This is a summary of 31 AMN articles on the following subjects: US, Hmeimim, Russia, Syria, Hasakah, Assad, Siria, Iran, Israel, Turquía, China, Idlib, Rusia, Baghdadi, ISIS, Hezbollah, Libano, Armenia, Iraq, Turkey, IRGC, FSA, PKK, EE.UU., Lebanon, Basij.

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US is ‘ill-equipped’ and ‘unprepared’ for two-front war: media

Published 2019-10-31 23:10:11 by News Desk in World-News

According to the Heritage Foundation’s annual report card on US military readiness, the armed forces just barely got a passing grade. The conservative think tank wants more units, and more modern equipment, across the board, in order to better prepare for a two-front war. “The 2020 Index concludes that the current U.S. military force is likely capable of meeting the demands of a single major regional conflict while also attending to various presence and engagement activities,” The Heritage Foundation said in its 2020 Index of US Military Strength, released on Wednesday, noting the Pentagon would “be very hard-pressed to do… Read on ->

Tags: US

Breaking: Russian air defenses intercept enemy objects over Latakia – video

Published 2019-10-31 22:22:36 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 P.M.) – The Russian air defense successfully intercepted several enemy objects that were seen flying towards the Hmeimim (var. Khmeimim) Airbase in southwestern Latakia this evening. According to local reports, the enemy objects, which are suspected attack drones, made their way towards the Hmeimim Airbase’s northeastern perimeter before they were shot down by the Russian air defenses. In a short video released by the Jableh News Network, the Russian air defenses can be seen intercepting these enemy objects before they could reach the Hmeimim Airbase: The Russian Ministry of Defense has yet to comment on this;… Read on ->

Tags: Hmeimim, Russia, Syria

All 18 Syrian soldiers captured by militants in northern Syria have been released: video

Published 2019-10-31 22:08:28 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:45 P.M.) – The Turkish-backed militants have released 18 Syrian Arab Army (SAA) soldiers that were captured in the Ras Al-‘Ayn countryside this past week. According to reports, the soldiers were released to the Russian military police near the city of Ras Al-‘Ayn in the northwestern countryside of the Al-Hasakah Governorate this evening. The reports said some soldiers had minor wounds from battle, but they have received some treatment for their injuries. This agreement to release the 18 Syrian Army prisoners was brokered by the Russian military police, as they called on their Turkish partners to help return… Read on ->

Tags: Hasakah, Syria

Syrian President gives rare in-depth interview: update

Published 2019-10-31 21:45:31 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:30 P.M.) – Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad sat down for an interview with Al-Ikhbariya and Al-Sourya TV on Thursday to discuss several developments across the country, including the recent death of Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi and the U.S. withdrawal from theborder. Full text of the interview: Journalist: Hello and welcome to this special interview with the President of the Syrian Arab Republic, His Excellency Dr Bashar al-Assad.  Thank you for receiving us Mr President.  Your last interview with Syrian media was several years ago and therefore we have a lot of questions.  We will begin with political questions and… Read on ->

Tags: Assad, Syria

Ejército sirio, las tropas de las SDF retoman varias áreas cerca de la ciudad clave en Al-Hasakah

Published 2019-10-31 21:43:25 by Nick Leon in Espanol, Siria

BEIRUT, LÍBANO (3:45 PM) – El Ejército Árabe Sirio (SAA) y las Fuerzas Democráticas Sirias (SDF) pudieron retomar varias áreas cerca de la ciudad clave de Tal Tamr anoche después de lanzar una gran contraofensiva en el noroeste de Al- Hasakah Respaldados por artillería pesada, el ejército sirio y las tropas de las SDF comenzaron su contraataque asaltando las defensas de los militantes respaldados por Turquía al norte de Tal Tamr. Según un informe del noroeste de Al-Hasakah, SAA y SDF lograron capturar varias áreas al norte de Tal Tamr, incluidas las ciudades de Al-Qassimiyah, Al-Faisaliyah y Manaf. Este avance… Read on ->

Tags: Siria

All Israeli air defenses on alert amid fears of possible Iranian attack: report

Published 2019-10-31 21:33:30 by News Desk in Iran, Middleeast, Syria

Israeli Air Force chief Amikam Norkin stated on 30 October that all layers of the country’s missile defences, including long-range Arrows and Patriots, the medium-range David’s Sling, and short-range Iron Dome, are “on alert”. According to the military official, this state of readiness is linked to general expectations that Iran could launch a massive attack against Israel. According to the Times of Israel, the Israeli military believes Tehran may try to retaliate for Tel Aviv’s continual strikes against Iran’s alleged proxies in the region. Norkin stated that the Islamic Republic’s response might not only include regular missiles, but also cruise… Read on ->

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Tags: Iran, Israel

Las fuerzas estadounidenses realizan la primera patrulla a lo largo de la frontera turco-siria desde la decisión de retirada de Trump

Published 2019-10-31 21:32:58 by Nick Leon in Espanol, Siria

Las fuerzas estadounidenses han realizado una patrulla en la frontera turco-siria por primera vez desde la decisión de Trump de retirar a los militares del país, según los informes. Según los informes, cinco vehículos blindados con banderas estadounidenses patrullaban un área de la frontera al norte de la ciudad de Qahtaniyah, donde solían operar antes de que Washington declarara su retirada. El New York Times informó anteriormente que, a partir de esta semana, al menos 500 de los 1,000 militares originales en Siria se han ido, y la retirada continuará hasta que queden aproximadamente 250 tropas, desplegadas en gran medida… Read on ->

Tags: Siria, Turquía

Chinese military debuts most advanced ballistic missile

Published 2019-10-31 20:52:24 by News Desk in World-News

China’s most advanced intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), the DF-41, made its debut at the National Day parade in Beijing on Tuesday, which Chinese military experts said is a message to the world that China has sufficient and reliable strategic nuclear power to respond to any “nuclear blackmail” from any country. 16 transporter erector launchers of the DF-41 missile were inspected during the parade in Tiananmen Square on Tuesday. A DF-41 missile has an operational range of more than 14, 000 kilometers and can carry about 10 independently targetable nuclear warheads, capable of hitting anywhere on Earth, according to the US think… Read on ->

Tags: China

La Fuerza Aérea rusa aniquila el almacenamiento de armas yihadistas en Idlib

Published 2019-10-31 19:41:27 by Nick Leon in Espanol, Siria

BEIRUT, LÍBANO (3:10 p.m.) – La Fuerza Aérea rusa llevó a cabo un poderoso ataque sobre la gobernación de Idlib el jueves, apuntando a un almacenamiento de armas yihadistas. Según los informes, la Fuerza Aérea rusa bombardeó un depósito de armas Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham dentro de la ciudad de Darkoush; Esto resultó en varias explosiones fuertes que se podían escuchar en toda el área. La Fuerza Aérea Rusa a menudo ataca estos sitios yihadistas una vez que pueden confirmar las coordenadas de ellos de espías y activistas locales. Recientemente, la Fuerza Aérea Rusa ha sido mucho más activa en Idlib… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Rusia, Siria

ISIS officially admits Baghdadi has been killed, new leader named

Published 2019-10-31 19:10:48 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 P.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) released an official audio statement from their Telegram channel on Thursday, confirming the death of its leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi. In the audio, ISIS confirmed the death of not only Al-Baghdadi, but also their spokesperson Abu Hassan Al-Muhajer, who they said was a Saudi national. Following the confirmation of these deaths, the Islamic State announced their new leader in the audio. The Islamic State said their new leader is Abu Ibrahim Al-Hashimi Al-Qurayshi. This latest audio statement from the Islamic State served as the official notice that Al-Baghdadi had been killed… Read on ->

Tags: Baghdadi, ISIS

Update: Israel dice que Hezbolá usó misiles antiaéreos, pero perdió UAV

Published 2019-10-31 18:52:01 by Nick Leon in Espanol, Libano

BEIRUT, LÍBANO (3:00 p.m.) – Hace minutos, las Fuerzas de Defensa de Israel (FDI) confirmaron que Hezbolá disparó un misil antiaéreo contra uno de sus drones espías que volaban sobre el espacio aéreo libanés. “Hace poco tiempo, se lanzó un misil antiaéreo sobre territorio libanés hacia un UAV de las FDI. El UAV no fue alcanzado”, tuiteó la cuenta oficial de Twitter de las FDI. Según los informes, el misil antiaéreo de Hezbolá apuntaba a un avión no tripulado de espionaje israelí que fue visto entrando en la gobernación de Nabatieh en el sur del Líbano; supuestamente golpeó el UAV,… Read on ->

Tags: Hezbollah, Libano

China’s J-20 stealth jet showcases new missiles

Published 2019-10-31 18:51:24 by News Desk in World-News

China’s most advanced fighter jet, J-20, once again revealed its missiles at the Chinese Air Force’s “open day” event on Thursday, which also showcased the outstanding flight performances of a number of the PLA’s warplanes. The open day, which runs from Thursday to Monday in Changchun, Northeast China’s Jilin Province, is part of celebrations to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force. A pair of J-20 stealth fighter jets flew during the event’s flight performance on Thursday morning. Each of them showcased two short-range combat missiles, which rotated out from their… Read on ->

Tags: China

Russian military base in Armenia to double combat potential after delivery of new weapons

Published 2019-10-31 18:43:33 by News Desk in World-News

Russia’s 102nd military base stationed in the town of Gyumri in Armenia will almost double its combat potential after it is rearmed with new and upgraded weapon systems, Base Commander Colonel Nikolai Martynyuk reported to Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu on Tuesday. Russia’s defense chief inspected the 102nd military base in Armenia on Tuesday. Also, Chief of Staff of Russia’s Southern Military District Lieutenant-General Sergei Kuzovlev reported to the defense minister that the 102nd military base in Armenia “is provided with materiel, military hardware and armament in full.” The general also said that the military base’s training range infrastructure allows conducting… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Russia

Kurdish general reveals details about who sold Baghdadi out to US

Published 2019-10-31 17:19:06 by News Desk in Syria

An unnamed personal “security official” of Daesh leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi passed information about the terrorist number one’s movements and safe houses to Kurdish militia, NBC News reported, citing Syrian Democratic Forces General Mazloum Abdi. According to Abdi, the spy in al-Baghdadi’s inner circle was responsible for “securing the places” where the Daesh* leader was hiding. “Al-Baghdadi took his security precautions to the highest level. He never used high-tech communications at all. Any place he was in, was in a communications blackout, with exception of those who were directly responsible for his security”, the general said. Abdi revealed that the… Read on ->

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Tags: Baghdadi, Iraq, Syria

Breaking: Iraqi PM has agreed to resign

Published 2019-10-31 17:12:12 by News Desk in Iraq

Iraq’s Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi has agreed to resign amid violent protests that spread across the country. The announcement was made Thursday by Iraqi President Barham Salih during a press conference. However, Salih clarified that the Prime Minister agreed to submit his resignation to the position but on the condition that the country’s parties agree on an alternative to avoid a power vacuum. In addition, the Iraqi head of state said that new elections can only be held under a new electoral law. The violence that has shaken Iraq for a week, with anti-government protests across the country, has… Read on ->

Tags: Iraq

Según los informes, Hezbolá derriba un avión espía israelí sobre el sur del Líbano: video

Published 2019-10-31 17:10:35 by Nick Leon in Espanol, Libano

BEIRUT, LÍBANO (2:30 p.m.) – Según los informes, Hezbolá derribó un avión espía israelí que ingresó al espacio aéreo libanés esta tarde. Según los informes, el avión no tripulado israelí ingresó al sur del Líbano esta tarde cuando fue descubierto por Hezbolá y fue derribado poco después en la gobernación de Nabatieh. Las Fuerzas de Defensa de Israel (FDI) aún no han comentado sobre estas afirmaciones; Sin embargo, si es cierto, esta será la primera vez desde mediados de septiembre que Hezbolá e Israel han tenido una confrontación. En septiembre, las fuerzas israelíes llevaron a cabo un ataque contra… Read on ->

Tags: Hezbollah, Israel, Libano

WATCH: Moment Russian Air Force destroys jihadist weapons storage in Idlib

Published 2019-10-31 17:03:59 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:45 P.M.) – The Russian Air Force destroyed a jihadist weapons storage facility during an attack on the Idlib countryside Thursday. Using information from local spies, the Russian Air Force was able to pinpoint the location of the weapons storage that belonged to the jihadist group Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham. According to a military report, the Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham weapons storage facility was located inside the Idlib Governorate town of Darkoush. The attack would result in the destruction of the weapons depot and several loud explosions that could be heard throughout this area in the Idlib Governorate.

Tags: Idlib, Syria

Syrian Army reinforcements pour into northwest Hasakah to halt militant advance

Published 2019-10-31 16:51:44 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:30 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has sent several units of reinforcements to the northwestern countryside of the Al-Hasakah Governorate on Thursday. According to reports from northwestern Al-Hasakah, the Syrian Army reinforcements poured in from several areas across northern Syria, as they attempt to halt the militant advance near the key town of Tal Tamr. The Syrian Army reinforcements were sent to this front following a successful counter-attack by the military and allied Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) north of Tal Tamr last night. A source from the army said the military is hoping to forestall the… Read on ->

Tags: Hasakah, Syria

Turkey fails to abide by ceasefire in northern Syria: SDF commander

Published 2019-10-31 16:38:55 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

Turkey has failed to abide by its obligations under the Syria ceasefire as it continues military activities in Syria’s border areas, Commander of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) Mazloum Abdi said on Twitter on Thursday. “Turkey has not adhered to the ceasefire agreement with the USA and is continuing its war. Turkey, with jihadists, began to occupy Christian villages, trying to break into Tall Tamir dominated by Assyrians, and threatened with annihilation. The USA must fulfill its obligations,” the tweet reads. On October 9, Turkey launched a military incursion into northern Syria, codenaming it Operation Peace Spring, with the… Read on ->

Tags: Syria, Turkey

Las fuerzas del IRGC comienzan juegos de guerra en el oeste de Irán

Published 2019-10-31 16:20:29 by Nick Leon in Espanol, Medio-Oriente

Las Fuerzas Voluntarias Basij de Irán han comenzado un juego de guerra militar de dos días a gran escala en la provincia iraní de Azerbaiyán Occidental, informó la Agencia de Noticias Mehr. Según la Agencia de Noticias Mehr, unos 15,000 soldados auxiliares voluntarios, en su mayoría jóvenes de la capital regional de Urmia y las regiones circundantes, participan en el ejercicio. El juego de guerra, cuyo nombre en código “To Beit al-Muqaddas”, que hace referencia a una acción militar para conquistar Jerusalén, tiene como objetivo mejorar la preparación y la agilidad de las fuerzas voluntarias en la región, según el… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, IRGC

Syrian Army, SDF troops retake several areas near key town in Al-Hasakah

Published 2019-10-31 16:07:20 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:45 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) were able to retake several areas near the key town of Tal Tamr last night after launching a big counter-offensive in northwestern Al-Hasakah. Backed by heavy artillery, the Syrian Army and SDF troops began their counter-assault by storming the defenses of the Turkish-backed militants north of Tal Tamr. According to a report from northwestern Al-Hasakah, the SAA and SDF managed to capture several areas north of Tal Tamr, including the towns of Al-Qassimiyah, Al-Faisaliyah and Manaf. This advance by the SAA and SDF came shortly… Read on ->

Tags: Hasakah, Syria

Militares respaldados por Turquía entregarán a 18 soldados sirios capturados a Rusia

Published 2019-10-31 15:57:28 by Nick Leon in Espanol, Siria

BEIRUT, LÍBANO (2:20 PM) – Los 18 soldados del Ejército Árabe Sirio (SAA) que fueron capturados por militantes respaldados por Turquía esta semana en el noreste de Siria serán entregados a la policía militar rusa, dijo una fuente en Damasco. Noticias de Al-Masdar esta tarde. Según la fuente, las fuerzas armadas turcas y rusas negociaron un acuerdo para liberar a estos soldados a la policía militar, ya que estaban en la zona segura negociada cuando fueron capturados por el llamado “Ejército Nacional Sirio” (SNA). A pesar de este gesto de buena voluntad entre Turquía y Rusia, el ejército árabe sirio… Read on ->

Tags: FSA, PKK, Rusia, Siria, Turquía

US forces conduct first patrol along Turkish-Syrian border since Trump’s withdrawal decision

Published 2019-10-31 15:46:25 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

US forces have conducted a patrol on the Turkish-Syrian border for the first time since Trump’s decision to withdraw servicemen from the country, reports say. Five armoured vehicles with US flags reportedly patrolled an area of the frontier north of the town of Qahtaniyah, where they used to operate before Washington declared its pullout. The New York Times earlier reported that, as of this week, at least 500 of the original 1,000 servicemen in Syria have left, and the withdrawal will continue until roughly 250 troops are left, largely deployed to Syria’s Deir ez-Zor Province. In addition, mechanised troops are soon expected to… Read on ->

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Tags: Syria, Turkey

MIRAR: El ejército de los Estados Unidos lanza un video, detalles del ataque a Bagdadi

Published 2019-10-31 15:37:37 by Nick Leon in Espanol, Siria

BEIRUT, LÍBANO (12:00 a.m.) – El Comando Central de EE. UU. Publicó el video de su ataque al líder del Estado Islámico (ISIS / ISIL / IS / Daesh) en el oeste de Idlib la semana pasada. Detalles completos del Comando Central de EE. UU .: “Baghdadi fue objeto de un intenso esfuerzo interinstitucional para llevarlo ante la justicia, y ese esfuerzo avanzó significativamente recientemente cuando nos acercamos a su paradero”, dijo el miércoles el general Frank McKenzie CDR USCENTCOM. “Con la fuerza de asalto que rodea el complejo, repetidamente instamos a los que están dentro a salir pacíficamente”…. Read on ->

Tags: Baghdadi, EE.UU., Siria

Russian Air Force wipes out jihadist weapons storage in Idlib

Published 2019-10-31 15:29:17 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:10 P.M.) – The Russian Air Force carried out a powerful attack over the Idlib Governorate on Thursday, targeting a jihadist weapons storage. According to reports, the Russian Air Force bombed a Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham weapons storage inside the town of Darkoush; this resulted in several loud explosions that could be heard throughout the area. The Russian Air Force often targets these jihadist sites once they are able to confirm the coordinates of them from local spies and activists. Recently, the Russian Air Force has been far more active in Idlib due to the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA)… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Russia, Syria

Update: Israel says Hezbollah used anti-aircraft missile, but missed UAV

Published 2019-10-31 15:11:37 by News Desk in Lebanon

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:00 P.M.) – Minutes ago, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) confirmed that Hezbollah fired an anti-aircraft missile at one of their spy drones that was flying over Lebanese airspace. “A short while ago, an anti-aircraft missile was launched over Lebanese territory towards an IDF UAV. The UAV was not hit,” the IDF’s official Twitter account tweeted. Hezbollah’s anti-aircraft missile was reportedly targeting an Israeli spy drone that was seen entering the Nabatieh Governorate in southern Lebanon; it had allegedly hit the UAV, as locals reported.  

Tags: Hezbollah, Lebanon

Hezbollah reportedly shoots down Israeli spy drone over southern Lebanon: video

Published 2019-10-31 14:53:07 by News Desk in Lebanon

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:30 P.M.) – Hezbollah has reportedly shot down an Israeli spy drone that entered Lebanese airspace this afternoon. According to reports, the Israeli drone entered southern Lebanon this afternoon when it was spotted by Hezbollah and shot down shortly after in the Nabatieh Governorate. The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) have yet to comment on these claims; however, if true, this will mark the first time since mid-September that Hezbollah and Israel have had a confrontation. In September, the Israeli forces carried out an attack on a Hezbollah compound in Damascus, followed by a suicide drone strike on… Read on ->

Tags: Hezbollah, Israel, Lebanon

IRGC forces begin war games in western Iran

Published 2019-10-31 14:41:11 by News Desk in Iran

Iran’s Basij Volunteer Forces have begun a large-scale two-day military war game in the Iranian province of West Azerbaijan, the Mehr News Agency reported. Some 15,000 volunteer auxiliary troops, mostly young people from the regional capital of Urmia and the surrounding regions, are taking part in the exercise, according to the Mehr News Agency. The war game, codenamed “To Beit al-Muqaddas” — which references a military action to conquer Jerusalem — is aimed at improving the readiness and agility of the volunteer forces in the region, according to the news outlet. It is held with the motto, “40 years of… Read on ->

Tags: Basij, Iran, IRGC

Breaking: Turkish-backed militants to handover 18 captured Syrian soldiers to Russia

Published 2019-10-31 14:32:49 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:20 P.M.) – The 18 soldiers from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) that were captured by the Turkish-backed militants this week in northeastern Syria will be handed over to the Russian military police, a source in Damascus told Al-Masdar News this afternoon. According to the source, the Turkish and Russian armed forces negotiated a deal to release these soldiers to the military police as they were in the negotiated safe zone when they were captured by the so-called “Syrian National Army” (SNA). Despite this gesture of goodwill between Turkey and Russia, the Syrian Arab Army and SNA continued… Read on ->

Tags: Hasakah, Russia, Syria, Turkey

WATCH: US military releases video, details of attack on Baghdadi

Published 2019-10-31 00:12:41 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 A.M.) – The U.S. Central Command released the video of their attack on the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) leader in western Idlib this past week. Full details from U.S. Central Command: “Baghdadi was the subject of an intense inter-agency effort to bring him to justice, and that effort significantly advanced recently as we closed in on his whereabouts,” General Frank McKenzie CDR USCENTCOM said on Wednesday. “With the assault force surrounding the compound, we repeatedly urged those inside to come out peacefully.” According to McKenzie, “When capture at the hands of U.S. forces was imminent, Baghdadi detonated… Read on ->

Tags: Baghdadi, ISIS, Syria

Militares respaldados por Turquía capturan y abusan de civiles en Tal Tamr: video

Published 2019-10-31 00:00:59 by Nick Leon in Espanol, Siria

BEIRUT, LÍBANO (8:40 P.M.) – Los militantes respaldados por Turquía publicaron hoy un nuevo video de la región noreste de Siria, que muestra a sus combatientes con civiles capturados del distrito de Tal Hasr de Al-Hasakah. En un breve video publicado el miércoles, el llamado “Ejército Nacional Sirio” obligó a estos civiles capturados a ladrar mientras les vendaron los ojos y los llevaron a un lugar desconocido en el noreste de Siria. Este último video que se lanzó el miércoles llega solo un día después de que publicaron otras imágenes de sus militantes abusando de prisioneros del Ejército Árabe… Read on ->

Tags: Hasakah, Siria

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