This is a summary of 15 AMN articles on the following subjects: Homs, ISIS, Syria, Russia, OPCW, Israel, Lebanon, US, Venezuela, Afghanistan, Egypt, Libya, Germany, Tripoli, Hama, Marib, Saudi, Yemen.

Categories covered in this brief: Syria, World-News, Lebanon, Middleeast, North-Africa, Yemen

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Syrian Army kills several ISIS terrorists in fiercest battle this month

Published 2020-04-09 23:53:35 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:30 P.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) launched their heaviest attack of the year, today, targeting the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions in the vast desert region between the Deir Ezzor and Homs governorates. According to a military report from the Homs Governorate, the Islamic State launched several attacks on the Syrian Army’s positions during the early morning hours, resulting in a fierce battle that would last for much of the day. The report said the Islamic State primarily concentrated their attacks on the Badiya Al-Sukhnah and Badiya Al-Sham regions. Following hours of intense firefights, the Syrian Arab… Read on ->

Tags: Homs, ISIS, Syria


Russian military gets upgraded ‘Terminator’ choppers: video

Published 2020-04-09 21:19:05 by News Desk in World-News

The Russian Ministry of Defense released a video this week showing the new Mi-8 Terminator helicopters acquired by the Russian Southern Military Service. The M-8 military chopper has been in service in Russia for several years; it is also operated by dozens of countries across the world. In regards to the Russian military’s usage of the Mi-8, their air force used the aircraft extensively during their campaign in Syria. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VQ–F9nyk0

Tags: Russia


Syrian MP claims OPCW allegations are part of US war plan in Syria

Published 2020-04-09 20:49:18 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:40 P.M.) – Faisal Shaker Khoury, a member of the Defense and National Security Committee in the Syrian Parliament, said that the aim of the U.S.’ allegations that Damascus launched a chemical weapons attack in Hama was to give excuses to continue destroying Syria. He told Sputnik Arabic that the” whole world knows with certainty” that in 2013 and 2014 Damascus destroyed its chemical weapons because it does not need the,. Khoury asked why Pompeo did not provide evidence of his words and accusations. Khoury indicated that the aim of these accusations is to find new excuses to… Read on ->

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Tags: OPCW, Syria


Israel continues to build wall along Lebanese border

Published 2020-04-09 20:34:53 by News Desk in Lebanon, Middleeast

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:10 P.M.) – The Hebrew-language Channel 12 reported that despite the coronavirus outbreak, work is continuing and ongoing these days to complete the cement barrier on the Israeli-Lebanese border to prevent any infiltration or attacks by Hezbollah. Channel 12 reported that the Israeli move is related to building a cement wall with a fence, and it has advanced monitoring methods, as Israel has completed the construction of a section of the wall – 15 km long – along the border of Israel and Lebanon, which reaches about 140 km. The channel noted on its website that the Secretary-General… Read on ->

Tags: Israel, Lebanon


Russian Navy destroys enemy warships in Baltic Sea drills

Published 2020-04-09 19:11:39 by News Desk in World-News

The crews of the Baltic Fleet’s corvettes Soobrazitelny, Steregushchiy and Stoiky repelled a notional enemy’s air attacks and delivered an artillery strike against its warships during tactical drills, the Fleet’s press office reported on Wednesday. “During the scheduled tactical drills in the Baltic Sea, the surface action group comprising the corvettes Stoiky, Soobrazitelny and Steregushchiy successfully accomplished a set of assignments at the Baltic Fleet’s naval ranges to counter enemy attacks from the air and at sea,” the press office said in a statement. Illuminating artillery shells fired from a 152mm Akatsiya battalion-assigned self-propelled howitzer from Cape Taran in the… Read on ->

Tags: Russia


Russian warplanes enter battle in eastern Syria after ISIS launches heavy attack

Published 2020-04-09 18:26:04 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:10 P.M.) – Russian warplanes reportedly took off from the Hmeimim Airbase in southwestern Latakia on Thursday after the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) carried out attacks on the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions in eastern Syria. According to reports from the Homs Governorate, Russian warplanes took part in the air operation against the Islamic State forces that were launching attacks on the government positions in the Badiya Al-Sukhnah and Badiya Al-Sham regions on Thursday. Despite their entry into the battle, it is still not clear if the Russian Air Force was actually carrying out strikes on the Islamic State… Read on ->

Tags: ISIS, Russia, Syria


Venezuelan warplanes intercept US military aircraft: Russian media

Published 2020-04-09 18:03:33 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:45 P.M.) – A Venezuelan Su-30 fighter jet reportedly intercepted two U.S. military aircraft that approached their national airspace. “A few hours ago, the Su-30MK2 fighter was urgently raised into the air on combat alert, the reason for which was the approach of two American military aircraft to the borders of Venezuela. A Russian-made fighting vehicle successfully dealt with two potential intruders at once,” the Russian publication Avia.Pro reported. Citing unnamed sources, the publication said two U.S. aircraft took off from a military base in Puerto Rico and approached the territorial borders of Venezuela, which prompted the Venezuelan… Read on ->

Tags: US, Venezuela

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ISIS fires 5 missiles at US airbase in Afghanistan

Published 2020-04-09 17:54:24 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:45 P.M.) – Five missiles hit a U.S. airbase in Afghanistan on Thursday, but there were no reports of human casualties, security officials said in the troubled country. “Five rockets were fired at Bagram Air Force Base early in the morning,” said the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission on Twitter. “There are no dead or injured.” The missiles targeted the largest US military base in Afghanistan, and were fired from a parked vehicle in a neighboring village. Later, ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack. Although the United States and the Taliban signed an agreement to withdraw from there nearly… Read on ->

Tags: Afghanistan, ISIS


Egypt delivers military equipment to Libyan Army: photo

Published 2020-04-09 17:41:27 by News Desk in North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:20 P.M.) – The Turkish-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) forces announced on Wednesday, the arrival of a ship from Egypt to Libya carrying military equipment for the Libyan National Army (LNA). The media center for the “Anger Volcano” operation, which is being carried out by the GNA to repel the LNA attack on the capital, Tripoli, in a brief statement via Facebook that the ship arrived from Egypt to the port of Tobruk on Wednesday. The GNA forces stated that the ship had transported “40 containers containing military supplies and quantities of ammunition” and that it had… Read on ->

Tags: Egypt, Libya


ISIS launches heavy attacks on Syrian Army positions in east Syria

Published 2020-04-09 17:27:40 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:10 P.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) launched a number of attacks on the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions in eastern Syria on Thursday, targeting the latter’s forces in the Badiya Al-Sukhnah and Badiya Al-Sham regions of the Homs Governorate. ISIS began their attacks on Wednesday by ambushing the Syrian Arab Army’s forces in the Badiya Al-Sukhnah region; this would lead to heavy skirmishes between the two parties. The terrorist group would then expand their attacks to several points in the eastern countryside of the Homs Governorate, prompting the Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) to enter the battle…. Read on ->

Tags: Homs, ISIS, Syria


Egyptian military receives new submarine to strengthen naval forces: photo

Published 2020-04-09 17:14:52 by News Desk in North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:00 P.M.) Colonel Tamer Al-Rifai, the military spokesman for the Egyptian Armed Forces, announced on Thursday that Egypt will received a new submarine from Germany. Colonel Al-Rifai said, in a statement published through his official Facebook account, that the naval forces have officially received this morning the submarine at the port of Kiel in Germany. The military spokesman indicated that this submarine is the third modern Egyptian submarine of the type (s / 209/1400) No. (s43). He continued that “this submarine is the third of four submarines contracted by the Arab Republic of Egypt in 2014.” He added… Read on ->

Tags: Egypt, Germany


Libyan Army shoots down 2 Turkish aircraft near Tripoli

Published 2020-04-09 16:58:06 by News Desk in North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:45 P.M.) – The Libyan National Army, led by Field Marshal Khalifa Hafter, announced on Thursday that their forces shot down two aircraft belonging to the Turkish military. The spokesperson for the General Command Forces, Major General Ahmed Al-Mismari, said in a statement posted on his Facebook page, that the Air Defense Forces of the General Command shot down two airplanes, the first being shot down in the airspace of the Uqba bin Nafeh Air Force Base, and the second southeast of the capital. No further details were released by the Libyan National Army spokesperson. Turkey has provided… Read on ->

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Tags: Libya, Tripoli


Syrian gov’t says OPCW report on chemical weapons is fabricated

Published 2020-04-09 16:37:22 by News Desk in Syria

The latest report by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons is a fabrication based on materials prepared by Nusra terrorists*, the Syrian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Thursday. “The OPCW’s report on the use of chemical weapons in the village of Latamna in 2017 contains fake and fabricated conclusions aimed at misrepresenting the facts and accusing the Syrian authorities. The report relied on sources prepared and fabricated by the Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists and the so-called White Helmets under the instructions of their leaders in the United States, Turkey and other Western countries,” the ministry said, as… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Syria


Breaking: Ansarallah forces carry out ballistic missile strike in northern Yemen

Published 2020-04-09 02:52:34 by News Desk in Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:40 A.M.) – Saudi official television announced that the Ansarallah (var. Houthi) Movement targeted the city of Ma’rib in Yemen with a ballistic missile. The report said  that “despite the announcement of the ceasefire , the Houthi militia is targeting the government compound in Marib.” They would add: “The Houthis in Yemen are targeting residential areas in the city of Hodeidah.” The Ansarallah forces have yet to confirm these allegations from the Saudi-led Coalition. On Wednesday, the Saudi-led Coalition announced a new ceasefire that would begin at midnight on Thursday, April 9th. The Saudi-led Coalition said the ceasefire… Read on ->

Tags: Marib, Saudi, Yemen


Lebanon will not allow Israel to use airspace: PM

Published 2020-04-09 00:23:40 by News Desk in Lebanon, Middleeast, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – Lebanese Prime Minister Dr. Hassan Diab received on Wednesday morning the Commander of the International Emergency Forces operating in southern Lebanon, General Stefano Del Cole in the presence of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Zina Akar, the Director of Intelligence in the Lebanese Army, and Brigadier Tony Mansour. “The situation is stable along the Blue Line,” Del Cole said. Diab said he “sent complaints about Israel’s violation of Lebanese airspace to the United Nations Secretariat and the UN Security Council,” stressing “the need to end Israeli violations with the help of the Security… Read on ->

Tags: Israel, Lebanon


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