This is a summary of 13 AMN articles on the following subjects: Idlib, Syria, Aleppo, Putin, Trump, Russia.

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NATO has no plans to provide military support to Turkey in Idlib: report

Published 2020-02-17 22:31:51 by News Desk in Syria

NATO has no plans to provide Ankara with military support if Turkey launches a military operation in northern Syria, a diplomatic source from a NATO country told TASS on Monday. “NATO countries will not support the invocation of Article 5 over the death of Turkish troops in Idlib in early February,” the source pointed out. According to him, NATO is not considering the possibility of providing Turkey with military assistance in the event of a military operation in the region. The diplomat said that the death of Turkish troops in Idlib was a tragedy but it had taken place during… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


Video tour of formerly jihadist-held areas in Aleppo city

Published 2020-02-17 22:20:30 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 P.M.) – The Syrian military has established full control of all areas surrounding Aleppo for the first time since 2012, putting an end to the terrorist shelling of the country’s second-largest city, with total of 23 villages to the west and north liberated. READ ALSO: Russian Air Force Launches Heavy Attack Over Western Aleppo The Syrian Arab Army was able to take control of the last jihadist-held areas inside of Aleppo city, including the Al-Zahra’a Association Quarter, Layramoun, Scientific Research Building, and Kafr Hamra in the northwestern sector of the provincial capital. In addition to capturing the… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Syria


Syrian Army approaches southern Afrin for first time in years

Published 2020-02-17 21:37:16 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:15 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is steadily approaching the southern part of the Afrin region after scoring a large-scale advance across the western countryside of the Aleppo Governorate. According to a field source in the Aleppo Governorate, the Syrian Army has captured several points located southeast of Jabal Sema’an (Mount Simeon, while also pushing further west towards the jihadist stronghold of Darret ‘Izza. The source said the Syrian Army has shelled the militant positions around Jabal Sema’an, but it is still not clear if they will make the actual push into the southern region of… Read on ->

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Tags: Aleppo, Syria


Victory in Aleppo does not mean end of Syrian War: Assad

Published 2020-02-17 18:59:43 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:45 P.M.) – Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad considered on Monday that the Syrian Arab Army’s victory in the city of Aleppo does not mean an end to the war in Syria and does not mean the fall of the enemies’ plans, but he affirmed that it means it is a prelude for their defeat. Assad said in a televised speech on Monday: “We are fully aware that this liberation does not mean the end of the war, nor does it mean the fall of plans, nor the demise of terrorism, nor does it mean the surrender of enemies… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Syria


Russia vows to keep supporting Syrian Army in Idlib despite Trump’s call

Published 2020-02-17 18:00:40 by News Desk in Syria, World-News

Moscow has vowed to continue its fight against terrorism in Syria’s Idlib province alongside Damascus, even though this doesn’t fit with Washington’s vision for resolving the crisis. Both the Russian Armed Forces and the country’s advisers will “support the Syrian Arab Republic armed forces in their fight against terrorism,” Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said in a briefing on February 17. Referring to escalating terrorist attacks in the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib, he said that the Russian government “still regrets that these terrorists have revitalized in Idlib.” The statement follows US President Donald Trump’s recent call with Turkish President Recep… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


Syrian Army ‘s about to surround another Turkish post after scoring new advance in west Aleppo

Published 2020-02-17 17:45:24 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:30 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is quickly approaching another Turkish observation post in the Aleppo Governorate, as they attempt to capture the last areas under militant control. READ ALSO: Turkey Vows To Drive Syrian Army Out of Idlib If They Don’t Leave By End Of February According to the latest field report from Aleppo, the Syrian Army has captured several sites in the western part of the governorate this afternoon, including Baqdiniya, Al-Nabi Nu’aman Al-Lababida, and Wadi Khaziyan. As a result of this advance, the Syrian Arab Army appears to be planning to surround the… Read on ->

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Tags: Aleppo, Syria


Trump calls on Putin to end his support for the Syrian military in Idlib

Published 2020-02-17 17:19:52 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:00 P.M.) – U.S. President Donald Trump called on his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to stop supporting the Syrian military in Idlib. In a statement after President Trump’s talks with his Turkish counterpart Recep Erdogan, the White House said: “President Trump expressed his concern over the increase in violence in Syria’s Idlib, and thanked President Erdogan for Turkey’s efforts to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe there.” The statement added: “President Trump expressed the desire of the United States to end Russia’s support for the Syrian forces and the political settlement of the Syrian conflict.” The Turkish presidency said in… Read on ->

Tags: Putin, Syria, Trump


Turkey sends over 150 vehicles to Idlib amid new Syrian Army advance

Published 2020-02-17 17:04:24 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:45 P.M) – The Turkish Army strengthened its presence in Idlib and deployed more tanks, artillery and armored vehicles of various types to their forces inside Syria. According to the Anatolia News Agency, the Turkish Army brought in more military reinforcements from various units. The agency, quoting its correspondent, indicated that the Turkish Army brought in artillery, tanks and personnel carriers to the city of Reyhani in the southern province of Hatay. The convoy of 150 armored vehicles headed to the Turkish observation points deployed around the Syrian city of Idlib, amid intensive security measures. Turkish President Recep… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


Syria to reopen Aleppo International Airport for first time in 9 years

Published 2020-02-17 16:36:38 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:20 P.M.) – The Syrian Minister of Transport, Ali Hammoud, announced on Monday the reopening of the Aleppo International Airport, nine years after its suspension. READ ALSO: Battle of Aleppo Ends in Syrian Army Victory After 7+ Years of Fighting According to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), the Syrian minister indicated that the airport will start its work next Wednesday, and that the first flight will be from Damascus airport to Aleppo, with flights to Cairo and Damascus scheduled in the next few days. The governor of Aleppo, Hussein Diab, had announced in August of last year… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Syria


Sea of Syrian Army reinforcements head to Idlib to intensify offensive: video

Published 2020-02-17 16:15:59 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 P.M.) – A massive number of Syrian Arab Army (SAA) personnel were observed on Monday making their way towards the Idlib Governorate, as they look to intensify their assault west of the Aleppo-Damascus Highway (M-5). READ ALSO: Syrian Army Scores Massive Advance Across Southern Aleppo According to reports, the Syrian Arab Army sent a large number of soldiers to the front-lines in the eastern region of Idlib, with most concentrated near the towns of Sarmin and Ariha. The reinforcements were sent to these front-lines as the Syrian Arab Army makes their first major attempt to capture the… Read on ->

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Tags: Idlib, Syria


Russian Air Force launches heavy attack over western Aleppo

Published 2020-02-17 15:48:08 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:30 P.M.) – The Russian Air Force carried out a large number of airstrikes over the western countryside of the Aleppo Governorate on Monday, targeting several areas under the control of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) and their allies. READ ALSO: Russian Air Force Unleashes Heavy Attack Along Turkish Border According to reports from Aleppo, the Russian Air Force primarily targeted the area around the key town of Darret ‘Izza, which is the last stronghold of the jihadist rebels in the western region of the governorate. The reports said Russian jets and helicopters also heavily targeted the jihadist positions… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Russia, Syria


Syria’s will return to the Arab League very soon: former sectretary

Published 2020-02-17 15:31:59 by News Desk in Syria

Amr Musa, former Arab League Secretary-General and Egypt’s former Minister of Foreign Affairs said that very soon Syria would return to the Arab League. On the sidelines of the Valdai Discussion Club forum, Amr Musa told Sputnik that, being an Arab country, Syria would return to the Arab League in the near future. At the same time, Egypt’s former Foreign Minister emphasised the importance of the League’s work: “The Arab League is still playing an extremely important role in the region. Despite the fact that we’re talking about the need to develop a new regional and inter-Arab interaction system, we… Read on ->

Tags: Syria


Jihadists on the run as Syrian Army troops capture several areas in Aleppo

Published 2020-02-17 15:23:04 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:00 P.M.) – The battlefield woes for the jihadist rebels continued on Monday as the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) captured several sites in the Aleppo Governorate. READ ALSO: Syrian Army Captures Key Town in West Aleppo Amid Push to Encircle Jihadists Led by the 25th Special Mission Forces Division (formerly Tiger Forces), the Syrian Arab Army resumed their push across the western and southwestern regions of Aleppo, seizing many sites west of the strategic Aleppo-Damascus Highway (M-5). Among the several sites captured by the Syrian Arab Army were the towns and villages of Anjarah, Qubtan, Bastroun, Hoor, Al-Qasimiyah,… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Syria


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