This is a summary of 20 AMN articles on the following subjects: Gaza, Israel, Palestine, Egypt, Libya, Coronavirus, Syria, Iran, IRGC, Turkey, Soleimani, Iraq, US, Ansarallah, Yemen, Baghdad, Russia, Ahvaz, Aleppo, Idlib, Homs, ISIS, Sirte.

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Israeli choppers launch two missiles towards Gaza

Published 2020-07-05 23:50:11 by News Desk in Middleeast, Palestine

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:40 P.M.) – The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) helicopters carried out two strikes over the eastern region of the Gaza Strip, local Palestinian activists reported this evening. According to local sources, Israeli helicopters targeted agricultural fields east of the Al-Zaytoun neighborhood, resulting in an explosion, but no casualties. Israeli media reports said the IDF’s strikes were carried out in response to rocket fire; however, the IDF’s spokesperson has yet to comment.

Tags: Gaza, Israel, Palestine


Egyptian Army preparing to secure entire border with Libya

Published 2020-07-05 23:40:39 by News Desk in North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:30 P.M.) – On Sunday, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi was informed of the Egyptian Army’s plans to secure the western axis of Egypt’s border with Libya. This information was made available during a meeting between President Sisi, Major General Tarek Al-Zahir, Director of the Signal Weapon in the Armed Forces, Major General Mohammed Al-Bashari, Chairman of the Satellite Committee, Major General Amr Farouk, Chairman of the Military Mobile Committee, and Brigadier General Mohamed Sa’id Musaed, Chief of Staff of Signal Weapon for Systems, Networks, and Senior State Officials. According to the statement of the Egyptian Presidency, “Sisi… Read on ->

Tags: Egypt, Libya


Syria records highest daily death toll from coronavirus

Published 2020-07-05 23:30:07 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:20 P.M.) – The Syrian Ministry of Health announced on Sunday that July 5th witnessed the highest daily death toll from the coronavirus (COVID-19). In a statement late on Sunday, the Ministry of Health said they registered three new deaths due to the coronavirus, bringing the overall death toll to 13. On Sunday, Syria recorded 20 new cases of the virus, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 358, and this new number represents twice the number recorded by the Ministry of Health the previous day. Syria is considered one of the least affected countries… Read on ->

Tags: Coronavirus, Syria


‘Nightmare for Iran’s enemies’: IRGC commander reveals underground missile bases along coast

Published 2020-07-05 23:21:24 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 P.M.) – The commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards said on Sunday that his country had built underground missile bases along the Islamic Republic’s Gulf coast, warning of “a nightmare for Iran’s enemies.” “Iran has established missile bases by land and sea along the coasts of the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman, which will be a nightmare for Iran’s enemies ,” Admiral Ali Reza Tunsgiri told Reuters. “As you know, the highest range of our naval missiles in Tagus time was 45 km. It gave a Harbin missile, with technology about 50 years ago and… Read on ->

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Tags: Iran, IRGC


Turkey rebuffs Egypt’s ceasefire initative in Libya

Published 2020-07-05 17:00:39 by News Desk in North-Africa, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:45 P.M.) – Turkish Defense Minister, Hulusi Akar, said that his country rejects the Egyptian ceasefire initiative in Libya, saying that what the Egyptian authorities want to achieve is not applicable. Akar believes that this incites “unlawful confrontation,” adding: “Egypt is trying to do something on its own, but everything it does is not applicable.” The Turkish Minister of Defense stressed that the intentions of the Egyptian authorities do not contribute in any way to finding solutions or consolidating unity and solidarity in the people of Libya, as Cairo seeks to achieve its own interests, adding, “Their intentions… Read on ->

Tags: Libya, Turkey


Iran unveils new statue of Qassem Soleimani: photos

Published 2020-07-05 16:45:32 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:30 P.M.) – On Sunday, the Iranian authorities unveiled a new statue of the late Quds Force commander, Major-General Qassem Soleimani. According to the Iranian Tasnim agency: “This morning, in the cultural section of the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance, the statue of the martyr Major-General Qassem Soleimani was unveiled in the presence of the family of the martyr and Minister of Culture and Guidance Abbas Salehi.” The statue was unveiled at the Zulfiqar Festival, which held a ceremony to honor the late commander of the Quds Force. https://twitter.com/Tasnimnews_Fa/status/1279691873976713217?s=20 It is noteworthy to mention Qassem Soleimani was… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Soleimani


US Patriot System intercepted rocket at American embassy in Baghdad

Published 2020-07-05 14:43:21 by News Desk in Iraq

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:20 P.M.) – The U.S. military’s Patriot System was put to use last night when it intercepted a rocket that was fired towards the American embassy in Baghdad. According to reports from Baghdad, the U.S. Patriot System intercepted the Katyusha rocket before it reached the American embassy, marking the first time since its deployment that it was used to ward off an attack on the diplomatic mission. The Iraqi security media cell in Iraq announced that a child was wounded by a missile that landed on his house near the Green Zone in Baghdad, which includes government headquarters… Read on ->

Tags: Iraq, US


Iran to sue US over sanctions impact on coronavirus spread

Published 2020-07-05 14:12:47 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 P.M.) – Iran is planning to sue the United States over the impact that their sanctions have had on the Islamic Republic’s ability to fight the illness. According to the Fars News Agency, Iran’s Vice-President for Legal Affairs Laya Joneydi said on Saturday that her country has filed a complaint against the United States regarding the impacts of sanctions on the fight against coronavirus. Joneydi said that Iran will take the U.S. to the International Court of Justice. At the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the United States offered to help Iran fight the illenss, especially after… Read on ->

Tags: Coronavirus, Iran, US


Libyan Army bombs large airbase as Turkish Defense Minister visits Libya

Published 2020-07-05 14:00:13 by News Desk in North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:30 P.M.) – The Libyan National Army (LNA) sent a message to Turkey last night by bombing a large airbase that hosts some Turkish troops. According to the Libyan National Army’s media wing, their forces bombed the Al-Watiyah Airbase in the western part of the country. This attack reportedly knocked out a Turkish air defense system that was deployed to the Al-Watiyah Airbase after the Government of National Accord (GNA) forces seized the installation in May. Furthermore, the Libyan National Army’s attack coincided with the arrival of the Turkish Minister of Defense, Hulusi Akar, to the North African… Read on ->

Tags: Libya, Turkey


Ansarallah forces score major advance in northern Yemen

Published 2020-07-05 13:18:59 by News Desk in Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:00 P.M.) – It has been a rough five days for the Saudi-backed troops in northern and central Yemen, as they have found themselves mass retreating from several areas inside the Al-Bayda and Marib governorates. On Saturday, the Ansarallah forces managed to score a major advance in the Marib Governorate, as their troops seized several areas from the Saudi-backed Islah militia. According to the Ansarallah forces, their troops captured Al-Makhlaq and Al-Hamrani after overrunning the Saudi-backed defenses inside the Marib Governorate on Saturday afternoon. This latest advance by the Ansarallah forces has put their troops in position of… Read on ->

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Tags: Ansarallah, Yemen


US embassy in Baghdad targeted in missile attack

Published 2020-07-05 12:09:42 by News Desk in Iraq

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – The perimeter of the American embassy in Baghdad on Saturday night was subjected to a missile attack, before it was addressed by the Iraqi air defenses. The Iraqi media said that the Patriot system repelled a Katyusha rocket attack against the American embassy, ​​and after its interception the missile landed on one of the apartments near the embassy. They added, “The rocket landed, injuring a child and causing material damage to an apartment.” On Saturday, the U.S. military tested the Patriot missile defense system in the Iraqi capital several times. Iraqi media said that “the… Read on ->

Tags: Baghdad, Iraq, US


Russia simulates naval battle in Black Sea

Published 2020-07-05 11:55:44 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:30 A.M.) – The Black Sea Fleet’s media department reported today, Saturday, that a group of Black Sea Fleet ships, consisting of a small “Ingushetia” missile ship armed with “Caliber” missiles, “Navregnay Chelny” and “Ivanovitz” missile boats conducted exercises simulating the destruction of a virtual enemy In the Black Sea. Moscow – Sputnik. “The crews of the Ingushetia small missile ship and the missile boats Naberjny Chelny and Ivanovitz have sailed from the Black Sea Fleet to conduct planned exercises on the use of missile weapons as part of an offensive naval group,” the statement said. The statement… Read on ->

Tags: Russia


Third explosion reported inside Iran in past week: video

Published 2020-07-05 11:29:05 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:20 A.M.)  – Another powerful explosion occurred in Iran, as the official news agency of the Islamic Republic reported a blast at the Madah Zarjan gas station in the city of Ahvaz, southwestern Iran. “The explosion resulted from a fire in the station, which was caused by a blast at one of the power transformers in it,” the head of the fire department in the Ahvaz province, Ibrahim Kanbari, said, adding that “five fire trucks and 15 rescuers were sent to put out the fire, and there is no information about the area of ​​the fire,” the Islamic… Read on ->

Tags: Ahvaz, Iran


Turkish air defense system allegedly destroyed by Libyan Army: photo

Published 2020-07-05 11:01:16 by News Desk in North-Africa, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:40 A.M.) – The Libyan media reported this past weekend that the Libyan National Army (LNA) had destroyed the air defense systems “installed by Turkey at the Al-Watiyah Airbase” in western Libya. The Libyan newspaper “Al-Mursad” quoted an official source in the operations room of the LNA Air Force that airstrikes targeted Hawk radars and air defense systems and the Coral system to jam the base. They said that “Turkish forces installed it” on Thursday in the western part of the base. In addition, a high-ranking military source told Al-Hadath Libya: “We have been monitoring the entry and… Read on ->

Tags: Libya, Turkey


Turkish aircraft stalk Syrian Army troops across northwest Syria

Published 2020-07-05 10:32:30 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:10 A.M.) – Over the last 24 hours, Turkish military aircraft, primarily drones, have been stalking the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions in the northwestern governorates of Syria. According to reports from the Latakia Governorate, Turkish military drones have been flying over the Syrian Army’s positions in the Aleppo, Idlib, and Hama governorates. The reports said the Turkish drones focused on the Syrian Army’s positions along the front-lines of the Jabal Al-Zawiya region (Idlib), Al-Ghaab Plain (Hama), and western Aleppo. These overflights by the Turkish military come just hours after they traded artillery with the Syrian Arab Army… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Idlib, Syria, Turkey

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IRGC-linked newspaper says Israel was behind explosion at Iranian nuclear reactor

Published 2020-07-05 10:10:04 by News Desk in Iran, Middleeast

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:45 A.M.) – The Iran-based agency “Noor News”, which is close to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) of Iran, said Israel was responsible for fire that broke out at the Natanz nuclear complex last Thursday. In the article published on Saturday, the agency said Israel had targeted the nuclear reactor as part of their campaign against the Islamic Republic. The news agency said that “despite the silence of Israeli officials as a result of the incident, media campaigns, an important part of which is directly or indirectly related to Israel, may cause consequences for Israel.” The article… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Israel


Egypt intends to challenge Turkey, Israel as strongest navy in Mediterranean with new missile system: expert

Published 2020-07-05 09:46:39 by News Desk in North-Africa, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:20 A.M.) – Egyptian military researcher Mohamed Al-Kenany said this past weekend that Egypt’s desire to possess the Russian coastal defense system, the “Bastion”, which is anti-ship, is not due to the ongoing conflict in the Mediterranean. The Egyptian researcher pointed out that the matter dates back to 2015, according to the Russian news agency TASS at the time, as he stressed that the armament contracts between Egypt and Russia include the Bastion system. Kenany noted that Egypt’s acquisition of these systems is logical and expected within the framework of the comprehensive plan for the  development of the… Read on ->

Tags: Egypt, Israel, Turkey


Qassem Soleimani played ‘important role’ in fight against terrorism: Iranian official

Published 2020-07-05 09:25:11 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:15 A.M.) – The representative of the Leader of the Islamic Revolution and Secretary of the Supreme Council for Iranian National Security, Admiral Ali Shamkhani, called for an accelerated investigation into the assassination of the late Quds Force commander, Major-General Qassem Soleimani. According to the state-owned Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA), Shamkhani said on Saturday that “the assassination of the martyr Soleimani was the largest American gift to takfiri terrorism and its supporters.” Shamkhani’s comments came during a meeting of the Political and Legal Follow-up Committee on the file of the assassination of Soleimani and his companions in… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Soleimani


ISIS suffers heavy losses in big attack on Syrian Army troops

Published 2020-07-05 09:09:46 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:40 A.M.) – Over the course of 48 hours, the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) has launched a number of attacks on the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions in the Badiya Al-Sham region of the Homs Governorate. According to a field report from eastern Homs, the Syrian Arab Army was attacked at a few points in the Badiya Al-Sham region on Friday and Saturday, resulting in the heaviest clashes between the two sides in two months. The report said the Syrian Army, backed by the National Defense Forces (NDF) and Local Defense Forces (LDF), suffered over ten casualties at the… Read on ->

Tags: Homs, ISIS, Syria


Turkey seeks to break through Egypt’s red lines in Libya: LNA general

Published 2020-07-05 08:49:38 by News Desk in North-Africa, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:20 A.M.) – Director of Orientation at the Libyan National Army (LNA), General Khaled Al Mahjoub, said that Turkey’s military agreement with the Government of National Accord (GNA) leader, Fayez al-Sarraj, aims to control Libyan oil fields and to cross the red line drawn by Egypt. He emphasized, as reported by RT, that the Turkish agreement with the GNA was aimed at penetrating the Sirte-Al-Jafra red line, which was first identified by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. He said, during a phone call to the program “The Story”, presented on MBC Egypt, that Turkey’s agreement stipulated that “the… Read on ->

Tags: Egypt, Libya, Sirte, Turkey


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