This is a summary of 16 AMN articles on the following subjects: Egypt, Russia, Assad, Damascus, Putin, Syria, Israel, Lebanon, Olmert, Italy, Iraq, US, Iran, Mosul, Saudi, Yemen, Libya, Hasakah, Turkey, GNA, LNA, Tripoli.

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Egyptian Army possesses most powerful Russian defense missiles: photos

Published 2020-06-12 23:43:29 by News Desk in North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:30 P.M.) – The Egyptian Army possesses some of the most powerful Russian air defense systems, which are a major challenge to any potential air threats to Egypt. Among the most prominent systems that have been talked about but not yet appearing are the long-range S-300VM (Antey-2500) system, which has the superior ability to hit short and medium-range ballistic missiles (launched from a range of up to 2500 km), and mobile missiles and high-maneuverable aircraft from 250 to 350 km, and the maximum height is up to 30 km with massive immunity against various heavy electronic jamming systems…. Read on ->

Tags: Egypt, Russia


Putin’s visit to Syria in January was ‘message to enemies’: envoy

Published 2020-06-12 21:23:46 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:10 P.m.) – the Special Representative of the Russian President to develop relations with Syria, Russian Ambassador in Damascus, Alexander Yevimov, said that the historic visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to Damascus last January, “sent a clear message to all enemies that Moscow intends not to abandon its principled approach  to support the Syrian people “. “Our bilateral relations are developing dynamically, and they received additional momentum during the historic visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to Damascus on January 7, where we affirmed the keenness of our two countries to continue close cooperation in all fields,… Read on ->

Tags: Assad, Damascus, Putin, Syria


Israel attempted to assassinated Hassan Nasrallah in 2006: ex-PM

Published 2020-06-12 21:11:37 by News Desk in Lebanon, Middleeast

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 P.M.) – The former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert told the Elaph News Agency that during the 2006 War in Lebanon, Israel tried to assassinate Hezbollah’s Secretary-General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, but he survived. Olmert noted that Nasrallah was targeted in the July 2006 war, but he managed to evade and said: “We have completely destroyed the southern suburbs of Beirut and it was a clear message to Hezbollah.” Olmert revealed that the commander of the Quds Force, who was assassinated by the United States in Baghdad, Qassem Soleimani, “was not on the list of targets in the… Read on ->

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Tags: Israel, Lebanon, Olmert


Egypt and Italy to reach largest military deal amid sale of new warships

Published 2020-06-12 20:56:48 by News Desk in North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:40 P.M.) – The Italian government agreed on Thursday evening to sell two “Bergamini” type destroyers to Egypt, where the sale has become before the Italian administration in charge of arms exports. The value of the frigates is 1.2 billion euros, and they are designed by the Italian “Vincantiere” group, and they were prepared for the Italian navy, as Egypt will be able to order four additional frigates, as well as about 20 smaller marine units and aircraft in deals that may total about 10 billion euros. . The Italian newspaper “La Republica” announced that the government in… Read on ->

Tags: Egypt, Italy


Mass grave of US-made tanks uncovered in Iraq: photo

Published 2020-06-12 20:44:28 by News Desk in Iraq

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:30 P.M.) – An mage spread on social media showed a mass grave of the U.S.-made Abrams tank in Iraq, the Russian publication Avia.Pro reported. The spread image shows about 10 U.S.-made Abrams tanks, some of tanks in the photo were damaged, revealing they had been used in combat. https://twitter.com/supportfreeya/status/1271403525755600897?s=20 The Abrams-modeled tanks have been praised for years, especially in battle, as they boast incredible defenses, which is why it is rare to see them damaged or destroyed. However, this image that has spread on social media seems to refute this myth and leaves several questions to be… Read on ->

Tags: Iraq, US


If Assad made peace with Israel in 2008, there would be no Syrian war ex-PM

Published 2020-06-12 20:24:49 by News Desk in Middleeast, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:10 P.M.) – Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert revealed the “mistake of Omar” that he claims Syrian President Bashar al-Assad committed n 2008. Olmert said in an interview with the “Elaph” website on Thursday evening, that Bashar Al-Assad committed “the mistake of his life,” claiming that he had not reached an agreement between the two parties in December 2008, and that Assad refused at the last minute. “The Turks then, in the year 2008, did fair mediation and excellent work in these indirect negotiations,” Olmert explained, noting that he had met with the Prime Minister, then, the… Read on ->

Tags: Assad, Israel, Olmert, Syria


US withdrew half of its forces from Iraq

Published 2020-06-12 12:06:23 by News Desk in Iraq

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – The United States confirmed on Friday that it will discuss with the Iraqi government the status of its remaining military forces, stressing that it does not seek military bases or a permanent military presence in Iraq. According to a joint statement of the first session of the strategic dialogue, Washington and Baghdad announced the continuation of the talks on the status of the remaining American forces in Iraq, where the two countries’ focus is towards developing a normal security relationship based on common interests. The governments of the two countries said in the statement that… Read on ->

Tags: Iraq, US


US ‘will soon bow before the Iranian people’: FM spox.

Published 2020-06-12 11:54:02 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:30 A.M.) – The Iranian Foreign Ministry’s spokesman Abbas Mousavi said that the United States will soon bow to the will of the Iranian people. Mousavi posted a new tweet to him on his official Twitter account on Friday morning, stating that Washington is pleased by economic terrorism because its policies are based on choking the people. Abbas Mousavi continued: “You did not succeed in breaking the necks of the Iranian people, but we broke your knee … You will soon bow before the Iranian people.” Mousavi tweeted in response to what U.S. envoy to Iran, Brian Hook,… Read on ->

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Tags: Iran, US


There was an attempt to assassinate new Iraqi PM in Mosul

Published 2020-06-12 11:38:53 by News Desk in Iraq

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:30 A.M.) – On Friday, the Iraqi Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, discussed an attempt to assassinate him during his visit to Mosul. Al-Kazemi’s comments came at a press conference, which was detailed by the Iraqi news site, Baghdad Today. Al-Kazimi said at the press conference: “I received information from security officials about an attempt to assassinate me two days ago during my visit to Mosul.” The Iraqi Prime Minister continued, “The security services have received reports of a death threat.” “I am honored by the threat, and I say to the political parties, I am not afraid,” he… Read on ->

Tags: Iraq, Mosul


Cruise missiles that struck Saudi Aramco last year were of Iranian origin: UN

Published 2020-06-12 11:12:04 by News Desk in Gulf, Iran, Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 A.M.) – The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, told the Security Council in a report on Thursday that the cruise missiles that struck two oil facilities and an international airport in Saudi Arabia last year were of Iranian origin. Guterres said in the report that several of the weapons and related materials that the United States seized in November 2019 and February 2020 were “of Iranian origin” as well, according to Reuters. Guterres continued that the design features of some of them were similar to those produced by a commercial entity in Iran, or bearing… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Saudi, Yemen


Syrian jihadist commander killed by Libyan Army near Sirte

Published 2020-06-12 10:52:45 by News Desk in North-Africa, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON  (10:40 A.M.) – The Syrian jihadist, Samer Al-Atrash, who was known as Abu Yaroub Al-Athari, was killed by an airstrike west of the Libyan city of Sirte. According to reports, Al-Atrash was killed alongside several of his comrades while sthey were attempting to advance east towards the port-city of Sirte. A report published by the “Africa Gate” said that accounts close to Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (formerly Jabhat Al-Nusra) mentioned al-Atrash, while some of his comrades published pictures showing him participating in battles south of the Libyan capital Tripoli during the past months. A photo was published of Al-Atrash… Read on ->

Tags: Libya, Syria


Lebanon witnesses wide-spread protests as economic crisis worsens

Published 2020-06-12 10:21:59 by News Desk in Lebanon

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 A.M.) – The Lebanese capital, Beirut, witnessed, yesterday, huge demonstrations and protests after the spread of news about the Lebanese pound trading for 7000 per dollar, which led citizens to go out and condemn the policies of the government and the Central Bank of Lebanon. According to the Lebanese National News Agency (NNA), the center of Beirut witnessed violent confrontations between the Lebanese Army and the demonstrators, who in turn tried to remove iron barriers from the roads leading to the government house. This prompted the security forces to use force to remove the demonstrators from the… Read on ->

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Tags: Lebanon


US and Russian forces engage in road war in northeastern Syria: video

Published 2020-06-12 09:38:21 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:20 A.M.) – The U.S. and Russian forces continued their road war in northeastern Syria this week, as a new video showed the two armies attempting to cutoff one another in the Al-Hasakah Governorate. The video, which was partially released on Thursday afternoon, showed the Russian and U.S. forces involved in a road war along a highway. The Russian soldier filming the video shows both the U.S. and Russian vehicles going off road and others attempting to block the other force. https://twitter.com/aldin_ww/status/1271163948050657281?s=20 As shown towards the end, a U.S. vehicle breaks down during the standoff with the Russian… Read on ->

Tags: Hasakah, Syria


Turkey builds air bridge to Libya to help GNA offensive

Published 2020-06-12 09:01:02 by News Desk in North-Africa, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:45 A.M.) – On Thursday, the Turkish Air Force conducted exercises over the Mediterranean Sea in which the E-7T airborne early warning and control aircraft participated. In addition participating in the exercises, two aircraft refueling the Boeing KC-135R and a squadron of F-16 fighters also carried out flights. On Thursday, an air bridge consisting of 4 Turkish C-130 cargo planes was implemented between Turkey and Misrata Airport, which carries logistical support. The Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) forces’ “Volcano Anger” Operations Room said in a statement on Facebook that the total number of aircraft that entered Libyan… Read on ->

Tags: Libya, Turkey


Egypt is building new military base near Libyan border: report

Published 2020-06-12 08:35:24 by News Desk in North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:10 A.M.) – A group of photos revealed Egypt’s readiness to open a new military base called the “Jerjoub” naval base near the Libyan border. The Egyptian military expert, Mohamed Al-Kinani, told RT Arabic that this base will be a focal point for logistical support to the Egyptian forces in the Red and Mediterranean seas so that they can confront the challenges and threats currently present in the region, including protecting Egyptian economic interests, protecting and securing global shipping lines, and the role of Egypt in protecting the security of navigation in the eastern and southeastern Mediterranean. The… Read on ->

Tags: Egypt, Libya


Turkish-backed forces cutoff strategic Libyan Army supply line

Published 2020-06-12 08:03:07 by News Desk in North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:40 A.M.) – The Turkish-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) forces announced on Thursday that they had tightened control over a major supply line for the Libyan National Army (LNA). According to the GNA’s official Facebook page, “Operation Volcano Anger”, their forces on Wednesday evening extended control over a major supply line that stretches to the outskirts of the Libyan capital. The Government of National Accord forces published a map that shows that this road leads from the city of Al-Shweref, north of the city of Sebha to the north, where it branches in three directions towards the… Read on ->

Tags: GNA, Libya, LNA, Tripoli


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