The BrahMos missile takes off from India's main missile testing center in the eastern state of Orissa state, in Balasore district, 230 kilometers (144 miles) from Bhubaneshwar, India, Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010. India on Thursday successfully test-fired the supersonic cruise missile, designed to carry conventional warheads, jointly developed with Russia to fine-tune its ability to hit targets, the defense ministry said. (AP Photo)

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India successfully test-fires land-attack BrahMos cruise missile – media

Published 2019-09-30 23:33:20 by News Desk in World-News

India’s Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) successfully test-fired the land-based version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile, The Economic Times newspaper reported on Monday, citing defense sources. The missile was launched from a testing ground in the eastern Odisha state. The missile with the 290km range capability is outfitted with domestic equipment and is used by the Indian Army, the paper said, without giving any other details. The BrahMos missile has been developed by Russia’s Research and Production Association of Machine-Building (the town of Reutov near Moscow) and India’s Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO). The missile’s name comes… Read on ->

Tags: India


First look at new Syria-Iraq border crossing: video

Published 2019-09-30 23:22:51 by News Desk in Iraq, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 P.M.) – On Monday morning, the Syrian government announced that the preparations to reopen the Albukamal crossing with Iraq had been completed after months of construction. Shortly after making this announcement, the Syrian military said the border crossing is open and their Iraqi counterparts have begun manning their posts. The Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) later released a video showing the border crossing for the first time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2EmZovaDVc

Tags: Iraq, Syria


Russian choppers reportedly enter battle for key town in Latakia

Published 2019-09-30 23:07:46 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 P.M.) – The Russian Air Force reportedly joined in on the ongoing attack taking place in the Latakia Governorate this week, a new report claimed on Monday. According to the reports, the Russian Air Force’s attack choppers attacked the jihadist positions inside the town of Kabani, which is located in the northeastern countryside of Latakia. The reports said the Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) was also conducting strikes on Kabani and the nearby hills under the control of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and the Turkestan Islamic Party. This area in northeastern Latakia is expected to be the site… Read on ->

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Tags: Latakia, Syria


Iraq accuses Israel of attacks on Hashd Al-Shaabi base

Published 2019-09-30 22:38:44 by News Desk in Iraq, Middleeast, Syria

An investigation indicates Israel’s involvement in attacks on the military sites of the Iraq-based Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), known as Hashd Shaabi, Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Monday. “Investigations reveal that Israel has carried out attacks on the Iraqi PMF’s depots,” the official was quoted as saying by the Al Jazeera news channel. Over the past two months, at least eight facilities of the PMF, which Israel accuses of having links to Iran, has been targeted in attacks, with over a dozen fighters killed. The PMF has repeatedly said that Israeli drones conduct raids on its military bases…. Read on ->

Tags: Iraq, Israel, Syria


New satellite images show US base in eastern Syria

Published 2019-09-30 16:33:17 by Zen Adra in Syria

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (4:30 P.M.) – Fresh satellite images have been recently released showing the US military base in eastern Syria. The base in question is located in al-Omar oil field located nearly 10 km east of Mayadin town of the Deir Ezzor Governorate. Considered as Syria’s biggest and most productive oil field, al-Omar field has been the focus of conflict during the 8-year war in Syria. In November 2013, opposition forces, namely the Free Syrian Army (FSA), took over the field before the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) expels rebel forces and control the area in 2014. In… Read on ->

Tags: Deir Ezzor, SDF, Syria, US Military


First seen footage of Houthi drones hitting Saudi Aramco

Published 2019-09-30 15:44:08 by Zen Adra in Gulf, Middleeast

A never seen before footage has emerged showing the moment Saudi Aramco was hit by armed drones flying at low altitude. The Saudi oil giant came under devastating attacks on mid-September, causing substantial damage. Yemen’s Houthi Movement claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it was to retaliate the Saudi coalition airstrikes on the group’s locations across the war-torn Yemen. The footage was released by CBS’ 60 Minutes during an interview with the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman. The Saudi Defense Ministry accused Iran of sponsoring the attacks by launching cruise missiles and Delta Wing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). Informed… Read on ->

Tags: Aramco, MBS, Saudi Arabia


Syria and Iraq complete all preparations to open first border crossing

Published 2019-09-30 12:35:19 by News Desk in Iraq, Syria

Syria and Iraq have completed all preparations needed to reopen the border checkpoint between the towns of Albukamal and Qaim, a major crossing point that has been closed for years following the defeat of Daesh*. This checkpoint and two others — between Iraq’s Al Walid and Syria’s At Tanf, and Iraq’s Rabia and Syria’s Al-Yarubiyah — were closed between 2013 and 2014 after Daesh terrorists gained control over them. Daesh is a terrorist organisation that sought to establish a religious caliphate led according to jihadist principles over the entire Muslim world; it was substantially defeated by Kurdish forces aided by an international coalition,… Read on ->

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Tags: Iraq, Syria


Militants accuse Russia of placing GPS devices in their video cameras to track them

Published 2019-09-30 12:13:52 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – The militant forces in the Idlib Governorate have accused Russia of placing GPS tracking devices to pinpoint their locations in Syria. According to the militant claims, one of their cameramen were cleaning their video cameras when they uncovered a GPS tracking device. The militants said their cameras were purchased from the Russians on the black market in Turkey. They would later claim that their forces suffered heavy losses as a result of these GPS trackers because the Russian military was able to see their locations.

Tags: Idlib, Russia, Syria


Turkey preparing for military operation against largest jihadist faction in Syria: opposition

Published 2019-09-30 11:22:22 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 A.M.) – Turkey is allegedly preparing to launch a military operation against the largest jihadist faction inside Syria if the group refuses to be peacefully dismantled. According to pro-militant media channels, Turkey has informed their militant allies that they should prepare their forces for a potential operation if these groups refuse to dismantle. The main jihadist faction, Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham, is expected to be the primary target of such an operation because they control most of the Idlib Governorate. In addition to Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham, Turkey is looking to dismantle the jihadists from the Hurras Al-Deen group… Read on ->

Tags: Syria, Turkey


Breaking: Syrian military placed on high alert along Iraqi border amid concerns of Israeli airstrikes

Published 2019-09-30 10:56:00 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 A.M.) – The Syrian military has been placed on high alert along the Iraqi border as they prepare to reopen the imperative Albukamal crossing. According to an army source in Damascus, the Syrian military was placed on high alert amid growing concerns of a potential Israeli attack on the new border crossing with Iraq. The source said the government is concerned that the Israeli Air Force will strike this new land bridge in an attempt to prevent its opening this week. No further details were given regarding what preparations the Syrian Army was taking to prevent a… Read on ->

Tags: Iraq, Syria


Syrian Army crushes ISIS attack in eastern Syria

Published 2019-09-30 10:36:36 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:20 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) faced off against an Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) force in the Badiya Al-Sham region of eastern Syria on Sunday. The Islamic State began their assault by storming the Syrian Arab Army’s defenses in the Hamimah area, which is located along the governorate border of Deir Ezzor and Homs. This Islamic State attack on the Hamimah area would result in a fierce battle with the Syrian Arab Army that lasted for a short period of time on Sunday. According to a military source in eastern Syria, the Syrian Arab Army was able… Read on ->

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Tags: ISIS, Syria


Syrian, Iranian Foreign Ministers meet in New York

Published 2019-09-30 10:11:54 by Zen Adra in Syria

Syrian Foreign minister, Walid al-Mouallem, met his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif on the sidelines of the 74th session of the General Assembly of the United Nations. The top diplomats discussed the latest developments in Syria and the region, describing the bilateral relations as ‘stable and strategic’, and promising continuation of close contacts and consultations between the two countries’ officials. Zarif also briefed on the recent meeting held with Russian and Turkey concerning the Syrian issue, stressing his country’s commitment to permanent coordination with the Syrian leadership, as well as full support for the Syrian government and people. For s… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Syria


Russian Army gets first new T-90M tank

Published 2019-09-30 09:57:54 by News Desk in World-News

The Russian army has begun to receive modernised T-90M tanks, Oleg Salyukov, Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Ground Forces, said in an interview with Krasnaya Zvezda newspaper. The state contract for the overhaul and modernisation of the T-90A tank, which yielded the T-90M, was concluded between the Defence Ministry  and Uralvagonzavod at the Army 2019 forum in June. The T-90M, a modification of the T-90A, was created in the framework of “Breakthrough-3”. The key difference between the tank and previous models is the newly-designed turret module, which features multi-layer armour, and with the 125A 2A82-1M cannon, which is also used by… Read on ->

Tags: Russia


Breaking: Syrian Army denies reports of ISIS taking over Sukhnah

Published 2019-09-30 00:17:33 by Zen Adra in Syria

The Syrian Army repudiated reports that the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has taken over the town of Sukhnah in eastern Syria. “All reports claiming that ISIS militants are in control of Sukhnah town are false and groundless”, a statement made by the Syrian Army said. An hour ago, a pro-rebel Nors for Studies center tweeted that Sukhnah is being bombarded by the Syrian Army forces after ISIS jihadists has taken over the town. However, the terror group has been conducting deadly ambushes and attacks against the Syrian as well Russian troops in the Syrian Desert. On September… Read on ->

Tags: ISIS, Palmyra, Syria, Syrian Army


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