This is a summary of 17 AMN articles on the following subjects: Ansarallah, ISIS, Yemen, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Syria, Turkey, Latakia, France, Greece, US, Iran, Maduro, Trump, Venezuela, Russia, Idlib, Germany, China, India, Raqqa, Ghaani, IRGC.

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ISIS nearly wiped out in central Yemen as Ansarallah forces score decisive victory

Published 2020-09-02 17:37:33 by News Desk in Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:20 P.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) suffered a devastating blow in central Yemen, as their long-time presence in the Al-Bayda Governorate was put to an end by the Ansarallah Movement, Over the last month, the Ansarallah Movement has been on the offensive against ISIS and the Al-Qaeda of the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) forces, gradually capturing areas in Al-Bayda that had long been occupied by the terrorist groups. One of the final blows to ISIS in Al-Bayda came when the Ansarallah Movement killed the leader of the terrorist group in Yemen; this was highlighted in a video released… Read on ->

Tags: Ansarallah, ISIS, Yemen


Nearly 500 Turkish-backed Syrian fighters deploy to Azerbaijan: media

Published 2020-09-02 16:32:36 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey, World-News

Several Telegram channels have reported that about 500 Turkish-backed troops previously stationed in Syria, namely fighters belonging to the Sultan Murad Division, the Free Syrian Army and Hamzat, have been deployed to Azerbaijan. Nezavisimaya Gazeta’s sources note that this information is pending confirmation, however, it is likely to be genuine. Baku held a protest several days earlier, calling on Turkey “to save Azerbaijan from the Armenians and the Russians.” They called on the government to place a Turkish military base on the territory of Azerbaijan and take revenge for the July clashes on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border. Turkish TV showed footage… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Syria, Turkey


Syrian Army strikes jihadist forces near Turkish border

Published 2020-09-02 16:19:06 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched heavy artillery and missile strikes on the jihadist defenses near the Turkish border on Wednesday. According to a field report from the northern countryside of Latakia, the Syrian Army targeted the jihadist rebel positions in the Jabal Al-Turkmen region on Wednesday, hitting their defenses and trenches near the town of Sarraf. Following the Syrian Army’s attack, the jihadist rebels fired artillery towards the SAA’s positions in the Jabal Al-Turkmen region; this would last for approximately a half hour before it would subside. The Jabal Al-Turkmen front-lines have remained relatively… Read on ->

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Tags: Latakia, Syria


Greece negotiating with France to buy Rafale jets amid increased tensions with Turkey

Published 2020-09-02 15:37:52 by News Desk in Turkey, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:30 P.M.) – A new report revealed that Greece is in negotiations with France with the aim of concluding a fighter aircraft deal, amid escalating tensions with Turkey in the eastern Mediterranean. On Tuesday, the Reuters News Agency quoted a Greek government official as saying: “We are in negotiations with France, and not with France alone, with the aim of strengthening our country’s defense capabilities. Within this framework, we are holding discussions that include the acquisition of aircraft.” The official pointed out that the two parties have not yet reached a final agreement on the potential deal, contrary… Read on ->

Tags: France, Greece, Turkey


Large US military convoy enters northeastern Syria for 2nd time in 10 days

Published 2020-09-02 15:17:28 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:00 P.M.) – A large U.S. military convoy reportedly entered northeastern Syria this week, bringing with them dozens of trucks and armored vehicles to the Al-Hasakah Governorate. According to local reports from Al-Hasakah, over 60 trucks and armored vehicles belonging to the U.S.-led International Coalition entered the Syrian governorate via the Al-Walid Crossing that links it with Iraq’s Nineveh Governorate. The U.S. military convoy was said to have deployed to one of its bases inside the Al-Hasakah Governorate. This is the second U.S. military convoy to enter northeastern Syria from neighboring Iraq in the last ten days. The… Read on ->

Tags: Syria, US


Iran unveils new radar system capable of detecting 300 targets at once

Published 2020-09-02 14:56:13 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:40 P.M.) – On Wednesday, Iran unveiled a new radar system, which it said is capable of detecting 300 targets simultaneously. The Fars News Agency reported that the Iranian Air Defense commander, Brigadier General Ali Reza Sabahi Fard, made the announcement about the “Detector-99”, which is the Islamic Republic’s newest radar system. Fard explained that the new system is a three-dimensional radar with a phased array, and a moving device designed to detect small flying objects. He indicated that its design was carried out at the Research Center for Modern Technologies in the Iranian Army’s Air Defense Forces…. Read on ->

Tags: Iran


Venezuelan President says Trump ordered his assassination

Published 2020-09-02 13:53:29 by News Desk in World-News

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said US President Donald Trump had ordered his assassination, and now a search for snipers was under way. “I was the victim of the most brutal aggression. The US government… offered $15 million for my head. Donald Trump approved of my murder, I am not exaggerating, and they are trying to send a group of snipers or hire snipers in Venezuela to kill me. Donald Trump decided that,” Maduro said in a speech broadcast on Twitter. This past spring, the US Department of Justice accused Maduro and 14 other leaders of the country of being involved… Read on ->

Tags: Maduro, Trump, Venezuela


Video footage of Russian military patrolling Golan Heights border

Published 2020-09-02 13:06:37 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:00 P.M.) – The Russian Channel One News released a video on August 31st that showed the Russian military patrolling the border of the Golan Heights in Syria. The video, which was taken before the Israeli airstrikes on August 31st, showed the Russian military conducting their daily monitoring missions near the occupied areas. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULxxhoVjjZM&feature=youtu.be&t=7 The Russian military has been deployed along the border of the occupied Golan Heights since the Summer of 2018, when the Syrian Armed Forces reached a reconciliation agreement with the rebel factions in Daraa and Al-Quneitra. Previously, the jihadists of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (previously… Read on ->

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Tags: Russia, Syria


Syrian, Russian aircraft intensify missions over Idlib as SAA awaits green light for offensive

Published 2020-09-02 12:16:46 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – For the last 48 hours, the Syrian and Russian air forces have been conducting reconnaissance missions over the Idlib Governorate, as their aircraft capture important images of the enemy whereabouts and defensive positions. According to a source in the Hama Governorate, the Syrian Arab Army and their Russian partners have intensified their reconnaissance missions for the purpose of intelligence gathering, amid reports of a new offensive inside Idlib. In July, the Syrian Arab Army sent a large number of reinforcements to the Idlib Governorate, which prompted the Turkish military and their allied militants to rush… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


Russian Su-27 intercepts German aircraft over Baltic

Published 2020-09-02 11:58:55 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:45 A.M.) – On Tuesday, a Russian Sukhoi-27 fighter jet intercepted a German Air Force plane over the neutral waters of the Baltic Sea. According to the Zvezda website, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement, “On September 1, 2020, the Russian airspace monitoring methods over the neutral waters of the Baltic Sea detected an air target approaching the borders of the Russian Federation.” “The Russian fighter crew identified the air target as an R-3C Orion aircraft belonging to the German Air Force, ” the statement continued. “After the plane turned back and was prevented from violating… Read on ->

Tags: Germany, Russia


Indian army deploys to 4 strategic peaks in response to Chinese military ‘incursion’: official

Published 2020-09-02 11:18:27 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 A.M.) – A senior Indian official said on Tuesday, that his country’s army has deployed to four strategic mountain peaks after what New Delhi described as a Chinese incursion across the disputed border in the Himalayas, while highlighting the simmering tension between the two countries. The Indian official, who was briefed on the latest developments, told Reuters that the movement of Indian forces came in response to the attempt by a large number of Chinese infantrymen to penetrate through a major mountain pass late on Saturday. The official said, “We mobilized our forces and occupied four summits.”… Read on ->

Tags: China, India


Iran to announce 27 new military achievements

Published 2020-09-02 11:09:24 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 A.M.) – The assistant coordinator of the Iranian army’s air defense command, Brigadier General Abul-Fadl Sepahri Raad, announced the date of disclosing the 27 military achievements of the Iranian air defense, stressing that hiding from the radar systems “has no meaning” for the Iranian forces. In statements carried by the Iranian Fars News Agency, in which the Iranian general spoke about the establishment of the Iranian army’s air defense nearly 102 years ago, Sephari Raad noted that the number of flights crossing Iranian airspace currently stands at 300, which are monitored and determined immediately and accurately.” Sepahri… Read on ->

Tags: Iran


Syrian Army uncovers 2 mass graves containing remains of soldiers executed by ISIS

Published 2020-09-02 10:20:45 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) uncovered two mass graves containing the remains of about 55 of its soldiers who were killed by the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) terrorist group six years ago. According to local reports, the two graves were found in the village of Al-Farhaniyah, which is located about six kilometres away from the town of ‘Ain ‘Issa in the northern region of Al-Raqqa. The reports said that the first mass grave contained the remains of 15 soldiers, while the other was estimated to have 40. The Syrian Army said the remains were those of… Read on ->

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Tags: ISIS, Raqqa, Syria


Turkish politician vows Greece and France will suffer crushing defeat in eastern Mediterranean

Published 2020-09-02 09:34:15 by News Desk in Turkey, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:20 A.M.) – A spokesman for the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Turkey accused Greece of practicing piracy in the eastern Mediterranean region, stressing that the French moves would end in a crushing defeat. “Turkey is conducting research and exploration work in the eastern Mediterranean within its continental shelf and its territorial waters, and this is something Greece has nothing to do with,” Omar Celik said in a statement reported by the Anadolu Agency. He continued, directing his speech to the Greeks: “If you are looking for reliable interlocutors, there is nothing better than Turkey. Greece… Read on ->

Tags: France, Greece, Turkey


Russian Su-57 stealth fighter to get ‘invisibility cloak’

Published 2020-09-02 09:17:51 by News Desk in World-News

Russia’s Su-57 fighter jets are going to receive special protective cloaks to shield them from bad weather and enemy radar detection while they are on their airfields, with delivery of the cloaks set to begin next year, Izvestia has reported, citing sources in the military and the military industry. According to the newspaper, the cloaks will be made of radar signal-reflecting polymers, with each plane will receive over a dozen separate, specially-fitted covers for its fuselage, wings, cockpit, stabilisers, air intakes, wheels and other components. In addition to cloaking the plane, the coverings will protect the planes’ external electronics, including… Read on ->

Tags: Russia


Commander of Iran’s Quds Force appears in video after rumors he was killed in Syria: video

Published 2020-09-02 08:58:17 by News Desk in Iran, Middleeast, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:45 A.M.) – The commander of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Brigadier General Ismail Ghaani, appeared in a new video this week after rumors of his death in an Israeli raid on southern Damascus was published Monday night. According to the Mehr News Agency, on Tuesday evening, Ghaani visited the house of Hussein Burja’afari, who was a companion of the former commander of the Quds Force, Major General Qassem Soleimani. During his visit to the house of Burja’afari, Ghaani said: “We pray to God to have mercy on the soul of the martyr… Read on ->

Tags: Ghaani, Iran, IRGC, Syria


New clashes broke out between Indian and Chinese troops along disputed border

Published 2020-09-02 08:41:26 by News Desk in World-News

India and China have been in a border stand-off along the 4,057 km Line of Actual Control since the last week of April. The violent face-off between the troops of the neighbouring countries in Pangong Tso on 15 June left 20 Indian army soldiers dead, resulting in a series of disengagement talks at the diplomatic and military level. The Indian Army has revealed that fresh clashes erupted between the troops of China and India during the night, on 29-30 August, when the People’s Liberation Army carried out “provocative military movements” in the eastern Ladakh region. “On the night of 29/30… Read on ->

Tags: China, India


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