This is a summary of 12 AMN articles on the following subjects: ISIS, Sweden, Iran, Yemen, Saudi, Aleppo, Syria, Armenia, Russia, Hasakah, Syrian Refugees, Turkey, Homs, Palmyra, Afrin, PKK, YPG, Climate Change, Greta Thunberg, UN.

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ISIS terrorist bragged about receiving medical treatment in Sweden before returning to Syria

Published 2019-09-24 21:08:33 by News Desk in Syria

Swedish Daesh terrorist and former resident of Gothenburg Khaled Shahadeh has claimed he received medical treatment from the Swedish state after being wounded in a clash with the Syrian army in 2014. By his own admission, he was badly wounded and could hardly move his arm. As Daesh’s own healthcare was lacking and the option of buying private healthcare in Turkey also a dubious prospect, he returned “home” for treatment. “They fixed the nerves. I recovered. Got married and returned here with my wife”, 29-year-old Shahadeh said in a unique interview from inside Kurdish prison made by Kurdish media company ReProduction and published by… Read on ->

Tags: ISIS, Sweden

Houthis was able to hit Saudi Aramco facilities because of ‘weak’ US missile defense: Rouhani

Published 2019-09-24 18:42:41 by News Desk in Iran, Yemen

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday that the Houthis were able to hit Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities due to the ineffectiveness of US anti-missile systems that were used by the kingdom. “In fact, the Yemenis have humiliated the United States,” Rouhani said in a comment posted on his official website, adding that in this case it is difficult to deny the weakness of the US radar and defense systems that drones and missiles could overcome. Last week, the Yemeni Houthi movement warned Saudi Arabia of new, more damaging attacks on the country’s vital facilities if Riyadh continues military action against Houthis-controlled territories in… Read on ->

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Tags: Iran, Yemen

Saudi Coalition resumes airstrikes over Yemen after short-lived peace deal

Published 2019-09-24 18:31:18 by News Desk in Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 P.M.) – The Saudi Coalition has resumed their air campaign over Yemen this week after a short-lived peace deal was put in place following the Saudi Aramco strikes. According to a new report from Yemen, the Saudi Coalition heavily bombed several sites inside the country, including a number of Houthi positions in the Amran and Dhale governorates. The report said the Saudi Coalition began their airstrikes on Tuesday by targeting the Houthi-held areas in the contested Qa’tabah District, hitting their positions inside Al-Fakher city. The Saudi Coalition would then shift their attention to the Amran Governorate, where… Read on ->

Tags: Saudi, Yemen

Fresh clashes breakout between Turkish-backed militants and Kurdish forces in east Aleppo

Published 2019-09-24 18:09:22 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:40 P.M.) – A firefight between the Turkish-backed militants and Kurdish-led forces was reported in the eastern countryside of the Aleppo Governorate this afternoon. According to reports, the clashes broke out between the Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (TFSA) and Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG) in the town of Daghilbash, which is located at the western outskirts of Al-Bab city. No casualties have been reported by either party. Since the implementation of the northern Syria safe zone, the clashes between the Turkish-backed militants and Kurdish forces have intensified in the Aleppo countryside. The reason for the increased violence is… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Syria

Russia, Armenia kickoff joint military drills

Published 2019-09-24 17:42:19 by News Desk in World-News

Over 1,000 troops went on alert in joint Russian-Armenian command and staff drills that kicked off at the Bagramyan training range in Armenia, the press office of Russia’s Southern Military District reported on Tuesday. “A joint bilateral command and staff exercise has begun for motorized infantry units of the Southern Military District’s Russian military base stationed in Armenia and servicemen of the Armenian Defense Ministry under the direction of the commander of the United Grouping of Forces,” the press office said in a statement. The drills involve over 1,000 personnel and about 250 weapon systems, including aircraft. Motor rifle troops… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Russia

Large protest reported against US-backed forces in southern Hasakah city

Published 2019-09-24 17:17:55 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:00 P.M.) – A large protest against the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) was reported from the city of Al-Shadadi in southern Al-Hasakah today, local activists claimed via social media on Tuesday. According to the reports, the protesters demanded the withdrawal of the Syrian Democratic Forces from Al-Shadadi and its surroundings. This protest against the SDF in Al-Shadadi comes just days after a number of demonstrations were held against the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and their allies in Deir Ezzor. The protesters in Deir Ezzor demanded the Syrian Army and their Iranian-backed allies leave their areas; they also… Read on ->

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Tags: Hasakah, Syria

Car crash kills 6 Syrian refugees in Turkey

Published 2019-09-24 16:53:20 by Zen Adra in Turkey

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (4: 50 P.M.) – At least 6 people were killed, 27 others injured as a vehicle carrying Syrian refugees crashed in southern Turkey. Turkish media quoted the mayor of Hatay province saying that a military vehicle carrying illegal Syrian migrants rolled over while deporting them outside Turkey. The accident killed 6 people, including two Turkish servicemen, and wounded 27 others. Turkey hosts more over 4 million refugees, of which 3.6 million are Syrian nationals who fled the devastating war in Syria. Ankara has recently augmented measures to deport ‘illegal migrants’ amid increased economic problems and public discontent. Earlier,… Read on ->

Tags: Syria, Syrian Refugees, Turkey

ISIS releases video of ambush that killed Syrian, Russian soldiers in Homs

Published 2019-09-24 16:26:19 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:10 P.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) terrorist organization has released a new video showing their attack on a Russian-Syrian military convoy that was traveling through the Homs countryside this past week. According to the Islamic State’s official media wing, their forces attacked the Russian-Syrian military convoy as they were traveling north of Al-Sukhnah city near the Al-Raqqa Governorate’s border. The terrorist group claimed that at least 15 Russian and Syrian soldiers were killed during the attack; however, this number was later disputed by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), adding that the terrorist group’s death toll claims were… Read on ->

Tags: Homs, ISIS, Syria

Turkey may purchase Russia’s Su-57 stealth fighter under favorable terms: official

Published 2019-09-24 15:48:46 by News Desk in Turkey

Turkey may buy Russia’s Su-57 fighters on favorable terms, speaker for the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, Mustafa Şentop, said. “Why not? Of course, every country has a need for the defence industry, if necessary, Turkey can use it for the defence industry. This, remember, happened with the S-400, we bought the S-400 [air defence missile systems]. Turkey can buy some weapons for its defence only on favourable terms, they may be bought from Russia, or from some other third countries,” Şentop said in response to a question from Sputnik. During his visit to the MAKS-2019 international air and space… Read on ->

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Tags: Russia, Turkey

Photos: Russian special forces deployed to eastern Syria

Published 2019-09-24 15:18:01 by Zen Adra in Syria

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (3:15 P.M.) – The Syrian Army, backed by Russian special forces, has launched a wide-scale offensive against the Islamic State militants in the Syrian desert following a series of attacks conducted by the terror group. According to a military source, the offensive began by attacking bases and locations for ISIS in the Hamimah area located east of Palmyra. The military campaign is heavily supported by Syrian as well as Russian air force, which conducted several airstrikes targeting sites for the terror group. This comes after ISIS militants carried out deadly attacks against the Syrian Army, killing and injuring… Read on ->

Tags: ISIS, Palmyra, Russia, Syria

Video: Kurdish fighters attack Turkish military in Syria’s Afrin

Published 2019-09-24 14:45:13 by Zen Adra in Syria

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (2:45 P.M.) – A Kurdish military group said it has launched a series of attacks targeting locations and bases for the Turkish military in the northern Syrian city of Afrin. Afrin Liberation Forces, a newly-formed Kurdish group, declared it had blown up an explosive device near a Turkish army base in Marimeen village of Afrin region. The attack, which took place on September 22, has allegedly killed and injured several Turkish soldiers. Turkish authorities neither confirmed nor denied the attack. Footage released by the group show a Turkish military post under attack by an ATGM. Assaults by the… Read on ->

Tags: Afrin, PKK, Syria, Turkey, YPG

Greta Thunberg to world leaders: You’ve stolen my dreams with empty words

Published 2019-09-24 07:26:19 by Zen Adra in World-News

Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg delivered a speech at the United Nations Climate Action Summit calling on world leaders to act to address climate change. During her speech, the 16 year-old activist begged world leaders to recognize the way climate change will hurt future generations. “I shouldn’t be up here. I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean, yet you all come to us young people for hope. How dare you? You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words, and yet, I’m one of the lucky ones”, Greta Thunberg said “People are… Read on ->

Tags: Climate Change, Greta Thunberg, UN

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