This is a summary of 17 AMN articles on the following subjects: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran, US, Egypt, Libya, Iraq, PKK, Turkey, Beqaa, Lebanon, Greece, Hmeimim, Syria, Russia, Ansarallah, Saudi, Yemen, Hezbollah, Sirte.

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Video footage of Azerbaijani forces attacking on Armenian military

Published 2020-07-13 23:23:03 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 P.M.) – The Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense announced this morning that its forces destroyed a stronghold of the Armenian army in the northwestern border region of Tuvuz. Despite claims to the contrary, including reports about the Armenian military repelling an attempt by the Azerbaijani army’s attempt to establish points inside Armenia, the Azerbaijani Minister of Defense said their forces were successful. In a video that has since been posted by the Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense, smoke can be seen billowing from an Armenian military site along the border region.  

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan

Iran rejected US demand to not respond after Qassem Soleimani assassination: Deputy FM

Published 2020-07-13 22:54:57 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:40 P.M.) – Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Mohsen Baharvand alleges that Tehran immediately rejected Washington’s attempt at preventing a retaliatory attack by Iranian forces, shortly after the January assassination of Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Quds Force commander Major General Qasem Soleimani. “The US had sent a message to Iran via the Swiss ambassador (whose mission also acts as Washington’s interests section in Tehran) to demand Iran not to give a response, but it was rejected immediately,” Baharvand said on Sunday, as reported by Iran’s Fars News Agency. The January 3 assassination strike near Baghdad International Airport also… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, US

Azerbaijani forces suffered ‘serious losses’ in battle with Armenian military: Russian media

Published 2020-07-13 21:39:13 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:30 P.M.) – The Armenian military beat back an assault that was launched by the Azerbaijani forces along the border on Sunday. According to the Russian-language Avia.Pro publication, the Armenian military inflicted heavy losses in the ranks of the Azerbaijani army, while the former suffered little-to-no casualties. “A day earlier, a military conflict occurred on the border of Armenia and Azerbaijan, resulting in very serious losses for the Azerbaijani side. It is known about the destruction of a bus with the Azerbaijani Armed Forces, a downed drone and damaged armored vehicles, which illegally entered the territory of Armenia,… Read on ->

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Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan

New explosion reported in eastern Iran

Published 2020-07-13 20:05:39 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:40 P.M.) – The head of the fire department in the Kafyan region in the Khorasan Province of eastern Iran said that an explosion took place at a company’s facility that produces liquefied gas. The fire department head said the explosion had resulted in a large ignition of fire and great damage to the company and neighboring buildings. According to this fire official, the gas condensate tank in Petronft plant in Kafyan Fariman Industrial City caught fire, but the incident did not result in any losses of life or injuries, according to the Iranian ILNA agency. The head… Read on ->

Tags: Iran

Libya’s security is part of Egyptian national security: MP

Published 2020-07-13 19:37:26 by News Desk in North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:30 P.M.) – The head of the Egyptian Parliament’s Defense and National Security Committee, Major General Kamal Amer, said that Egypt sent important messages by implementing the naval maneuver “Decisive 2020”. He explained during press statements, that the first of these messages is that “Egypt and its armed forces are able to protect its national security by the capabilities of its army, which is capable of facing all the various challenges, and according to superior capabilities, but it is a rational army.” Amer added that the second message is that “Libyan national security is part of the Egyptian… Read on ->

Tags: Egypt, Libya

Second Turkish soldier killed in northern Iraq

Published 2020-07-13 18:47:40 by News Desk in Iraq

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:30 P.M.) – On Sunday evening, the Turkish Defense Ministry said that a Turkish soldier was killed in northern Iraq. The ministry said in a statement that “the Turkish soldier was martyred after being taken to hospital, as a result of being wounded during armed clashes in the operation area in northern Iraq.” The Turkish Army has now lost two soldiers since launching their operation in northern Iraq. The Ministry of Defense also announced the neutralization of 3 gunmen from the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) organization, in clashes in the “Operation Tiger Claw” area. Earlier on Sunday, the… Read on ->

Tags: Iraq, PKK, Turkey

Lebanese Army comes under attack at several points in Beqaa: 1 soldier killed

Published 2020-07-13 18:23:51 by News Desk in Lebanon

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 P.M.) – The Lebanese Army Command said in a statement on Monday, that gunmen opened fire on several military and patrol sites in the Baalbek area in the Beqa’a Valley last night, killing one soldier around midnight. The statement said : “At the time of approximately 00.45 A.M.., a number of gunmen opened fire towards an army patrol and military centers in Talia, Brital, Al-Khader and Douris, as this resulted in the martyrdom of one of the soldiers.” They continued: “This was preceded yesterday by the wanted man, Abbas Al-Masri, on firing in the air at the… Read on ->

Tags: Beqaa, Lebanon

Satellite images reveal destruction of Turkish air defenses at Libyan airbase

Published 2020-07-13 17:26:07 by News Desk in North-Africa, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:00 P.M.) – A group of military activists posted on Facebook this week,  pictures revealing the effects of the destruction of Turkish air defense systems in Libya. The pictures revealed the location of the Turkish systems before and after the destruction, as large spots appear, which reveal the exact location of the bombing. The attack, which was carried out by the Libyan National Army (LNA), with some claiming it was a foreign air force, targeted the Turkish air defense system at the Al-Watiyah Airbase, south of the capital city, Tripoli. It is noteworthy to that the Libyan media… Read on ->

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Tags: Libya, Turkey

Greece has ‘no right to speak of the Hagia Sophia’: Turkish FM

Published 2020-07-13 17:03:10 by News Desk in Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:45 P.M.) – Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday, that Ankara “will inform the World Heritage Organization (UNESCO) of the future steps it will take regarding the Hagia Sophia Museum after the decision to convert it to a mosque.” In an interview with state-owned TRT TV, Cavusoglu said, “Ankara is surprised by the statements of UNESCO about the Hagia Sophia … We will inform the organization of the future steps in this regard,” after the organization expressed its concern about the Turkish move. He also responded to Greek criticism of the move and stated that “Greece… Read on ->

Tags: Greece, Turkey

Iranian forces arrest ‘foreign intelligence agents’ in southern Iran

Published 2020-07-13 16:55:18 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:45 P.M.) – The head of the Islamic Revolution Court in the Kerman Province, Ahmed Qurbani, has announced the arrest of “agents of foreign intelligence services and opposition groups.” On Monday, Qurbani said, “A number of members of the anti-revolutionary groups in the governorate have been arrested, appeared before the Islamic Revolution Court and sentenced.” He pointed out that “the Revolutionary Court in the governorate has decided on a number of other security files as well and issued its rulings, including the file of the invited criminals, Ahmed Yousfi and Arya Jawidan, where they were carrying out kidnappings… Read on ->

Tags: Iran

Syrian Army launches retaliatory strikes against jihadist forces behind Hmeimim Airbase attack

Published 2020-07-13 16:47:27 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:30 P.M.) – Over the past 24 hours, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has launched a number of artillery and missile strikes in northwestern Syria, targeting the sites belonging to the jihadist forces. According to reports from southern Idlib, the Syrian Army heavily targeted the jihadist forces between the Jabal Al-Zawiya, Al-Ghaab Plain, and Jabal Al-Akrad regions, with the primary focus of the strikes on the positions of the Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP) and Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS). The wide-scale attack by the Syrian Arab Army comes in retaliation for the attempted jihadist drone strikes on the Hmeimim… Read on ->

Tags: Hmeimim, Syria

Turkish military captures strategic mountain in northern Iraq

Published 2020-07-13 16:31:04 by News Desk in Iraq, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:15 P.M.) – The Turkish forces imposed full control over the Iraqi border mountain of Khamtir, which overlooks Turkey this week. The Khamtir Mountain is considered a strategic location that overlooks everything around it and it was captured by the Turkish forces after the intensification of airstrikes. The governor of the northern Iraqi city of Dohuk announced that the Turkish forces launched an air and artillery bombardment on two border villages in the town of Barwari Bala and the district of Batiwah. The mayor of the Darkar District had revealed on Sunday that Turkish forces had arrived at… Read on ->

Tags: Iraq, Turkey

Cockpit footage of Russian Su-25 jet attacking enemy target

Published 2020-07-13 16:03:37 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:45 P.M.) – The Zvezda YouTube channel released a video of the Russian Air Force’s Su-25 SM3 fighter jet attacking a target during a military exercise. The video, filmed from the cockpit, shows missile strikes at the hypothetical enemy over an unknown area. The Su-25 is a supersonic armored attack aircraft designed to directly support troops on the battlefield, day and night, with a direct view of the target and the destruction of enemy targets. The latest version, the Su-25 SM3, of the attack aircraft, has received new electronic warfare systems, weapons and navigation system.

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Tags: Russia

Ansarallah forces launch massive attack on Saudi airports, military bases

Published 2020-07-13 15:55:11 by News Desk in Gulf, Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:30 P.M.) –  Yemen’s Ansarallah Movement announced on Monday, the implementation of a military operation targeting airports and military bases in a number of locations in Saudi Arabia’s Jizan, Najran, and Asir provinces. “Our ballistic missiles and our drones, in a wide military operation, have destroyed a number of the enemy’s Saudi military sites and installations in Jizan, Najran and Asir, including airports and military bases,” the Ansarallah-affiliated spokesperson for the Yemeni Armed Forces, Brigadier General Yahya Sare’a, said in a statement that was reported by Yemen’s Al-Masirah TV. He added, “The Tadawin camp was targeted in the… Read on ->

Tags: Ansarallah, Saudi, Yemen

Iraqi Hezbollah announces readiness for military action to expel US forces

Published 2020-07-13 15:40:57 by News Desk in Iraq

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:25 P.M.) – Iraq’s Kataib Hezbollah announced on Sunday, “the full readiness for extensive military action to force the American forces out of the country.” The security official in the Kataib Hezbollah, Abu Ali Al-Askari, said on Sunday: “Let the Americans know with certainty that the decision to get them out is irreversible, indefinite, and indivisible, and no one can assure them or protect them.” Askari said: “The resistance must continue with popular security, political and media pressure, with full readiness for wide military action, so that these (Americans) killers acquiesce to the will of the people.” He… Read on ->

Tags: Hezbollah, Iraq, US

Iran reveals more details about joint military agreement with Syria

Published 2020-07-13 15:29:08 by News Desk in Iran, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:10 P.M.) – On Monday, the Iranian Foreign Ministry commented on the visit of the Chief of the General Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, Major General Mohammad Bagheri to Syria, and the signing of an agreement on military cooperation between the two countries. “Our military cooperation with Syria is not a new matter, and we have for a long time, both during the period of the late President Hafez al-Assad or President Bashar al-Assad, bilateral relations in various political, economic, security and military fields, ” said Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi at a press conference on… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Syria

Turkey threatens major military operation if Libyan Army does not withdraw from Sirte

Published 2020-07-13 15:15:45 by News Desk in North-Africa, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:00 P.M.) – Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, stated on Monday that a military operation will be carried out in the event that the Libyan National Army (LNA), led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, does not withdraw from the coastal city of Sirte. He said in an interview with the state-owned TRT TV that “Sirte and Al-Jafra should be handed over to the Libyan Al-Wefaq government, and a military operation may be carried out in the event of no withdrawal from Sirte,” explaining that the “Al-Wefaq government” on the Libyan crisis had been presented to Moscow and we… Read on ->

Tags: Libya, Sirte, Turkey

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