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This is a summary of 8 AMN articles on the following subjects: Iran, US, Lebanon, Russia, Syria, Ukraine, Idlib, Ansarallah, Marib, Yemen.

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Tehran accuses Trump of being bigger threat to Iran than Saddam Hussein

Published 2020-09-26 22:54:42 by News Desk in Iran

Iran and Iraq fought a brutal, eight-year war between 1980 and 1988, with Baghdad invading the Islamic Republic to try to seize the oil-rich province of Khuzestan soon after the Iranian Revolution of 1979. Up to 1.2 million people died in the conflict, which included Iraqi use of chemical weapons against both Iranian troops and civilians. US President Donald Trump is even more of a threat to Iran than Saddam Hussein was, government spokesman Ali Rabiei has suggested. “Some political elites at various levels do not believe that today Trump is more violent and brutal than Saddam, endangering the lives,… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, US

Lebanese Prime Minister announces his resignation

Published 2020-09-26 21:04:49 by News Desk in Lebanon

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 P.M.) – The Lebanese Prime Minister-designate, Mustafa Adib, announced on Saturday, his resignation from his position. Adib said, in a televised speech today from Baabda Palace after meeting with Lebanese President Michel Aoun, “With the effort reaching its final stages, it became clear to me that consensus is no longer in place, and out of my concern for national unity, I resign from continuing the task of forming the government.” Adib explained, “As soon as I proceeded with the parliamentary consultations to form the government, several political blocs announced that they would not name anyone and informed… Read on ->

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Tags: Lebanon

US increases air presence over northeast Syria after incident with Russian forces

Published 2020-09-26 20:44:57 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:30 P.M.) – The U.S.-led Coalition has recently increased its air presence over the northeastern region of Syria, local activists in the Al-Hasakah Governorate reported this week. According to the activists, the U.S. military convoys in the Al-Hasakah Governorate have been increasingly accompanied by their military choppers, especially in areas where the Russian forces are present. The increased air presence comes just weeks after the U.S. military was involved in a vehicle accident along one of the Al-Hasakah Governorate’s roads. The U.S.-led Coalition blamed the Russian military for the crash, as they said the latter’s aggressiveness on the… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Syria, US

CCTV footage of moment Ukrainian military aircraft crashes

Published 2020-09-26 20:25:36 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 P.M.) – The moment of the crash of the Ukrainian military aircraft An-26 with cadets on board, which occurred yesterday in the Kharkiv region, was recorded by a video surveillance camera. The footage was published by the Deputy Head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Anton Gerashchenko. It is clarified that the crash was recorded by a camera installed on one of the buildings in the city of Chuguev in the Khakiv region. The plane crashed two kilometers from this building. Off-screen, a voice notes that the board went to the right during landing.… Read on ->

Tags: Ukraine

Iran unveils upgraded T-72 tanks and armored vehicles

Published 2020-09-26 20:11:25 by News Desk in Iran

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BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 P.M.) – The modern T-72 main battle tank and armored personnel carrier with the BMP-2 fighting compartment were presented at a weapons fair in Tehran. This technology was displayed in the Sacred Defense Museum and is dedicated to the anniversary of the start of the Iran-Iraq war, according to Rossiyskaya Gazeta newspaper. For the first time, this version of the T-72 was shown in August, during the visit of the Minister of Defense Amir Hatami to a tank factory located in the city of Dorud (Lorestan Province). However, the vehicles created under the Karrar program were not… Read on ->

Tags: Iran

Syrian Army’s Idlib offensive is back on after failed talks between Russia, Turkey

Published 2020-09-26 10:19:51 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 A.M.) – Last week, Russian and Turkish military delegations met to discuss the ongoing situation inside the Idlib Governoarate; however, despite a desire for a solution there, both sides were unable to reach any sort of agreement. According to a military source in Damascus, the failure to reach a consensus on the situation in Idlib has led the Syrian Arab Army’s high command to once again resume plans for a large-scale offensive inside this governorate in northwestern Syria. The source said the Syrian Arab Army’s high command is planning to launch this offensive at the start of… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria

Iran unveils new Raad-500 missiles

Published 2020-09-26 09:33:05 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:20 A.M.) – The Aerospace Force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard displayed a launch pad for two “Raad-500” missiles, during the “Holy Defense Week” exhibition in the capital, Tehran. The Iranian force indicated that “the missile is powered by solid fuel, and manufactured locally with advanced technologies. It uses carbon fibers in its cover and the new Zuhair engine with a structure of non-metallic composite materials.” They explained, “The use of carbon fibers in the cover of Thunder-500 reduces the pressure and vibration caused by the first moments of the launch, and that it withstands pressure of 100… Read on ->

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Tags: Iran

Ansarallah forces strike Yemeni military parade in Marib

Published 2020-09-26 08:58:48 by Newsdesk in Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:40 A.M.) – On Friday, an explosion rocked the city of Marib in northern Yemen after the Ansarallah forces targeted a military parade held by pro-government troops. According to pro-Ansarallah media, their forces fired a ballistic missile at the headquarters of the 3rd Military Region in the administrative capital of the Marib Governorate. The missile attack reportedly coincided with a ceremony marking the 58th anniversary of the September 26th revolution, which was held inside Marib city. As a result of this attack by the Ansarallah forces, several casualties were reported in the ranks of the pro-government troops. The… Read on ->

Tags: Ansarallah, Marib, Yemen

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