This is a summary of 10 AMN articles on the following subjects: Idlib, Syria, Turkey, Greece, Baghdad, Iraq, Latakia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Hama, Sqaylabiyeh, Euphrates, Hasakah, Hamas, Hezbollah, Lebanon, Palestine, Iran, Natanz.

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Unknown assailants attack Turkish troops inside Idlib

Published 2020-09-06 23:45:12 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:20 P.M.) – The Turkish military came under attack on Sunday, when a group of unknown assailants opened fire on a base in the Idlib countryside. According to reports from the Idlib Governorate, the unknown assailants opened fire on a Turkish military base near the strategic city of Ariha, which is located along the M-4 Highway (Aleppo-Latakia Highway). While the Turkish Ministry of Defense hasn’t commented on casualties, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said that two soldiers were wounded, one of them with serious injuries. This latest attack comes just days after the Russian military was… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria, Turkey

‘Turkey is not a superpower and we are more prepared for war than many think’: Greek minister

Published 2020-09-06 23:08:52 by News Desk in Turkey, World-News

The Greek Minister for Development, Adonis Georgiades, stressed that Athens is not afraid of a military conflict with Turkey, against the backdrop of the escalation of tension between the two parties in the eastern Mediterranean. On Sunday, the Greek City Times website quoted Minister Georgiades as saying, in an interview with THEMA 104.6 Radio, his belief that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is “subject to constant delusion,” adding: “Threats to wage wars and spill rivers of blood in France or insult Macron (French President), in this way, should cause great concern among the Turkish citizens, because it falls outside the… Read on ->

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Tags: Greece, Turkey

New missile attack targets Baghdad International Airport

Published 2020-09-06 22:34:24 by News Desk in Iraq

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 P.M.) – On Sunday, the Iraqi authorities announced that three Katyusha rockets had fallen on the Baghdad International Airport, causing material losses. The Security Media Cell said in a statement, “Three Katyusha rockets hit Baghdad International Airport this evening, Sunday, one of which fell on a wheeled garage at the civilian airport, damaging four civilian vehicles, and it was found that they were launched from the Zaytoun area in the Abi district.” No casualties were reported by the Iraqi security forces. The Baghdad International Airport has been exposed to frequent shelling recently, with several Katyusha rockets targeting… Read on ->

Tags: Baghdad, Iraq

Erdogan threatens Greece: Turkey has military power to ‘tear up immoral maps’

Published 2020-09-06 16:52:42 by News Desk in Turkey

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has cautioned Greece against turning down the idea of conducting talks on the ongoing eastern Mediterranean dispute, promising that otherwise, Athens will witness Ankara’s determination to protect its interests in the region. “They’re either going to understand the language of politics and diplomacy, or in the field with painful experiences”, he said. Erdogan went on to assure that Turkey possesses sufficient “political, economic, and military power” to “tear up the immoral maps and documents imposed” on the country, in an apparent reference to the lack of international recognition of its claims to patches of water… Read on ->

Tags: Greece, Turkey

Syria overwhelmed by massive fires as large number people become displaced

Published 2020-09-06 16:13:36 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:40 P.M.) – The massive forest fires that are engulfing the western region of the country have displaced a large number of people, including many who were already displaced because of the war. According to a civil defense source in the Latakia Governorate, thousands of people have already made their way to the coast this past weekend after the forest fires burnt down several homes and buildings, leaving towns and villages uninhabitable. The source said civil defense teams from neighboring governorates have rushed to Latakia to help put out the flames, but the fires continue to ravage the… Read on ->

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Tags: Latakia, Syria

Turkey, Azerbaijan hold large-scale military exercise in province bordering Armenia: photos

Published 2020-09-06 14:19:20 by News Desk in Turkey, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 P.M.) – On Saturday, the Turkish military forces and their Azerbaijani counterparts carried out large-scale military maneuvers in the Nakhchivan Republic (Autonomous Republic of Azerbaijan), with the aim of developing coordination between them. According to the Turkish Anadolu Agency, 2,600 soldiers, 200 tanks and armored vehicles, and 180 missile, artillery and mortar systems, attended by Nakhchivan Parliament Speaker Wassef Talibov, and the commander of the Third Army in Turkey, Lieutenant General Sharaf Uncay, participated in the exercises. The one-day maneuvers witnessed the participation of 18 helicopters and more than 30 air defense systems, “to neutralize supposed enemy… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Turkey

Syrian city lays foundation for replica of Hagia Sophia cathedral

Published 2020-09-06 14:04:45 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:45 P.M.) – The city of Al-Sqaylabiyeh in western Hama witnessed the foundation of the stone laying ceremony for the symbolic Hagia Sophia Church, which will be a replica of the mother cathedral of Hagia Sophia in Turkey. The ceremony was held the presence of Syrian and Russian officials, in addition to religious figures from the people of the region. It was written on the foundation stone of the symbolic church: “During the reign of President Bashar Hafez Al-Assad, President of the Syrian Arab Republic, the blessing of the Bishop of Hama and its subordinates Nikolaos Ba’albaki and… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Sqaylabiyeh, Syria

Turkish-backed forces launch heavy attacks east of Euphrates as new offensive approaches

Published 2020-09-06 13:37:57 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:20 P.M.) – The Turkish-backed forces launched a number of attacks in northern Syria on Saturday evening and Sunday morning, targeting several sites belonging to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and Syrian Arab Army (SAA) east of the Euphrates River. According to reports from the city of Al-Qamishli, the Turkish-backed forces targeted the Abu Rasin area of northwestern Al-Hasakah on Saturday, hitting the SDF and SAA positions from the Ras Al-‘Ain District. The attack was followed up by the continuation of their military buildup east of Ras Al-‘Ain, especially near the border-city of Al-Derbisiyah. Meanwhile, on Sunday morning,… Read on ->

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Tags: Euphrates, Hasakah, Syria

Hamas and Hezbollah leaders hold meeting in Beirut

Published 2020-09-06 13:18:54 by News Desk in Lebanon, Palestine

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:00 P.M.) – Hezbollah Secretary-General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah met with the head of the political bureau of Hamas, Ismail Haniyeh, about the normalization agreement between the UAE and Israel, during a meeting in Beirut on Saturday. The party’s Al-Manar TV reported that “the meeting of the Secretary-General of Hezbollah with the head of the political bureau of Hamas, Ismail Haniyeh, his deputy, Saleh al-Arouri and the accompanying delegation, reviewed in detail the entirety of the political and military developments in Palestine, Lebanon and the region, and the dangers facing the Palestinian issue, especially the deal of the century… Read on ->

Tags: Hamas, Hezbollah, Lebanon, Palestine

Iran reveals they have identified those behind nuclear reactor attack

Published 2020-09-06 13:07:54 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:00 P.M.) – On Sunday, the Iranian authorities announced the details of the sabotage attack at the Natanz nuclear reactor, confirming that the security services were able to uncover the cause of the explosion. “In comments at a televised interview on Sunday, Behrouz Kamalvandi said the security organizations have detected the cause of the July 2 incident in Natanz nuclear site and identified the elements behind the act of sabotage,” the Tasnim Agency reported. The  spokesman for the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization, Behrouz Kamalvandi, said, “The security services have uncovered the causes of the sabotage act in Natanz,… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Natanz

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