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This is a summary of 10 AMN articles on the following subjects: Albukamal, Syria, Houthi, Saudi, Yemen, Afrin, Russia, Daraa, Venezuela, Latakia, Iraq, Israel.

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Syrian, Iranian forces opened fire on enemy aircraft over Albukamal

Published 2019-09-28 22:18:00 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:20 P.M.) – The Syrian and Iranian forces fired back at the enemy aircraft that attacked their troops in the Albukamal countryside last night, a military source in Damascus told Al-Masdar News. According to the source, the Syrian and Iranian forces attempted to engage the enemy warplane with anti-aircraft fire after it was spotted and bombing their troops in the northeastern countryside of Albukamal. The source said this response from the Iranian and Syrian forces was the first time that they have engaged an enemy aircraft in eastern Syria. This response by the Syrian and Iranian forces shows… Read on ->

Tags: Albukamal, Syria


Houthi forces capture Saudi Army officers in big attack along Yemeni border

Published 2019-09-28 20:42:48 by News Desk in Yemen

Yemen’s Houthi movement said in a statement that it had conducted an attack near the border with the southern Saudi region of Najran and captured several “army officers”, “thousands” of enemy troops and “hundreds of vehicles”. “The Armed Forces of Yemen have announced a large-scale military operation near Najran. The enemy has suffered heavy losses in equipment and manpower. Thousands of enemy soldiers were captured, killed and hundreds wounded”, Houthi forces spokesman Gen. Yahya Saria said. In particular, according to Saria, just 72 hours after the start of the operation, the Houthis managed to encircle “three military brigades of enemy… Read on ->

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Tags: Houthi, Saudi, Yemen


Saudi or Israeli military could be behind last night’s attack in eastern Syria: media

Published 2019-09-28 19:21:17 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 P.M.) – The Iranian and Syrian forces near the city of Albukamal came under attack last night when an unknown warplane bombed their positions close to the Iraqi border. According to a Syrian military source, the aircraft, which was not identified, struck an area located northeast of Albukamal and shortly after, they struck another site near the Iraqi city of Al-Qa’im. While Al-Masdar was unable to obtain information regarding the source of the attack, the Russian aviation website Avia.Pro reported that these strikes were likely carried out by the Saudi or Israeli armed forces. “Given the fact… Read on ->

Tags: Syria


Fierce clashes breakout between Turkish-backed militants in Afrin

Published 2019-09-28 18:49:15 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:20 P.M.) – A fierce battle broke out between the Turkish-backed militants in the Afrin region today, resulting in several casualties for these armed factions. According to the reports from Afrin, the clashes broke out between Faylaq Al-Sham and Liwaa Al-Majd in the Medanki area of the city. The reports said that the militants suffered six casualties during the clashes in Afrin city on Saturday. These clashes between the Turkish-backed militants have become more prevalent over the last few months, as tensions between these factions continue to increase over the control of Afrin city. The fighting has occurred… Read on ->

Tags: Afrin, Syria


Russia’s Hmeymim Airbase in Syria strikes over 100 terrorist drones over past two years

Published 2019-09-28 18:25:31 by News Desk in Syria

Air defense and electronic warfare systems deployed at Russia’s Hmeymim air base in Syria have shot down or disabled over 100 drones during terrorists’ attempted attacks on the military facility over the past two years, Defense Ministry Spokesman Major-General Igor Konashenkov said on Friday. “Terrorists are trying to break through the Hmeymim base’s air defenses. If we speak about figures, 118 unmanned aerial vehicles of terrorist groupings have been destroyed over the past two years, including 58 drones since January 1 this year,” the Russian general said. Most drones were launched from the Idlib security zone, in particular, from the… Read on ->

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Tags: Russia, Syria


Syrian Army seizes large cache of weapons left behind by militants in Daraa: video

Published 2019-09-28 18:16:50 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) recently uncovered a large warehouse filled with weapons left behind by the militants who used to control this part of the Daraa Governortate. The Syrian Army reportedly uncovered a wide-variety of weapons and a field hospital that was used by the militants. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqu-fOlMS1w

Tags: Daraa, Syria


Two Russian military planes arrive in Venezuela with several soldiers

Published 2019-09-28 17:40:25 by News Desk in World-News

Two planes carrying Russian personnel who will provide military and technical assistance to Venezuela have arrived in the Bolivarian Republic, President Nicolas Maduro said. “President Putin has reaffirmed all his political, diplomatic and military support for Venezuela and peace … The support came a few days ago … two planes carrying the personnel of the commission for technical military support landed. They are in Venezuela. Those who arrived at the beginning of the year have left, and a new team has arrived”, Maduro said in a speech broadcast on Twitter late on Friday. A few days ago, Maduro returned from his… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Venezuela


Syrian Air Force hammers jihadist bases in northeast Latakia

Published 2019-09-28 15:39:08 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:20 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Air Force unleashed a heavy set of airstrikes over the northeastern countryside of the Latakia Governorate on Saturday. Led by their attack choppers, the Syrian Air Force repeatedly bombed the jihadist rebels around the town of Kabani, inflicting heavy damage on the latter’s defense in the process. According to a military source in the area, the Syrian Air Force also targeted the town of Al-Sirmaniyeh, which is located east of Kabani near the Al-Ghaab Plain. The source also said that the militants misreported the airstrikes over Al-Sirmaniyeh on Friday; he said they… Read on ->

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Tags: Latakia, Syria


Iraq agrees to open crucial border crossing with Syria

Published 2019-09-28 15:24:33 by News Desk in Iraq, Syria

Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi authorized the major Al Qaim crossing at the Syrian border to be opened on Monday, a representative of the Iraqi border crossing authority said Saturday. “Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi agreed to open Al Qaim checkpoint at the Syrian border on Monday, 30 September”, Alaeddin Qaisi said, quoted by the Alsumaria broadcaster. Al Qaim, also referred to as Al Bukamal (Al Bukamal-Qa’im) Al-Qa’im, located in the western province of Anbar, was one of the last liberated areas during the Iraqi military operation against the Daesh terrorist group in 2017. On the Syrian side it connects with… Read on ->

Tags: Iraq, Syria


Syrian, Iranian forces come under attack by unknown warplanes near Iraqi border

Published 2019-09-28 15:17:16 by News Desk in Iraq, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:00 P.M.) – The Syrian and Iranian forces posted near the Iraqi border crossing came under heavy attack last night when an unknown warplane bombed their positions. According to local sources, the Syrian and Iranian forces that were positioned northeast of Albukamal city were the targets of an airstrike along the Iraqi border; this attack would lead to several casualties. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack; however, the Syrian military believes the strikes were carried out by the Israeli Air Force. A Syrian military source said the attack was carried out late last night and was… Read on ->

Tags: Iraq, Israel, Syria


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