This is a summary of 10 AMN articles on the following subjects: Lavrov, Russia, Syria, Hezbollah, Israel, Lebanon, Serbia, Aleppo, Idlib, Turkey, US, FSA, YPG, Iran.

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‘War in Syria has come to an end’: Russian FM

Published 2019-09-13 23:21:15 by News Desk in Syria

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov believes that the war in Syria has come to an end and stressed the need to promote a long-lasting settlement of the crisis in the Arab Republic and the Middle East region as a whole . “The war in Syria has really come to an end. The country is gradually returning to a normal, peaceful life. Some hotspots of tensions remain in the territories that are not controlled by the Syrian government, such as Idlib and the eastern bank of the Euphrates”, Lavrov said in an interview with the newspaper Trud. The minister thinks that the… Read on ->

Tags: Lavrov, Russia, Syria

Israel sends stern warning to Lebanon about Hezbollah

Published 2019-09-13 23:05:57 by News Desk in Lebanon, Middleeast

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:45 P.M.) – Israeli President Reuven Rivlin allegedly sent a stern warning to Lebanon about Hezbollah’s activities during a meeting with the French Ambassador to Israel this week, the Israeli publication Yedioth Ahronoth reported. According to the publication, Rivlin told the new French Ambassador to Israel Eric Danon to deliver a message to Lebanon, warning them that any aggression from Hezbollah will drag both of their countries into war. “Lebanon is responsible for all Hezbollah activities. We clearly tell the Lebanese government and its allies around the world that Hezbollah’s aggression must stop before we find ourselves embroiled… Read on ->

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Tags: Hezbollah, Israel, Lebanon

Russia and Serbia complete first ever joint air defense drills: video

Published 2019-09-13 22:22:11 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 P.M.) – Near Astrakhan, the first ever Russian-Serbian joint air defense exercises “Slavic Shield 2019” kicked off this week. During these maneuvers, representatives of the Serbian delegation first saw the Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile system. Serbian guests worked out tasks not only at the famous air defense systems, but also at the Pantsir-S installations. The main tasks were the reflection of a massive strike of a conditional enemy and the destruction of ballistic and low-altitude targets. During the joint exercise, Russian and Serbian units were put on alert 7 times to detect and track air targets. In… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Serbia

New round of clashes breakout between Kurdish forces and Turkish-backed militants in northern Aleppo

Published 2019-09-13 22:09:55 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:45 P.M.) – For the third night in a row, a fierce firefight has broken out in the Aleppo countryside between the Kurdish-led forces and Turkish-backed militants. According to tonight’s report, the Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG) and Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (TFSA) began clashing at the southern axis of Azaz city, prompting both sides to exchange heavy gunfire. No casualties have been reported by either side. Since the implementation of a safe zone in northern Syria, the clashes between the Turkish-backed militants and Kurdish-led forces have mostly taken place in the Aleppo Governorate, where the U.S. has… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Syria

Russian jets intensify strikes over Idlib as Syrian troops mobilize

Published 2019-09-13 17:01:41 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:45 P.M.) – The Russian Air Force intensified their strikes over the Idlib Governorate Friday as troops from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) mobilized along the Al-Ghaab Plain front-lines. According to a military report from the nearby Hama Governorate, the Russian Air Force launched their biggest attack of the week when their warplanes targeted three towns over the western countryside of the Idlib Governorate. In particular, the report said the Russian Air Force targeted the towns of Basnqoul, Baftamoun, and Ainata, which are controlled by the jihadist group Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham. At the same time, more Syrian troops… Read on ->

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Tags: Idlib, Syria

US to send additional 150 troops to northeast Syria for joint patrols with Turkey

Published 2019-09-13 16:49:03 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

The US Department of Defence is going to send around 150 troops to northeastern Syria to carry out joint patrols with Turkey, US media has reported. The move will be part of a series of military and diplomatic steps, taken by the United States over recent weeks to ease tensions in relations with Turkey due to Washington’s ongoing support for Kurdish units, operating in northern Syria, The New York Times reported on Thursday. US military and diplomatic officials have refused to comment on the issue. The United States currently has less than 1,000 troops in Syria, who are involved in fighting the remnants of… Read on ->

Tags: Syria, Turkey, US

New reports of Russian airstrikes over strategic mountain region in Idlib

Published 2019-09-13 01:51:00 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:30 A.M.) – The Russian Air Force allegedly launched airstrikes over the Al-Zawiyah Mountain region in the Idlib Governorate this evening, opposition activists reported over social media. According to the reports, the Russian Air Force targeted the towns of Deir Sinbol, Baynin, and Shinan in the Al-Zawiyah Mountain region. Despite these claims, it is still not clear whether or not it was the Russian Air Force or their partners from the Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF). Due to the time these strikes were reported, Al-Masdar is unable to confirm whether or not it was the Russians or Syrians…. Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria

Late night clashes breakout in east Aleppo between Turkish-backed militants and YPG

Published 2019-09-13 01:25:35 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:00 A.M.) – An intense firefight broke out in eastern Aleppo this evening between the Kurdish-led forces and Turkish-backed militants. According to local reports, the Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (TFSA) and Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG) began clashing at the Hazwan axis west of Al-Bab city. No casualties have been reported on either side. Despite the implementation of a safe zone in northern Syria, the TFSA and YPG continue to clash in areas where there is an absence of U.S. troops. The Turkish authorities view the YPG and Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) as ‘terrorists’ loyal to the outlawed… Read on ->

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Tags: Aleppo, FSA, Syria, YPG

US slams Iran for ‘web of lies’ over oil delivery to Syria

Published 2019-09-13 00:20:04 by News Desk in Iran, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 A.M.) – The U.S. State Department Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus slammed the Iranian government to reporters on Thursday after she was asked about their recent delivery of oil to Syria. “I think the importance here to our friends around the world in the international community is to note that once again you have been lied to and misled by the Iranian regime,” Ortagus told reporters. In regards to the Adrian Darya 1’s (formerly Grace 1) departure from Gibraltar in mid-August, Ortagus said Iran blatantly lied about the ship’s destination in order to deliver the oil to the Syrian… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Syria, US

Militants open fire in Rukban Camp after refugees demand seized UN-provided food

Published 2019-09-13 00:06:32 by News Desk in Syria

According to Maj. Gen. Alexey Bakin, citing the refugees, a significant amount of cargo earlier delivered by the United Nations and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent to Rukban has been seized by militants and moved to a base of the Kuwat Shahid Ahmad al-Abdo militant group, located to the north of the camp. “On 11 September, militants opened fire with small arms at a market in Rukban to disperse civilians demanding food,” Bakin said at a briefing. The Rukban camp houses some 25,000 people in conditions described by the World Health Organization as “deplorable” – lacking food, access to medical… Read on ->

Tags: Syria

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