The Syrian Arab Army inside of Khan Sheikhoun after declaring full control over the city on Thursday, August 22nd, 2019.

This is a summary of 10 AMN articles on the following subjects: Idlib, Syria, Iran, Lebanon, Turkey, SAA, Belgium, SDF, Gibraltar, Iskenderun, Hama, Russia, Kabani, Latakia.

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Ceasefire announced in northern Syria after Syrian Army captures new town in Idlib

Published 2019-08-30 18:20:13 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 P.M.) – A ceasefire was announced in northern Syria on Friday after the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) captured new territories inside the Idlib Governorate. According to the Russian Reconciliation Center, the ceasefire will become effective in the Idlib Governorate at 6:00 A.M. (local time) on August 31st. “In order to stabilize the situation, the Russian Center for Reconciliation between the warring parties reached a unilateral agreement with the Syrian government forces for a ceasefire in the de-escalation zone in Idlib beginning at 06:00 A.M. on August 31, 2019,” the statement said. The Russian Center for Reconciliation called… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


Iranian oil tanker is headed to Lebanon: Turkish FM

Published 2019-08-30 16:51:46 by News Desk in Iran, Lebanon, Turkey

The crew of the oil tanker Adrian Darya 1, formerly known as the Grace 1, has changed its registered destination in its Automatic Identification System to Iskenderun, Turkey, a shipping source stated. ​However, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has dismissed the report, saying that the Adrian Darya 1 is heading to Lebanon, not Turkey. Later, though, Cavusoglu stated, as cited by Reuters, that he didn’t mean that the tanker was heading to a Lebanese port. He, however, expressed certainty that the tanker is not coming to a Turkish port. Lebanon’s Finance Minister, in turn, has stated that Beirut has not been… Read on ->

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Tags: Iran, Lebanon, Turkey


Scuffle breaks out at Idlib-Turkey border after protesters demand Turkish Army stop SAA advance

Published 2019-08-30 15:28:22 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:00 P.M.) – A scuffle broke out at the Atme border crossing in the Idlib Governorate on Friday after protesters accused Turkey of not doing enough to stop the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) advance According to local reports, the protesters were demanding protection from the Turkish Armed Forces when a fight broke out. There were no casualties reported as a result of this scuffle. The Syrian Arab Army has been steadily advancing inside the Idlib Governorate since the start of their offensive in May; this has prompted outrage from the Syrian opposition, as they have lost several areas,… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, SAA, Syria, Turkey


SDF capture Belgian ISIS fighter nicknamed ‘executioner of Raqqa’

Published 2019-08-30 14:46:22 by News Desk in Syria

A Belgian man who has killed more than a hundred people in Raqqa on orders by the Daesh* terror group has been arrested in Syria, the Belgian daily De Morgen reported. Anouar Haddouchi was captured by Syrian Kurds after the fall of the last Daesh holdout in the eastern Syrian village of Baghouz in spring, the Belgian daily De Morgen has learned. The 35-year-old, also known as the “executioner of Raqqa”, is being probed by Belgian prosecutors for sending money to the mastermind of the 2015 Paris attacks and the 2016 Brussels bombings. He is being held by the Syrian Democratic Forces together… Read on ->

Tags: Belgium, SDF, Syria


Iranian oil tanker previously seized in Gibraltar to dock just north of Syria

Published 2019-08-30 14:23:50 by News Desk in Iran, Syria, Turkey

The crew of the oil tanker Adrian Darya 1, formerly known as the Grace 1, has changed its registered destination in its Automatic Identification System to Iskenderun, Turkey, a shipping source stated. Meanwhile, a source in the Turkish port of Mersin stated on 29 August that the tanker would enter Turkish territorial waters and head toward Mersin to be unloaded there. Iran emphasised earlier this month that it was considering sending naval ships to escort the Adrian Darya 1 tanker, formerly known as Grace 1. After it was held for a month, a Gibraltar court ordered the release of the ship on 15 August… Read on ->

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Tags: Gibraltar, Iran, Iskenderun, Syria, Turkey


New aerial footage shows Turkish military post completely isolated in northern Hama

Published 2019-08-30 13:29:16 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:00 P.M.) – A new video posted by the Anna News Agency caught an aerial glimpse of the Turkish observation post in the rural town of Morek in northern Hama. As shown in the short video below, the Turkish observation post is completely isolated in Morek, with no Syrian military presence nearby. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOZ2m75cSYk The Turkish military’s observation post became isolated last week when the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham lost the key city of Khan Sheikhoun. With their latest losses in Al-Ta’manah, the jihadist rebels are now far from the Turkish observation post. Turkey has vowed to… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Syria


Syrian Army keeps advancing north in Idlib, new sites captured

Published 2019-08-30 13:00:21 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:40 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is rolling through the southern countryside of the Idlib Governorate after seizing the key town of Al-Ta’manah from the jihadist rebels. Backed by the Russian Air Force, the Syrian Army was able to advance north of recently captured Al-Ta’manah and establish control over the hilltops that overlook the other side of the town. According to a military report from the area, the Syrian Army was able to capture the hilltops of Tal Sidi Ja’afar and Tal Turki after a short battle with the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


Russia tests new electronic warfare system

Published 2019-08-30 12:36:53 by News Desk in World-News

Russia’s Radio-Electronic Technologies Group (KRET) is holding state trials of a next-generation electronic warfare system, Adviser to the KRET First Deputy CEO Vladimir Mikheyev said at the MAKS-2019 international aerospace show on Thursday. “Based on the experience of operating existing systems, we are now developing a principally new electronic warfare system. It is at the stage of state trials. As soon as they are over, the system will go into production,” he said. KRET produces several electronic warfare (EW) systems. The Krasukha mobile EW system is designated to protect command posts, groupings of forces, air defense capabilities and vital industrial… Read on ->

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Tags: Russia


Frontline footage of Syrian troops attempting to advance in northeast Latakia

Published 2019-08-30 12:04:12 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:40 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is currently on the offensive in the northeastern countryside of the Latakia Governorate, as they look to clear this jihadist-held area west of the Idlib Governorate. Over the last ten days, the Syrian Arab Army’s 4th Armored Division has been working to crack the lines of the jihadist rebels near the town of Kabani. However, despite the intensity of these attacks, the Syrian Army has been unable to achieve any major breakthroughs along this mountainous terrain in northeastern Latakia. As shown in the video below, the Syrian Army troops are… Read on ->

Tags: Kabani, Latakia, Syria


Syrian Army captures strategic town in southern Idlib as jihadist defenses collapse

Published 2019-08-30 11:25:51 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has scored another major advance in southern Idlib as their troops managed to capture the key town of Al-Ta’manah from the militant forces. Led by the 25th Division Special Mission Forces (formerly Tiger Forces), the Syrian Army resumed their attack on Al-Ta’manah last night, following a failed counter-offensive by the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham. The Syrian Arab Army quickly took advantage of the weak jihadist defenses in southern Al-Ta’manah, seizing several points before announcing the full capture of the town this morning. In addition to capturing Al-Ta’manah, the… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


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