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Two US soldiers allegedly ‘disappeared’ in east Deir Ezzor: SANA

Published 2020-04-27 22:35:17 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:20 P.M.) – The state-owned Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) rreported the disappearance of two American soldiers in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor Governorate this week after their vehicle was allegedly attacked by unknown assailants. The agency quoted civil sources as saying that unknown assailants attacked a Humvee carrying American soldiers as it was moving from the Al-Omar Oil Fields to an area in eastern Deir Ezzor. The agency said that “the vehicle was found completely destroyed and burned, and there is no trace of the two American soldiers inside. Their fate remains unknown until now.” Despite… Read on ->

Tags: Deir_Ezzor, Syria


Israeli attack on Damascus failed to reach its goal: advisor

Published 2020-04-27 22:04:35 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT,LEBANON (9:45 P.M.) – The Syrian air defenses confronted several Israeli missiles over Damascus last night, with some of the projectiles managing to hit the southern suburbs of the capital city. However, while some missiles managed to hit southern Damascus, a government adviser denied that the Israeli attack achieved its intended goals. “The Israeli attack did not succeed in completing its mission,” said the advisor to the Syrian Prime Minister, Dr. Abdel-Qader Azouz, on Monday. He denounced in statements to Radio Sputnik the international community’s disregard and silence towards the Israeli attack, which he described as a violation of international… Read on ->

Tags: Damascus, Syria


Russian military submarine heads to Syria amid new naval buildup

Published 2020-04-27 21:43:23 by News Desk in Syria

The Black Sea Fleet’s Project 636.3 diesel-electric submarine Rostov-on-Don has embarked on its deployment in distant waters and will soon join the Russian Navy’s permanent Mediterranean task force, a source in the domestic defense industry told TASS on Monday. “The Rostov-on-Don has set off for its long-distance deployment to the Mediterranean Sea. The submarine is expected to transit the Black Sea straits this evening,” the source said. The source did not specify whether the submarine Rostov-on-Don would replace the same-type sub Krasnodar currently on its deployment in the Russian Navy’s Mediterranean Squadron or would join the task force. The Black… Read on ->

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Tags: Russia, Syria


Massive military operation launched along Syrian-Iraqi border

Published 2020-04-27 20:19:36 by News Desk in Iraq, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 P.M.) – The Popular Mobilization Forces, the Iraqi Army, and the border guards launched a joint operation to clear the Akashat Desert along the country’s border with Syria, the PMF announced on Monday. “”The joint forces have launched a process to clear the desert that extends toward the border with Syria,” said the deputy to the Anbar Operations Commander in the PMF, Ahmed Nasrallah, and that “the operation was carried out after information was received indicating that ISIS sleeper cells had returned to activities in areas close to the border.” He added, “With high coordination between the… Read on ->

Tags: Iraq, Syria


Israeli Defense Minister hinted at new Syria attack hours before Damascus strikes: report

Published 2020-04-27 13:38:36 by News Desk in Middleeast, Syria, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:20 P.M.) – Israeli Defense Minister Naftali Bennett may have revealed the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) planned attack on Syria before the strikes were carried out last night, Israel National News reported. Citing Bennett’s press conference on early Sunday, the publication reported that the Israeli Defense Minister spoke about an operation against Iran inside Syria. “Keep your ears open to what you see and hear,” Bennett said during his press conference on Sunday. “We aren’t just continuing our work preventing Iran from entrenching itself in Syria, we’ve moved decisively from preventative action to forcing [Iranian forces] out,” he… Read on ->

Tags: Israel, Syria


Back from the ‘dead’? Kim Jong-un sends greetings to builders in tourist zone

Published 2020-04-27 13:12:16 by News Desk in World-News

North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un has thanked builders working in the east coast region of Wonsan, according to a Monday report by the country’s main newspaper Rodong Sinmun, as quoted by South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency. According to the Seoul-based media, a similar report has been creleased by the Korean Central Broadcasting Station. “Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un has sent his appreciation to the workers who devoted themselves to building the Wonsan-Kalma tourist zone,” Rodong Sinmun has been quoted as saying. The Wonsan-Kalma is a tourist zone under construction that has been closely monitored by Kim Jong-un, who previously sent a… Read on ->

Tags: NorthKorea


Turkish-backed militants clash with one another in northeast Syria

Published 2020-04-27 12:41:02 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:15 P.M.) – The Turkish-backed militants clashed with one another in the northeastern region of Syria on Sunday, locals reported from the Al-Hasakah Governorate. According to the reports, the Turkish-backed militants from the so-called “Syrian National Army” (SNA) opened fire on another near the border city of Ras Al-‘Ayn. The two SNA factions, which were identified as Ahrar Al-Sharqiyah and the 20th Division, traded hostilities for a short period of time before they were forced to disperse. The reason for Sunday’s clashes between the two Turkish-backed militant groups is unknown; however, these firefights have become more prevalent in… Read on ->

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Tags: Hasakah, Syria


Iran bolsters missile capabilities amid heightened tensions with US

Published 2020-04-27 12:14:01 by News Desk in Iran

Commander of the IRGC Ground Force’s Drone Division has said that the force will receive new Fotros drones enjoying an operational range of 2,000 kilometres in the near future. Speaking in an exclusive interview with Iran’s Tasnim news agency, Colonel Akbar Karimloo said that the decision was the result of serious and extensive discussions with the Defense Ministry. Karimloo said that many technical aspects of the drone were under review and the drones will be deployed in “operation zones” once related discussions are finalized. First unveiled in 2013, the Fotros drone is among Iran’s largest combat and reconnaissance drones. The… Read on ->

Tags: Iran


Israeli airstrikes kill 3 civilians in southern Damascus: SANA

Published 2020-04-27 11:52:20 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:30 A.M.) – At least three civilians were killed last night when the Israeli Air Force carried out an attack on the southern suburbs of Damascus, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported. According to SANA, buildings in the settlements of Hujeira and Adliyah were also hit. A source from the Syrian military said the Israeli Air Force targeted the Sayyeda Zaynab District of Damascus city after firing missiles from Lebanese airspace. The source said the Syrian air defenses were quickly activated and confronted the Israeli missiles last night, but some of the projectiles managed to hit the… Read on ->

Tags: Damascus, Syria


Over 17,000 Syrian mercenaries are fighting in Libya: LNA

Published 2020-04-27 11:31:06 by News Desk in North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 A.M.) – The spokesperson for the Libyan National Army, Ahmed Al-Mismari, said this past weekend that the Turkish-backed Government National Accord (GNA) forces received a major boost in manpower after more than 17,000 Syrian mercenaries traveled to the North African nation. These Syrian mercenaries have been transported from Turkey to Tripoli as part of Ankara’s promise to the GNA to boost their military cooperation and assistance to them. According to Mismari, the Libyan National Army is also standing strong at the strategic city of Tarhuna, as their forces have repeatedly repelled the Turkish-backed forces there. “The militias… Read on ->

Tags: Libya, LNA


Turkish Army suffers casualties in Idlib after latest jihadist attack: report

Published 2020-04-27 10:46:25 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:15 A.M.) – The Turkish Army reportedly transported several wounded soldiers from the Idlib Governorate on Sunday after an attack was carried out by jihadist rebels near the town of Al-Nayrab, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) claimed. “SOHR sources say that helicopters belonging to Turkish army entered this evening Syrian territory, heading towards Turkish posts in southeast Idlib, to transport injured soldiers of Turkish troops following clashes with protesters,” the monitor said. Members of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) reportedly targeted Turkish military posts in Idlib after the latter broke up their protest along the M-4 Highway… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria, Turkey


Russian military to test new weapons, vehicles in Syria: report

Published 2020-04-27 09:58:51 by News Desk in Syria

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BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:40 A.M.) – Last week, a Russian minister revealed that the Russian military tested their new T-14 Armata tank in Syria. Russia’s Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov said in a statement that was published by RIA Novosti that the Russian Armed Forces had secretly tested the T-14 Armata, but he did not specify where and when this took place. However, Manturov has since revealed more information the Russian military’s planned tests, including upcoming future projects involving new armored vehicles. “I can preliminarily say that the Kurganets-25 and Boomerang tests are planned to be completed in 2022,”… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Syria


Video footage of Syrian air defenses confronting Israeli missiles over Damascus

Published 2020-04-27 09:25:42 by News Desk in Middleeast, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:10 A.M.) – The Syrian air defenses were activated last night when several Israeli missiles were fired from Lebanon into the southwestern part of the country. The Syrian military reported that “our air defenses confronted the” Israeli hostile targets in the skies of Damascus and brought them down.” According to a field source, the Israeli missiles were targeting the Sayyeda Zaynab District of Damascus, which is a popular destination for Muslims during Ramadan. “The air defense forces responded to an Israeli missile attack in the sky of the southern countryside of the capital, Damascus,” a Syrian military source… Read on ->

Tags: Damascus, Israel, Syria


Israel launches heavy strikes over Syrian capital

Published 2020-04-27 09:12:16 by News Desk in Middleeast, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 A.M.) – Last night, the Israeli Air Force launched airstrikes over the Syrian capital, Damascus, causing a number of explosions over the southern suburbs. According to a field source in Damascus, the Israeli Air Force fired several missiles towards the Sayyeda Zaynab District, prompting the Syrian air defenses to engage the hostile projectiles from the Mezzeh Airbase. The source said some of the Israeli missiles managed to hit their targets in Sayyeda Zaynab; this would cause a few explosions in the southern suburbs of Damascus. He would add that the Israeli Air Force conducted these airstrikes from… Read on ->

Tags: Israel, Syria


US to give Israel ‘green light’ to annex Jordan Valley within months: Netanyahu

Published 2020-04-27 02:25:22 by News Desk in Middleeast, Palestine

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has declared that the United States may soon approve Israel’s move to annex parts of the West Bank. During a video address on 26 April, Netanyahu mentioned the so called “deal of the century” peace plan proposed by US President Donald Trump in January, describing said proposal as a promise to recognise Israel’s authority over West Bank settlement land. “A couple of months from now I am confident that that pledge will be honoured,” he said. While Palestinian officials didn’t immediately comment on the Israeli prime minister’s remarks, according to Reuters, Palestinian leaders rejected Trump’s… Read on ->

Tags: Israel, Palestine


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