This is a summary of 13 AMN articles on the following subjects: Syria, US, Raqqa, Turkey, Russia, Aden, Yemen, Iraq, Qamishli, Iran, Tehran, Hasakah, Greece, Idlib, Libya, Tripoli.

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US unable to account for $4.1 million worth of military equipment in Syria

Published 2020-04-04 22:57:04 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:40 P.M.) – A new report released by the U.S. Department of Defense Inspector General revealed that the American Armed Forces were unable to account for millions of dollars worth of military equipment that was used in Syria. According to the DoD report, the military equipment, which was valued at $4.1 million was not properly accounted for during their mission in Syria. “However, 79 of the 192 pieces of TPE, valued at $4.1 million, were not properly accounted for as required by DoD Instruction 5000.64 and 401st Army Field Support Battalion–Southwest Asia Standard Operating Procedure 755-1. Specifically, the… Read on ->

Tags: Syria, US


Turkish military strikes Syrian Army troops again in Al-Raqqa

Published 2020-04-04 22:40:26 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:20 P.M.) – For the second time on Saturday, the Turkish military has attacked the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions in the northern countryside of the Al-Raqqa Governorate. According to the latest report from Al-Raqqa, the Turkish military, alongside their allied militant forces, launched several artillery shells towards the Syrian Arab Army’s positions in the ‘Ayn ‘Issa countryside. No information has been provided about the casualties; however, the earlier attack, resulted in at least two soldiers killed. Meanwhile, near the town of Tal Abyad, the Turkish military also struck the Syrian Democratic Forces’ (SDF) posts south of the… Read on ->

Tags: Raqqa, Syria, Turkey


Russian ventilators given to US were manufactured by sanctioned company: media

Published 2020-04-04 20:27:18 by News Desk in World-News

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BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:10 P.M.) – The ventilators given to the U.S. by the Russian government this week were manufactured by a Russian company that is currently sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury, Daily Beast columnist Julia Davis tweeted on Friday. “The ventilators provided by Russia, as it happens, were manufactured by a subsidiary of a company that is currently under U.S. sanctions,” the tweeted began. “Concern Radio-Electronic Technologies is a holding company with the Russian state-owned Rostec group,” she added. Earlier this week, a Russian military plane carrying medical aid for the U.S. arrived at New York City’s JFK airport, as… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, US


Yemeni military convoy comes under mysterious attack in Aden

Published 2020-04-04 19:11:23 by News Desk in Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 P.M.) – A Yemeni military convoy came under attack on Saturday when a roadside bomb was detonated inside the city of Aden in southern Yemen. According to local media reports, an explosive device exploded on the road linking the two districts of Mansoura and Briqa, while the military convoy was traveling towards the headquarters of the coalition command in western Aden. At least two coalition vehicles were destroyed as a result of this attack inside Aden city on Saturday. No group has claimed responsibility for this latest attack. Some reports stated that the targeted forces were Saudi,… Read on ->

Tags: Aden, Yemen


Iraqi factions vow to attack US forces in Iraq until they fully withdraw

Published 2020-04-04 18:39:19 by News Desk in Iraq

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:20 P.M.) – Several Iraqi factions issued a joint statement on Saturday in which they vowed to target the U.S. forces until they fully withdraw from Iraq. According to the statement, eight Iraqi factions – including Asaib Ahl al-Haqq, Liwaa Imam ‘Ali, and Harakat Al-Nujaba”Movement – vowed to attack the U.S. forces in Iraq, while also condemning the newly appointed Prime Minister, ‘Adnan Al-Zurfi. The factions called on parliamentarians to get Zurfi to apologize and back down, in order to thwart the alleged “conspiracy.” In the past, the Iraqi factions like Asaib Ahl Al-Haqq and Kata’ib Hezbollah have… Read on ->

Tags: Iraq, US


Russian military deploys to Qamishli city after Syrian security forces open fire on Kurdish police

Published 2020-04-04 18:04:43 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:45 P.M.) – A group of National Defense Forces (NDF) personnel opened fire on some officers from the Kurdish-led Asayish forces in the Al-Qamishli Distrit of Al-Hasakah on Saturday. According to preliminary reports, the NDF personnel fired a few shots towards an Asayish vehicle, causing material damage to the car. The reason for the attack is unknown; however, some reports from the area have said that the Russian military police have intervened to ease tensions between the NDF and Asayish. No other attacks have been reported at this moment. In the past, the Asayish and NDF have traded… Read on ->

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Tags: Qamishli, Syria


US sanctions paralyzed Iran’s efforts to combat coronavirus outbreak: Tehran Mayor

Published 2020-04-04 16:18:01 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 P.M.) – Tehran’s Mayor Pirouz Hanachi said that the U.S. sanctions against Iran have hindered efforts to combat the coronavirus outbreak that has ravaged the country. In an article published in the British Guardian newspaper, the Mayor of Tehran pointed out that “the lives of many Iranians are lost every day because of the lack of medicines and medical supplies.” He said that “the time is not right to take revenge policies,” considering that the economic sanctions imposed by U.S. President Donald Trump on Iran paralyzed our efforts in confronting the coronavirus This comes at the same… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Tehran


US military withdraws from 5th military base in Iraq

Published 2020-04-04 15:54:11 by News Desk in Iraq

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:30 P.M.) – The U.S.-led Coalition announced their official withdrawal on Saturday from the Al-Habbaniyah Base in Iraq’s Nineveh Governorate. A statement issued by the Coalition said, “The coalition is leaving the Al-Taqadam Airbase (Habbaniyah) and transporting equipment and buildings with approximately $ 3.5 million to the Iraqi government.” The statement added, “500 members of the coalition will leave,” stressing that “the Iraqi security forces were and are still able to confront ISIS in the Al-Anbar province.” On Monday, Iraqi forces received another military site that was partially controlled by the U.S. Coalition forces in the Nineveh Governorate…. Read on ->

Tags: Iraq, US


Turkish-backed militants deprive civilians in northeast Syria of electricity after new attack

Published 2020-04-04 15:05:38 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:40 P.M.) – The Turkish-backed militants attacked the power grid in the Tal Tamr District of the Al-Hasakah Governorate on Saturday, depriving thousands of civilians of electricity in northeastern Syria. According to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), the the power station in Tal Tamr went out of service after the militants attacked the high voltage lines that feed the station. “The Turkish occupation forces targeted line of 66 in Um al-Keif region that feeds Tal Tamr transmission station, causing a blackout in electricity and depriving citizens of Tal Tamir town and the surrounding areas from electricity,” Director… Read on ->

Tags: Hasakah, Syria


Greece and Turkey enter war of words at NATO meeting

Published 2020-04-04 14:15:02 by News Desk in Turkey, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 P.M.) – On Friday, April 3rd, the foreign ministers of the NATO nations held a teleconference to discuss the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak and their contingencies; however, the meeting would apparently turn sour when Greece and Turkey traded accusations over Ankara’s decision to open their European border to migrants, the Russian newspaper Gazeta.RU reported. According to the publication, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu left the virtual meeting earlier than all the other participants after disputes with Greece over migrants. The diplomat recalled that an agreement was concluded between Ankara and the European Union in 2016, which obliged Turkey… Read on ->

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Tags: Greece, Turkey


Syrian Army and jihadist rebels engage in heavy clashes in southern Idlib

Published 2020-04-04 13:34:22 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:20 P.M.) – For the third time in the last 72 hours, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and jihadist rebels have traded attacks in the southern countryside of the Idlib Governorate. According to a field report from the Idlib Governorate, the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) fired several artillery shells towards the Syrian Arab Army’s positions in the Jabal Shashabo area, Saturday, prompting the latter to respond with a heavy barrage of their own. The report said the Syrian Army and jihadist rebels are still exchanging hostilities in southern Idlib this afternoon, despite the existence of… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


Turkish forces attack Syrian Army troops in northern Raqqa

Published 2020-04-04 12:22:33 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – The Turkish Armed Forces carried out a new attack against the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) troops in the northern countryside of the Al-Raqqa Governorate on Saturday. According to a field report from the Al-Raqqa Governorate, the Turkish Armed Forces and their allied militants heavily targeted the Syrian Army’s positions near the town of ‘Ayn ‘Issa. As a result of the attack, the Syrian Arab Army suffered a couple of casualties, including one soldier killed around the ‘Ayn ‘Issa countryside. The reason for the Turkish military’s attack on the Syrian Army’s positions in unknown, as the… Read on ->

Tags: Raqqa, Syria


Disastrous Syrian-led offensive ends in heavy losses around Tripoli

Published 2020-04-04 11:55:05 by News Desk in North-Africa, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:30 A.M.) – The Libyan National Army, led by Field Marshal Khalifa Hafter, announce don Friday that it had repulsed an attack by “Syrian mercenaries” in the ‘Ain Zara area near the capital city of Tripoli. A member of the information office, Aqeela Al-Saber, stated that the Libyan National Army’s “Ajdabiya Operations Force repulsed an attack by the Syrian mercenaries in Ain Zara.” In his statement, Al-Saber said: “The militia supported by Turkey and the Syrian mercenaries tried this morning to attack our advanced positions in order to recover what was lost in the past two days.” He… Read on ->

Tags: Libya, Syria, Tripoli


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