This is a summary of 15 AMN articles on the following subjects: Aleppo, Syria, Latakia, Asma Assad, Bashar Assad, Damascus, EU, Hungary, USA, Idlib, North_Korea, Gaza, Hamas, Israel, Netanahu, Palestine, Deir_Ezzor, Homs, ISIS, Bolton, Iran, US, Donald Trump, John Bolton.

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Heavy clashes breakout between Turkish-backed militants in northern Aleppo

Published 2019-09-11 23:53:11 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:20 P.M.) – Heavy clashes broke out this evening bewteen two Turkish-backed rebel groups in the northern part of the Aleppo Governorate, local opposition activists reported. According to the reports, the clashes broke between factions of the Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army in the border city of Jarabulus. No casualties have been reported. The reason for the clashes has not been reported.

Tags: Aleppo, Syria


Syrian Army readies forces for upcoming Latakia offensive: video

Published 2019-09-11 22:46:39 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:20 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) troops in northeastern Latakia have been a short break since the ceasefire was announced in northwestern Syria. However, with the ceasefire coming to an end, the Syrian Arab Army’s 4th Armored Division has already begun launching heavy artillery and missiles toward the militant defenses in Kabani area of the Latakia Governorate. According to a military source near the Kabani front, the Syrian Arab Army has been conducting periodic strikes on the town and Jaysh Al-Akrad region as they prepare to launch an offensive in the area. As shown in the… Read on ->

Tags: Latakia, Syria


Bashar Assad receives ‘Happy Birthday’ while attending movie in Damascus

Published 2019-09-11 22:40:40 by Zen Adra in Syria

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (10:40 P.M.) – Syrian President Bashar Assad received an unexpected birthday party when the audience sang “Happy Birthday’ during a movie premiere at Damascus Opera House. The 54-year old president was with his wife, Asma Assad, at the opera House downtown the Syrian capital to attend the premiere of a film when the entire crowd stood up and joyfully sang Happy Birthday. Assad looked both pleased and astonished by the surprise. Assad and his wife kept on their public appearances during the eight years of war in Syria. Bashar Assad has frequently and unexpectedly visited his troops in… Read on ->

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Tags: Asma Assad, Bashar Assad, Damascus, Syria


Hungary to appoint diplomat in Syria to upgrade ties

Published 2019-09-11 20:58:38 by Zen Adra in Syria

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (8: 55 P.M.) – Hungary will be the first EU member state to upgrade diplomatic ties with Syria after relations were cut off since the beginning of the Syrian war in 2011. “Starting next year, Hungary will delegate a diplomat who will occasionally visit Syria to make follow ups on humanitarian support and to conduct consular duties,” Hungary’s foreign ministry said in a statement to AFP on Wednesday. Budapest continues to provide humanitarian aid for Christians in the war-torn country while a considerable number of Syrian students study in Hungary on scholarships. The chargé d’affaires that Hungary intends to… Read on ->

Tags: Damascus, EU, Hungary, Syria, USA


Al-Qaeda leader urges followers to carry out new attacks on 9/11 anniversary

Published 2019-09-11 19:47:02 by News Desk in World-News

On the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, the leader of Al-Qaeda, the terrorist group responsible for the notorious terror attack, Ayman al-Zawahri called on followers to carry out new strikes against the US, Russia, Israel, and European states. Al-Zawahri’s statement was published on the website of the SITE Intelligence Group. Al-Zawahri, who succeeded Osama Bin Laden, the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, criticised those jihadis who have “backtracked” on their views and condemned the attack on the World Trade Centre. It’s unclear when and where the video was made, but the Al-Qaeda leader mentions the March 2019 recognition of… Read on ->

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High-ranking Saudi jihadist commander assassinated in eastern Idlib

Published 2019-09-11 18:43:45 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:25 P.M.) – A high-ranking Saudi jihadist commander was assassinated this week while traveling with his bodyguard through a city in eastern Idlib. According to opposition activists on social media, the Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham military commander, known by his nom de guerre “Abu ‘Abdel-Mohsen Al-Jazrawi”, was assassinated alongside his bodyguard in the Idlib Governorate city of Saraqib. Al-Jazrawi, a Saudi national, was considered one of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham’s top military commanders before his assassination. No group has claimed responsibility for this latest assassination. In the past, opposition activists have accused both the Syrian government and the Islamic State… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


Jihadist rebel group in Syria added to US terror list

Published 2019-09-11 18:06:26 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:30 P.M.) – The U.S. State Department announced on Wednesday that the jihadist rebel group, Hurras Al-Deen, has been added to the terror list. “Today, the Department designated Hurras al-Din, an al-Qa’ida-affiliated group in Syria, as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT),” the State Department said in their statement. In addition to designating the group to the terror list, the State Department also sanctioned the group’s leader Faruq Al-Suri. “Faruq al-Suri: Syrian national Faruq al-Suri, also known as Abu Humam al-Shami, is the leader of Hurras al-Din and a former al-Nusra Front military commander in Syria,” the State… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria

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North Korea tests super-large multiple rocket launcher: report

Published 2019-09-11 17:26:23 by News Desk in World-News

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was present during Tuesday’s trials of a “super-large multiple rocket launcher,” South Korea’s Yonhap news agency said on Wednesday. Yonhap cited a a report by North Korea’s KCNA as saying that Kim, who is also the supreme commander of the Communist state’s armed forces, “gave field guidance to the test-fire of super-large multiple rocket launcher again on Tuesday.” The North Korean leader said the test provided an opportunity to fully test the system’s combat operation, trajectory characteristics, accuracy and precise homing functions. KCNA did not say whether the launch was deemed a success. South Korea’s… Read on ->

Tags: North_Korea


Gaza rockets disrupt Netanyahu election speech in Ashdod: VIDEO

Published 2019-09-11 16:15:54 by Zen Adra in Middleeast

Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, cut off his speech during an election rally in southern Israel as rockets fired from Gaza Strip hit the area. Hours after the rocket attack, Israeli fighter jets struck locations inside the encircled Gaza Strip, targeting the Palestinian resistance faction” namely Hamas. According to the Israeli military, the aerial bombardment hit 15 targets including a weapons manufacturing facility, a naval compound and tunnels. While delivering a speech in an election rally in the southern city of Ashdod, Netanyahu was rushed to a shelter as the sirens sounded. Several minutes later, the unharmed Netanyahu resumed his… Read on ->

Tags: Gaza, Hamas, Israel, Netanahu, Palestine


ISIS attacks dwindle after Syrian Army desert operation eliminates several cells

Published 2019-09-11 15:25:58 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:00 P.M.) – The Islamic State’s (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) attacks have dwindled over the last week after the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) completed their first major combing operation in the region around the Deir Ezzor Governorate. Backed by the National Defense Forces (NDF), the Syrian Army was able to eliminate several Islamic State cells in this desert area over the course of several days, paving the way for their forces to impose complete control over the Al-Fidah area. According to a military source in Deir Ezzor city, since the operation was carried out by the armed forces, the Islamic State… Read on ->

Tags: Deir_Ezzor, Homs, ISIS, Syria


Syrian Army steps up assault in Idlib as offensive nears

Published 2019-09-11 14:41:08 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:10 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has stepped up their attacks in the Idlib Governorate this week after the alleged expiration of the nearly two-week-long ceasefire. Led by the 5th Corps and Republican Guard, the Syrian military launched several missile strikes on the militant positions in Idlib, targeting their defenses in a number of towns in the southern and western parts of the governorate. According to a military source in nearby Hama, the Syrian military heavily targeted Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham’s positions in the towns of Al-Naqir, Kafr Nabl, Kafr Sijnah, Ma’ar Tahrouma, Hazarin, and Rakaya. The… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


Syrian security forces seize weapons supply vehicle heading to Idlib: video

Published 2019-09-11 14:06:18 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:45 P.M.) – The Syrian security forces seized a weapons supply vehicle that was transporting arms to the Idlib Governorate, Al-Ikhbariya reported on Wednesday. According to the Al-Ikhbariya report, the vehicle was seized by the security forces inside the Homs Governorate. The two people smuggling these weapons to the Idlib Governorate were apparently employed by the Syrian government, but paid by militants to transfer weapons to them, the report added. No further details were released by the state-owned news channel. Below is the video that was released by Al-Ikhbariya TV from the Homs Governorate earlier today. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiCT6zHUbtg

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Tags: Homs, Idlib, Syria


Bolton’s resignation won’t change Iran’s position with US: official

Published 2019-09-11 11:08:11 by News Desk in Iran

US President Donald Trump earlier stated that he had asked the national security advisor to leave the administration, while Bolton said it was his decision to resign. Iranian Ambassador to the United Nations Majid Takht-Ravanchi said on Wednesday that the Islamic Republic has no plans to start negotiations with the US even after the resignation of John Bolton – one of the most well-known hawks in the Trump administration. In the meantime, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has urged Washington to stop pressuring his country, adding that Tehran would continue cutting its obligations under the 2015 nuclear deal, if necessary. Meanwhile,… Read on ->

Tags: Bolton, Iran, US


Russian Air Force launches first strikes over Idlib

Published 2019-09-11 10:47:14 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 A.M.) – The Russian Air Force has launched their first airstrikes over the Idlib Governorate today, marking the first time since the ceasefire was established in late August that they have targeted the militant positions in this region. According to a report from northern Syria, the Russian Air Force targeted the positions of the foreign jihadists with three airstrikes over the western Idlib towns of Al-Dahr and Kafr Maris. These foreign jihadists are from groups like the Turkestan Islamic Party and Hurras Al-Deen group, which are mostly in control of the Jisr Al-Shughour countryside Previously, it was… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


John Bolton resigns as US National Security Adviser

Published 2019-09-11 07:52:09 by Zen Adra in World-News

US President Donald Trump said he has asked John Bolton to resign as US National Security Adviser, because he “disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions”.. “I thank John very much for his service. I will be naming a new National Security Advisor next week,” Trump wrote on his official Twitter account. https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1171452880055746560?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.euronews.com%2F2019%2F09%2F10%2Fdonald-trump-says-he-has-fired-us-national-security-advisor-john-bolton The 70-year old diplomat, however, disputed Trump’s narrative of events; tweeting that he “offered to resign last night and President Trump said, “Let’s talk about it tomorrow”. https://twitter.com/AmbJohnBolton/status/1171455806069305346?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.euronews.com%2F2019%2F09%2F10%2Fdonald-trump-says-he-has-fired-us-national-security-advisor-john-bolton Bolton, Trump’s 3rd National Security Adviser since his election in late 2016, was appointed in April 2018 to replace… Read on ->

Tags: Donald Trump, John Bolton, USA


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