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Jihadists launch big attack on Aleppo in attempt to alleviate pressure on allied forces

Published 2020-02-01 22:15:42 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:45 P.M.) – The jihadist rebels launched a big attack on the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) defenses in Aleppo city this evening. READ ALSO: Jihadists flee battlefied as Syrian Army troops sweep through more towns in Idlib Led by Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (SAA), the jihadist rebels began their offensive by storming the Syrian Arab Army’s defenses at the strategic Al-Zahra’a Association Quarter in the western part of the city. According to a military source from the 4th Armored Division, their forces are currently engaging the jihadists in Al-Zahra’a, but he maintains that HTS and their allies have been… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Syria

Mahmoud Abbas slams Trump’s peace plan during Arab League session

Published 2020-02-01 21:58:47 by News Desk in Middleeast, Palestine

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas tore into Trump’s proposed peace plan for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as the Arab League unanimously rejected the deal put forth by US President Donald Trump in Cairo on Saturday. READ ALSO: ISIS vows to launch attacks against Israel in new audio message “I will not have it recorded in my history that I sold Jerusalem,” said Abbas in the emergency meeting, threatening he would move to cut even the security ties with the US. Trump detailed his plans for his ‘deal of the century’, a set of proposals to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, in a joint… Read on ->

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Tags: Palestine, Trump

Syrian Army breaks through jihadist defenses to seize new ground in Aleppo

Published 2020-02-01 21:44:04 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:30 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has scored a new advance in the southwestern countryside of the Aleppo Governorate after a fierce battle with the jihadist rebels this evening. READ ALSO: Syrian, Russian forces launch massive attack in Aleppo According to a field report from the Aleppo front, the Syrian Arab Army captured the town of Al-Humayrah after advancing further west towards the strategic Aleppo-Damascus Highway (M-5). This advance at Al-Humayrah comes just hours after the Syrian Arab Army launched a heavy attack on the southwestern countryside of the Aleppo Governorate. The Syrian Arab Army and… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Syria

Russian supersonic heavy bombers detected near Canadian, US borders

Published 2020-02-01 21:22:57 by News Desk in World-News

The Russian Defence Ministry has reported that two of its Tu-160 (NATO reporting name: Blackjack) supersonic heavy strategic bombers conducted routine patrol flights above neutral waters in the Arctic Ocean, as well as the Barents and Norwegian Seas. The ministry specified that the flights lasted 16 hours in total with mid-air refuelling and stressed that they were conducted in full compliance with international laws. At the same time, the joint US-Canadian North American Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD) reported sighting two Tu-160 Blackjack bombers on 31 January entering the Canadian Air Defence Identification Zone. Despite the fact that both jets remained… Read on ->

Tags: Canada, Russia, US

Syrian Army seizes western-made weapons left behind by jihadists in Idlib: Russia

Published 2020-02-01 17:02:25 by News Desk in Syria

Large arsenals of weapons and munitions, including of the Western make, were found by Syrian government troops on territories liberated from militants in the Idlib de-escalation zone, Major General Yuri Borenkov, chief of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the Opposing Parties in Syria, said on Friday. “After militants retreated deeper into the Idlib de-escalation zone, Syrian troops found a great number of military hardware, munitions and weapons, including of the Western make, left by illegal armed groups,” he said. According to the Russian general, the counteroffensive of the Syrian government army prevented a massive terrorists’ attack on the densely… Read on ->

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Tags: Idlib, Syria

Syrian Army storms southwestern Aleppo sector amid continued push to secure highway

Published 2020-02-01 16:50:15 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:30 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) resumed their offensive in southwestern Aleppo on Saturday amid their ongoing attempt to secure the Aleppo-Damascus Highway (M-5). READ ALSO: Syrian Army tank in action against jihadists in Idlib Backed by Russian air support, the Syrian Army’s 4th Armored Division and their allies from Division 30 of the Republican Guard began an attack on the Al-Khalidiyah sector in a bid to further drive out the remaining jihadist rebels in the area. According to a field report from Aleppo, the Syrian military and the jihadist rebels are currently deadlocked in a… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Syria

Yemeni gov’t forces launched massive counter-offensive to reenter Sanaa

Published 2020-02-01 16:34:17 by News Desk in Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:15 P.M.) – The Yemeni government forces launched a large-scale counter-offensive in northern Yemen this morning after suffering battlefield setbacks over the last week. READ ALSO: Ansarallah forces capture 800 square km of territory in northern Yemen The government forces reportedly began their offensive on Saturday by storming several areas under the control of the Ansarallah forces along the Sanaa-Marib provincial border. According to preliminary reports from this front, the Yemeni government forces were able to reclaim several points inside the strategic Nihm District of Sanaa, forcing the Ansarallah troops to fall back towards the center of this… Read on ->

Tags: Marib, Sanaa, Saudi, Yemen

Syrian Army captures several towns to expand west towards Idlib city

Published 2020-02-01 16:11:50 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) scored another big advance this week after their forces made a push west towards the provincial capital of Idlib. READ ALSO: Syrian Army launches big counter-attack to retake lost areas in southeastern Idlib  Led by the 25th Special Mission Forces Division (formerly Tiger Forces), the Syrian Arab Army began the day by storming a town located southeast of Saraqib. According to a field report near the front-lines, the Syrian Army captured the town of Lawf after a brief battle with the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS). Following this… Read on ->

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Tags: Idlib, Syria

Several rockets reportedly hit Iraqi base housing US forces

Published 2020-02-01 15:56:06 by News Desk in Iraq

Iraq’s al-Qayyarah Airfield, housing US troops, is located some 40 miles (64 kilometers) south of Mosul and 186 miles (299 kilometers) north of Baghdad. There have been no reports of damage or casualties. READ ALSO: Qassem Soleimani was ‘saying bad things about US’ before his assassination – Trump According to unconfirmed reports, at least five rockets hit late the area near the Iraqi military installation at al-Qayyarah late on Friday. ​Earlier this month, Iran launched missiles at the Erbil and Al Asad airbases in Iraq, both of which house US troops, following a US airstrike on 3 January that killed… Read on ->

Tags: Iraq

Turkish-backed militants launch surprise offensive in east Aleppo, several SAA killed

Published 2020-02-01 15:45:39 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:30 P.M.) – The Turkish-backed militants from the so-called “Syrian National Army” (SNA) launched a surprise attack in the Al-Bab countryside of eastern Aleppo today, resulting in the death of several Syrian Army soldiers. READ ALSO: Designer explains how Israel managed to hit Russian Pantsir-S in Syria  Led by the Ahrar Al-Sharqiyah faction, the SNA attack caught the Syrian Army by surprise along the Al-Bab axis, which later resulted in the capture of three towns by the Turkish-backed militants. The Turkish-backed militants released footage of their fighters stomping on a Russian flag after they seized towns of Tal… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Syria

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