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This is a summary of 18 AMN articles on the following subjects: Daraa, Syria, EU, Iran, US, Libya, Turkey, Gaza, Palestine, Idlib, Damascus, Russia, ISIS, Lebanon, Aleppo, Iraq, Tanf, Israel, T4.

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Fierce clashes breakout in northern Daraa as unknown gunmen attack Syrian military

Published 2020-01-15 23:02:30 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:45 P.M.) – A group of gunmen attacked the Syrian military and security forces inside a town in the northern countryside of Daraa this evening. According to the reports, the gunmen attacked the Syrian security forces inside the town of Al-Sinamayn; this resulted in a heavy exchange of gunfire between the two parties. The reports said the Syrian military sent reinforcements to the town to assist the security forces in their attempt to thwart the attack by the unknown gunmen. The gunmen are believed to be members of the Free Syrian Army’s (FSA) sleeper cells that have been… Read on ->

Tags: Daraa, Syria


Iran warns US and EU forces ‘might be’ in danger in the Middle East

Published 2020-01-15 22:43:47 by News Desk in Iran

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani warned that US troops were ‘in danger’ in the in Middle East and that EU troops ‘might be in danger tomorrow.’ Rouhani was speaking at a cabinet meeting in Tehran on Wednesday. “We do not want insecurity in the world. We want you to leave but not with war. We want you to leave this region wisely and it will be in your interest,” said Rouhani. Rouhani also criticised UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s call to replace the 2015 nuclear agreement with a new ‘Trump deal’. Commenting on the Iran’s shooting down of a Ukrainian airliner… Read on ->

Tags: EU, Iran, US


At least 2,000 Syrian militants have deployed to Libya: media

Published 2020-01-15 22:34:16 by News Desk in North-Africa, Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:15 P.M.) – As many as 2,000 Syrian militants from various factions in the Turkish-backed Syrian National Army have traveled to Libya to assist the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord, Bethan McKernan of The Guardian reported on Wednesday. Citing sources in Syria, Turkey, and Libya, the report says many of these fighters have already reached Libya, confirming weeks of unconfirmed claims that the SNA was active in the ongoing battle for Tripoli and several other cities in the North African country. According to the report, the deployment began last month when the Libyan Prime Minister of the Government… Read on ->

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Tags: Libya, Syria, Turkey


Israeli warplanes launch airstrikes over northern Gaza

Published 2020-01-15 22:16:48 by News Desk in Palestine

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:05 P.M.) – The Israeli Air Force launched a number of airstrikes over the Gaza Strip this evening, targeting the northern part of this Palestinian region. “This evening, in response to the firing of rocket-propelled grenades from inside the Gaza Strip, the Israeli army attacked bases belonging to Hamas in the northern Gaza Strip,” Israel’s Channel 13 reported. Earlier in the night, the Israeli media reported one incendiary balloon hitting the Sderot settlement near the Gaza. No casualties have been reported in the Gaza Strip as of yet.

Tags: Gaza, Palestine


Breaking: Syrian Army begins first attempted advance in Idlib this year

Published 2020-01-15 21:24:07 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:10 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has launched their first ground assault of the year in Idlib, as their troops attempt to advance at the southeastern axis of the governorate. Backed by heavy airstrikes from the Russian Air Force, the Syrian Arab Army began their attack on Wednesday evening by storming the jihadist positions at the town of Abu Jarif. According to preliminary reports from this front, the Syrian Arab Army has managed to score a small advance at Abu Jarif; however, they are facing heavy resistance from the joint forces of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS)… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


Syrian Pound hits all time low as US sanctions continue to plague economy: video

Published 2020-01-15 21:07:20 by News Desk in Syria

Damascus residents reacted to the increase in the price of food and other commodities after the Syrian pound recorded its biggest decline in history on Sunday, reaching the 1,000 barrier against the US dollar. Footage filmed on Tuesday at Souq al-Hamidia, one of the busiest markets in the Old City of Damascus, shows that despite the fall in the value of the Syrian pound, it was still business as usual with people buying and selling food, spices and other basic commodities. Many locals blame the weak currency on damage to the country’s industry and a series of US economic sanctions… Read on ->

Tags: Damascus, Syria


New video shows two Iranian missiles hitting Ukrainian plane

Published 2020-01-15 20:08:40 by News Desk in Iran

Newly-released video, reportedly verified on Tuesday by the New York Times, reveals two missiles launched on on 8 January allegedly from an Iranian military base in Tehran that targeted the Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) craft, moments before it was destroyed in mid-flight, killing all on board. The video, purportedly recorded by a security camera located on a roof near the village of Bidkaneh, four miles from an Iranian military site, was initially posted to YouTube by an Iranian, according to the newspaper. https://youtu.be/CcMAcYqySjY On 8 January, an UIA Boeing 737-800 was unintentionally shot down by the Iranian military soon after… Read on ->

Tags: Iran


Israeli MoD says 800 Iranian soldiers remain inside Syria

Published 2020-01-15 18:37:10 by News Desk in Iran, Middleeast, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:20 P.M.) – On Wednesday, Israel’s Channel 7 reported that the Israeli Defense Minister, Naftali Bennett, accused Iran of having 800 soldiers inside of Syria. According to Channel 7’s report, Bennett also said he is determined to get the last Iranian forces out of Syria, something his predecessor was unable to do. His alleged comments come just a day after the Israeli Air Force targeted the T-4 Military Airport in Syria, which currently houses Iranian and Russian troops in eastern Homs. Since Bennett’s tenure as Minister of Defense, the Israeli military has targeted the Iranian forces and Hezbollah… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Syria


Russia tests new S-350 missile system

Published 2020-01-15 18:26:11 by News Desk in World-News

Russia’s Aerospace Force for the first time test-fired the latest S-350 ‘Vityaz’ surface-to-air missile system at a practice range in the southern Astrakhan Region, the Defense Ministry announced on Tuesday. “Specialists of air defense missile forces held the system’s initial firings at the proving ground in the Astrakhan Region,” the ministry said, without specifying the period of holding the trials. Combat teams also practiced detecting and notionally striking real air targets simulated by MiG-29SMT fighters. The first S-350 surface-to-air missile system will arrive at its permanent deployment site in the Leningrad Region in the immediate future, the ministry added. In… Read on ->

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Tags: Russia


ISIS ambush kills Syrian soldiers in eastern Syria, including Issam Zahreddine’s nephew

Published 2020-01-15 18:16:12 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 P.M.) – A group of Syrian Arab Army (SAA) soldiers were killed on Tuesday when their forces were targeted by an Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) missile in the Al-Mayadeen countryside. According to the Syrian military, the soldiers were driving in the Al-Mayadeen countryside when their vehicle was struck by an anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) that was fired by the Islamic State terrorists that were previously attacking them. The death toll from the attack was nine, the Republican Guard reported. Among the dead in the convoy was the nephew of the late Syrian General Issam Zahreddine. The family confirmed… Read on ->

Tags: ISIS, Syria


Russian, Syrian air forces unleash massive attack across Idlib

Published 2020-01-15 18:03:59 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:40 P.M.) – The Russian and Syrian air forces have unleashed a massive attack across the Idlib Governorate on Wednesday, as their aircraft heavily target areas under the control of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) and the Turkish-backed According to a report from the nearby Hama Governorate, the Russian and Syrian air forces have conducted over 60 airstrikes over Idlib, with the vast majority of these strikes targeting Idlib city and the Ma’art Al-Nu’man District. The Russian and Syrian air forces have also carried out airstrikes in the Al-Ghaab Plain region that is located inside both southwestern Idlib and… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Russia, Syria


Nancy Ajram’s husband charged with ‘intentionally killing’ Syrian man

Published 2020-01-15 17:45:21 by News Desk in Lebanon, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:30 P.M.) – The Lebanese judiciary accused Fadi Al-Hashem, the husband of singer Nancy Ajram, for the “intentional killing” felony, after the shooting of a Syrian man in their house two weeks ago. According to Lebanon’s Al-Jadeed, “Judge Ghada Aoun claimed the crime of intentional murder against Dr. Fadi Al-Hashem, the husband of singer Nancy Ajram, under Article 547, which is stipulated in Article 229.” The Lebanese judge, Ghada Aoun, referred the file to the first investigative judge in Mount Lebanon. The Syrian national, Mohammad Hassan Al-Mousa, was accused by Ajram and Hashem of attempted armed robbery, which… Read on ->

Tags: Lebanon, Syria


Syrian Army moves heavy weapons to Aleppo front-lines as reinforcements crowd roads to city

Published 2020-01-15 16:31:09 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:10 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has been steadily building up their forces in the Aleppo Governorate for nearly three weeks now, with thousands of troops making their way to this region of northern Syria from all over the country. According to a military source inside Aleppo, the Syrian Arab Army has begun positioning their heavy weapons along the front-lines, revealing where they plan to attack from. The source said the Syrian Army has positioned their heavy weapons to the Al-Hamdaniyah Stadium in southwest Aleppo, along with several areas around Al-Zahra’a and New Aleppo. In addition… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Syria


UK Ambassador to Iran leaves country amid diplomatic row

Published 2020-01-15 16:15:53 by News Desk in Iran

UK Ambassador to Iran Rob Macaire departed Tehran Tuesday night by airplane via the Qatari capital of Doha, IRIB news agency correspondent Ameneh Sadat Zbihpour has reported. The news comes a day after Iranian judicial spokesman Gholam Hossein Ismaili said Tehran was considering expelling the ambassador, saying the Iranian people “and the international community expect[ed] him to be expelled from the country”. Macaire raised the ire of Iranian officials on Saturday after being spotted at an unauthorised protest in Tehran in reaction to the country’s admission that the Revolutionary Guards air defence troops had accidentally shot down a Ukrainian aircraft,… Read on ->

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Tags: Iran


ISIS suffers heavy losses in fierce battle with Syrian Army forces

Published 2020-01-15 11:01:05 by News Desk in Iraq, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:45 A.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) launched a number of attacks on the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions in the Badiya Al-Sham region of Homs this week. ISIS reportedly entered the Syrian Arab Army’s areas from the nearby Al-Tanf Zone, which is currently occupied by the U.S. Armed Forces. Upon entering the Badiya Al-Sham region, the Islamic State proceeded to storm the Syrian Arab Army’s positions north of the Al-Tanf Zone, resulting in a fierce battle at a number of points. According to a military source in Homs, the Syrian Arab Army was able to kill and… Read on ->

Tags: Iraq, Syria, Tanf


Kata’eb Hezbollah threatens to kick US forces out of Iraq if they don’t leave

Published 2020-01-15 10:42:25 by News Desk in Iran, Iraq

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:10 A.M.) – Kata’eb Hezbollah released a statement on Wednesday that their forces will kick the U.S. military out of Iraq if they refuse to leave. “Their determination to defy the will of the Iraqi people by refusing to comply with the decision of the Council of Representatives to withdraw its troops from Iraq, and it became clear that they do not respect the will of the people , and do not hold any weight for international law,” the statement partially said. Kata’eb Hezbollah also accused the U.S. administration of using blackmail to get what they want in… Read on ->

Tags: Iraq


Syrian military says Israel was behind attack on T-4 Airbase: full details

Published 2020-01-15 10:10:39 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:45 A.M.) – The Syrian Ministry of Defense announced last night that an Israeli warplane entered Syrian airspace from the U.S.-occupied Al-Tanf Zone in southeastern Homs. Upon entering Syrian airspace, the Israeli warplane reportedly fired several missiles at the T-4 Military Airport in the eastern countryside of the Homs Governorate, resulting in a number of explosions after the projectiles hit the base. According to a military source in Damascus, the Israeli missiles were partially intercepted by the Syrian air defenses; however, at least four managed to hit their intended targets at the T-4 Airport. The source said some… Read on ->

Tags: Israel, Syria, T4


Libyan ceasefire is over, war to resume: Haftar

Published 2020-01-15 09:42:21 by News Desk in North-Africa

Libyan National Army (LNA) Commander Khalifa Haftar and the head of the rival Government of National Accord (GNA), Fayez Sarraj, took part in peace talks mediated by Russia and Turkey in Moscow. At the end of the talks, the GNA delegation signed a ceasefire agreement, while the LNA commander left the Russian capital without inking the deal. According to multiple reports, Akile Salih, who is the president of the House of Representatives and is allied with Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, announced that the ceasefire – announced by rival forces on Sunday – had ended and that war would continue. After… Read on ->

Tags: Libya


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