This is a summary of 5 AMN articles on the following subjects: Egypt, Erdogan, Libya, Turkey, Israel, Russia, US, Syria, Iran.

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

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Erdogan calls Egypt’s potential intervention in Libya as ‘illegal’

Published 2020-07-18 23:30:27 by News Desk in North-Africa, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:20 P.M.) – On Friday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan described Egypt’s steps in Libya as “illegal”, especially in regards to their vow to intervene in the neighboring in country if the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) forces attack Sirte and Al-Jafra. Erdogan said that “Egypt’s steps in Libya and its support for the commander of eastern Libyan forces, Khalifa Haftar, are illegal,” according to the Reuters news agency. Earlier in the week, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi said that his country would not stand idle in the face of any direct threat to Egyptian and Libyan… Read on ->

Tags: Egypt, Erdogan, Libya, Turkey

Israel is facing state of war similar to 1973 October War: ex-intel chief

Published 2020-07-18 22:54:56 by News Desk in Middleeast

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BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:10 P.M.) – General Amos Yadlin, the former head of the Israeli military intelligence “Aman”, said that his country is in a state of war that it has not seen since the October 1973 war. According to Israel’s Channel 7, Yadlin sees that his country is living in a state of war on more than one level. Yadlin said the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, coupled with the economic and social climate in Israel, has created a situation similar to the 1973 October War inside the country. He stressed that the army should be allowed to take on the coronavirus,… Read on ->

Tags: Israel

Watch: US F-18 take on Russian-made Su-30 jet in fierce air battle

Published 2020-07-18 22:12:30 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 P.M.) – A video has been posted online of the training air battles by U.S. pilots. The U.S. Air Force F-18D Hornet encountered  Malaysian Air Force’s Su-30MKM during a training dogfight. The video was posted on The Ready Room YouTube channel. The video shows three air battles that took place on the same day. This time, luck was on the side of the F-18, but the video publisher indicates that this video should not mislead anyone, because in fact, during other exercises, the Su-30 “downed” the F-18. The American pilot also confirms that the confrontation with… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, US

‘We are here at the invitation of Assad, why are you here?’ – Russian soldiers confront US military in Syria: video

Published 2020-07-18 21:53:13 by News Desk in Syria

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BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:40 P.M.) – Russian armored vehicles managed to besiege an American military patrol in the Al-Hasakah countryside of northeastern Syria after a hot pursuit, while a Russian officer addressed the U.S. military regarding the legitimacy of the presence of both forces on Syrian soil. The video shows how Russian armored vehicles surrounding the U.S. military vehicles, and also shows the panic and confusion of American soldiers and military personnel while the Russians came to them with the word “stop, don’t move.” One of the Russian officers addressed a U.S. officer and said to him, “We are here on… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Syria, US

US general believes Iran may respond to nuclear facility explosion

Published 2020-07-18 21:32:14 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:20 P.M.) – Earlier in July, Iran reportedly said that it had determined the “main cause” of a blast at the Natanz nuclear site, which will be announced “at a proper time”. Commander of the US Central Command General Kenneth McKenzie has suggested that Iran will retaliate for recent explosions at nuclear and military facilities in Natanz and Parchin. “My experience with Iran tells me they will respond”, McKenzie said during an interview with The Washington Post earlier this week. The remarks come amid Iranian media reports indirectly accusing Israel and the US of being behind an explosion… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, US

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