF-held areas, with backing from Saudi Arabia, to bomb the Hashd Al-Sha’abi base in the Salaheddine Governorate. “The drone attacks were launched from SDF areas with the financing and backing of the Saudis,” the official told MEE under the condition of anonymity. Saudi Arabia shifted their allegiance in 2017… Read on ->

Tags: Iraq, Israel, SDF, Syria

Breaking: Russian and Syrian jets strike Turkish observation post in Hama – video

Published 2019-08-28 11:46:48 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:30 A.M.) – The Russian and Syrian air forces carried out more than 15 airstrikes over the Hama and Idlib regions on Wednesday, striking several sites belonging to the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and the Turkish-backed National Liberation Army. According to a military source in the Hama Governorate, at one point, a Russian or Syrian jet struck the Turkish observation post in the town of Sheir Magher. The source said the airstrike only hit the walls of the observation post, but it was enough to raise the Turkish military’s security level in the Sheir Magher area… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Syria, Turkey

At least 3,000 ISIS terrorists remain inside Syria: Russia

Published 2019-08-28 09:31:19 by News Desk in Syria

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Russia estimates that some 3,000 individuals with links to the Daesh terror group and its affiliates still remain in Syria, but there are other terrorist groups operating in the country, Russia’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Gennady Kuzmin said on Tuesday. “Presently, the overall number of Islamic State[Daesh] members and their affiliates in Syria amounts to approximately 3,000 people”, Kuzmin told a UN Security Council meeting. “Furthermore in Syria, there is a multitude of other terrorist groups that are present, the most combat-ready of which is still Jabhat al Nusra”. Kuzmin said that the ground in Syria remains fertile… Read on ->

Tags: ISIS, Russia, Syria

Russia is producing a new military attack helicopter

Published 2019-08-28 09:01:52 by News Desk in World-News

A brand new helicopter is being developed in Russia, said Andrey Shibitov, director for innovation at the firm Russian Helicopters, which is a part of state corporation Rostec. “This will be a fundamentally new vehicle, created with the use of additive technologies, new assembly methods, with the use of composite materials…”, Shibitov said in an interview with the magazine Russian Helicopters. In July, Russian Helicopters announced it was developing an arctic version of the heaviest mass-produced helicopter in the world, Mi-26T2V. The helicopter can transport loads inside its fuselage and on an external sling; alternately, it can carry up to 82 fully armed… Read on ->

Tags: Russia

Syrian Army seizes 3 armored vehicles belonging to jihadist rebels after failed attack: video

Published 2019-08-28 08:36:10 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:20 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) foiled a jihadist offensive in southern Idlib on Tuesday after a short battle along the Tal Maraq axis. Led by Rouse the Believers, the jihadist rebels attempted to break through the Syrian Army’s lines at Tal Maraq on two separate occasions. However, both of the jihadist attacks were foiled by the Syrian Army’s 5th Corps after several militants were killed and three armored vehicles were seized. Tuesday’s attack by the jihadist rebels marked the first time since they lost Khan Sheikhoun and their northern pocket in Hama that they… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria

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