This is a summary of 11 AMN articles on the following subjects: Idlib, Russia, Syria, Latakia, Israel, Netanyahu, Trump, US, Iraq, Yemen, Turkey, Bin_Laden, Daraa, Houthis, Iran, Saudi.

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

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Jihadists block humanitarian corridor in Idlib: Russia

Published 2019-09-14 22:02:12 by News Desk in Syria

The Hayat Tahrir al-Sham terrorist group, formerly known as Nusra Front*, does not let civilians leave the parts of the Syrian province of Idlib it controls, the state television reported on Saturday. According to Al-Ikhbariya broadcaster, militants are shooting at any vehicle trying to transport people through the Abu al-Duhur humanitarian corridor. On 31 August, the Syrian army unilaterally halted the fighting in the Idlib de-escalation zone. The truce was announced by the Russian Defence Ministry’s Center for the Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria. The centre also called on the leaders of armed groups operating in Idlib to stop… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Russia, Syria

Syrian Army attacks jihadist stronghold in northeast Latakia

Published 2019-09-14 21:53:27 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:30 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) resumed their strikes on the jihadist stronghold of Kabani this evening, hitting a number of sites along the southern axis of this key town in northeastern Latakia. According to a source in the Latakia Governorate, the Syrian Arab Army’s 4th Armored Division unleashed a barrage of missiles and artillery shells towards the defenses of the Turkestan Islamic Party and Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham, while Russian and Syrian reconnaissance planes flew over the latter’s positions. The Syrian Army has been heavily concentrating on the abundance of jihadist tunnels and hideouts around Kabani,… Read on ->

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Tags: Latakia, Syria

US, Israel negotiating mutual defense treaty: Trump

Published 2019-09-14 21:17:30 by News Desk in Middleeast

US President Donald Trump has confirmed on Twitter that he has spoken to his Israeli counterpart Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about the prospects of signing a mutual defence treaty. Saying such a pact would “further anchor the tremendous alliance between our two countries,” Trump said he looked “forward to continuing those discussions after the Israeli Elections,” during a meeting at the upcoming session of the United Nations General Assembly. Trump’s comments follow a report by Haaretz earlier this month that aides to the Israeli prime minister have been lobbying their US counterparts to get the White House to make a verbal commitment… Read on ->

Tags: Israel, Netanyahu, Trump, US

Unverified video allegedly shows Houthi drones heading towards Saudi Arabia from Iraq

Published 2019-09-14 20:34:49 by News Desk in Iraq, Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:30 P.M.) – The Houthi drones that attacked the Saudi Aramco site in Buqayq on Saturday allegedly entered the Gulf kingdom from the southeastern region of Iraq, a newly posted video claims. The video, which has been circulated on several social media channels, claims to show the Houthi drones entering Kuwaiti airspace from southeastern Iraq before they attacked the Saudi Aramco site. These claims allege that the Houthi drones were likely launched from Iran due to the direction they were flying before they attacked the Saudi Aramco site. The video itself remains unverified as none of the… Read on ->

Tags: Iraq, Yemen

Syrian Army nearly hits Turkish military in southern Idlib

Published 2019-09-14 18:29:15 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:10 P.M.) – During an attack on Friday, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) nearly struck a Turkish observation post in the southern countryside of the Idlib Governorate, a source from the military told Al-Masdar News. According to the source, the Syrian Arab Army was heavily shelling the southern region of Idlib, when their forces nearly hit the Turkish observation post that was located just north of the Hama Governorate. The source said the Turkish military informed the Russian Armed Forces about the incident that took place on Friday, as it was the first time the Syrian Arab Army… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria, Turkey

Bin Laden’s son was killed in US anti-terror operation

Published 2019-09-14 18:19:05 by News Desk in World-News

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Aspiring al-Qaeda heir apparent Hamza bin Laden has been killed in a US anti-terror operation, President Donald Trump has announced. “Hamza bin Laden, the high-ranking al-Qaeda member and son of Osama bin Laden, was killed in a United States counterterrorism operation in the Afghanistan/Pakistan region,” a statement attributed to the president released by the White House on Saturday said. According to Trump, Hamza had played an important role in terrorist structures, and was preparing fresh attacks against US interests. The statement did not clarify when the anti-terrorist operation was carried out. “The loss of Hamza bin Laden not only deprives… Read on ->

Tags: Bin_Laden

Militants attack Syrian security forces in western Daraa

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

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 P.M.) – A group of assailants from a militant sleeper cell reportedly attacked a Syrian police station in the western countryside of the Daraa Governorate on Saturday. According to a military report from Daraa, the assailants, who were believed to be members of the Free Syrian Army (FSA), attacked the police station in the large town of Nawa, causing several casualties as a result of the attack. A source told Al-Masdar that the assailants used assault rifles and hand grenades in their attacks, which included a number of checkpoints near the town of Nawa. The Free Syrian… Read on ->

Tags: Daraa, Syria

Houthis claim responsibility for powerful attack on Saudi Aramco site

Published 2019-09-14 17:48:05 by News Desk in Yemen

Yemen’s Houthis have claimed responsibility for drone attacks on two Saudi Aramco factories, the group’s spokesman said in a statement broadcast by Al Masirah TV. The spokesperson went on to say that the rebels deployed 10 drones overall in both attacks. He also vowed that the scope of Houthi attacks against the kingdom would be broadened. Earlier, a spokesman for Saudi Arabia’s interior ministry stated that the fire at two Saudi Aramco oil facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais was caused by drone attacks. The official added that the blaze was brought under control by the company’s security forces. “The industrial security teams… Read on ->

Tags: Houthis, Yemen

Russia blocked 3 Israeli attacks in Syria this month: report

Published 2019-09-14 09:22:48 by News Desk in Middleeast, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 A.M.) – The Russian military allegedly prevented the Israeli Air Force from conducting three different attacks on Syria since the start of September, Independent Arabia reported on Friday. Citing a Russian source, the Independent said the Russian military threatened to bring down the Israeli warplanes using their own fighter jets or their S-400 system. Once such attack was allegedly foiled by the Russian military at turn of the month. In particular, the report said the Russian military prevented an Israeli attack on a missile battery in the Qassioun Mountain area of Damascus. Another foiled attack allegedly took… Read on ->

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Tags: Israel, Russia, Syria

Syria allegedly considering acquisition of Iran’s new air defense system: report

Published 2019-09-14 08:57:04 by News Desk in Iran, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:30 A.M.) – Syria intends to acquire Iran’s Bavar-373 air defense system, which was recently modified by the Islamic Republic, the Russian aviation website Avia.Pro reported on Saturday. Citing Syrian journalists, Avia.Pro said Syria is looking acquire the Bavar-373 after the Russian-supplied S-300 system allegedly demonstrated extremely low efficiency durings its trial phase. “Information about this is actively disseminated by Syrian journalists referring to a certain military source in the country, and, according to recent data, Iran is ready to supply its air defense systems to the Arab Republic at a special cost, but provided that these air… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Syria

Big explosion reported at Saudi Aramco site: video

Published 2019-09-14 08:31:40 by News Desk in Gulf

The Saudi-owned satellite channel Al-Arabiya has reported an explosion and fire at the Saudi Aramco Abqaiq facility in the eastern part of the kingdom. There have been no reports of casualties or cause of the incident. According to the media report, the blaze was spotted early Saturday morning in Buqyaq, near Dammam, in the kingdom’s Eastern Province. Netizens have shared video showing a massive fire on the horizon, with alleged gunfire in the background. According to the Al-Arabiya broadcaster, Saudi Arabian authorities are expected to issue an official statement on the cause of the incident. Saudi Aramco is the state-owned… Read on ->

Tags: Saudi

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