This is a summary of 15 AMN articles on the following subjects: Russia, Syria, Libya, Turkey, NATO, US, Iran, IRGC, Iraq, Africa, Egypt, Ethiopia, Sweida, Baghdad, Soleimani, Idlib, PKK.

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

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Russian ship carrying heavy military cargo heads to Syria: photos

Published 2020-06-15 22:58:51 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:45 P.M.) – A Russian cargo ship was photographed transiting the Bosphorus Strait towards the Mediterranean waters this week, as they continue to send military equipment to the government forces in Syria. According to maritime observer, Yoruk Isik, the Saint Petersburg-based TGK-SPB’s Russian flag roro vessel, Sparta, which is owned by Ministry of Defense’s Oboronlogistika, transited the Bosphorus Strait en route to the Syrian port-city of Tartous. Isik said the ship’s cargo was made up of military and technical supplies, which undoubtedly be delivered to the Syrian Armed Forces, who are currently in the process of preparing for… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Syria


Turkey enters talks to take over 2 important bases in Libya

Published 2020-06-15 22:41:26 by News Desk in North-Africa, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 P.M.) – On Monday, Reuters quoted a Turkish source as saying that Ankara is in talks with the Libyan Government of National Accord in Tripoli about the use of the Al-Watiyah Airbase and the Misrata Naval base According to the source, no final decisions have been made regarding the possible Turkish military use of the Misrata Naval Base and the Watiyah Airbase, which the GNA forces regained control of last month. “Turkey’s use of these bases… is on the agenda,” the source said, speaking on condition of anonymity, adding that “it may also be possible for Turkey… Read on ->

Tags: Libya, Turkey


Up close footage of Russian Su-27 intercepting US strategic bomber

Published 2020-06-15 22:29:35 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:20 P.M.) – The Russian Ministry of Defense announced on Monday, that a group of its Su-27 fighters intercepted American bombers and NATO reconnaissance aircraft over the international waters of the Baltic Sea. The ministry said, “On June 15, 2020, the air defense forces in the Western Military Circle monitored the movements of B-52H strategic bombers and foreign reconnaissance planes over the international waters of the Baltic Sea in a timely manner.” The statement added: “The aircraft of foreign powers were escorted without interruption, a tangible distance from the borders of the Russian Federation by Russian electronic means… Read on ->

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Tags: NATO, Russia, US


Iran’s IRGC develops new missiles to strengthen their capabilities

Published 2020-06-15 22:21:26 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:10 P.M.)- The Iranian Revolutionary Guard confirmed that “the young Iranian scientists and specialists have worked with sincerity and acquired, within a short period, the technology of advanced-targeted missiles.” The arms commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Brigadier, General Amir Ali Haji Zadeh, said that these new guided missiles will greatly improve the IRGC’s capabilities in the field. “The combination of departments of specializations in the defense industries sector has contributed to great achievements and you can remove obstacles and break the restrictions imposed on progress and development by engaging in various specialized sectors related to,” he continued…. Read on ->

Tags: Iran, IRGC


Turkey releases video of military operation in Iraq

Published 2020-06-15 18:19:53 by News Desk in Iraq, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 P.M.) – On Monday, the Turkish Defense Ministry announced the destruction of 81 targets belonging to the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in northern Iraq, as part of the Operation Eagle Claw. The ministry published on its official Twitter account, a video showing the moment their missiles targeted bases in northern Iraq. “The first pictures from Operation Eagle Claw, where terrorists’ burrows were destroyed,” the Turkish Ministry of Defense reported. https://twitter.com/tcsavunma/status/1272415730068307968?s=20 For his part, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar congratulated the air force pilots on the success of the military operation. “The nests of the terrorists from where… Read on ->

Tags: Iraq, Turkey


New information revealed about Russian cruise missile operation in Syria

Published 2020-06-15 18:06:38 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:45 P.M.) – The Russian Kalibr cruise missiles have been repeatedly used in Syria to target terrorist groups like the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) and Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) in several parts of the cuntry. According to the magazine “Natsionalniya Oporna” (National Defense), the targets of the Russian 3M -14 cruise missiles launched from the Caspian Sea on October 7, 2015, were factories for the production of shells and explosive devices, command centers, ammunition and fuel depots, as well as a terrorist training base In the governorates of Raqqa, Idlib and Aleppo. The Caspian Sea Sword In total, as… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Syria


US F-15 fighter jet crashes, search for missing pilot under way

Published 2020-06-15 17:49:48 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:30 P.M.) – A U.S. aircraft crashed this morning in the North Sea near the English county of Yorkshire. The pilot has not been found yet. The cause of the crash is under investigation, according to Sky News. Currently, a search and rescue operation has been launched at the crash site to find the missing pilot. The U.S. Air Force reported that the F-15C Eagle plane crashed in the morning, at about 9:40 P.M. (local time). “The plane was carrying out a training flight and there was one pilot on board,” the air force said.  

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Tags: US


Baghdad denounces Turkey’s new military operation inside Iraq

Published 2020-06-15 17:41:04 by News Desk in Iraq, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:30 P.M.) – On Monday, the Joint Operations Command in Iraq commented on the new Turkish military operation that is targeting the northern part of the country. The Operations Command described this operation as a “provocative behavior” and explained: “We deplore the penetration of Iraqi airspace by Turkish planes, which happened on Sunday evening by 18 Turkish planes heading towards Sinjar – Makhmur – Al-Kawir – Erbil, to reach the district of Sharqat at a depth of 193 km from Turkish borders within Iraqi airspace,” according to a statement released by Al-Sumaria TV. The leadership explained that the… Read on ->

Tags: Iraq, Turkey


Ethiopia is prepared to defend itself against Egypt over Renaissance Dam: military chief

Published 2020-06-15 17:25:38 by News Desk in North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:10 P.M.) – In a state released on Friday, Ethiopia’s Deputy Chief of Staff, General Birhanu Jula threatened war against Egypt, saying that his country “will defend its interests to the end” on the issue of the Renaissance Dam. Jula said, in an interview with the Amharic Addis Zimen newspaper, that Addis Ababa would not negotiate its sovereignty over the project, which raises a sharp dispute with Egypt. He continued that “Egypt does not know that the Ethiopian people are a heroic people who are not afraid of death for their country, and the Egyptians and the rest… Read on ->

Tags: Africa, Egypt, Ethiopia


Anti-gov’t protests continue in Sweida as tensions increase over economic crisis

Published 2020-06-15 17:07:50 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:30 P.M.) – The anti-government protests continued in the administrative capital of Al-Sweida on Monday, as several people took to the streets to demonstrate in this southern governorate. According to reports from Sweida city, a half dozen demonstrators were arrested by local security forces amid heightened tensions at the protests, brought on by the deteriorating economic climate in Syria. The protests, which have been ongoing for a week, were mostly concentrated at Al-Seer Square inside Sweida city. Some protesters have since moved to the local intelligence building, where demonstrators are demanding the release of those arrested. The reasons… Read on ->

Tags: Sweida, Syria


Iraqi military seizes missile launcher used to attack US forces

Published 2020-06-15 16:32:51 by News Desk in Iraq

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:20 P.M.) – The Iraqi security forces on Sunday, the seizure of a small cargo vehicle equipped with platforms to launch Katyusha missiles north of the capital, Baghdad. A statement from the security forces said: “Based on the urgent directive to conduct an intelligence effort to follow up on those working to target the camps of the Iraqi security forces, our forces were able today to seize a vehicle equipped with Katyusha missile launchers, specifically in the Al-Rashidiyah area, near the oil company, in the Baghdad Governorate.” “While approaching them, two rockets were fired automatically, and they fell… Read on ->

Tags: Baghdad, Iraq


Russia reveals success of Syria’s air defense system against enemy aircraft

Published 2020-06-15 10:01:21 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:35 A.M.) – On Sunday, the Russian Air Defense Force Commander Alexander Leonov announced that the Tor anti-aircraft missile system had destroyed more than 45 combat drones in Syria. “Since the beginning of the combat mission, the Tor anti-aircraft missile system has managed to destroy more than 45 combat drones (in Syria),” Leonov said. The commander pointed out that “the short-range anti-aircraft missile system with various modifications is the main means to combat precision weapons and tactical combat aircraft.” Leonov said  that “a replica of the craft drones that fighters of illegal armed groups in Syria have been… Read on ->

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Tags: Russia, Syria


New information disclosed about Iranian soldier who spied on Qassem Soleimani

Published 2020-06-15 09:28:36 by News Desk in Iran, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:10 A.M.) – The Tansim News Agency of Iran published new details about the spy who was convicted of revealing the whereabouts of the late commander of the Quds Force, Major General Qassem Soleimani, to the American and Israeli intelligence services. The agency reported on Sunday that the spy, Mahmoud Mousavi Majd, was not actually in the military or a member of the Popular Mobilization Organization (Basij) of the Revolutionary Guards, and had not gone to Syria in recent years. The report, which is based on private security information, indicated that the Mousavi Majd family left Iran before … Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Soleimani, Syria


Battle for Idlib is approaching as Syrian Army forces prepare to launch offensive: source

Published 2020-06-15 08:56:10 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:40 A.M.) – A high-level Syrian field source confirmed stated on Sunday that the additional deadline Russia granted to Turkey in order to open the international road (M4) in a peaceful manner has ended, noting that a massive amount of reinforcements have reached the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) front-lines. According to a field source close to Sputnik Arabic, “the Syrian Army sent a large number of military reinforcements to contact lines with armed terrorist groups in the Idlib countryside,” pointing out that the SAA is dealing with daily attacks by the jihadist forces there. The source pointed out… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


Turkey launches new military operation inside Iraq, bombs refugee camp

Published 2020-06-15 08:39:20 by News Desk in Iraq, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:20 A.M.) – On Sunday, the Turkish Ministry of Defense announced the launch of the “Eagle Claw” military operation in northern Iraq against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). The Turkish Defense Ministry said on Sunday that “our planes are destroying terrorists’ burrows over their heads,” as their aircraft bombed several areas in the Sinjar region, including a site near a refugee camp. The ministry said that “two terrorists were neutralized in an airstrike after surveillance operations in the areas of Zab, Afashin and Baysan in northern Iraq.” The ministry pledged that operations against the PKK “will continue”… Read on ->

Tags: Iraq, PKK, Turkey


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