This is a summary of 13 AMN articles on the following subjects: Iran, Egypt, Turkey, Deir_Ezzor, ISIS, Syria, Hezbollah, Lebanon, Ansarallah, Yemen, China, Israel, Assad, Libya, Iraq, Kazemi.

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Iran unveils first aircraft used for first response operations

Published 2020-08-02 21:30:26 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:20 P.M.) – On Sunday, the first Iranian fast response drone vehicle with special communications equipment based on advanced technologies was unveiled. According to the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA), the Iranian vehicle is equipped with advanced technologies, including surveillance balloons with operational capacity in all circumstances of accidents, natural disasters and crisis areas. The agency quoted by the Director General of Communications and Information Technology in the Iranian province of Qom, Syed Reza Mousavi, that this aerial vehicle was designed and produced for the first time by one of the companies for drones in the province. Mousavi… Read on ->

Tags: Iran


Egypt slams Turkey’s attack on their territorial rights in eastern Mediterranean

Published 2020-08-02 21:18:37 by News Desk in North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 P.M.) – The Egyptian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday, that it objects to what was mentioned in the navigational warning issued by Turkey regarding the deployment of a Turkish ship for seismic. Commenting on this warning, the Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ahmed Hafez expressed Egypt’s objection to the interference of Point No. 8 mentioned in the navigation warning with the Egyptian exclusive economic zone. He stressed that this measure is not consistent with the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and violates the provisions of international law, “rather it constitutes a violation and an assault… Read on ->

Tags: Egypt, Turkey


ISIS surprise attack kills several Syrian soldiers in western Deir Ezzor

Published 2020-08-02 20:55:59 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:30 P.M.) – A number of soldiers from the National Defense Forces (NDF) were killed on Saturday by an attack carried out by the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) terrorist group in the western countryside of Deir Ezzor. According to reports, the NDF troops in western Deir Ezzor suffered six casualties (four dead and two wounded) after the Islamic State launched a surprise attack on their positions. The Islamic State carried out the surprise attack on the newly National Defense Forces’ newly established points in the western desert area of the Deir Ezzor Governorate. This area has been targeted by… Read on ->

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Tags: Deir_Ezzor, ISIS, Syria


Hezbollah reveals for first time Syria’s role in 2006 War

Published 2020-08-02 20:42:23 by News Desk in Lebanon, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:30 P.M.) – Hezbollah’s political aide Hussein Hussein Khalil revealed details regarding the role that Syria played in supporting Hezbollah during the July 2006 war against Israel. In a television interview on Al-Manar TV, Khalil pointed out that “the Syrian Army provided military supplies to the resistance during the days of the July war,” stressing that “President Bashar al-Assad is a key partner in the victory over Israel, and his position is absolutely unforgettable.” He pointed out, “the Syrian army opened its warehouses and sent all the quality weapons to the resistance, where Major General Mohammed Suleiman, who… Read on ->

Tags: Hezbollah, Lebanon, Syria


Yemen’s Ansarallah forces shoot down US-made drone over southern Saudi Arabia: video

Published 2020-08-02 20:31:12 by News Desk in Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:20 P.M.) – The military spokesman for the Ansarallah-aligned Yemeni Armed Forces, Brigadier General Yahya Sare’a, posted on Twitter a video of a U.S.-supplied drone that was shot down over southern Saudi Arabia on Sunday. According to the spokesperson, the drone shot down by the Ansarallah forces was an RQ-20 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The spokesman said: “The air defenses managed to shoot down an American reconnaissance plane (RQ-20) in the airspace of the Haradh district off Jizan with an effective weapon.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2RP9uTWmAY&feature=emb_title The video shows that most parts of the plane are intact, and that some damaged… Read on ->

Tags: Ansarallah, Yemen


Syrian Army will ‘liberate every inch of Syria’: MoD

Published 2020-08-02 20:15:43 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Minister of Defense, General Ali Ayoub, stated that terrorism is retreating and its patrons “see with mother’s eyes the collapse of their plans thanks to the legendary steadfastness of Syria”, noting that today Syria offers the entire world a role model in the face of terrorism. The Minister of Defense congratulated the men of the army and the people and leadership of Syria on the occasion of the anniversary of the founding of the Syrian Arab Army. Ayoub said that the Syrian Army will continue on its path until the “entire Syrian geography… Read on ->

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Tags: Syria


Chinese Navy installs new turbo generators to power electromagnetic weapons

Published 2020-08-02 19:41:38 by News Desk in World-News

China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) has begun installing new turbo power generators on its warships. With four times the capacity of existing power plants, the new generators will enable new technologies, such as electromagnetic catapults and railguns, to be deployed as well. The China State Shipbuilding Corporation’s (CSSC) 704 Research Institute announced recently that its 20-megawatt power generators had entered service, the Global Times reported. That’s enough electricity to light up a city of 15,000. The announcement did not say the designation of the new generators or which ships they had been installed on so far. The vastly increased… Read on ->

Tags: China


Israel sends message to Hezbollah about targeting its members in Syria: Al-Hadath

Published 2020-08-02 19:34:10 by News Desk in Lebanon, Middleeast, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:20 P.M.) – On Saturday, the Israeli government sent a new message to Hezbollah in Lebanon via the United Nations, the Palestine-based Al-Hadath publication reported. Al-Hadath quoted Israeli sources as saying that “the occupation government has sent a message to Lebanese Hezbollah, through the United Nations, in which it said that it will refrain from targeting Hezbollah elements in Syria once and for all.” The Al-Hadath sources said: “Any attack by Hezbollah against Israeli targets will be matched by a strong and focused response against six sensitive targets belonging to the party.” Meanwhile, the I24 TV channel said… Read on ->

Tags: Hezbollah, Israel


Iran announces the production of a new satellite

Published 2020-08-02 19:22:29 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 P.M.) – The Iranian authorities announced on Saturday, that the “Zafar 2” satellite is now being prepared and will be completed within months. President of the Iranian University of Science and Industry Jabbar Ali Zekhri said in a statement to the Fars News Agency that the “Zafar 2 satellite is now being prepared by 93 Iranian scientists and it is expected that we will need several months to complete the project”. He added that “the date of delivery of the satellite Zafar 2 to the space organization is not specified yet because the decision in this regard… Read on ->

Tags: Iran


Syrian President addresses army on 75th anniversary of its founding

Published 2020-08-02 19:11:58 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 P.M.) – On Saturday, Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad addressed the Syrian Armed Forces on the occasion of the seventy-fifth anniversary of the founding of the army. In his speech , President Al-Assad said: “Men of heroism, determination, and determination. Today, I address you with feelings of pride and appreciation on the occasion of the seventy-fifth anniversary of the founding of the Syrian Arab Army, and I salute you in salutations for the well-to-do heroes, the protectors of the homes and the makers of victory. Which embodies the firmness and roots of the values ​​of authenticity and belonging,… Read on ->

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Tags: Assad, Syria


Libyan Army warns ships approaching territorial waters

Published 2020-08-02 11:01:33 by News Desk in North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:45 A.M.) – The Libyan National Army spokesperson, Major General Ahmed Al-Mismari, announced on Saturday, the need to coordinate with countries whose ships or aircraft are approaching territorial waters or Libyan airspace. Al-Mismari said in a post on Facebook: “Following the communications of the General Command of the Libyan Arab Armed Forces, the leadership draws the attention of countries whose ships or planes are approaching regional waters or Libyan airspace to the need for coordination in advance to prevent a collision with them.” In a related context, the Russian Foreign Ministry revealed on Thursday, a new meeting to… Read on ->

Tags: Libya


Watch: Syrian Mi-25 chopper in action

Published 2020-08-02 10:46:50 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 A.M.) – Syrian Air Force Mi-25 attack helicopters continue to carry out various combat missions. A new video was released over the weekend that shows the Syrian Air Force’s Mi-25 as it conducted another combat mission over an undisclosed area inside Syria. Filmed from the front cockpit of the pilot, who is responsible for various weapons, including 9M17B missiles, from the “Flanga-PV” complex, the aircraft can be seen taking off and flying over a Syrian city. https://twitter.com/LuftwaffeAS/status/1286678695890096130?s=20   The helicopter, an export version of the Mi-24D, has a multi-barrel AK-12.7 machine gun with a standard fire rate… Read on ->

Tags: Syria


Kataib Hezbollah accuses Iraqi PM of playing role in Qassem Soleimani’s assassination

Published 2020-08-02 10:10:58 by News Desk in Iraq

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 A.M.) – Kataib Hezbollah accused Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi of facilitating the assassination of the Iranian commander of the Quds Force, Major General Qassem Soleimani, and the leader of the popular crowd, Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis, on January 3rd near the Baghdad International Airport. Kataib Hezbollah’s security official, Abu Ali Al-Askari, said in a statement on Twitter that “Kazemi, when he was head of the Iraqi General Intelligence, facilitated the killing of Soleimani and Muhandis.” Askari said: “Our festival will not be a holiday in this passage of time except by taking revenge that is appropriate for… Read on ->

Tags: Hezbollah, Iraq, Kazemi


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