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Israeli Army spokesman accuses Nasrallah, Soleimani of killing Hezbollah commander

Published 2020-05-13 22:47:00 by News Desk in Iran, Lebanon, Middleeast, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 P.M.) – The Israeli Army spokesman, Avichay Adraee, accused Hezbollah’s Secretary-General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah of killing military commander, Mustafa Badreddine, in Syria in 2016. Adraee said via Twitter that Sayyed Nasrallah and the late commander of the Quds Force, Qassem Soleimani, who was assassinated by the United States on January 3 in Iraq, masterminded the killing of Badreddine at Damascus International Airport. “I expected Nasrallah to tell the truth to the Lebanese, Hezbollah and Shiite activists and the Badreddine family, but he continued to lie,” Adraee tweeted. “Nasrallah kills the man and attends his funeral. Every time… Read on ->

Tags: Hezbollah, Israel, Lebanon, Syria


Ansarallah forces take advantage of UAE-Saudi civil war in Yemen to launch new attack

Published 2020-05-13 22:25:51 by News Desk in Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:10 P.M.) – The ongoing turmoil between the U.A.E. and Saudi-backed forces in southern Yemen has paved the way for the Ansarallah Movement to launch a big assault in the northern part of the country. According to the latest reports from northern Yemen, the Ansarallah forces stormed several areas in the Al-Jawf Governorate’s Al-Mahashimah region, resulting in the capture of a number of points and a large quantity of weapons and supplies. The Ansarallah forces were able to kill and wound several fighters from the Saudi-backed Islah militia, paving the way for their advance this week. Over the… Read on ->

Tags: Ansarallah, Yemen


Turkey accuses 5 countries of forming ‘alliance of evil’

Published 2020-05-13 22:06:58 by News Desk in Turkey

Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy accused five countries, Greece, Cyprus, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and France, of creating “regional chaos” in the eastern Mediterranean, while trying to form the “alliance of evil”, after the foreign ministers of these states jointly slammed Turkey’s activities in the region, Associated Press reported. “We call on these countries to act in line with common sense, international laws and practices”, the spokesman said on Tuesday, as quoted by AP. “Peace and stability in the region can be established with sincere and genuine dialogue, not through alliances of evil”. Aksoy also accused France of… Read on ->

Tags: Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, Turkey, UAE


Hezbollah leader fires back at US, Israel: There are no Iranian forces in Syria

Published 2020-05-13 21:49:21 by News Desk in Iran, Lebanon, Middleeast, Syria

BEIRUT,LEBANON (9:30 P.M.) – The Secretary-General of the Hezbollah, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, said that there are no Iranian military forces in Syria, but rather there are Iranian advisors and experts. The Secretary-General said that in Syria there have been Iranian advisers and experts since 2011, in more numbers than before the war, but there are no Iranian military forces. Nasrallah’s comments came on the fourth anniversary of Mustafa Badreddine’s assassination in Syria, where he made it clear in a televised speech that Iran, Hezbollah and the resistance factions came and fought in Syria, and Iran is not fighting any struggle… Read on ->

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Tags: Hezbollah, Iran, Lebanon, Syria


Large convoy enters Syria from western Iraq: video

Published 2020-05-13 21:27:00 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:10 P.M.) – A convoy of trucks bearing Iraqi Kurdistan numbers entered the Syrian city of Qamishli on Wednesday after entering the country from the illegal Al-Waleed Crossing, which is monitored by the U.S. forces. The convoy was reportedly transporting building materials, logistical materials and some mechanisms, and included closed trucks whose materials could not be seen inside. The total number of trucks was about 40, and they enter periodically into the areas controlled by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). However, most of them head to the American bases in Al-Hasakah and the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor…. Read on ->

Tags: Iraq, Syria


Libyan Army scores big advance southwest of Tripoli

Published 2020-05-13 21:07:06 by News Desk in North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 P.M.) – The Libyan National Army (LNA) was able to score a big advance in the Tripoli countryside on Wednesday, following a fierce battle with the Turkish-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) forces. According to the latest field report from the Tripoli countryside, the Libyan National Army managed to capture the town of Al-Ramlah and its surroundings after launching a powerful attack on the GNA’s positions west of the Tripoli Airport. The report said the LNA not only captured Al-Ramlah and its surroundings, but they also managed to kill and wound several fighters within the ranks of… Read on ->

Tags: Libya


Syria won the war, but still has some battles left: Hezbollah leader

Published 2020-05-13 20:50:50 by News Desk in Iran, Lebanon, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:30 P.M.) – The Secretary-General of Hezbollah, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, conducted a televised speech on Wednesday to commemorate “4th anniversary of Mustafa Badreddine’s martyrdom.” Sayyed Nasrallah focused part of speech on Israel, who is suspected of carrying out the assassination of Badreddine near the Damascus International Airport four-years-ago. In his speech, the Hezbollah leader said that “the Israelis attack everything related to the manufacturing of rockets in Syria.” In regards to Hezbollah’s role in Syria, the Secretary-General said that his organization’s decision was based on the threats posed to Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, and the whole region. “Our insistence… Read on ->

Tags: Hezbollah, Iran, Israel, Lebanon, Syria


China warns India to avoid actions that could lead to war

Published 2020-05-13 19:32:20 by News Desk in World-News

Amid the ongoing border stand-off between the Indian and Chinese soldiers in eastern Ladakh, Beijing on Wednesday made it clear that People’s Liberation Army (PLA) troops were conducting “normal patrols” on the their side of the border. “We urge India to meet China halfway, avoid taking actions that may complicate the border situation, and create favorable conditions for development of bilateral relations and peace and stability of the border area. The two sides have been in diplomatic communication over the border issue,” Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Zhao Lijian said while briefing the media in Beijing. China has also slammed media… Read on ->

Tags: China, India


Syrian Army lets loose powerful attack across southwest Idlib

Published 2020-05-13 19:18:46 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) unleashed a powerful attack across the southwestern Idlib front-lines on Wednesday, targeting the defenses of the jihadist rebels in this mountainous region. According to a field report from this front, the Syrian Army began the day by launching several artillery shells and missiles towards the jihadist trenches and fortifications in the Jabal Al-Zawiya region, scoring a number of direct hits in the process. The Syrian Army’s attacks reportedly targeted a number of areas in Jabal Al-Zawiya, including the front-line town of Al-Bara’a, which has become one of the main bases… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


US commitment to Israel’s security is unwavering: Pompeo

Published 2020-05-13 19:02:26 by News Desk in Middleeast

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:45 P.M.) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived on Wednesday in Israel, wearing a mask with an American flag, for a discussion with Israeli officials on the situation in the Middle East, especially Iran. Pompeo discussed with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, undermining Iranian activity and restricting its resources. He stated that the U.S. commitment to Israel’s security remains unwavering. “Good to be in Israel again today with @IsraeliPM @Netanyahu. We had a fruitful discussion on ways we can work together to address the many shared challenges we face. As always, the U.S. has a great… Read on ->

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Tags: Israel, US


US congress seeks answers from Trump about Venezuela ‘invasion’

Published 2020-05-13 18:41:03 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:20 P.M.) – Democrat Elliot Engel, chairman of the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee, said he would seek clarification from the Donald Trump administration about a mysterious ‘invasion’ operation that was thwarted by Venezuela. He said: “Congress needs to get answers, and we want it now.” “We want to know whether the laws of the United States were violated by American citizens and companies, and was any member of the United States government aware of what was happening,” he continued. Engel complained that the U.S. State Department had ignored his request for a summary of the case…. Read on ->

Tags: Venezuela US


US ‘mistakenly’ reveals identity of Saudi official accused of supporting 9/11 terrorist attacks

Published 2020-05-13 18:27:24 by News Desk in Gulf

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 P.M.) – The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) “mistakenly” revealed the identity of a former official at the Saudi embassy in Washington, who is suspected of providing strong support to two of the participants in the September 11, 2001 terrorist atacks. This was reported by Yahoo News, Wednesday, noting that the disclosure of this information came in a new document submitted to a federal court. Although the document is supposed to obscure the name of the Saudi official, his name was incorrectly mentioned in one of the paragraphs, according to the website, which stated that this… Read on ->

Tags: Saudi, US


Iran releases new video of destroyed warship, reasons for missile strike

Published 2020-05-13 18:01:48 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:45 P.M.) – The official website of the Iranian army published a video clip about the incident that happened to the Konarak battleship in the Sea of Oman last Sunday, which killed 19 sailors and wounded 15 others. The video stated that the battleship assigned to send the target to a marine area in the Gulf of Oman during the Iranian naval exercises was accidentally hit by a missile fired by the Jamaran destroyer towards the target. In the video, they mentioned that the main cause of the accident was due to a technical error in the missile… Read on ->

Tags: Iran


Major battle brewing in southern Yemen as UAE-backed forces call for new operation

Published 2020-05-13 17:36:02 by News Desk in Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:20 P.M.) – The President of the National Assembly of the Southern Transitional Council, Major General Ahmed Saeed bin Brik, called for on Wednesday, the tribes and supporters of the Council in Hadhramaut Governorate in eastern Yemen, to launch a military operation against the Saudi-backed Yemeni Army. The head of the Self-Administration for the South in the Transitional Council said on his Twitter account that the Yemeni Army has been sending ‘terrorist’ reinforcements to the Abyan front and preparing to launch attacks. He said: “We are in the autonomous administration of the south. We announce to all tribes,… Read on ->

Tags: Saudi, UAE, Yemen


Russian combat aircraft proving superior to foreign rivals: Putin

Published 2020-05-13 17:20:18 by News Desk in World-News

Russia must continue its domestic aviation industry, which has demonstrated its superiority in the sphere of combat aircraft, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting on the support of the aviation industry and air carriages on Wednesday, as reported by the TASS News Agency. “In the current situation, it is necessary to maintain the industry’s base, namely, aircraft-building enterprises and utilize the capacity of this complex production unique by many parameters,” the head of state said. Russia is among few countries in the world that are capable of producing the whole range of military and civil aircraft and helicopters,… Read on ->

Tags: Putin, Russia


Palestinian teenager killed by Israeli forces in Hebron

Published 2020-05-13 11:42:11 by News Desk in Palestine

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:20 A.M.) – A 15-year-old Palestinian boy was killed after being shot by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) as they stormed the Al-Fawar Camp, south of Hebron, in the West Bank, on Wednesday morning. The Palestinian Ministry of Health stated, “The 15-year-old child, Zaid Fadl Qaysiyah, was killed by a live bullet in the head, which was fired by the Israeli soldiers in Al-Fawar Camp in the Hebron Governorate, and other youths were wounded with live bullets, one in the abdomen and the other in the chest, and the rest in the lower limbs.” Eyewitnesses reported that the… Read on ->

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Tags: Hebron, Israel, Palestine


Libyan Army shoots down Turkish aircraft south of Tripoli

Published 2020-05-13 11:17:39 by News Desk in North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:10 A.M.) – The Libyan National Army (LNA) announced the downing of a Turkish aircraft, while also repelling a counter-attack by the Government of National Accord (GNA) forces. The Al-Karama Operations Room of the Libyan National Army said via Facebook that the army’s air defenses managed on Tuesday to shoot down a Turkish plane near the city of Al-Shweref/ For its part, the 82nd Infantry Battalion confirmed that the LNA shot down the Turkish aircraft in Wadi Al-Rutam near the Al-Shweref area. The Libyan National Army has managed to down several Turkish planes in the past week, as… Read on ->

Tags: Libya, LNA, Turkey


Iran denies IRGC destroyed warship in Persian Gulf

Published 2020-05-13 10:44:27 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 A.M.) – The Iranian army denied that the Revolutionary Guard boats were the ones that bombed the Konark battleship last Sunday, killing 19 sailors and wounding 15, while an Iranian newspaper hinted that the U.S. might be behind this. The army spokesman, Shaheen Taqi Khani, said that the reports promoted by some media outlets targeting the battleship by the Revolutionary Guards are baseless rumors and aim to spread the dispute between the army and the guards, stressing that the army has begun an investigation to know all the circumstances of the incident and its dimensions. The commander… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, IRGC


Russia conducting its own chemical weapons investigation in Syria

Published 2020-05-13 10:18:10 by News Desk in Syria

Russia is conducting its own investigation into alleged chemical attacks in Syria and will share its conclusions with the world, Russian Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vassily Nebenzia told reporters on Tuesday. “We are conducting our own expert investigation and we will share its results with you and international community”, Nebenzia said during a video briefing. In late April, the Russian Foreign Ministry said the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) had sacrificed its reputation to serve the West’s geopolitical ambition in Syria, after the body published the first report of its newly created investigation and identification… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Syria


Syrian aircraft travels from Iran to Russian airbase to avoid Israeli strikes

Published 2020-05-13 09:38:27 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:20 A.M.) – For the second time in two weeks, an aircraft flying from Iran to Syria has landed at the Russian Hmeimim Airbase in southwestern Latakia. According to a report from the Latakia Governorate, a Syrian cargo plane traveled from the Iranian capital to the Hmeimim Airbase, where they later unloaded without fear of an Israeli warplane bombing their positions. A source in Damascus, Syria’s capital city, told Al-Masdar News that the reason for landing at the Hmeimim Airbase is to avoid airstrikes, which have previously targeted the Damascus International Airport. Israel has made it no secret… Read on ->

Tags: Hmeimim, Iran, Israel, Russia, Syria


Syrian villagers force US military convoy to turn around: video

Published 2020-05-13 09:05:02 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:40 A.M.) – Arab tribesmen in the Al-Hasakah Governorate forced a U.S. military convoy to turn around this week after it approached their villages in the Tal Tamr countryside. According to a report from Al-Hasakah, the Arab tribesmen, some armed with shovels, approached the U.S. military convoy and began shouting for them to turn around. The tribesmen also chanted in support of the Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, as the U.S. convoy began to turn around and change its route. A school teacher named Mahmoud told Sputnik Arabic on Tuesday that dozens of people gathered to confront the U.S…. Read on ->

Tags: Hasakah, Syria


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