This is a summary of 7 AMN articles on the following subjects: Aleppo, Syria, Idlib, Turkey, Hama, Russia, Iraq, Iran.

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Syrian Army captures strategic town in southern Aleppo: video

Published 2020-02-08 23:51:32 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:30 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) captured the strategic town of Al-‘Eis on Saturday following a fierce battle with the jihadist rebels in southern Aleppo. READ ALSO: Syrian Army captures 5 towns in eastern Idlib During the battle, the Syrian Arab Army was engaged in a fierce engagement with the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) and their allies, but due to the crumbling defensive lines of the militants, they were able to break through and seize Al-‘Eis. In the video below, the Syrian Arab Army can be seen combing through Al-‘Eis after expelling the… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Syria


Turkish special forces head to Idlib amid Syrian Army’s large-scale advance

Published 2020-02-08 23:37:44 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

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Turkey is moving its special forces to observation posts in the Idlib de-escalation zone, the Anadolu media outlet reported. “A convoy of 150 trucks with special forces, military equipment and ammunition reached the Syrian border of the southern Turkish province of Hatay, from where it will proceed to Syria,” according to Anadolu. Earlier, five Turkish soldiers and three civilians were killed in the province following Syrian army airstrikes, according to Ankara. On 5 February, Russian president Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed via telephone the recent attack on the Turkish military in Idlib province. According to… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria, Turkey


Russian military at front-lines in northwestern Syria: photos

Published 2020-02-08 23:15:51 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 P.M.) – The Russian military was recently photographed at the front-lines in what appears to be Al-Ghaab Plain region of northwestern Hama. READ ALSO: Syrian Army scores massive advance across southern Aleppo In the photos, Russian military personnel from one of the private contracting groups can be seen posted up at in an undisclosed location in the Al-Ghaab Plain region.

Tags: Hama, Russia, Syria


Civilian plane nearly shot down during Israeli attack on Syria was flying from Iraq: report

Published 2020-02-08 22:56:16 by News Desk in Iraq, Syria

On Friday, the Russian Defense Ministry said that the Israeli airstrikes on Damascus suburbs on 6 February endangered a passenger plane with 172 people on board, prompting it to divert to Russia’s Hmeymim airbase in Syria. A passenger jetliner, which was nearly destroyed by the Israeli air force during its airstrike on Damascus earlier this week, was flying from Iraq rather than Iran, according to the tracking website flightradar24.com. The portal identified the plane as the Cham Wing Airlines-owned Airbus A320-211, which had flight number 6Q514 and which was flying from the southern Iraqi city of An-Najaf. The website’s playback… Read on ->

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Tags: Iraq, Syria


Syrian Army scores massive advance across southern Aleppo

Published 2020-02-08 22:48:10 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) scored a massive advance across the southern Aleppo countryside on Saturday, paving the way for their forces to cross the Aleppo-Damascus Highway (M-5). READ ALSO: Syrian Army cordons off Turkish military post in Idlib – video Led by the 25th Special Mission Forces Division (Tiger Forces) and 30th Division of the Republican Guard, the Syrian military kicked off the day by seizing some towns on the western axis of the Aleppo-Damascus Highway. According to a military source near the front-lines, the Syrian Arab Army captured several towns throughout the day… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Syria


Breaking: Syrian Army crosses Aleppo-Damascus Highway after capturing new areas

Published 2020-02-08 02:22:17 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is still advancing inside the southern region of the Aleppo Governorate after a successful day northeast of Saraqib. READ ALSO: Russian Air Force launches largest attack of the year over Aleppo According to the latest report from the Aleppo front, the Syrian Arab Army has captured a number of points this evening, including several sites along the Aleppo-Damascus Highway (M-5). The Syrian Arab Army’s advance has resulted in their forces crossing the Aleppo-Damascus Highway and entering the southwestern countryside of the Aleppo Governorate for the first time since 2013. With… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Syria


Iranian commander claims US is hiding ‘serious damage’ from IRGC attack

Published 2020-02-08 02:07:53 by News Desk in Iran, Iraq

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A spokesman for the General Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces said Friday that the United States was hiding heavy losses from last month’s strike on Iraqi bases. “We did them serious damage. They will have to admit it in the coming days. They cannot hide their heavy losses”, Abolfazl Shekarchi was quoted as saying by the semi-official Fars news agency. US President Donald Trump initially said that no US personnel were killed or injured in the strike, but in late January, the Defence Department said an estimated 50 US military personnel were diagnosed with either traumatic brain injury (TBI)… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Iraq


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