This is a summary of 4 AMN articles on the following subjects: China, Taiwan, US, Libya, Turkey, Iran, Iraq, ISIS, PMU.

Categories covered in this brief: World-News, North-Africa, Turkey, Iran, Iraq

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US warship crosses Taiwan Strait for 2nd time despite China’s warning

Published 2020-04-24 18:23:52 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:10 P.M.) – The U.S. and Taiwanese armed forces announced on Friday that an American warship crossed the Taiwan Strait for the second time in a month amid escalating tensions between Taiwan and China as a Chinese aircraft carrier recently sailed near the island. The Taiwanese Defense Ministry said in a statement on Friday that the American warship crossed the Taiwan Strait that separates the island and the mainland of China heading south and will continue to sail in this direction. They added that the Taiwanese Armed Forces monitored the ship, which it described as “an ordinary mission,… Read on ->

Tags: China, Taiwan, US


Russian air defense system forced Turkish warplanes to retreat: media

Published 2020-04-24 18:11:49 by News Desk in North-Africa, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:45 P.M.) – Four Russian Pantsir-S1 air defense systems were able to force several Turkish F-16 warplanes to retreat from their zone of operation in Libya, the Russian publication Avia.Pro reported on Thursday. “A day earlier, it became known that on April 18, 2020, at least 16 Turkish fighters approached and partially violated Libyan airspace, intending to strike at the advancing forces of the Libyan National Army. Nonetheless, the four Pantsir-S air defense missile systems, immediately put on full alert, forced the Turkish pilots to retreat instantly, as the latter were warned of immediate firing,” the Russian publication… Read on ->

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Tags: Libya, Turkey


Iran publishes never before seen video of satellite launch to space

Published 2020-04-24 17:54:46 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:40 P.M.) – The Fars News Agency published scenes, which were not previously posted, showing the launch of the satellite “Noor” by the satellite carrier “Qasd” earlier this week. On Wednesday, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard said it had successfully launched the country’s first military satellite into orbit, at a time of tension between Tehran and the United States over Iran’s nuclear and missile programs. The Revolutionary Guards said in a statement on its website that the satellite is orbiting 425 km from the Earth’s surface. They added that the IRGC used the (Qasd) missile to launch the satellite,… Read on ->

Tags: Iran


Frontline Report: PMU forces destroy ISIS depot in Anbar, Iraq

Published 2020-04-24 14:03:52 by News Desk in Iraq

Anbar: PMU forces have uncovered and destroyed an ISIS tunnel containing explosive devices and food in the Iraqi desert west of Ramadi city amid the ongoing search operation in the area. The demolition is part of the anti-terror operation that begun on April,9th codenamed “Abtal al-Nasr.” The preparations are completed after carefully sweeping for booby traps. Demolition is them completed to deny ISIS access to the site.

Tags: Iraq, ISIS, PMU


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