This is a summary of 17 AMN articles on the following subjects: Egypt, Libya, Turkey, Iran, Algeria, Russia, Venezuela, Hasakah, Syria, Israel, Trump, US, Iraq, ISIS, Sirte, Ethiopia, Sudan, LNA, Qamishli.

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Ex-Turkish minister warns of direct clash between Egypt and Turkey in Libya

Published 2020-06-22 19:49:01 by News Desk in North-Africa, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:30 P.M.) – Former Turkish Foreign Minister Yasar Yakesh considered that Libya might turn into a direct confrontation area between Turkey and Egypt, stressing the need to stop the tension and give priority to diplomacy. In an interview with the Turkish newspaper, Cumhuriyet, Yakesh, who assumed the position of Ankara’s ambassador to Cairo between 1995 and 1998, and the Turkish Foreign Minister in 2002-2003, mentioned the visit of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi to the western region in Egypt, during which he announced the possibility of sending military forces to Libya, in the presence of tribal leaders on… Read on ->

Tags: Egypt, Libya, Turkey


Iran to establish permanent military base in Indian Ocean: report

Published 2020-06-22 18:38:52 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:30 P.M.) – The Iranian Revolutionary Guard announced its intention to establish a permanent military base in the Indian Ocean by next March, with the aim of providing security in the waters of the Gulf of Oman and the ocean, and protecting fishermen and merchant ships from piracy. The commander of the Naval Forces, Ali Reza Tungsiri, said that the Guards have directives from Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, to be present on the high seas permanently. In a press statement, Tungsiri said that the Iranian Army and Revolutionary Guards have previously sent fleets to the high seas, stressing… Read on ->

Tags: Iran


Algerian army showcases Russian-made weapons arsenal in military exercises

Published 2020-06-22 18:13:04 by News Desk in North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 P.M.) – With the ongoing war in neighboring Libya, and Egypt’s potential intervention, the Algerian army conducted major maneuvers in its second military region. According to reports, the Algerian army’s 8th Armored Division conducted their military exercises in the northwestern part of the country. The Algerian army conducted both defensive and offensive operations, while using live fire and various types of missiles. Among the missiles showcased in the exercises was the Russian-made Kornet system, which is an anti-tank guided missile (ATGM). https://twitter.com/kad_ghani/status/1274442655120973824?s=20 Meanwhile, in terms of armored vehicles, the Algerian Army showcased their T-90 tank arsenal. The… Read on ->

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Tags: Algeria, Russia


Iran is not providing support to Libyan Army: military adviser

Published 2020-06-22 17:45:51 by News Desk in Iran, North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:30 P.M.) – On Monday, the military adviser to the Supreme Leader of Iran, Yahya Safavi, responded to the reports alleging “Iran supports the Libyan army forces led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar.” “Talking about Iranian support for the forces of General Khalifa Haftar in Libya is ridiculous,” Safavi told Al-Jazeera, stressing that Tehran supports the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA). The allegations of Iranian support to the Libyan National Army were first made by the Israeli delegation to the United Nations. The Israeli delegation alleged that the Iranian forces were transporting weapons and equipment to the… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Libya


Iranian oil tanker enters Venezuelan waters

Published 2020-06-22 17:27:50 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:00 P.M.) – For the sixth time in the last 30 days, an Iranian tanker has entered Venezuelan waters to deliver oil and supplies to the South American nation. According to the latest maritime tracking reports, the Iranian tanker, the Golsan, has entered Venezuelan waters and should be reaching its intended destination in the coming hours. The Iranian tanker is not only carrying fuel, but new reports claim the vessel also has equipment to fix Venezuela’s oil facilities. Earlier this month, the fifth Iranian tanker reached the Venezuelan coast after reports surfaced of potential U.S. interference in the… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Venezuela


Turkish-backed militants launch attack against Syrian Army troops in northwest Hasakah

Published 2020-06-22 16:46:13 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 P.M.) – For the second time in two days, the Turkish-backed militants launched a heavy attack against the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) troops in the Abu Rasin area of Al-Hasakah. According to a field report from this front, the Syrian Arab Army troops in the Abu Rasin area were attacked by a group of Turkish-backed militants, resulting in some casualties for the SAA. The Syrian Army responded with heavy gunfire and artillery, which led to some fierce clashes along the Abu Rasin front-lines in the northwestern countryside of the Al-Hasakah Governorate. This latest clash in northwestern Al-Hasakah… Read on ->

Tags: Hasakah, Syria


Trump supported surprise Israeli attack on Iran: Bolton

Published 2020-06-22 15:02:47 by News Desk in Iran, Middleeast

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:45 P.M.) – The former U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton said in his new book that President Donald Trump expressed his willingness and support for a surprise Israeli attack on Iran, and his support for this process during a 2017 meeting. In the book he titled, “The Room Where It Happened”, Bolton reveals several incidents from the Trump administration’s cabinet meetings. “On the issue of Iran, Trump warned and recommended to withdraw quickly from the nuclear agreement. I made clear to him that the use of force in the Iranian nuclear file is the last possibility left… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Israel, Trump, US


Iranian aircraft warned US warships to stay away from tankers heading to Venezuela: official

Published 2020-06-22 14:39:48 by News Desk in Iran, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:20 P.M.) – Mohsen Rezai, the Secretary of the Expediency Council for Diagnosing the Regime of Interest in Iran, revealed on Sunday that a dangerous incident took place between the American and Iranian forces last month, against the back drop of Tehran sending five tankers to Venezuela. Rezai said during a speech in Tehran, as reported by Al-Alam TV: “During the recent voyage of Iranian oil tankers towards Venezuela, the Americans had an intention to impede the movement of our tankers, but we sent reconnaissance planes over American ships, and we issued warnings to them, and thanks to… Read on ->

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Tags: Iran, US, Venezuela


US tests new bomb that will change ‘the rules of the game’

Published 2020-06-22 14:10:07 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:45 P.M.) – The United States tested the new smart bomb, GBU-53 StormBreaker, using one of their modern warplanes. According to reports, the U.S. Navy’s FA-18E/F Super Hornet fighter and attack aircraft launched the GBU-53 StormBreaker all-weather bomb on a designated target. The new bomb can be used in all weather conditions, including poor visibility, Janes Defense reported last week. An RMD spokesperson told Janes that the U.S. Air Force determines the number of tests needed to validate the bomb, but did not specify when it would be available. “The USAF (US Air Force) program office, in co-ordination… Read on ->

Tags: US


Iraqi forces launch 3rd phase of anti-ISIS operation

Published 2020-06-22 13:49:47 by News Desk in Iraq

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:30 P.M.) – The Iraqi Armed Forces announced on Monday, the launch of the third phase of “Operation Iraqi Heroes” in the Salaheddine, Diyala, and Kirkuk governorates. According to Yahya Rasoul,  the spokesman for the Commander-in-Chief of the Iraqi Armed Forces: “Under the guidance of the Prime Minister and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, under the supervision of the Joint Operations Command, on Monday Operation Operation Iraqi Heroes / Phase III began to clear and inspect areas in Salaheddine and the border.” He continued that “this process involved a number of sectors from the ministries of the Interior… Read on ->

Tags: Iraq, ISIS


Libyan Army announce no-fly-zone over north-central Libya

Published 2020-06-22 13:38:08 by News Desk in North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:20 P.M.) – The spokesperson for the Libyan National Army (LNA), Ahmed al-Mismari, announced on Sunday that their forces had imposed a no-fly-zone over north-central Libya. In a post published on Facebook, Mismari displayed a map that shows the area where the new no-fly-zone will be implemented. Mismari pointed out that this region, which extends from eastern Sirte, to the town of Al-Hishah, is considered a no-fly-zone that only the Libyan National Air Force will be allowed to use. The Libyan military spokesman identified the coordinates of the no-fly zone as follows: 1700 3140 1700 3048 1510 3048… Read on ->

Tags: Libya, Sirte


Iran advanced its nuclear program, they are the ‘most dangerous country in the Middle East’: IDF chief

Published 2020-06-22 12:41:53 by News Desk in Iran, Middleeast

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:30 P.M.) – The Israeli Chief-of-Staff Aviv Kochavi said on Monday that “Iran has advanced its nuclear program” and has become the  “most dangerous country in the Middle East against Israel.” “The Islamic Republic is already in the third circle, but it affects the second and first circles, and it has made great progress with its nuclear program, but nuclear is not the only threat now,” Kochavi said in a speech during an official ceremony . He explained: “Iran also has conventional weapons, and it helps finance our enemies in the first circle, headed by Hezbollah, which affects… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Israel


Ethiopian-backed forces attack Sudanese Army camp

Published 2020-06-22 12:13:50 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – According to Al-Arabiya on Sunday, an Ethiopian militia, backed by the army, carried out an attack on a Sudanese Army camp. “The Sudanese Armed Forces responded to the attack launched by the Ethiopian militia, backed by the army, with armored vehicles and launchers, at the Anfal camp in the locality of Al-Qalabat Al-Sharqiya,” noting that a number of Sudanese soldiers were wounded during the attack. They noted that “Ethiopian militias launched a similar attack 3 weeks ago that killed a Sudanese officer with the rank of captain in an area on the border between the… Read on ->

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Tags: Ethiopia, Sudan


If Turkish-backed forces capture Libyan city, Egypt will intervene: expert

Published 2020-06-22 11:41:04 by News Desk in North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:10 A.M.) – Ashraf Sinjar, a professor of international politics at Port Said University, said on Monday that “Egypt is a rational force and does not want hostilities, and the international community understands its position.” However, the professor said that should the Turkish-backed forces, led by the Government of National Accord (GNA), capture the strategic port-city of Sirte, Egypt will not stand idly by. The professor said, as reported by Sputnik Arabic, that Egypt’s red line is at the city of Sirte; this is something that has also been corroborated by Cairo’s leadership. He pointed out that Egypt… Read on ->

Tags: Egypt, Libya


Iran reveals its capturing ‘accurate images’ of Israel, US from its satellite

Published 2020-06-22 11:02:20 by News Desk in Iran, Middleeast

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:40 A.M.) – The Secretary of the Expediency Council for the Diagnosis of the Regime in Iran, Mohsen Rezai, said that the Noor military satellite sends daily accurate pictures of the United States and Israel when it passes over them. He said that his country is monitoring the atmosphere of the two countries, “and that is beyond our monitoring of their movements in Syria and Iraq.” The Revolutionary Guards announced last April the launch of the first satellite for military purposes, adding that it had settled in its orbit 425 km from the surface of the earth, which… Read on ->

Tags: Iran


Libyan National Army is ready to deal with any force threatening Libya: spox.

Published 2020-06-22 10:36:20 by News Desk in North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 A.M.) – The spokesperson for the Libyan National Army (LNA), Ahmad Al-Mismari, stated on Sunday that his air force will deal with any target that threatens Libyan territory. Al-Mismari said during the press briefing that the LNA has imposed a 200-km no-fly zone over the city of Sirte and its environs, starting from the eastern part of the city and extending to the Al-Hishah area. He stressed that the battle being waged by the LNA is not “a national battle, but rather a very serious battle that transcends national and even regional borders.” The spokesperson said that… Read on ->

Tags: Libya, LNA


Powerful explosion rocks northeastern Syria near US base: video

Published 2020-06-22 08:20:50 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:10 A.M.) – A large ammunition depot exploded in the town of Rumeilan in the eastern countryside of Qamishli, local sources reported on Sunday. According to reports, the ammunition depot, which belongs to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), resulted in a number of deaths and injuries within the ranks of the SDF. Local sources said that “an explosion occurred in a weapons and ammunition storage inside the industrial zone in the town of Rumeilan,” noting that it was followed by a series of explosions that continued for a long time and resulted in the death and injury of… Read on ->

Tags: Qamishli, Syria, US


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