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Huge fire breaks out at Iranian prison: video

Published 2020-06-06 22:53:11 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:40 P.M.) – A huge fire broke out on Saturday evening in an area adjacent to the Evin Prison in the Iranian capital, Tehran. A video clip circulating showed that the fire came over large areas of the prison, as firefighters arrive on the scene to put out the blaze. No information has been released about casualties or what caused the massive fire. https://youtu.be/mHr3cEdo4bo Since the Iranian revolution in 1979, the prison has been called “Evin University” due to the large number of intellectuals imprisoned in it.

Tags: Iran


US to purchase 8 of Trump’s ‘super-duper’ missiles

Published 2020-06-06 22:37:28 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 P.M.) – The Pentagon plans to purchase at least eight prototypes of the AGM-183A ballistic missile (ARRW) from Lockheed Martin to launch tests, which will begin in 2021. According to the publication, The Drive, four missiles will participate in the tests, and the rest will be backed up. ARRW means “promising high-speed air launch weapon” and is a planned warhead carrier missile. After separating from the plane, the missile sends the warhead to a predetermined height and reaches the required speed, after which it separates and slides on a straight track at speeds greater than seven Mach…. Read on ->

Tags: US


Turkish-backed forces reach city-center of Sirte after fierce battle: video

Published 2020-06-06 22:11:33 by News Desk in North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 P.M.) – The Turkish-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) forces, headed by Fayez al-Sarraj, announced on Saturday that its forces advanced from three axes to the city center of Sirte. The GNA said that they advanced in the Jarif, Saheli and seven hubs to the center of Sirte, indicating the retreat and withdrawal of the Libyan National Army (LNA). The GNA, backed by Turkey, announced that they had tightened control over the town of Washaka and continued to advance east towards the city of Sirte to extract it from the grip of the LNA. “Our heroic forces… Read on ->

Tags: Libya, Sirte


Libyan Army launches major counter-offensive against Turkish-backed forces

Published 2020-06-06 20:38:31 by News Desk in North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:10 P.M.) – The spokesperson for the Commander-in-Chief of the Libyan National Army, Major General Ahmed Al-Mismari, announced that the Libyan National Army (LNA) units launched a counter-attack against the the Turkish-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) forces in the Al-Hishah area, east of the city of Misrata. Al-Mismari said in a press statement that “our armed forces launched a counter-attack in the Al-Hishah area, east of Misrata, after a series of airstrikes on hostile positions by our warriors,” stressing that “our fighters are still providing heavy air cover and fiery support for the ground forces until this… Read on ->

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Tags: Libya, Misrata


Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to run for Iranian presidency: media

Published 2020-06-06 20:09:30 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:40 P.M.) – The semi-official Iranian news agency, “Young Journalists Club”, reported this evening that the former Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, intends to run in the next presidential elections for 2021. The Iranian news agency quoted a member of the Public Relations Committee of the Republic party in Iran , Esfandiar Abdullahi, as saying that one of the conditions that will contribute to Ahmadinejad entering the upcoming election battle is that he was assured of accepting his candidacy papers by the authorities, as it is one of the most important conditions of his presence in the elections. The… Read on ->

Tags: Ahmadinejad, Iran


New Russian T-14 ‘Armata’ tank ready for export after Syria battle test

Published 2020-06-06 15:26:48 by News Desk in Syria, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:20 P.M.) – The new generation T-14 “Armata” tank is ready to be exported to intentional buyers, RT reported, citing well-informed sources. Specialists will decide which structural elements can be sent abroad, and what will be installed only on the tank version of the Russian army, they continued. Another agency source said that the tank had obtained a passport for export. There is no official confirmation on this information from the Russian Ministry of Defense. Earlier, the head of the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov had announced the preparation of Armata for sale abroad. Several… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Syria


Turkish-backed forces begin battle for Sirte, launch ‘Operation Path of Victory’

Published 2020-06-06 13:48:09 by News Desk in North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:30 P.M.) – The spokesperson for the Turkish-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) forces, Colonel Mohammad Qanunu, announced on Saturday that their air force had begun to attack the port-city of Sirte, thus initiating the second battle for this area in northern Libya. According to the Qanunu, the GNA’s air force targeted armored vehicles belonging to the Libyan National Army (LNA) in and around Sirte. A spokesman for the so-called Sirte Operations Room – Al-Jafra Abdul Hadi Dara also announced the launch of Operation “Path of Victory” to control the areas of Al-Washaka, Buwairat, Al-Hassoun, Jarif, Abu Hadi,… Read on ->

Tags: Libya, Sirte


Watch: Syrian military Mi-25 attack chopper in action over airbase

Published 2020-06-06 13:40:36 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:30 P.M.) – A video of a Syrian military Mi-25 helicopter maneuvering over an unmentioned airbase was recently shared on social media. In the video, the 11-ton plane flew over the airport while ascending several meters high as it moved towards an unknown location. https://twitter.com/serious_war_eng/status/1268874696071827456?s=20 The video shows a very low flying – combat training technique practiced by pilots in many countries. The flight at a very low altitude allows the target to be reached without the plane noticing the enemy radars.

Tags: Syria


Turkish drone destroys Russian-made air defense system in Libya: video

Published 2020-06-06 12:58:39 by News Desk in North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:45 P.M.) – A new video was shared on social media Friday showing the aftermath of a Turkish drone attack on a Russian-made air defense system in the Libyan city of Tarhouna. The Turkish drone reportedly bombed the Russian-made Pantsir-S1E system during the Government of National Accord’s (GNA) attempt to capture the city of Tarhouna, which is located southeast of Tripoli. The GNA’s attack would prove successful on Friday, as they were able to seize Tarhouna from the Libyan National Army (LNA). Once the city was captured, the Government of National Accord forces began to film from Tarhouna,… Read on ->

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Tags: Libya, Russia, Turkey


US military releases video of Russian MiG-29 jet heading to Libya

Published 2020-06-06 12:41:37 by News Desk in North-Africa, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:20 P.M.) – The U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) released a new video this week that shows an alleged Russian MiG-29 jet on its way to Libya. According to AFRICOM, they obtained video footage of a Russian aircraft moving towards Libya in May, but they did not specify where it came from. “It is important to expose activity that is preventing Africans from achieving a stable and more secure future,” said Colonel Christopher Karns. “Adding Russian fighter aircraft into a very complex and challenging situation in Libya, adds chaos, heightens tension, and deserves spotlighted attention. Russian officials continue to… Read on ->

Tags: Libya, Russia, US


Turkey is preparing to square off against Syrian, Russian forces in Idlib: media

Published 2020-06-06 12:02:41 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:45 A.M.) – In an article posted in the Russian publication, “Nizavisimaya Gazeta”, journalist Vladimir Mukhin discussed Turkey’s recent air defense missile deployment to the Idlib Governorate in Syra. Mukhin argues that this move by Ankara is meant to impose a no-fly-zone over the areas under militant control in northwestern Syria. In particular, Mukhin discusses how the Russian Air Force has recently resumed their strikes over some areas in Idlib, which is sign of Moscow’s discontent with the Russian-Turkish agreement of March 5th. “The situation in the Idlib area has worsened and led to escalation again. Despite Russian-Turkish… Read on ->

Tags: Syria, Turkey


North Korean leader’s sister threatens South with action

Published 2020-06-06 11:32:39 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:20 A.M.) – North Korea has expressed its intention to cut ties with South Korea after discovering anti-government pamphlets being distributed to people along the border. “The first relevant step is to close and remove the inter-Korean liaison office, which is located in the Gaeseong Joint Industrial Complex,” a spokesman for the Unity Front of the ruling Labor Party in North Korea said, as quoted by Yonhap News Agency. “The first vice-chairman of the ruling Workers’ Party Central Committee, Kim Yoo-jung, the younger sister of the North Korean leader, has ordered countermeasures against the distribution of anti-North Korean… Read on ->

Tags: Korea


Turkish forces bombed Libyan Army as they were retreating: LNA

Published 2020-06-06 11:17:34 by News Desk in North-Africa, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 A.M.) – Major General Ahmed al-Mismari, the spokesman for the General Command of the Libyan National Army (LNA), accused Turkey on Friday of bombing their forces as they were peacefully withdrawing from the city of Tarhouna. “We received international demands to retreat 60 km from the Tripoli border, and we withdrew from the Tarhouna area to safe areas,” Al-Mismari said at a press conference. “Tarhouna witnessed security chaos, and the international community must shoulder its full responsibilities,” he continued. “The Turkish invaders did not abide by any commitment during our withdrawal … and the Turkish drones continued… Read on ->

Tags: Libya, Turkey


India and China avoid potential war, agree to resolve border issue

Published 2020-06-06 10:55:07 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:45 A.M.) – India and China agreed on Friday to settle their border dispute in the Ladakh region through diplomatic channels, according to a statement issued by the Indian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Indian External Statement was issued a day before an upcoming meeting between military leaders from both countries near the conflict zone, to discuss ways to stop the tension. Indian officials said the two sides would focus on withdrawing security reinforcements for the Indian and Chinese armies from Ladakh. In Beijing, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman told reporters that the situation in the border area… Read on ->

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Tags: China, India


Turkish soldier killed by unknown group in Syria’s Idlib

Published 2020-06-06 10:29:42 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:10 A.M.) – The Turkish Ministry of Defense announced that a Turkish soldier was killed and two others wounded in an attack on an armored armored ambulance in the Idlib Governorate. A statement from the ministry revealed that the Turkish forces immediately set their targets and responded by firing at the source of the attack, without mentioning who carried out it or the place where it occurred. No further details were released regarding the attack. This is the second attack on the Turkish military in the last ten days, with the previous bombing blamed on the foreigner-led Turkestan… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria, Turkey


British warplanes intercept Russian military aircraft for 2nd time in 72 hours

Published 2020-06-06 10:09:52 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 A.M.) – The British Air Force announced on Friday that it had carried out two interceptions of Russian military aircraft over the Baltic Sea. “The Typhoon fighters, deployed in Lithuania as part of a NATO mission to patrol the airspace of the Baltic countries, intercepted a Russian aircraft over the Baltic coast for the second time in a week,” the statement began. “The fighters took off on the evening of June 4,” the British Air Force press office statement said, as they pointed out that they intercepted an IL-20 and two Sukhoi 27 aircraft. The British military… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, UK


Turkish-backed forces look to capture important port city from Libyan Army

Published 2020-06-06 09:41:42 by News Desk in North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:20 A.M.) – Colonel Mohamed Qanunu, a spokesman for the Turkish-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) forces, announced on Saturday, the targeting of locations and armed mechanisms of the Libyan National Army (LNA) around the strategic port-city of Sirt. Qanunu said in a press statement this morning confirmed that the “the air force (GNA) carried out five combat strikes south of Sirte targeting armed vehicles, including Emirati armored vehicles of the Haftar terrorist and mercenaries.” The spokesperson for the Commander-in-Chief of the Libyan National Army, Major General Ahmed Al-Mismari, said at a press conference yesterday that great international… Read on ->

Tags: Libya, Sirte, Turkey


Iran reveals reason for ship’s sinking in Iraqi territorial waters

Published 2020-06-06 09:14:22 by News Desk in Iran, Iraq

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 A.M.) – The assistant to the Iranian ambassador to Iraq, Mousa Ali Zadeh Tabatabaei, revealed this on Friday the true reason behind the sinking of the Behbehan ship in Iraqi waters on Thursday evening. According to the official Islamic Republic News agency (IRNA), Tabatabaei said that the reason for the sinking of the Iranian ship is due to the storms and unfavorable weather conditions in the waters of Khor Abdullah in the Basra Governorate, southern Iraq. Tabatabai said: “Seven of the crew (six Iranians and one Indian) were on board the ship, one of whom died, one… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Iraq


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