This is a summary of 23 AMN articles on the following subjects: Idlib, Russia, Syria, Britain, Jordan, Algeria, Palestine, Baghdad, Iraq, Iran, US, Nuclear Weapons, USA, IRGC, Belarus, Brest, Minsk, Deir_Ezzor, T-34, Sanctions, Afghanistan, Taliban, UK, Kosovo, Serbia, Trump, Assad.

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Syrian, Russian warplanes destroy jihadist command center in Idlib

Published 2020-09-20 23:24:18 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:10 P.M.) – The Syrian and Russian air forces carried out a large number of airstrikes over the Idlib Governorate on Sunday, as their warplanes heavily targeted the positions of the the Al-Qaeda-linked Hurras Al-Deen group. According to a field source in the Latakia Governorate, the two air forces struck a number of jihadist bases and warehouses across Idlib, inflicting heavy damage on the latter’s installations and positions in the process. The source said the Syrian Air Force, backed by Russian reconnaissance aircraft, struck the jihadist group’s command center, resulting in its subsequent destruction. In addition to hitting… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Russia, Syria


Britain is searching for ‘weak points’ in Russian defenses: newspaper

Published 2020-09-20 23:07:30 by Newsdesk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:50 P.M.) – British warplanes and ships have significantly increased their patrols along the Russian border in order to identify “weak points” in Russia’s defense, according to the Sunday Times newspaper. Since the last week of August, at least 28 RAF aircraft have been dispatched to Russia’s borders in the Black Sea region, as well as to the shores of the Kolsky Peninsula, the newspaper reported. The newspaper indicated that, at times, up to five fighters were involved during one sortie. According to the newspaper, long-range flights are carried out by Typhoon fighters and Voyager tank aircraft, as… Read on ->

Tags: Britain, Russia


Jordanian forces foil infiltration attempt into Syria

Published 2020-09-20 22:54:00 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:40 P.M.) – The General Command of the Jordanian Armed Forces announced on Sunday, that it has thwarted an infiltration attempt from Jordanian territory into Syria. The General Command of the Jordanian Armed Forces said, in a statement issued on its official website by a military source, that “the northern military region thwarted, yesterday, Saturday, on one of its facades, an attempt by a person to infiltrate from Jordanian lands into Syrian lands.” The source indicated that “the rules of engagement were applied, which led to his arrest, and his transfer to the competent security authorities.” The source… Read on ->

Tags: Jordan, Syria


Algerian President blasts Israel normalization deals, calls for Palestinian state

Published 2020-09-20 22:22:38 by News Desk in North-Africa, Palestine

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 P.M.) – Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune said that Algeria will not bless the Arab normalization agreements with Israel and will not be part of them. The Algerian president stressed, in an interview with local media on Sunday, that his country will not normalize relations with Israel, pointing out that it will also not bless those who signed a peace agreement with Tel Aviv. Tebboune explained that he “noticed a kind of rush towards normalization,” pointing out, “We will not participate in normalization, nor will we bless it.” The Algerian president continued: “The Palestinian issue is sacred for… Read on ->

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Tags: Algeria, Palestine


Russia’s Tu-160 sets new world record

Published 2020-09-20 22:07:11 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:50 P.M.) – The Russian Air Force’s Tu-160 aircraft set a new world record for flight range, the Tass News Agency reported on Sunday. The initial announcement was reportedly made on Saturday, September 19th, by the commander of the long-range aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS), Sergei Kobylash. “Today, two long-range aviation crews have set a new record for the range and duration of flight on the Tu-160 supersonic strategic missile carriers,” the general said. According to him, the pilots covered more than 20,000 kilometers and were in the air for more than 25 hours. Nobody has… Read on ->

Tags: Russia


Iraq’s Camp Victory targeted in new rocket attack

Published 2020-09-20 21:38:16 by News Desk in Iraq

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:20 P.M.) – A new rocket attack was reported on Sunday evening around the Baghdad International Airport. According to local sources, Camp Victory near the Baghdad Airport was targeted by two rockets from unknown assailants around the capital city this evening. No one was reportedly harmed in the attack and minimal damage was done to the area.  

Tags: Baghdad, Iraq


Iran may acquire nuclear weapon by end of year: US official

Published 2020-09-20 21:01:25 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:45 P.M.) – On Sunday, a senior U.S. official said that the United States will impose sanctions on more than two dozen people and entities involved in Iran’s nuclear, missile and conventional weapons programs. The official, who spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity, said that Iran may have enough fissile material to build a nuclear weapon by the end of the year and that Tehran has resumed long-range missile cooperation with nuclear-armed North Korea. According to the agency, the new sanctions are in line with the efforts of U.S. President Donald Trump to limit Iran’s regional influence… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, US


US has no intentions to withdraw nuclear weapons from Europe – US Arms Control Envoy

Published 2020-09-20 20:25:59 by Newsdesk in World-News

The United States is ready to discuss with Russia any issues of mutual concern, but does not intend to withdraw its nuclear weapons from the European states, US Special Envoy for Arms Control Marshall Billingslea told Russia’s Kommersant newspaper in an interview published on Sunday. Billingslea also stated that the US was ready to discuss the issue of missile defense systems with Russia, but the latter had not put forward any proposals in this regard. At the same time, the special envoy stressed that his country would not introduce any restrictions regarding the missile defense. According to the envoy, Moscow… Read on ->

Tags: Nuclear Weapons, USA


Bahrain allegedly foils IRGC-backed ‘terrorist plot’

Published 2020-09-20 19:51:36 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:40 P.M.) – On Sunday, the Bahraini media reported that the Bahraini security services had managed to “thwart a terrorist plot,” claiming that the Iranian Revolutionary Guard was behind it. The Bahraini daily “Akhbar Al-Khaleej” (Gulf News) reported that the country’s Ministry of Interior managed to foil “a huge terrorist plot that received support and funding from fugitives in Iran and members of the Revolutionary Guard.” The newspaper said elements in Iran were responsible for forming a “new terrorist organization” bearing the name “Saraya Qassem Soleimani” (Qassem Soleimani Company), noting that these elements had drawn up plans to… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, IRGC


Video: Protests turn violent in Brest, warning shots fired by Police

Published 2020-09-20 19:29:16 by Newsdesk in World-News

On Sunday, Belarusian police has fired warning shots during protests in Brest which turned violent throughout the day. Law enforcement officers in the Belarusian city of Brest have used tear gas against opposition protesters who were taking part in an unsanctioned rally on Sunday, Olga Chemodanova, spokeswoman for the Belarusian Interior Ministry, told Sputnik. Earlier in the day, a Belarusian opposition Telegram channel published a video from Brest, claiming to show security forces personnel moving towards a group of protesters. One officer appears to pull out an object resembling a can before spraying it in the face of protesters as… Read on ->

Tags: Belarus, Brest, Minsk


Leaflets distributed in eastern Deir Ezzor call for uprising against US forces, SDF

Published 2020-09-20 18:52:58 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:30 P.M.) – Unidentified people have published and distributed leaflets calling on residents of eastern Deir Ezzor, which is under the control of the U.S.-led Coalition and Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), to join a popular uprising against the latter and its aides in the region. According to reports, the residents of Abu Hammam in eastern Deir Ezzor found leaflets calling for an uprising against the U.S.-led Coalition and its allies. This comes at a time of great tension between the U.S.-backed forces and local tribesmen, in particular, the Akidat Tribe, as minor clashes have been reported between the… Read on ->

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Tags: Deir_Ezzor, Syria


Video: Soviet monument T-34 tank goes up in smoke

Published 2020-09-20 18:18:56 by Newsdesk in World-News

A Soviet T-34 tank in the village of Novosmolinsky, Nizhny Novgorod Region, went up in smoke in what looked almost like a fire. However, the press service of the regional department of the Ministry of Emergency Situations said that the blame is the smoldering debris accumulated in the cracks of the tank. The smoke was nothing more than smoldering garbage, which accumulated in the cracks of the tank over the years and eventually was ignited by a cigarette butt. Local firemen quickly pulled the garbage out off the cracks to prevent further complications. https://youtu.be/wQh-9YU-5aA

Tags: T-34


Video: Armored Personnel Vehicles move in on Presidential palace in Minsk due to mass-protests

Published 2020-09-20 17:35:49 by Newsdesk in World-News

The Belarusian military has strengthened its presence in front of the country’s presidential residence due to growing mass-protests near-by. A security cordon, which was previously set up around the palace’s perimeter and the adjacent National Flag Square, has now been extended to cover the neighboring streets. Civilians and journalists are no longer allowed to enter the secure area, where police and armed forces reinforcements are currently based. Several thousand demonstrators, who had gathered at the Minsk Hero City monument, are currently moving along Prospekte Pobeditelei avenue in the direction of the Palace of Independence. The military has also moved armored… Read on ->

Tags: Belarus


Moscow slams US’ statement on restoration of Iran sanctions as ‘Theatrical Performance’

Published 2020-09-20 17:07:55 by Newsdesk in Middleeast

The United States’ claim that the UN sanctions on Iran were restored is misleading as the UN Security Council (UNSC) took no steps leading to the restoration of restrictions, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Sunday. Earlier in the day, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo welcomed “the return of virtually all previously terminated UN sanctions on the Islamic Republic of Iran” under the snapback mechanism of UN Security Council Resolution 2231. “The US continues to mislead the international community by speculating that the UN Security Council conducted some sort of procedures to restore the effect of… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Russia, Sanctions, USA


Russian military reports 1 ceasefire violation in Syria over past 24 Hours

Published 2020-09-20 16:34:53 by Newsdesk in Middleeast, Syria

The Russian military has recorded one violation of ceasefire in Syria over the past 24 hours, while the Turkish military has recorded 11 truce breaches, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Sunday. “The Russian side of the Russian-Turkish joint commission reviewing issues related to the Syrian ceasefire violation has recorded one instance of firing in the Aleppo province. The Turkish side has recorded 11 cases of firing, including seven in the Idlib province and four in the Latakia province,” the daily bulletin of the ministry’s Centre for Reconciliation and Refugee Affairs in Syria read. Russian forces have carried out another… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Syria


Ten police officers killed in clashes with Taliban in central Afghanistan – Source

Published 2020-09-20 16:12:45 by Newsdesk in Middleeast

Ten police officers and 15 Taliban members were killed in clashes that are underway between the security forces and the militant group for the fourth day in a row in Afghanistan’s central Uruzgan province, local knowledgeable sources told Sputnik on Sunday. “Ten policemen and 15 Taliban insurgents have been killed and several others wounded in the clashes so far,” a source familiar with the matter said. Several hundreds of Taliban fighters carried out attacks on security and defense forces in Uruzgan’s Gizab district and took control over most of the area over the past three days, with the deadly fighting… Read on ->

Tags: Afghanistan, Taliban


UK increases patrols near Russian border to put Moscow’s military on defensive – Reports

Published 2020-09-20 15:45:15 by Newsdesk in World-News

Fighters of UK Royal Air Force (RAF) and warships of Royal Navy have greatly increased patrols near the Russian border and coasts in unprecedented “ferret missions” aimed at putting the Russian armed forces on the defensive, The Sunday Times reported. According to the newspaper, the United Kingdom started sending 28 RAF aircraft to Russia’s border on the Black Sea and off the coast of the Kola peninsula in the Arctic in the last week of August. The Sunday Times stated that Typhoon fighters, Voyager refueling tankers, and Sentinel, RC-135 and Sentry E-3 Awacs spy aircraft have been participating in the… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, UK


Russian warplanes join Syrian Air Force to launch major assault over Idlib

Published 2020-09-20 15:19:26 by News Desk in Syria

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BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:00 P.M.) – The Russian Air Force has joined the attack in the Idlib Governorate on Sunday, as their warplanes conducted several strikes over the positions of the Hurras Al-Deen group. According to a field report from neighboring Latakia, the Russian Air Force conducted a number of strikes over rural Idlib on Sunday, hitting the headquarters of the Hurras Al-Deen jihadist group in the region. While the Syrian Air Force carried out the bulk of the strikes, the Russian warplanes seemed to have primarily concentrated on the command centers used by the Al-Qaeda-linked group inside rural Idlib. Sunday’s… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Russia, Syria


Dozens of US tankers filled with oil leave Syria for Iraq: SANA

Published 2020-09-20 14:59:24 by News Desk in Iraq, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:45 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported that the American forces transferred a large amount of oil from eastern Syria to Iraq over the weekend. The agency quoted local sources as saying that “a convoy of 30 tankers and a tanker for the American occupation loaded with stolen oil from the oil wells it occupies in Syria’s Al-Jazeera left this evening to Iraqi lands through the illegal Al-Walid crossing in the Al-Yarubiyah region in the eastern countryside of Al-Hasakah.” No further details were released by the state-owned news agency, nor was there any comment released… Read on ->

Tags: Iraq, Syria


Trump believes he deserves Nobel Peace Prize for ending ‘mass killings’ between Serbia and Kosovo

Published 2020-09-20 14:45:11 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:15 P.M.) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday, that he may receive the Nobel Prize for his contribution to “ending the massacres” between Serbia and Kosovo. “Next story I’m sure it’s a Nobel Prize for peace. We are stopping mass killings between Kosovo and Serbia. They have been killing each other for so many [years]. They are going to stop killing. I said ‘fellas, let’s get together.’ You know, they’ve been doing it for hundreds of years frankly under different names,” Trump said. Trump said at the beginning of this month, that Serbian President Alexander Vucic… Read on ->

Tags: Kosovo, Serbia, Trump


IRGC commander says Iran has ability to seize all US bases in Gulf region

Published 2020-09-20 14:25:42 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 P.M.) – The Commander-in-Chief of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, Major General Hossein Salami, said on Saturday that “the Iranian military forces are able to seize all American bases in the region, in the event of any war.” The IRGC commander claimed, as reported by the Tasnim Agency: “We are able to seize all American bases, as the force that we have positioned is based on the most pessimistic scenario of the war with America and its allies. We, in view of victory, have distributed our capabilities and prepared our equipment for a long-term war.” The commander of… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, IRGC


Syria considers legal action against Donald Trump over assassinating Bashar Al-Assad comment

Published 2020-09-20 14:00:06 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:40 P.M.) – The head of the Syrian Bar Association, Al-Firas Fares, revealed that “the Syndicate Council will study the idea of ​​instituting a case against the American President, due to his recent statement in which he declared that he was intending to target President Bashar Al-Assad in 2017.” In statements to Syrian media outlet, Fares said that “if the council approves this idea, it will be presented to the general conference that will be held after two weeks.” He explained, “The feasibility of filing a lawsuit will be studied, its usefulness from the national, legal and media… Read on ->

Tags: Assad, Syria


Syrian Air Force unleashes largest attack in months over jihadist group’s headquarters

Published 2020-09-20 13:40:48 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:20 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) unleashed a large number of airstrikes over the Idlib Governorate on Sunday, as their warplanes targeted the sites of the Al-Qaeda linked Hurras Al-Deen group. According to a report from northwestern Syria, the Syrian Air Force, backed by Russian reconnaissance aircraft, launched at least 20 airstrikes over the northern regions of Idlib, with the primary target being the headquarters of the Hurras Al-Deen group. The Syrian Air Force’s attack reportedly struck nine headquarters of the Hurras Al-Deen group, along with a number of vehicles and warehouses used by the… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


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