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Russian military building new base near US forces in northeast Syria

Published 2020-05-29 12:30:13 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – The Russian military is building a new base in the border triangle area that links Turkey, Syria, and Iraq, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on Friday. According to the monitor, approximately a dozen Russian armored vehicles arrived in the border town of Al-Malikiyah, escorted by two Russian choppers. The report added that the base is being setup in the village of Qasr Deeb, which is northwest of Al-Malikiyah, which is close to the border triangle between the three countries. The SOHR article coincides with Al-Masdar’s report on Thursday about a Russian military… Read on ->

Tags: Hasakah, Syria, US


Newly formed US force deploys to Venezuelan-Colombian border

Published 2020-05-29 11:55:43 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:30 A.M.) – The U.S. military has deployed troops to the Colombian-Venezuelan border to strengthen their presence for the ongoing ‘counter-narcotics’ operation. “In Colombia, the team will work with host units in areas designated by the Colombian government as ‘priority areas,’ where they will focus on logistics, services and intelligence capabilities directly supporting US-Colombia counternarcotics collaboration and information sharing,” SOUTHCOM said. According to SOUTHCOM, the U.S. soldiers are part of the 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade (SFAB), a unit that is based in Fort Benning, Georgia. The 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade was formed in 2018 and will… Read on ->

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Tags: Colombia, US, Venezuela


Turkey’s Erdogan says he is closely following the situation in Minnesota

Published 2020-05-29 11:30:56 by News Desk in Turkey, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 A.M.) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that his country is closely following the developments of the murder case of George Floyd, who was murdered by two members of the Minneapolis police. “I believe that the perpetrators of this inhumane act shall receive the punishment they deserve. We will be monitoring the issue,” Erdogan tweeted. “I remember with respect George Floyd and extend my condolences to his family and loved ones,” he added. In the past few days, mass protests have been held in response to the murder of Floyd, who was killed by a Minneapolis… Read on ->

Tags: Erdogan, Turkey, US


Russian Air Force eliminates several ISIS terrorists in central Syria

Published 2020-05-29 10:50:30 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:20 A.M.) – The Russian Air Force carried out a number of airstrikes over central and northern Syria on Thursday, causing significant damage to the Islamic State’s (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) dens and fortifications. According to reports, the Russian Air Force pounded the Islamic State’s positions in the Al-Raqqa and Homs governorates, killing and wounding several terrorists in the process. The reports said the Russian Air Force carried out these strikes in retaliation for the Islamic State’s heavy attack on the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions near the Al-Thawrah Oil Fields in the southern region of the Al-Raqqa Governorate. These airstrikes… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Syria


Fierce clashes breakout between Sudanese, Ethiopian forces: report

Published 2020-05-29 10:39:45 by News Desk in World-News

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BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:50 A.M.) – The Sudanese forces said in a statement on Thursday that a captain and a child were killed during clashes with the Ethiopian army. The Sudanese Armed Forces announced that “the Ethiopian militias, with the support of the Ethiopian army, used to repeat the attack on Sudanese lands and resources.” “Despite this attack, the armed forces are still extending patience in completing the negotiating process aimed at ending these hostile and criminal acts,” said armed forces spokesperson, Brigadier Amer Muhammad Al-Hassan. The Sudanese forces published the latest militia abuses on Sudanese soil, saying that, “On May… Read on ->

Tags: Ethiopia, Sudan


US announces $3 million reward for info on new ISIS leader

Published 2020-05-29 09:45:33 by News Desk in Iraq, Middleeast, Syria, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:20 A.M.) – The U.S. State Department has announced a $3 million reward for information that leads to the whereabouts or arrest of the new leader of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh), Muhammad Ramadan. The State Department indicated that Muhammad Ramadan, who was born in Jordan, is considered one of the most prominent officials in the terrorist organization. They said, “He played an essential role in the propaganda operations of (ISIS) in order to recruit and incite elements and make them extremists, and supervised the planning, coordination and production of many videos, propaganda leaflets and online platforms that published… Read on ->

Tags: Iraq, ISIS, Syria, US


Iran prepares for major confrontation by heavily arming IRGC in Persian Gulf: video

Published 2020-05-29 09:18:30 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 A.M.) – The commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), General Hussein Salami, announced that the IRGC’s naval forces have received 112 new warships. Salami said during the handover ceremony of 112 new warships in Bandar Abbas that this step is part of the birth of a new naval force in the Gulf called ‘Iran’. The commander of the Revolutionary Guards said in a speech: “These boats will increase the offensive power of the Iranian navy in the Gulf waters.” He explained that the strengthening of military force is part of the road map, which is… Read on ->

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Tags: Iran, IRGC


ISIS launches heavy attack near gov’t oil field in southern Raqqa

Published 2020-05-29 08:59:03 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:30 A.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) launched a heavy attack on the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions in southern Al-Raqqa on late Thursday, resulting in heavy casualties for all involved. According to a field report from southern Al-Raqqa, the Islamic State launched an attack on the Syrian Army’s positions near the Al-Thawrah Oil Field, which led to a series of intense clashes that lasted for a short while. The report said the Islamic State was able to temporarily penetrate the Syrian Army’s positions before reinforcements from the National Defense Forces (NDF) arrived to help drive back the… Read on ->

Tags: ISIS, Raqqa, Syria


Fourth Iranian tanker arrives in Venezuela with heavily armed escort: video

Published 2020-05-29 08:42:01 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 A.M.) – The Venezuelan Naval Forces announced the arrival of the Iranian ‘Faxon’ oil tanker to the country, which is the fourth of the group of five Iranian tankers transporting fuel to Venezuela. The Venezuelan Navy published photos of the Venezuelan ships escorting the Iranian tanker into the country’s waters. https://twitter.com/ABGUAIQUERIPO11/status/1266145053916966913?s=20 The third tanker, “Petunia”, docked at a Venezuelan port on Thursday, while the cargo of the first and second tankers continues to be unloaded. The fifth tanker “Clavel” is still on its way to Venezuela; it is expected to arrive in the coming days. It is… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Venezuela


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