This is a summary of 18 AMN articles on the following subjects: Syria, Russia, Turkey, Germany, US, Deir_Ezzor, Kurds, Trump, Idlib, Afrin, India, SDF, USA, Houthi, Saudi, Yemen, Clinton, Iran, Aleppo, Raqqa, Manbij.

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Russian jet allegedly stops Israeli warplane from bombing Syria

Published 2019-10-08 23:33:37 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:10 P.M.) – Last night, a Russian jet intercepted an Israeli warplane that was preparing to bomb a site inside of Syria, the Gallifrey Technologies Telegram channel alleged, as reported by Avia.Pro. According to the report, a Russian military aircraft was seen near the southern border of Syria after an Israeli warplane made an appearance close to the border. “It was reported about the flights of Russian fighters over southern Syria, presumably due to the appearance of Israeli military aircraft,” the report said. Shortly after this claim, the Syrian Military Capabilities Twitter account, which often reports about air… Read on ->

Tags: Syria

Russian military received over 2,300 new weapons in 2019

Published 2019-10-08 22:49:02 by News Desk in World-News

Over 2,300 new and upgraded weapon systems have arrived for the Russian troops this year, Defense Minister Army General Sergei Shoigu said at the ministry’s conference call on Tuesday. Russia ensured technological independence for more than 350 types of arms, says Putin The federal budget allocated over 1.5 trillion rubles ($23 billion) for rearming the Army and the Navy in 2019, Shoigu said. “Over 70% of these funds were channeled into the serial purchases of modern armament and military hardware. By now, the troops have received more than 2,300 items of new and upgraded military hardware,” the defense minister said…. Read on ->

Tags: Russia

Turkish-backed militants amass near Syrian border town for new offensive

Published 2019-10-08 22:34:10 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:20 P.M.) – The Turkish-backed militants have amassed at a Turkish border that is adjacent to the key Tal Abyad crossing into Syria’s Al-Raqqa Governorate, pro-militant media channels reported on Tuesday. The militant group, Ahrar Al-Sharqiyah, which is part of the Free Syrian Army (FSA), posted a photo of their forces near Tal Abyad on Tuesday; they are reportedly awaiting orders to storm the town and expel the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). Ahrar Al-Sharqiyah, like many militant groups in northern Syria, are embedded with the Turkish Armed Forces in the northern countryside of the Aleppo Governorate. While the… Read on ->

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Tags: Syria, Turkey

US F-16 jet crashes in southwest Germany

Published 2019-10-08 22:23:09 by News Desk in World-News

An F-16 belonging to the US Air Force crashed over uninhabited territory near the western German city of Trier, a spokesman for German Air Force has said. According to a U.S. air force spokeswoman, the jet was piloted by a US flier and it crashed at around 1500 local time (1300 GMT) during a routine training flight and there had been no casualties. The crash was first reported by SWR broadcaster. It added that the pilot had managed to eject safely. According to officials, he was hospitalised but no information about the nature of his injuries has been available so… Read on ->

Tags: Germany, US

Syrian Army deploys large number of soldiers to Deir Ezzor for potential Euphrates offensive

Published 2019-10-08 22:17:55 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has deployed a large number of soldiers to the Deir Ezzor Governorate today as they prepare for a potential offensive east of the Euphrates. According to an army source in Deir Ezzor, the Syrian military deployed several units, including personnel from the National Defense Forces (NDF), to front-lines with the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). The source said the Syrian Army does not want war with the Syrian Democratic Forces, but they do not want these territories to be taken by the Turkish-backed militants. He added that the Syrian military’s… Read on ->

Tags: Deir_Ezzor, Syria

Trump threatens to ‘obliterate’ Turkish economy if Kurds are harmed in Syria

Published 2019-10-08 17:56:31 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

President Trump has taken a seemingly conciliatory approach towards Ankara, posting a series of tweets in which he stressed that Turkey is an important trading partner that is “good to deal with.” President Trump also weighed in on the US troop withdrawal from Syria, saying that Washington is in “no way” abandoning the Kurds. ​The tweet comes on the heels of President Trump’s earlier tweet in which he warned Turkey against any rash actions in Syria. The US President threatened to obliterate the Turkish economy as “he has done it before” if Ankara goes “off-limits”. ​​On Saturday, Turkish… Read on ->

Tags: Kurds, Syria, Trump, Turkey

Jihadists step up attacks against Syrian Army amid reports of new offensive in Al-Ghaab

Published 2019-10-08 17:46:15 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:30 P.M.) – The “Rouse the Believers” jihadist group posted several photos to their social media channels this week that showed them targeting the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions in the Al-Ghaab Plain region of northwest Hama and southwest Idib. In a series of photos, the jihadist coalition shows their militants targeting the Syrian Arab Army’s defenses with Grad rockets at the town of Naorat Shatha. This move by the jihadist coalition comes at a time when the Syrian Arab Army continues to strengthen their forces around the front-lines in the Al-Ghaab Plain region. In particular, Syrian Army… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria

Russian military spotted south of Afrin city: photo

Published 2019-10-08 17:32:40 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:20 P.M.) – A Russian military police convoy was spotted this week inside the militant-held Afrin region of northwestern Aleppo; this comes amid reports of an upcoming Turkish military operation east of the Euphrates. According to a military source, the photo was taken in the Sherawa District, which is located south of Afrin city. The Russian military has an agreement with the Turkish Armed Forces to conduct joint patrols in areas where the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and militants share a front-line.

Tags: Afrin, Russia, Syria

India to upgrade Su-30MKI with advanced radar capable of tracking F-35 jets

Published 2019-10-08 17:20:25 by News Desk in World-News

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India has plans to upgrade the Su-30MKI with modern “radar and weapons capabilities and also enhance features that tackle obsolescence management and electronic warfare aspects”, Indian Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Bhadauria confirmed on Friday. This reported by Sputnik. An Air Force Veteran and senior defence analyst said the upgraded radar would likely be the NIIP N035 Irbis E (Snow Leopard), a 20 KW class steerable hybrid ESA radar fitted on the Su-35. “At full power, the radar can detect an F-35 at a distance of 58-km (36-mi), In tracking mode, the distance drops to 29km,” Vijainder… Read on ->

Tags: India

Syrian rebels join Turkish military to attack Kurds in northern Syria

Published 2019-10-08 15:20:38 by Zen Adra in Syria

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (3:20 P.M.) – The first batch of the Turkish-backed militants has crossed the borders to join the Turkish military as it prepares a wide-scale military operation against the Kurdish fighters in northern Syria. Militants from the FSA-affiliate Ahrar al-Sharqiyah armed factions left Afrin in northern Aleppo to the borders near Tal Abyad in northern Raqqa, where the Turkish military is amassing forces to invade northern Syria. Dubbed Operation Peace Spring, the Turkish Army campaign is intended to clear the Syrian-Turkish borders from ‘terrorist Kurdish groups which pose a threat to Turkey’s national security’. The Kurds have dispatched huge… Read on ->

Tags: SDF, Syria, Turkey

SDF considering partnership with Assad to fight off Turkish invasion

Published 2019-10-08 14:36:26 by Zen Adra in Syria

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (2:35 P.M.) – The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) might go on an alliance with Syrian President Bashar Assad in order to repel the Turkish military in northern Syria. “We are considering a partnership with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, with the aim of fighting Turkish forces”, the Commander-in-Chief of the Syrian Democratic Armed Forces, Mazlum Abdi, said. In an interview with NBC News, Abdi stated that keeping an eye on ISIS prisoners is no longer a priority for SDF as most fighters guarding the prisons and camps have been deployed to the borders to fend off the Turkish invasion…. Read on ->

Tags: SDF, Syria, Turkey, USA

Turkish Air Force bombs alleged weapons convoy destined for Kurdish troops in Syria

Published 2019-10-08 09:46:54 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:30 A.M.) – The Turkish Air Force on Monday reportedly bombed a weapons convoy that was destined for the Kurdish-led forces in northeastern Syria, the Turkish Ministry of Defense said. According to the reports, Turkish F-16 jets bombed the weapons convoy as it entered Syria’s Al-Hasakah Governorate from nearby Iraq. At the same time, Turkish airstrikes were also reported inside the Al-Hasakah Governorate, as the latter was targeting a base belonging to the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). On Monday, the U.S. abruptly began withdrawing their forces from the Turkish border following several threats from Ankara about… Read on ->

Tags: Syria, Turkey

Houthi fighter armed with just a rifle captures Saudi military vehicle: video

Published 2019-10-08 09:34:07 by News Desk in Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:20 A.M.) – A Houthi (var. Ansarallah) fighter armed with a Kalashnikov rifle captured a Saudi military vehicle during an operation this week. The video, which was released by the official media wing of the Houthi forces, shows the fighter confronting the Saudi military vehicle and eventually capturing the tank operator.

Tags: Houthi, Saudi, Yemen

Hilary Clinton attacks Trump over withdrawal of US troops along Turkish border

Published 2019-10-08 09:16:35 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

The former US Secretary of State and Donald Trump’s main rival in the 2016 presidential election Hilary Clinton has lashed out at the US president amid reports of a US troops pull-out from northern Syria, writing on her Twitter page that the move represents a “betrayal”. “Let us be clear: The president has sided with authoritarian leaders of Turkey and Russia over our loyal allies and America’s own interests. His decision is a sickening betrayal both of the Kurds and his oath of office,” Clinton tweeted. This comes as Turkey is gearing up to clear Kurdish-led militants from Syrian territories east of… Read on ->

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Tags: Clinton, Syria, Trump, Turkey

Turkish Army deploys massive force to Syrian border for upcoming offensive: video

Published 2019-10-08 09:04:34 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:45 A.M.) – The Turkish Armed Forces have reportedly made all necessary preparations for their upcoming invasion of northern Syria, the Turkish Ministry of Defense said in a statement on Tuesday morning. This statement by the Ministry of Defense came just a day after the Turkish Armed Forces sent a massive convoy of reinforcements to the Syrian border for their upcoming invasion of the areas controlled by the Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG) and Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). As shown in the short video below, a large Turkish military force could be seen heading towards the Syrian border… Read on ->

Tags: Syria, Turkey

Iran unveils kit to turn artillery rockets into guided missiles – report

Published 2019-10-08 08:31:04 by News Desk in Iran

Iran unveiled a number of new armaments last week, including a light armored personnel carrier, a network-connected robot and a conversion kit which can turn artillery rockets into precision-guided missiles, a Jane’s report says. The conversion kit, called the ‘Labeik’, was presented in an event attended by General Mohammad Hossein Dadras, deputy commander of the regular military and Brigadier General Kioumars Heidar, the ground forces commander, the report says. ​According to Jane’s, the Labeik appears to be compatible with Iran’s 610mm Zelzal heavy artillery rocket. The kit is similar to a system used in the Fateh-110 family, and is attached between the rocket’s… Read on ->

Tags: Iran

US forces filmed withdrawing from key border areas in Syria: videos

Published 2019-10-08 08:03:29 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:45 A.M.) – The U.S. Armed Forces were filmed withdrawing from several border points in northern Syria on Monday, putting an end to their long presence in this part of the country. According to the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), the U.S. withdrew from all border posts in the Aleppo and Al-Raqqa governorates, which include the Tal Abyad and Kobani (var. ‘Ayn Al-‘Arab) crossings. Tal Abyad and Kobani will be targeted by the Turkish Army and their militant allies, as these two towns are located near the opposition stronghold of Jarabulus. Manbij is also considered one of… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Raqqa, Syria, Turkey, US

Kurdish-led SDF claim Syrian Army is preparing to capture Manbij

Published 2019-10-08 07:42:51 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:30 A.M.) – The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) accused the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) on Monday of preparing to capture the key town of Manbij in the northeastern countryside of the Aleppo Governorate. “The first consequences of the US withdrawal & failure of the Security Mechanism Agreement: Syrian regime forces backed by Russia prepare to move militarily towards the city of Manbij. We said earlier that any Turkish attack would have bad consequences for the whole region,” the official Twitter account of the Syrian Democratic Forces tweeted. However, despite these claims, a source from the Syrian Arab… Read on ->

Tags: Manbij, SDF, Syria

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