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Massive blast rocks Azerbaijani positions after Armenian forces strike vehicles carrying ammunition: video

Published 2020-09-29 21:41:31 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:30 P.M.) – A massive blast rocked the area around the line of contact in the Karabakh region on Tuesday evening, when the Armenian forces struck a column of Azerbaijani vehicles carrying ammunition. “The Artsakh Defense Army, the eastern direction; the destruction of a column of adversary vehicles with ammunition,” the Press Secretary for the Armenian Minister of Defense, Shushan Stepanyan, tweeted on Tuesday evening. In the video released, a large fire can be seen engulfing the area where the vehicles were destroyed by the Armenian forces. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTw-t_9dK2k

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan


Armenian forces destroy Azerbaijani bases, vehicles in Karabakh: video

Published 2020-09-29 21:28:47 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:20 P.M.) – The Armenian released more footage on Tuesday of the Republic of Karabakh’s forces destroying several mechanisms belonging to the Azerbaijani military in the Karabakh region. In two of the most recent videos released, the Armenian forces can be seen targeting the positions of the Azerbaijani military near the line of contact in Karabakh. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xy1c3CQouA4 The attacks by the Armenian forces managed to score several direct hits, resulting in the destruction of armored vehicles, military posts, and bases around the Karabakh region. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1Q2Il5dxeA The destruction of these Azerbaijani military positions come at a time when tensions… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh


Netanyahu claims Hezbollah is hiding missile factory in Beirut, Nasrallah says go visit location

Published 2020-09-29 21:06:00 by News Desk in Lebanon

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:45 P.M.) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday Hezbollah owns a precision missile factory near a gas company in downtown Beirut. Netanyahu’s statements came during his speech on Tuesday evening at the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly. The Israeli Prime Minister warned that if this armament is not prevented, the disaster of Beirut Port will repeat. Netanyahu released pictures of homes and civilian facilities in Lebanon, in which he claimed that Hezbollah had hidden the missiles in them. Not long after Netanyahu’s speech, Hezbollah’s Secretary-General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah responded to the Israeli… Read on ->

Tags: Beirut, Hezbollah, Lebanon, Nasrallah, Netanyahu


Armenia releases footage of downed Azerbaijani helicopter: video

Published 2020-09-29 19:48:33 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:30 P.M.) – Onn Tuesday, the Armenian Ministry of Defense released a video of the wreckage of a helicopter belonging to the Azerbaijani Air Force in the Karabakh region. Commenting on this video, the Armenian Ministry of Defense spokeswoman Shushan Stepanyan stated that the Armenian Igla air defense system shot down two Azerbaijani helicopters. In the video below, the Armenian Ministry of Defense showed the remains of an Azerbaijani helicopter that was shot down in the Karabakh region this morning. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMciN6K3r_s Clashes broke out in the Karabkh region on Sunday, prompting both the Armenian and Azerbaijani forces to… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan


Israel not ruling out preemptive strike against Iran: Netanyahu

Published 2020-09-29 19:27:35 by News Desk in Iran, Middleeast

Israel has not ruled out a preemptive strike against Iran, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned during a memorial service on Tuesday for those who fell in the 1973 Yom Kippur War, an Arab-Israeli military standoff. “A preemptive strike is a difficult thing to do. I know that if Iran wants to base itself in the north, we are ready to fight them. This is a direct lesson of the Yom Kippur War”, noted Netanyahu, asserting that they “will do everything in order to protect the State of Israel; we are not ruling out a preliminary strike”. The prime minister went… Read on ->

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Tags: Iran, Israel, Netanyahu


Azerbaijan threatens to destroy Armenia’s S-300 missile system

Published 2020-09-29 19:00:15 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:50 P.M.) – The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry threatened on Tuesday, to destroy Armenia’s S-300 missile systems, which are being transported towards Karabakh. “According to our information, the S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems that protect the airspace of Yerevan have been removed from combat service and are heading towards the occupied territories,” Azerbaijani Defense Ministry spokesman Waqif Darkahli said at a press conference . He added, “We announce that it will face the fate of the Armenian army’s military equipment that was destroyed in Karabakh … The recent battles show once again that the legend of the invincible Armenian army… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan


Iran confirms its air defenses shot down foreign drone in East Azerbaijan

Published 2020-09-29 18:45:25 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:30 P.M.) – On Tuesday, the Iranian air defenses shot down a drone near the city of Malakan in the East Azerbaijan province, amid the ongoing tension between Azerbaijan and Armenia in the Nagorno Karabakh region. Military sources said on Iranian state television, “The Iranian defenses shot down the enemy drone while it penetrated the country’s airspace in the northwest part of the country in East Azerbaijan province.” The sources did not specify the identity of the drone that was shot down. On Monday, the Iranian Internal Security Forces warned Azerbaijan and Armenia that any mortar shells would… Read on ->

Tags: Iran


Egypt launches its 4th sub, becomes 1st Arab nation with submarine corps

Published 2020-09-29 18:32:49 by News Desk in North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:25 P.M.) – The Egyptian Armed Forces announced that the naval forces celebrated the launch of their fourth German-made S-44 model (209/1400) submarine, which will soon join the naval arsenal. The army said that this submarine was built at the arsenal of the “Thyssen Krupp” company in the German city of Kiel. They said that it is the last of four German submarines, three of which have joined the navy according to the specific timetable, as the specialized and technical crews working on these submarines have been prepared and qualified in record time. The commander of the navy… Read on ->

Tags: Egypt


Turkish F-16 shot down Armenian Su-25 over Armenia: Yerevan

Published 2020-09-29 18:21:28 by News Desk in Turkey, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 P.M.) – The Armenian Defense Ministry said on Tuesday that a Turkish F-16 fighter shot down an Armenian Su-25, stating that its pilot was killed in the incident. The Armenian Defense said that the Turkish fighter took off from Ganja Airport in the territory of Azerbaijan, and was providing air support for the Azerbaijani army strikes on Armenian sites near the city of Vardins. They added that the Turkish aircraft shot down the Armenian plane over Armenia’s airspace, pointing out that it violated its sovereignty. Armenia’s ambassador to Moscow Vardan Toganyan said that after a Turkish fighter… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Turkey


Watch: Armenia scores direct hit on Azerbaijani drone

Published 2020-09-29 15:30:39 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:10 P.M.) – The Armenian forces managed to shoot down an Azerbaijani drone that was flying over their positions in the Karabakh region. Footage captured from the area showed the moment that the Armenian missile hit the Azerbaijani drone, causing a powerful explosion over Karabakh. https://youtu.be/kHSh8QyfH68

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh


More than 3,000 mercenaries have left Libya: LNA

Published 2020-09-29 15:08:41 by News Desk in North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:00 P.M.) – The Director of Moral Guidance in the Libyan National Army, Major General Khaled Al-Mahjoub, stated this week that the mercenaries deployed to Libya by Turkey had begun to leave the western region of the country. According to Mahjoub, more than 3,000 mercenaries, mostly Syrian nationals, departed from Libya, but he did not provide any more details regarding his claim. At the same time, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said that many Syrian mercenaries had already begun returning to the northwestern part of the country. Mahjoub’s comment comes at a time when Turkey has… Read on ->

Tags: Libya


Iran allegedly shoots down unknown drone in East Azerbaijan province

Published 2020-09-29 14:37:53 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:15 P.M.) – The alleged Telegram channel of Iran’s Young Journalist’s Club (YJC) reported that the Islamic Republic’s air defense forces shot down an unknown unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) over their East Azerbaijan Province on Tuesday. “The follow-up of the Young Journalists Club shows that the defense of the Iranian Armed Forces shot down an invading drone over Malekan city in the east Azerbaijan province,” the channel reported. The channel posted a photo of the alleged downing of the drone, but did not provide any more details about the incident. Furthermore, some video footage of the alleged incident… Read on ->

Tags: Azerbaijan, Iran


Armenia accuses Turkey of providing direct military support to Azerbaijan

Published 2020-09-29 13:49:35 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:30 P.M.) – Armenia accused Turkey on Monday of providing direct military support to Azerbaijan in the escalation of fighting over the disputed Karabakh region. The Armenian Foreign Ministry said in a statement that Turkey has a “direct presence on the ground.” They added that Turkish military advisers “fight side by side” with Azerbaijan, noting that Azerbaijan is also using Turkish weapons, including drones and war fighters. Azerbaijan denied the allegations. There was no immediate response from Turkey. Turkey has been accused of sending Syrian mercenaries to Azerbaijan, which is similar to what they did in Libya late… Read on ->

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Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Turkey


Potential environmental disaster looms off Yemeni coast due to supertanker: gov’t

Published 2020-09-29 13:30:59 by News Desk in Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:00 P.M.) – The Yemeni government expressed its fears that UN team will continue to blocked from accessing the Safer supertanker. The Yemeni Minister of Foreign Affairs, Muhammad al-Hadhrami, said that it is necessary to “put pressure on the Houthi militia before an unending environmental disaster strikes the coasts of the Red Sea and the region as a whole,” according to Ajel website. Al-Hadhrami’s statement came in a phone call to with his Swedish counterpart, Anne Linde. The Yemeni minister pointed out that “the government of his country continues to fulfill its responsibilities towards citizens in all parts… Read on ->

Tags: Yemen


Azerbaijani army launches offensive to capture city from Armenian forces

Published 2020-09-29 12:19:16 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry announced this morning that its forces launched an attack on the axis of the city of Fuzuli, located in the area under the control of the Karabakh Republic forces. “Since this morning, the Azerbaijani army continues its offensive to liberate Fuzuli city,” the ministry said in a statement, claiming that four tanks of the Armenian Armed Forces were destroyed this morning on the Fuzuli-Gabriel axis. It is noteworthy that part of Fuzuli district, including the city of Fuzuli itself, came under the control of the Armenian side after the 1993 battles…. Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan


Russian troops break through US barrier in northeast Syria

Published 2020-09-29 11:42:51 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:20 A.M.) – The Russian Armed Forces broke through a barrier setup by the U.S. troops along a road in the Syrian governorate of Al-Hasakah, the Russian publication, Avia.Pro, said on Tuesday. “The Russian military convoy, despite the opposition of the Americans, managed to break through into the eastern part of northern Syria,” the publication said, referring to an incident that took place in the city of Al-Malikiyah in northeastern governorate of Al-Hasakah. The publication said the Russian military convoy was able to break through the roadblock and reach their base, which they pointed out was along a… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Syria


Armenian forces attack Azerbaijani military base, vehicles: video

Published 2020-09-29 11:21:49 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:05 A.M.) – The Armenian media released more footage this week of the intense battle taking place in the Karabakh region. On Tuesday, an Armenian YouTube channel released footage of the Armenian forces attacking an Azerbaijani military base and several of its vehicles along the Karabakh border. In the video, the Armenian forces can be seen scoring direct hits on the Azerbaijani positions, resulting in the destruction of a number of vehicles and the military base. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1Q2Il5dxeA The clashes between the Armenian and Azerbaijani forces broke out on Sunday, following accusations from both sides about starting the hostilities…. Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan


Armenia says Azerbaijani military helicopter shot down

Published 2020-09-29 11:05:44 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 A.M.) – The Armenian forces have shot down another Azerbaijani chopper in the Karabkh region, the Armenian Minister of Defense Artsrun Hovhannisyan said on Tuesday morning. “Our forces have just shot down a helicopter, possibly more than one,” Hovhannisyan said. No further details were released at this time by the Armenian Ministry of Defense. Azerbaijani has not commented on the claims. This announcement by the Armenian Minister of Defense comes after another tense night of clashes between the local forces in the Karabakh region and the Azerbaijani military. The clashes in Karabakh first broke out on Sunday,… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan


Syrian Army strikes jihadist fortifications in strategic mountain region

Published 2020-09-29 10:55:46 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:40 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) continued their strikes on the jihadist positions in the Jabal Al-Akrad region of Latakia this morning, hitting several sites around the Kabani hills. Using both artillery and missiles, the Syrian Arab Army began their attack this morning by striking the jihadist trenches along the Kabani front-lines. The Syrian Arab Army would expand their attack on Tuesday by targeting some of the hilltops surrounding Kabani and the nearby town of Al-Sirmaniyeh. According to a field source, the Syrian Arab Army also targeted the Hurras Al-Deen group’s positions inside the nearby Al-Ghaab… Read on ->

Tags: Latakia, Syria


Armenia vows to use Iskander missiles if Turkey deploys F-16s to Azerbaijan

Published 2020-09-29 10:35:50 by News Desk in Turkey, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:20 A.M.) – The Armenian ambassador to Russia, Vardan Taganyan, said on Monday that his country would use its Russian-made Iskander missiles if Turkey began to use F-16s in Karabakh, explaining that his country has sufficient air defense systems to get rid of Turkish drones. “The military leadership has repeatedly stated that if the Sword of Damocles was deployed in the form of Turkish F-16 fighters on the Karabakh people, all measures would be taken, including the use of the Iskanders. That is, the Armed Forces of Armenia would have to fully use their arsenal to ensure security…. Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Turkey


Azerbaijan claims ‘Syrian mercenaries’ in Armenian ranks

Published 2020-09-29 10:21:05 by News Desk in Syria, World-News

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BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 A.M.) – The Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense said that mercenaries from Syria and the countries of the Middle East are fighting on the side of Armenia in Karabakh. Colonel Vagiv Darjahli, head of the press service of the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry, said in statement on Monday: “According to the intelligence information, among the enemy’s losses are many mercenaries of Armenian origin from Syria and various countries of the Middle East. But since they are not officially registered in Armenia, the enemy easily hides these losses.” The Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense did not provide any more details; however,… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Syria


Reopening of Jordanian border to boost Lebanese and Syrian economies

Published 2020-09-29 10:00:50 by News Desk in Lebanon, Middleeast, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:45 A.M.) – On Sunday, the Jordanian authorities opened the Jaber border crossing opposite the Naseeb crossing on the Syrian-Jordanian border, about a month after it was closed due to precautionary measures to address the Coronavirus. In turn, the director of the Union of International Cargo Shipping Companies in Syria, Najwa Al-Shaar, explained in a special statement to Sputnik that the movement of trucks from the Gulf countries to Syria and then to Lebanon did not stop during the last period, as the passage of trucks continued through the Syrian lands. Al-Shaar indicated that after the crossing was… Read on ->

Tags: Jordan, Lebanon, Syria


US considers moving base from Turkey to Greece: The Times

Published 2020-09-29 09:38:40 by News Desk in Turkey, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:10 A.M.) – The Times newspaper reported this week that Washington is considering the transfer its war means from the Incirlik base in Turkey to the Greek island of Crete, in order to “punish” the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for his actions. On Monday, the newspaper revealed that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will study, during his official visit to Greece this week, proposals for transferring “vital warfare means from the Incirlik base to Crete, as part of Washington’s new policy aimed at strengthening the U.S. military presence in the eastern Mediterranean.” The newspaper reported that… Read on ->

Tags: Greece, Turkey, US


Armenian forces destroy more Azerbaijani military vehicles: video

Published 2020-09-29 08:58:47 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:25 A.M.) – The Armenian media released more video footage from the ongoing conflict in the Karabkh region on Monday. In one of the videos posted on YouTube, the Armenian forces can be seen destroying multiple military vehicles belonging to the Azerbaijani army in the Karabakh region. As shown in the video below, the Armenian forces were able to score multiple direct hits on the Azerbaijani army’s positions near the front-lines in Karabakh. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-hl3J0DdsA Clashes between the Azerbaijani and Armenian forces broke out on Sunday, following accusations from both sides about violating the ceasefire on the border. Since… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan


Important bridge in northern Syria has been reopened

Published 2020-09-29 08:37:09 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 A.M.) – An important bridge located in northern Syria has been reopened after being closed for a short period of time, local activists in the governorate of Al-Raqqa reported on Monday. According to the activists, who spoke to RT Arabic, the largest bridge in the Al-Raqqa Governorate has been repaired and reopened to the public, which should allow for the people in the area to resume trade and commerce. The city of Raqqa is currently under the control of the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and under the administration of the Syrian Democratic Council (SDC). Raqqa was… Read on ->

Tags: Raqqa, Syria


Intense fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan spreads into Iranian territory: video

Published 2020-09-29 08:01:47 by News Desk in Iran, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:30 A.M.) – The Iranian media released a video on Monday in which they said a shells landed in the border province of Ardabil as a result of the clashes between Azerbaijan and Armenia. According to the reports, Iran stated that three shells fell near the border areas as a result of the clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan. The governor of the city of Khoda Afrin announced that two new mortar shells had landed in the border governorate of Khoda Afrin. Iran later sent a warning to both Azerbaijan and Armenia against any exchange of fire near their… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran


Armenia will seek more Russian weapons if necessary: envoy

Published 2020-09-29 07:35:31 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 A.M.) – The Armenian ambassador to Russia, Vardan Taghanyan, said on Monday, that Armenia will seek military assistance from Russia if necessary and if the conflict with Azerbaijan develops. The Armenian ambassador said during an exclusive interview with Sputnik: “Armenia is defending its sovereignty and its lands and does not need military assistance now from anyone.” “We will go to Moscow if necessary to provide us with the necessary Russian weapons, but we do not need them now,” Taghanyan added. Military clashes were renewed between the two countries early Sunday morning, with the Ministry of Defense in… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Russia


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