This is a summary of 16 AMN articles on the following subjects: Iran, US, Erdogan, Syria, Turkey, Russia, Venezuela, IRGC, Idlib, Ansarallah, Yemen, Assad, Armata, Libya.

Categories covered in this brief: Iran, Syria, Turkey, World-News, Middleeast, Yemen, North-Africa, Editors-Picks

Let us know how you like this brief in the comments below.
— The AMN Live Team


Table of Contents


Iranian military chief calls Israel and US ‘vampire enemies’

Published 2020-04-20 23:40:03 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:10 P.M.) – The head of the General Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, Major General Mohammad Bagheri, said in his speech during the General Conference of the leaders of the Internal Security Forces that it is “not easy” deterring the U.S. and Israel. Major General Mohammed Bagheri stated that “deterrence in front of vampire enemies such as the United States and the Zionist entity is not easy.” He said that “the countries that are stirring wars rather than pursuing the affairs of their people have not and would not have dared to attack Iran.” The Chief of… Read on ->

Tags: Iran


Iran increases range of missiles to 700km amid tensions with US

Published 2020-04-20 22:16:03 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 P.M.) – Iran announced on Monday that it has managed to increase the range of its naval missiles to 700 km, amid growing tensions in the Gulf waters between the Islamic Republic and the United States. “We now have sea-to-sea missiles and torpedoes with a range of 700 km,” Admiral Ali Reza Tanskiri, commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, said. Tanskiri said that Iran has made progress in various military sectors, including marine weapons, and added: “We are proud that all our military capabilities and equipment are being produced domestically and do not depend on others abroad.”… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, US


Syrian military will ‘pay heavy price’ for violations in Idlib: Erdogan

Published 2020-04-20 21:36:11 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:20 P.M.) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused the Syrian government of violating the ceasefire regime in the Idlib Governorate to reduce the escalation, vowing that the authorities in Damascus to pay a heavy price if “violations” continue. Erdogan said in a speech on Monday: “Turkey remains committed to the March 5 understanding with Russia regarding Idlib, but at the same time it will not tolerate the aggression of the (Syrian) regime.” Erdogan continued: “If the Syrian regime continues to violate the cease-fire in Idlib, we will make it pay a heavy price.” The Turkish president,… Read on ->

ALSO READ  The Daily Brief 2020-11-13

Tags: Erdogan, Syria, Turkey


Unknown assailants attack US forces in northeast Syria: SANA

Published 2020-04-20 20:09:34 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:45 P.M.) – The U.S. forces in northeastern Syria allegedly came under attack by unknown assailants inside the Al-Hasakah Governorate, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported on Monday. “Unidentified people on Monday attacked a vehicle of the US occupation forces at the junction of Roueished village in Hasaka southern countryside, causing the destruction of the vehicle and the injury of a number of the US troops,” SANA reported. Citing civil sources, SANA claimed that a U.S. vehicle carrying several American soldiers and personnel from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) was attacked along Al-Kharafi Road, resulting in the… Read on ->

Tags: Syria, US


Russia may break Venezuela blockade with subs, warships: media

Published 2020-04-20 19:03:06 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:45 P.M.) – The Russian Federation is seeking a way to break the ongoing naval blockade of Venezuela. According to the Russian publication Avia.Pro, Russia is ready to break the blockade on Venezuela and will use any naval means necessary to do so. “As follows from the data provided by the Venezuelan authorities, Russia is ready to provide the Bolivarian Republic with the necessary support and assistance if the United States wants to arrange a sea blockade of this country. Given the remoteness of Russia from Venezuela, experts do not exclude that Moscow can send its fleet to… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Venezuela


Iran’s IRGC releases video of their confrontation with US Navy in Persian Gulf

Published 2020-04-20 18:39:18 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 P.M.) – On Sunday, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) released a video showing their interception of a U.S. naval ship in the Persian Gulf waters last Wednesday. The Revolutionary Guards released the video  in response to Washington’s accusation that Tehran sent 11 small boats and cordoned off six U.S. warships on April 15. The Iranian Navy said that a fleet of 11 boats faced American warships that repeatedly ignored the warnings issued by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, advising the United States “to comply with the international law of the seas and maritime protocols when sailing in… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, IRGC


Watch: Moment Russian jet intercepts US aircraft near Syrian coastline

Published 2020-04-20 18:28:18 by News Desk in Middleeast, Syria, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:10 P.M.) – A U.S. military aircraft was intercepted by a Russian jet over the eastern Mediterranean on Sunday, marking the second time in a week that this has happened near the Syrian coastline. According to reports, a U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon was intercepted by a Russian Su-35 jet in the eastern Mediterranean after it was seen approaching Syrian airspace. “On April 19, at about 3:00 pm Moscow time, an air target was detected by Russian airspace control means over neutral waters in the Mediterranean Sea, flying toward Russian military facilities in the Syrian Arab Republic,” the Russian… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Syria, US


Iran’s IRGC releases video of their confrontation with US Navy in Persian Gulf

Published 2020-04-20 18:12:49 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 P.M.) – On Sunday, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) released a video showing their interception of a U.S. naval ship in the Persian Gulf waters last Wednesday. The Revolutionary Guards released the video  in response to Washington’s accusation that Tehran sent 11 small boats and cordoned off six U.S. warships on April 15. The Iranian Navy said that a fleet of 11 boats faced American warships that repeatedly ignored the warnings issued by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, advising the United States “to comply with the international law of the seas and maritime protocols when sailing in… Read on ->

ALSO READ  The Daily Brief 2020-11-15

Tags: Iran, US


Syrian Army launches heavy attack on jihadist gathering in Idlib

Published 2020-04-20 17:53:11 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:40 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) carried out a heavy attack on the jihadist rebel positions in the southern and eastern parts of Idlib, Monday, a source told Al-Masdar News from nearby Hama. According to the source, the Syrian Arab Army launched heavy artillery and missiles towards the gathering points of the jihadist rebels, with an emphasis on the latter’s positions around the town of Afis. The source said the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) and the Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP) continue to deploy reinforcements to the southern and eastern countrysides of Idlib, which… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


US calls Russian Air Force ‘unprofessional’ for intercepting aircraft near Syrian coast

Published 2020-04-20 17:38:14 by News Desk in Middleeast, Syria

A Russian Su-35 has conducted a second “unsafe” intercept of a US surveillance jet in the Mediterranean in four days, flying once again within just 25 feet of a P-8A Poseidon, the US Navy said in a statement. “On 19 April 2020, a US Navy P-8A aircraft flying in international airspace over the Mediterranean Sea was intercepted twice by a Russian SU-35 over a period of 100 minutes. The first intercept was deemed safe and professional. The second intercept was determined to be unsafe and unprofessional due to the SU-35 a conducting high-speed, high-powered maneuver that decreased aircraft separation to… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Syria, US


Ansarallah forces shoot down enemy aircraft in western Yemen

Published 2020-04-20 17:23:43 by News Desk in Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:30 P.M.) – The Ansarallah (var. Houthi) forces announced on Sundaythat their air defense units shot down an enemy aircraft in the western region of Yemen. According to the official media wing of the Ansarallah forces, a reconnaissance plane belonging to the Arab coalition forces was shot down in the Hodeidah Governorate. Ansarallah force also accused the Arab coalition and the joint Yemeni forces loyal to President ‘Abd Rubbah Mansour Hadi of committing 68 violations on the Hodeidah fronts during the past 24 hours, including the flight of a warplane in the airspace of the city of Hays… Read on ->

Tags: Ansarallah, Yemen


Coronavirus showed that western regimes exist to benefit certain class of people: Assad

Published 2020-04-20 16:39:29 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:15 P.M.) – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad stated on Monday that the coronavirus crisis exposed the failure of Western regimes, explaining that the epidemic “showed that these regimes exist to serve a certain class of stakeholders and not to serve their people.” President Assad said during his meeting with the Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, upon his arrival on Mnday to the Syrian capital, Damascus: “The coronavirus crisis exposed the failure of Western regimes first … and not their ethics secondly because this epidemic showed that these regimes exist to serve a certain class of stakeholders and… Read on ->

ALSO READ  The Daily Brief 2020-11-18

Tags: Assad, Syria


Russia receives several requests to purchase new Armata tank: minister

Published 2020-04-20 16:05:12 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:45 P.M.) – The Russian Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov said that in 2021 Moscow plans to start working with foreign customers regarding the supply of T-14 Armata tanks. The Minister stated, in a television interview, that Russia had received preliminary requests from foreign countries for the purchase of the Armata. He said: “Starting next year, after starting to supply these tanks to the Russian Ministry of Defense, we will start working with foreign customers.” According to the minister, “there is a clear interest in this tank, and initial requests have been received from foreign customers.”… Read on ->

Tags: Armata, Russia


Turkey is mobilizing for massive attack on strategic Libyan city: LNA

Published 2020-04-20 15:49:33 by News Desk in North-Africa, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:30 P.M.) – The Libyan National Army (LNA) Mspokesman, Major General Ahmed Al-Mismari, said on Sunday that Turkey is mobilizing military personnel and equipment to carry out a massive attack on Tarhuna city. Al-Mismari said during a press conference that “the Libyan Army revealed a Turkish move to mobilize elements to attack Tarhuna before the start of the attack.” Al-Mismari pointed out that “Ankara exploited the crisis coronavirus crisis and the armistice, and transported personnel and equipment to Tripoli, Misrata and Zuwara to carry out terrorist missions.” “We fight the Turkish Army with its full land, sea, air,… Read on ->

Tags: Libya, Turkey


Russian jet intercepts US military aircraft near Hmeimim Airbase in Syria

Published 2020-04-20 15:17:13 by News Desk in Syria

A Russian Su-35 fighter jet detected a US military reconnaissance aircraft flying toward Russian military facilities in Syria, the Ministry of Defence has announced. The incident, said to have taken place Sunday, took place after a fighter was scrambled from the Khmeimim airbase to confront an identified aerial target that was heading toward Russian positions in Syria. The unidentified aircraft turned out to have been a US Navy plane, the MoD said. “On April 19, at about 3:00 pm Moscow time, an air target was detected by Russian airspace control means over neutral waters in the Mediterranean Sea, flying toward… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Syria, US


Russia reveals 70+ warships are deployed on combat missions across the world

Published 2020-04-20 00:21:13 by News Desk in Editors-Picks, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 A.M.) – The Russian Defense Ministry revealed that more than 70 Russian warships are currently performing combat missions in various seas and oceans. “On the occasion of the glorious Easter holiday, the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Nikolai Yevmenov, congratulated the crews of more than 70 Russian warships performing their combat missions in various regions of the world.” The Ministry indicated that a dinner party was organized on Sunday for the military personnel who are serving on board these warships, submarines and support ships. Most recently, the Russian Navy conducted large-scale drills in the Baltic, Mediterranean,… Read on ->

Tags: Russia


To support @informationwar consider making a delegation to them safely via SteemConnect 50 SP | 100 SP | 200 SP | 250 SP | 500 SP.

 

Thank you for your continued support of AMN!

 

Share this article:
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Notice: All comments represent the view of the commenter and not necessarily the views of AMN.

All comments that are not spam or wholly inappropriate are approved, we do not sort out opinions or points of view that are different from ours.

This is a Civilized Place for Public Discussion

Please treat this discussion with the same respect you would a public park. We, too, are a shared community resource — a place to share skills, knowledge and interests through ongoing conversation.

These are not hard and fast rules, merely guidelines to aid the human judgment of our community and keep this a clean and well-lighted place for civilized public discourse.

Improve the Discussion

Help us make this a great place for discussion by always working to improve the discussion in some way, however small. If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.

The topics discussed here matter to us, and we want you to act as if they matter to you, too. Be respectful of the topics and the people discussing them, even if you disagree with some of what is being said.

Be Agreeable, Even When You Disagree

You may wish to respond to something by disagreeing with it. That’s fine. But remember to criticize ideas, not people. Please avoid:

  • Name-calling
  • Ad hominem attacks
  • Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content
  • Knee-jerk contradiction

Instead, provide reasoned counter-arguments that improve the conversation.