This is a summary of 23 AMN articles on the following subjects: Iran, Israel, Houthi, Jemen, Damasco, Siria, Idlib, Lebanon, Trump, Syria, Jerusalem, Palestine, Raqqa, Damascus, Russia, US, Kurds, Hasakah, Assad, Manbij, SAA, Hormuz, Saudi, Yemen, Italy, Libya.

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Israel se está preparando para una fuerte respuesta iraní a los ataques de Siria: informe

Published 2019-11-21 19:30:41 by Nick Leon in Espanol, Medio-Oriente

BEIRUT, LÍBANO (10:10 a.m.) – Las Fuerzas Armadas israelíes se están preparando para una fuerte respuesta de Irán luego de sus ataques en el campo sureño de Damasco, informó el miércoles por la noche la Corporación de Radiodifusión israelí. La emisora informó que las Fuerzas Armadas israelíes estaban completamente preparadas para cualquier respuesta de Irán, especialmente después del ataque de las Fuerzas de Defensa de Israel (FDI) el miércoles por la mañana. https://twitter.com/kann_news/status/1197226859358040064?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1197226859358040064&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.almasdarnews.com%2Fwp-admin%2Fpost.php%3Fpost%3D408735%26action%3Dedit El miércoles temprano, la Agencia de Noticias Árabe Siria (SANA), de propiedad estatal, informó que dos personas murieron y varias más resultaron heridas después de que las… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Israel


Fuerzas Houthi de Yemen ‘interceptan’ avión de combate saudita: fotos

Published 2019-11-21 18:32:57 by Nick Leon in Espanol, Yemen-Es

La milicia Houthi de Yemen informó haber derribado un avión de combate F-15 de la coalición liderada por Arabia Saudita. En un tweet citado por Reuters, un portavoz de la milicia escribió: “Nuestros sistemas de defensa aérea han interceptado un avión de combate F-15 perteneciente a los países de agresión en la provincia de Saada”. Los hutíes no aclararon a qué país de la coalición pertenecía el avión. La coalición liderada por Arabia Saudita en Yemen incluye a Arabia Saudita, Emiratos Árabes Unidos, Bahréin, Kuwait, Jordania, Egipto y Sudán, así como contratistas militares privados y apoyo logístico y de otro… Read on ->

Tags: Houthi, Jemen


Los ataques israelíes en Siria devastan varios sitios dentro del sur de Damasco: video

Published 2019-11-21 18:03:23 by Nick Leon in Espanol, Siria

BEIRUT, LÍBANO (9:20 a.m.) – El ejército israelí llevó a cabo un devastador ataque en el sur de Damasco ayer por la mañana, lo que resultó en la destrucción de varios sitios cerca de la capital. Al parecer, varios edificios en Beit Saber, una ciudad cerca de Damasco, fueron destruidos durante un ataque con misiles llevado a cabo por las Fuerzas de Defensa de Israel (IDF) el miércoles por la mañana, como se vio en imágenes filmadas en la capital siria el miércoles. Las imágenes muestran las secuelas del bombardeo, con múltiples edificios colapsados o dañados, automóviles y escombros en… Read on ->

Tags: Damasco, Israel, Siria


El ejército sirio asegura el avance después de lanzar una ofensiva en el sureste de Idlib

Published 2019-11-21 17:41:38 by Nick Leon in Espanol, Siria

BEIRUT, LÍBANO (9:00 a.m.) – El miércoles por la mañana, el ejército árabe sirio (SAA) lanzó un ataque para capturar una ciudad en el campo del sureste de la gobernación de Idlib. Dirigido por las 25 Fuerzas de Misión Especial (anteriormente Fuerzas Tigre), el ejército árabe sirio comenzó su ataque asaltando las posiciones de Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham en la ciudad de Musharifah Al-Shmaliyah. Tras una breve batalla, el ejército árabe sirio pudo establecer el control total sobre Musharifah Shmaliyah, obligando a los rebeldes yihadistas a retirarse más al oeste en Idlib. Sin embargo, poco después de su retirada, los rebeldes… Read on ->

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Tags: Idlib, Siria


Trump is ready to work with a new Lebanese government

Published 2019-11-21 17:05:55 by News Desk in Lebanon

US President Donald Trump has said that his country is ready to work with a new Lebanese government that responds to the needs of its citizens, according to a telegram to President Michel Aoun. The Lebanese presidency said in a statement on Thursday that President Aoun “received a cable of congratulations on the occasion of the 76th anniversary of independence from his US counterpart Donald Trump.” According to the National News Agency of Lebanon, “under the guidance of the American people share my best wishes to you on the occasion of independence”, stressing that ” the friendship between the two… Read on ->

Tags: Lebanon, Trump


Russian Air Force launches largest attack this month over Idlib

Published 2019-11-21 16:58:59 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:45 P.M.) – The Russian Air Force has conducted dozens of airstrikes over the Idlib Governorate these past 48 hours, a source from the Syrian military told Al-Masdar News. According to the source, the Russian Air Force has launched most of their airstrikes along the southern axis of the Idlib Governorate, which is where the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is expected to launch their next offensive. Of the primary targets for the Russian Air Force were the supply hubs for Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham along the Idlib-Hama Highway. At the same time, opposition activists have accused the Russian and… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


Israeli forces arrest governor of Jerusalem

Published 2019-11-21 14:30:24 by News Desk in Palestine

The Israeli security forces arrested the governor of Jerusalem, Adnan Ghaith, at his house in the town of Suwan on Thursday. Citing an eyewitness, the Arabic-language version of the Sputnik News Agency reported  that the Israeli forces stormed Ghaith’s house and began a searching his belongings before arresting him and taking him to the interrogation center. This was not the first time that the Israeli forces arrested Adnan Ghaith. He was arrested several times and placed under house arrest, prevented from leaving Jerusalem and prevented from communicating with the Palestinian Authority. In October, Ghaith was arrested for the fourth time… Read on ->

Tags: Israel, Jerusalem, Palestine


Turkish drones kill 5 Syrians in northern Al-Raqqa

Published 2019-11-21 14:08:21 by News Desk in Syria

Five people, including two children, were killed when Turkish drones struck the outskirts of Tell Abyad, a town in the north of Syria’s Raqqa governorate, on Wednesday, the SANA news agency reported. According to the agency, all the victims were in a car that was struck by a projectile. Information of casualties and destruction are also being received from other regions targeted by the air raid. https://twitter.com/mhjournalist/status/1197191010545217539?s=21 Earlier, Kurdish news agency Firat reported that Kurdish groups, part of the Syrian Democratic Forces alliance clashed in northern Raqqa with armed opposition groups who had sided with the Turkish troops. Hostilities were… Read on ->

Tags: Raqqa, Syria


New satellite images reveal impact of Israeli strikes in Syria

Published 2019-11-21 13:37:46 by News Desk in Middleeast, Syria

On Wednesday, powerful explosions rocked the Syrian capital Damascus, with the Israel Defence Forces saying it had struck about 20 targets in the country. “Today’s (20 November 2019) accurate #airstrike in #Syria caused massive damage. The #Iran|ian #QudsForce HQ in #Damascus intl. airport, AKA the #Glasshouse, was partially collapsed”, the company wrote on Twitter late on Wednesday. The satellite imagery, published by the company, showed the so-called Glass House, a building located close to the Damascus Airport which Israel believes is the headquarters of the elite Iranian Quds Forces in Syria. https://twitter.com/ImageSatIntl/status/1197213218101485568?s=20 “The top two floors are completely destroyed. According… Read on ->

Tags: Damascus, Israel, Syria


Russian military almost attacked a US B-52 bomber in western Syria: media

Published 2019-11-21 13:21:40 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:10 P.M.) – The Russian military nearly came to blows with a U.S. aircraft that was flying near the Hmeimim (var. Khmeimim) Airbase along the Syrian coast, the Chinese-language Sina News publication reported. Citing the Sina report, the Russian publication Avia.Pro said, “the mysterious incident occurred near the borders of Syria,” pointing out that “the American strategic B-52H bomber came extremely close to the Russian military base, as a result of which the crew received a warning from the Russian military that they were ready to open fire.” Avia.Pro said the Russian military also warned a U.S. F-16… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Syria, US


Russia wont get involved in Israel-Iran conflict

Published 2019-11-21 12:48:43 by News Desk in Iran, Middleeast

Moscow is not going to interfere in the bilateral conflict between Israel and Iran that exacerbated after Tel Aviv delivered missile strikes on Iranian military facilities near the Syrian capital of Damascus, a member of the Russian Federation Council’s Committee on Defense and Security Frants Klintsevich told Izvestia. The senator stressed that Russian servicemen and civilians in the Syrian Arab Republic are not facing any threat. “Today, Syria has been entangled in contradictions and only Moscow has the right roadmap saying that everything needs to be in accordance with international law,” Klintsevich told the newspaper. “Russia has very good relations… Read on ->

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Tags: Iran, Israel, Russia


US impeding peace talks between Syrian Kurds and gov’t: Lavrov

Published 2019-11-21 12:27:01 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:10 P.M.) – Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said this week that dialogue between Damascus and the Syrian Kurds has been impeded by the U.S. “The Americans are working to impede the dialogue between the Kurds and Damascus, while we take the exact opposite position.” he said, adding that “we are convinced that only dialogue between the Kurds and Damascus can solve the problem of guaranteeing Kurdish rights,” he said. Lavrov also said that peace talks between Damascus and the Syrian Kurds should not only solve their political differences, but also, ensure the safety of neighboring Turkey. Turkey… Read on ->

Tags: Damascus, Kurds, Syria


Syrian Army captures town from Turkish-backed militants near Tal Tamr: video

Published 2019-11-21 12:08:08 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) recently captured the town of Umm Shaefa in the Tal Tamr District from the Turkish-backed militants. In a video released on Thursday, the Syrian Arab Army can be seen taking over the town after clashing with the Turkish-backed militants in the northwestern countryside of the Al-Hasakah Governorate. https://youtu.be/wUlC1B0hqRg

Tags: Hasakah, Syria


Breaking: Syrian President issues new decree giving raises to all gov’t workers

Published 2019-11-21 11:55:07 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:45 A.M.) – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Thursday issued the legislative decree no. 23 for the year 2019 which stipulates a pay raise for all civilian and military employees SYP 20,000. In addition to current government employees, retired workers will also be given a raise to their pensions by SYP 16,000. This latest legislative decree comes just before the new year and during a time in which the Syrian military has been deployed across the country for security purposes.

Tags: Assad, Syria


Russia reveals details about several Israeli attacks inside Syria

Published 2019-11-21 11:43:19 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:20 A.M.) – The Russian Foreign Ministry released details on Thursday about several attacks that were recently carried out by the Israeli military inside Syria. Beginning with the Israeli attack on the home of a Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) commander in Damascus, the Russian Foreign Ministry slammed this strike because it caused civilian casualties and war carried out near several diplomatic missions. “On November 12, Israeli aircraft launched a rocket attack on the home of the commander of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad group, Akram al-Ajuri, in central Damascus, where foreign diplomatic missions are located. The victims of the… Read on ->

Tags: Israel, Russia, Syria


Kurdish security forces to withdraw from Manbij, Syrian Army to take over: Al-Watan

Published 2019-11-21 11:11:37 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:45 A.M.) – The Kurdish security forces, Asayish, are preparing to withdraw from the town of Manbij in northeastern Aleppo, Al-Watan reported on Thursday. According to the Al-Watan report, the Asayish forces will be withdrawing from Manbij per the agreement the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) made with the Syrian Arab Army (SAA). Once the Asayish withdraw from Manbij, Al-Watan claims that the Syrian military will take over the areas that were previously patrolled by the Kurdish security forces. Despite these claims, there has been no confirmation from the either the Syrian Arab Army or the Syrian Democratic Forces… Read on ->

Tags: Manbij, SAA, Syria


US warship passes through Strait of Hormuz amid ongoing Iranian protests

Published 2019-11-21 10:44:30 by News Desk in Iran

The USS Abraham Lincoln, a 100,000-ton Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, passed through the narrow waterway leading to the Persian Gulf on Tuesday, the US Navy announced. The move comes amid US support for protests that rocked Iran over the weekend. The huge warship and its carrier strike group sailed through the Strait of Hormuz, a 21-mile-wide waterway connecting the Persian Gulf to the Red Sea, without incident on Tuesday, the US Navy said in a press release. “A carrier brings immense capabilities wherever it goes,” Capt. Walter Slaughter, commanding officer of the Lincoln, said in the press release. “We place ourselves… Read on ->

Tags: Hormuz, Iran, US

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Israel is preparing for strong Iranian response to Syria strikes: report

Published 2019-11-21 10:28:20 by News Desk in Iran, Middleeast, Syria, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:10 A.M.) – The Israeli Armed Forces are preparing for a strong response from Iran following their strikes on the southern countryside of Damascus, the Israeli Broadcasting Corporation reported on Wednesday evening . The broadcaster reported that the Israeli Armed Forces were fully prepared for any response from Iran, especially after the Israeli Defense Forces’ (IDF) attack on Wednesday morning. https://twitter.com/kann_news/status/1197226859358040064?s=20 Earlier on Wednesday, the state-owned Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported that two people were killed and several others wounded after the Israeli Defense Forces fired 18 missiles towards the southern part of the capital. The Israeli… Read on ->

Tags: Damascus, Iran, Israel, Syria


Yemen’s Houthi forces ‘intercept’ Saudi fighter jet: photos

Published 2019-11-21 10:05:10 by News Desk in Yemen

Yemen’s Houthi militia have reported shooting down a Saudi-led coalition F-15 fighter jet. In a tweet cited by Reuters, a militia spokesman wrote: “Our air defence systems have intercepted an F-15 fighter jet belonging to the countries of aggression in Saada province.” The Houthis did not clarify which coalition country the plane belonged to. The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen includes Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait, Jordan, Egypt and Sudan, as well as private military contractors and US and UK logistical and other support. Saudi Arabia and Israel are the only operators of the F-15 in the Middle… Read on ->

Tags: Houthi, Saudi, Yemen


Israeli strikes in Syria devastate several sites inside southern Damascus: video

Published 2019-11-21 09:33:42 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:20 A.M.) – The Israeli military carried out a devastating attack on southern Damascus yesterday morning, resulting in the destruction of several sites near the capital. Several buildings in Beit Saber, a town near Damascus, were allegedly destroyed during a missile strike carried out by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) on Wednesday morning, as seen in footage shot in the Syrian capital on Wednesday. Footage shows the aftermath of the bombing, with multiple collapsed or damaged buildings, cars, and rubble in the streets. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpSpgnNJm6I Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported that Syrian air defence missiles intercepted most of… Read on ->

Tags: Damascus, Israel, Syria


Syrian Army secures advance after launching offensive in southeast Idlib

Published 2019-11-21 09:09:44 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 A.M.) – On Wednesday morning, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched an attack to capture a town in the southeastern countryside of the Idlib Governorate. Led by the 25th Special Mission Forces (formerly Tiger Forces), the Syrian Arab Army began their attack by storming Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham’s positions at the town of Musharifah Al-Shmaliyah. Following a short battle, the Syrian Arab Army was able to establish full control over Musharifah Shmaliyah, forcing the jihadist rebels to withdraw further west in Idlib. However, shortly after their withdrawal, the jihadist rebels launched a swift counter-offensive to retake the town… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


Russian military controls ground and air patrols over northern Syria

Published 2019-11-21 01:42:32 by News Desk in Syria

The Russian military police conducted a patrol mission in Syria’s Hasakah province, and the air taskforce conducted two aerial patrol missions in northern Syria, Major General Yuri Borenkov, chief of the Russian center for reconciliation of conflicting sides in Syria, told reporters on Wednesday. “The Russian military police continued patrol missions along the Aradah-Kabira-Karamania in Hasakah province. The convoy was supported from the air by helicopters of the Russian Aerospace Force,” he said. “The air taskforce carried out air patrols along the routes: Qamishli – Chanajik – Aradah Kabirah – Helva Aliyah – Shafqat – Karamania – Tell al-Shura -… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Syria


Italian Air Force reaper drone downed over Libya: photos

Published 2019-11-21 01:30:55 by News Desk in North-Africa

One of the Italian Air Force’s six Reaper drones crashed near the Libyan city of Tarhuna, southeast of the capital of Tripoli, on Wednesday, according to The Aviationist. The remotely piloted vehicle was on a reconnaissance mission, and it’s unclear at present whether the drone crashed or was shot down. ​The official Twitter account of the Italian General Staff of Defense confirmed the speculation on Wednesday evening, posting that the drone had “fallen on Libyan territory” while it was “carrying out a mission to support the Mare Sicuro operation,” a maritime patrol mission off the Libyan coast. https://twitter.com/JosephHDempsey/status/1197175043790426112?s=20 ​Italy, along… Read on ->

Tags: Italy, Libya


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