This is a summary of 20 AMN articles on the following subjects: Egypt, Libya, Turkey, Iran, Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Venezuela, Hama, China, Russia, US, Idlib, India, Greece, UAE, Hamas, Palestine, PJAK, Sirte, Ethiopia, YPG.

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Turkish forces would suffer ‘great losses’ in war with Egypt in Libya: military analyst

Published 2020-06-25 22:48:08 by News Desk in North-Africa, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 P.M.) – In the event that a military confrontation occurs between Egypt and Turkey near the city of Sirte, the Egyptian military researcher Mohamed Al-Kinani told RT Arabic that it would cause the Turkish army “great losses”. The Egyptian researcher indicated that the Turkish side is the one that will drain land, sea and air resources, due to the long distances through which it will be forced to secure supply and logistical support lines by its navy and air forces at a frightening financial cost. He said in an interview with RT Arabic that “all of this… Read on ->

Tags: Egypt, Libya, Turkey

Israel will ‘prevent’ Iran from developing precision missiles in Syria, Lebanon: Netanyahu

Published 2020-06-25 22:30:53 by News Desk in Iran, Lebanon, Middleeast, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:20 P.M.)- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that his country “will prevent Iran from developing precision missiles in Syria and Lebanon.” In his first statement since the Israeli strikes on Syria’s Hama Governorate, Netanyahu said: “The goal of the struggle we are waging against Iranian aggression in the region is primarily to defend the State of Israel,” pointing out that “we are taking very seriously the threats to exterminate us from Iranian and pro-Iranian sides against Israel.” He explained: “In this particular place, at the graduation ceremony of a new regiment of air force pilots, I… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Israel, Lebanon, Syria

Venezuela reveals truth about allegations of Haftar’s visit

Published 2020-06-25 22:16:46 by News Desk in North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 P.M.) – The Venezuelan Foreign Minister, Jorge Arreaza, commented on the allegations about the alleged visit of Libyan National Army (LNA) commander, Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, to Caracas last month. “There have been no visits by any of the parties to the Libyan conflict to Venezuela,” Arreaza said during a press conference after his visit to Moscow. He stressed that “Venezuela does not intend to interfere in the internal affairs of Libya,” noting that his country “is open to cooperation between the two sides, but there have been no contacts or visits.” The Venezuelan embassy in Washington,… Read on ->

Tags: Libya, Venezuela

New video reveals aftermath of Israeli attack on Syria’s Hama

Published 2020-06-25 21:47:52 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:30 P.M.) – An agricultural plant in the Al-Salamiyah area of the ​​Hama Governorate was severely damaged by Israeli airstrikes in various areas in Syria on Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning. According to a field source in Hama, the Israeli Air Force struck several sites in the eastern countryside of the Hama Governorate, including Al-Salamiyah city and nearby Al-Sabourah. The source said while the Syrian air defenses did manage to intercept some of the missiles, a few managed to hit their intended targets, which resulted in heavy explosions in eastern Hama. Ruptly managed to film from the targeted… Read on ->

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Tags: Hama, Israel, Syria

US fears Iran will buy new Russian, Chinese fighter jets

Published 2020-06-25 21:12:46 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:45 P.M.) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tweeted on Tuesday that Washington wants to extend the arms embargo against Iran in order to prevent them from purchasing new Russian and Chinese fighter jets. According to Pompeo, the arms embargo against Iran ends in October and this will pave the way for Tehran to acquire fighter jets like Russia’s Su-30 and China’s J-10. “If the @UN Arms Embargo on Iran expires in October, Iran will be able to buy new fighter aircraft like Russia’s SU-30 and China’s J-10. With these highly lethal aircraft, Europe and Asia could… Read on ->

Tags: China, Iran, Russia, US

US forces attempt to drive Russian military off road in northeast Syria: video

Published 2020-06-25 20:06:15 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:45 P.M.) – The U.S. forces were filmed this week attempting to drive a Russian military vehicle off the road in northeastern Syria. The incident, which was believed to have taken place in the Al-Qamishli countryside, resulted in a tense moment along a roadway in the Al-Hasakah Governorate. In a video that has since surfaced on social media, the U.S. forces can be seen trying to unsuccessfully drive the Russian military vehicle off the road. These events in northeastern Syria have almost become a daily occurrence, with several incidents reported in the last two weeks alone. While… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Syria, US

Unknown drone strike targets suspected militant vehicle in Idlib

Published 2020-06-25 19:53:20 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:40 P.M.) – A drone belonging to an unknown entity, suspected to be U.S. Coalition, carried out an attack on a militant vehicle that was traveling through the Idlib Governorate on Wednesday. According to reports, the drone targeted a military vehicle as it was traveling along Binnish Road, east of Idlib city. While no one has claimed responsibility for the attack, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) suspects that it was conducted by the U.S. Coalition. On June 14th, the U.S. Coalition carried out a similar attack, as they assassinated two leaders of the Al-Qaeda-linked Hurras Al-Deen… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria

India calls on Russia speed up air defense delivery after border clashes with China: media

Published 2020-06-25 19:40:20 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:30 P.M.) – The Economic Times newspaper, citing an informed source, reported that the Indian Ministry of Defense is negotiating with Russia to speed up the supply of hand-held Igla air defense system. Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh arrived in Moscow to participate in the Victory Day parade this week, and he had previously held talks with Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov to discuss defense contracts. At the conclusion of the negotiations, Singh noted that “not all of the existing contracts will be supported, but the work will be accelerated to complete them.” Earlier this month, the… Read on ->

Tags: India, Russia

UAE and Greece increasing military cooperation amid conflict with Turkey

Published 2020-06-25 19:30:02 by News Desk in Middleeast, Turkey, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:20 P.M.) – The United Arab Emirates is exploring ways to support joint cooperation between it and the State of Greece in defense fields and regional issues. This was reported by Emirates News Agency “WAM”, today, noting that Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Bowardi, Minister of State for Defense Affairs, had made a video call with Nikos Panagiotopoulos, Greek Minister of National Defense. The agency said that the defense ministers of the two countries discussed views on the latest developments in the spread of the coronavirus, the importance of cooperation and synergy between different countries of the world, and… Read on ->

Tags: Greece, Turkey, UAE

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Hamas warns Israel’s annexation of West Bank will lead to war

Published 2020-06-25 19:16:53 by News Desk in Middleeast, Palestine

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 P.M.) – The ‘Ezzeddine Al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, stressed its rejection of Israel’s plans to annex large parts of the occupied Palestinian territories, vowing to confront it firmly. The military spokesman for the Al-Qassam Brigades, Abu ‘Obeida, said in a speech, Thursday, that the Palestinian resistance considered the decision to annex parts of the West Bank and the Jordan Valley as “a declaration of war against the Palestinian people.” He continued: “The resistance will be the faithful guardian of our people, its land and its sanctities, and will make the enemy bite the fingers… Read on ->

Tags: Hamas, Israel, Palestine

Iranian forces involved in heavy clashes along Iraqi border

Published 2020-06-25 19:01:05 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:45 P.M.) – Since late Wednesday, the Iranian forces launched heavy attacks accompanied by shelling that targeted the positions of an enemy party in the Iraqi border areas. A member of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), Kawa Sheikh Mouss, in a special statement to a Sputnik Arabic correspondent in Iraq, revealed on Thursday, June 25, an Iranian move in the border areas with the Iraqi state, and clashes with the Iranian Democratic Party (PJAK). Sheikh Mouss explained that the Iranian forces carried out combing operations at the borders, and there were skirmishes and armed clashes between them and… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, PJAK

Turkey demands Libyan Army withdraw from Sirte for ceasefire, Egypt’s red line

Published 2020-06-25 18:42:54 by News Desk in North-Africa, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:20 P.M.) – Turkish presidential spokesman said Thursday that the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) is calling for the withdrawal of the Libyan National Army (LNA) forces from Sirte and Al-Jafrag to reach a ceasefire. “Turkey is in Libya at the request of the internationally recognized legitimate government, but there are other parties that support another party and want to make a new Qaddafi from it,” Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said in an interview with CNN Turk. He continued: “We cannot understand the French position in Libya, which is playing a very dangerous game by reinforcing… Read on ->

Tags: Libya, Sirte, Turkey

Iranian Air Force receives 3 new fighter jets: video

Published 2020-06-25 18:32:11 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:20 P.M.) – On Thursday morning, the Iranian Air Force received three locally-made Kawthar combat aircraft, as they continue to boost their aerial combat capabilities. The Iranian Ministry of Defense released a video showing the three fighters flying during their handover ceremony, which was conducted in front of Defense Minister Amir Hatami and several other officials. Hatami, said in a statement during the handover ceremony, that “America has competed that Iran, despite the continuous sanctions imposed on it for 40 years, has managed to reach a deterrent force that cannot be underestimated,” stressing that his country will not… Read on ->

Tags: Iran

‘Mysterious’ Russian weapon is capable of defeating any US air attack: Soho

Published 2020-06-25 18:21:16 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 P.M.) – The Chinese newspaper, Soho, revealed a Russian weapon capable of repelling any American air attack on Russia. According to the newspaper, Russia’s possession of the S-500 air defense system will lead to serious consequences for the United States, should the latter send strategic bombers to launch an attack on Russia. The Chinese newspaper described the Russian weapon S-500 as the “real treasure” of the Russian army, noting that Moscow is able to help it build the strongest air defense system on the planet, due to the system’s ability to track and intercept all existing air… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, US

New satellite images reveal military buildup along Chinese-Indian border

Published 2020-06-25 17:34:09 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:20 P.M.) – New satellite photos show that China has added new installations near the area where the  border clash with India took place, raising fears of renewed tension between the two nuclear-armed neighbors. Military leaders from India and China agreed on Monday to end a week-long standoff at several locations along the disputed border after the clash on June 15 in the Galwan Valley, in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed. The satellite imagery, which shows new construction activity during the week after the clash, highlights the challenge facing disengagement and the possibility of the agreement collapsing… Read on ->

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Tags: China, India

Iran will defy US threats and export weapons: MoD

Published 2020-06-25 17:23:07 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:10 P.M.) – Iranian Defense Minister Amir Hatami said that his country will be able to export arms despite U.S. efforts to extend the arms embargo. The Iranian Minister of Defense said during the ceremony of handing three new Iranian-made “Kawthar” warplanes to the Air Force this morning: “America has forgotten that Iran, despite its continuous sanctions for 40 years, has managed to reach a deterrent force to be reckoned with,” stressing his country will not obtain approval from “America and others regarding the development and expansion of Iran’s defense capability.” These statements are in response to the… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, US

Turkey arrests 3 journalists for revealing death of intel agents in Libya

Published 2020-06-25 17:14:08 by News Desk in North-Africa, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:00 P.M.) – A lawyer said that a Turkish court ordered the release of three journalists and three others that are imprisoned on charges of revealing state secrets in their coverage of the news of the killing of two Turkish intelligence officers in Libya. The eight defendants in the case, including six who have been in detention since early March awaiting trial, face charges of revealing the identity of two members of the Turkish intelligence service. Turkey is providing military support and training in Libya to the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA), which has helped it fend… Read on ->

Tags: Libya, Turkey

Egyptian military is fully prepared to defend country and interests: PM

Published 2020-06-25 17:01:14 by News Desk in North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:45 P.M.) – Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly said during the Egyptian government meeting on Thursday, that the Egyptian armed forces are fully prepared and ready to ward off any dangers to which the country may be exposed. Madbouly described the statements of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi about Egypt’s right to defend its national security to be decisive and clear, pointing out that the army is ready to carry out any task ahead of them, including a potential operation in Libya. Last Saturday, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi stressed that the Egyptian army is able to defend… Read on ->

Tags: Egypt, Libya

Ethiopia hit by major cyber attack from Egypt amid row over Renaissance Dam

Published 2020-06-25 01:06:56 by News Desk in North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:45 A.M.) – The Ethiopian Information Network Security Agency announced that it had foiled cyber attacks masterminded by Egypt on June 17, 19, 20 and 21, with the aim of disrupting economic and political activities in Ethiopia. The Ethiopian News Agency said that the cyber attack was arranged by attackers called Cyber ​​Hopes Group. According to Ethiopia, the attackers made long preparations and tried to carry out a severe attack on institutions, especially on Friday, June 19 and Saturday, June 20th. The agency stated that the attackers tried to disable the websites of 13 public organizations and 4… Read on ->

Tags: Egypt, Ethiopia

Turkish military attacks Syrian Army, YPG forces in northern Aleppo

Published 2020-06-25 00:28:28 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 A.M.) – The Turkish military launched a barrage of artillery shells towards the defenses of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG) this evening. According to reports from northern Aleppo, the Turkish military heavily targeted the Tal Rifa’at area, hitting both the Syrian Army and YPG forces, despite being in separate camps. The attack reportedly lasted for a short while, but neither the Syrian Army nor the YPG responded to the ceasefire violation by the Turkish military. In the past couple of months, the Turkish military has intensified their attacks in northern Aleppo,… Read on ->

Tags: Syria, Turkey, YPG

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