This is a summary of 11 AMN articles on the following subjects: Hezbollah, Israel, Lebanon, Russia, Syria, Turkey, Iran, Saudi, Homs, Palmyra, Sukhnah, Latakia, Deir_Ezzor, US, Bernie Sanders, Idlib, KFC, IRGC, Qassim Suleimani.

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Russia cautions Israel against further strikes in Syria

Published 2019-10-03 22:58:36 by News Desk in Middleeast, Syria, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 P.M.) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told the Asharq Al-Awsat publication this week that Israeli airstrikes inside Syria might lead to further destabilization inside Syria. “Such actions … further destabilize the situation and could lead to an escalation,” Asharq Al-Awsat reported Lavrov as saying. “Syria should not become a platform for implementing plans or settling accounts. The main task of all concerned forces must be to help restore peace to Syrian territory,” he added. Last month, the situation along the Israeli-Lebanese border reached a tipping point when both the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) and Hezbollah traded… Read on ->

Tags: Hezbollah, Israel, Lebanon, Russia, Syria

Turkish opposition leader vows to expose Erdogan’s policies in Syria

Published 2019-10-03 22:43:50 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

Head of the Turkish Republican People’s Party (CHP) Kemal Kilicdaroglu called for dialogue and coordination with Syria and for unifying efforts to eliminate terrorist organizations, particularly in in the Idlib Governorate, saying that his party will continue to expose the policies of Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s regime. During  a meeting of the CHP Executive Committee on Wednesday, Kilicdaroglu referred to the concluding statement of the conference which was organized by his party a few days ago with the participation of other parties, saying “It is clear that there is no solution to the crisis in Syria except through political means which… Read on ->

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Tags: Syria, Turkey

Russia urges Saudi Arabia and Iran to avoid turning Syria into site for confrontation

Published 2019-10-03 22:26:00 by News Desk in Gulf, Iran, Syria

Russia urges Iran and Saudi Arabia not to use the Syrian territory as a site for confrontation, President Vladimir Putin told a session of the Valdai Discussion Club on Thursday. “Confrontation between the biggest and most influential countries of the region cannot but affect the entire situation in that region of the globe, including the situation in Syria,” Putin stressed. “I know that the leadership of Saudi Arabia, where I will pay a visit shortly, and the leadership of Iran (we stay in constant touch with the Iranian colleagues, and I have met with the Iranian president these days) -… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Russia, Saudi, Syria

ISIS suffers heavy losses in failed attack along key Syrian highway

Published 2019-10-03 21:45:10 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:20 P.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) took a big risk on Wednesday when their forces attempted to attack the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) troops along the Deir Ezzor-Sukhnah Highway. Under the cover night, the Islamic State terrorists began their attack by storming the Syrian Army’s defenses along the part of the highway that stretches from Al-Sukhnah in eastern Homs to Al-Shoula in western Deir Ezzor. During the fierce confrontation, the Islamic State tried to advance their positions in this desert region, but were ultimately forced to retreat after several hours of battle along this key roadway in… Read on ->

Tags: Homs, Palmyra, Sukhnah, Syria

Russia offers to form security organization to protect Persian Gulf

Published 2019-10-03 20:21:38 by News Desk in Gulf, Iran, World-News

Russia offers to establish an organization with the participation of Russia, the US, EU states and other countries in order to resolve the issues in the Persian Gulf, Russian President Vladimir Putin stressed on Thursday during the plenary session of the Valdai Discussion Club. “I would like to remind you that following this logic, Russia has come up with the concept of ensuring collective security in the Persian Gulf in July of this year. I think that taking into account the volatile and unpredictable situation in the region, the idea remains topical. We offer to put aside our differences and… Read on ->

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Tags: Iran, Russia, Saudi

Syrian Air Force unleashes heavy attack on jihadist stronghold in Latakia

Published 2019-10-03 19:53:40 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:30 P.M.) – For the fourth time this week, the Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) unleashed a major assault across the northeastern countryside of the Latakia Governorate, which is mostly under the control of the jihadist rebels. According to a military source in the Latakia countryside, the Syrian Air Force launched several strikes over the town of Kabani and its surroundings, hitting a number of targets belonging to the Turkestan Islamic Party and Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham. The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) also joined in on the assault by firing a plethora of surface-to-surface missiles towards the enemy defenses… Read on ->

Tags: Latakia, Syria

Iran rolls out sophisticated armoured vehicle, smart robot as regional tensions persist

Published 2019-10-03 19:27:27 by News Desk in Iran

The Iranian Army Ground Force has unveiled five new domestically-made hardware pieces, including the bullet-proof armoured light vehicle Ruintan and the smart robot Heydar 1. The unveiling ceremony on 3 October was attended by Deputy Commander of the Army Brigadier-General Mohammad-Hossein Dadras and Commander of the Ground Forces Brigadier-General Kiumars Heydari. During the event, army officials touted Ruintan as a state-of-the-art vehicle designed to save the lives of personnel on the battlefield or against terrorist attacks. Powerful and agile, the vehicle is specifically resistant to steel core bullets. The network-based robot Heydar 1 is a six-wheel drive vehicle which can… Read on ->

Tags: Iran

Large US military supply convoy enters northeastern Syria: video

Published 2019-10-03 18:04:29 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:45 P.M.) – A large U.S. military supply convoy has entered northeastern Syria this from neighboring Iraq, the Xeber 24 news agency reported Thursday. In a short video released by the Xeber 24 agency, a large convoy of U.S. trucks can be seen entering northeastern Syria and likely making their way to the Syrian Democratic Forces’ (SDF) front-lines in the Euphrates River Valley region of the Deir Ezzor Governorate.

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Tags: Deir_Ezzor, Syria, US

Bernie Sanders hospitalized for artery blockage

Published 2019-10-03 18:03:32 by Zen Adra in World-News

Sen. Bernie Sanders has cancelled his events until further notice as he is recovering from an emergency heart procedure to treat a blocked artery. The 78-year-old Vermont senator began experiencing chest pains during a campaign appearance in Las Vegas on Tuesday evening. “Following medical evaluation and testing he was found to have a blockage in one artery, and two stents were successfully inserted,” senior campaign advisor Jeff Weaver said in a statement. “Sen. Sanders is conversing and in good spirits. He will be resting up over the next few days,” the statement said. In addition to canceling at least 10… Read on ->

Tags: Bernie Sanders

KFC opens new branch in jihadi-held Idlib

Published 2019-10-03 16:45:01 by Zen Adra in Syria

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (4:45 P.M.) – Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC), the famous American fast food restaurant chain, has opened a new location in the jihadist stronghold of Syria’s Idlib. New footage released on social media show the new location filled with men ONLY trying the delicious meals. Located in northwest Syria, Idlib is home to tens of thousands of Islamist militants fighting the government of President Bashar Assad.

Tags: Idlib, KFC, Syria

Plot to assassinate IRGC’s Gen. Qassim Suleimani foiled

Published 2019-10-03 16:07:48 by Zen Adra in Iran, Middleeast

Chief of the Intelligence Organization of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) said they have foiled a scheme to assassinate General Qassim Suleimani inside Iran. Speaking in a gathering for IRGC commanders, Hojjatoleslam Hossein Ta’eb declared that a team of terrorists hired by ‘Hebrew-Arab security services’ was planning to assassinate Gen. Suleimani during Fatimiyya; the days when Shiite Muslims mourn the martyrdom of Fatimah al-Zahra, daughter of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). The plot, according to Ta’eb, was to dig a tunnel under a Hussainia (a congregation hall for Shiite commemoration ceremonies) belonging to Major General Soleimani’s father, then blow up the place… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, IRGC, Qassim Suleimani

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