This is a summary of 14 AMN articles on the following subjects: Homs, ISIS, Syria, Idlib, Iran, Russia, Turkey, Aleppo, Israel, Lebanon, Aoun, Hezbollah, Libya, Tripoli, US, Saraqib, Hasakah.

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ISIS kills several Syrian Army soldiers in eastern Syria

Published 2020-02-09 20:45:28 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:30 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) suffered heavy casualties over the weekend when a group of Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) terrorists attacked their positions in the eastern countryside of the Homs Governorate. READ ALSO: Syrian Air Force launches several airstrikes in eastern Syria According to the reports, the Islamic State fighters ambushed a Syrian Arab Army post near the T-3 Pumping Station, killing and wounding several soldiers before the terrorist group fled the area. The deadly attack was followed by another ambush from the Islamic State in the Badiya Al-Sukhnah region, prompting the Syrian military to increase… Read on ->

Tags: Homs, ISIS, Syria

New footage of Syrian Army troops capturing historical town in Idlib

Published 2020-02-09 17:56:47 by News Desk in Syria

Footage filmed on Saturday shows the remains of the ancient city of Ebla, near Tell Mardikh, in an area recently recaptured by SAA forces in Idlib countryside. READ ALSO: Turkish-backed militants head to west Aleppo to reinforce jihadists Images show part of the archaeological site, located 33 miles (53 km) southwest of Aleppo, with remains of the city’s structure around the area. Hundreds of archaeological artefacts are also visible inside Idlib’s former centre for the Italian archaeological mission. “The excavations at this location started 1964 and had to stop in 2010 as a result of the situation in Syria. Tell… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria

Iran to acquire more Russian military equipment, possibly S-400s: report

Published 2020-02-09 15:23:12 by News Desk in Iran

Tehran is interested in Russian military equipment, Russian Ambassador to Iran Levan Jagaryan said in an interview with RIA Novosti. “Yes, there is, of course, because our military technology is considered by right the world’s best and most affordable in the world”, – said the ambassador, responding to a question on whether Tehran has an interest in Russian military equipment, but did not specify what exactly. At the same time, he recalled that in the field of military-technical cooperation with Tehran, Moscow adheres to the restrictions imposed on Iran in accordance with international law – in accordance with UN Security… Read on ->

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Tags: Iran, Russia

Nearly 200 Turkish military vehicles enter Syria’s Idlib

Published 2020-02-09 14:55:34 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

A convoy of Turkish military hardware crossed the border with Syria on Sunday and entered the Idlib Governorate, Sky News Arabia has reported. According to the report, the convoy consisted of tanks, armored vehicles and vehicles carrying munitions. Al Mayadeen TV channel reported that Syrian armed opposition members in Idlib and Aleppo started moving their families to Afrin, located in the north of the Aleppo Governorate near the border with Turkey. The Syrian army’s quick advancement to Idlib’s southern areas has angered Turkey, which is supporting militants fighting against government forces. Al Mayadeen TV channel reported earlier that 195 pieces… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria, Turkey

Jihadists in marathon-like retreat as Syrian Army captures more ground in Aleppo

Published 2020-02-09 14:34:13 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:20 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has captured more ground in the Aleppo Governorate this afternoon following the withdrawal of the jihadist groups from several areas near the Aleppo-Damascus Highway (M-5). READ ALSO: Syrian Army Breaks Through Jihadist Defenses to Seize New Ground in Southern Aleppo According to a military source this afternoon, the Syrian Arab Army’s 25th Special Mission Forces Division (formerly Tiger Forces) captured at least three towns from the jihadist rebels after a short battle along the Aleppo-Idlib provincial axis. The source said the Syrian Army captured the towns of Al-Zurbah, Al-Barqoum, and… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Syria

‘War games in the north’: Is Israel bracing for new war with Iran, Lebanon, Syria?

Published 2020-02-09 13:04:26 by News Desk in Lebanon, Middleeast, Syria

“War Games in the North” came as part of the INSS annual conference in the Smolarz Auditorium at Tel Aviv University with Israeli, American and Russian participants discussing various scenarios of a potential development of a conflict in the Middle East, involving Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Hezbollah and Iran and global players – the United States and Russia. The participants in the military simulation came to the conclusion that all of the actors of the hypothetical conflict – in which Israel initiates attacks on Lebanon and Syria – would opt for de-escalation as no one is interested in an all-out war…. Read on ->

Tags: Israel, Lebanon, Syria

Lebanese President denies Hezbollah is leading new government

Published 2020-02-09 12:44:03 by News Desk in Lebanon

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:30 P.M.) – Lebanese President Michel Aoun said on Saturday that Hezbollah is not leading the government, stressing that they are required to put an end to the current crisis. READ ALSO: Lebanon cancels WhatsApp tax amid wide-scale protests Aoun said, in an interview with a magazine on Saturday, that “Hezbollah does not lead the new government, and this government is required to work to put an end to the current economic crisis and take broad economic and financial measures for this purpose.” Aoun continued, according to the LBC, that “the Taif Agreement has greatly reduced the powers… Read on ->

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Tags: Aoun, Hezbollah, Lebanon

Syrian Army less than 4km away from strategic airport in northern Idlib

Published 2020-02-09 12:21:44 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is quickly closing in on the strategic Taftanaz Airbase in northern Idlib after seizing downs of towns and villages across this governorate in northwestern Syria. READ ALSO: Syrian Army captures 5 towns in eastern Idlib According to a field source in the nearby Aleppo Governorate, the Syrian Arab Army’s 25th Special Mission Forces Division (formerly Tiger Forces) are less than 4 kilometers away from the Taftanaz Airbase after pushing northwest from the recently captured city of Saraqib. The source said the Syrian Army is working to reach the southern axis… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria

Fierce clashes break out between LNA and GNA forces in southern Tripoli

Published 2020-02-09 10:24:08 by News Desk in North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:10 A.M.) – The Libyan National Army (LNA) said fierce clashes broke out with heavy and light weapons, which could be heard in several areas south of Tripoli on Sunday. READ ALSO: Over 70 Turkish-backed Syrian militants killed in Libya – LNA The LNA said:”Today, clashes were clearly heard in the project area with heavy and medium weapons.” The sources emphasized that “clashes are now heard between Line 2 and 6, behind the Equestrian School, and even from the side of Sharif Island, and one line.” In the same context, the United Nations Mission in Libya proposed yesterday… Read on ->

Tags: Libya, Tripoli

Turkey accuses US of building new military base in northern Syria

Published 2020-02-09 10:06:05 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

The United States has been setting up new military bases in northeastern Syria to gain foothold in oil-rich regions of the country, Turkey’s Anadolu news agency has reported. According to the agency’s sources, US servicemen started creating a base near Tal Brak, a village in northern Al-Hasakah Governorate, in a bid to block Russian servicemen the way to the Rmelan district that houses Syria’s main oil fields. Equipment and materials for the construction have been redeployed from Iraq. Another base will be set up in former Kurdish fortifications in the south of Al-Hasakah, to control oil extraction in the Deir… Read on ->

Tags: Syria, Turkey, US

Breaking: Syrian Army advances along Aleppo-Damascus Highway, 2 areas captured

Published 2020-02-09 09:52:42 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:30 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has made a new advance along the Aleppo-Damascus Highway (M-5), as their forces managed to capture two areas from the jihadist rebels this morning. READ ALSO: Quds Force special operations commander killed in Aleppo According to a field source in the Aleppo Governorate, the Syrian Arab Army’s 25th Special Mission Forces Division (formerly Tiger Forces) captured the ICARDA Farms and the town of Al-Kisibiyah in the southern countryside of Aleppo. The source said the Syrian Arab Army is still pushing north along the Aleppo-Damascus Highway, as they look to clear… Read on ->

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Tags: Aleppo, Idlib, Syria

Large Turkish Army convoy enters Idlib after Syrian Army advance: video

Published 2020-02-09 09:32:53 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:20 A.M.) – A Turkish military convoy crossed the Syrian border, entering the opposition-controlled north-eastern part of the country on Friday. READ ALSO: Syrian Army scores massive advance across southern Aleppo Footage filmed at Kafr Lusin village, near Kafaldin, shows a large convoy of tanks, armoured vehicles and supply trucks driving under the Turkish flags. According to reports, Ankara increased its military presence in Syria after the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) entered a strategic town of Saraqib, near Idlib, after days of a military offensive.   Credit: Ruptly

Tags: Idlib, Syria, Turkey

Large Syrian Army convoy enters Saraqib as they prepare to push to Sarmin: video

Published 2020-02-09 00:06:51 by News Desk in Syria

The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) entered the strategic town of #Saraqib on Thursday, following days of a prolonged military offensive in the eastern countryside of #Idlib. READ ALSO: Front-line footage of Syrian Army advance in southern Aleppo Footage shows soldiers and a convoy of tanks and other vehicles patrolling the area. The SAA troops surrounded the city after militant forces had reportedly withdrew through the last open road. “We are continuing towards the city of Sarmin and towards liberating all the territories of the #Syria Arab Republic,” said a Syrian Arab Army officer.   Source: RT

Tags: Saraqib, Syria

US military allegedly establishing new base in northern Syria

Published 2020-02-09 00:01:38 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:45 P.M.) – New reports have surfaced from the provincial capital of Al-Hasakah that claim the U.S. military is preparing to build a new base inside the Ghuweran District. READ ALSO: Russian military shoots down drone off Syrian coast According to the reports, the U.S. military has already begun transporting armored vehicles, logistical equipment, and weapons to Ghuweran, with the intentions of building a new base in this Al-Hasakah District. The reports say the U.S. base will be built in a neighborhood controlled by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) inside Ghuweran. In particular, the new base is said… Read on ->

Tags: Hasakah, Syria

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