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This is a summary of 9 AMN articles on the following subjects: China, Saudi, Israel, Syria, Latakia, Iran, Deir_Ezzor, Euphrates, Hezbollah, Daraa, ISIS, Syrian Army, Homs, Russian Air Force, USA.

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China ready to defend against drone attacks after Saudi Arabia oil strikes

Published 2019-09-22 22:25:54 by News Desk in Middleeast, World-News

Chinese military observers turned their attention to the threats from drones after two major oil installations of Saudi Arabia were attacked by drones on Saturday, saying on Monday China has a full range of countermeasures, including detection and interception systems. Ten drones attacked the oil installations, damaging facilities that process the vast majority of the country’s crude output and raising the risk of a disruption in world oil supplies, the New York Times reported on Saturday. An anonymous Chinese military expert told the Global Times surprise was the key to the attacks’ success. “If they had deployed a well-conditioned defense… Read on ->

Tags: China, Saudi


New footage of alleged booby-trapped Israeli drone shot down by Syrian Army

Published 2019-09-22 22:08:43 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:40 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) reportedly shot down an Israeli drone Saturday that was spotted entering their territory from the occupied Golan Heights region. According to the Syrian Army’s statement, the Israeli drone was booby-trapped with cluster munitions, which later found out after shooting the unmanned aerial vehicle down over the Al-Quneitra Governorate. The Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) later released footage of the downed drone after it was recovered by the Syrian Army near the demilitarized zone in the Al-Quneitra Governorate. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLwREJdPPsw The Syrian military downed two drones over the weekend, with the first… Read on ->

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Tags: Israel, Syria


Syrian Army destroys jihadist tunnels and bases along Turkish border

Published 2019-09-22 21:50:50 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:30 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) stepped up their attacks in the Latakia Governorate this past weekend, targeting several areas under the control of the jihadist rebels. Led by the 4th Armored Division, the Syrian Arab Army unleashed a heavy barrage of missiles and artillery shells towards the jihadist tunnels and bases near the key town of Kabani in northeastern Latakia. According to a military source in the Latakia Governorate, the Syrian Army relied on their military intelligence and that of their Russian allies to get the coordinates of these jihadist sites. At the same time,… Read on ->

Tags: Latakia, Syria


Iran shows off long-range missile system with new warhead: video

Published 2019-09-22 21:30:34 by News Desk in Iran

The Iranian military displayed its Khorramshahr long-range ballistic missile with a new warhead at a parade dedicated to the anniversary of the beginning of the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war, Fars news agency reported on Sunday. The Iranian military also showcased domestic air defence system Bavar-373 and missile defense system Khordad-15 as well as 18 other ballistic missiles, the Fars news agency reported. https://twitter.com/inbarspace/status/1175718440058966022?s=20 ​Iran’s missile program has been receiving considerable international attention for many years. The United States and a range of its allies view it as a violation of UN Security Council’s 2231 resolution that recommends Tehran refrain from creating long-range ballistic… Read on ->

Tags: Iran


Several Syrian soldiers reportedly killed in Deir Ezzor amid new turmoil in Euphrates region

Published 2019-09-22 21:10:45 by News Desk in Syria

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BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:45 P.M.) – Several Syrian Arab Army (SAA) soldiers and National Defense Forces’ (NDF) personnel were killed on Sunday after unknown assailants attacked their positions in southeastern Deir Ezzor. According to a military source in the Deir Ezzor Governorate, the unknown assailants attacked the Syrian Armed Forces inside the town of Sabikhan. The source said the Syrian Army is currently investigating the attack; however, they believe it was either carried out by the Islamic State or residents of Deir Ezzor that oppose the military’s presence in the governorate. In response to the attack, the Syrian Arab Army has… Read on ->

Tags: Deir_Ezzor, Euphrates, Syria


Hezbollah leader warns Saudi Arabia will be destroyed if they go to war with Iran

Published 2019-09-22 20:47:22 by News Desk in Gulf, Iran

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah has warned Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) that dire consequences await them in the event that a confrontation with Iran takes place. “Don’t bet on a war against Iran because they will destroy you. Your house is made of glass and your economy is made of glass. Like the glass cities in the UAE. […] You have already begun to pay the price of the war against Yemen”, Nasrallah said. The movement’s leader also called on Saudi Arabia and its allies to end their military campaign in Yemen against the Houthi militants, arguing that… Read on ->

Tags: Hezbollah, Iran, Saudi


Several Syrian Army troops killed by ISIS ambush in southern Syria

Published 2019-09-22 16:57:33 by Zen Adra in Syria

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (4:55 P.M.) – A roadside bomb has killed and wounded several Syrian Army personnel in southern Syria as similar incidents have increased in numbers across the southern province of Daraa. The roadside bomb exploded near a vehicle which carried scores of Syrian Army officers and soldiers somewhere on the road between al-Dara and Skaka villages, located in the eastern countryside of Daraa. The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS, ISIL, IS) has claimed responsibility for the attack. The group released a statement on its official media wing, claiming responsibility for the deadly attack. On September 3, a… Read on ->

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Tags: Daraa, ISIS, Syria, Syrian Army


Russian air force pounds ISIS in Syrian desert

Published 2019-09-22 15:56:04 by Zen Adra in Syria

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (3: 55 P.M.) – The Russian air force continues to launch deadly airstrikes against pockets for the Islamic State in the Syrian desert as the terror group showed increase activity lately. Last Thursday, the Syrian Arab Army, backed by the National Defense Forces (NDF), began a full-scale offensive against ISIS militants in the Hamimah area east of Palmyra. The offensive is also supported by the Russian air force. Two days prior, several Army soldiers were killed in an ambush carried out by the Islamic State militants near the Hamimah region of the Homs Governorate. The next day, the… Read on ->

Tags: Homs, ISIS, Russian Air Force, Syria


Iran shows off captured US, Israeli drones: Photos

Published 2019-09-22 08:46:18 by Zen Adra in Iran, Middleeast

Iranian authorities showed off US, UK and Israeli-made drones they claim to have downed in earlier times, as tensions with western powers escalate. This came on the sidelines of the “Sacred Defense Week”; an Iranian annual commemoration of the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war. Major General Hussein Salami, Commander-in-chief of the Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution, was pictured standing next to debris of the US-made RQ-4 Global Hawk. Earlier, Salami warned that Iran will hit back hard at any state that may attack the Islamic Republic. “Be careful, a limited aggression will not remain limited. We are after punishment… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, USA


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