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Israeli military accuses Iran of running secret Hezbollah missile project in Lebanon

Published 2019-08-29 21:25:50 by News Desk in Iran, Lebanon, Middleeast

“Senior Iranian commanders” and a senior associate from the Hezbollah movement have been engaged in an effort to create a secret precision guard missile program in Lebanon, the Israel Defence Forces have announced, citing intelligence data. In a press conference on Thursday, IDF spokesman Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus alleged that three Iranian officers from the Revolutionary Guards’ Quds Force, including one Brig. Gen. Muhammad Hussein-Zada Hejazi, one col. Majid Nuab and one Brig. Gen. Ali Asrar Nuruzi, were involved in the secret project. According to the IDF, these Iranian officers were based “inside Lebanon, leading Hezbollah’s precision guided missile project… Read on ->

Tags: Hezbollah, Iran, Israel, Lebanon

Jihadists launch counter-offensive in southern Idlib

Published 2019-08-29 20:44:15 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:20 P.M.) – The jihadist rebels have launched a counter-offensive in southern Idlib this evening after suffering some losses at the hands of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) at the Ta’manah front. Led by Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham, the jihadist rebels began their counter-assault by launching a suicide attack on the Syrian Arab Army’s positions at the southern axis of Ta’manah. According to a military source in the nearby Hama Governorate, the jihadist rebels stormed the Syrian Army’s defenses shortly after the suicide attack; this resulted in a fierce firefight that is still ongoing at this time. Earlier in… Read on ->

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Tags: Idlib, Syria

UAE warplanes bomb Saudi-backed troops in southern Yemen after new advance

Published 2019-08-29 17:03:11 by News Desk in Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:40 P.M.) – The United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) air force carried out a series of airstrikes over southern Yemen on Thursday, targeting a number of sites belonging to the Saudi-backed Islah forces. According to reports from southern Yemen, the UAE air force bombed the Islah forces in the port-city of Aden and several surrounding areas. The UAE air force reportedly killed and wounded several members of the Islah forces during their aerial attack over the Aden District on Thursday. This attack by the UAE air force comes just hours after the Southern Movement forces captured the town of… Read on ->

Tags: Saudi, UAE, Yemen

Breaking: Syrian Army enters strategic town in southern Idlib

Published 2019-08-29 14:33:14 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army has entered the strategic town of Al-Ta’manah this afternoon, following a fierce battle with the jihadist forces in the area. Led by the 25th Division Special Mission Forces (formerly the “Tiger Forces”), the Syrian Arab Army began their assault on Al-Ta’manah last night, when their troops began storming the town’s surroundings. Shortly after launching the attack, the Syrian Arab Army managed to score their first advances, as their troops captured the Ta’amanah Farms and the town of Khuwayn Al-Kabir. On Thursday morning, the Syrian Arab Army began their attack on the… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria

Israeli forces use dummies along Lebanese border as situation remains tense: photos

Published 2019-08-29 12:36:28 by News Desk in Iran, Lebanon, Middleeast, Palestine, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:10 P.M.) – A Lebanese reporter from Hezbollah-affiliated Al-Manar posted two photos from the Lebanese-Israeli border on Thursday, showing the use of dummies by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). The reporter, Ali Shoeib, called out the Israeli Defense Forces for using dummies, pointing out that Hezbollah soldiers are intelligent enough to distinguish between the IDF personnel and props.   “Stop the jokes,” Shoeib tweeted, saying that using these dummies only reveals “‘stupidity and foolishness’ because you have not learned that you are facing men that have the intelligence, professionalism, courage, and faith to defeat.” The placement of… Read on ->

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Tags: Hezbollah, Israel, Lebanon

UAE-backed troops abandon Saudi-led battle against Ansarallah forces in northern Yemen

Published 2019-08-29 11:57:38 by News Desk in Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:20 A.M.) – In a major development in northern Yemen, the UAE-backed Southern Movement has withdrawn from the Saudi-led battle against the Ansarallah forces in the Sanaa, Marib, Jizan, and Hajjah governorates. According to reports from northern Yemen, the Southern Movement made the decision to withdraw from this battle after Saudi-backed Islah forces captured Aden city in the southern part of the city on Wednesday. Prior to the capture of Aden by the Islah forces, the Southern Movement had taken control of the city after a few days of fighting. The Islah Party (var. Al-Tajma’ Al-Yemeni Al-Islah) has… Read on ->

Tags: Ansarallah, Yemen

Russian Air Force unleashes massive wave of strikes over Idlib

Published 2019-08-29 11:22:30 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 A.M.) – The Russian Air Force unleashed a massive wave of airstrikes over the militant-held areas in the Idlib Governorate on Thursday. Backed by the Syrian Air Force, the Russian jets launched several airstrikes over the southern region of Idlib, hitting a number of sites inside the towns of Ma’arat Al-Nu’man, Al-Tah, Maar Shamshmeh, Deir Sharqi, and Jarjanaz. A source from the army said that while the Russian jets focused on the Ma’arat Al-Nu’man front, the Syrian Air Force mostly concentrated their strikes on the Al-Ta’manah front. At the same time, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Russia, Syria

Tiger Forces renamed and placed under command of Syrian Army

Published 2019-08-29 10:41:22 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:20 A.M.) – The Syrian military’s elite Tiger Forces have been renamed and placed under the command of the army’s central command, a communique said on Thursday. According to the communique, the Tiger Forces have been renamed Division 25 Special Mission Forces. Despite being renamed and put under the command of the military, the new division will retain their commander Major General Suheil Al-Hassan and their other officers. The Tiger Forces first emerged in the Syrian War during the Hama, Aleppo, and eastern Homs battles; they would prove to be one of the most effective units in the… Read on ->

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Tags: Syria

Erdogan vows US cannot prevent creation of buffer zone in Syria

Published 2019-08-29 10:18:49 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

Turkey will not allow the United States impede the process of creating a safe zone to the east of the Euphrates river in northern Syria, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. “The agreement on the safe zone and purging the east of the Euphrateswith the United States is a right move. A coordination centre has been created and joint patrols will begin soon. But we will not allow protracting the process [of the safe zone creation] like it happened with Manbij. It should move fast”, Erdogan told reporters on board his plane as he was returning to Turkey from Russia, cited… Read on ->

Tags: Erdogan, Syria, Turkey

Syrian Army scores first gains since capturing northern Hama

Published 2019-08-29 00:19:04 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has scored their first advance in nearly a week after launching a new attack in the southern countryside of the Idlib Governorate this evening. According to a military source in the Hama Governorate, the Syrian Republican Guard captured the town of Khuwayn Al-Kabir after a fierce battle with the jihadist rebels. At the same time, the Tiger Forces scored their own advance near the town of Ta’manah, as their troops announced the capture of the Ta’manah farms. The source in Hama said the key town of Ta’manah should be captured… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria

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