This is a summary of 14 AMN articles on the following subjects: Iraq, Qamishli, Syria, Iran, IRGC, US, Venezuela, Ansarallah, Yemen, Tehran, Egypt, Greece, Turkey, Libya, UAE, Hatay, Soleimani, Saudi, Idlib.

Categories covered in this brief: Syria, Iran, Yemen, World-News, North-Africa, Turkey, Gulf

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US military sends large convoy to northeast Syria amid continued buildup

Published 2020-06-13 22:29:22 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:10 P.M.) – The U.S. military sent a large convoy to northeastern Syria on Saturday amid reports of their increased buildup in the Al-Hasakah Governorate. According to a field report on Saturday, the U.S. Coalition forces entered northeastern Syria from the illegal Al-Waleed Crossing that links neighboring Iraq to the Al-Hasakah Governorate. The U.S. convoy reportedly consisted of tens of vehicles that carried both logistical and military equipment. This military convoy eventually made its way to the Al-Qamishli countryside, where the U.S. forces have been strengthening their presence to challenge the Russian Armed Forces’ influence. Over the last… Read on ->

Tags: Iraq, Qamishli, Syria

Iran was prepared to attack US ships if oil tankers were intercepted en route to Venezuela: report

Published 2020-06-13 22:04:22 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:40 P.M.) – On Saturday, a news agency close to the Iranian Revolutionary Guards said that Iran had prepared to target American merchant ships in the Gulf in the event that the U.S. Navy intercepted Iranian tankers that were en route to Venezuela. On its website, the Noor News reported that Iran sent a fleet of five fuel tankers to its ally Venezuela, which desperately needed gasoline in May, and Tehran said it would continue these shipments if Caracas requested more, despite Washington’s criticism of trade between the two countries. Both of these nations are currently under strict… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, IRGC, US, Venezuela

High-ranking Ansarallah commander killed in western Yemen

Published 2020-06-13 21:48:27 by News Desk in Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:30 P.M.) – The government-affiliated Yemeni Army announced on Friday, the killing of a field commander from the Ansarallah (Houthis) forces in clashes in the Taiz Governorate, southwest of Yemen. The Yemeni Ministry of Defense stated that “clashes erupted between the army and the Houthis this morning atthe Al-Arish Front, east of the Sabr District, east of Taiz.” They stressed that “the confrontations resulted in the killing of the field commander of the Houthi group, Muhammad Mansour Farea, and the wounding of others.” They pointed out that “Farea is considered one of the important leaders among the Houthis… Read on ->

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Tags: Ansarallah, Yemen

US developing powerful drone to combat fighter jets

Published 2020-06-13 21:37:01 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:20 P.M.) – The U.S. Air Force is developing a drone to fight against combat warplanes  and senior officials say this is just one example of how to change the character of war. Gen. Jack Shanahan, head of the Pentagon’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center, revealed last week that the Air Force Research Laboratory was working on an “autonomous air system to counter a manned human system” in July 2021. According to the website, Military News, Dr. Will Roper, Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Air Force, said: “The drones we are exploring fit the broader concept, it’s time… Read on ->

Tags: US

Massive fire breaks out at market near Iranian capital: video

Published 2020-06-13 21:23:12 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:10 P.M.) – A massive fire broke out in the rose market east of the Iranian capital, Tehran, today, Saturday, causing great material damage. A spokesman from the Iranian fire department said that the fire in the Al-Worood market east of the capital, Tehran, destroyed 32 rooms in the market. The cause of the fire is still being determined. No casualties have been reported.

Tags: Iran, Tehran

Ready for war: Turkey sends powerful message to Egypt, Greece in massive military exercise

Published 2020-06-13 21:10:18 by News Desk in North-Africa, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 P.M.) – The Turkish Air Force and Navy conducted maneuvers in the Mediterranean Sea this week, as they began their drills called “The Open Sea”. The Turkish Ministry of Defense announced in a statement issued on Friday that the maneuvers were held in international waters in the Mediterranean, with the participation of units of the leaders of the Air Force and the Navy, and were run from operations centers in Turkey. According to reports, 17 aircraft, eight frigates, and corvettes participated in the exercises, which lasted about eight hours and included a path of 2,000 kilometres.… Read on ->

Tags: Egypt, Greece, Turkey

Turkey-based Libyan Grand Mufti issues fatwa banning purchase of goods from Egypt, UAE

Published 2020-06-13 20:18:09 by News Desk in North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 P.M.) – The Turkey-based Grand Mufti of Libya, Al-Sadiq Al-Gharyani, stated that it is not permissible to buy goods from the UAE, Jordan and Egypt, considering that every dollar paid to these countries is a “bullet in the chest of our children.” Al-Gharyani said in a fatwa published by the Libyan Dar Al-Iftaa Facebook page on Friday, that it is not permissible to buy goods from the UAE, Jordan, Egypt or other countries that are hostile to the Turkish-backed Government of National Accord (GNA). He attributed this to the fact that “trading with them is strengthening for… Read on ->

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Tags: Egypt, Libya, UAE

Hatay governor reveals 140 Turkish soldiers infected with coronavirus in Syria

Published 2020-06-13 20:02:34 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:45 P.M.) The Turkish Governor of the Hatay Province revealed on Saturday that 140 Turkish soldiers and police officers working in the Syrian cities of Afrin and Idlib in were infected with the coronavirus. The Turkish newspaper “Hurriyet” quoted Rahmi Dogan, the governor of Hatay, near the Turkish border with Syria, as speaking about the reality of the virus in the state on Friday, saying: “There are 320 cases of coronavirus in the state, and 140 of them are soldiers and police officers. They work in the cities of Afrin and Idlib.” Dogan pointed out that the number… Read on ->

Tags: Hatay, Syria, Turkey

Iran reveals new information Quds Force member accused of spying on Qassem Soleimani

Published 2020-06-13 19:37:51 by News Desk in Iran, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:20 P.M.) – Tehran announced on Saturday that the man who was recently sentenced to death for spying on the late Quds Force commander, Major General Qassem Soleimani, has nothing to do with the assassination of the Iranian military leader, revealing that he was providing information to the Mossad and the American intelligence about the Iranian forces in Syria. “The spy Mahmoud Mousavi Majd, who was sentenced to death, was residing in Syria with his family, and he provided information about Iranian advisors, the work of the Ministry of Defense and the Qods Force and the movements of… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Soleimani, Syria

Egypt calls for firm stance against countries transferring militants from Syria to Libya

Published 2020-06-13 19:26:10 by News Desk in North-Africa, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:10 P.M.) – On Friday, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry called for a firm stance against the countries that finance, train, and transfer terrorists from Syria to Libya. The Foreign Ministry said that their request to take a firm stance in light of the threat and danger this poses to neighboring countries, especially the five Sahel states. The Egyptian Ministry stated that the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for African Affairs, Hamdi Sanad Loza, participated in the first ministerial meeting called by France for the “Coalition for the Coast” initiative through “video conference.” The initiative aims to combat terrorism… Read on ->

Tags: Egypt, Libya, Syria, Turkey

Syria overcomes US blockade to complete massive oil delivery to Qamishli: video

Published 2020-06-13 19:04:38 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:45 P.M.) – On Saturday, more than two thousand oil tanks coming from the Syrian coast, arrived in Al-Qamishli to help the citizens in northeastern Syria. According to reports, the oil tankers left the Baniyas Refinery in the Tartous Governorate and made their way to the city of Al-Qamishli in the northern part of the Al-Hasakah Governorate. RT Arabic captured footage of the massive convoy as it traveled along the M-4 Highway towards Al-Qamishli: The RT reporter quoted eyewitnesses from the truck drivers as saying that “the U.S. Caesar sanctions have not been imposed on the oil… Read on ->

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Tags: Qamishli, Syria

Ballistic missile targets southern city in Saudi Arabia

Published 2020-06-13 18:38:08 by News Desk in Gulf, Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:30 P.M.) – The spokesman for the Arab Coalition forces, Colonel Turki al-Maliki, announced the interception and destruction of a ballistic missile launched by the Ansarallah (Houthi) forces towards the Najran Province of Saudi Arabia. “The joint forces this morning managed to intercept and destroy a ballistic missile launched by the Iranian-backed terrorist Houthi militia from the Yemeni province of Saada towards the city of Najran in a deliberate attempt to target civilian objects and innocent civilians in the city,” Maliki said . “As a result, some civilians were lightly wounded, as a result of shrapnel from the… Read on ->

Tags: Saudi, Yemen

Syrian Army strikes jihadist gathering in southern idlib

Published 2020-06-13 16:43:09 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:30 P.M.) – A Syrian Arab Army (SAA) scout unit monitored the movements of a group of jihadists moving towards the front-lines in southern Idlib last night, resulting in a powerful attack by the military. According to a field report from Idlib, the Syrian Arab Army witnessed around midnight, a number of jihadists from the Hurras Al-Deen group gathering along the front-lines in Al-Bara, as they prepared to launch a new attack on the military’s positions in the Jabal Al-Zawiya region. However, before they could launch this attack, the Syrian Arab Army unleashed a heavy attack on the… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria

Turkey plans to establish 2 permanent military bases in Libya

Published 2020-06-13 00:24:39 by News Desk in North-Africa, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 A.M.) – The Yeni Safak newspaper, which is close to the Turkish government, revealed that Turkey intends to establish two permanent military bases in Libya. On Friday, the newspaper quoted “regional sources” as saying that “military cooperation between Libya and Turkey will rise to higher levels,” following the visit of the leader of the Presidential Council of the Libyan Government of National Accord, Fayez al-Sarraj, to Ankara on June 4th. They explained that “consideration is being given to rebuilding the Al-Watiyah Airbase, in which the infrastructure is being repaired, as well as efforts to clear mines.” Yeni… Read on ->

Tags: Libya, Turkey

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