This is a summary of 18 AMN articles on the following subjects: Bolivia, Syria, Israel, Netanyahu, PIJ, Damascus, Gaza, Assad, Idlib, Russia, Baghdadi, Daesh, ISIS, Trump, Turkey, IDF, Palestine, US, Hasakah.

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Syria strongly condemns coup against Bolivia’s Morales, expresses solidarity

Published 2019-11-12 22:53:27 by News Desk in Syria, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:40 P.M.) – The Syrian Foreign Ministry issued a statement on Tuesday that strongly condemned the military coup in Bolivia and expressed solidarity with the President-elect Evo Morales. An official source at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants told SANA yesterday that the Syrian Arab Republic renews its support for the friendly Bolivian people in these difficult circumstances. The Syrian Foreign Ministry further criticized the “blatant interference” by some states in Bolivian affairs. Morales submitted his resignation after the army chief called on him to resign. The former Bolivian President has since moved to Mexico, where he… Read on ->

Tags: Bolivia, Syria


Israel made decision to strike Islamic Jihad command 10-days-ago: Netanyahu

Published 2019-11-12 22:41:12 by News Desk in Middleeast, Palestine

Israel’s Cabinet of Ministers and the Israeli Army unanimously decided to assassinate the military commander of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Baha’a Abu al-Atta, ten-days-ago, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at a briefing that aired on Channel 9. “This man was a generator of terrorism and a time bomb. He is the author of hundreds of attacks, including the launching of hundreds of rockets against us. The decision [to eliminate] was unanimously adopted by the cabinet ten-days-ago,” he said. Netanyahu noted that “the recommendation [on the elimination of al-Atta] was made by the General Staff of Israel. “We do not… Read on ->

Tags: Israel, Netanyahu, PIJ


Islamic Jihad vows powerful response to Israel after Gaza, Damascus attacks

Published 2019-11-12 22:12:27 by News Desk in Palestine, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:40 P.M.) – The military wing of the Paletinian Islamic Jihad has vowed to not allow a policy of assassinations to be reintroduced and will translate its response on the ground militarily. In a statement on Tuesday, Abu Hamza, the spokesperson for Saraya Al-Quds, said, “We hold the enemy fully responsible for the consequences of the stupid decision to assassinate the leadership of the resistance, and we are certain in the coming hours that we will add a new title to the record of defeats to the prime minister of the rogue enemy, which brought to the Zionists… Read on ->

Tags: Damascus, Gaza, Israel, PIJ, Syria

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Assad accuses Qatar of triggering conflict in Syria: video

Published 2019-11-12 21:06:15 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:45 P.M.) – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad accused Qatar of triggering the conflict in Syria by inciting Syrian citizens to demonstrate in 2011. “The problem really started when the Qatari money flowed into Syria,” Assad told RT in an interview last week. https://youtu.be/sVdj6eAD6B0 “It was very simple. The Qatari government will definitely deny that. ” Asked if the conflict in Syria was linked to the so-called Arab Spring, Assad said: “Of course, there is an overlap in this region because the culture is the same, the background is the same, and the circumstances are somewhat the same.” “Some… Read on ->

Tags: Assad, Syria


Russian Air Force lets loose heavy attack on southern Idlib

Published 2019-11-12 20:57:30 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:40 P.M.) – The Russian Air Force continued their aerial campaign over the southern countryside of Idlib this evening, as their warplanes heavily targeted several sites belonging to the jihadist rebels. Led by their aircraft from the Hmeimim (var. Khmeimim) Airport, the Russian Air Force launched several airstrikes over the southern region of Idlib, hitting Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham’s positions in the area between the Al-Ghaab Plain and Ma’arat Al-Nu’man. The Russian Air Force reportedly concentrated on Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham’s positions in towns like Rakaya, Kafr Sijnah, Kafr Nabl, and Hish. The Russian airstrikes were carried out in conjunction… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Russia, Syria


Trump says he knows location of Baghdadi’s 3rd-in-command

Published 2019-11-12 20:48:48 by News Desk in Middleeast, Syria, World-News

The United States has its “eyes” on acting leader of Daesh (ISIS)* following the reported demise of al-Baghdadi and his “number one replacement” Daesh spokesman Abul-Hasan al-Muhajir last month, President Donald Trump has announced. “We also got [Baghdadi’s] second, they’ve just taken a man, he got it too,” Trump said Tuesday after a speech before the Economic Club of New York. “And guess what? We have our eye on his third. His third has got problems because we know where he is too. So, we have to keep it that way, otherwise we’re going to continue to have problems,” the… Read on ->

Tags: Baghdadi, Daesh, ISIS, Syria, Trump


New Israeli DM enters office with fresh strikes on Damascus and Gaza

Published 2019-11-12 20:22:44 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 P.M.) – The new Israeli Defense Minister Naftali Bennett didn’t waste much time in office before the Israeli military launched strikes over neighboring Syria and Palestine. On Tuesday morning, the Israeli military launched strikes on Gaza and Damascus in a bid to assassinate members of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad’s leadership. Beginning in Palestine’s Gaza Strip, the Israeli Air Force killed one of the senior commanders of the PIJ, Baha’a Abu Al-Ata, after bombing the Palestinian group’s bases. Following this attack, the Israeli Air Force launched an attack on the Mezzeh District of Damascus, killing two people and… Read on ->

Tags: Israel, Syria


Turkish military opens fire on Kurdish protesters in northern Syria: video

Published 2019-11-12 18:33:15 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:20 P.M.) – The Turkish Army opened fire on several protesters along the Syrian border today, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced via social media. According to reports, the Turkish military opened fire on the Kurdish protesters during a patrol near the border city of Kobane in northeastern Aleppo. The protesters were reportedly targeted by the live gunfire from the Turkish Army after they pelted the latter with rocks during one of their patrols in Kobane. https://twitter.com/mustefabali/status/1194218662267363329 The Turkish Armed Forces have yet to respond to these allegations from the Syrian Democratic Forces.

Tags: Syria, Turkey

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Full details of Israeli attack on Damascus

Published 2019-11-12 18:01:43 by News Desk in Syria

Israel launched a missile attack on the Mazzeh neighborhood in Damascus early Tuesday, hitting the house of Palestinian Jihad leader Akram al-Ajouri, leaving two civilians dead and nine injured, in addition to causing extensive damage and loss of property. At about 4:15 A.M. on Tuesday, Israeli warplanes fired three missiles over Upper Galilee region as two of the projectiles managed to hit Damascus, a Syrian military source said . The source pointed out that “our air defenses dealt with the aggression and destroyed one of the hostile missiles before reaching its target while the other two missiles hit the house… Read on ->

Tags: Damascus, Israel, Syria


Columns of IDF tanks move towards Gaza border after rocket attack: video

Published 2019-11-12 17:48:40 by News Desk in Palestine

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:30 P.M.) – A large number of Israeli tanks were seen making their way to the Gaza border after several rockets struck the nearby Israeli settlements. The Israeli tanks were filmed on Tuesday making their way to the Gazan border, as the IDF increases their troop size in the area. https://twitter.com/ConflictsW/status/1194275021813952512?s=19

Tags: Gaza, IDF, Israel, Palestine


US, Israel reject UN pitch for WMD-free Middle East

Published 2019-11-12 17:29:50 by News Desk in Middleeast, World-News

The United States and Israel refused to participate in a UN conference on establishing a zone free of all types of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) in the Middle East, which will be held in New York from November 18 to 22, Russia’s Permanent Representative to International Organizations in Vienna, Mikhail Ulyanov told Izvestia. According to him, Moscow is always ready to help the Middle Eastern countries in creating this zone, if they request it. “It is too early to talk about creating the zone – at the very least, we need to get down to work. The resolution on… Read on ->

Tags: Israel, US


New map of northeastern Syria battle after Turkish-backed forces advance

Published 2019-11-12 16:58:10 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:40 P.M.) – The battle for northeastern Syria has recently intensified as both the Turkish-backed militants from the so-called “Syrian National Army” (SNA) and Syrian Arab Army (SAA) continue to send troops to this front. On Tuesday, the Turkish-backed militants were able to score a new advance in northeastern Syria when their troops managed to capture the hilltops west of Tal Tamr. This advance by the Turkish-backed militants in northeastern Syria came just hours after their first attack was repelled by the Syrian Arab Army and Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). The Turkish-backed militants are trying to capture the… Read on ->

Tags: Hasakah, Syria


Palestinian Islamic Jihad launches retaliatory attack against Israel after IDF assassinates commander

Published 2019-11-12 16:41:27 by News Desk in Middleeast, Palestine

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:15 P.M.) – The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) killed the senior commander of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) Baha’a Abu Al-Ata in Gaza last night. The IDF spokesman said that the forces targeted al-Ata because he was “a ticking bomb” and was allegedly plotting “imminent” attacks on Israel. Israel Radio said, citing senior military officials, that the IDF had managed to target the specific room where al-Ata was sleeping, and therefore claim they were able to avoid destroying the entire building. “Senior Islamic Jihad commander Baha Abu al-Ata was targeted overnight in Gaza. He was responsible for many… Read on ->

Tags: IDF, Israel, Palestine, PIJ


Turkish-backed forces seize strategic hills near key town in northeast Syria: video

Published 2019-11-12 16:22:13 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:10 P.M.) – The Turkish-backed forces scored a new advance in the northwestern countryside of Al-Hasakah this week, as their troops pushed towards the key town of Tal Tamr. According to reports from northwestern Al-Hasakah, the Turkish-backed militants from the so-called “Syrian National Army” (SNA) captured several hilltops that overlook Tal Tamr from its western flank. Video footage of this advance on Tal Tamr was released by pro-militant media sites on Tuesday; it shows the SNA in combat against the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCPgMSBAlh8 The Turkish-backed militants have been trying to capture… Read on ->

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Tags: Hasakah, Syria


Russian Air Force scores direct hit on militant base in southern Idlib

Published 2019-11-12 16:10:01 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:45 P.M.) – The Russian Air Force carried out a powerful attack on a militant base in the southern countryside of the Idlib Governorate last night. According to reports, the Russian Air Force struck a military base belonging to the Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (TFSA) in the town of Kafr Nabl. The pro-opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said the Russian Air Force attack resulted in the destruction of the base and the death of three TFSA fighters that were present inside the militant installation. This attack by the Russian Air Force comes at the same time… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Syria


US wants to create illegal quasi-state in eastern Syria: Russia

Published 2019-11-12 15:55:25 by News Desk in Syria

The United States is looking to illegally separate territories on the eastern bank of the Euphrates and create a separate, illegal, quasi-state there, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said, speaking at the Paris Peace Forum on Tuesday. “On the eastern bank of the Euphrates River, they are doing everything possible to create the structure for a quasi-state, and are asking the Gulf States for major investments in order to create a local administration on the basis of the Syrian Democratic Forces, the Kurds – the YPG People’s Protection Units and others, with the clear intention of breaking this piece of… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Syria, US


Breaking: Syrian military intercepts several enemy missiles over strategic airbase in Damascus

Published 2019-11-12 05:06:18 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:45 A.M.) – Minutes ago, the Syrian military activated their air defenses after several enemy projectiles began targeting a number of sites around western Damascus. According to a military source in Damascus, several enemy missiles, suspected to be Israeli, were fired at the surroundings of the Mezzeh Airbase, causing a number of explosions in the western part of the capital. https://twitter.com/hamza_780/status/1194085914311634947?s=21 The Syrian military says they were able to shoot down several of the enemy missiles, but some managed to hit their intended targets. If this is in fact an Israeli attack, this will mark the first time… Read on ->

Tags: Damascus, Syria


US looks to connect F-35 stealth jet to X-37B spacecraft

Published 2019-11-12 00:14:34 by News Desk in World-News

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein announced last week to attendees of the Air Force Association breakfast series that the service’s efforts to improve the transmission of information between service members and platforms may one day transcend the Earth’s bounds. “The most important work is to set the digital foundation — it’s a step you can’t skip,” Goldfein said Wednesday, as reported by Air Force Magazine. “If you want to get artificial intelligence, if you want to get hypersonics to work, if you want to go into defendable space, if you want to get directed energy where it… Read on ->

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