This is a summary of 15 AMN articles on the following subjects: France, Macron, Mediterranean, Turkey, Iraq, Saudi, Syria, Homs, Russia, US, Idlib, Greece, Azerbaijan, China, Baghdad, Deir_Ezzor, ISIS, Khaldeh, Lebanon, Iran, Venezuela.

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France’s Macron sets ‘red lines’ for Turkey in eastern Mediterranean

Published 2020-08-28 23:42:27 by News Desk in Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:35 P.M.) – French President Emmanuel Macron stated that he had taken a “tough stance” regarding Turkey’s actions in the eastern Mediterranean by placing “red lines” before them, saying that Ankara “only respects actions.” “When it comes to sovereignty in the eastern Mediterranean, my words must be consistent with actions. I can inform you that the Turks do not understand and respect nothing but that,” the French President said on Friday. “What France did this summer was important, and it is a policy related to setting a red line,” he added. It should be noted that the tensions… Read on ->

Tags: France, Macron, Mediterranean, Turkey


Saudi soldiers enter northeastern Syria from neighboring Iraq

Published 2020-08-28 23:32:18 by News Desk in Gulf, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:20 P.M.) – Several Saudi soldiers entered northeastern Syria this week after entering the Arab Republic from the illegal Al-Walid Crossing on the border Al-Hasakah (Syria) and Nineveh (Iraq). According to local sources, approximately 20 Saudi soldiers entered Syria’s Al-Hasakah Governorate, where they later traveled to the Al-Shaddadi District near the Deir Ezzor administrative border. The Saudi soldiers were said to have traveled with the U.S.-led International Coalition to the Al-Hasakah Governorate; however, it was said that they did not remain inside the country for very long. Citing their own sources, RT reported that the Saudi soldiers were… Read on ->

Tags: Iraq, Saudi, Syria


Bus carrying Syrian Army soldiers targeted by terrorists in eastern Homs

Published 2020-08-28 23:12:39 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 P.M.) – A bus carrying soldiers from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) was targeted by two roadside bombs in the vast desert region of the eastern countryside of Homs Governorate on Friday. According to a field report from nearby Palmyra (Tadmur), the roadside bombs killed four Syrian Arab Army soldiers and wounded eight others. The wounded were transferred to the National Hospital in Palmyra, where they are currently being treated for their injuries. The report said the roadside bombings on Friday took place between the T-2 Pumping Station and Hamimah region of eastern Homs. The Islamic State… Read on ->

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Tags: Homs, Syria


NORAD F-22 intercepts 6 Russian military aircraft near Alaska

Published 2020-08-28 23:00:10 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:50 P.M.) – An F-22 belonging to the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) reportedly scrambled to the Alaskan coast last night to intercept several Russian military aircraft. According to Lucas Tomlinson of Fox News, NORAD said their F-22 stealth fighter intercepted six long-range Russian reconnaissance planes off the coast of the U.S. state, Alaska, late last night. https://twitter.com/LucasFoxNews/status/1299396266456219649?s=20 The reports about this interception by NORAD comes shortly after Russia announced the interception of two U.S. military aircraft over the Baltic Sea.

Tags: Russia, US


Big explosion hits Turkish base in northwest Syria

Published 2020-08-28 22:48:37 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 P.M.) – A powerful explosion was reported at a Turkish observation post in western Idlib this evening, amid increased tensions in northwestern Syria. According to preliminary reports, a car bomb was detonated at a Turkish observation post in the town of Silah A-Zahour, which is located near the city of Jisr Al -Shughour in western Idlib. No information has been released about casualties or the perpetrators of this attack on the Turkish observation post. Over the last few weeks, both a Turkish and Russian military patrol have been targeted by the jihadist rebels belonging to Kata’eb Khatab… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria, Turkey


Turkish warplanes intercepted 6 Greek F-16 jets: report

Published 2020-08-28 21:27:38 by News Desk in Turkey, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:10 P.M.) – Turkish warplanes allegedly intercepted a half dozen Greek jets this week during their large-scale military drills in the eastern Mediterranean, RT reported on Friday. According to RT, a number of Turkish warplanes intercepted six Greek F-16 jets that were flying over the eastern Mediterranean on August 27th. The Turkish Ministry of Defense reported that the Turkish fighters forced the Greek jets to retreat from the area that Turkey had announced in the NAFTEX declaration. Turkey announced on Thursday that it would hold military exercises in the eastern Mediterranean on September 1 and 2, the latest… Read on ->

Tags: Greece, Turkey


Turkey allegedly deployed Syrian fighters to Azerbaijan: ANHA

Published 2020-08-28 18:03:05 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:30 P.M.) – The Hawar News Agency (ANHA) claimed on Friday that Turkey is allegedly deploying Syrian fighters from the cities of Afrin and Azaz to Azerbaijan. According to the publication, the Syrian fighters will be assisting Azerbaijan in their long-standing conflict with neighboring Armenia. “Sources, who did not want to be identified for security reasons, said that dozens of ‘National Army’ gangs based in the occupied areas of northern Syria, especially in Afrin and Azaz, crossed into Azerbaijan via Turkey today,” the ANHA report said. The ANHA report said the fighters completed a two-month-long training camp before… Read on ->

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Tags: Azerbaijan, Syria, Turkey


China directs its forces towards US warship amid fears of potential military conflict

Published 2020-08-28 17:23:10 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:10 P.M.) – An infringing U.S. warship in China’s territorial waters has received a warning to stay away, a military spokesman confirmed, pledging that the Chinese army will continue its resolute efforts to safeguard national sovereignty and maintain peace and stability in the South China Sea. Colonel Li Hua Min, spokesman for the Southern Theater Command of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, made the remarks late Thursday in response to the USS Mosten’s guided missile destroyer in the waters near the Shisha Islands, according to Xinhua News. They told me that “the naval and air forces of the… Read on ->

Tags: China, US


Three rockets target Baghdad’s Green Zone

Published 2020-08-28 15:49:05 by News Desk in Iraq

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:40 P.M.) – On Thursday, the Security Media Cell in Iraq announced that three Katyusha rockets had fallen inside the Green Zone of Baghdad. The cell said in a statement on Twitter: “Three Katyusha rockets landed in one of the empty squares inside the Green Zone in Baghdad, without any significant losses.” The cell added that it “was found that it launched from the Al-Baiji area, west of the capital.” https://twitter.com/SecMedCell/status/1299098154667827208?s=20 It is noteworthy that the heavily fortified Green Zone in Baghdad, which includes government buildings and foreign diplomatic missions, has recently been exposed to a series of… Read on ->

Tags: Baghdad, Iraq


ISIS launches big attack on Syrian Army forces in western Deir Ezzor

Published 2020-08-28 15:37:29 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:20 P.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) launched a heavy attack against the troops of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and National Defense Forces (NDF) in the western countryside of the Deir Ezzor Governorate on Friday. According to a field report from the Deir Ezzor Governorate, the Islamic State forces launched a number of attacks on the defenses of the Syrian Army and NDF, resulting in several casualties for all parties involved. The report said the Syrian Army quickly moved in reinforcements to the area after the Islamic State terrorists threatened to overrun several of the military’s points… Read on ->

Tags: Deir_Ezzor, ISIS, Syria


Russia developing new air defense system to deal with drones in Syria: MoD

Published 2020-08-28 15:23:03 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:00 P.M.) – Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu announced on Friday, that a new air defense system will be sent to Syria if the tests are successful during the “Caucasus-2020” strategic maneuvers for officers Command and Staff. Shoigu said, “We have a need to develop such means. If it is ready for testing, let us test it in the Caucasus-2020 strategic command and staff training. If the test is positive, we will send it to Syria.” Shoigu issued instructions to test certain samples of equipment and weapons in Syria at the International Military Technical Forum “Jeremiah-2020”. Among them… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Syria


Massive arms delivery? Russia sends 7 large cargo planes to Syria

Published 2020-08-28 01:10:56 by News Desk in Syria

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BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:00 A.M.) – A number of Russian cargo planes were tracked heading from Moscow to the Hmeimim Airbase in Syria’s Latakia Governorate this week. According to Avia.Pro, the Russian air caravan consisted of seven large IL-76 cargo planes, which “may indicate the delivery of a large batch of unknown weapons to the Arab Republic, including experimental ones.” The publication said: “This is the first time that such a large number of aircraft were seen en route to Syria, which raised many questions.” While it remains unclear what the jets were transporting, Avia.Pro indicated that the aircraft may also… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Syria


Clashes breakout along major motorway as Lebanese Army deploys to area

Published 2020-08-28 00:45:14 by News Desk in Lebanon

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:40 A.M.) – Two citizens were killed and others were wounded on Thursday, in a clash that took place in Khaldeh, south of the capital Beirut, while the army intervened and managed to arrest a number of its participants. The Lebanese National News Agency stated that “a problem occurred in the area of ​​Khaldeh between a member of the Arab tribes in the Khaldeh area, and a person of Syrian nationality, which developed into an exchange of fire, which resulted in two deaths and the wounding of 3 others.” The Lebanese Army said in a tweet, “The area… Read on ->

Tags: Khaldeh, Lebanon


Cat and mouse game: US military chases after Russian army in northeast Syria

Published 2020-08-28 00:30:51 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:20 A.M.) – The head of the Russian Center for Reconciliation in Syria, Alexei Bosonko, announced on Thursday, that the US.. military pursued a Russian military police patrol vehicle in Syria and tried to block the road. “While the patrol was on a tour, after entering the control area of ​​the International Counter-Terrorism Coalition, two American armored vehicles followed the patrol. In addition, it was known that there were two other U.S. armored vehicles blocking the road ahead,” Bosonko said in a briefing. Bosonko added that the route of the Russian Military Police patrol in Syria and its… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Syria, US


New Iranian ship reaches Venezuela with important materials: report

Published 2020-08-28 00:10:27 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 A.M.) – Three well-informed sources said that a ship flying the Iranian flag finished loading a shipment of alumina in Venezuela this month, after it delivered supplies to an Iranian storage there. Reuters reported that this is the latest indication of the convergence of relations between the two countries subject to U.S. sanctions, noting that it was not able to know the buyer of the alumina shipment, nor its destination. Alumina is a powder extracted from processing bauxite, which is a key ingredient in aluminum manufacturing. Iran has been producing aluminum powder for years for use in… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Venezuela


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