This is a summary of 15 AMN articles on the following subjects: Russia, Syria, Iraq, IS, ISIL, ISIS, US Coalition, Afghanistan, Baghram Airbase, Taliban, Trump, USA, Hezbollah, Lebanon, Nasrallah, Hama, Morek, Idlib, China, Gaza, IDF, Israel, Palestine, Latakia, Albukamal.

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Russian Su-35 jets allegedly prevented Israeli airstrikes on Syria

Published 2019-09-10 16:02:44 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:30 P.M.) – The presence of Russia’s Su-35 jets allegedly prevented the Israeli Air Force from conducting airstrikes over southern Syria on Monday, the Russian aviation publication Avia.Pro reported. According to the Avia.Pro report, the Russian Su-35S jets were urgently deployed to southern Syria to intercept an Israeli aircraft and prevent any strikes inside this region. The aviation publication said the Israeli Air Force was preparing to launch airstrikes over southern Syria in response to an alleged rocket attack that was conducted by the Iranian-backed forces in Damascus. “According to preliminary data, Russian fighters were able to prevent… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Syria


US-coalition airstrikes propel Iraqi forces in Saladin Governorate

Published 2019-09-10 15:45:26 by Zen Adra in Iraq

The US-led coalition has conducted several airstrikes against ISIS hideouts and positions as Iraqi ground troops continue its offensive against the terrorist group in Saladin Governorate. The aerial bombardment comes as part of Operation Black Soil; a joint military operation between the Iraqi anti-terrorism forces and US-led coalition, which aims at eradicating ISIS militants from small villages in Saladin Governorate located north of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad. Four Iraqis, including a civilian, have been killed recently in sporadic attacks launched by ISIS terror group across the country. In December 2017, the Iraqi authorities announced defeat of the so-called Islamic… Read on ->

Tags: Iraq, IS, ISIL, ISIS, US Coalition


Taliban-U.S. peace talks ‘dead’ after latest attack on Baghram Airbase

Published 2019-09-10 15:17:38 by Zen Adra in World-News

The President of United States, Donal Trump, called off talks with the Taliban after the group’s deadly attack of a U.S. Army forces in Baghram airbase, Afghanistan, yesterday. The ultraconservative group vowed to carry on its fight against the US troops in Afghanistan following Trump’s decision. “Washington would regret turning its back on talks spearheaded by high-level officials from both sides”, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid commented. “We had two ways to end occupation in Afghanistan, one was jihad and fighting, the other was talks and negotiations,” Mujahid added, “If Trump wants to stop talks, we will take the first way and they… Read on ->

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Tags: Afghanistan, Baghram Airbase, Taliban, Trump, USA


Hezbollah will respond to any Israeli attack: Nasrallah

Published 2019-09-10 13:36:04 by News Desk in Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Middleeast, Palestine, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:20 P.M.)- Hezbollah’s Secretary-General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah delivered a speech to a crowd in southern Beirut on Tuesday as many Lebanese Muslims observe the tenth day of Ashura. Addressing the large crowd, Sayyed Nasrallah reaffirmed Hezbollah’s support for the Palestinian cause, while pledging his organization’s “full commitment to the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people as an honest refugee working for the return to their homeland.” “We support Palestine, its people and its cause, and our eternal commitment to liberate it, knowing that this position costs us a lot.” Nasrallah stressed that “the position of the Palestinian people is… Read on ->

Tags: Hezbollah, Lebanon, Nasrallah


Syrian Army says forces only withdrew from Morek, denies full withdrawal from northern Hama

Published 2019-09-10 13:18:42 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:00 P.M.) – A source from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) denied completely withdrawing from the northern countryside of the Hama Governorate this week. According to the army source, their forces only withdrew from the town of Morek, but no other areas. He added that the Syrian Army may withdraw from some other areas in the near future, but nothing has been ordered from their high command at this time. The Turkish observation post is located inside the town of Morek; their forces still remain active there, despite being encircled by the Syrian Arab Army. Prior to their… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Morek, Syria


Jihadists leave behind car bomb ready for suicide attack in Khan Sheikhoun: video

Published 2019-09-10 12:53:43 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:30 P.M.) – The jihadists of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham had more plans to launch car bomb attacks in Khan Sheikhoun before they were forced to withdraw from the city in early August. During a recent combing operation in Khan Sheikhoun, the Syrian Arab Army uncovered the car bomb that would have been used for a suicide attack against their forces by the jihadist rebels. Luckily for the Syrian Army, the jihadist rebels were expelled from the city before they could launch this suicide attack. As shown in the video below, the Syrian Army engineering teams were able to… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


China allegedly used secret F-35 information to build J-20 stealth fighter: media

Published 2019-09-10 12:34:24 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – China introduced its new homegrown J-20 stealth fighter jet this past Summer, showing high resolution photos of this next-generation aircraft during the anniversary of the People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) founding. The Chinese stealth fighter, however, was reported to have many features that were identical to their Western competitors. According to the Task and Purpose publication, one of these features is the two electro-optical systems that share a few similarities with their Lockheed Martin competitor. The Task and Purpose article pointed out that the J-20’s photos revealed that its sensor system was similar to Lockheed Martin’s… Read on ->

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Tags: China


Israeli Army drone crashes in Gaza

Published 2019-09-10 11:27:52 by News Desk in Middleeast, Palestine

According to the Israel Defence Forces (IDF), the UAV fell in the Gaza Strip last night. In the meantime, Hamas has claimed that it seized the aircraft. “During the night the IDF drone fell in the southern Gaza Strip. The incident is being investigated”, the tweet says. The aircraft was downed amid a recent escalation of tensions in the region. The IDF struck positions of the Palestinian Hamas movement last week after a drone attack against an Israeli military vehicle. The incident followed the reported deaths of two Palestinian teens in clashes with IDF soldiers along the border, where mass… Read on ->

Tags: Gaza, IDF, Israel, Palestine


Syrian Army cripples ISIS in eastern Syria desert after successful offensive: photos

Published 2019-09-10 11:01:50 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:40 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA), alongside the National Defense Forces (NDF), began a wide-scale combing offensive in the desert region of eastern Syria over the weekend. According to a field report from the NDF, the Syrian military began the operation by storming several Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) sleeper cells in the Badiyah Al-Sham region of Deir Ezzor. The NDF field report said the Syrian military managed to eliminate several Islamic State cells and terrorists, while also securing much of this desert region that links the Deir Ezzor and Homs governorates. They would add that the operation… Read on ->

Tags: ISIS, Syria


Breaking: Russian Air Force launches first strikes since ceasefire announcement

Published 2019-09-10 10:40:21 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 A.M.) – The Russian Air Force has launched their first airstrikes over northwestern Syria this morning after halting all strikes following the declaration of a ceasefire in the Idlib Governorate. According to a military source in Latakia, the Russian Air Force launched several strikes over the jihadist positions in the Jabal Al-Akrad region of northeastern Latakia. In particular, the Russian Air Force primarily concentrated their strikes on the Turkestan Islamic Party’s positions near the strategic town of Kabani. The Russian Air Force resumed their airstrikes over northeastern Latakia after the jihadist rebels refused to withdraw from the… Read on ->

Tags: Latakia, Russia, Syria


Syrian, Russian forces resume assault on strategic mountaintop town in northeast Latakia

Published 2019-09-10 10:19:07 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and their Russian allies resumed their attack this morning at the strategic mountaintop town of Kabani in northeastern Latakia after a taking a brief break over the weekend. Led by the 42nd Brigade of the 4th Armored Division, the Syrian Arab Army unleashed a heavy barrage of missiles and artillery shells toward the enemy positions in southern Kabani, scoring a number of direct hits on the jihadist defenses. According to a military source in Latakia, the Syrian Army and their allies heavily concentrated their strikes on southern Kabani, but they… Read on ->

Tags: Latakia, Syria


Russian Navy to get 4 nuclear subs for first time since 1992

Published 2019-09-10 09:35:20 by News Desk in World-News

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The Russian Navy will get one nuclear submarine by the end of 2019 and four more – in 2020, Sevmash shipyard Director General Mikhail Budnichenko told reporters on Monday. “We will deliver one nuclear sub this year and four more – next year, strictly in line with the contract,” he said. Russian Deputy Defense Minister Alexei Krivoruchko said that next year, Sevmash is to deliver the special-purpose Belgorod nuclear-powered submarine, Project-955A (Borei-A class) Knyaz Vladimir strategic submarine and two Project 885M (Yasen-M class) nuclear-powered cruise missile submarines, the Kazan and the Novosibirsk. In July, Budnichenko said that the Knyaz Vladimir… Read on ->

Tags: Russia


US, Israel crossed ‘red line’ with new strikes in eastern Syria: Hezbollah

Published 2019-09-10 09:05:47 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:40 A.M.) – Hezbollah released a statement this morning regarding the recent strikes on the Syrian city of Albukamal that took place after midnight on September 9th. The Hezbollah statement began by accusing the U.S. and Israel of carrying out the attack on Albukamal. Citing a source inside Syria, Hezbollah said the camp that was attacked by the Israeli and U.S. forces had belonged to the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and their allies. Hezbollah said one of the sites that was destroyed had housed soldiers and their family members. The second point made by the Hezbollah source was… Read on ->

Tags: Albukamal, Hezbollah, Israel, Syria


Syrian Army spy films from the heart of jihadist-held Idlib city: video

Published 2019-09-10 08:38:15 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:10 A.M.) – A Syrian Arab Army (SAA) recently spy filmed from the heart of the Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham stronghold, Idlib, the official social media page of the Tiger Forces reported this week. In the short video, the Syrian Army spy is traveling through the city in a motor vehicle while filming from within the Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham stronghold.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fb4T53PvtrY Idlib city was captured by Jaysh Al-Fateh (now Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham) in the Spring of 2015 after a short battle against the Syrian Arab Army’s 11th Tank Division. Following the capture of Idlib city, Jaysh Al-Fateh quickly… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


Syrian military on high alert as Israeli strikes are expected

Published 2019-09-10 08:15:49 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:40 A.M.) – On Monday, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) accused the Iranian-backed forces in Damascus of firing a number of rockets towards their territory. While none of the alleged rockets hit any site inside Israeli territory, the IDF often responds to these attacks by launching strikes on the Syrian military’s positions. According to a military source in Damascus, the Syrian Armed Forces are on high alert as the Israeli Defense Forces are expected to launch strikes inside Syria in the next few days. The source denied any rockets were fired from Damascus into Israel, adding that the… Read on ->

Tags: Israel, Syria


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