This is a summary of 11 AMN articles on the following subjects: Idlib, Syria, Turkey, Ansarallah, Yemen, Aleppo, Libya, SAA, SDF.

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Turkey will take more ‘resolute’ steps in Syria: Erdogan

Published 2020-02-23 21:59:05 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

nkara will act more resolutely in Syria, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday. In his speech that was televised by the NTV television channel, Erdogan noted that the operation is Syria was requiring serious efforts and claiming the lives of Turkish servicemen. “Yesterday, I had talks with [Russian President Vladimir] Putin. Before that, I spoke with [French President Emmanuel] Macron and [German Chancellor Angela] Merkel. After that, we decided on our roadmap [on Syria],” he said. “We will take more resolute steps.” He did not say however which steps it would be, stressing only that Ankara “will not… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria, Turkey


Yemen’s Ansarallah forces unveil 4 new missile defense systems: video

Published 2020-02-23 21:47:02 by News Desk in Yemen

Yemeni armed forces have unveiled four domestically-built long-range, surface-to-air missile defense systems, which could act as game changers and alter the course of battle in the face of the deadly campaign led by Saudi Arabia against Yemen. The president of Yemen’s Supreme Political Council and commander-in-chief of the armed forces, Mahdi al-Mashat, who was speaking at a ceremony in the capital Sana’a on Sunday, identified the systems as Fater-1 (Innovator-1), Thaqib-1 (Piercer-1), Thaqib-2 and Thaqib-3. https://twitter.com/aldin_ww/status/1231588205281136641?s=20 The systems have entered service following successful tests, the official announced. Yemeni Minister of Defense Major General Mohamed al-Atefy, Chairman of the General Staff… Read on ->

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Tags: Ansarallah, Yemen


Syrian Army captures more ground in southeast Idlib as offensive intensifies

Published 2020-02-23 21:15:24 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has seized more ground in the southeastern countryside of the Idlib Governorate, following the resumption of their offensive this morning. READ ALSO: Syrian Army Stifles Another Turkish-Backed Militant Attack in East Idlib According to the latest field report from Idlib, the Syrian Arab Army, alongside the National Defense Forces (NDF), seized the town of Ma’arat Tira after a fierce battle with the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) and the Turkish-backed National Liberation Front (NLF). With the capture of Ma’arat Tira this evening, the Syrian Arab Army has now… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


Syrian Army uncovers large tunnel system in newly captured Aleppo: video

Published 2020-02-23 18:37:28 by News Desk in Syria

The Syrian Army has uncovered stocks of weaponry and ammunition, including a large caliber anti-aircraft gun and hand-built artillery piece used to lob shells down on population centers, at a terrorist hideout near the town of Hajjan, about 10 km northwest of Aleppo city, SANA has reported, with one of its correspondents sending back photos and video footage from the scene. The report revealed that the base, believed to have been used by Nusra* militants and groups affiliated with them, included an intricate underground tunnel and trench network, including a headquarters and living facilities used by the terrorists, and appeared… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Syria


Syrian Army captures 2 towns in southeast Idlib amid resumption of offensive

Published 2020-02-23 18:17:35 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) reportedly resumed their offensive in southeastern Idlib after launching a new attack in the area on Friday. READ ALSO: Syrian Army Scores Massive Advance Across Southern Aleppo According to early reports from southeastern Idlib, the Syrian Arab Army and their allied militias have captured two towns from the jihadist rebels following a fierce battle on Sunday. The reports said the Syrian Arab Army captured the towns of Al-Sheikh Dimas and Hantutin near the jihadist stronghold of Kafr Sijnah. This latest advance comes just two days after the Syrian Arab Army… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


As many as 16 Turkish soldiers, 100+ Syrian militants killed by Libyan Army: report

Published 2020-02-23 18:05:48 by News Desk in North-Africa, Turkey

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Sixteen members of the Turkish armed forces and more than 100 Syrian mercenaries have died fighting in the Libyan capital of Tripoli, the Sky News Arabia TV channel reported on Sunday, citing sources in the Libyan National Army (LNA). READ ALSO: Libyan Army Advances Towards Strategic Coastal City of Misrata According to the channel’s Twitter, 16 Turkish soldiers and over 100 Syrian mercenaries have died in Tripoli clashes. Earlier in the week, the LNA commander, Khalifa Haftar, said that the rival Government of National Accord (GNA) had used the current ceasefire to deploy Syrian mercenaries to Libya. Meanwhile, the Turkish… Read on ->

Tags: Libya, Turkey


Syrian Army, SDF foil Turkish-backed attack in northeast Syria

Published 2020-02-23 10:11:52 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 A.M.) – A group of Turkish-backed militants attempted to infiltrate the defenses of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the Tal Tamr countryside on Saturday, resulting in heavy clashes between the warring parties. READ ALSO: Jihadists Launch New Attack on Russia’s Largest Base in Syria According to reports from the Al-Hasakah Governorate, the Turkish-backed militants attacked the defenses of the SDF and SAA near the town of Dardara; however, they were unsuccessful in infiltrating their positions. At the same time, the Turkish-backed militants continued their attacks on the SDF and SAA defenses… Read on ->

Tags: SAA, SDF, Syria


Foreign jihadist group calls for general mobilization of forces in southern Idlib: report

Published 2020-02-23 09:42:43 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:20 A.M.) – The Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP) has issued a call for the general mobilization of their forces in the Jabal Al-Zawiya region of Idlib, a source told Sputnik Arabic on Sunday. READ ALSO: Syrian Army Uses Advanced Russian Equipment in Northeast Latakia – Video The sources confirmed that “this matter was translated on the ground by the organization’s militants transporting huge shipments of weapons, ammunition and military vehicles of all kinds towards the defense lines in the villages and towns of Jabal Al-Zawiyah, as well as strengthening the fronts around Jisr Al-Shughour.” They added that “the… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


Turkey claims 21 Syrian Army targets destroyed in Idlib

Published 2020-02-23 09:20:02 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:10 A.M.) – The Turkish Ministry of Defense said that one of its soldiers was killed on Saturday after Syrian Arab Army (SAA) artillery shells hit their positions, noting that it responded to the attack by bombing them, which resulted in the destruction of 21 targets. READ ALSO: Erdogan Vows to Retake All of Libya from Haftar A statement issued by the Turkish Ministry of Defense stated that “as a result of the bombing by the Syrian regime forces, a Turkish soldier was wounded, and he died unfortunately when he was taken to hospital.” “The response to the… Read on ->

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Tags: Idlib, Syria, Turkey


Syrian Army intensifies attack against Turkish-backed militias: video

Published 2020-02-23 09:07:21 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:45 A.M.) – Clashes continued between the Syrian Army (SAA) and Turkish-backed militants near the town of Nayrab on Saturday. READ ALSO: Jihadists Preparing for Large-Scale Counter-Offensive in Idlih, Aleppo According to reports from the Idlib front, the jihadist rebels an their Turkish-backed allies from the National Liberation Front (NLF) heavily shelled the Syrian Arab Army’s positions around Nayrab. This new attack on Nayrab would result in a fierce exchange of artillery and missiles between the Syrian Army and the Turkish-backed militants. On Thursday, the jihadist rebels and Turkish-backed militants attempted to capture Nayrab during a large-scale operation… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


Several Turkish soldiers killed by Libyan Army near Tripoli

Published 2020-02-23 00:08:58 by News Desk in North-Africa, Turkey

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that several Turkish servicemen had been killed in Libya, while also claiming that there were large losses in the ranks of the Libyan National Army (LNA) led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar. “Several of our heroes were martyred in Libya, but losses in Haftar’s ranks reached almost a hundred mercenaries”, Erdogan said, speaking in Izmir, as quoted by Turkish state-run news agency Anadolu. He did not specify the exact number of killed Turkish servicemen. In January, Turkey started deploying its troops to Libya to support the UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA)… Read on ->

Tags: Libya, Turkey


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