This is a summary of 15 AMN articles on the following subjects: China, India, Russia, Syria, US, Iran, Iraq, Egypt, Ethiopia, Libya, Sirte, Idlib, Latakia, North_Korea, France, Mediterranean, Turkey, Assad, PKK, Raqqa, Baghdad.

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

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Chinese military suffered 43 casualties in border battle with India: media

Published 2020-06-18 13:34:02 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:20 P.M.) – The Chinese military suffered over 43 casualties in the border battle with India on June 15th, the ANI News Agency reported on Wednesday. “Indian intercepts reveal that the Chinese side suffered 43 casualties, including dead and seriously injured in the violent face-off in Ladakh’s Galwan Valley,” ANI News reported. According to the publication, the clashes occurred on the evening of June 15th after an attempt by the Chinese troops to “unilaterally change” during the clashes in the eastern part of Ladakh. The website confirmed the reports about 20 Indian soldiers being killed, claiming that the… Read on ->

Tags: China, India

Russian military breaks through US blockade in northeast Syria: video

Published 2020-06-18 13:16:36 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:00 P.M.) – A new video was posted on Wednesday that showed the Russian and U.S. forces in a standoff in the northeastern region of Syria. According to reports, the U.S. forces attempted to block off a road in the Al-Hasakah Governorate; however, this would prove unsuccessful, as the Russian military police went off road to go around them. In the video, the Russian military can be seen successfully passing the U.S. forces, who were blocking off the road with their vehicles. This latest incident marks the third time in ten days that the U.S. forces have… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Syria, US

Iraqi PM says Iraq will stand by Iran despite US pressure

Published 2020-06-18 12:38:44 by News Desk in Iran, Iraq

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:20 P.M.) – Iraqi Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, announced that Iraq will be on the side of Iran under these difficult circumstances, just as the latter offered its support to Iraq and stood beside them. According to the Mehr News Agency, Al-Kazemi received the head of the Iranian Central Bank, Nasser al-Hamti, in Baghdad, and issued orders to solve the financial problems Iran faces in its negotiations with Iraq. Al-Kazemi expressed his hope to lift the sanctions imposed on Iran quickly and return the conditions to their previous nature, adding that he had held several meetings with the… Read on ->

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Tags: Iran, Iraq

Chinese military flexes might in front of Indian forces after deadly battle: video

Published 2020-06-18 12:19:14 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – The Chinese military showcased its strength this week, following a fierce battle with the Indian force along the disputed Ladakh border region. A few days after the battle, the Chinese State Radio and Television Corporation (CCTV) announced a major military exercise near the area of ​​border clash with India. In the video, which was shared by RT, the Chinese military can be seen using their heavy armory and choppers in this latest exercise near the Line of Actual Control (LAC). Earlier this week, the Indian and Chinese forces clashed for the second time this… Read on ->

Tags: China, India

Syria slams US over its history of racism in scathing response to new sanctions

Published 2020-06-18 12:01:33 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:45 A.M.) – Syria considered Washington’s decision to start their Caesar Act sanctions “a violation of all international laws and norms.” The Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs published on its website a statement of an official source affiliated with it, stating that “the first round of American measures against Syria in implementation of the so-called Caesar Law reveals the American administration’s violation of all international laws and norms, and the level to which this administration’s officials descended to touch with the behavior of gangs and bandits.” . The source said that “the American administration that chases its citizens… Read on ->

Tags: Syria, US

Egypt and Ethiopia are on the verge of war over water: media

Published 2020-06-18 11:41:47 by News Desk in North-Africa, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:20 A.M.) – Under the above headline, Yevgeny Krotikov wrote, in Vzglyad, about the inevitability of war between Egypt and Ethiopia, if not today, then in the future. According to the author, negotiation between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia resumed on Sunday over a set of issues related to building a huge hydroelectric station on the Nile. “The Ethiopians are building on the Blue Nile, Africa’s largest hydroelectric power plant, surpassing the Sayano Shushenskaya Hydropower Station,” the author said, pointing out that Ethiopia would become the second largest generator of electricity in Africa. The Blue Nile is the main… Read on ->

Tags: Egypt, Ethiopia

US F-22 jets intercept Russian strategic bombers over: video

Published 2020-06-18 11:21:38 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 A.M.) – The North American Air Defense Command announced on Thursday that the United States has intercepted Russian Tupolev T-95 MS strategic bombers near Alaska. According to the North American Air Defense Command, U.S. F-22 Raptor fighter jets intercepted the Russian strategic bombers after their radars tracked the latter approaching their airspace. The statement pointed out that the two Russian bombers did not violate the American or Canadian airspace, noting that they were within the identification area of the American Air Defense, 200 miles off the coast of Alaska. The leadership pointed out that the incident occurred… Read on ->

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Tags: Russia, US

Libyan Army prepares for new offensive as Turkish-backed forces try for Sirte again

Published 2020-06-18 11:06:29 by News Desk in North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 A.M.) – The Libyan National Army (LNA), led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, announced on Wednesday, that the area extending from Wadi Jarif to the Al-Washaka will be considered a “military operations area.” In a statement, the LNA called on all citizens not to be in this area while taking care and caution, as they prepare to launch a big attack against the Turkish-backed Government of National Accord (GNA). This announcement comes in light of the GNA pushing military reinforcements to the Al-Hilal oil region east of Sirte. Despite the fact that the field situation in Libya… Read on ->

Tags: Libya, Sirte

Russian Air Force launches several strikes over northwestern Syria

Published 2020-06-18 10:38:25 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:20 A.M.) – The Russian Air Force launched several strikes over northwestern Syria on Wednesday, as their warplanes heavily targeted sites belonging to the Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP) and Hurras Al-Deen group. According to a field source in the Hama Governorate, the Russian Air Force began the day by heavily targeting the Turkestan Islamic Party’s positions in the northeastern countryside of Latakia. The Russian Air Force primarily concentrated their strikes on the town of Kabani, which is controlled by the foreign jihadist group. Following the strikes over Latakia, the Russian Air Force expanded their attack to the southern… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Latakia, Russia, Syria

North Korea threatens to turn South into ‘sea of fire’

Published 2020-06-18 10:22:20 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 A.M.) – North Korea has called on its southern neighbor to desist from accusing Pyongyang and holding it responsible for the demolition of the liaison office between the two countries. Otherwise, it would consider turning Seoul into a “sea of ​​fire.” According to the official media wing of North Korea, Pyongyang said that the authorities in South Korea should not hold them responsible for blowing up the inter-Korean communication office, as “Seoul is the first to violate the agreement, and if it continues to press charges, North Korea will consider turning Seoul into a sea of ​​fire… Read on ->

Tags: North_Korea

Turkish warships intercept French frigate in Mediterranean

Published 2020-06-18 10:04:09 by News Desk in Middleeast, Turkey, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:45 A.M.) – On Wednesday, the French Ministry of Defense said that a French ship participating in a NATO mission in the Mediterranean Sea had recently undergone a “very violent” maneuver by Turkish frigates. The French Ministry of Defense said their frigate was attempting to identify a cargo ship suspected of transporting weapons to Libya, when a Turkish frigate intercepted their ships in the Mediterranean. In the statement, they stressed that this was “very aggressive.” The defense has reported that it intends to denounce the behavior it described as “very dangerous” during the coalition meeting on June 17…. Read on ->

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Tags: France, Mediterranean, Turkey

Bashar Al-Assad’s uncle sentenced to 4 years in French prison

Published 2020-06-18 09:43:51 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:30 A.M.) – On Wednesday, the French authorities sentenced the uncle of Bashar Al-Assad, Rifaat Al-Assad, to four years in prison. The court further called for the the confiscation of all properties owned by Rifaat Al-Assad in France, as well as the confiscation of one of the real estate assets in London, amounting to 29 million euros. Reuters quoted a lawyer as saying that his client “will appeal against the decision of the French court.” Rifaat Al-Assad was convicted of money laundering charges, which first surfaced in 2016. It is noteworthy to mention that Rifaat Al-Assad is the… Read on ->

Tags: Assad, Syria

Turkish and Iranian forces team during new operation in Iraq

Published 2020-06-18 09:32:26 by News Desk in Iran, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:20 A.M.) – The Turkish and Iranian armed forces teamed up on Wednesday to attack the positions of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in northeastern and northern Iraq. The Turkish Ministry of Defense published scenes on Wednesday of the airstrikes launched by their Air Force on the sites of the Kurdistan Workers Party, as part of Operation Tiger Claw. In the video published by the Turkish Ministry of Defense, the minister, Hulusi Akar, can be seen watching the operation from their command center. The Turkish Ministry of Defense confirmed that their aircraft and ground forces destroyed  “terrorist… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Iraq, PKK, Turkey

Syrian Army sends large number of reinforcements to Raqqa after Turkish-backed attack

Published 2020-06-18 09:14:28 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has reinforced its positions in the Al-Raqqa countryside by sending reinforcements to the Ain Issa District. According to reports, the Syrian Army brought military reinforcements to Ain Issa in northwestern Al-Raqqa to protect their positions from the encroaching Turkish-backed militants. The reinforcements were said to have positioned themselves along the Aleppo-Hasakah Highway (M-4), where they will be tasked with protecting the area. The reinforcements also arrived heavy equipment and armored vehicles, which were later deployed along the highway. This latest deployment by the Syrian Army comes shortly after the Turkish-backed… Read on ->

Tags: Raqqa, Syria

New rocket attack targets US embassy area in Baghdad

Published 2020-06-18 03:25:02 by News Desk in Iraq

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:10 A.M.) – A number of rockets were fired towards the U.S. embassy in Baghdad this morning, resulting in an two explosions near the diplomatic mission. According to early reports, at least two rockets landed inside the Green Zone, but no casualties were reported. No group has claimed responsibility for this latest attack. This new attack in the Green Zone marks the third time in the past ten days that rockets have targeted this area inside Baghdad.

Tags: Baghdad, Iraq, US

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