This is a summary of 11 AMN articles on the following subjects: Latakia, Syria, Israel, Russia, Daraa, Turkey, Afghanistan, Homs, ISIS, CBS, SDF, USA, Climate Change, France, Yellow Vests.

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Syrian choppers swarm jihadist stronghold in northeast Latakia

Published 2019-09-23 21:51:28 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:30 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) has resumed their strikes on the northeastern countryside of the Latakia Governorate after taking a brief hiatus over the last few days. Led by their attack choppers, the Syrian Air Force swarmed the jihadist-held town of Kabani this evening, inflicting heavy damage on the defenses of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and the Turkestan Islamic Party. These strikes by the Syrian Air Force were followed up with a heavy barrage of artillery and missiles by the Syrian Arab Army’s 4th Armored Division. According to a military source in the Latakia Governorate,… Read on ->

Tags: Latakia, Syria

Russian military eases tensions along Syrian-Israeli border

Published 2019-09-23 20:47:24 by News Desk in Syria

Russian military police units deployed to the ceasefire line on the Golan Heights have secured stability and peace in Syria’s Quneitra province, Chief of the Russian Armed Forces’ Military Police in Syria Colonel Alexander Bezklubov told reporters. According to him, since the Russian military drove militants out of the area a year ago, local residents have been reconstructing their destroyed homes and building new houses. Bezklubov added that officers deployed to the Russian observation points were monitoring ceasefire violations and Israel’s airstrikes on Syrian targets. The Golan Heights, which had belonged to Syria since 1944, were seized by Israel during… Read on ->

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Tags: Israel, Russia, Syria

Militant sleeper cell attempts to assassinate Syrian officer in east Daraa

Published 2019-09-23 20:30:19 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:10 P.M.) – A militant sleeper cell attempted to carry out the assassination of a Syrian Arab Army (SAA) officer in the eastern countryside of the Daraa Governorate this week, a source from the army told Al-Masdar. According to the source, the militant sleeper cell attempted to carry out the assassination using a roadside bomb in the town of Busra Al-Harir. The source said the Syrian Army colonel was wounded as a result of the assassination attempt, adding that he is seeking medical attention for his injuries. The Free Syrian Army (FSA), Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh), and Hay’at Tahrir… Read on ->

Tags: Daraa, Syria

Two Turkish fighter jets enter Syrian airspace

Published 2019-09-23 18:21:04 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 P.M.) – Two Turkish F-16 fighter jets entered Syrian airspace on Monday, the Turkish Ministry of Defense said in a statement. According to the Turkish Ministry of Defense, their F-16 jets entered Syrian airspace for two hours on Monday before they finally returned to Turkey. “Two F-16s belonging to the Air Force Command were flying in Syrian airspace between 10 A.M.-12 P.M. as part of Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) Operation Inherent Resolve,” the Turkish Ministry of Defense said in a tweet. This move by the Turkish Air Force comes just two weeks after Ankara and the United… Read on ->

Tags: Syria, Turkey

Russia accuses US of transferring Daesh to northern Afghanistan

Published 2019-09-23 18:02:59 by News Desk in Middleeast, World-News

US special services are involved in transferring Daesh* militants to northern regions of Afghanistan with the aim of destabilising the situation on the borders with the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Sergey Beseda, the head of the Russian Federal Security Service’s international relations department, said on Monday. “We have received information about the US special services’ involvement in the transferring of Daesh fighters to Afghan northern regions to destabilise the situation on the CIS southern borders and later in Central Asia,” Beseda said at the meeting. According to an official, the security agencies and intelligence services of the CIS countries must… Read on ->

Tags: Afghanistan, Russia

Israel says Syrian military shot down Iranian drone

Published 2019-09-23 17:34:25 by News Desk in Syria

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BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:20 P.M.) – The Head of the Arab Media Division of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), Avichay Adraee, said this past weekend that the Syrian military shot down an Iranian drone in the Al-Quneitra Governorate, refuting a previous claim from Damascus about downing an Israeli unmanned vehicle. “Today we see proof that [the Revolutionary Guards’ Quds Force leader] Qassem Soleimani does whatever he wants in Syria and certainly doesn’t tell the Assad regime,” Adraee stated. According to Adraee, the drone was launched from an area where the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ (IRGC) Quds Force has attempted to attack… Read on ->

Tags: Israel, Syria

Russia’s Kalibr cruise missile finetuned after Syria campaign

Published 2019-09-23 17:07:34 by News Desk in Syria, World-News

Russia’s Kalibr cruise missile was finetuned after it had been used during the campaign in Syria, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said in his interview with Moskovsky Komsomolets published on Sunday. The minister noted that an instruction to finetune the Kalibr missile had been given by Russian President Vladimir Putin. Shoigu explained that earlier it “took so long to upload a flight mission for the Kalibr missile that a target could be missed.” “Today it takes much less to upload a flight mission for Kalibr,” the minister said. In total, some 300 types of weapons have been finetuned given Russia’s experience in… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Syria

ISIS allegedly ambushed Syrian, Russian forces in east Homs

Published 2019-09-23 16:54:30 by Zen Adra in Syria

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (4:55 P.M.) -The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS, ISIL, IS) claimed it has killed and injured scores of Syrian and Russian troops in an ambush east of Homs province. The group released a statement on its official media wing, Aamaq Agency, claiming that ISIS militants had set up an ambush for a joint Syrian-Russian military convoy north of As Sukhnah town in the Syrian desert. According to the statement, ISIS fighters detonated several IEDs once the convoy was trapped; then opening fire on the  troops; killing and injuring at least 15 soldiers. The attack has also… Read on ->

Tags: Homs, ISIS, Russia, Syria

Two armored vehicles fall from sky during military drills in Russia: Video

Published 2019-09-23 15:14:13 by Zen Adra in World-News

Two Russian armored personnel carriers were completely crashed when plummeting to the ground from sky during massive military drills. The armored vehicles crashed after the parachutes failed to deploy during a spectacular Airborne Forces exercise last week which also included China and India. No casualties reported in the accident as no personnel were onboard. The Russian military launched a probe to unveil the reasons behind the failure of parachuting system. The Center-2019 international command exercise was officially opened on September 14th and will last until September 21st. Approximately 128,000 soldiers, more than 20,000 units of military equipment and over 600… Read on ->

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Tags: Russia

First footage shows ISIS captives in SDF prisons

Published 2019-09-23 14:41:26 by Zen Adra in Syria

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (2:40 P.M.) – Following the massive defeat of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS, ISIL, IS) in northeastern Syria on March 2019, thousands of the group’s militants and their families have been held in prisons and camps under the control of the US-backed Kurdish forces. Scores of the captured jihadists are foreign fighters who came along from all over the world to fight the Syrian and Iraqi government forces, and establish the Islamic Caliphate. The return of those foreign fighters to their original countries is still a controversial issue. On Friday, President Trump threatened to return… Read on ->

Tags: CBS, ISIS, SDF, Syria, USA

Yellow vests protestors join climate change march, clash with police

Published 2019-09-23 08:31:12 by Zen Adra in Europe, World-News

Violent clashes erupted between anti-riot police and protestors in Paris after yellow vests demonstrators and anti-capitalist activists joined a climate change march. Yellow vests (gilets jaunes); an anti-government movement took the streets in an attempt to revive their movement as climate change activists were marching on. Black Bloc activists were also present with their black clothes, some with their faces covered in black masks. The protestors set fire to bins and smashed the front windows of several shops. Up to 7500 police officers were deployed to the streets of Paris to disperse the protestors who took advantage of the authorized… Read on ->

Tags: Climate Change, France, Yellow Vests

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