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Military choppers land for first time at strategic Tabaqa Airport: video

Published 2019-10-23 23:52:59 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:40 P.M.) – On Tuesday, a source from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) told Al-Masdar News that the Russian military had begun deploying its aircraft to the Tabaqa Airport in the Al-Raqqa Governorate. According to the military source, the Russian Air Force was deploying its helicopters to the Tabaqa Airport as part of their northern expansion in the Al-Raqqa Governorate. Furthermore, the source said that the Russian military would be taking over the Tabaqa Airport following the reconstruction of the airfields and barracks that were destroyed during the Islamic State’s (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) reign over this area in Al-Raqqa. As… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Syria, Tabaqa


Líbano presenta cargos contra el ex primer ministro por enriquecimiento injusto

Published 2019-10-23 23:45:57 by Nick Leon in Espanol, Libano

BEIRUT, LÍBANO (2:00 p.m.) – El fiscal del estado de Mount Lebanon, el juez Ghada Aoun, ha presentado cargos contra el ex primer ministro libanés Najib Mikati, junto con su hijo Maher Mikati, su hermano Taha Mikati y Bank Audi. Según el Fiscal del Estado del Monte Líbano, Mikati está siendo acusado de enriquecimiento injusto, que se basa en la riqueza que ha acumulado a expensas de otros. El enriquecimiento injusto ocurre cuando una persona se enriquece a expensas de otra en circunstancias que la ley considera injustas. No se ha establecido una fecha de prueba.

Tags: Libano


Las fuerzas de Ansarallah destruyen varios vehículos pertenecientes a tropas respaldadas por Arabia Saudita: video

Published 2019-10-23 23:19:47 by Nick Leon in Espanol, Yemen-Es

BEIRUT, LÍBANO (1:40 P.M.) – Esta semana, el ala de medios oficiales de las fuerzas de Ansarallah lanzó un nuevo video que muestra a sus equipos de misiles destruyendo varios vehículos pertenecientes a las tropas respaldadas por Arabia Saudita en Yemen y el sur de Arabia Saudita. En el video, se puede ver a los equipos de misiles de Ansarallah disparando misiles guiados antitanque (ATGM) contra las tropas respaldadas por Arabia Saudita; Estos ataques resultaron en impactos directos sobre los vehículos enemigos. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhh8mc_oqIM  

Tags: Jemen


ISIS embosca un vehículo del ejército sirio que transportaba a varios soldados en Daraa

Published 2019-10-23 23:01:07 by Nick Leon in Espanol, Siria

BEIRUT, LÍBANO (1:20 P.M.) – El Estado Islámico (ISIS / ISIL / IS / Daesh) llevó a cabo un nuevo ataque contra un vehículo del Ejército Árabe Sirio (SAA) que viajaba en el noreste del campo de la Gobernación de Daraa el miércoles. Según la declaración oficial del grupo terrorista, sus combatientes detonaron bombas en la carretera mientras el vehículo que transportaba a las tropas del ejército sirio viajaba por la ciudad de Khirbet Ghazaleh, que está cerca de la frontera con la gobernación de Al-Sweida. Todavía no se conoce el número total de muertos, ya que el ejército sirio… Read on ->

Tags: Daraa, ISIS, Siria


Civil libanés derriba a dron espía israelí con rifle de caza: video

Published 2019-10-23 22:39:51 by Nick Leon in Espanol, Libano

BEIRUT, LÍBANO (1:10 p.m.) – Un civil libanés logró derribar un avión espía israelí sobre la ciudad de Kafr Kala el miércoles, dijo el ejército libanés en un comunicado. Según el informe del ejército, el civil vio el avión no tripulado a lo largo de la ciudad fronteriza antes de derribarlo con un rifle de caza. https://twitter.com/i/status/1186886397887762432 Las Fuerzas de Defensa de Israel (FDI) luego emitieron una declaración confirmando que su avión no tripulado había caído en territorio libanés; sin embargo, no proporcionaron ningún detalle. “Hace poco tiempo, durante una actividad de seguridad de rutina, un avión no tripulado de… Read on ->

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Tags: Israel, Libano


Russian-Turkish patrols set to be deployed at Syrian border – video

Published 2019-10-23 22:33:07 by News Desk in Syria

Russian military police deployed in the Syrian province of Aleppo have started patrolling northeast of the town of Manbij, a representative of the military law enforcement branch told reporters earlier in the day. Joint Turkish and Russian patrols are ready to be deployed to the Syrian border city of Ras al-Ayn. Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on 22 October adopted a memorandum to resolve the situation on the Syria-Turkey border in light of Ankara’s offensive targeting Kurdish militias. According to the document, Russian military police and Syrian border guards will facilitate the withdrawal of… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Syria, Turkey


Massive Syrian Army convoy heads to Al-Raqqa: video

Published 2019-10-23 22:08:58 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 P.M.) – A massive Syrian Arab Army (SAA) convoy was spotted heading towards the Al-Raqqa Governorate this week as they fulfill their military cooperation agreement with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). According to reports, the Syrian Army convoy was heading towards the strategic city of Al-Tabaqa and nearby town of ‘Ayn ‘Issa. ‘Ayn ‘Issa is an important town because of the military bases in the area and its location near the Turkish Army’s front-lines in the Tal Abyad District. The Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) released a video on Wednesday that showed the Syrian Army convoy heading… Read on ->

Tags: Raqqa, Syria


El ejército ruso comienza a patrullar Manbij después de que el ejército sirio tome el control de la ciudad

Published 2019-10-23 21:54:00 by Nick Leon in Espanol, Siria

La policía militar rusa desplegada en la provincia siria de Alepo comenzó a patrullar al noreste de la ciudad de Manbij, dijo un representante de la policía a los periodistas. “La ruta de patrulla se encuentra junto con las posiciones de primera línea de las Fuerzas Armadas sirias a varios kilómetros de la aldea de Qeirata en el río Sajur, no lejos de donde desemboca en el Éufrates”, dijo el oficial. Según él, esta área fue patrullada por tropas estadounidenses que se retiraron hacia la frontera iraquí cuando comenzó la operación de Turquía en el noreste de Siria hace 10… Read on ->

Tags: Manbij, Siria


Russia demands US end its occupation of Al-Tanf in southern Syria

Published 2019-10-23 20:44:24 by News Desk in Syria

The Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday that Washington should end the occupation of the Al-Tanf border crossing in Syria’s Homs governorate. “US service members are stationed illegally in this area…blocking the road that connects Iraq and Syria. We demand an end to their occupation”, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Vershinin told journalists. In December 2018, US President Donald Trump announced the end of the main part of the anti-terrorist operation in Syria and the destruction of Daesh*’s so-called “caliphate”; he also announced the withdrawal of US troops from the country, which numbered some 2,000. On Monday, Trump confirmed… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Syria


Fuerzas kurdas emboscan a militantes respaldados por Turquía en el norte de Alepo

Published 2019-10-23 19:09:02 by Nick Leon in Espanol, Siria

BEIRUT, LÍBANO (12:40 p.m.) – Las fuerzas lideradas por los kurdos llevaron a cabo una emboscada exitosa en el campo del norte de la Gobernación de Alepo hoy, lo que resultó en la muerte de varios militantes respaldados por Turquía. Según los informes, las Unidades de Protección del Pueblo (YPG) lideradas por los kurdos llevaron a cabo la emboscada en la ciudad de Kafr Khasher, que se encuentra cerca del bastión del Ejército Libre Sirio (FSA) de ‘Azaz en el norte de Alepo. Los informes agregaron que el YPG pudo matar al menos a cuatro militantes respaldados por Turquía, al… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Siria, Turquía


Russia hopes Syrian Kurds will withdraw from Turkish border without bloodshed

Published 2019-10-23 18:47:51 by News Desk in Syria

Moscow hopes that the Kurds will voluntarily and “without bloodshed” pull out from regions near the Syrian-Turkish border, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Vershinin was quoted as saying on Wednesday. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said earlier that if Kurdish forces fail to pull out and withdraw their weapons, then Syrian border guards and Russian military police officers will have to pull back. “In fact, the remaining Kurdish units will be crushed by the Turkish military machine,” TASS quoted the spokesman as saying. Vershinin also said that the fate of the Kurdish people should be determined during their talks with Damascus and… Read on ->

Tags: Kurds, Syria


WikiLeaks reveals documents questioning OPCW’s conclusions on Douma chemical attack

Published 2019-10-23 18:35:12 by News Desk in Syria

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) investigation of the alleged chemical attack in the Syrian town of Douma on April 7, 2018 was carried out using unacceptable methods aimed at fitting the predetermined conclusions into the report, a special independent panel released a statement following its meeting with an OPCW investigation team member. The experts’ findings were published by WikiLeaks on Wednesday. “Based on the whistleblower’s extensive presentation, including internal emails, text exchanges and suppressed draft reports, we are unanimous in expressing our alarm over unacceptable practices in the investigation of the alleged chemical attack in Douma,”… Read on ->

Tags: Douma, OPCW, Syria, WikiLeak


Nuevo mapa del norte de Siria después de un acuerdo sobre la región fronteriza turca

Published 2019-10-23 18:27:52 by Nick Leon in Espanol, Siria, Turquia

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BEIRUT, LÍBANO (11:00 p.m.) – El presidente ruso, Vladimir Putin, y su homólogo turco, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, llegaron a un acuerdo el martes para realizar patrullas conjuntas en la región fronteriza sirio-turca. Estas patrullas, que se centrarán en la región entre Jarabulus y Al-Malikiyah, permitirán que el ejército turco ingrese hasta 10 kilómetros de profundidad en la zona desmilitarizada propuesta a lo largo de esta área fronteriza. Al mismo tiempo, la zona desmilitarizada de 10 km de profundidad también permitirá que los guardias fronterizos sirios y la policía militar rusa conduzcan sus propias patrullas dentro de esta vasta región que… Read on ->

Tags: Rusia, Siria, Turquía


Moment the Russian Air Force strikes militant site in southern Idlib: video

Published 2019-10-23 18:08:22 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:45 P.M.) – The Russian Air Force launched several airstrikes over the southern countryside of the Idlib Governorate on Wednesday, as their warplanes targeted a number of sites belonging to the jihadist rebels. In particular, the Russian Air Force concentrated their strikes on the the Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham-held towns of Kafr Sijnah, Hazarin, and Kafr Nabl; this resulted in a number of explosions that were reported by opposition activists in southern Idlib. During one attack on Hazarin, the Russian Air Force can be seen using what is believed to be a bunker buster bomb on a Hay’at Tahrir… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Russia, Syria


Russia demands Syrian gov’t gets back all its oil fields

Published 2019-10-23 17:32:17 by News Desk in Syria

The Syrian government should get back control of all oil facilities in the north-east of the country, the RIA Novosti news agency cited Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs as saying on Wednesday. Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov also said Moscow hoped that the Syrian Kurds would provide a guarantee that they would pull out from the border zone, according to RIA. Currently, the U.S. military occupies several Syrian oil fields, including one of the largest in the country. The U.S. authorities have refused to return these oil fields to the Syrian government; instead, they have kept control of them to… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Syria


Syrian Army to establish 15 posts along Turkish border

Published 2019-10-23 16:20:16 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army will establish 15 posts along its border with Turkey, the Interfax news agency reported on Wednesday, citing Russia’s Defense Ministry. The creation of the posts is envisaged by a deal agreed on Tuesday between Russia and Turkey that will see Syrian and Russian forces deploy to northeast Syria to remove Kurdish YPG fighters and their weapons from the border with Turkey, Interfax said. The Syrian Arab Army has already deployed several units to the Turkish border over the last week, with the promise of many more reinforcements to come in the… Read on ->

Tags: Syria, Turkey


Israeli military on high alert over potential Iranian attack from Syria: media

Published 2019-10-23 16:07:41 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:35 P.M.) – The Israeli military is preparing itself for a potential attack by the Iranian forces inside Syria, Israeli Army Radio said on Tuesday, as reported by I24 News. Citing unnamed sources, Israeli Army Radio said the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) were preparing their air defenses for a potential cruise missile attack from the Iranian forces that are currently present inside Syria. In particular, the report claimed Israel was focusing its defense capabilities on harder to detect, low-flying cruise missiles and drone strikes – unlike high-arcing ballistic missiles that are easier to intercept. Furthermore, they said this… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Israel, Syria


US troops from Syria have 4 weeks to leave Iraq: MoD

Published 2019-10-23 15:37:53 by News Desk in Iraq, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:20 P.M.) – The U.S. troops that recently withdrew from Syria will have four weeks to leave Iraq, the Iraqi Minister of Defense Najah Al-Shammari told The Associated Press on Wednesday. According to Al-Shammari, the U.S. troops that withdrew from Syria do not have permission to remain in Iraq; however, the country will give them a four-week-long grace period for ‘transiting’ purposes. Al-Shammari made the remarks to The Associated Press following a meeting in Baghdad with visiting U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper, who arrived as Iraqi leaders chafed over reports the U.S. may want to increase the number… Read on ->

Tags: Iraq, Syria, US


Russian military enters border city of Kobane for first time: video

Published 2019-10-23 15:24:23 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:10 P.M.) – The Russian military was seen entering a border city in northern Syria this week after the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) entered the area shortly after the U.S. withdrawal. According to a report from northern Syria, the Russian military was seen entering the city of Kobane (var. ‘Ayn Al-‘Arab) on Wednesday following their new agreement with the Turkish authorities on a 10-kilometer-deep patrol zone along the border. As shown in the short video below, the Russian military entered Kobane recently for the first time since the U.S. Armed Forces withdrew from all of their border points… Read on ->

Tags: Kobane, Russia, Syria


Russian military to deploy to northeastern Syria

Published 2019-10-23 14:36:11 by News Desk in Syria

Russian military police have begun moving to Syria’s northeastern areas adjacent to the zone of Turkey’s Operation Peace Spring, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday. “In accordance with agreements reached by the Russian and Turkish presidents in Sochi on October 22, a Russian military police convoy started moving towards the Syria-Turkey border today at noon,” the statement reads. According to the Defense Ministry, military police units will work to ensure the safety of civilians and maintain law and order. They will also patrol the designated areas, assisting in the withdrawal of Kurdish forces. On October 22,… Read on ->

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Tags: Russia, Syria


Russian Air Force unleashes large attack across Idlib

Published 2019-10-23 14:22:57 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:10 P.M.) – One day after Russian President Vladimir Putin’s meeting with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Russian Air Force has unleashed a large-scale attack on the Idlib Governorate. Led by their aircraft from the Hmeimim (var. Khmeimim) Airbase in southwest Latakia, the Russian Air Force carried out several airstrikes over southern and western Idlib today, targeting many sites belonging to the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and Hurras Al-Deen group. According to a Syrian Arab Army (SAA) source in nearby Latakia, the Russian Air Force concentrated most of their strikes on southwest Idlib, as… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Russia, Syria


Lebanon presses charges against former PM for unjust enrichment

Published 2019-10-23 14:10:17 by News Desk in Lebanon

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 P.M.) – The Mount Lebanon State Prosecutor, Judge Ghada Aoun, has pressed charges against former Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati, along with his son Maher Mikati, brother Taha Mikati, and Bank Audi. According to the Mount Lebanon State Prosecutor, Mikati is being charged for unjust enrichment, which is based on the wealth he has accumulated at the expense of others. Unjust enrichment occurs when one person is enriched at the expense of another in circumstances that the law sees as unjust. No trial date has been set.

Tags: Lebanon, Mikati


Ansarallah forces destroy several vehicles belonging to Saudi-backed troops: video

Published 2019-10-23 13:56:06 by News Desk in Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:40 P.M.) – This week, the Ansarallah forces’ official media wing released a new video showing their missile teams destroying several vehicles belonging to the Saudi-backed troops across Yemen and southern Saudi Arabia. In the video, the Ansarallah missile teams can be seen firing anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM) at the Saudi-backed troops; these strikes resulted in direct hits on the enemy vehicles. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhh8mc_oqIM

Tags: Yemen


ISIS ambushes Syrian Army vehicle carrying several soldiers in Daraa

Published 2019-10-23 13:41:21 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:20 P.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) carried out a new attack on a Syrian Arab Army (SAA) vehicle that was traveling in the northeastern countryside of the Daraa Governorate on Wednesday. According to the terrorist group’s official statement, their combatants detonated roadside bombs as the vehicle transporting the Syrian Army troops was traveling through the town of Khirbet Ghazaleh, which is near the border of the Al-Sweida Governorate. The total number of dead is still not known, as the Syrian Army has not commented on this claim by the Islamic State. The Islamic State, like the Free… Read on ->

Tags: Daraa, Syria


Lebanese civilian shoots down Israeli spy drone with hunting rifle: video

Published 2019-10-23 13:22:48 by News Desk in Lebanon

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:10 P.M.) – A Lebanese civilian managed to shoot down an Israeli spy drone over the town of Kafr Kala on Wednesday, the Lebanese Army said in a communique. According to the army report, the civilian spotted the drone along the border town before shooting it down with a hunting rifle. https://twitter.com/zaaeim/status/1186886397887762432 The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) would later release a statement confirming that their drone had fallen into Lebanese territory; however, they did not provide any details. “A short while ago, during routine security activity, an IDF drone fell adjacent to Israel’s border with Lebanon, within Lebanese… Read on ->

Tags: Israel, Lebanon


Russian military begins patrolling Manbij after Syrian Army takes control of town

Published 2019-10-23 13:09:28 by News Desk in Syria

The Russian military police deployed in the Syrian province of Aleppo have begun patrolling northeast of the town of Manbij, a police representative told reporters. “The patrol route lies along with the frontline positions of the Syrian Armed Forces several kilometres from the village of Qeirata on the Sajur River, not far from where it flows into the Euphrates”, the officer said. According to him, this area was patrolled by US troops who withdrew toward the Iraqi border when Turkey’s operation in northeast Syria began 10 days ago. The Sajur acts as a contact line between the Syrian Armed Forces… Read on ->

Tags: Manbij, Syria


Kurdish forces ambush Turkish-backed militants in northern Aleppo

Published 2019-10-23 13:00:39 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:40 P.M.) – The Kurdish-led forces carried out a successful ambush in the northern countryside of the Aleppo Governorate today, resulting in the death of several Turkish-backed militants. According to reports, the Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG) carried out the ambush at the town of Kafr Khasher, which is located near the Free Syrian Army (FSA) stronghold of ‘Azaz in northern Aleppo. The reports added that the YPG was able to kill at least four Turkish-backed militants, while also wounding two others in this ambush. The Free Syrian Army and their Turkish allies have yet to respond to… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Syria, Turkey


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