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Syrian military can now shoot down F-16 fighter jets after MiG-29 delivery: media

Published 2020-05-31 21:24:14 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 P.M.) – The Syrian military is now able to shoot down enemy F-16 fighter jets that enter their territory, the Russian publication, Avia.Pro, reported on Sunday. “However, experts pay attention to the fact that the rearmament of the Syrian Air Force may indicate that in the near future Syria may become one of the countries of the Middle East where the most modern fighters are present, since the same MiG-29s, especially their modernized versions, significantly exceed the capabilities of F-16 fighters, which are the main combat vehicles for a number of countries,” the publication. According to Avia.Pro’s… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Syria


Syrian Army launches attack on jihadist bastion in Latakia

Published 2020-05-31 17:21:38 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has resumed their assault on the key town of Kabani in the northeastern countryside of the Latakia Governorate. According to a field report from Latakia, the Syrian Army and Republic Guard unleashed a barrage of artillery shells and missiles towards Kabani, targeting the trenches and dens of the jihadist rebels. The report said the Syrian Army heavily concentrated their attack on the jihadist fortifications, as they consider a new operation to capture Kabani from the hardline groups in control of it. The town of Kabani is currently under the control… Read on ->

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Tags: Latakia, Syria


Syria reopens Aleppo-Raqqa Highway for first time in 8 years

Published 2020-05-31 17:11:08 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:00 P.M.) – The Syrian authorities announced the reopening of the Aleppo-Raqqa Highway after it closed for more than eight years ago. The Governor of Raqqa, Obaid Al-Hassan, confirmed in a special statement to Al-Watan that the Raqqa-Aleppo International Hgihway, which connects the governorate of Aleppo with the Raqqa Governorate through the city of Tabaqa, has been reopened. Medical teams from the Health Directorate of Al-Raqqa are examining arrivals from areas outside the control to ensure their safety. It is worth noting that this road has been closed since the start of 2013 and since that time traffic… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Raqqa, Syria


Turkish military allegedly deploys long-range air defense system in northwest Syria

Published 2020-05-31 09:28:10 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:10 A.M.) – The Turkish military has allegedly deployed its long-range air defense system in the northwestern governorate of Idlib, the pro-opposition Aleppo Media Center claimed on Sunday. According to the Aleppo Media Center, the Turkish military deployed its air defense system to Talat Al-Nabi Ayoub, which is the highest point in the Idlib Governorate. No photos were released to corroborate the claim and no further information was reported about the alleged deployment of this air defense system. The Turkish military has already deployed one of its air defense systems to Idlib; however, it is near administrative capital… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria, Turkey


Moment Libyan Army hits Turkish-backed forces with missile: video

Published 2020-05-31 09:07:26 by News Desk in North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 A.M.) – A new video was posted this weekend that showed the moment the Libyan National Army (LNA) struck the Turkish-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) forces’ positions with a guided missile. In the video, the Libyan National Army can be seen firing a Kornet anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) towards the GNA’s positions, scoring a direct hit,which caused a powerful explosion. While the location of this attack was not revealed, it likely took place near the city of Tripoli, where both rival factions are currently deadlocked in a fierce battle. https://twitter.com/200_zoka/status/1266868382885990401?s=20

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Tags: GNA, Libya, LNA


Fifth Iranian tanker nears Venezuelan waters to complete mission

Published 2020-05-31 08:51:17 by News Desk in Iran, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:45 A.M.) – On Saturday, the Venezuelan State Oil Company (PDSA) began supplying the country’s stations with fuel supplied by Iran, Reuters quoted four sources familiar with the affairs of the distribution as saying. As authorities in the country with the world’s cheapest gasoline price for two decades prepare to expand retail sales, the fifth consignment of Iran’s five-vessel fleet of cargo ships is heading to the Caribbean. The last Iranian vessel is expected to reach Venezuelan waters on Sunday, according to ship tracking data from Refinitiv Icon. It is worth noting that, out of 1,800 stations in… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Venezuela


Russia strengthens Syrian Air Force with new advanced MiG-29 jets: source

Published 2020-05-31 08:24:50 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 A.M.) – The new MiG-29 jets that the Russian Ministry of Defense is delivered to the Syrian Arab Armed Forces this past week will not be transported to another country. According to a military source in Damascus, the Russian Ministry of Defense made the decision to boost the Syrian Air Force’s capabilities by delivering a batch of MiG-29 jets that were recently modified before being handed over to the SyAAF. He reported that the new MiG-29 fighters will greatly help the Air Force, especially after Turkey’s attack on their assets in March. The source said the decision… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Syria


Egyptian Army kills 3 dangerous terrorists in North Sinai

Published 2020-05-31 08:06:22 by News Desk in North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 A.M.) – The Egyptian army announced on Saturday evening that their forces carried out two specific operations that resulted in the death of three dangerous terrorists, who were found in their possession of automatic weapons, hand grenades and RPGs. The official page of the spokesperson for the Egyptian Army published a video, saying that “this is a continuation of its intensive efforts in combating terrorism and during the past week, and based on intelligence information that there are infidels in several terrorist dens in the vicinity of the cities of Bir al-Abd, Sheikh Zuwayed and Rafah in… Read on ->

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Tags: Egypt, Sinai


Egyptian military kills several militants in northern Sinai operation

Published 2020-05-31 00:55:45 by News Desk in North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:45 A.M.) – On Saturday, a military spokesman for the Egyptian forces reported that five soldiers were killed and wounded during raids carried out by the Egyptian Army in North Sinai. A statement by the Egyptian Armed Forces indicated that two officers, a non-commissioned officer and two soldiers from the Egyptian Armed Forces were killed and injured during the operations. The Egyptian Army declared, “19 terrorists were killed during military strikes carried out last week against sites used by armed groups.” He added that “based on intelligence information stating that there are penitential elements in several dens in… Read on ->

Tags: Egypt, Sinai


US raises alert level in preparation for possible military deployment to Minnesota

Published 2020-05-31 00:45:41 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:30 A.M.) – The U.S. Department of Defense announced that it raised the alert level for its forces in preparation for a possible deployment to the city of Minneapolis, which is witnessing violence and unrest, against the back drop of a police officer killing an African-American civilian. The Pentagon said in a statement on Saturday that it directed some of its armed forces in the 10th Military Department to prepare to deploy to Minneapolis within 4 hours if the local authorities request it. The Pentagon indicated that the Minnesota governor has not yet requested support from the 10th… Read on ->

Tags: Minnesota, US


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