This is a summary of 15 AMN articles on the following subjects: Aleppo, Syria, China, Rukban, Idlib, Latakia, Houthi, Iran, Yemen, Afrin, Russia, Israel, Palestine, Turkey, Hmeimim, Damascus, ISIS, Daraa, FSA, SAA, Southern Syria.

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Syrian Army reinforcements pour into western Aleppo amid increased tensions

Published 2019-09-25 23:27:09 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:10 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has sent a large number of reinforcements to the western part of Aleppo city this week amid increased tensions between their forces and the jihadist rebels. According to a military report from Aleppo city, the Syrian Arab Army deployed a number of units to the Al-Zahra’a Association Quarter and Scientific Research area. The report said the Syrian Army sent these reinforcements to western Aleppo after the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham fired several artillery shells and missiles towards the western districts of the city. The Syrian Army has warned… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Syria

Chinese military unveils its first helicopter carrier: photos

Published 2019-09-25 22:18:53 by News Desk in World-News

Bearing a completed superstructure and a fresh coat of paint, the 40,000-ton Type 075 LHD was declared complete in a launching ceremony at a shipyard in Shanghai Wednesday. ​”The Type 075 will become an indispensable and fresh force in China’s modern naval warfare, especially for landing missions,” an anonymous military expert told the Global Times. The Global Times noted Chinese military enthusiasts were “amazed” by the speed at which the ship was completed. Just last month, photos of the shipyard showed the vessel’s command island being moved into place, with installation of electrical systems, including radar, yet to be done. However,… Read on ->

Tags: China

Important deal to end Rukban Camp crisis could be reached soon: source

Published 2019-09-25 22:09:17 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:30 P.M.) – A source from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) told Al-Masdar on Wednesday that a deal to end the Rukban Camp crisis is coming soon. According to the source, if the deal is put in place, the civilians at the Rukban Camp will be given two options for resettlement. The people will have the option to be resettled in either the government or militant-held areas. In addition, the remained armed fighters at the camp will be offered to be resettled in the militant-held areas of northern Syria or they can have their cases settled through the… Read on ->

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Tags: Rukban, Syria

Jihadist attack on northern Khan Sheikhoun ends in failure

Published 2019-09-25 21:36:46 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:20 P.M.) – The jihadist rebels attempted to surprise the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) this week with an attack on their positions north of Khan Sheikhoun. Led by Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham, the jihadist rebels, with support from the Turkish-backed National Liberation Front, attempted to infiltrate the Syrian Army’s defenses at the hilltop of Tal Ja’jar, resulting in a short battle between the two forces. According to a military source in the southern countryside of Idlib, the Syrian Arab Army was able to beat back the jihadist rebels after the brief firefight at Tal Ja’jar. The source said the… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria

Breaking: Syrian Air Force resumes airstrikes over northeastern Latakia

Published 2019-09-25 21:13:55 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Air Force has resumed their airstrikes over the northeastern countryside of the Latakia Governorate this week after taking a brief hiatus recently. According to a source from the army, the Syrian Air Force’s jets and helicopters attacked the jihadist positions in Kabani, inflicting heavy damage on the enemy defenses in the area. The source said this was the first time in a few weeks that the Syrian Air Force has used jets to strike the enemy defenses in the northeastern countryside of the Latakia Governorate. These latest strikes by the Syrian Air… Read on ->

Tags: Latakia, Syria

Houthi forces 400 times stronger than they were 4 years ago: Iranian commander

Published 2019-09-25 20:24:45 by News Desk in Iran, Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 P.M.) – A military commander from the Iranian Armed Forces said on Wednesday that the Houthi (var. Ansarallah) forces are 400 times stronger than they were four years ago. The spokesperson for the Iranian Armed Forces, Brigadier General Abu Al-Fadl Shukarji, told Iran’s Fars News Agency that the Houthi forces are a powerful entity that will not surrender their ground inside Yemen. Shukarji said the Houthi capabilities have put them in position to win the war in Yemen and threaten all those who oppose them in the region. “If the aggression on Yemen continues for another four… Read on ->

Tags: Houthi, Iran, Yemen

Militant infighting continues as Turkish-backed factions clash in Afrin

Published 2019-09-25 20:06:02 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:45 P.M.) – Clashes broke out in the Afrin region between two rival Turkish-backed militant factions Wednesday, local activists in the Aleppo Governorate reported. According to the activists, the clashes broke out between the Shamiya Front and Jaysh Al-Islam militants inside Afrin city on Wednesday morning. No casualties have been reported. The reason for the clashes are unknown; however, these two groups were involved in a recent tiff after the Shamiya Front attacked a merchant from the East Ghouta region.

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Tags: Afrin, Syria

Russia develops seaborne cruise missile with increased range capability

Published 2019-09-25 19:17:13 by News Desk in World-News

Russia’s Research and Production Association of Machine-Building has developed a sea-launched cruise missile with the 800km range capability and the increased accuracy of striking naval and ground targets, with its flight tests to begin in coming months, two sources in the defense industry told TASS on Wednesday. “The operational Oniks cruise missile has been used as the basis to develop a new version, the Oniks-M, with the 800km maximum range capability,” one of the sources told TASS. As the source specified, “the missile is outfitted with the improved control system and will be capable of striking both naval and ground… Read on ->

Tags: Russia

Syrian military steps up attack on jihadist stronghold in Latakia as more reinforcements arrive

Published 2019-09-25 19:09:43 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:30 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has recently stepped up their attack against the jihadist rebels in the Latakia Governorate this week, targeting several sites near the key town of Kabani. Led by their attack helicopters, the Syrian military repeatedly struck the defenses of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and the Turkestan Islamic Party in Kabani and its surroundings, inflicting heavy damage to the latter’s fortifications. According to a military source in the Latakia Governorate, the Syrian Arab Army’s 4th Armored Division later several missiles at a cave used by the jihadists as a headquarters for their officers…. Read on ->

Tags: Latakia, Syria

Israel slams Turkey after Erdogan compares treatment of Palestinian to Holocaust

Published 2019-09-25 18:34:25 by News Desk in Middleeast, Palestine, Turkey

Israel has reacted furiously to a recent speech by Turkish President Erdogan, in which he compared the treatment of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip to the Holocaust. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu accused Erdogan of lying, recalling Turkey’s conflict with Kurds and its denial of accusations of conducting a genocide during World War I in Armenia. “Someone who does not stop lying, who slaughters Kurds, who denies the massacre of the Armenians, should not preach to Israel,” he said. “Stop lying, Erdogan.” Foreign Minister Israel Katz stuck a similarly defiant tone and accused Erdogan of antisemitism. “There is no other way… Read on ->

Tags: Israel, Palestine, Turkey

Russia strengthens main base in Syria after several jihadist attacks: video

Published 2019-09-25 18:23:33 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 P.M.) – The Russian Armed Forces have strengthened their fortifications at the Hmeimim Airbase in the Latakia Governorate after a string of jihadist attacks on the installation. According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, their forces have built 15 new hangars at the Hmeimim Airbase, which will be equipped with fuel so that their jets can take off whenever needed. Furthermore, the construction of these hangars will give the Russian Air Force protection against satellite imagery, which have shown the locations of their aircraft and the different types of warplanes they have deployed to the base. In… Read on ->

Tags: Hmeimim, Latakia, Russia, Syria

Syrian special ops unit trained by Russia show skills near Damascus

Published 2019-09-25 17:53:23 by News Desk in Syria

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Dozens of journalists have gathered at a training ground near Damascus to watch troops from the Syrian special ops unit showing their skills in battle-like conditions . The troops have been trained by Russian instructors, who pay particular attention to engineering training as well-experienced and skilled minesweepers are in high demand in Syria even in regions where there is no actual fighting. Russian instructors have been deployed to Syria for more than three years. They share their experience with Syrian colleagues, teach them how to counter terrorists and provide first aid. The Syrian authorities say that they would be happy to see a… Read on ->

Tags: Damascus, Russia, Syria

Turkish hospitals treated wounded ISIS jihadists fighting in Syria

Published 2019-09-25 17:20:18 by Zen Adra in Middleeast, Turkey

A member of the Islamic State (ISIS) said that he had received medical treatment in a Turkish private hospital, confirming such practice was very common. Muhammad Balusha, a former Islamic State fighter who was captured by Kurdish forces in northern Syria, said that he and other ISIS members entered Turkey to be treated from wounds they had sustained during battles. Balusha first joined the  terror group in 2014 but crossed the border back in 2016 from the border town of Jarablus to receive treatment in Gaziantep alongside 15 other ISIS members. “There were civilians too, but ISIS members stood out… Read on ->

Tags: ISIS, Turkey

Footage shows moment roadside bomb hit police bus in Turkey

Published 2019-09-25 14:56:52 by Zen Adra in Middleeast, Turkey

An improvised explosive device (IED) went off in southern Turkey as a bus carrying police officers was passing by. The attack, which took place on Wednesday morning in Turkey’s Adana, injured 5 people including a police officer. Turkish security forces rushed into the scene and initiated an investigation to find the culprits. No one has yet claimed responsibility for the attack. However, fingers will most likely be pointed at Kurdish militants. At least 6 people were killed, 27 others injured as a vehicle carrying Syrian refugees crashed in southern Turkey yesterday.

Tags: Turkey

Syrian Army uncovers weapon cache in southern Syria

Published 2019-09-25 14:30:45 by Zen Adra in Syria

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (2:30 P.M.) – The Syrian Army troops continue a mopping-up operation in southern Syria after the entire former rebel-stronghold fell to the government forces last year. According to a military source, a huge weapon cache has been recently uncovered in Syria’s Daraa which contains a drone, sophisticated communication devices, night vision devices and an Israeli-made vehicle. The cache also includes huge quantities of machineguns, Grad missiles, mortar and tanks shells, as well as ammunition of various kinds. By July 2018, the Syrian Army have gained full control over Daraa city following a series of fierce battles with rebel… Read on ->

Tags: Daraa, FSA, SAA, Southern Syria, Syria

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