This is a summary of 12 AMN articles on the following subjects: Idlib, Syria, Iran, Israel, Russia, China, Serbia, Ansarallah, Yemen, ISIS, Raqqa, SDF, Hashd Shabi, Iraq, PMF.

Categories covered in this brief: Syria, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Middleeast, World-News, Yemen

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Syrian Air Force bombs drone base of foreign-led jihadist group in western Idlib

Published 2019-09-12 23:24:02 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:10 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) carried out several airstrikes over the Idlib Governorate on Thursday, hitting a number of sites belonging to the jihadist rebels. Among the targets for the Syrian Air Force was a drone base belonging to the foreign-led Turkestan Islamic Party; this installation was reportedly located inside the town of Al-Shughour near the strategic city of Jisr Al-Shughour in Idlib. Intelligence sources allegedly told the Arabic-language version of the Sputnik News Agency that the drone not only produced unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), but also, high-explosive bombs that have been used to… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


Over 2,000 militants fled to Turkey from Idlib: Al-Watan

Published 2019-09-12 23:02:45 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:40 P.M.) – Over 2,000 militants from various factions, including Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham, have fled the Idlib and Hama governorates for Turkey, the Syria-based publication Al-Watan reported on Thursday. “Since the start of the anti-terrorist offensive of the Syrian Arab Army in Idlib on May 6th, local smugglers and Turkish border guards have facilitated the illegal entry into Turkey of more than two thousand terrorists,” the publication claimed, citing activists at the border town of Khirbat Al-Joz in western Idlib. The Syrian publication said most of the militants are members of extremist factions like Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham, which… Read on ->

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Tags: Idlib, Syria


Israel must be allowed to act freely against Iran in Syria: Netanyahu to Russia

Published 2019-09-12 22:46:59 by News Desk in Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Middleeast, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 P.M.) – During his visit to Sochi on Thursday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Russian President Vladimir Putin that his country must be allowed to act freely against Iran. The meeting, which is the first in several months, was focused on increased coordination between Russia and Israel in Syria, the Reuters News Agency reported. “Security coordination between us is always important, but it is especially important now, since in the past month there has been a serious increase in attempts by Iran to hit Israel from Syria and to place there precision missiles to use against… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Israel, Russia, Syria


Serbia becomes first European country to get Chinese military drones

Published 2019-09-12 22:24:54 by News Desk in World-News

Belgrade announced Tuesday it would buy nine Pterodactyl-1 armed drones from Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group, but might go as far as purchasing 15 more. “The Chinese have very good pilotless aircraft, probably second only to the United States,” Miroslav Lazanski, a Belgrade-based military analyst, said in a TV interview, according to Stars and Stripes. “They obviously copied some American systems [but] Chinese drones are very effective and very cheap.” “This [sale] will greatly strengthen the Serbian military, which will gain capabilities it has not had in the past,” Serbian Defense Minister Aleksandar Vulin said in a Tuesday television interview. Serbia,… Read on ->

Tags: China, Serbia


Ansarallah forces capture several sites along Saudi-Yemeni border after launching big offensive: video

Published 2019-09-12 22:06:55 by News Desk in Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:45 P.M.) – The Ansarallah forces managed to score a big advance along the Yemeni-Saudi border this week after launching a big offensive against the Yemeni pro-government forces in Saudi Arabia’s Jizan region. Backed by heavy artillery, the Ansarallah forces began the offensive in the Jahfan area of the Jizan region; this would later result in a big advance for the Yemeni group. Following the capture of several sites in the Jahfan area, the Ansarallah forces seized several weapons and proceeded to withdraw from these sites before the Saudi Coalition began to bomb the area. The entire operation… Read on ->

Tags: Ansarallah, Yemen


Syrian Air Force launches several strikes across Idlib

Published 2019-09-12 21:12:57 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:45 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) carried out several strikes over the Idlib Governorate Thursday, targeting a number of areas controlled by the jihadists of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and the Turkestan Islamic Party. According to reports from northern Syria, the Syrian Air Force mostly targeted areas in western and southern Idlib; this includes Kafr Nabl, Dar Al-Kabeera, Sheikh Mustafa, Jabala, Hazarin, Kafr Roma, and Ma’arat Al-Harmah. The Syrian airstrikes came just a few hours after the Russian Air Force targeted the positions of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham in the town of Al-Shughour in the western countryside… Read on ->

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Tags: Idlib, Syria


ISIS carries out new attack in northern Syria

Published 2019-09-12 18:09:12 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:50 P.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) resumed their attacks against the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the Al-Raqqa Governorate this week. According to local reports, an Islamic State sleeper cell in the Al-Tabaqa area attacked a group of SDF fights, killing and wounding at least ten fighters. The reports said the attack occurred at an SDF checkpoint south of Tabaqa city; it did not specify if there were any Islamic State casualties. Both the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Syrian Democratic Forces have faced the brunt of the Islamic State’s attacks since they lost almost all of… Read on ->

Tags: ISIS, Raqqa, SDF, Syria


There is risk of nuclear war due to deterioration of global stability: Russian Deputy FM

Published 2019-09-12 17:49:58 by News Desk in World-News

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov stated on Thursday that there is a risk of a nuclear war, noting that the negative trend had become particularly visible this year. “The situation regarding strategic stability keeps growing worse. Unfortunately, it’s a fact, and a fact that cannot be argued with. Risks are growing too … there is a risk of a nuclear war breaking out, even if the sides have no intention of starting a nuclear conflict”, Ryabkov said in a speech in Moscow. The diplomat also said that Washington appears to be evading working with Moscow on the New START arms reduction… Read on ->

Tags: Russia


Syrian Army spy films from jihadist stronghold in Idlib

Published 2019-09-12 17:39:43 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:30 P.M.) – A Syrian Arab Army (SAA) spy filmed from one of the jihadist rebel strongholds inside the provincial capital of Idlib recently. In the video released by the official media wing of the Tiger Forces, the Syrian Army spy can be seen driving through the Idlib Industrial Zone, which has become a stronghold for the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nvs76vvGRM4

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Tags: Idlib, Syria


Russian Air Force unleashes heavy strikes over western Idlib

Published 2019-09-12 17:08:08 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:30 P.M.) – The Russian Air Force continued their strikes over the Idlib Governorate Thursday, targeting the jihadist rebel defenses in the Jisr Al-Shughour District. According to a military source in the nearby Hama Governorate, the Russian Air Force launched a number of airstrikes over the town of Al-Shughour, while their Syrian allies targeted several jihadist sites around the city of Jisr Al-Shughour. The Russian Air Force has now targeted at least two different towns in the Idlib Governorate since they resumed their airstrikes over northwestern Syria. Earlier in the week, the Russian Air Force launched their first… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Syria


Turkey sends large military convoy to reinforce Idlib

Published 2019-09-12 16:38:24 by News Desk in Syria

A convoy with military and construction equipment crossed the Syrian border on Thursday morning and headed to the observation posts in Idlib, the Anadolu news agency reported. The fighting has escalated in Idlib over the past several weeks, as the Syrian army has launched an offensive to clear the area from remaining terrorist threat and closed in on the strategic city of Khan Sheikhoun. On 31 August, a new ceasefire brokered by Russia and Turkey entered into force in the area. The same day, US forces attacked what they said were positions of leaders of al-Qaeda* in northern Idlib. According to Moscow,… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


Hashd Shabi shoots down unidentified drone in eastern Iraq

Published 2019-09-12 15:29:34 by Zen Adra in Iraq

Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) – commonly known as Hashd Shabi – said it has shot down an unidentified drone in eastern Iraq, nearly three weeks after the group came under aerial bombardment by Israeli fighter jets. “The tactical group of Hashd Shaabi’s 26th brigade deployed in the operational center in Diyala in the district of Kanaan managed to shoot down a drone, which was attempting to attack the Iraqi army,” the statement published by PMF read. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hinted at his country’s involvement in the aerial attacks on ammunition depots in Iraq belonging to the Iran-backed… Read on ->

Tags: Hashd Shabi, Iran, Iraq, Israel, PMF


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