File Photo of Al-Shaitat Tribesmen in rural Deir Ezzor.

This is a summary of 14 AMN articles on the following subjects: Hasakah, Raqqa, Syria, Armenia, Iran, Azerbaijan, Libya, Turkey, Jordan, US, Lebanon.

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Syrian tribesmen expel US-backed forces from Raqqa-Hasakah border town

Published 2020-09-27 23:52:16 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:40 P.M.) – The members of the Arab tribes in the countryside of Al-Hasakah Governorate expelled members of the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in a town and several villages near the administrative border of Al-Raqqa this past weekend, the Sputnik Agency reported. Citing local sources, Sputnik said the Arab tribesmen inside the town of Al-Tarwaziyah and its surrounding villages expelled the SDF from this area after the killing of two people this past week. The sources said that “the organization brought a large number of reinforcements to the town of Al-Kantari, which is close to Al-Tarwaziyah, after… Read on ->

Tags: Hasakah, Raqqa, Syria


Armenia does not rule out use of new Su-30 jets in event of war

Published 2020-09-27 23:34:03 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:20 P.M.) – Artsron Hovhannisyan, the spokesman for the Armenian Ministry of Defense, announced in a press briefing that Armenia will, if necessary, use all kinds of weapons in response to the aggression, including Su-30SM fighters. In response to journalists’ question about the possibility of using fighters, Hovhannisyan indicated that the military and political leadership of Armenia is in complete control of the situation in the conflict zone in Nagorno-Karabakh, and “if necessary, all kinds of weapons will be used.” Among the possible weapons to be used is Armenia’s newly-acquired Su-30 fighter jets, which were purchased from the… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia


Iran unveils new ballistic missile with 700km range

Published 2020-09-27 22:51:05 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:45 P.M.) – The Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps announced the development of a new missile with a range of 700 km. According to the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA), the Commander of the Revolutionary Guard, General Hossein Salami, stressed that his country will not stop producing what enhances its ability and power. The missile is a “new generation of naval ballistic missiles bearing the name of Zulfiqar Basir,” and was unveiled at the Revolutionary Guard’s Aerospace Force exhibition. The Revolutionary Guard commander added that “the Zulfiqar Basir missile is the most advanced and equipped with a warhead that… Read on ->

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Tags: Iran


Armenia reports 16 soldiers killed, 100 wounded in clashes with Azerbaijan

Published 2020-09-27 22:41:37 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 P.M.) – On Sunday, the Armenian Ministry of Defense announced that 16 soldiers were killed and more than 100 others were injured in clashes in the Karabakh region. The press secretary of the Armenian Ministry of Defense, Shushan Stepanian, citing the unilaterally recognized Deputy Minister of Defense in the Nagorno Karabakh government, Artur Sargsyan, said that 16 Armenian soldiers were killed and 100 others were injured during the fighting on the contact line with Azerbaijan. This escalation comes after the Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense claimed that the Armenian armed forces fired on residential areas located on the… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan


Libyan Army announces acquisition of new fighter jets

Published 2020-09-27 22:29:55 by News Desk in North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:20 P.M.) – On Sunday, the Libyan National Army spokesman Ahmed Al-Mismari announced that new fighter jets had entered the service of the Libyan Air Force  and are ready to carry out combat missions. Al-Mismari said in a statement posted on his official Facebook, “The Libyan Arab Air Force is completing the maintenance work for the MiG-23 aircraft, the BN bombers squadron, and declaring its entry into service and its readiness to carry out combat missions.” The Libyan National Army controls the eastern and much of southern Libya, and has been involved for years in a conflict with… Read on ->

Tags: Libya


Armenia has evidence of Turkish intervention alongside Azerbaijan, investigating Syrian militants

Published 2020-09-27 22:20:18 by News Desk in Turkey, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:10 P.M.) – The Armenian Ministry of Defense announced that it has evidence of Turkey’s intervention alongside Azerbaijan in the Karabakh conflict, confirming that Yerevan is investigating reports of the presence of Syrian militants there. The spokesman for the ministry, Artsron Ovanessian, stated that the Armenian side has some information that sheds light on Turkey’s role in the recent developments in Baghera. He said that the talk is about irrefutable evidence of the presence of Turkish weapons in the Azerbaijani forces in Karabakh, stressing that these facts leave no room for doubt. He continued, “There are other facts… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Turkey


Armenia declares martial law and mass mobilization after clashes with Azerbaijan

Published 2020-09-27 13:20:49 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:10 P.M.) – On Sunday, the Armenian government declared a state of war and general mobilization in the country due to the Karabakh events that transpired this morning. The Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan had announced earlier that his country’s authorities were studying the possibility of declaring a state of war and partial general mobilization. Pashinyan released a statement on his Facebook page that read: “The state of war and general mobilization will be announced by a decision of the government of the Republic of Armenia. The decision will take effect after its official publication.” He added, “I… Read on ->

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Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan


Turkey condemns Armenia’s attack against Azerbaijani forces

Published 2020-09-27 13:05:52 by News Desk in Turkey, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:00 P.M.) – Turkey condemned the Armenian attack on the Armenian forces on Sunday, stressing that it supports Baku in light of the recent tension in the Nagorno-Karabakh region. “We condemn Armenia’s attack on Azerbaijan,” said Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin, saying that “Armenia violated the ceasefire by attacking residential areas and once again showing that it is against peace and stability.” He continued, “The international community must stop the dangerous Armenian provocation,” stressing that his country stands by Azerbaijan against Armenian attacks. In the early hours on Sunday morning, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said that the Armenian… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Turkey


Syria and Jordan reopen border crossings

Published 2020-09-27 12:55:45 by News Desk in Middleeast, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:45 P.M.) – The border crossings between Syria and Jordan have reopened on Sunday in order to allow the resumption of trade and commerce between the neighboring nations. SANA quoted a source as saying that “the door for shipping will be opened for imported goods passing by transit road, trucks heading to the Gulf countries, Egypt and Iraq, in addition to trucks entering Jordan.” The source explained that “the system for shipping goods at the crossing will be in a back-to-back manner, with the exception of transit truck drivers who hold a Jordanian visa.” Regarding passenger travel, the… Read on ->

Tags: Jordan, Syria


Syrian FM vows expel US and Turkish troops from Syria

Published 2020-09-27 12:41:35 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:30 P.M.) – Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Al-Muallem declared that the continued illegal presence of American and Turkish forces on Syrian lands is an “occupation”, indicating that Damascus will spare no effort to end this occupation by means guaranteed by international law. In his speech to the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Muallem said: “The continued illegal presence of American and Turkish forces on Syrian lands is an occupation with all its legal dimensions, and that Syria will spare no effort to end this occupation with the means guaranteed by international law.” According to Muallem,… Read on ->

Tags: Syria, Turkey, US


Armenian army destroys Azerbaijani tanks in powerful attack: videos

Published 2020-09-27 12:29:22 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:20 P.M.) – Video footage of the Armenian army’s attack against the Azerbaijani forces was released on social media, Sunday, as the footage showed tanks being destroyed by missile fire. In a video released by the Armenian media, the Armenian army can be seen destroying the Azerbaijani tanks in a powerful attack that Yerevan said was carried out in retaliation for attacks on Karabakh by the Azerbaijani forces. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mJffVrtPLk Another video released on Sunday that was shared on the YouTube channel shows close up footage of the Armenian troops destroying another Azerbaijani tank. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2jd1bw0AXQ Azerbaijan has vowed to… Read on ->

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Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan


Armenia considers possibility of declaring state of war with Azerbaijan: PM

Published 2020-09-27 12:16:36 by Newsdesk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said that his country’s authorities are studying the possibility of declaring a state of war and partial general mobilization. “At the decision of the Government, martial law and general mobilization is being declared in the Republic of #Armenia. I call on the personnel attached to the troops to present themselves to their district commissariats. For the fatherland, for victory,” Pashinyan tweeted on Sunday. The statement comes against the background of the worsening situation in Karabakh, as the Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense said on Sunday that the Armenian armed forces opened… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan


Lebanese troops involved in heavy battle with armed groups near Syrian border

Published 2020-09-27 11:53:20 by News Desk in Lebanon

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:35 A.M.) – The Lebanese security forces said on Saturday that their troops killed at least two militants in a heavy exchange of fire with an armed group in the northeastern part of the country near the border with Syria. The security forces said that three Lebanese security personnel were wounded in the clash, which began after the forces raided a house in the Wadi Khaled area, in which the suspected group was hiding. The sources indicated that the group includes Syrians and Lebanese, and that the ferocity of the clash, which saw militants launching rocket-propelled grenades, prompted… Read on ->

Tags: Lebanon, Syria


Armenia shoots down 2 Azerbaijani helicopters, 3 drones in new confrontation

Published 2020-09-27 11:43:31 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:30 A.M.) – The press secretary of the Armenian Ministry of Defense, Shushan Stepanian, announced on Sunday that Armenian forces shot down two helicopters and three drones of the Azerbaijani armed forces in Karabakh. Stepanyan wrote on Facebook: “Artsakh (Karabakh) is being attacked by air and missiles … and the Armenian side shot down two enemy helicopters and three drones. The fighting continues. ” The Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense announced that it is taking “retaliatory measures” against the actions of the Armenian armed forces on the contact line in Karabakh, and that the operational situation is under control…. Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan


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