This is a summary of 13 AMN articles on the following subjects: Lebanon, US, Hasakah, Qamishli, Syria, Libya, Turkey, China, Yemen, Iran, Israel, Homs, Idlib, Russia, Baghdad, Iraq.

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US ambassador sends stern message to Lebanese PM: report

Published 2020-07-06 23:54:09 by News Desk in Lebanon

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:40 P.M.) – A Lebanese newspaper revealed on Monday that the U.S.ambassador to Lebanon, Dorothy Shea, sent a stern message to Lebanese Prime Minister, Hassan Diab, with the aim of implementing what the U.S. government wants from him personally. According to Al-Akhbar, quoting private sources, the American ambassador sent to the Prime Minister of Lebanon, through mutual acquaintances, strong-worded messages accusing him of implementing the Hezbollah agenda in the government. The newspaper pointed out through its sources that these messages have increased in frequency, especially after information about the possibility of Lebanon opening up economically to cooperation with… Read on ->

Tags: Lebanon, US

Syrians protest US forces, sanctions in northeast Syria: video

Published 2020-07-06 23:42:49 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:30 P.M.) – Syrian citizens in the Al-Hasakah countryside set fire to American flags, amid popular protests in the governorate over the presence of the U.S. Coalition forces. According to reports from the Al-Hasakah Governorate, the people of Tartib village in the Al-Qamishli countryside organized a demonstration, during which they demanded the exit of the U.S. Coalition forces from the Syrian lands. A Sputnik Arabic correspondent in Al-Hasakah stated that dozens of people from Tartib village gathered in the village square, raising pictures of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, the national flag and the Russian flag and banners reading… Read on ->

Tags: Hasakah, Qamishli, Syria

Turkey responds to attack on air defenses by deploying new systems to Libya: report

Published 2020-07-06 23:25:50 by News Desk in North-Africa, Turkey

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BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 P.M.) – Following the powerful attack by the Libyan National Army (LNA) on the Al-Watiyah Airbase west of the Libyan capital, the Turkish media reported on Ankara’s move to deploy new air defense systems in a number of strategic locations in Libya. The Haber7 website reported on Sunday that Turkey purchased the S-125 missile system from Ukraine and moved it to Libya, where it will monitor the airspace of the North African nation. The site added that the Ukrainian system consists of six batteries for missiles, one dedicated to the airspace over the city of Sirte, and… Read on ->

Tags: Libya, Turkey

Chinese Navy showcases strength near Yemeni coast: video

Published 2020-07-06 12:40:59 by News Desk in Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:30 P.M.) – Chinese television broadcast released a video of Chinese naval exercises in the Gulf of Aden, which is located between the coasts of Yemen and Djibouti. Three warships reportedly conducted exercises to showcase their capabilities to deal with multiple security threats and accomplish various military tasks near the Yemeni territorial waters.   Video credit: RT

Tags: China, Yemen

Israel challenges Iran by sending reconnaissance satellite into space

Published 2020-07-06 12:16:27 by News Desk in Iran, Middleeast

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – Israel announced on Monday that they had successfully launched a reconnaissance satellite into space in its first experiment in this field. The announcement came from the spokesperson of the Israeli army, Avichay Adraee, who tweeted: “The Ministry of Defense confirmed that the space administration at the Research and Development Directorate and the Space Industries Authority succeeded by launching the Horizon 16 reconnaissance satellite into space, at four in the morning Jerusalem time.” Adraee continued: “I am talking about an electric optical survey satellite that is equipped with advanced technical capabilities, and it will be subjected… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Israel

Syrian Army seizes large cache of weapons meant to be delivered to jihadists in Idlib

Published 2020-07-06 12:00:07 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:45 A.M.) – The Syrian Armed Forces seized a large cache of weapons this past weekend that were meant to be delivered to the jihadist rebels in Idlib. According to reports, the Syrian Army seized a large amount of weapons and ammunition after learning about a plan to smuggle them from Homs to Idlib in northwestern Syria. The reports said the weapons included various types of ammunition and machine guns, along with a number of missiles, grenades, and RPGs. The Syrian Armed Forces later confiscated all of the weapons and showcased them for a camera crew from the… Read on ->

Tags: Homs, Idlib, Syria

First scenes from Libyan Army attack on Turkish air defenses

Published 2020-07-06 11:38:15 by News Desk in North-Africa, Turkey

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BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:20 A.M.) – An Egyptian channel published a video this week, which showed the moment the Libyan National Army (LNA) targeted the air defense systems installed by Turkey last Thursday at the Al-Watiyah Airbase in Libya. Khaled Abu Bakr, during his program “Kul Yom” (translation: everyday) showed footage of the strikes, explaining that “nine powerful raids targeted the Turkish air defense systems and destroyed three radars at Al-Watiyah Airbase.” He indicated in the video presentation that the systems that were destroyed were installed in conjunction with the visit of Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar to Tripoli and Misrata…. Read on ->

Tags: Libya, Turkey

Libyan Army reveals new details about attack on Turkish air defenses

Published 2020-07-06 10:17:41 by News Desk in North-Africa, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:40 P.M.) – The Director of the Department of Moral Guidance in the Libyan National Army, General Khaled Mahjoub, stated on Sunday that targeting the Al-Watiyah Airbase in western Libya resulted in the death of a number of “Erdogan’s mercenaries.” He said in an interview with the Egyptian channel Sada Al-Balad that “the death toll of Turkish forces was in the dozens and the strike was not expected and came at the appropriate time and revealed to Erdogan what he will face on the soil of Libya.” He continued, “The targeting of Al-Watiyah Airbase was painful and was… Read on ->

Tags: Libya, Turkey

From Russia with love: Cargo ship carrying tanks en route to Syria – PHOTOS

Published 2020-07-06 09:28:11 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:10 A.M.) – The Russian Ministry of Defense is continuing its military equipment deliveries to the Syrian Arab Republic, as another cargo ship was photographed transiting the Bosphorus Strait between the Mediterranean and Black seas. According to maritime observer Yoruk Isik, the LST Saratov 150 of the Black Sea Fleet was seen transiting the Bosphorus Strait, en route to the Syrian port-city of Tartous. As pointed out by Isik below, the Saratov 150 specializes in transporting armored vehicles, including tanks and armored personnel carriers (APC). The delivery of tanks and other armored vehicles to Syria is incredibly… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Syria

Israel detonated ‘powerful bomb’ at Iranian nuclear facility: NYT

Published 2020-07-06 09:01:44 by News Desk in Iran, Middleeast

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:30 A.M.) – In a report released by the New York Times, the publication alleges that the Israel is responsible for the explosion at the Iranian nuclear facility last Thursday. Citing an unnamed “Middle East intelligence official”, the report said the explosion was caused by a “powerful bomb” that was detonated at the Natanz nuclear facility in Iran. According to the report, however, this explosion was not connected with the two other blasts that rocked the Islamic Republic last week. The publication also cited a member of the the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), who allegedly confirmed the… Read on ->

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Tags: Iran, Israel

Iraq security forces deny reports about missile attack on Baghdad Airport

Published 2020-07-06 08:20:05 by News Desk in Iraq

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:45 A.M.) – The Iraqi security forces said on Monday that what was reported by several media outlets about the fall of a missile near the Baghdad International Airport terminal was incorrect. A brief statement published by the security forces said: “We deny this news completely, and the Baghdad Operations Command did not indicate any rocket launches 0050 hours.” “We call on all media outlets to be accurate and take information exclusively from the security media cell,” she added. Iraqi sources announced earlier that “a missile landed in the vicinity of Baghdad airport, and that it did not… Read on ->

Tags: Baghdad, Iraq

New missile attack targets Baghdad Airport

Published 2020-07-06 04:04:11 by News Desk in Iraq

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:30 A.M,) – The Baghdad International Airport was the target of a new missile strike on Sunday evening that was carried out by an unknown group. A security source said on Monday morning that the vicinity of Baghdad International Airport was targeted with a Katyusha missile. Citing a local source, Al-Sumaria TV said: “a Katyusha missile just fell in the vicinity of Baghdad International Airport.” The Al-Sumaria TV source added, “The missile did not explode.” They pointed out that “this fall did not lead to any injuries.” Meanwhile, sources told Al-Arabiya Al-Hadath that the missile strike was targeting… Read on ->

Tags: Baghdad, Iraq

Turkey makes first statement after Libyan Army bombed their air defense system

Published 2020-07-06 00:02:35 by News Desk in North-Africa, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:50 P.M.) – The state-owned Anadolu Agency confirmed the reports of a Libyan National Army (LNA) airstrike on the Al-Watiyah Airbase in western Libya last night. The agency quoted a “source in the army who preferred not to be named,” saying that base “was bombed by unidentified warplanes yesterday,” after hearing its flight in the mountainous areas surrounding the base. The Anadolu source pointed out that there were no casualties due to the bombing, and that the raids targeted “some of the facilities of the base, which were recently brought in to strengthen the base, including an air… Read on ->

Tags: Libya, Turkey

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