The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) taking part in the Great Prophet 14 military games in southern Iran on July 31, 2020

This is a summary of 12 AMN articles on the following subjects: Iran, Russia, Syria, US, Israel, ISIS, Hmeimim, Qamishli, Poland, IRGC.

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Iran unveils new ‘all-weather’ radar system

Published 2020-09-25 22:46:49 by News Desk in Iran

During a ceremony held on 24 September, the Iranian Air Force (IRIAF) presented one of the latest additions to the country’s anti-aircraft arsenal, Tasnim News Agency reports. According to the media outlet, the new piece of military hardware, a radar system called “Soroush”, is capable of detecting targets with a “small cross-section area (RCS) at low and medium altitudes within a range of 220 kilometres”. The “semiconductor technologies” employed in the radar’s design is also said to allow the new radar system to operate in “all weather conditions”. The new radar system is said to be capable of tracking airborne… Read on ->

Tags: Iran


Russian military showcases experience from Syrian war: video

Published 2020-09-25 22:20:27 by News Desk in Syria, World-News

The Russian military used the experience gained in current armed conflicts, including the one in Syria, in practice while holding the strategic exercise Kavkaz-2020, the chief of Russia’s General Staff, Valery Gerasimov, told a news briefing for foreign military attaches following the last drills on Friday. “At the proving ground today you saw drills held in the zone of responsibility of the 58th Combined Arms Army. The experience of modern armed conflicts, including the one in the Syrian Arab Republic, was used as its basis. New modes of operation by troops and forces, tested in the process of combat training,… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Syria


Iran defies US threats as oil shipments reach year-long high

Published 2020-09-25 22:05:17 by News Desk in Iran

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BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:50 P.M.) – Iran has defied the U.S. threats and sanctions by increasing their oil shipments in the month of September, Reuters reported on Friday, citing details from TankerTrackers. Details from TankerTrackers and two other unnamed firms revealed that the exports are rising, “although the figures fall into a wide range of between 400,000 bpd and 1.5 million bpd, reflecting the difficulty in tracking the shipments.” “Exports are way up right now. We are seeing close to 1.5 million bpd in both crude and condensate so far this month,” Samir Madani, co-founder of TankerTrackers, told Reuters. “These are… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, US


Israel unveils new sea-to-sea missile system: video

Published 2020-09-25 21:52:56 by News Desk in Middleeast

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:30 P.M.) – The Israeli Navy conducted a successful test with its new sea-to-sea missile system developed by its aviation industries. “This system will ensure the superiority of the IDF in the maritime domain,” said the Israeli army spokesman, Avichay Adraee. Adraee said, “A series of pre-planned experiments have been conducted to examine the readiness of the new system, as the system has more accurate offensive capabilities and has the ability to reach a longer range and better capabilities to deal with advanced threats.” “These experiences paved the way for the system to enter the operational service in… Read on ->

Tags: Israel


Russian T-72 tanks destroy enemy targets at night: video

Published 2020-09-25 20:18:26 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 P.M.) – Tankers of the Central Military District repelled a night attack of a mock enemy during a tactical exercise at the Totsk training ground in the Orenburg region. According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, the night offensive of the mock enemy forces was recorded using drones. The crews of the T-72B3 tanks, using the Sosna-U multichannel thermal imagers, detected targets at a distance of up to 3 km and destroyed them with 125-mm guns. The tankers’ actions were supported by the Msta-S self-propelled howitzers, which illuminated the battlefield with lighting shells and hit the enemy’s… Read on ->

Tags: Russia


Russian and Syrian jets destroy ISIS dens in central Syria

Published 2020-09-25 20:08:11 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 P.M.) – Russian and Syrian warplanes carried out a series of heavy attacks over central Syria on Friday, targeting several dens belonging to the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) terrorist organization. According to reports from the Homs Governorate, a mix of Russian and Syrian aircraft carried out several strikes on the Islamic State’s hideouts, resulting in the destruction of these dens used by the terrorist group to store weapons and supplies. At the same time, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and National Defense Forces (NDF) continued their patrols in the vast desert region between Homs, Al-Raqqa and Deir Ezzor,… Read on ->

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Tags: ISIS, Syria


US spy plane approaches Russia’s largest base in Syria

Published 2020-09-25 19:53:56 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:40 P.M.) – A U.S. spy plane was observed on Friday, flying towards the largest Russian base inside the Syrian Arab Republic. According to flight radar, a U.S. P-8 Poseidon reconnaissance aircraft flew near the airspace of the Syrian Arab Republic, approaching the Hmeimim Airbase before rerouting its course. The reason for the U.S. flights in this region of the eastern Mediterranean is unknown, but the Russian publication Avia.Pro has theorized that Washington is testing the radar systems at the Hmeimim Airbase. The U.S. spy aircraft has conducted several of these flights in the past; however, on at… Read on ->

Tags: Hmeimim, Russia, Syria


Large protest held in Qamishli against Turkish and US forces in Syria: video

Published 2020-09-25 19:36:42 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:20 P.M.) – A large demonstration was held on Thursday, September 24, in the Al-Qamishli countryside against the U.S. and Turkish forces inside the country. The demonstration, which was held in the village of Tal Satah, witnessed several protesters marching in unison against the presence of Turkish and U.S. forces inside Syria. The protesters were filmed carrying flags of the Syrian Arab Republic and the Ba’ath Party, as they chanted in support of President Bashar Al-Assad. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-WPhJ_J0zI The residents of Greater Al-Qamishli have repeatedly protested against the U.S. and Turkish forces in Syria, prompting some confrontations with the… Read on ->

Tags: Qamishli, Syria


Russian fighter rushes to Polish border to intercept US bomber

Published 2020-09-25 19:24:05 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:10 P.M.) – A Russian Su-27 fighter jet scrambled on Thursday to prevent a U.S. B-52H bomber from entering its airspace from Poland, the Sputnik News Agency reported. “On the 24th of September, the means of controlling the airspace over Polish territory detected a strategic bomber, B-52H, belonging to the U.S. Air Force, approaching the Russian border,” the Russian Ministry of Defense said. The statement indicated that a Russian Su-27 fighter belonging to the Air Defense Forces in the Western Military District scrambled to prevent it from violating the airspace. The statement said that “the Russian fighter conducted… Read on ->

Tags: Poland, Russia

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Iran reveals IRGC contacted US warship in Strait of Hormuz

Published 2020-09-25 19:14:21 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 P.M.) – The Iranian Revolutionary Guard revealed that it had conducted radio communications with the U.S.S. Nimitz while crossing the Strait of Hormuz last Friday. The commander of the naval forces in the Revolutionary Guard, Brigadier General Ali Reza Tungsiri, said that the IRGC monitored the transit of the American aircraft carrier and the accompanying battle group, consisting of three warships, and made a call to it and asked  some questions, stressing that the American forces responded to the Iranian forces and answered their questions. The Revolutionary Guards had published aerial photos and video of the American… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, IRGC, US


US used ‘ninja hellfire’ missile to assassinate Al-Qaeda leader in northwest Syria: report

Published 2020-09-25 18:57:23 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:40 P.M.) – The U.S. military reportedly used a powerful missile to kill a senior leader in an Al-Qaeda affiliated terrorist group in northwestern Syria two weeks ago. In that operation, the U.S. forces used a “Ninja Hellfire” missile, in which the explosive head was replaced and long blades were installed to crush or cut the victim, while reducing the risks to any civilians nearby, according to the New York Times. This is the second time in three months that U.S. forces have killed a prominent leader of al-Qaeda in northwestern Syria using these specially designed missiles. Previously,… Read on ->

Tags: Syria, US


IRGC seizes 23 foreign ships in Persian Gulf

Published 2020-09-25 18:38:47 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:20 P.M.) – The Iranian Revolutionary Guard announced that it has detained a number of foreign ships in the Gulf waters, as part of an operation to stop fuel smuggling. Ali Reza Tungsiri, commander of the naval forces in the Revolutionary Guards, said on a  program with Iranian television that “23 foreign ships are being held with us,” and described the reason for their detainment as ‘smuggling’, without providing further details about the ownership of the ships and their cargo. He only said that the confiscation of the ships was to combat smuggling. Turning his attention to the… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, IRGC


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