This is a summary of 18 AMN articles on the following subjects: Hama, Idlib, Syria, Iran, Hasakah, Haftar, Libya, Turkey, Hmeimim, Russia, China, India, US, Colombia, Venezuela, Tripoli, UN.

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Over 30 Syrian soldiers killed in deadliest attack in 2 months

Published 2020-05-10 21:19:31 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 P.M.) – The death toll from the jihadist operation in northwestern Hama continues to rise, with reports of over 30 Syrian Arab Army (SAA) soldiers being killed. According to the latest field report from the Hama Governorate, the Syrian Army’s death toll is estimated between 30-40, as the remains of Syrian soldiers continue to be located around the town of Al-Tanjarah. The high death toll in northwestern Hama makes last night’s attack by the Al-Qaeda-linked “Rouse the Believers” operation room to be the deadliest in the past two months. A source from the SAA said that the… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Idlib, Syria


New satellite launch reveals ‘intelligence defeat’ of Iran’s enemies: top general

Published 2020-05-10 20:47:07 by News Desk in Iran

Iran recently launching a satellite into outer space indicates a major “intelligence defeat and scandal” for the Islamic Republic’s foes, including the US, Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri was cited by the Tasnim news agency as sayintg during a military gathering in Tehran on Saturday. He touted the satellite launch as something that might be followed by a shift in the balance of power in Tehran’s favour. Baqeri also praised the launch as “an outstanding” example of smart planning, also giving kudos to the Iranian Armed Forces which managed to add to… Read on ->

Tags: Iran


Several Turkish-backed militants killed by infighting in northern Syria

Published 2020-05-10 20:07:32 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:45 P.M.) – A number of Turkish-backed militants were killed and wounded as a result of infighting that broke out between the so-called “Syrian National Army” (SNA) in northern Syria this weekend. According to reports from the Al-Hasakah Governorate, the Turkish-backed Sultan Murad and Al Hamza forces clashed inside the villages of Al-Al-Faisaliyah, Al-Arishah, Al-Salihiyah, and Al-Manakh, resulting in heavy losses for both factions. The reports said the militants were killing each other over the spoils from their mass looting of towns and villages in the Abu Rasin region of Al-Hasakah. Immediately after the outbreak of fighting, reinforcements… Read on ->

Tags: Hasakah, Syria


Turkey threatens to directly confront Libyan Army after attack on headquarters

Published 2020-05-10 19:46:11 by News Desk in North-Africa, Turkey

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BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:30 P.M.) – Turkey threatened on Sunday to target the Libyan National Army (LNA) after the bombing that was carried out yesterday on the Mitiga Airport in Tripoli, stressing that the operations carried out by it are targeting Turkish interests. In a statement, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said, “The attacks of the forces (Commander-in-Chief of the Libyan National Army, Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar) targeting diplomatic missions in Tripoli, including the Turkish embassy, ​​civil aircraft at Mitiga Airport, and civilian infrastructure, are considered a war crime.” “The Haftar elements will be considered a legitimate target if our diplomatic missions… Read on ->

Tags: Haftar, Libya, Turkey


Watch: Russian jets fly across Syria to celebrate Victory Day

Published 2020-05-10 19:34:37 by News Desk in Syria

Russia usually celebrates the victory over Nazi Germany in the Second World War on 9 May, but the military parades were cut to only include aerial programmes due to the limitations caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The Russian military, deployed in Syria to help Damascus fight terrorist groups, conducted a Victory Day parade of their own, sending the Su-24 bomber, Su-34 and Su-35 fighters (NATO reporting names: Fencer, Fullback, and Flanker-E+ respectively), and the Beriev A-50 (NATO reporting name: Mainstay) into the skies above the Hmeymim Air Base and along the Syrian coast. One of the jets even shot captivating… Read on ->

Tags: Hmeimim, Russia, Syria


Jihadist rebels step up operations against Syrian Army amid increased tensions

Published 2020-05-10 17:38:41 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:20 P.M.) – The jihadist rebels launched a new raid this morning that targeted the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions in the Al-Ghaab Plain region of northwestern Hama. According to a field source, the jihadist rebels, led by the “Rouse the Believers” operations room, launched an attack on the Syrian Army’s defenses at the town of Al-Tanjarah, resulting in a number of casualties for the SAA. The jihadist group was able to seize some points during the attack, but later withdrew when reinforcements from the Syrian Arab Army arrived to drive them back from the area. This raid… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Idlib, Syria


Indian and Chinese forces involved in fierce clashes along border region

Published 2020-05-10 17:21:34 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:00 P.M.) – The Indian Armed Forces launched an attack against the Chinese border guards this past weekend, injuring a number of military personnel in the process. According to a number of reports, the Indian Armed Forces launched their attack at the Naku La Pass in the Sikkim region, prompting the Chinese border guards to respond with a missile strike of their own. The Times of India said that at least 150 troops were involved in this fierce standoff between the two military powers. The Chinese military reportedly sustained seven casualties, while the Indian forces suffered four, along… Read on ->

Tags: China, India


Syrian Army unleashes big attack in southern Idlib

Published 2020-05-10 16:54:56 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:30 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has responded to the jihadist missile strikes on Hmeimim Airbase in Latakia by launching a heavy attack against the militants in the southern countryside of the Idlib Governorate on Sundayl. According to a field source in northwestern Syria, the Syrian Arab Army unleashed a big assault along the southern Idlib front-lines, hitting a number of points belonging to the jihadist rebels In particular, the Syrian Army heavily targeted the jihadist-held areas in Kansafra, Al-Bara’, and ‘Ayn Larouz, while also hitting the militant sites inside the Al-Ghaab Plain region of northwestern… Read on ->

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Tags: Idlib, Syria


Turkish-backed Libyan forces prepare to launch big attack

Published 2020-05-10 16:21:27 by News Desk in North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 P.M.) – Commenting on the battles between the Libyan National Army and Government of National Accord (GNA) forces, Egyptian security expert Khaled Okasha said that “militias and mercenaries” are gathering forces in western Libya. He pointed out that “all indications on the ground indicate that these militias are preparing for an imminent attack for the second time at the military base in western Libya.” He said that the artillery bombardment of the Libyan Army on the Mitiga Airbase and the outskirts of Bab Al-Azizia, ​​may delay the attack a little, and may also be a reason to… Read on ->

Tags: Libya, Turkey


Russia’s new Su-57 stealth jets showcased during Victory Day: video

Published 2020-05-10 11:30:43 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:15 A.M.) – The sky of the Russian capital witnessed on Saturday, May 9, the participation of the latest warplanes in the air military parade marking the 75th anniversary of the victory over Nazism. The Russian Armed Forces showcased their new Su-57 stealth fighters, which carried out flights during the 75th anniversary celebrations. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PER0DUBqx4Q

Tags: Russia


Iran willing to exchange all prisoners with US

Published 2020-05-10 11:16:36 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 A.M.) – Iran has expressed its willingness to conduct a full exchange of prisoners with the United States, the Reuters News Agency reported. The news site quoted a spokesman for the Iranian government, Ali Rabei, as saying that his country was ready to conduct a full exchange of prisoners with the United States, and that Washington had not yet responded to Iran’s invitation in this regard. “We are concerned about the safety and health of the Iranians in prison … We hold America responsible for the safety of the Iranians amid the outbreak of the coronavirus,” he… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, US


US military blocks Russian Army convoy in northeastern Syria: video

Published 2020-05-10 11:01:49 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:45 A.M.) – The U.S. military blocked a Russian Army convoy from bypassing their checkpoint in the Al-Hasakah Governorate. The video, which has been circulated on social media, shows the U.S. military blocking the Russian Army convoy from traveling along this roadway in Al-Hasakah. The incident was captured by activists working for Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_8CWRKyeMk&feature=youtu.be&t=8 The U.S. and Russian armed forces have blocked one another from accessing roads under their control on several occasions this year, as tensions between the two armies remain high.

Tags: Hasakah, Syria


Venezuelan military arrest 3 mercenaries attempting to infiltrate from Colombia

Published 2020-05-10 10:37:00 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:20 A.M.) – Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro said that his country’s security forces arrested three other mercenaries while trying to infiltrate into the Bolivarian Republic. “I must inform you that we have captured three other mercenaries today,” Maduro said on state television on Saturday. “We are still searching and arresting everyone who sold his country,” he added. On May 3, Venezuela announced that it had thwarted an attempt by “terrorist mercenaries” to illegally enter the Bolivarian Republic and stage a coup against the government,. “Today, May 3, a mercenary group of terrorists from Colombia tried to carry out… Read on ->

Tags: Colombia, Venezuela


US Secretary of State likens Iran to Nazis

Published 2020-05-10 10:20:22 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 A.M.) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo likened the Iranian authorities to the Nazis, calling the Islamic Republic “the largest sponsor of Antisemitism in the world.” Pompeo said in a statement on Saturday: “75 years ago the United States and its allies stood together to rid the world of the Nazis and their hate-based ideology. Today, we face a grave threat to regional peace by another criminal system.” He continued: “We call again on the international community to join us to stop the largest sponsor of Antisemitism.” Pompeo saidthat the Americans and the Middle East are… Read on ->

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Tags: Iran, US


Libyan Army shoots 3rd Turkish aircraft in last 24 hours

Published 2020-05-10 10:07:38 by News Desk in North-Africa, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 A.M.) – The Libyan National Army (LNA), led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, announced the downing of a Turkish aircraft in the ‘Ayn Zara area near the capital city, Tripoli. The Libyan National Army spokesperson, Ahmed Al-Mismari, said that the air defense forces managed to shoot down a Turkish TB-2 drone in the ‘Ayn Zara area after it was seen flying towards their positions. The Military Information Division of the Libyan National Army said that their forces have now shot down three Turkish aircraft in the last 24 hours. Mismari had confirmed earlier that the technical teams… Read on ->

Tags: Libya, Tripoli


Russia is helping Venezuela search for members of failed invasion: report

Published 2020-05-10 09:43:33 by News Desk in World-News

Russian troops are helping Venezuela in its search operation for members of a force, which recently made an unsuccessful incursion attempt there, by operating drones over the Latin American country, according to a report by local news outlet El Nacional. Citing deleted tweets from a military command, known as ZODI La Guaira, the local media reported on Friday that at least eight Russian Special Forces members will be “operating drones to run search and patrol operations” near the northern state of La Guaira. El Nacional posted a screenshot of the tweet which it said was later deleted on Thursday. It… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Venezuela


Russian warplanes stalk jihadists in Idlib after attack on Hmeimim Airport

Published 2020-05-10 09:29:36 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:10 A.M.) – The Russian Air Force conducted several low-altitude flights over the Idlib Governorate last night, a military source in neighboring Hama told Al-Masdar News. According to the source, the Russian warplanes stalked the jihadist forces along the southern and western countrysides of Idlib, as they conducted mock raids over the militant positions. The source said the Russian Air Force’s mock raids were conducted in response to the jihadist attacks on the Latakia Governorate last night, which resulted in a failed attempt to strike the Hmeimim Airbase near the coastal city of Jableh. On Saturday evening, the… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Russia, Syria


US blocks UN resolution calling for international ceasefire during COVID-19 pandemic

Published 2020-05-10 00:09:57 by News Desk in World-News

The United States prevented voting on a UN Security Council resolution focusing on the global fight against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, a diplomatic source at the United Nations said on Friday. “The United States has broken the silence without explaining the reasoning behind this move,” the source said. The draft resolution, prepared by France and Tunisia, was put under silence – a procedure under which the document was circulated among the members of the UN Security Council with a deadline for raising objections and proposing amendments. In the absence of any objections, the draft would have become final and… Read on ->

Tags: UN, US


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