This is a summary of 15 AMN articles on the following subjects: Iraq, ISIS, Iran, IRGC, Egypt, Russia, US, Venezuela, Erdogan, Israel, Palestine, Turkey, China, India, Gaddafi, Libya, Idlib, Syria, LNA, Misrata.

Categories covered in this brief: Iraq, Iran, North-Africa, World-News, Middleeast, Palestine, Turkey, Syria

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Iraqi forces arrest ISIS media official

Published 2020-05-26 22:38:35 by News Desk in Iraq

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 P.M.) – The Popular Mobilization Units in Iraq announced on Tuesday, the arrest of an ISIS media official in the Salaheddine Governorate. A statement from the PMU said that “a force from the 43rd Brigade carried out a tight ambush on a known ISIS media official in the Salaheddine Governorate.” The PMU said the ISIS media official was identified as Ayoub Uday al-Ani. They added that “the said terrorist participated in criminal operations against the security forces and civilians, especially in Salaheddine Governorate.” For its part, the Iraqi Military Intelligence Directorate announced the arrest of a member… Read on ->

Tags: Iraq, ISIS


Iran’s IRGC threatens to burn ships smuggling fuel in Persian Gulf

Published 2020-05-26 22:06:59 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 P.M.) – The Iranian Revolutionary Guard has threatened to burn ships smuggling fuel and goods in the Gulf waters, accusing officials in neighboring countries of supporting smuggling from Iran for political purposes. “We warn commodity and fuel smugglers who are harming our economic system, that if you continue smuggling operations, we will burn your ships with your cargo after removing the sailors from them,” RT Arabic reported, citing the commander of the Naval Forces in the Guards, Ali Reza Tungsiri, as saying. While inspecting the marine units on the island of Qeshm in the waters of Al-Khaij… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, IRGC


Egypt chose Russian Su-35 because it outperformed US jets: report

Published 2020-05-26 21:42:33 by News Desk in North-Africa, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:30 P.M.) – In an article by the Russian publication “Komsomolskaya Pravda,” the author wrote about why Egypt purchased Russian jets instead of the U.S.-made fighters. According to the author, “our Su-35 has won the largest export order in its history. This time, Egypt wants to buy 26 such fighters.” He would continue that this is the largest single batch of this model required (five years ago, China bought 24 aircraft). Regarding this deal, the United States has threatened Egypt with sanctions and abandoned military-technical cooperation with it, and even Donald Trump has issued an ultimatum to Cairo…. Read on ->

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Tags: Egypt, Russia, US


Third Iranian tanker approaches Venezuela: report

Published 2020-05-26 21:16:06 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 P.M.) – The third of five Iranian fuel tankers is about to enter the waters of Venezuela, after two tankers arrived at the Venezuelan coast over the past 72 hours. According to the latest maritime tracking data, the Iranian fuel tanker, the ‘Petunia’, entered the Caribbean Sea on Monday after crossing the Atlantic Ocean, following the same path that the two previous tankers, the ‘Fortune’ and ‘Forest’, took. Tarek Aissami, the Venezuelan Minister of Oil, said the Fortune’s fuel was received at the El Palito refinery run by the Venezuelan National Oil Company (PDVSA), and thanked Iran… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Venezuela


IRGC general proclaims ‘era of US presence’ in Persian Gulf is coming to an end

Published 2020-05-26 20:03:02 by News Desk in Iran, Middleeast

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:40 P.M.) – The Deputy Commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) of IRan, General Yadollah Javani, proclaimed on Tuesday that the “era of the U.S. presence” in the Persian Gulf is coming to an end. According to Javani, Iran and other Persian Gulf nations are more than capable of ensuring the security around this oil rich region, which is why, as he claims, the U.S. is no longer needed. “Regional countries can create sustainable security in the region on their own through synergy and without the US”, Javani said. The IRGC officer continued to attack the… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, IRGC, US


Erdogan vows to now allow Israel annex Palestinian lands

Published 2020-05-26 19:22:22 by News Desk in Middleeast, Palestine, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:10 P.M.) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that his country will not allow Israel to annex any Palestinian lands, including the West Bank region. In a response to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s pledge to “apply sovereignty in a wise way in Judea and Samaria”, Erdogan threatened them over its new government’s plans to annex these lands. “We are witnessing a new plan of occupation and annexation by Israel that threatens Palestinian sovereignty and is contrary to international law”, Erdogan said. While stating that Turkey is the “only voice defending the Palestinians today, Erdogan… Read on ->

Tags: Erdogan, Israel, Palestine, Turkey


India and China amass forces along disputed border region.

Published 2020-05-26 19:09:00 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 P.M.) – Tensions between China and India are at a year-long-high after a skirmish along the border nearly four weeks ago. According to the latest reports from the region, the Indian Armed Forces have sent more reinforcements to the Line of Actual Control area, despite calls by Beijing to decrease tensions along the 4,000-kilometre-long border. The reports said Indian military personnel were rushed to the Uttarakhan border area, where they are now separated by fence from the People’s Liberation Army in the Guldong sector. “Deployment ahead of Harsil has been strengthened due to reports of Chinese beefing… Read on ->

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Tags: China, India


Turkey leading search campaign for Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi: report

Published 2020-05-26 18:48:43 by News Desk in North-Africa, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:30 P.M.) – The Africa News Portal quoted Libyan sources as saying, “The Turkish intelligence service is conducting a search campaign in the western mountain region southwest of the Libyan capital, in search of Saif al-Islam al-Gaddafi.” The sources said that “Turkish Intelligence has created a new room managed by Khaled Al-Sharif, the former supervisor of the Hadaba prison in Tripoli, and Abdul Hakim Al-Hajj. Among its goals is to search for Saif Al-Islam to assassinate him or arrest him, hand him over to the International Criminal Court and end his political role.” The agency pointed out that… Read on ->

Tags: Gaddafi, Libya, Turkey


Syrian Army attacks jihadist front-lines as Idlib front intensifies

Published 2020-05-26 17:44:49 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:20 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) stepped up its pressure against the jihadist forces in Idlib on Tuesday, as their troops repeatedly struck the latter’s positions along the Jabal Al-Zawiya front. According to a field report from the southern Idlib axis, the Syrian Arab Army repeatedly struck the positions of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) and the Turkish-backed National Liberation Front (NLF) around the towns of Al-Fateera, Al-Bara’a, and Kafrsansa. The report said the Syrian Army targeted dens, trenches, and posts belonging to these militant groups. Tuesday’s attack by the Syrian Arab Army came just hours after… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


Iraqi forces kill ISIS terrorist leader known as ‘governor of Iraq’

Published 2020-05-26 17:15:08 by News Desk in Iraq, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:00 P.M.) – The Iraqi authorities announced on Tuesday, the killing of a high-ranking Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) during a recent military operation against the terrorist group. The  spokesperson for the commander in chief of the Iraqi Armed Forces, Brigadier Yahya Rasoul, confirmed in a statement, “the killing of Mu’taz Numan Abdul Nayef Najm Al-Jubouri Al-Makani (Hajji Tayseer).” He said, “Al-Jubouri holds the position of the so-called governor of Iraq and the deputy leader of the ISIS terrorist organization for all state affairs and is responsible for planning and coordinating foreign terrorist operations.” For his part, the Anti-Terrorism Agency… Read on ->

Tags: Iraq, ISIS


New Egyptian Su-35 jets will have Russian super missile: photos

Published 2020-05-26 16:50:31 by News Desk in North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:40 P.M.) – The Russian media recently reported on Egypt’s acquisition of the Russian-made Su-35 jet, which they are expected to take hold of in the near future. Although this deal aroused great resentment on the American side, and despite Washington’s pressure on Cairo, Egypt was determined to possess these fighters because it has a great deal of power that would represent a strong leap for the Egyptian Air Force. It is known that these fighters are the most powerful interceptor fighter known to date, and were specially designed to control the airspace and prevent other fighters from… Read on ->

Tags: Egypt, Russia


Israel reveals date of planned West Bank annexation

Published 2020-05-26 15:23:58 by News Desk in Middleeast, Palestine

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BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:10 P.M.) – The head of the Governmental Coalition in Israel, Mickey Zohar, revealed that the measures to legislate the process of imposing Israeli sovereignty on all Jewish residential communities in the West Bank will begin in early July. The Likud MP said in a radio interview today, that the government will approve the draft law on this, and then it will be submitted to the Knesset for approval, expecting that these measures will continue for only a few weeks. Representative Zohar announced that the concerned authorities are currently working on mapping in order to reach understandings with… Read on ->

Tags: Israel, Palestine


Iranian tanker successfully unloads fuel cargo: report

Published 2020-05-26 15:10:21 by News Desk in Iran, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:00 P.M.) – The Iranian ambassador in Caracas, Hajjatullah Sultani, announced that the Iranian Fortune oil tanker had successfully unloaded its cargo at El Palito port, while the remaining three tankers on still on the way to Venezuela. Sultani said in a statement to Al-Alam TV on Monday evening that the two Iranian oil tankers that arrived in Venezuela were not subjected to any significant inconvenience, noting that Iranian tankers carry fuel and materials for the rehabilitation of Venezuelan refineries and operate within the framework of international protocols. Sultani described the day of the Iranian tanker’s arrival as… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Venezuela


Libyan Army prepares for major offensive to capture key city

Published 2020-05-26 14:43:40 by News Desk in North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:30 P.M.) – The Libyan National Army (LNA) is preparing to launch a major offensive in the coming days to capture one of the most important cities in northern Libya. Speaking to Sputnik Arabic, a military source from the LNA, which is commander by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, said that the Libyan National Army are preparing to launch a big campaign to capture the key city of Misrata in the northern region of the country. The unnamed military source said that the Libyan National Army will use all of its capabilities to capture Misrata in the next 48… Read on ->

Tags: Libya, LNA, Misrata


Captain of Iranian tanker reveals details about trip to Venezuela

Published 2020-05-26 05:08:12 by News Desk in Iran, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:00 A.M.) – The captain of the Iranian tanker, the ‘Fortune’, one of the two vessels that arrived in Venezuela in the last 72 hours, confirmed that the carrier was not subject to any inconvenience or harassment from anyone on its journey from Iran to Venezuela. He said in a telephone interview with the Iranian website Nornews: “We sailed through the Suez Canal, the Mediterranean Sea, the Strait of Gibraltar, the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. We entered the waters of the economic zone of Venezuela on Sunday evening, and I can say that we were not… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Venezuela


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