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Iran’s IRGC forces send new message to US

Published 2020-06-03 22:16:38 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 P.M.) – The Iranian Revolutionary Guards issued a statement on the 31st anniversary of the death of the leader of the Iranian Revolution, Ayatollah Ruoallah Khomeini, affirming his firm determination to preserve the country’s defense and deterrent capabilities and make all-out efforts to develop it to the maximum extent with the other armed forces in the country. In its statement, the Revolutionary Guards considered unity, brotherhood, and cohesion between the armed forces, acumen and vigilance towards malicious attempts at enemies to stir up the dispute between the Revolutionary Guards and the army, among the strategic recommendations of… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, IRGC


Houthis is using Iranian-made drones to bomb Saudi Arabia: US

Published 2020-06-03 22:05:34 by News Desk in Gulf, Iran, Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 P.M.) – The U.S. National Security Council openly accused the Ansarallah forces (var. Houthis) of attacking Saudi Arabia with Iranian-made drones. The American Council also accused the Ansarallah forces of preventing the delivery of humanitarian aid to the Yemeni people. The United Nations announced the success of the Yemen Donors Conference held in Saudi Arabia, in raising $ 1.35 billion in humanitarian aid. The European Commission has previously provided € 70 million in funding in Yemen, as the COVID-19 epidemic threatens to worsen one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises. More than 40 million euros of this… Read on ->

Tags: Houthis, Saudi, US, Yemen


Turkish-backed forces capture Tripoli Airport: video

Published 2020-06-03 21:56:32 by News Desk in North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:45 P.M.) – On Wednesday, the Turkish-backed forces affiliated with the Al-Wefaq government in Libya claimed control of Tripoli International Airport. The spokesman for the Al-Wefaq government forces, Colonel Tayyar Muhammad Qanunu, said that his forces had completely captured the Tripoli International Airport. Qanunu added that the Libyan National Army forces withdrew towards Qasr Bin Ghashir. On Wednesday morning, Fayez al-Sarraj’s government forces announced that they had proceeded to carefully storm Tripoli International Airport, claiming that there were large quantities of mines. The recapture of the Tripoli International Airport is a major moment for the Government of National… Read on ->

Tags: Libya, Tripoli


US forces intercept Russian military convoy in northeast Syria

Published 2020-06-03 19:19:13 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:10 P.M.) – The U.S. Armed Forces went on the offensive Wednesday as their troops intercepted a Russian military convoy in northeastern Syria. According to local reports, the U.S. Armed Forces intercepted a Russian military patrol that was attempting to travel through the Al-Malikiyah District along the border triangle that links Iraq, Syria, and Turkey. The reports said the Russian military was ultimately forced to turn around after a brief standoff with the U.S. troops. No violence was reported. The U.S. Armed Forces were previously blocked this week from accessing a road in the Tal Tamr countryside of… Read on ->

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Tags: Russia, Syria, US


Haftar heads to Egypt to coordinate against Turkish intervention in Libya

Published 2020-06-03 17:05:21 by News Desk in North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:45 P.M.) – The commander of the Libyan National Army, Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, traveled on Wednesday to Cairo to meet with a number of Egyptian officials to coordinate and consult on developments in the current situation in Libya. Haftar’s trip to Egypt comes at the same time that the Turkish-backed forces attempt to capture several areas around Tripoli, most notably, the international airport. On Wednesday, the Turkish-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) forces launched two simultaneous attacks that targeted the Tripoli International Airport and the Libyan National Army’s stronghold, Tarhouna.  

Tags: Egypt, Haftar, Libya


Russian, Syrian warplanes strike foreign jihadists in Hama, Latakia

Published 2020-06-03 16:19:45 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 P.M.) – Last night and earlier this morning, the Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF), alongside their Russian counterparts, carried out a half dozen airstrikes over the Latakia and Hama governorates. According to a field source, the Syrian Air Force was responsible for the attack on the foreign jihadist positions in the key town of Kabani, while both air forces launched strikes on the northern part of the Al-Ghaab Plain region. The source stated that the airstrikes primarily targeted the positions of the Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP) and Hurras Al-Deen group, two foreigner-led groups that have carried out… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Latakia, Russia, Syria


US court rules Syria and Iran are liable for Palestinian attacks against Israel

Published 2020-06-03 15:45:17 by News Desk in Iran, Middleeast, Palestine, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:20 P.M.) – A U.S. court has allegedly ruled that Iran and Syria are liable for Palestinian attacks against Israelis, including the killing of a U.S. Army veteran, Israel Hayom reported on Wednesday. According to the publication, Judge Randolph D. Moss of the U.S. District Court of Washington D.C. ruled that Syria and Iran were responsible for damages caused by their “material support” to Palestinian groups like Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ). The publication said the total amount of damages has not yet been determined, but the court has named Syria, Iran, and the Iranian Ministry of… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Israel, Palestine, Syria


Russian military comes under attack in northwestern Syria: video

Published 2020-06-03 14:45:06 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:30 P.M.) – The Russian military came under attack in northwestern Syria this week while attempting to conduct a patrol along the M-4 Highway (Aleppo-Latakia Highway). In a video recorded by locals in the Idlib Governorate, a Russian military convoy can be seen driving along the M-4 Highway when their vehicles are hit with rocks thrown from an overpass. The video showed several Russian military vehicles being hit by rocks, but no one was reportedly hurt as a result of these attacks. https://twitter.com/LastDef/status/1267895418798723073?s=20 This latest incident marks the second time in the last month that the Russian military… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Syria


Turkish-backed forces begin battle to capture Libyan Army’s stronghold near Tripoli

Published 2020-06-03 14:30:31 by News Desk in North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:10 P.M.) – The Turkish-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) forces have begun the battle to capture the Libyan National Army’s (LNA) main stronghold in western Libya. According to the official Facebook page for this GNA’s operation, their troops have begun attacking the Libyan National Army’s positions near the strategic city of Tarhouna, which is located southeast of Tripoli. No gains have been reported by the Government of National Accord forces as of yet. At the same time, the Government of National Accord forces have also begun attacking the Libyan National Army’s positions around the Tripoli International Airport…. Read on ->

Tags: GNA, Libya, LNA


India ups the ante in military conflict with China by building new airstrip

Published 2020-06-03 14:10:34 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:45 P.M.) – The Indian military has begun constructing a new airstrip near the Line of Actual Control (LAC) along the disputed border with China, a new report from Sputnik News revealed. According to reports, India’s Ministry of Transport has begun a project to develop a highway-turned runway into an airstrip for emergency landings. The airstrip is reportedly being constructed on the Srinagar-Banihal highway in the Bijbehara area of southern Kashmir. This move by India comes at the same time that their armed forces and those of the People’s Liberation Army of China have amassed troops near the… Read on ->

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Tags: China, India


Syrian warplanes launch first strikes over jihadist mountain bastion

Published 2020-06-03 13:12:41 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) launched their first airstrikes in weeks over the northeastern countryside of the Latakia Governorate last night. According to reports, the Syrian Air Force launched strikes on the jihadist positions in the key mountaintop town of Kabani, which is controlled by the foreign militants of the Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP) and elements of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS). The Syrian Air Force reportedly launched three strikes over the jihadist positions, while the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) fired several artillery shells and missiles towards these militants in the Latakia countryside. This latest… Read on ->

Tags: Latakia, Syria


US slams China over military confrontation with India along disputed border

Published 2020-06-03 12:56:26 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:45 P.M.) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and a top congressional leader criticized China for what they described as its bullying behavior towards India during a military confrontation on a disputed border between the two countries. Pompeo, in remarks to a research institution called the American Project Policy Institute, and published by the State Department, said that moving Chinese forces to the Line of Actual Control (LAC) was similar to its strict behavior in relation to the emerging coronavirus, the South China Sea and Hong Kong. He continued, “These are the types of measures taken by… Read on ->

Tags: China, India, US


Turkey reveals map showing ‘new fields’ in disputed eastern Mediterranean

Published 2020-06-03 12:21:36 by News Desk in Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:10 P.M.) – On Tuesday, the Turkish Foreign Ministry published a map showing its “new fields” in the eastern Mediterranean, which Ankara has submitted to the United Nations to obtain a license to explore for energy. The official in charge of bilateral political relations affairs, the Director General of the Turkish Maritime and Air Border, Cagatay Erciyes, posted a Tweet with a with a map showing the new exploration fields. Erciyes said that Turkey had informed the United Nations of the new demarcation of the country’s maritime borders, adding that the Turkish Petroleum Company “TPAO” had requested a… Read on ->

Tags: Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, Libya, Turkey


Video: Israel unveils advanced ballistic missile

Published 2020-06-03 11:06:35 by News Desk in Middleeast

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 A.M.) – Israel announced on Tuesday, the success of a test launch of a ballistic missile in the Mediterranean Sea, produced. “The successful test today included the launch of two long-range missiles to a planned sea-level collision point at a distance of 90 km and 400 km,” the Israeli army spokesman told Sputnik Arabic. “During the experiment, the advanced capabilities of the weapons system were tested in the short and long term,” he added. Commenting on this test, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, “In parallel with our war on the coronavirus, we continue to maintain Israel’s security,… Read on ->

Tags: Israel


Turkish-backed forces launch major offensive to capture Tripoli Airport

Published 2020-06-03 10:46:44 by News Desk in North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 P.M.) – The spokesman for the Turkish-backed Government of National Accord (GNA), Colonel Mohamed Qanunu, announced the start of the battle to “liberate the airport” in Tripoli. Qanunu said in an urgent statement that the instructions were issued to the Al-Wefaq government forces “to move forward and hunt down the remnants of the Haftar terrorist militia fleeing the Tripoli airport.” The military spokesman for Al-Wefaq announced that his forces “succeeded two days ago in tightening the cordon around Tripoli Airport in preparation for its liberation and the extension of state control over it.” Qanunu further stated that… Read on ->

Tags: Libya, Tripoli


Syrian Army, US forces involved in standoff in northeast Syria: video

Published 2020-06-03 10:32:11 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:20 A.M.) – In a video clip circulating on social media and YouTube, U.S. military personnel can be seen within a few meters of the Syrian Arab Army’s 154th Special Forces Regiment, as the latter refuses to remove their roadblocks in order to let the American troops to pass. According to reports, the incident took place at the village of Al-Dardara, which reportedly lasted for several minutes on Tuesday, as Syrian soldiers were filmed insulting the U.S. forces and demanding they turn around. The Syrian soldier can be heard saying, “Listen, stupid, look at me, you will not… Read on ->

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Tags: Hasakah, Syria, US


Turkish-backed forces claim nearly 50 Libyan Army soldiers killed

Published 2020-06-03 10:06:03 by News Desk in North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 A.M.) – The forces of the Turkish-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) announced on Tuesday evening, that 48 corpses from the Libyan National Army (LNA)have been found after the recent battles south of Tripoli. “The heavy artillery of the 307th Artillery Battalion succeeded in destroying and annihilating a mortar company of the Haftar terrorist militia in the Triangle of Qiu in the axis of Wadi Al-Ayn,” the spokesperson for the GNA forces, Mohammad Qanunu, said last night. “Our heroic forces counted 48 bodies of terrorist elements that the fleeing remnants left behind before they escaped from the… Read on ->

Tags: GNA, Libya, LNA, Tripoli


British warplane intercepts Russian aircraft in ‘successful’ operation

Published 2020-06-03 09:52:50 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:40 A.M.) – The British Royal Air Force announced that its fighters intercepted a Russian “IL-20” reconnaissance plane over the Baltic Sea. A British Air Force statement said that its Typhoon fighters took off from an air base in Lithuania, where they were stationed as part of a NATO mission, to intercept the Russian plane over the Baltic Sea. British forces announced the “success” of the operation, while there was no official comment from the Russian side. The Russian Ministry of Defense had previously stated that all overflights of Russian aircraft are carried out in full accordance with… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, UK


Turkey arrests 118 military personnel over ‘terrorist’ ties

Published 2020-06-03 08:13:19 by News Desk in Turkey, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:45 A.M.) – Istanbul’s prosecutor’s office said on Tuesday that Turkey has issued arrest warrants for 118 people, most of whom are military and security forces, suspected of links to the “Fethullah Gülen” organization. The Prosecutor’s Office said it had issued arrest warrants for 42 army and gendarmerie personnel as a result of statements by previously held persons and analysis of paid phone calls. Among them were 24 active duty officers. The office said that it demanded the arrest of 76 members of the army, gendarmerie, and civilians in another separate operation, after determining that they used paid… Read on ->

Tags: Gulen, Turkey


US military deploys 1,600 soldiers to Washington DC, troops on high alert

Published 2020-06-03 07:40:39 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:30 A.M.) – The U.S. Department of Defense transferred about 1,600 military forces to the Washington D.C. area due to the ongoing protests that are sweeping the country. Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman said in a statement that the forces were “on high alert” but were “not involved in the defense support of civilian authority operations”. This development comes despite the statements of U.S. President Donald Trump, who considered that his country’s capital was the safest place in the world last night in a new tribute to him for the measures he took to end the protests. “Last night,… Read on ->

Tags: US, Washington


Israel showcases advanced ballistic missile capable of hitting most sites in the Middle East

Published 2020-06-03 07:24:28 by News Desk in Middleeast

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 A.M.) – Israel announced on Tuesday evening that it conducted a successful test of the new ballistic missile ‘Laura’. Israel’s Channel 12 news reported that the Israeli air industries successfully conducted a double-operational firefighting experiment in the land and sea weapons system. They confirmed on its website that the ballistic missile launch test succeeded in hitting the target 400 miles away, with great accuracy. For his part, Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli Prime Minister, commented on the successful missile test, saying: “In parallel with our war on the coronavirus, we continue to maintain Israel’s security – in defense… Read on ->

Tags: Israel


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