This is a summary of 17 AMN articles on the following subjects: Aleppo, Syria, Iran, Palestine, Saudi, Idlib, Latakia, Japan, Lebanon, Ansarallah, Marib, Sanaa, Yemen, IDF, Israel, Libya, Turkey, Saraqib, Iraq.

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Jihadists launch powerful counter-offensive in Aleppo, capture T-90 tank

Published 2020-02-02 22:36:09 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:20 P.M>)- The jihadist rebels launched a big counter-offensive in southern Aleppo this evening to retake the ground they lost to the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) earlier in the day. READ ALSO: Amazing go-pro footage of a Syrian Army T-90 tank advancing in southwest Syria Led by the Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP) and Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS), the jihadist rebels launched a powerful attack on the Syrian Arab Army’s defenses at the recently captured town of Zeitan east of the Aleppo-Damascus Highway (M-5). According to reports from the front, the jihadist rebels managed to retake the town from… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Syria


Iran accuses Saudi Arabia of preventing them from taking part in conference about Trump’s peace plan

Published 2020-02-02 22:20:38 by News Desk in Iran, Middleeast, Palestine

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 P.M.) – Tehran accused Riyadh on Sunday of preventing them from participating in the Organization of Islamic Cooperation summit scheduled tomorrow to address the American peace plan between the Palestinians and Israelis. READ ALSO: Prominent Syrian official makes rare visit to Saudi Arabia “The Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has sent an official protest note to the OIC Secretariat, and it will be distributed among its members,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Sunday. “Prior the last hours before the meeting, the visa was not granted to the delegation of Iran, headed by Hossein Jabri… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Palestine, Saudi


Up close footage of Syrian Army troops at Idlib front-lines: video

Published 2020-02-02 21:59:02 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:30 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is currently engaged in clashes with the jihadist rebels in the Idlib countryside, as they attempt to advance towards the key city of Saraqib. Recent footage from the Idlib Governorate captured the Syrian Arab Army’s 25th Special Mission Forces Division (formerly Tiger Forces) near the front-lines in Idlib (video below): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsqkCEALmWA&t=4s

Tags: Idlib, Syria

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Jihadists attacked Russia’s main base in Syria

Published 2020-02-02 19:47:56 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:30 P.M.) – The commander of the Russian Reconciliation Center, Major-General Yuri Borenkov, announced that the jihadist forces launched drones towards the Hmeimim Base in western Syria last night. READ ALSO: Russia strengthens main base in Syria after several jihadist attacks – video  “At approximately 23:00 on the evening of February 1, the airspace monitoring devices of the Russian Hmeimim base monitored a group of air targets that were launched from the militants controlled areas in Idlib … These drones were intercepted by electronic warfare methods, which disrupted all of them.” The statement indicated that the drone attack… Read on ->

Tags: Latakia, Syria


Syrian Army tours strategic Aleppo town captured last week: video

Published 2020-02-02 19:32:57 by News Desk in Syria

The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) was seen patrolling the area near Khan Tuman, in the vicinity of southern Aleppo, Friday, after it had been recaptured. READ ALSO: Syrian Army surrounds Turkish military post and ex-jihadist base in southern Idlib – video The SAA soldiers can be seen walking through the streets, with debris from destroyed buildings scattered around. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMbtO9fl9hk The Khan Tuman area was retaken hours after Maraat al-Numan, recapture of which allowed SAA to move forward into the Idlib countryside and the M5 highway.   Credit: Ruptly

Tags: Aleppo, Syria


Japanese warship heads to Middle East: report

Published 2020-02-02 19:16:54 by News Desk in Iran, Middleeast

JMSDF Takanami-class destroyer JS Takanami DD-110 has left Yokosuka Base and is heading toward the Middle East, according to an order from the Japanese Self-Defence Forces (SDF), the 47News media outlet said Sunday. READ ALSO: IRGC commander warns Israel against naval presence in Persian Gulf  ​According to the media report, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was present at the departure ceremony and addressed the public on the high importance of this navy mission. “…The task of gathering information is of enormous significance directly linked to the lives of the people […] About 90 percent of the oil consumed in Japan… Read on ->

Tags: Japan


Lebanese protest against Trump’s ‘deal of the century’ at US embassy

Published 2020-02-02 18:41:50 by News Desk in Lebanon, Palestine

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:20 P.M.) – Dozens of protesters gathered outside of the U.S. embassy in Beit Aoukar on Sunday to demonstrate against U.S. President Donald Trump’s so-called “deal of the century” peace plan. According to reports from the area, the protest took place in front of the main checkpoint to the embassy. The Lebanese General Security Forces were present at the protest to monitor the crowd. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pb8BoAGnpW4 Some protesters began shaking the barbed wire fence in front of the embassy, prompting an increase in security.

Tags: Lebanon, Palestine


Ansarallah forces release video showing dozens of destroyed enemy vehicles in northern Yemen

Published 2020-02-02 18:17:18 by News Desk in Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 P.M.) – The Ansarallah forces launched a big offensive last weekend to capture several important areas in northern Yemen, including the Nihm District of eastern Yemen. READ ALSO: Ansarallah forces capture important sites in northern Yemen amid massive offensive This offensive would prove incredibly successful for the Ansarallah forces, as they were able to seize much of western Marib, leaving them only 30km away from the provincial capital. While the pro-government forces have since launched a big counter-offensive and retaken some territory, the Ansarallah media wing released a short video on Sunday that shows dozens of enemy… Read on ->

Tags: Ansarallah, Marib, Sanaa, Yemen

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Front-line footage of Syrian Army troops taking on jihadists in west Aleppo

Published 2020-02-02 17:20:04 by News Desk in Syria

Fighting took place across the countryside of Aleppo on Saturday as Syrian government forces attempted to seize control of a strategic highway that links the capital of Damascus with the northern part of the country. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcK_UJZn7pk The latest push has been accelerated in the last two weeks, as the government forces seized control of the key city of Ma’arat Al-Nu’man, which sits along the highway, on Wednesday. The Syrian Arab Army launched the offensive after the jihadist rebels refused to leave the deescalation zone that was established by the Turkish and Russian governments in northwester Syria. Turkey, which backs the… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Syria


Turkish military attempts to block Syrian Army’s path to Saraqib

Published 2020-02-02 16:23:56 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 P.M.) – Over 200 Turkish military vehicles have entered northwestern Syria today amid a large-scale advance by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the Idlib and Aleppo governorates. READ ALSO: Syrian Army T-90 tank hit with missile and keeps moving – video According to a military source in nearby Hama, the Turkish military has deployed several of these reinforcements across the Idlib Governorate, including front-line areas where the Syrian Army is currently advancing. The source said the Turkish military is attempting to block the Syrian Arab Army’s current push towards the crossroads city of Saraqib, which is… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Idlib, Syria


Israeli forces launch large-scale military exercises across multiple fronts

Published 2020-02-02 15:52:04 by News Desk in Middleeast

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:30 P.M.) – The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) are conducting large-scale military maneuvers at multiple fronts, an army spokesperson announced on Sunday. READ ALSO: Israel made decision to strike Isramic Jihad command 10 days ago – Netanyahu  The Israeli army spokesperson, Avichai Adraei, said on Sunday morning that military maneuvers were launched at the general staff level to simulate multi-front fighting, claiming that the readiness to implement multi-front fire activation efforts were raised. Adraei said in his tweets that the main purpose of the military exercises is to improve cooperation and interaction between the headquarters and the authorities… Read on ->

Tags: IDF, Israel


Syrian Army captures 2 towns in southern Aleppo, foils jihadist counter-attack

Published 2020-02-02 15:43:08 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:30 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) captured another two towsn in the southern countryside of the Aleppo Governorate on Saturday, a military source told Al-Masdar News this afternoon. READ ALSO: Syrian Army approaches Aleppo town where jihadists executed several soldiers in 2013 According to the source, the Syrian Army captured the town of Khalsah and its corresponding farms after a short battle with the jihadist rebels in this part of the Aleppo Governorate. Following the capture of Al-Khalsah by the Syrian Army, the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) launched a counter-attack to retake the… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Syria


Over 70 Turkish-backed Syrian militants killed in Libya: LNA

Published 2020-02-02 15:21:43 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

Over 70 Syrian mercenaries sent by Turkey to Libya have been killed in the fighting on the side of the Government of National Accord near Tripoli, Ewan Libya news portal reported, citing the Libyan National Army and medical sources. READ ALSO: Turkish-backed Libyan forces close main airbase after LNA imposes no-fly-zone “The number of killed mercenaries of [Turkish President Recep Tayyip] Erdogan, who had come from Syria, has reached 71,” the Libyan military said. “Between 45 and 55 others have been wounded and are in critical condition.” Those wounded received medical assistance and were taken to hospitals and a burns… Read on ->

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Tags: Libya, Syria, Turkey


Large Turkish military convoy enters Idlib as Syrian troops advance towards Saraqib: video

Published 2020-02-02 15:14:04 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:00 P.M.) – A large Turkish military convoy was filmed on Sunday entering the Idlib Governorate from the Kafr Lousen crossing. READ ALSO: Turkish military reinforcements head to Idlib after Syrian Army attack  The Turkish military convoy reportedly consisted of more than 50 armored vehicles that were bound for one of their many observation posts inside the Idlib Governorate. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ii2qMbCFKI0 This move by the Turkish military comes at a time when the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) pushes towards the strategic city of Saraqib in the northeastern countryside of the Idlib Governorate. The Syrian Army has already captured more… Read on ->

Tags: Saraqib, Syria, Turkey


Jihadist offensive in west Aleppo proves costly as Syrian Army troops stifle attack

Published 2020-02-02 14:23:48 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 P.M.) – The jihadist rebels launched a big counter-offensive in western Aleppo on Saturday, as their forces attempted to crack the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) defenses in the strategic Al-Zahra’a Association Quarter. READ ALSO: Syrian Army attempts to advance at several fronts in Aleppo as offensive intensifies  Led by Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS), the jihadist rebels began their attack on Saturday by sending suicide bombers towards the Syrian Army’s defenses east of the Great Prophet Mosque. Following the suicide attacks which failed to reach their intended targets, the jihadist rebels stormed the Syrian Arab Army’s positions in… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Syria


Iran’s IRGC claims US troops’ ‘brain injuries’ were metaphor for death

Published 2020-02-02 14:04:40 by News Desk in Iran, Iraq

According to a spokesman for the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, cited by Press TV, the alleged number of “brain injuries” suffered by American soldiers in the wake of an Iranian retaliatory strike on air bases may actually stand for the number of fatalities. READ ALSO: Iranian military seizes weapons smuggled from Iraq “We conclude that what the United States announces to be related to brain injuries from the attack on Ayn al-Asad to be a metaphor for dead US troops”, Brigadier General Ramezan Sharif wrote for the Iranian daily Vatan-e-Emrooz on Saturday. Sharif expressed a belief that the term “brain… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Iraq


Syrian Army inches closer to Saraqib after capturing 2 more towns in Idlib

Published 2020-02-02 13:54:34 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:35 P.M) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) continued their push towards the strategic city of Saraqib on Sunday, as their forces managed to capture more territory from the jihadist rebels in eastern Idlib. READ ALSO: Syrian Army captures several areas in southeast Idlib Led by the 25th Special Mission Forces Division (formerly Tiger Forces), the Syrian Army kicked off the new week by capturing two towns north of Ma’arat Al-Nu’man after engaging the remaining jihadists in this area. According to a field report from eastern Idlib, the Syrian Arab Army managed to capture the towns of Kafr… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


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