This is a summary of 14 AMN articles on the following subjects: Idlib, Syria, Iran, Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Aleppo, Iraq, IRGC, Hasakah, Libya, LNA, Maduro, Venezuela, Saudi, Israel, Euphrates, ISIS.

Categories covered in this brief: Syria, Iran, World-News, Turkey, North-Africa, Gulf, Middleeast, Palestine

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Russian drones guide Syrian Army attack on jihadist defenses

Published 2020-09-24 21:49:55 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:35 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) continued their heavy bombardment of the jihadist defenses in southern Idlib this week, as their troops unleashed a barrage of artillery and missiles towards several sites inside the governorate. Backed by Russian reconnaissance drones, which zeroed in on the jihadist positions, the Syrian Arab Army heavily targeted sites in the Jabal Al-Zawiya region and Al-Ghaab Plain on Thursday. The Syrian Army’s attack primarily concentrated on the jihadist strongholds of Al-Bara’a and Afis, which were previously targeted by the SAA troops in the attacks on Tuesday and Wednesday. Tensions between the… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


Watch: Russian and Iranian naval forces destroy enemy boats

Published 2020-09-24 21:32:25 by News Desk in Iran, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:20 P.M.) – The Russian Defense Ministry announced on Thursday that five ships belonging to the Caspian Sea Fleet and the Iranian naval forces had simulated the destruction of the naval forces of “illegal armed groups” in the Caspian Sea basin as part of the “Caucasus-2020” maneuvers. The ministry’s statement read: “During the strategic leadership project Caucasus-2020, a group of tactical ships of the Caspian Sea Fleet and the naval forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran, including the missile ship Tatarstan, the small missile ship Veliki Ustyug and the small artillery ship Astrakhan the boats Joshan and… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Russia


Turkey transported over 300 Syrian rebels to Azerbaijan: monitor

Published 2020-09-24 21:17:03 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 P.M.) – Hundreds of Syrian rebels were transported from Turkey to Azerbaijan this week, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on Thursday. Citing reliable sources, SOHR said the Turkish government “transported over 300 fighters of the Turkish-backed Syrian factions” to Azerbaijan, pointing out that most of the fighters were previously living in the Afrin region of northwestern Aleppo. Furthermore, the monitor said that most of these fighters were members of the Sultan Murad Brigade and Al-Amshat faction, which were based in northwestern Syria. “The fighters themselves have said that they are taken to Azerbaijan in… Read on ->

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Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Syria


Heavy clashes breakout between Turkish-backed forces in northwest Aleppo

Published 2020-09-24 20:57:03 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:30 P.M.) – Heavy clashes broke out on Thursday between two rival militant factions in the Afrin region of Aleppo, local activists reported from the area. According to the reports, two Turkish-backed factions, Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham and Liwaa Al-Hamza, clashed inside the Janderis District of Afrin, prompting both parties to move forces into the area of conflict. The reason for the clashes is unknown; however, the Turkish-backed factions in the Afrin region have been known to fight with one another from time-to-time. Many of these Turkish-backed factions have setup bases and checkpoints in Afrin, which has been a… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Syria


US ‘smuggled’ 3 dozen oil tankers from Syria: SANA

Published 2020-09-24 20:38:49 by News Desk in Syria

A convoy of 35 tanker trucks from the Jazira region of northeastern Syria has made its way out of the country into northern Iraq, the Syrian Arab News Agency has reported, citing local sources. The convoy reportedly left Hasakah province on Wednesday evening. Along with the illegal export of Syrian oil, US forces were said to have brought 6 military vehicles carrying 50 troops from Iraq into Syria, with the forces beefing up the US presence at the makeshift Kharab al-Jeer airport in northeastern Hasakah. In related news, residents of the village of Tal Sateeh took to the streets in… Read on ->

Tags: Iraq, Syria


Iran showcases drone power in IRGC ceremony: video

Published 2020-09-24 19:47:23 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:40 P.M.) – The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) of Iran unveiled several drones and attack choppers during a military ceremony this week. The IRGC showcased a plethora of drones that were manufactured inside the Islamic Republic, as they boasted of new technological advances among other things during the ceremony. The footage of the ceremony, which was released by Iran TV and shared on RT, showed dozens of the drones lined up, as IRGC officials inspected the equipment. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URFWVXmw5X4 In total, the IRGC announced that 188 drones and choppers were handed over to them from state.

Tags: Iran, IRGC


Turkish-backed forces launch attacks against each other and on SDF-SAA defenses

Published 2020-09-24 19:16:56 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 P.M.) – The Turkish-backed militants in the Al-Hasakah countryside have been busy these last 24 hours, as they have launched attacks against one another, and the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Syrian Democratic Forces. The militant factions, which are part of a Turkish-backed “Syrian National Army”, launched attacks on their own positions last night, when infighting broke out among the groups near the city of Ras Al-‘Ain. On Thursday morning, the Turkish-backed forces shifted their attention to the Abu Rasin region of Al-Hasakah, where they launched heavy artillery on the defenses of the Syrian Army and Syrian… Read on ->

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Tags: Hasakah, Syria


Libyan Army reveals cause of helicopter crash

Published 2020-09-24 19:00:25 by News Desk in North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:50 P.M.) – The Libyan National Army (LNA) explained what it described as “the truth about what was circulated about the landing of its helicopter in southern Hoon, in the Sukna region.” The Libyan News Agency stationed in the east of the country quoted the Director of the Moral Guidance Department of the Libyan Arab Armed Forces, Major General Khaled Al-Mahjoub, as saying, “A helicopter of the Libyan army made an emergency landing in the Sukna area due to a technical failure.” Al-Mahjoub pointed out that the military helicopter “during the landing, the wheel support was broken, which… Read on ->

Tags: Libya, LNA


Iran reveals new naval base in strategic region of Strait of Hormuz

Published 2020-09-24 18:48:42 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:40 P.M.) – On Wednesday, the commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, Major General Hossein Salami, revealed the establishment of a new naval military base east of the Strait of Hormuz. The state-owned Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) quoted Salami during the inauguration ceremony of the “headquarters of the martyr Syed Majid Rahbar”, affiliated to the naval force of the Revolutionary Guard, in the city of Serik, east of the Strait of Hormuz (south of the country), as saying: “The headquarters of the martyr Rahbar is located in one of the most strategic areas. In terms of defense… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, IRGC


Maduro accuses US of allowing CIA to wreak havoc with ‘terrorist attacks’ inside Venezuela

Published 2020-09-24 10:26:00 by News Desk in World-News

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro claims that US President Donald Trump’s administration gave its approval to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to carry out recent “covert and terrorist operations” against an array of targets in the country. “They have given the CIA the green light to come with direct agents to covert and terrorist operations against oil, electricity, military, electoral targets and other dirty covert actions like those used by the CIA,” he told state television in Spanish on Tuesday, speaking of the Trump administration. This comes amid a series of developments that followed the capture of an alleged US spy… Read on ->

Tags: Maduro, Venezuela


Iran blasts Saudi Arabia as ‘main supporter’ of terrorism in the Middle East

Published 2020-09-24 10:06:35 by News Desk in Gulf, Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:45 A.M.) – In response to the statements of the King of Saudi Arabia, the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that Gulf Kingdom is the main seat and refuge of terrorist and expiatory groups, claiming that they are the main financial and logistical supporter of terrorism in the region. The Iranian Foreign Ministry considered that “supporting the Saudi regime and keeping pace with the United States” ​​in the policy of maximum pressure against Iran and its “efforts to strengthen its relations with Israel and provide billions of dollars” would not achieve any result for Saudi Arabia, but… Read on ->

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Tags: Iran, Saudi


Third Arab nation to reach peace agreement with Israel in next 2 days: US envoy

Published 2020-09-24 09:52:04 by News Desk in Middleeast, Palestine, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:40 A.M.) – The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Kelly Kraft, said on Wednesday that another Arab country would join the process of normalization with Israel within the next two days. In statements to Al-Arabiya, Kraft said that another Arab nation will conduct a peace deal with Israel and more will quickly follow suit. Kraft said that Washington hopes Saudi Arabia will sign a normalization agreement with Israel. She added, “We will certainly welcome the fact that Saudi Arabia will be next (on the path of normalization), but what is important is that we focus on the… Read on ->

Tags: Israel


Syrian Army opens new crossing along Euphrates River

Published 2020-09-24 09:33:03 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has opened a crossing along the Euphrates River this week, a new report from the Deir Ezzor said on Wednesday. According to the report, the Syrian Army opened the crossing linking the towns of Hatla and Al-‘Uthmaniyah in the Deir Ezzor Governorate. A source from the Syrian Army said that they built a floating bridge between the two areas in order to allow civilians access to both sides of the Euphrates River. Furthermore, the source said the new crossing will allow for civilians to go back and forth from areas… Read on ->

Tags: Euphrates, Syria


Libyan Army eliminates ISIS leader of North Africa

Published 2020-09-24 08:41:52 by News Desk in North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:30 A.M.) – The spokesman for the Libyan National Army (LNA), Major General Ahmed Al-Mesmari, announced the killing of a senior leader Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) emir this week. According to Mismari, the ISIS leader, Abu Mo’az Al-Iraqi, was killed in a military operation in the city of Sabha, which is located in the southern part of the country. He said on Wednesday: “In addition to our exceptional press conference on Tuesday, September 15, in which we announced the elimination of a terrorist cell consisting of the leaders of the Takfiri ISIS organization in the Abdel Kafi neighborhood in… Read on ->

Tags: ISIS, Libya


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