This is a summary of 9 AMN articles on the following subjects: Iran, Pakistan, Libya, LNA, Tripoli, Turkey, IRGC, Hmeimim, Latakia, Russia, Syria, EU, Colombia, Venezuela, Mitiga, Daraa.

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Six Pakistani soldiers killed near Iranian border

Published 2020-05-09 23:59:10 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:45 P.M.) – At least six Pakistani border guards were killed and one was injured by an explosive device targeting their vehicle near the Iranian border. The Pakistani Army’s media office said on Friday that the incident occurred when a group of border guards returned to their point from a patrol in Kish district, 14 km from the border with Iran. The army pointed out that the improvised explosive device on Pakistani border guard’s vehicle was detonated, killing five individuals and an officer. No further details were released.

Tags: Iran, Pakistan


Libyan Army launches largest attack on Turkey’s main military base: video

Published 2020-05-09 23:42:02 by News Desk in North-Africa, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:30 P.M.) – On Saturday, the Libyan National Army (LNA) unleashed a massive attack on the Mitiga Airport in Tripoli, causing a number of explosions throughout the day as they intensified their strikes. According to a field report from Tripoli, the Libyan National Army repeatedly launched artillery shells and missiles towards the Mitiga Airport, while also hitting front-line areas in southern Tripoli like Bab bin Ghashir and Abu Salim. This large-scale attack comes after the Government of National Accord’s air force launched raids at the “gate of the administrative borders” of the city of Rajban, whose combatants are… Read on ->

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Tags: Libya, LNA, Tripoli, Turkey


Watch: Iran’s new Fajr-4 guided missile in action for first time ever

Published 2020-05-09 23:23:23 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 P.M.) – Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) released a video this week showing off their new Fajr-4 guided missile for the first time ever. The new and improved Fajr-4 guided missile can be seen hitting its intended targets during tests by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. https://twitter.com/A7_Mirza/status/1259151507196346368?s=20  

Tags: Iran, IRGC


Jihadists launch attack on largest Russian base in Syria

Published 2020-05-09 23:03:15 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:45 P.M.) – The jihadist rebels attempted to attack the largest Russian base inside of Syria on Saturday, prompting a fierce response from the Syrian Armed Forces in the Latakia Governorate. According to reports from Latakia, the jihadists from the “Rouse the Believers” operations room fired a number of Grad rockets into this coastal governorate, with some of the projectiles targeting the vicinity of the Hmeimim Airbase near Jableh. The reports said the Grad rockets were unable to hit the Hmeimim Airbase, but did not state whether or not it was the Russian or Syrian air defenses that… Read on ->

Tags: Hmeimim, Latakia, Russia, Syria


EU blocks Syria from bringing citizens back home

Published 2020-05-09 22:50:36 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:40 P.M.) – The Syrian Foreign Ministry announced on Saturday that the European Union countries did not grant permission to Syrian aircraft to land at their airports to return the Syrians to their countries. The semi-official Al-Watan newspaper quoted Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants Ayman Sousan as saying that the ministry had taken measures to return Syrians from European Union countries, but that the latter had not been granted permits due to “inhuman and illegal” sanctions. Sousan said that the union states, with these unjust measures, did not leave any choice for the Syrian citizens, except… Read on ->

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Tags: EU, Syria


Breaking: Venezuelan military seizes 3 Colombian naval boats

Published 2020-05-09 22:35:58 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:20 P.M.) – The Venezuelan Armed Forces seized three Colombian naval boats that were abandoned inside of the Bolivarian Republic, indicating that some people managed to reach shore. According to the Venezuelan Armed Forces, their troops found the Colombian naval boats abandoned in the Chorro El Mono area of the Orinoco River, which is located in the Bolivar State. “The unmanned ships are Boston Wheeler model speedboats, each with two Evinrude brand 175 HP engines, armed with 50mm and M60 caliber machine guns, and their respective ammunition,” the FANB informed. “All this material is in custody… The Public… Read on ->

Tags: Colombia, Venezuela


Watch: Russian warplanes fly over western Syria to honor Victory Day

Published 2020-05-09 22:23:12 by News Desk in Syria

Russian military planes flew over the Hmeimim airbase in western Syria on Saturday to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe, a Sputnik reporter said. The Russian military paraded Mi-35M and Mi-8AMTSh helicopters, An-30 and An-72 cargo planes, Su-35 fighters, and Su-34 bombers. The flyby also featured an A-40 airborne early warning and control aircraft with two Su-24 bomber escorts that imitated in-flight refueling. The event was attended by Russian and Syrian military command who laid flowers at the memorial to Soviet Marshal Konstantin Rokossovsky. The celebrations at the base will be wrapped up… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Syria


Turkish military HQ in Libya engulfed in flames after alleged Libyan Army attack

Published 2020-05-09 13:37:24 by News Desk in North-Africa

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Several fires erupted at Mitiga International Airport in Tripoli, Libya after its jet fuel tank farm was “attacked”, Libya’s National Oil Corporation said on Facebook. The company provided no further details on the attack. According to the corporation, a firefighter crew has arrived at the scene to contain the blazes. Al Jazeera earlier reported that the airport had come under a rocket attack that hit a civilian plane. The incident comes following a spate of attacks in the Libyan capital on Thursday, which was blamed on the Libyan National Army, led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar. The LNA has denied… Read on ->

Tags: Libya, Mitiga, Tripoli


Syrian Army operation in Daraa ends in decisive victory over militants

Published 2020-05-09 13:24:50 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:10 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) military operation inside the Daraa Governorate this weekend has ended in a decisive victory against the militants that used the area launch attacks against their forces. According to a field source in the Daraa Governorate, the Syrian Army was able to clear the town of Mazrib after several hours of battle against the group of militants responsible for the killing of nine soldiers earlier in the week. The source said the Syrian Army made several arrests, while killing and wounding a number of other militants that refused to surrender themselves… Read on ->

Tags: Daraa, Syria


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