This is a summary of 11 AMN articles on the following subjects: Idlib, Syria, Aleppo, Turkey, US, Hama, Latakia, Russia, Greece, Erdogan, Pakistan.

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Syrian Army spy films from entrance of Idlib city: video

Published 2020-03-11 21:33:36 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:10 P.M.) – A new video was released by the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) 25th Special Mission Forces Division this week, showing one of their spies filming from the provincial capital of Idlib. In the short video, which was shared on several networks, the Syrian Army spy films from the entrance of Idlib city, showing a road sign that has the names of other major cities like Ariha and Saraqib. The Syrian Arab Army typically releases these types of videos as part of their information warfare against the jihadist groups operating in the Idlib Governorate. In the past,… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


Time running out: Jihadist forces have not withdrawn from Idlib buffer zone

Published 2020-03-11 20:48:44 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:30 P.M.) – The jihadist forces south of the M-4 Highway (Aleppo-Latakia) have yet to withdraw from the designated buffer zone in the Idlib Governorate, despite the agreement reached between the Turkish and Russian presidents last Thursday. In particular, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) reported on Wednesday that the jihadist groups, Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) and the Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP), have yet to abandon their front-line positions south of the M-4 Highway. The jihadist forces have until March 15th to withdraw from this area; however, given the lack of movement by these militants, it is highly unlikely… Read on ->

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Tags: Idlib, Syria


Militant groups fight each another in northern Aleppo: video

Published 2020-03-11 19:51:18 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:40 P.M.) – Two militant groups reportedly clashed with one another in the northern Aleppo city of ‘Azaz near the Turkish border on Wednesday. According to reports, the Turkish-backed Northern Storm forces of the so-called “Syrian National Army” (SNA) clashed with a group of militants from the northern Aleppo town of Mennagh. The clashes resulted in both sides suffering casualties after they engaged in open street firefights. https://twitter.com/RabeaKalawandy/status/1237725213883858945?s=20

Tags: Aleppo, Syria


US will not send troops to aid Turkey in Idlib: adviser

Published 2020-03-11 19:40:05 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

The United States is not going to commit troops to defuse tensions in Syria’s northwestern Idlib province despite appeals to do so, US National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien said at the Heritage Foundation on Wednesday. “That’s a very difficult situation. Some folks suggested that we stop the fighting, but we are not going to drop the 101st [Airborne Division] in the middle of Russian, Syrian, Iranian, al-Qaida, Turkish… Syrian defense forces,” O’Brien said. “That’s not something we are going to commit American troops to at this point.” Instead, O’Brien promised the United States will continue supporting Turkey on the humanitarian… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Turkey, US


Syrian Army strikes jihadist forces along Latakia-Hama border

Published 2020-03-11 19:32:18 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:20 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) carried out a powerful attack on Wednesday against the jihadist rebels along the administrative border of the Hama and Latakia governorates. According to a field report from the Hama Governorate, the Syrian Arab Army heavily shelled the jihadist positions at the towns of Kabani and Al-Sirmaniyeh. The attack was reportedly carried out after the jihadist rebels targeted the Syrian Arab Army’s positions in the Jabal Al-Akrad region of the Latakia Governorate. Last Thursday, the Russian and Turkish presidents reached an agreement in Moscow to implement a ceasefire in the Idlib… Read on ->

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Tags: Hama, Latakia, Syria


Russian anti-aircraft missiles light up the sky in navy drill: video

Published 2020-03-11 19:20:38 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:10 P.M.) – The Russian Ministry of Defense released a new video on Wednesday that showed their Arctic Fleet testing their anti-aircraft missiles during naval drills. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQtPXm036bY

Tags: Russia


Turkish special forces open fire on Greek military vehicle: report

Published 2020-03-11 19:09:38 by News Desk in Turkey, World-News

Turkish security forces on Wednesday opened fire on a Greek military vehicle stationed in the border area, Greek media reported, calling it another instance of Turkey’s increased aggression in the Aegean and at the land border along Evros River. According to the Ekathimerini newspaper, this is not the first case of offensive behaviour by the Turkish military on the border. Earlier in the week, a Greek border guard reportedly came under fire from the Turkish side. The Greek border police have been on high alert over a possible influx of undocumented migrants after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan opened the… Read on ->

Tags: Greece, Turkey


Erdogan vows to deliver ‘severe blows’ to Syrian military in Idlib

Published 2020-03-11 11:31:06 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:20 A.M.) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that his country will not hesitate to take military action greater than before in the Idlib area, if a cease-fire is not observed. In a speech to the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in the Turkish parliament, Erdogan said that small violations of the ceasefire, which had been agreed with Russia, had begun. He continued: “The priority for Turkey is the safety of 12 monitoring sites set up in the region.” He added: “We are closely monitoring the mobilization of the Syrian regime and its militia… Read on ->

Tags: Erdogan, Syria, Turkey


US Air Force attempt to intercept Russian jets near Alaska

Published 2020-03-11 11:13:46 by News Desk in World-News

Two Russian anti-submarine aircraft Tu-142 of the Russian Navy have observed all international rules of using airspace when conducting scheduled flights over the neutral waters of the Chukotsk Sea and Beaufort Sea, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Wednesday. The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) said on Tuesday that two Russian Tu-142 aircraft entered the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) on Monday, March 9. NORAD added that the Russian aircraft did not enter the United States or Canadian sovereign space at point of the flight. “The flights of Tu-142 aircraft of Russia’s Navy were carried out in strict… Read on ->

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Tags: Russia, US


Turkish military begins withdrawing heavy weapons from observation posts in Idlib

Published 2020-03-11 10:26:33 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON  (10:00 A.M.) – The Turkish military has begun withdrawing their heavy weapons from their observation posts in the Idlib Governorate, a new report from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) said on Wednesday. According to the report, the Turkish military removed their heavy weapons from several of their observation posts, as they fulfill their end of the agreement with their Russian counterparts. The Turkish military is not leaving their observation posts, but due to the ceasefire in the Idlib Governorate, they will no longer need their heavy weapons. At the same time, the Russian Armed Forces have increased their… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria, Turkey


Pakistani F-16 fighter jet crashes in Islamabad: report

Published 2020-03-11 09:57:30 by News Desk in World-News

A Pakistan Air Force F-16 figther jet was rehearsing for the “Pakistan Day” parade, to be held on 23 March, when it crashed in Islamabad. ​”We are ascertaining the losses,” a spokesman for the air force said. Shortly thereafter, local media reported that Wing Commander Nauman Akram lost his life in the incident. There has been no official confirmation of his death so far. Several videos have emerged on social media allegedly showing the moment the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) plane crashing near the capital city. The rehearsals were taking place before the annual military parade that is scheduled to… Read on ->

Tags: Pakistan


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