This is a summary of 14 AMN articles on the following subjects: Russia, Syria, Khashoggi, Saudi, Lavrov, Muallem, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Libya, Hasakah, Ansarallah, Yemen, Europe, Soleimani, Sirte, ISIS, Sukhnah, Assad, US.

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Russia is sending ‘tank destroyer’ missile system to Syria: report

Published 2020-09-07 23:32:00 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:10 P.M.) – The Russian military is sending another missile system to Syria amid reports of Turkey’s armored vehicle buildup inside the Arab Republic, Avia.Pro reported on Monday. “According to media reports referring to statements in the Russian defense department, the Russian military has sent ‘rippers’ of Turkish tanks and armored vehicles to Syria, which will be tested on the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic under the control of the Russian military. One such complex can simultaneously destroy up to 10 enemy armored vehicles from a distance of up to 100 kilometers, which will allow the Syrian… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Syria


Saudi Arabia convicts 8 people for Jamal Khashoggi murder

Published 2020-09-07 23:12:10 by News Desk in Gulf

A Saudi Criminal Court has convicted eight people charged in the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, a spokesperson for the Public Prosecution’s office said, as quoted by the official Saudi Press Agency. According to the prosecution, five have been given 20-year sentences, while three others were given sentences ranging between 7 and 10 years. These are the final sentences that are subject to immediate execution, the prosecution said, adding that the criminal case was now closed. Khashoggi Murder Investigation Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared in October 2018 after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. Riyadh initially rejected… Read on ->

Tags: Khashoggi, Saudi


Russia and Syria reach agreement on 40 new projects

Published 2020-09-07 22:56:43 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:40 P.M.) – Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov confirmed, during a joint press conference on Monday with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his Syrian counterpart Walid al-Muallem in the Syrian capital, that Syria and Russia have diplomatic relations in various fields and work is underway to strengthen them, indicating that the Russian delegation held constructive talks with the new Syrian Prime Minister Hussein Arnous. Borisov said, “Moscow handed Damascus last July a Russian project on expanding trade and economic cooperation between the two countries, indicating that the new agreement between Syria and Russia includes more than… Read on ->

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Tags: Lavrov, Muallem, Russia, Syria


Is Russian transporting weapons to Armenia via Iran? Iran responds

Published 2020-09-07 22:36:27 by News Desk in Iran, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:20 P.M.) – On Monday, the Iranian embassy in Azerbaijan commented on media reports about the transfer of Russian military equipment via Iran to Armenia. According to a report issued by the embassy in Baku , the allegations reported by some media about the transfer of Russian weapons and military equipment through the Iranian Nurduz border crossing to Armenia are unfounded. The report added that publishing such false news is carried out by hostile forces who oppose the rapprochement of relations between Iran and Azerbaijan and aims to discredit the two countries’ cooperation and harm the growing relations…. Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Russia


Video footage of Turkish-backed forces seizing Russian-made chopper

Published 2020-09-07 22:24:05 by News Desk in North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 P.M.) – The “Sirte and Al-Jafrah Security and Protection Operations Room” of the Turkish-backed Government of National Accord (GNA), on Monday, said that its forces on the Zamzam axis captured a Russian-made Mi-8T helicopter belonging to the Libyan National Army (LNA). They said in a statement published on its Facebook page that the control operation of the aircraft came as a result of a monitoring process some time ago during an emergency landing south of Abu Gurayn, and continuing to follow it until it was reached and transported. The operations room indicated that this aircraft is used… Read on ->

Tags: Libya


Iranian air defense commander says Iran can now export drones

Published 2020-09-07 20:43:18 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 P.M.) – The commander of Iran’s northwestern air defense region, Brigadier General Abbas Azimi, said that his country is able to export drones. On Sunday evening, the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) quoted Azimi as saying that the Iranian army’s air defense has paved the way for their forces to begin exporting their drones to international clients. Brigadier General Azimi referred to the achievements made by the Air Defense Force in the field of electronic warfare, pointing to the production of highly advanced air defense systems at the hands of Iranian engineers and specialists. Azimi said: “If… Read on ->

Tags: Iran


Russian warplanes to get new bombing system after tests in Syria: MoD

Published 2020-09-07 19:29:26 by News Desk in Syria, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:10 P.M.) – Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu announced on Sunday, that all Russian combat aircraft will be equipped with the latest bombing system, which has proven effective in Syria. “We have developed a bomb-throwing system that is almost perfect, as it was developed, tested, and then tried in combat conditions, and we are currently equipping it with all our aircraft equipped with bomb-throwing systems,” Shoigu told Russia-24 TV. The minister indicated that by combat experience he meant the performance of Russian warplanes in Syria. The Russian Air Force has been active in Syria since they first entered… Read on ->

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Tags: Russia, Syria


SDF troops kill and wound nearly 20 Turkish-backed fighters in night raid: monitor

Published 2020-09-07 19:00:35 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:20 P.M.) – The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) allegedly killed and wounded several Turkish-backed fighters during a night raid in the Al-Hasakah countryside. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), the Syrian Democratic Forces infiltrated the Turkish-backed Syrian National Army’s defenses at Abush Aniq Al-Hawa in the Tal Tamr countryside. Once they infiltrated the militant lines, the SDF troops blew up a vehicle belonging to the Turkish-backed forces and killed and wounded nearly 20 of them. This latest attack comes at a time when the Turkish-backed forces have been observed strengthening their positions near Abu Rasin,… Read on ->

Tags: Hasakah, Syria


Ansarallah forces claim drone attack on ‘sensitive’ targets at Saudi airport

Published 2020-09-07 16:16:14 by News Desk in Gulf, Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 P.M.) – On Sunday evening, the Ansarallah forces announced that they had targeted Abha International Airport in Saudi Arabia with a number of drones. The spokesman for the Ansarallah-aligned Yemeni Armed Forces, Brigadier General Yahya Sare’a, said, in a statement carried by the Al-Masirah TV channel, “The air force carried out a large-scale attack on military sites and sensitive targets at Abha International Airport, with a number of drones.” Brigadier General Yahya Sare’a continued that the attack was ‘accurate’ and caused significant damage to the installation. He added that the targeting of military sites at Abha Airport… Read on ->

Tags: Ansarallah, Yemen


‘Soleimani prevented terrorism from reaching Europe’: Iranian official to Swiss FM

Published 2020-09-07 16:05:29 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:45 P.M.) – On Sunday, the Iranian authorities said the U.S. will pay a price for assassinating the commander Quds Force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, General Qassem Soleimani. The head of the Islamic Shura Council, Muhammad Baqir Qalibaf, condemned during his meeting with the Swiss Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis, “the crime of assassinating Qassem Soleimani at the hands of the American military forces,” stressing that the “Americans are well aware that the price of this crime is their exit from the region, which will be achieved soon,” according to the Mehr News Agency. He said, “Martyr Soleimani’s… Read on ->

Tags: Europe, Iran, Soleimani


Turkish-backed Libyan forces allegedly capture Russian-made helicopter: photos

Published 2020-09-07 15:50:56 by News Desk in North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:30 P.M.) – The Turkish-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) forces have allegedly captured another Russian-made helicopter that was abandoned by the Libyan National Army (LNA). According to reports, the GNA captured a Russian-made Mi-8 chopper that belonged to the Libyan National Army after the pilot made an emergency landing near the town of Abu Gurayn. In a photo shared on social media, the GNA can be seen transporting the Mi-8 helicopter to an unknown location. https://twitter.com/Archer83Able/status/1302918875667935232?s=20 The capture of this helicopter by the Government of National Accord forces marks the third time this year that they have… Read on ->

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Tags: Libya, Sirte


Russian Air Force unleashes powerful attack on ISIS after terrorist group launches offensive

Published 2020-09-07 15:39:26 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:20 P.M.) – The Russian Air Force unleashed a powerful attack against the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) terrorist organization in the central region of Syria on Monday. According to a field source in the Homs Governorate, the Russian Air Force launched their airstrikes over several sites in central Syria on Monday, including the Al-Sukhnah region, which is where the terrorist group carried out a big attack against the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) last night. The Russian Air Force also launched airstrikes near the historical sites of Al-Rusafa in southern Al-Raqqa, as the Islamic State terrorists had previously attacked this… Read on ->

Tags: ISIS, Sukhnah, Syria


Syrian President thanks Russia for assistance in war against terrorism and political support

Published 2020-09-07 15:15:25 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:00 P.M.) – The Syrian President, Bashar Al-Assad, thanked Russia for its assistance to his country in the war against terrorism and for the political support it gave during the crisis in Syria. On Monday, Assad expressed his gratitude to the leadership of the Russian government “for the humanitarian aid it provided to Syria to combat the difficult epidemic situation.” In turn, the Russian Deputy Prime Minister, Yuri Borisov, stressed during his talks with Assad that Moscow highly values ​​the existing partnership between the two countries. Borissov also congratulated Assad on the victory of the National Progressive Front… Read on ->

Tags: Assad, Syria


US soldier disappears in northern region of Arabian Sea

Published 2020-09-07 15:04:40 by News Desk in Gulf, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:00 P.M.) – The U.S. Fifth Fleet announced on Sunday, the disappearance of one of its sailors in the northern Arabian Sea. The U.S. Fifth Fleet said, in a statement via Twitter, that the aircraft carrier (USS Nimitz) and the guided missile cruiser (USS Princeton CG 59) are currently conducting searches in the northern Arabian Sea after the soldier disappeared. The statement said that “the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) & guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59) are currently conducting search & rescue operations in the North Arabian Sea following reports of a missing U.S. Navy Sailor,… Read on ->

Tags: US


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