This is a summary of 17 AMN articles on the following subjects: Aleppo, Syria, Idlib, Russia, Marib, Yemen, Iran, Iraq, ISIS, Soleimani, Damascus, Israel, Turkey, IRGC, Mediterranean, Saraqib.

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Syrian Army attempting to encircle Turkish military post at strategic hilltop in Aleppo

Published 2020-02-07 22:13:54 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is attempting to encircle the Turkish observation post that is located on top of the strategic hilltop of Tal Al-‘Eis, a source from the military told Al-Masdar News this evening. READ ALSO: Front-line footage of the Syrian Army’s offensive in Aleppo According to the source, the Syrian Arab Army is working to surround the Turkish observation post at Tal Al-‘Eis, as they capture the last remaining areas under jihadist control east of the Aleppo-Damascus Highway (M-5). The source added that the Syrian Arab Army’s 25th Special Mission Forces Division (formerly… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Syria


Front-lines footage of Syrian Army troops in Idlib

Published 2020-02-07 22:02:06 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:45 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army’s 25th Special Mission Forces Division (formerly Tiger Forces) has been rolling through the Idlib countryside, seizing several areas that were previously under the control of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) and their allies. READ ALSO: Battle footage from Syrian Army offensive in southeast Idlib Most recently, the Syrian Army has entered the Aleppo Governorate from neighboring Idlib, following the capture of the strategic city of Saraqib. In a video released by the 25th Special Mission Forces Division this week, the Syrian Army can be seen at the front-lines of Idlib after seizing… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


Russian general accuses Israel of knowing passenger plane schedule during Syria attack

Published 2020-02-07 21:37:10 by News Desk in Middleeast, Syria

The Israeli Air Force’s tactic of hiding behind unarmed and civilian aircraft to try to prevent the Syrian military from staging an effective air defence has become all too common, Lieut. Gen. Valery Gorbenko, former commander of the Russian Air Force’s 4th Air and Air Defence Army, has said. Earlier, in a statement regarding the Thursday morning missile strikes targeting military facilities in Damascus and Syria’s southwest, Russian Defence Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov provided new details about the attacks, confirming that they were carried out by four Israeli Air Force F-16s. According to Konashenkov, at the time of… Read on ->

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Tags: Russia, Syria


Jihadists abandon much of southern Aleppo as Syrian Army captures 4 more towns

Published 2020-02-07 20:53:25 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:30 P.M.) – The jihadist rebels are nowhere to be found in southern Aleppo this evening, as the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) reported the capture of four more towns. READ ALSO: Syrian Army reaches strategic highway between Aleppo and Idlib According to the latest field report from the eastern countryside of Idlib, the Syrian Army captured the towns of Tal Al-Tabriz, Al-Ajaz, Al-Thuriyeh, and Al-Daheriyeh after pushing northeast of recently seized Saraqib. The report added that the Syrian Army’s 25th Special Mission Forces Division (formerly Tiger Forces) captured these areas with relative ease, as there was little-to-no resistance… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Syria


Ansarallah forces reach outskirts of Marib city for first time in Yemeni war

Published 2020-02-07 20:29:56 by News Desk in Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:10 P.M.) – The Ansarallah forces have scored a new advance in northern Yemen this week after resuming their offensive inside the Marib Governorate. READ ALSO: Yemeni Army launches large-scale offensive in Taiz According to Masirah TV, the Ansarallah forces advanced west of Marib city on Friday, capturing several sites from the Hadi loyalists and their allies. https://twitter.com/A7_Mirza/status/1225800003949600771?s=20 The reports said Ansarallah forces are now at the western outskirts of Marib, marking the first time during this five-year-long conflict that their troops have reached this area in northern Yemen. This latest advance comes at a time when the… Read on ->

Tags: Marib, Yemen


Syrian Army approaches Aleppo-Damascus Highway after capturing several areas in southern Aleppo

Published 2020-02-07 20:03:37 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:45 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has closed in on the eastern part of the Aleppo-Damascus Highway (M-5) after seizing more ground in southern Aleppo this evening. READ ALSO: Syrian Army, allied militias attempt to advance in southern Aleppo According to the latest field report from southern Aleppo, the Syrian Arab Army, alongside the Republican Guard and Local Defense Forces (LDF), captured the towns of Zeitan and Burnah after a fierce battle with the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) and the Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP). The Syrian Army would capture another five towns from… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Syria


Iraqi intel believes ISIS carried out attack used by US as pretext to assassinate Qassem Soleimani

Published 2020-02-07 19:51:30 by News Desk in Iran, Iraq

Iraq’s military and intelligence community believe Daesh (ISIS), not Kataib Hezbollah, was responsible for the December 27, 2019 rocket attack on an Iraqi base which ultimately led the US to assassinate Revolutionary Guard Quds Force Commander Qassem Soleimani, the New York Times has reported, citing Iraqi military and intelligence sources. “All indications are that it was Daesh,” Brig. Gen. Ahmed Adnan, chief of intelligence for Iraqi Federal police at the K-1 base, told the newspaper. Adnan pointed to three incidents in the area in the week and a half before the December 27 attack, saying his forces were aware of… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Iraq, ISIS, Soleimani


Breaking: Syrian Army captures 5 towns in eastern Idlib

Published 2020-02-07 19:41:06 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:10 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) managed to capture five more towns in the Idlib countryside this week after announcing the seizure of Saraqib on Thursday. READ ALSO: Russian, Turkish soldiers killed by terrorists in Idlib: FM According to the latest field report from the Idlib Governorate, the Syrian Army captured the towns of Huwayr Al-‘Eis, Abad, Tal Tabariz, Muharim, and Khuweiri after a short battle with the jihadist rebels in eastern Idlib. The Syrian Arab Army is now working to take control of the last areas under the control of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) and… Read on ->

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Tags: Idlib, Syria


Jihadist rebels launch counter-offensive to retake lost territory in southern Aleppo

Published 2020-02-07 19:01:14 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:30 P.M.) – The jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) and the Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP) launched a counter-offensive in the southern countryside of the Aleppo Governorate Friday in a bid to retake the territories they lost to the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) over the last ten days. READ ALSO: Syrian Army is on the verge of entering Aleppo province from Idlib According to a Syrian military report from southern Aleppo, the jihadist rebels attempted to advance east of the Aleppo-Damascus Highway, in the direction of Khan Touman; however, they were confronted by a big contingent of… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Syria


Syria looks to improve air defenses after Israeli attack: report

Published 2020-02-07 17:49:46 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:30 P.M.) – Syria’s former ambassador to Russia, Imad Mustafa, told Sputnik Arabic that Syria intends to improve its air defense systems because of repeated airstrikes from Israel and its tactics to hide behind other aircraft. READ ALSO: Chinese air defense system spotted inside Syria According to the Syrian diplomat, Syria will fully review its missile defense systems, taking into account Israel’s actions. “Syria uses all air defense systems to protect the airspace from continued aggression by Israel. Repeated airstrikes have convinced Syria of the need for a more advanced anti-aircraft missile system, and Syria will search for… Read on ->

Tags: Damascus, Israel, Syria


Massive Turkish military convoy enters Idlib amid reports of counter-offensive against Syrian Army

Published 2020-02-07 17:39:27 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:20 P.M.) – A large Turkish military convoy entered the Idlib Governorate on Friday amid reports from opposition activists about a potential counter-offensive against the Syrian Arab Army (SAA). READ ALSO: Syrian Army captures strategic city of Saraqib According to the reports, over 100 Turkish Army vehicles, packed with commandos and other military personnel, entered the Idlib Governorate from the neighboring Hatay Province, where they made their way to the observation posts in northwestern Syria. The reports claim the Turkish Army, along with their militant allies from the National Liberation Front (NLF), are planning to drive the Syrian… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria, Turkey


New footage shows aftermath of Israeli airstrikes on Damascus

Published 2020-02-07 17:23:51 by News Desk in Middleeast, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:10 P.M.) – Footage filmed on Thursday captures the aftermath of a missile attack that hit the western countryside of Damascus at night. READ ALSO: Putin Jokes Assad Should Invite Trump to Damascus Residents could be seen clearing the rubble from streets in areas targeted by airstrikes. “As you can see, yesterday the area was targeted by Israel, this area has a lot of car rental companies and as you can see many cars were [damaged], thank god the damages were only material,” Asaad Khallouf the director of the industrial area in Damascus countryside said. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnNYa3KK0go Syrian Arab… Read on ->

Tags: Damascus, Syria


IRGC commander promises to reveal new information about attack on Ayn Al-Assad Base

Published 2020-02-07 17:03:52 by News Desk in Iran, Iraq

Iran will disclose new information soon about the missile attack on the US base in Iraq, Amirali Hajizadeh, head of the the Revolutionary Guard Commander (IRGC) aerospace division said. On 8 January Tehran fired missiles at the facilities in Iraq housing US military personnel in retaliation against the killing of top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani. The missiles struck the US section of the base, which is shared with Iraqi forces and sits about equidistant between Baghdad and Iraq’s western border with Syria. Sixty four US service members have been diagnosed with concussions and traumatic brain injuries after Iran fired missiles… Read on ->

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Tags: Iran, IRGC


Russian airliner nearly came under fire during Israeli attack on Damacsus: MoD

Published 2020-02-07 09:31:51 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:10 A.M.) – The Russian Ministry of Defense said on Friday that a plane carrying 172 passengers was preparing to land, when it nearly came under fire from the Syrian air defenses who was repelling an Israeli attack on Damascus that evening. READ ALSO: Israel F-35 accidentally reveals location over secret nuclear facility  The Russian Ministry of Defense’s statement said: “After 2 A.M. on Thursday, four Israeli F-16 warplanes, without entering the Syrian airspace, launched a surprise attack with eight” air-to-surface missiles in the outskirts of Damascus.” The ministry said that while repelling an airstrike by the Israeli… Read on ->

Tags: Damascus, Israel, Russia, Syria


Russian military holds naval drills off Syrian coast

Published 2020-02-07 09:08:19 by News Desk in Syria, World-News

The Black Sea Fleet new ships practiced negotiating mine obstacles during drills in the Mediterranean Sea, the Fleet’s press office reported on Thursday. READ ALSO: Russian Navy stalks US warship in Black Sea waters The naval group included the minesweeper Ivan Antonov and the patrol vessel Dmitry Rogachyov that recently entered service with the Black Sea Fleet, the press office specified. “The exercise was held in compliance with the combat training plan for the Russian Navy’s ships fulfilling assignments as part of the permanent taskforce in the Mediterranean Sea. These are the first joint drills for the crews of the… Read on ->

Tags: Mediterranean, Russia, Syria


First moments Syrian Army troops enter Saraqib: video

Published 2020-02-07 08:50:14 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:20 A.M.) – On Thursday morning, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) announced the capture of Saraqib after a short battle with the jihadist rebels in northeastern Idlib. READ ALSO: Syrian is on the verge of entering Aleppo from Idlib province  The operation, which was led by the 25th Special Mission Forces Division (formerly Tiger Forces), began shortly after the military took control of Ma’arat Al-Nu’man, which is located south of Saraqib. Once the Saraqib operation began, the Syrian Arab Army launched a big attack from two separate axes in a bid to surround the city and force the… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Saraqib, Syria


Russian, Turkish soldiers were killed by terrorists in Idlib: FM

Published 2020-02-07 05:20:05 by News Desk in Syria

Increasing terrorist activities in Syria have led to the death of Russian and Turkish military experts, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Thursday. According to the ministry, Syrian government forces had to react to the unacceptable rise in terrorist activities. In particular, terrorists from the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham terror group [the new name of the Jabhat al-Nusra group outlawed in Russia – TASS], who seized the de-escalation zone, stepped up their attacks on Syrian troops and nearby cities, primarily, Aleppo, in December 2019 and January 2020. The Russian Foreign Ministry pointed out that over 1,400 militant attacks… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Russia, Syria


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