This is a summary of 14 AMN articles on the following subjects: Idlib, Russia, Syria, China, France, Israel, Jerusalem, Macron, Palestine, Libya, Tripoli, Latakia, US, Hasakah, Aleppo, SDF, Ansarallah, Sanaa, Yemen, Iraq.

Categories covered in this brief: Syria, World-News, Middleeast, Palestine, North-Africa, Yemen, Iraq

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Syrian Army foils 3 jihadist attacks in southeastern Idlib: Russia

Published 2020-01-22 22:31:28 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:20 P.M.) – The head of the Russian Center for Reconciliation in Syria, Major-General Yuri Borenkov, stated that the militants targeted the Syrian government forces at least times in the de-escalation zone in Idlib, and all attacks were repelled. “The gunmen of the terrorist group, Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP), active in the Idlib Governorate, attacked the Syrian government forces the times,” Borenkov said at a press conference. Borenkov said that in the direction of the Azmarin axis, there were up to 30 fighters, supported by 4 armed minivans, who, with a sudden attack, attempted to seize the positions… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Russia, Syria


New Chinese J-20 stealth fighter dogfights with J-16: video

Published 2020-01-22 22:12:37 by News Desk in World-News

China’s most advanced J-20 stealth fighter jets assigned to an ace unit have been conducting real-combat scenario training together with powerful J-16 and agile J-10C jets, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force revealed, as a Chinese expert said Monday the combination can conjure a kaleidoscope of tactics to safeguard the country. In a video released Sunday that celebrates the upcoming Spring Festival, the PLA Air Force showed the first scenes of J-20 fighter jets of the Wang Hai Air Group conducting real-combat scenario training. https://twitter.com/globaltimesnews/status/1219228077592477700?s=20 This is an indication that the J-20 jets are making smooth progress in the… Read on ->

Tags: China


French President snaps at Israeli police during Jerusalem visit: video

Published 2020-01-22 20:37:22 by News Desk in Middleeast, Palestine

French President Emmanuel Macron has been caught on camera flying off the handle at his Israeli security detail after entering a French-administered church in the Old City of Jerusalem. “We know perfectly everybody knows the rules. I don’t like what you did in front of me. Go outside,” Macron said, pointing and gesturing with his hand to one of his Israeli police officers to leave the premises. https://twitter.com/AvaDjamshidi/status/1219990969485012994?s=20 “I’m sorry, you know the rules. Nobody has to provoke nobody,” Macron continued. Telling an officer beside him that he appreciated their help during the tour of the city, Macron urged police… Read on ->

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Tags: France, Israel, Jerusalem, Macron, Palestine


Breaking: Libyan Army announces no-fly-zone over Tripoli

Published 2020-01-22 20:08:30 by News Desk in North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:55 P.M.) – The Libyan National Army (LNA) spokesperson, Major General Ahmed Al-Mesmari, announced on Wednesday evening that a no-fly-zone has been fully activated over Tripoli. “The no-fly zone extends from the bottom of Gharyan to the southwest of Tarhuna to the northern beaches of Tripoli, including the Mitiga AIrbase,” Al-Mismari said at his press conference. He said that “the Mitiga Airport area and the Mitiga Airbase are military areas, and its airspace is prohibited from any aviation, whether civil or military.” He explained that “any violation of the embargo by the aircraft, whether military or civilian, and… Read on ->

Tags: Libya, Tripoli


Militant forces destroy Syrian Army post in northern Latakia

Published 2020-01-22 19:55:34 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:40 P.M.) – A militant group released footage on Wednesday of their forces destroying a Syrian Arab Army (SAA) post in the northern countryside of the Latakia Governorate. According to the report, militants loyal to the Free Syrian Army (FSA) destroyed a Syrian Army post along the ‘Attirah axis in the Turkmen Mountains. In the video released by the Sahel Al-Shami channel on Telegram, the militants score a direct hit on the Syrian Army post with an anti-tank guided missile (ATGM). The militants wait for several Syrian Army soldiers to enter the post before they strike it; it… Read on ->

Tags: Latakia, Syria


US forces cutoff international highway at key town in northeast Syria: video

Published 2020-01-22 19:37:03 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:15 P.M.)  The U.S. Armed Forces have posted up around the key town of Tal Tamr in western Al-Hasakah, despite the presence of both Syrian Arab Army and Russian military personnel. According to local reports, the U.S. forces around Tal Tamr have been preventing Russian and Syrian military convoys from passing through. Only civilian vehicles have been reportedly allowed to pass. A Sputnik Arabic correspondent in Al-Hasakah stated that armored vehicles flying the American flag were deployed yesterday at the entrances and exits of the strategic town of Tel Tamr (35 km west of Al-Hasakah), while the U.S…. Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Syria, US


Libyan Army announces downing of Turkish aircraft near Tripoli

Published 2020-01-22 19:14:57 by News Desk in North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 P.M.) – The Libyan National Army announced today announced on Wednesday that their forces shot down a Turkish aircraft after it took off from the Mitiga Airbase near Tripoli. “The Air Defense Forces of the General Command of the Libyan Arab Armed Forces shot down a Turkish aircraft after it took off from the Mitiga Air Force Base,” the LNA spokesman said in a statement on Facebook. “It (the plane) was trying to raid the location of our military units in Tripoli,” they added. The aircraft was likely an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), which is what the… Read on ->

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Tags: Libya, Tripoli


US aircraft spotted over Hasakah amid tensions with Russian forces in northeast Syria: video

Published 2020-01-22 18:02:52 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:45 P.M.) – A U.S. military aircraft was spotted over the Al-Hasakah Governorate this week amid increased tensions with the Russian Armed Forces in northeast Syria. According to reports, a group of U.S. military choppers were spotted flying at a low altitude over the provincial capital of Al-Hasakah on Wednesday. Following the flight of the choppers, a U.S. warplane was spotted flying over the provincial capital before leaving Syrian airspace shortly after. A Sputnik Arabic field correspondent captured footage of the U.S. aircraft flying over Al-Hasakah, showing the military choppers flying at a low altitude over the provincial… Read on ->

Tags: Hasakah, Russia, Syria, US


Trump once again brags about taking Syria’s oil: video

Published 2020-01-22 17:48:26 by News Desk in Syria

US President Donald Trump met with the President of the Kurdistan region of Iraq Nechirvan Barzani on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, on Wednesday. “As you know we left Syria from the standpoint of the border and that’s worked out great with Turkey, and it’s worked out far better than anybody ever thought possible. They have the so-called safe zone,” said Trump, before thanking Barzani for everything he has done “to keep it as safe as possible.” “But very importantly, as you know, we have the oil. And we left soldiers for the oil, because… Read on ->

Tags: Syria, US


Russian Air Force intensifies bombing campaign over Aleppo

Published 2020-01-22 17:39:03 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:20 P.M.) – The Russian Air Force continued their bombing campaign over the Aleppo Governorate on Wednesday, as their warplanes targeted several areas under the control of the jihadist rebels. According to a field report from the provincial capital, the Russian Air Force heavily targeted the southern and western regions of Aleppo, inflicting significant damage to the defenses of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS). The field report cited airstrikes over some jihadist strongholds like Khan Touman, Khan Al-‘Assal, Kafr Naha, and Rashiddeen. The Russian Air Force began to recently target the Aleppo Governorate after the jihadist rebels heavily targeted… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Russia, Syria


Syrian gov’t and SDF may meet for new round of peace talks in coming days

Published 2020-01-22 15:23:09 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:10 P.M.) – The Syrian government and political wing of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) may meet in the coming days to resume their peace talks and find a solution that leads to a political settlement, Al-Watan reported on Wednesday. Citing a Kurdish politician, Al-Watan reported that fears of ethnic cleansing at the hands of the Turkish forces is at the forefront of the talks. The past few talks between the Syrian government and Syrian Democratic Council (SDC) have ended with no agreements made, despite the fact both sides agree that there needs a political settlement. One of… Read on ->

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Tags: SDF, Syria


Syrian Army moves domestically-made missile system to Aleppo front-lines: video

Published 2020-01-22 14:45:15 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:30 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has moved one of its powerful missile systems to the Aleppo front-lines recently to help them in their upcoming offensive against the jihadist forces. According to reports, the Syrian Army’s 4th Armored Division has moved their Golan-1000 missile system to the western axis of Aleppo. This missile system (as shown below) was developed and produced inside Syria; it has been the 4th Armored Division’s primary missile system in the past two years. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Aws5OjvetI

Tags: Aleppo, Syria


Saudi-backed Yemeni Army calls for decisive battle to retake Sanaa

Published 2020-01-22 14:32:09 by News Desk in Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:10 P.M.) – On Wednesday, the Yemeni Ministry of Defense called on their forces to advance towards the capital, Sanaa, to recover it from the Ansarallah Movement, which has been under their control for nearly five years. “We call on the heroes of the national army to advance towards the capital, Sanaa, to recover it from the grip of the Houthi coup militias backed by Iran,” said the commander of joint operations at the Ministry of Defense, Major General Sagheer Hammoud bin Aziz, according to the Media Center of the Yemeni Armed Forces. He continued: “O heroes of… Read on ->

Tags: Ansarallah, Sanaa, Yemen


Iraqi forces find rocket launchers used to attack area near US embassy

Published 2020-01-22 14:16:00 by News Desk in Iraq

The Iraqi security services have located the rocket launchers used in a recent attack on Baghdad’s green zone, the Baghdad Operations Command said on Tuesday. Earlier, an Iraqi security source said that three rockets had landed in the green zone in Baghdad, close to the US Embassy, causing no casualties. “Baghdad Operations Command has discovered launchers from which the rockets were fired in the Al-Zafraniya district,” the command said in a statement. The country’s security services have also found one fully loaded launcher. Iraq’s Joint Operations Command said on Tuesday that the three missiles had been launched from the southeastern… Read on ->

Tags: Iraq


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