This is a summary of 11 AMN articles on the following subjects: Idlib, Syria, Russia, Iran, Aleppo, Hama, China, Cars, Toyota, Yamaha, Colombia, Venezuela.

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Syrian Army launches heavy attack on militant positions in southern Idlib

Published 2019-09-07 21:46:01 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:30 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is currently striking the Idlib Governorate, targeting a number of areas under the control of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham. According to a military source in the Hama Governorate, the Syrian Arab Army launched a heavy attack in response to the jihadist assault that was launched on their positions in the southern countryside of the Idlib Governorate. The source said the Syrian Army is attacking a number of areas along the southern front of the Idlib Governorate, including the town of Ma’ar Tahramah. The Syrian Arab Army would also attack several sites… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


Idlib ceasefire is set to end as Syrian troops gather in Al-Ghaab for new offensive

Published 2019-09-07 18:05:54 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:45 P.M.) – The short-lived Idlib ceasefire is coming to an end in the next 24 hours, Al-Watan reported on Saturday morning. According to Al-Watan, the ceasefire brokered by the Russian Armed Forces was only a temporary measure that is set to end on Sunday morning. The Syrian publication added that the ceasefire was repeatedly violated by the jihadists of Jabhat Al-Nusra (reference to Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham). However, a military source in Damascus said nothing is official as of yet and it is highly unlikely that the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launches a new attack in the next… Read on ->

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Tags: Idlib, Syria


Hundreds of Russian troops allegedly deploy to Idlib

Published 2019-09-07 17:42:24 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:25 P.M.) – Hundreds of Russian troops are being sent to the Idlib Governorate in northern Syria, the Russian publication Lenta.Ru reported this weekend. According to the publication, hundreds of Russian troops belonging to the Yevgeny Prigoshin private military contractors were deployed to the Idlib Governorate, despite a pause in offensive operations. “The plan is for groups of 50 people each, with the support of Russian aviation, to take part in street battles necessary to clear the populated city from thousands of militants associated with Al-Qaeda (banned in Russia),” Lenta.Ru reported. “Today, Idlib is being kept under control… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Russia, Syria


Iran seizes foreign oil tanker in Persian Gulf

Published 2019-09-07 16:32:51 by News Desk in Iran

Iranian coast guards have seized a ship purportedly carrying nearly 284,000 litres of smuggled diesel in the Persian Gulf and detained its 12 Filipino crew members, ISNA news agency reported. Over the past three months, Iran has detained three commercial vessels in the Strait of Hormuz, the strategic waterway linking Middle East crude oil producers to key world markets, over alleged maritime violations. The best-known of these instances happened on 19 July, when the IRGC seized a British-flagged oil tanker, the Stena Impero, accusing it of violating maritime rules, ignoring warnings from the military, turning off its positioning device, and colliding… Read on ->

Tags: Iran


Large number of Syrian military reinforcements head to northern Aleppo

Published 2019-09-07 15:50:20 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:20 P.M.) – A massive convoy of Syrian military reinforcements made their way to the northern countryside of the Aleppo Governorate today, a source from the army told Al-Masdar News. According to the source, the Syrian military reinforcements consisted of several units from the National Defense Forces (NDF), primarily the troops from the Kafraya, Nubl, Al-Zahra’a, and Al-Fou’aa divisions. These NDF divisions come from the predominately Shi’a towns in the Idlib and Aleppo Governorate; they were all previously besieged by Jabhat Al-Nusra (now Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham) and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) at one point. The source added… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Syria


Syrian Army uncovers heavy weapons left behind in militant underground bases: video

Published 2019-09-07 09:43:38 by News Desk in Syria

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BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:25 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has been combing through the recently captured areas in northern Hama and southern Idlib as they look to secure these sites that were once under militant control. Among the towns where the Syrian Army is spending the most time combing through are Kafr Zita and Al-Latamnah; these two towns were the former strongholds of Jaysh Al-Izza in northern Hama. In the town of Al-Latamnah, for instance, the Syrian Army has uncovered a large network of tunnels and caves that were once used by Jaysh Al-Izza to store weapons and evade… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Syria


Iranian oil tanker photographed near Tartous port: photo

Published 2019-09-07 09:22:02 by News Desk in Iran, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 A.M.) – The Iranian oil tanker Adrian Darya 1 has been photographed off the coast of Syria after sailing across the Mediterranean since its release from Gibraltar. According to the U.S. space technology firm Maxar Technologies Inc., the Adrian Darya was photographed near the Port of Tartous after turning off its GPS earlier in the week. The Middle East Eye publication reported that the tanker had already unloaded at least 55 percent of its cargo at the coastal city of Baniyas in the Tartous Governorate of western Syria. A source in Damascus told Al-Masdar that several small… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Syria


New Chinese drone prepares for F-35 ‘threat’

Published 2019-09-07 09:02:56 by News Desk in World-News

The stealth target drone China recently showcased will provide the Chinese military with experience encountering stealth fighter jets like the F-35, as the US and its allies in the Asia-Pacific region are deploying more of such jets, Chinese military experts said on Friday. Exhibited at the Northwestern Polytechnical University booth at the ongoing 2019 Russian International Aviation and Space Salon (MAKS) in Zhukovsky, near Moscow, the LJ-I is a high-subsonic target drone that is capable of simulating a fourth-generation – or fifth-generation according to another commonly used classification – fighter jet. The LJ-I is stealth-capable, can fly for an extended… Read on ->

Tags: China


Toyota introduces new platform for small cars

Published 2019-09-07 08:49:58 by Zen Adra in World-News

Toyota’s TNGA global architecture has come to form the basis of most medium-sized Toyotas launched in recent years, with the likes of Corolla and CH-R shifting onto a platform variant called ‘GA-C’ and larger vehicles such as the Camry and Rav4 moving over to the ‘GA-K’ platform. Now that we’ve familiarised you with Toyota’s latest platform jargon, it’s time to introduce you to a new smaller variant of the TNGA architecture, which will be called ‘GA-B’. Toyota says this platform will underpin its next generation of small cars, and although it hasn’t mentioned any specific model names, the Yaris is… Read on ->

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Tags: Cars, Toyota, Yamaha


Turkey wants Syrian Army to withdraw from Khan Sheikhoun and several areas

Published 2019-09-07 08:11:28 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:50 A.M.) – The Turkish authorities want the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) to withdraw from several areas in southern Idlib and northern Hama, a source from the military told Al-Masdar News on Friday. According to the military source, the Turkish authorities called on the Russian Armed Forces to force the Syrian Army to withdraw from the territories they captured in August. The military source said the recently captured territories include the key city of Khan Sheikhoun and the town of Morek, which currently has a Turkish observation post inside of it. Thus far, the Syrian Army has withdrawn… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Idlib, Syria


Venezuela deploys air defense missiles to Colombian border to ward off potential attack

Published 2019-09-07 00:11:05 by News Desk in World-News

President Nicolas Maduro is deploying missile defenses along Venezuela’s border to ward off a potential attack launched under false pretenses, he announced after declaring an “orange alert” over the Colombian threat. Colombian President Ivan Duque has not only put his country “into a war that is raging, but now aims for a false positive to attack Venezuela”, Maduro said in an address broadcast on state TV on Wednesday, Maduro warned that Duque could use a phony incident to “put together a cheap political show at the cost of an armed conflict” and hoodwink the international community into backing him. Maduro… Read on ->

Tags: Colombia, Venezuela


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