This is a summary of 12 AMN articles on the following subjects: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Egypt, Libya, China, US, Sirte, Iran, Syria, Hezbollah, Israel, Lebanon, Iraq, Idlib, Russia, Hmeimim, Latakia.

Categories covered in this brief: Iran, Middleeast, Turkey, World-News, North-Africa, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq

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New Quds Force commander threatens US, Israel: ‘The difficult days have not come yet’

Published 2020-07-14 19:00:08 by News Desk in Iran, Middleeast

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:40 P.M.) – What happened to the American aircraft carrier is the result of the work, behavior and crimes committed by the U.S., said the commander of the Quds Force, General Ismail Ghaani, the successor of the late Major-General Qassem Soleimani. He said in a military meeting, as quoted by the Iranian Al-Alam TV channel: “The Americans should not accuse others for what happened to the aircraft carrier because it was the result of the fire they set,” noting that “the difficult days have not come yet and there are very difficult days awaiting the United States and… Read on ->

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Turkey vows to stand with Azerbaijan against Armenia

Published 2020-07-14 18:45:46 by News Desk in Turkey, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:30 P.M.) – Turkish Defense Minister, Hulusi Akar, said that Turkey will continue to “stand with the Azerbaijani armed forces against Armenia, which continues its aggressive approach.” The Turkish statement came a day after clashes erupted between Azerbaijani and Armenian forces on the border between the two countries. The Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense said that four of its soldiers were killed and five wounded, while the Ministry of Defense of Armenia reported that two of its soldiers were wounded. The two sides exchanged accusations of violating a ceasefire and artillery fire. For decades, the Azerbaijani-Armenian border has been… Read on ->

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Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Turkey


Egyptian military began preparations for major operation in Libya: expert

Published 2020-07-14 18:36:12 by News Desk in North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:20 P.M.) – Egyptian military expert, General Mahfouz Marzouq, considered that the size of the military maneuvers conducted by the Egyptian forces and the development of landing operations, indicates that Cairo is seriously preparing for a military operation in Libya. On Monday, the Libyan Parliament announced that it was allowing the Egyptian forces to intervene in the Libyan conflict. They said in a statement that “the Egyptian forces have the right to intervene to protect the Libyan and Egyptian national security if they see an imminent threat to the security of the two countries.” Commenting on the Libyan… Read on ->

Tags: Egypt, Libya


China tests powerful missiles capable of sinking US warships: video

Published 2020-07-14 17:47:52 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:30 P.M.) – The Air Force of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army tested a ballistic anti-ship missile in the South China Sea recently. According to the National Interest website, these tests came in the wake of the news issued last May that the Chinese People’s Liberation Army had installed cruise missiles and surface-to-air missiles near the coral reef areas, west of the Philippines. Pentagon spokesman Lt. Col. Dave Eastbourne said that China’s missile test this week contradicts “China’s claim that it wants peace in the region and it is clear that such actions are coercive actions aimed at… Read on ->

Tags: China, US


Turkish-backed forces threaten Libyan Army with decisive action

Published 2020-07-14 15:55:28 by News Desk in North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:45 P.M.) – A statement issued by a spokesman for the forces of the Turkish-backed Government of National Accord in Libya, Colonel Pilot Mohamed Qanunu, said that it was time for the oil to flow again and hit the hands that stopped it. Qanunu said in a fiery statement: “The time has come for oil to flow again, strike at the sinful hands of the Libyan forces, and end the presence of mercenaries supporting the war criminal who permitted them to land in Libya and use its sky.” The military spokesman for the GNA stressed that it will… Read on ->

Tags: Libya, Sirte


Captured US-backed fighters admit to obtaining info about Iranian targets in Syria

Published 2020-07-14 15:42:52 by News Desk in Iran, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:30 P.M.) – A group of gunman belonging to a group called “Mughawer Al-Thourah”, who had been detained near Palmyra, admitted to have received training from the U.S. forces. It was reported earlier that three gunmen were arrested and transferred to the Syrian city of Palmyra, after their group fell into a minefield. The detained militants acknowledged that they had been sent on a mission, and had to obtain information about Russian and Iranian targets in Syria. One of the detainees, Abdullah Al-Mishwat, said in his confessions: “We were taught how to deal with all types of weapons… Read on ->

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Tags: Iran, Syria


US commander warns Hezbollah of severe consequences if they attack Israel

Published 2020-07-14 15:26:33 by News Desk in Lebanon, Middleeast

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:10 P.M.) – The U.S. Army’s Central Command, General Kenneth McKenzie, has warned Hezbollah against any military action against Israel because that would be a major mistake and would not end well for Lebanon, the party and its supporters. The Lebanon-based El-Nashra News Agency quoted McKenzie as saying: “After the exchange of prisoners that took place with Iran, it became clear that we are in a period of opportunities that were born through ability and will, and I do not think Iran has any doubt about our capabilities,” noting that “Iran is still seeking to control the region… Read on ->

Tags: Hezbollah, Israel, Lebanon, US


Turkey occupies 15 km of Iraqi border territory: MP

Published 2020-07-14 15:12:40 by News Desk in Iraq, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:00 P.M.) – On Tuesday, the Security and Defense Committee in the Iraqi Parliament called for the need to confront Turkish attacks on the country, condemning Ankara’s exploitation of old agreements to penetrate deep into the country. In a statement to the Iraqi News Agency, the head of the Parliamentary Security and Defense Committee, Muhammad Reza Al-Haidar said, “Iraq rejects a country violating its sovereignty or carrying out airstrikes inside its territories,” calling on the government to address this crisis. Haider said that “Turkey depends on the security agreement concluded previously by entering about five kilometers to seven… Read on ->

Tags: Iraq, Turkey


Iranian official discusses Qassem Soleimani’s last hours

Published 2020-07-14 15:04:32 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:45 P.M.) – The Secretary of the Expediency Council for Diagnosing the System of Interest in Iran, Mohsen Rezai, said on Monday that the ‘method’ of the late leader of the Quds Force, Major General, Qassem Soleimani, “can help in establishing a new world order.” In his speech at the second step of the revolution, Rezai considered, “The approach of the martyr Soleimani is a creator of man, a practitioner of jihad, and seeks to work with divine responsibility and the production of thought and strategy,” according to the official Fars News Agency. He stressed the need for… Read on ->

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Tags: Iran


Russian and Turkish forces come under attack inside Syria’s Idlib: video

Published 2020-07-14 14:56:09 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:40 P.M.) – The Russian Center for Reconciliation announced on Tuesday, that a joint Russian-Turkish military patrol was targeted by a terrorist group along the M-4 Highway in the Idlib Governorate. The center issued a statement saying that the explosion targeting the joint Russian-Turkish patrol in Syria is the work of terrorists located in the Syrian city of Idlib. The statement indicated that after the incident all joint military patrols were stopped and the competent authorities are investigating to find out the details of the terrorist act and those involved in it. The statement added: “3 soldiers of… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Russia, Syria, Turkey


Russian Air Force unleashes massive attack against jihadists in Latakia

Published 2020-07-14 14:43:32 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:30 P.M.) – The Russian Air Force has issued its response to the attempted militant drone strikes on the Hmeimim Airbase over the weekend, as their warplanes hammered the jihadist rebel positions in the Jabal Al-Akrad and Jisr Al-Shughour regions. According to a field report from the Latakia Governorate, the Russian warplanes carried out several airstrikes over the jihadist stronghold of Kabani, resulting in the destruction of bases and trenches. The report said the Russian Air Force then carried out several airstrikes along the Latakia-Idlib axis, with the primary target being the jihadists of the Turkestan Islamic Party… Read on ->

Tags: Hmeimim, Idlib, Latakia, Syria


Libyan Parliament gives Egypt green light to intervene in civil war

Published 2020-07-14 05:45:10 by News Desk in North-Africa

The eastern-based Libyan parliament, which supports the Libyan National Army (LNA), has given go-ahead to the Egyptian armed forces to intervene in the Libyan conflict. In early June, Egypt put forward the Cairo peace initiative, outlining a path for a political settlement in Libya and calling for warring parties to cease fire since 8 June. The proposal was welcomed by the Arab League, Russia, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, but was rejected by the Government of National Accord (GNA) and Turkey. “We call for joint efforts between the two brotherly nations – Libya and Egypt – in order… Read on ->

Tags: Egypt, Libya


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