This is a summary of 11 AMN articles on the following subjects: Gaza, Israel, Palestine, Idlib, Syria, Kabani, Latakia, Erdogan, France, Macron, Turkey, Kurds, Putin, Russia, US, Ansrallah, Houthi, Yemen.

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Israeli forces launch new strikes on northern Gaza

Published 2019-11-29 23:05:08 by News Desk in Middleeast, Palestine

Israeli forces fired a rocket at a Hamas military post in the northern Gaza Strip, the Israeli Defense Forces reported on Friday. According to the military, it was a retaliatory attack, as another rocket fired from Gaza targeted Israeli positions earlier in the day. Earlier this week, IDF identified two launches from the Gaza Strip, following sirens in the Gaza Strip and Sderot.   Source: SPutnik

Tags: Gaza, Israel, Palestine


Syrian Army thwarts jihadist attack in eastern Idlib

Published 2019-11-29 22:51:53 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) units operating in the eastern countryside of Idlib thwarted an attack by Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham on its positions near the town of ‘Aajaz. According to reports, the jihadist rebels attacked the Syrian Army’s positions in the direction of ‘Aajaz, prompting a fierce confrontation between the two forces. The Syrian Arab Army was able to overpower the jihadist rebels during the attempted infiltration, resulting in the subsequent defeat of the Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham militants. The Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported that the military was able to destroy two enemy vehicles… Read on ->

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Tags: Idlib, Syria


Russian warplanes kill several foreign jihadists as Syrian troops attempt to advance to Kabani

Published 2019-11-29 22:25:55 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 P.M.) – The Russian Air Force unleashed another powerful attack on the northeastern countryside of the Latakia this week, as their warplanes wiped out several sites belonging to the jihadist rebels. According to an army source, the Russian Air Force carried out more than 30 airstrikes between the jihadist strongholds of Jisr Al-Shughour, Kabani, and Al-Sirmaniyeh. The source said these Russian airstrikes primarily targeted the bases and hideouts of the foreigner-led Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP), a terrorist group that is in control of several parts of Latakia, Hama, and Idlib. At the same time as these Russian… Read on ->

Tags: Kabani, Latakia, Syria


France summons Turkish ambassador after Erdogan calls Macron ‘brain dead’

Published 2019-11-29 22:08:08 by News Desk in Turkey, World-News

The French government will summon the Turkish ambassador demanding an explanation after Turkey’s delightfully outspoken President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, asked if French President Emmanuel Macron was “brain dead.” Ahead of a NATO summit next starting on Dec 4 which will be attended by both men, tensions have mounted around Turkey’s role in Syria and within the alliance; they boiled over on Friday Friday when Erdogan said that Emmanuel Macron’s warning that NATO was dying reflects a “sick and shallow” understanding, telling the French president “I’m addressing Mr Macron from Turkey and I will say it at NATO: You should check… Read on ->

Tags: Erdogan, France, Macron, Turkey


Syrian Kurds support Russian military presence in northeast Syria: Putin

Published 2019-11-29 21:52:57 by News Desk in Syria

Russia’s military police in the area of the Turkish-Syrian border see the Kurds’ support, because it is clear for everyone that the Russian military’s mission there is to provide protection, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting of Russia’s Nationalities Relations Council on Friday. In his opinion, “at least some positive achievements” that have materialized on the border between Syria and Turkey “rely on the Kurds’ support and their interests.” “The people understand this. They display a kind-hearted approach towards us, even love,” Putin said. In all communities the Russian military police that patrol the Turkish-Syrian border “see a… Read on ->

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Tags: Kurds, Putin, Syria


Turkey has given militants 2 German-made Leopard tanks: report

Published 2019-11-29 21:44:22 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:30 P.M.) – Turkey has given two German-made Leopard tanks to the militant forces in northern Syria, the Russian publication Avia.Pro reported on Friday. “Turkey has handed over to the Syrian terrorists at least two German Leopard tanks, which had already been spotted on the front lines in the Idlib province. Thus, the Turkish side actively supports terrorists opposing the Syrian government forces and regularly conducting attacks on the Russian military in this region of Syria,” the report said. Ankara has not officially commented on the transfer of heavy tanks to the militant forces; however, a report last… Read on ->

Tags: Syria, Turkey


Up close footage from Syrian Army’s attack on key town in northeast Latakia

Published 2019-11-29 21:19:00 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:10 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) resumed their ground attacks against the jihadist rebels in northeastern Latakia this week, as they look to capture the key town of Kabani. In a short video released by Sputnik Arabic, the Syrian Arab Army can be seen taking on the jihadist rebels south of Kabani as they attempt to advance to the town’s southern entrance. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJaK-LcStXc

Tags: Latakia, Syria


US occupation of Syria’s oil fields is escalating crisis: Russia

Published 2019-11-29 11:38:07 by News Desk in Syria

Russia Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov slammed on Friday US military presence near oil fields in Syria’s northeast, saying that this leads to the escalation fo the situation in the country. Earlier this month it was reported that a US military convoy consisting of 22 military vehicles and two trucks crossed the Syrian-Iraqi border and positioned itself near several oil deposits in northeastern Syria. The move came amid numerous statements by US President Donald Trump underlining the main US aim in Syria as retaining control over the country’s oil fields. “We have our troops out of there, and we will… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Syria, US


Breaking: Houthi forces claim they shot down a Saudi Apache Helicopter

Published 2019-11-29 10:54:42 by News Desk in Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:40 P.M.) – The spokesperson for the Yemeni Armed Forces  announced on Friday that the Houthi (Ansarallah) forces shot down a Saudi coalition helicopter. According to the statement, Houthi forces shot down the Saudi Apache Helicopter using a surface-to-air missile along the Saudi-Yemeni border. They would add that the Saudi chopper was specifically shot down in the Al-Majazah area near Saudi Arabia’s Asir Province. The Saudi Coalition has yet to comment on these claims from the Yemeni Armed Forces.

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Tags: Ansrallah, Houthi, Yemen


Major offensive to be launched soon as Syrian Army reinforcements pour into southern Idlib

Published 2019-11-29 08:43:08 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:20 A.M.) – The Syrian Army has sent another large convoy of reinforcements to the southern and southeastern countrysides of Idlib as they prepare to launch a major offensive against the jihadist rebels in the region. According to a new report from this front, the Syrian Arab Army, as well as the National Defense Forces (NDF), sent reinforcements to the southern and southeastern countrysides of Idlib amid a large buildup before the start of their large-scale military operation. The report said that the Syrian Army units are ready to deal with any threat that may occur at the… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


Russian Air Force unleashes massive attack over jihadist stronghold

Published 2019-11-29 08:26:50 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:10 A.M.) – The Russian Air Force unleashed a massive attack over the western countryside of the Idlib Governorate this week, targeting the jihadist stronghold of Jisr Al-Shughour near the Turkish border. Led by their warplanes from the Hmeimim (var. Khmeimim) Airport, the Russian Air Force has launched more than 30 airstrikes in the past 24 hours over the Jisr Al-Shughour, making this one of the largest attacks on the area this year. According to an army source in nearby Latakia, the Russian Air Force heavily targeted the outskirts of Jisr Al-Shughour city and a number of villages… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Russia, Syria


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