This is a summary of 17 AMN articles on the following subjects: Egypt, Libya, Hasakah, Syria, Iraq, US, Afghanistan, Iran, Tripoli, Russia, Turkey, Soleimani, Idlib, Israel, Natanz, Sirte, Erdogan.

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Egyptian Navy destroys target in Mediterranean with one blow: photos

Published 2020-07-11 21:30:41 by News Desk in North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:20 P.M.) – Screenshots posted in a video published by the Egyptian Armed Forces on Saturday showed moment the Navy sank a landing ship in the Mediterranean with one blow. In the picture frames, the Egyptian frigate can be seen using their Harpoon missile to target and destroy the enemy ship. During the maneuvers, a frigate appeared, launching the anti-ship missile, with a range of 124 km to 140 km. https://youtu.be/UZSukeYGmOU   The Egyptian Army announced on Saturday, the continuation of their military maneuvers, dubbed “Decisive 2020”, in the western strategic region, as they prepare their forces for… Read on ->

Tags: Egypt, Libya


New videos show Syrian Army troops attempting to surround US forces at checkpoint

Published 2020-07-11 20:23:13 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 P.M.) – On Friday, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) intercepted a convoy of U.S. armored vehicles that were attempting to make their way through the Tal Tamr countryside in western Al-Hasakah. According to the Ba’ath Battalions in the area, the Syrian Arab Army’s 154th Regiment confronted the U.S. forces outside the village of Mansef Al-Tahtani, later resulting in the withdrawal of the American troops from the area. In a video released on Saturday, the Syrian Army troops can be seen moving towards the U.S. convoy to confront the latter outside of Mansef Al-Tahtani. https://www.facebook.com/100031108234253/videos/304333823946890/ In another video,… Read on ->

Tags: Hasakah, Syria


Watch: Egyptian warplanes and battleships target Libyan border in large-scale maneuver

Published 2020-07-11 17:30:26 by News Desk in North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:20 P.M.) – The Egyptian naval and air forces, along with their special forces, carried out maneuvers along their western border with Libya on Saturday. During the maneuvers, the Egyptian Armed Forces carried out an amphibious operation, with the support of their air force. According to the Egyptian army statement, this exercise comes within the framework of the combat training plan for the armed forces’ formations and units in one of the stages of the “Decisive 2020”. https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=414103642882215 They explained that “this maneuver is on the western strategic border, given the sharp and rapid changes that the region… Read on ->

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Tags: Egypt, Libya


US smuggles large amount of Syrian oil to Iraq: SANA

Published 2020-07-11 15:55:32 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:30 P.M.) – The U.S. military allegedly smuggled a large amount of oil from Syria to neighboring Iraq this week, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) said on Saturday. According to the SANA report, the U.S. smuggled the Syrian oil, via 35 trucks, through the Al-Walid Crossing, which links Syria’s Al-Hasakah Governorate with Iraq’s Nineveh Governorate. No further details were released regarding this incident. Syria has repeatedly accused the U.S. of plundering its oil, as the American forces currently control the largest petrol field in the country. Earlier this week, the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a bill… Read on ->

Tags: Iraq, Syria, US


Iranian forces score big drug bust near Afghan border

Published 2020-07-11 15:34:59 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:20 P.M.) – The Iranian media reported on Saturday that a large amount of drugs had been seized in Khorasan Province, which is on the Afghan border. The state-owned Fars News Agency quoted the statements of the commander of the Internal Security Forces in Khorasan Province in Iran, Brigadier Majeed Shujaa, who said his forces seized 483 kg of drugs in the city of Qain, in eastern Iran. Shujaa indicated that “a unit of the Internal Security Forces, and when performing its duties, suspected a car moving at a high speed, so the driver was ordered to stop,… Read on ->

Tags: Afghanistan, Iran


Turkish-backed Libyan forces fight each other in Tripoli

Published 2020-07-11 15:15:31 by News Desk in North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:00 P.M.) – The United Nations Support Mission in Libya has expressed deep concern about the recent clashes between different Turkish-backed groups in Janzour, a residential area of ​​Tripoli. These clashes have reportedly terrorized the local population and resulted in a number of deaths and injuries. The U.N. mission condemned such reckless acts that put civilians directly at risk, while Tripoli is still recovering from a 15-month blockade. The Mission noted that the occurrence of these clashes underscores the need for the Government of the National Accord to move quickly towards effective security sector reform, in conjunction with… Read on ->

Tags: Libya, Tripoli


Russian S-35 and MiG-31 jets intercept US military aircraft

Published 2020-07-11 14:23:51 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 P.M.) – The Russian Ministry of Defense announced that their military aircraft intercepted a U.S. reconnaissance plane over the Sea of ​​Japan and forced it to return to its base. The Ministry of Information and Communications of the Russian Ministry of Defense said in a statement: “On Saturday, an American Air Force reconnaissance plane RC-135 was detected over the Sea of ​​Japan, and our Sukhoi-35 and MiG-31bm aircraft were launched to intercept it.” They continued: “On July 11, the Russian airspace monitoring system over the neutral waters of the Sea of ​​Japan discovered an air target flying… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, US


Syrian-Iranian military agreement is ‘first step’ to breaking Caesar Act: Shaaban

Published 2020-07-11 14:05:58 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:40 P.M.) – The media and political advisor to the Syrian Presidency, Buthaina Shaaban, said that the “Caesar Act is illegal and a criminal measure against Syria,” considering the “Iranian-Syrian military agreement the first steps to break it.” Shaaban indicated, in an interview with Yemen’s Al-Masirah TV, that “the so-called Caesar Law is an extension of the war on Syria and was issued by America, which led the war on the Syrian people.” She pointed out that the “Caesar Law is an attack on every axis, including the Resistance, and this is confirmed by the facts. ” She… Read on ->

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Tags: Iran, Syria


Watch: Russian anti-ship missiles destroy enemy targets

Published 2020-07-11 13:03:26 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:45 P.M.) – A group of strike forces from the Russian Navy’s Northern Fleet, with the support of long-range T-22 aircraft, carried out a missile strike on a group of the supposed enemy, as part of exercises taking place in the Barents Sea. The heavy atomic missile cruiser “Peter the Great” and the “Marshal Ustinov” missile cruiser launched “Granite” and “Vulcan” anti-ship missiles at a complex target that simulates a group of supposed enemy ships located at the maximum throwing distance. Russia Today later released a video of the Russian Navy using their anti-ship missiles to destroy these… Read on ->

Tags: Russia


Turkish military seizes strategic summit in Iraqi-Kurdistan

Published 2020-07-11 12:56:15 by News Desk in Iraq, Turkey

On Friday night, the Kurdish media reported a military landing operation carried out by the Turkish forces at a strategic summit north of the Darkar District of Dohuk Governorate, which is located near Iraq’s northern border with Turkey. According to the Rudaw News Agency, the Turkish Army launched the landing operation at the strategic summit under the cover of night. The director of the town, Zirvan Mousa, pointed out that the Turkish forces seized the summit of Mount Shaquli, north of the Darkar District, northeast of Zakho, through this  operation, which was backed by military helicopters, and established military points… Read on ->

Tags: Iraq, Turkey


Qassem Soleimani was on ‘mission of peace’ when he was assassinated: Iran

Published 2020-07-11 12:44:44 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:30 P.M.) – On Friday, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi affirmed that the Iranian people have always been an advocate of peace, which can be touched on in literature, including their long list of poets. Mousavi told the state-owned Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) that the late Quds Force commander, Major-General Qassem Soleimani was on a “mission of peace” until the “treacherous assassination operation by American terrorists while he was on the peace-making mission.” Mousavi said that acts such as terrorism, violence, extremism, racial discrimination, and genocide were postmodern matters by those looking for their identity in… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Soleimani


Mysterious drone strike kills 2 jihadist commanders in Idlib

Published 2020-07-11 12:27:32 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:10 P.M.) – Local reports from Idlib revealed the killing of two senior jihadist leaders from the “Ansar al-Tawhid” organization last night. According to the reports, an unknown drone, likely U.S. Coalition,  carried out an airstrike in the Al-Sina’a District of Idlib city, after which an explosion was heard that shook the administrative capital. Not long after the drone strike, opposition activists took to social media to report the attack on the eastern part of the Idlib city. The two remains of the two jihadist commanders were recovered shortly after the attack, with no group or force claiming… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


Iran will help secure Syria’s skies against Israeli attacks: report

Published 2020-07-11 12:03:27 by News Desk in Iran, Syria

Iran will help Syria strengthen its air defence as part of an agreement between the two states signed on Wednesday. The agreement was signed by Iran’s Chief of the Armed Forces General Staff, Major General Mohammad Bagheri, and Syrian Minister of Defence Ali Abdullah Ayyub. The agreement provides for the strengthening of military ties, as well as enhancing constant coordination between the parties. Moreover, Bagheri said that Iran’s strengthening of Syria’s air defence was aimed at increasing the pace of defence cooperation between the two countries. Does this mean an increase in Iran’s military presence in the country? How will… Read on ->

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Tags: Iran, Syria


Iranian media indirectly accuses US, Israel of being behind nuclear facility explosion

Published 2020-07-11 11:35:08 by News Desk in Iran

Iranian media outlets have indirectly accused the US and Israel of being behind a blast at the Natanz nuclear facility in early July, even though Tehran is yet to issue an official statement on what caused the explosion, the London-based news outlet Middle East Eye reports. The outlet referred to the online version of the Iranian newspaper Hamshahri which argued that the Natanz explosion’s time and location indicates that “the attackers had chosen a time and place that would not cause any casualties” and “would not damage sections with radioactive materials”. The newspaper also drew parallels between the blast and… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Israel, Natanz, US


Turkish-backed forces preparing to attack strategic city, base in northern Libya: LNA

Published 2020-07-11 10:04:37 by News Desk in North-Africa, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:45 A.M.) – The commander of the Ijdabiya Operations Force, affiliated to the Libyan National Army (LNA), Major General Fawzi Al-Mansouri, revealed that his military units continue to prepare their defense lines at the cities of Sirte and Al-Jafra, pending the instructions of the General Command. Al-Mansouri said that “the Libyan Army forces are fully prepared to respond to any attack by the Al-Wefaq forces, backed by mercenaries and Turks.” The Ijdabiya Operations Force commander stated, “The response to the Al-Wefaq forces was preceded on June 6, while it was attempting to launch a hostile attack on the… Read on ->

Tags: Libya, Sirte, Turkey


Syrian Army pushes more reinforcements to southern Idlib as offensive looms

Published 2020-07-11 09:21:09 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 A.M.) – Over the last week, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has pushed more reinforcements to the southern countryside of Idlib, amid reports of a new military operation in the Jabal Al-Zawiya region. According to a field report in southern Idlib, the Syrian Army sent reinforcements to the Jabal Al-Zawiya front-lines, along with a plethora of heavy weapons and armored vehicles. The report said the Syrian Army reinforcements came from the Latakia, Damascus, and Hama governorates; they were accompanied by local troops from the National Defense Forces (NDF). This latest deployment of reinforcements comes just a day… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


Erdogan calls on world to respect Turkey’s decision to transform Hagia Sophia into mosque

Published 2020-07-11 08:42:54 by News Desk in Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:30 A.M.) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in a televised statement broadcast by the Anadolu News Agency, called on the international community to respect the Turkish decision to transform the Hagia Sophia back into a mosque. In his speech, Erdogan stressed Ankara’s openness to all international views on the issue, stressing that the fate of Hagia Sophia is a Turkish sovereign right. Erdogan noted that the right to dispose of Hagia Sophia is a pure Turkish right, and that no one has the right to interfere in it and that “at the end, the Hagia Sophia will… Read on ->

Tags: Erdogan, Turkey


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