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This is a summary of 18 AMN articles on the following subjects: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh, Syria, Iran, US, Latakia, Idlib, Aleppo, Trump, Russia, Lebanon, Macron, Iraq, Soleimani, Greece, Turkey, Erdogan.

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Azerbaijan announces destruction of 2 Armenian tanks

Published 2020-09-28 14:26:21 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:10 P.M.) – The Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense announced the destruction of two other tanks of the Armenian Armed Forces. A video clip of the operation was posted on the website of the military administration. “The counterattack operations carried out by our army with the aim of liberating our lands from occupation are continuing. The fighting spirit and the moral and psychological state of our army members are high, and our soldiers show courage during intense battles.” The military administration said that a large number of Armenian soldiers, military installations and military equipment of the Armenian forces were… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh, Syria


Iran displays wrecked US drone that was shot down last year

Published 2020-09-28 14:16:44 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 P.M.) – The Iranian Revolutionary Guard on Sunday, displayed the unmanned plane that it shot down over the Strait of Hormuz last year. According to the Fars News Agency, the Iranian authorities displayed the downed U.S. aircraft at the Aerospace Industries Exhibition in Tehran. The “Global Hawk” drone is one of the newest spy planes in the world, and its value is estimated at more than $200 million. It is produced by the American company “Northrop” and it is currently in use by the U.S. military, the Fars News Agency reported. The Air Force of the Iranian Revolutionary… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, US


Turkish-backed Syrian militants are fighting in Karabakh: Armenian envoy

Published 2020-09-28 13:58:16 by News Desk in Syria, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:50 P.M.) – The Armenian ambassador to Russia, Vardan Taghanyan, revealed stated on Monday that Turkish-backed militants from Syria are taking part in the hostilities in the Karabakh region. The Armenian ambassador told Russia’s Sputnik Agency in response to a question about whether there are Syrian militants participating in the hostilities: “According to our information, recently about 4,000 fighters have been deployed by Turkey from Syria to Azerbaijan. They are already participating with the other side, and it has been done.” Taghanyan also indicated that Yerevan will not submit a request to the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO)… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Syria


Syrian Army unleashes powerful attack on jihadist stronghold in Latakia

Published 2020-09-28 13:34:47 by News Desk in Syria

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BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:20 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army unleashed a powerful attack in the northeastern countryside of Latkaia on Monday, as their troops heavily targeted one of the most important mountaintops in the governorate. According to a field source in Latakia, the Syrian Arab Army began their attack on Monday by launching several artillery shells and missiles towards the jihadist defenses in the key town of Kabani. The Syrian Arab Army would then expand their assault in the area, as they targeted the entire mountain region that is currently under the control of jihadist groups like the Turkestan Islamic… Read on ->

Tags: Latakia, Syria


Watch: Armenian forces destroy Azerbaijani armored vehicle

Published 2020-09-28 13:09:28 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:00 P.M.) – The Armenian Armed Forces scored a number of direct hits on the Azerbaijani troops, Sunday, resulting in the destruction of several vehicles and mechanisms. During the first hours of the confrontation, the Armenian forces was able to destroy at least three armored vehicles belonging to the Azerbaijani military. Following the destruction of these armored vehicles, several others were destroyed by the Armenian forces, including one armored personnel carrier (APC). Video footage of these attacks were released on social media and YouTube, Sunday, with a new video showing the destruction of one Azerbaijani armored vehicles in… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh


Syrian Army’s elite forces carry out storming exercise amid report of new offensive in Idlib: video

Published 2020-09-28 12:50:16 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) elite forces were filmed recently, carrying out a storming exercise as part of their training in northwestern Syria. A video that was shared on pro-Syrian Army channels showed the 25th Special Mission Forces Division, which was previously known as the Tiger Forces before they were inducted into the armed forces, carrying out a training exercise that was geared at storming a hypothetical enemy’s positions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KC9_JYycI14 The 25th Special Mission Forces have been carrying out several storming exercises recently, amid reports of a new offensive that will be launched in the… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


Azerbaijan declares partial mobilization as Armenian forces retake lost territory

Published 2020-09-28 11:45:44 by News Desk in World-News

Azerbaijan has declared partial mobilization of reserve servicemen amid the escalation of tensions with Armenia in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, the presidential press service told Sputnik on Monday. “Azerbaijani President [Ilham Aliyev] has signed a decree about partial mobilization in Azerbaijan,” the press service said. The order comes into force on the day of its signing. Meanwhile, Armenian forces announced that they restored a number of previously lost positions. “At night, intensive fighting continued in the southern, southeastern, and northern directions of the front line. As a result of a counterattack, troops from the [Nagorno-Karabakh] Defense Army inflicted heavy losses… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan


Fierce clashes breakout between Syrian Army and Turkish-backed militants in east Aleppo

Published 2020-09-28 11:23:11 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 A.M.) – A fierce battle broke out in eastern Aleppo between the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Turkish-backed militants this morning, a source told Al-Masdar News. According to the source, the clashes took place outside the city of Al-Bab, which is located in the eastern countryside of the Aleppo Governorate. The reason for the clashes is still unknown at this time, but firefights breakout between the SAA and Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (TFSA) fighters from time-to-time. The total number of casualties is still unknown at this time. The Turkish-backed forces currently control Al-Baby city, while the Syrian… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Syria


Trump comments on recent clashes between Azerbaijan and Armenia

Published 2020-09-28 11:01:23 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:50 A.M.) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that “the United States is seeking to stop the violence that has erupted between Armenia and Azerbaijan.” “We are watching the situation closely … We have a lot of good relations in this region. We’ll see if we can stop that,” Trump said during a White House press conference. Earlier on Sunday, the United States called on Azerbaijan and Armenia to adhere to a ceasefire in the Karabakh region, and for the resumption of negotiations, expressing regret over the casualties after the recent clashes. In particular, Washington urged… Read on ->

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Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Trump


US simulates ‘future battle’ with Russia

Published 2020-09-28 10:46:09 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:20 A.M.) – The U.S. Department of Defense announced that its units have conducted training under the “convergence” project, which included the use of manned and unmanned vehicles and artificial intelligence control systems. The Defense Department said, as reported by RT: “This exercise combines future weapons and capabilities for the battlefield in the third decade of this century against opponents of equal strength, such as Russia and China.” They added: “During the multi-field exercises, which were conducted at the Yuma training ground in the state of Arizona, the enemy was located with the subsequent destruction of many targets, which… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, US


Armenia announces capture of 11 Azerbaijani armored vehicles: report

Published 2020-09-28 10:22:53 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 A.M.) – On Sunday evening, the Armenian Ministry of Defense announced that the Armed Forces of the Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh) had seized an Azerbaijani BMP-3 tank and 10 other armored vehicles with military equipment. “As a result of the counterattack by the units of the Defense Forces (Nagorno Karabakh), 11 units of the enemy’s armored vehicles were seized with their combat equipment, including a tank (BMP-3),” the spokeswoman for the ministry, Shushan Stepanyan, said via Facebook. . On Sunday morning, an escalation occurred along the demarcation line in Nagorno-Karabakh, a mainly Armenian autonomous region that… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan


Macron says Hezbollah must clarify if they are really a political party or ‘dictated by Iran and its terrorist forces’

Published 2020-09-28 09:57:01 by News Desk in Iran, Lebanon

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:40 A.M.) – French President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday, that  Hezbollah must make clear in the next few weeks whether it represents a serious political force to help implement the country’s roadmap or a militia that receives orders from Iran. Macron said in a press conference, as reported by Reuters: “There’s a question that needs to be asked to Hezbollah and ourselves. Is it really a political party or does it proceed just in a logic dictated by Iran and its terrorist forces?” The French President said Hezbollah should “not think it is more powerful than it… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Lebanon, Macron


US warns Iraq they will shut down its embassy if missile strikes don’t stop

Published 2020-09-28 09:38:58 by News Desk in Iraq

The US Administration warned the Iraqi authorities about its readiness to shut down its embassy, should Baghdad fail to stop the missile strikes that threaten the American side, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday. According to the WSJ sources among the US officials, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo conveyed this information to the Iraqi President Barham Salih and the Prime Minister Mustafa al Kadhimi during an earlier phone call. The US Administration has already began “preliminary step” that will make it possible to shut down the embassy within two or three months, with preservation of a consulate in Erbil…. Read on ->

Tags: Iraq, US


Heavy fighting continues between Armenia and Azerbaijan in Karabakh

Published 2020-09-28 09:24:35 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT LEBANON (9:10 A.M.) – The Armenian Ministry of Defense announced this morning that hostilities are still continuing in the Karabakh region, as their military and the Azerbaijani forces trade attacks along the line of contact. “The hostilities continued at night, and our armed forces achieved remarkable success. The situation has not calmed down yet, and the fighting continues,” ministry spokesman Artsron Hovhannesian said on his Facebook page. The spokesman explained that the losses among Armenian soldiers announced by Azerbaijan do not correspond to reality. For its part, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said that the Armenian forces bombed, on Monday,… Read on ->

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Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan


Iran seeks complete withdrawal of US forces from Iraq to avenge Qassem Soleimani

Published 2020-09-28 08:58:16 by News Desk in Iran, Iraq

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:45 A.M.) – The Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council of Iran, Ali Shamkhani, said on Sunday, that the minimum penalty for those behind the assassination of the late Quds Force commander, Major General Qassem Soleimani, is the complete withdrawal of the U.S. forces from the region, especially Iraq. During his meeting with Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein, he called on the Iraqi government to follow up on the assassinations of Major General Qassem Soleimani and the Deputy Commander of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units, Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis. Shamkhani continued, “The Zionist project is currently underway to normalize… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Iraq, Soleimani


Azerbaijan releases footage of heavy attack on Armenian forces: video

Published 2020-09-28 07:58:46 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:40 A.M.) – On Sunday, the Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense published  footage of what they claimed was their forces destroying Armenian vehicles in the Karabakh region. The description of the video clip read: “As a result of the counter-attack of the Azerbaijani army units in different directions to the front, a large number of forces and military equipment of the Armenian forces were destroyed.” https://youtu.be/S9IMCdI_Jlg Earlier on Sunday, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said that the Armenian armed forces fired on residential areas located on the contact line in Karabakh. However, in contrast of these claims, the Armenian Ministry… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan


Greek flag defaced on Mediterranean island, Athens demands Turkey’s condemnation

Published 2020-09-28 00:33:50 by News Desk in Turkey, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:20 A.M.) – On Sunday, Greece called on Turkey to issue a condemnation and open an investigation into what it described as an ‘insult’ to its flag on the Greek island of Kastellorizo. Greek media reported that the Greek flag was spotted on a rocky Kastellorizo hill and appeared red-painted on Saturday. It was not clear who was responsible for that act, and the Greek Foreign Ministry said in a statement, “We condemn in the most insulting terms yesterday to the Greek flag on Kastellorizo.” The statement added, “We expect the Turkish authorities to immediately condemn and investigate… Read on ->

Tags: Greece, Turkey


Erdogan calls Armenia ‘greatest threat to peace and security in the region’

Published 2020-09-28 00:17:14 by News Desk in Turkey, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Sunday, that his country stands by Azerbaijan in the clashes that erupted hours ago with Armenia, describing the latter as a threat to security in the region. Erdogan tweeted, “Armenia, which added a new aggression to its aggression against Azerbaijan, has once again shown that it is the greatest threat to peace and security in the region,” adding, “We call on the world to stand by Azerbaijan against the oppressive occupation.” He assured his Azerbaijani counterpart, Ilham Aliyev, in a telephone call on Sunday, that Turkey will continue… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Erdogan, Turkey


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