This is a summary of 26 AMN articles on the following subjects: Libya, China, Idlib, Syria, Hama, Venezuela, Sharjah, UAE, Israel, Russia, Greece, Iran, Iraq, Daraa, Zayzoun, ISIS, UK, Ansarallah, Yemen, Baghdad, IRGC, Gaza, Palestine, Egypt, Germany, Rouhani.

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Libyan Army strikes airport hosting several Turkish aircraft

Published 2020-05-06 23:55:45 by News Desk in North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:30 P.M.) – The Libyan National Army (LNA) carried out a powerful attack on the strategic Misrata Airport, which is currently hosting Syrian mercenaries and Turkish aircraft. According to a field report from northern Libya, the Libyan National Army’s air force heavily bombarded the Misrata Airport, with some activists claiming that they hit the Turkish wing of this installation. At the same time, the Libyan National Army has been repelling the Government of National Accord’s (GNA) attacks near the strategic city of Tarhuna in the northwestern region of the North African nation. The GNA rejected the LNA’s ceasefire… Read on ->

Tags: Libya


Chinese forces prepare for post-coronavirus US military confrontation

Published 2020-05-06 23:36:55 by News Desk in World-News

With an ace pilot of an aircraft carrier-based fighter jet flying above, warships sailing below and anti-submarine aircraft conducting surveillance in the South China Sea, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is ready to defend against any US military provocation, even if the US resumes use of its aircraft carriers that are affected by COVID-19, analysts said on Tuesday. Yuan Wei, an ace PLA pilot of J-15 ship-borne fighter jet flew a type of fighter jet in exercises held from a South China Sea naval port in South China’s Hainan Province, China Central Television (CCTV) reported on Monday. The Liaoning… Read on ->

Tags: China


Syrian Army sends large number of reinforcements to Idlib as offensive approaches

Published 2020-05-06 22:51:08 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) moved several units to the Idlib Governorate on Wednesday, as they resume their troop buildup along the front-lines in Jabal Al-Zawiya and Saraqib. According to a field source near the front-lines, the Syrian Arab Army, along with the National Defense Forces (NDF), sent reinforcements to Saraqib and Kafr Nabl on Wednesday. The reinforcements reportedly traveled to Idlib from neighboring governorates, bringing with them armored vehicles and heavy weapons to fight the jihadist rebels and Turkish-backed forces. The source said the Syrian Army’s offensive in Idlib is back on after the… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


Foreign jihadists destroy large power station in northwest Syria: video

Published 2020-05-06 22:27:14 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:20 P.M.) – The jihadist rebels have completely destroyed the Zayzoun Power Station in northwestern Syria after they dismantled and looted the site. According to a field source in northwestern Syria, the jihadist rebels of the Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP) completely dismantled the Zayzoun Power Station, putting an end to the site that was built in 1998. The Zayzoun Power Station previously provided electricity to the people of Latakia, Hama, and Idlib; it has been out of service since 2015, when Jaysh Al-Fateh captured the site. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3c9uajqWf4

Tags: Hama, Syria


Captured US mercenary admits plan to kidnap Maduro, take him to America on airplane

Published 2020-05-06 22:11:16 by News Desk in World-News

Venezuelan television has broadcast footage of the confession of Silvercorp USA mercenary Luke Alexander Denman, one of the US citizens captured in the aftermath of Sunday’s botched raid. According to the mercenary, the plan was to kidnap Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, get him on a plane and take him back to the United States for prosecution. Speaking to his interrogator, Denman explained that the mission was “to meet Venezuelans in Colombia, train them and come with them to Venezuela to secure Caracas and secure an airport here for follow-on.” “The instructions that I received…was to ensure that we took control… Read on ->

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Tags: Venezuela


Massive blaze tears through large building in UAE: video

Published 2020-05-06 21:38:01 by News Desk in Gulf, Middleeast

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:20 P.M.) – A huge blaze has turned a 48-storey apartment building in UAE into a giant column of fire, providing for some apocalyptic videos on social media. The fire broke out at the Abbco Tower in Sharjah, UAE’s third largest emirate bordering Dubai, late on Tuesday. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYhxA7jZLcc

Tags: Sharjah, UAE


Syrian militant group clashes with Turkey over deploying fighters to Libya:

Published 2020-05-06 21:17:27 by News Desk in North-Africa, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 P.M.) – Tensions have been running high between one militant faction and the Turkish Armed Forces in northern Syria, especially after the group refused to send any more fighters to Libya. A source close to the Ahrar al-Sharqiyah organization confirmed to Sputnik Arabic that it had taken place because of the differences that broke out against the background of their refusal to send their fighters to Libya, in addition to the internal clashes between them on a regional and ethnic basis. Collective Defection The Sputnik correspondent in the Al-Hasakah Governorate said that several military brigades belonging to… Read on ->

Tags: Libya, Syria


US supporters Israel’s initiative to expel Iran from Syria: Pompeo

Published 2020-05-06 20:47:24 by News Desk in Iran, Middleeast, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:30 P.M.) – The Israeli Broadcasting Corporation, Makan Channel, said this evening that their contacts revealed U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is visiting Israel next week. In the event of his arrival, the visit will be the first of its kind since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Pompeo commented at a press conference at the U.S. State Department on the statements of a senior Israeli army official, on Tuesday, in which he made it clear that Iranian forces began to leave Syria, saying: “The Iranian regime and its forces must leave Syria.” In the same context,… Read on ->

Tags: Israel, Syria


Russian military reveals ongoing mission in Syria

Published 2020-05-06 19:59:10 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:45 P.M.) – On Wednesday, the Russian National Guard revealed the tasks its forces are taking in Syria. “The Russian National Guard forces in the Syrian Arab Republic perform military missions in cooperation with elements of the Russian Ministry of Defense,” said the spokesman for the Russian National Guard, Valery Gribakin, explaining that his forces, in cooperation with military police units, are carrying out operations to detect and dismantle explosives. He added that National Guard personnel are also working in Syria to contribute to providing medical assistance to the local population and are involved in escorting humanitarian aid… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Syria


Greece to receive reconnaissance drones from Israel

Published 2020-05-06 19:45:13 by News Desk in Middleeast, World-News

Israel will be leasing reconnaissance drones to Greece for the protection of borders under a three-year agreement signed on Wednesday by the two countries’ respective ministries of defence, the Israeli Defence Ministry said in a press release. This agreement is the first one ever signed between the defence ministries of Israel and Greece. Due to the coronavirus-related restrictions, it was signed electronically. “Under the agreement, the Israeli Ministry of Defense will provide Greece with an IAI Heron unmanned aerial vehicle system in its offshore configuration for three years with the possibility of purchasing the system after the completion of the… Read on ->

Tags: Greece, Israel


Iran not abandoning land bridge plan from Damascus to Tehran

Published 2020-05-06 19:18:06 by News Desk in Iran, Iraq, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:30 P.M.) – The Israeli military launched several attacks against the Iranian forces in Syria this year, including two powerful assaults in the last ten days. However, despite some claims that the Iranian forces are withdrawing from Syria, it appears quite the opposite, as Syrian military sources in Damascus report that the Islamic Republic is moving forward with their railroad and highway plans to link the capitals of both countries via Iraq. According to the military sources, the Iranian government reached an agreement with their Syrian counterparts last year to build a railroad that stretches from Tehran to… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Iraq, Syria


Watch: Syrian Army destroys Turkish bulldozers in eastern Idlib

Published 2020-05-06 18:34:16 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:20 P.M.) – A new video has been released showing the destruction of two Turkish-supplied bulldozers in the eastern countryside of the Idlib Governorate. The bulldozers, which were likely operated by the Turkish-backed militants, are used to dig trenches along the front-lines with the Syrian Arab Army (SAA). In the video shared on social media and YouTube, the viewer can see the bulldozers inflamed after the Syrian Arab Army destroyed the equipment near the city of Saraqib in eastern Idlib. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MJxAYUOj7Y&feature=youtu.be&t=3 The Syrian Arab Army has become increasingly aggressive in the Idlib Governorate, as they have warned the… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


Major confrontation brewing in Daraa as Syrian special forces surround area

Published 2020-05-06 18:18:43 by News Desk in Syria

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BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 P.M.) – The Syrian special forces and local police forces in the Daraa Governorate are preparing for a major confrontation with a group of militants that carried out the killing of nine soldiers earlier this week. According to a source in the Daraa Governorate, the Syrian special forces have begun moving in position to launch an attack around the Mazrib area after the militants there refused to surrender themselves. The source said the Syrian special forces have cordoned off the entire area and will begin a new operation after the militants refused to surrender themselves prior to… Read on ->

Tags: Daraa, Syria


Foreign jihadists dismantle and loot large power plant in northwest Syria

Published 2020-05-06 18:04:21 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:40 P.M.) – On Wednesday, the foreign jihadists in northwestern Syria dismantled and looted the Zayzoun Thermal Station. According to a field source, the jihadists of the Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP) had brought engineering machinery and equipment this morning to the town of Zayzoun in the northwestern countryside of Hama, and began to dismantle the rest of the thermal power station to generate electricity. The source added that the dismantling process comes after the decline in the funding of the TIP militants in the region who sought to steal electrical transformers and agricultural crops for civilians, and sold… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Syria, Zayzoun


US soldier killed in northwestern Iraq

Published 2020-05-06 17:37:28 by News Desk in Iraq

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:30 P.M.) – The U.S. Department of Defense announced on Tuesday the killing of a soldier on May 4, who was part of the “deep-rooted” mission in Erbil, in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. The ministry reported that the soldier died in an accident not related to a military operation, noting that an investigation had been opened to find out the reasons. No further details were released. The United States has led the international coalition of more than 60 countries and launched air strikes on ISIS strongholds in Iraq and Syria for nearly two years, and coalition forces… Read on ->

Tags: Iraq


British Air Force wipes out several ISIS hideouts: video

Published 2020-05-06 17:20:47 by News Desk in Iraq

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:00 P.M.) – The British Royal Air Force announced on Tuesday that it had carried out several airstrikes against the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh).  A spokesman for the International Alliance, Miles Caggins, revealed on Tuesday that the international coalition had carried out airstrikes in Baiji district, last week, targeting Islamic State hideouts. The spokesman for the international coalition said that the Royal Air Force continues to carry out daily armed reconnaissance missions over Iraq and eastern Syria as part of the global coalition against ISIS. On the night of Tuesday, April 28, a pair of Tornado aircraft operating with… Read on ->

Tags: Iraq, ISIS, UK


Israel will not stop operations in Syria until Iran is gone: MoD

Published 2020-05-06 17:01:40 by News Desk in Iran, Syria

Israel’s military will continue its operations in Syria to pressure Iran, Israeli Defence Minister Naftali Bennett told state television on Tuesday. “Iran has nothing to do in Syria… (and) we won’t stop before they leave Syria,” he said. The defence chief went on to repeat the Israeli intelligence assumption that Iran was “trying to establish itself on the border with Israel to threaten Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Haifa”. Israel has long accused Iran of using the border with Syria to transfer troops and weapons to the war-ravaged country in a bid to help out the Syrian government and Lebanon-based Hezbollah… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Israel, Syria


Ansarallah forces launch 2 ballistic missiles at Saudi-backed troops

Published 2020-05-06 16:46:55 by News Desk in Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:30 P.M.) – The spokesman for the coalition forces in Yemen, Colonel Turki Al-Maliki, announced that the Ansarallah (Houthis) forces fired two ballistic missiles from Sana’a on Tuesday morning. Al-Maliki stated that the first missile fell after a distance of 121 km in the Amran Governorate, and the second missile fell after a distance of 148 km in the Saada Governorate. “Houthi continue the violation of international humanitarian law by launching ballistic missiles and their indiscriminate missiles fell on civilians as well as population gatherings, which threatens the lives of hundreds of civilians,” he said. “These hostilities and… Read on ->

Tags: Ansarallah, Yemen


Syrian Army attacks jihadist gathering points in southern Idlib

Published 2020-05-06 16:35:44 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:20 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched a heavy attack on the jihadist positions in southern Idlib Wednesday, causing a number of explosions in the Jabal Al-Zawiya region. According to a field report from the Idlib Governorate, the Syrian Arab Army struck a jihadist gathering point along the Jabal Al-Zawiya front-lines. This attack on the gathering point would force the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) to disperse from the area around the town of Al-Bara’. Following this attack, the Syrian Arab Army also began to target the jihadist positions in the Jabal Shashabo area;… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


Watch: China successfully launch its large space missile

Published 2020-05-06 16:20:22 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:10 P.M.) – On Tuesday, China carried out a successful launch of its largest space missile, the “Changcheng-5B”, with a new-generation vehicle on board. The Chinese government’s spaceflight program said in a statement that the missile took off at 18:00 local time from Wenchang Space Launch Center on Hainan Island, in southern China. The statement stressed that this launch was the first mission carried out by that missile, which has a length of about 53.7 meters and a takeoff mass of about 849 tons. The missile carried a prototype of a manned spacecraft without crew and an inflatable… Read on ->

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Tags: China


Baghdad Airport attack targeted US Coalition advisers: report

Published 2020-05-06 14:15:55 by News Desk in Iraq

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 P.M.) – An Iraqi security source revealed to Sputnik Arabic that the missiles that landed in the vicinity of Baghdad International Airport at dawn were targeting the military wing that includes advisers from the international coalition led by the United States, “Most of the attacks on the Baghdad International Airport target the military wing, which includes military advisers from the international coalition,” the source said. The Iraqi army announced on Wednesday morning that 3 Katyusha rockets landed in the vicinity of Baghdad Airport, leaving no victims. Military sites in Iraq belonging to the international coalition have been… Read on ->

Tags: Baghdad, Iraq


Three Iranian IRGC soldiers killed in border attack

Published 2020-05-06 13:59:48 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:45 P.M.) – The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) of Iran mourned the death of three of its soldiers, who were killed yesterday during a clash with an “anti-revolutionary terrorist cell” that took place in the northwestern Kurdistan region, near the border with Iraq. In a statement, according to the semi-official Tasnim Agency, the Revolutionary Guards confirmed that one of its members who had been killed in the clash in the Diwandra district was an officer with the rank of colonel named Shakiba Salimi. The statement said the IRGC also killed a number of “terrorist cell elements”, without… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, IRGC


Israeli forces target northern Gaza after missile strike

Published 2020-05-06 13:45:10 by News Desk in Middleeast, Palestine

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:30 P.M.) – According to the Israeli media on Tuesday evening, a missile was fired from the Gaza Strip and landed in an open area at the outer edges of this region. The Israeli army confirmed that a missile had landed in the Gaza cover shortly after it was launched from the Strip. Shortly after this missile fire, an explosion was heard in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, indicating that the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) were now bombing targets in this region. They pointed out that the IDF artillery is targeting a field control point east… Read on ->

Tags: Gaza, Israel, Palestine


New German-made submarine arrives in Egypt: video

Published 2020-05-06 13:31:20 by News Desk in North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:20 P.M.) – The naval base of the Egyptian Armed Forces in Alexandria received today a German-made S-43 submarine to join the fleet of the country’s navy. According to the Egyptian media, the armed forces of the country announced the departure of the aforementioned submarine from Germany heading to Egypt last month. The media said that this model of submarines is characterized by a sailing range of 20,000 km, in addition to the ability to launch torpedoes and missiles. The Egyptian Navy also been provided with the latest combat systems and navigational and communication devices for electronic war;… Read on ->

Tags: Egypt, Germany


Iranian leader warns of ‘crushing response’ if arms embargo is extended

Published 2020-05-06 13:15:38 by News Desk in Iran

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that Tehran will deal a ‘crushing response’ if the arms embargo against the country is extended, and added that US President Donald Trump had made a stupid mistake by exiting the 2015 Nuclear Deal. “If America wants to return to the deal, it should lift all the sanctions on Tehran and compensate for the reimposition of sanctions … Iran will give a crushing response if the arms embargo on Tehran is extended,” Rouhani said on Wednesday. The Trump administration has been trying to extend the United Nations ban on the sale of conventional weapons to… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Rouhani


Breaking: Heavy explosions rock Baghdad Airport amid new missile attack

Published 2020-05-06 06:09:23 by News Desk in Iraq

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 A.M.) – A number of explosions were heard near the Baghdad International Airport this morning amid reports of a new missile attack. According to the reports, the missiles landed in and around the Baghdad International Airport, which prompted the military to raise its alert levels. The missile attack at the Baghdad Airport was captured on film this morning, with some observers commenting on the number of projectiles that targeted the site. https://twitter.com/asbmilitary/status/1257867974221991936?s=21 Since the missile attack, the air forces of Iraq and the U.S.-led Coalition have been active over the Baghdad Governorate, with reports indicating that these… Read on ->

Tags: Baghdad, Iraq


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