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Karabakh capital comes under heavy fire from Azerbaijani troops: video

Published 2020-10-02 20:23:29 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:45 P.M.) – The capital of the Karabakh Republic, Stepanakert, was subjected to heavy artillery and rocket fire this evening, according to local activists reporting from the area targeted by the Azerbaijani forces. The Azerbaijani military reportedly intensified their strikes on the area this evening after their failed advance deeper into the Karabakh Republic. In addition to the rocket and artillery fire, locals in Karabakh have reported the presence of Azerbaijani drones, which have been carrying out attacks throughout the week. https://twitter.com/ArmenianUnified/status/1312069517028327425?s=20 Earlier in the day, the Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense reported that their forces captured several strategic… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh


Syrian Army pushes more reinforcements near Golan Heights border as new operation approaches

Published 2020-10-02 19:31:02 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:15 P.M.) – A new military operation along the Quneitra-Damascus axis is looming, an army source told Al-Masdar News from the Syrian capital city on Friday. According to the source, another batch of reinforcements was dispatched from Damascus to the town of Kanaker earlier today. The source said the Syrian Army is preparing to cordon off the town and begin an attack on the remaining militants that are holed up inside. He added that the 200 some militants will be offered some terms to avoid a battle, which likely means they will be given the option to be… Read on ->

Tags: Quneitra, Syria


Azerbaijan bombs bus carrying Russian, Armenian, US media personnel: RIA

Published 2020-10-02 19:00:10 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:45 P.M.) – In the third targeting incident in two days in the Karabakh region, RIA Novosti reported that a bus carrying media personnel from Russia and Armenia, along with an American volunteer, had been bombed by Azerbaijan. An RIA Novosti correspondent stated that the incident did not lead to any injuries among the bus passengers. “At the exit from Martakert, when the bus was passing by the positions of the military, they were hit with an unexpected shelling. An explosion was heard near the bus, the side window was knocked out by a blast wave,” the RIA… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Russia, US


Armenia says 5 Azerbaijani aircraft, 3 helicopters shot down over Karabakh

Published 2020-10-02 18:35:37 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:20 P.M.) – The Armenian Defense Ministry spokesman Artsron Hovhannisyan announced Friday that the Artsakh Defense Army shot down five more planes and three helicopters of the Azerbaijani military. In a statement published on his official Facebook page, the spokesman said: “The precise strikes of the Karabakh Defense Forces’ units at around 16:00 shot down five enemy aircraft and three helicopters.” No further details were released by the Armenian Ministry of Defense. The Armenian Ministry of Defense had announced earlier that two planes belonging to the Azerbaijani Air Force had been shot down. In turn, the Press Secretary… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh


Iran’s IRGC forces unveil new suicide drones: photos

Published 2020-10-02 18:23:22 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:05 P.M.) – The Iranian Revolutionary Guard unveiled its new kamikaze after a year of development, the Fars News Agency reported on Friday. The idea of ​​a suicide drone was just a suggestion made by the Commander-in-Chief of the Revolutionary Guard, Major General Hossein Salami, in September 2019 and a year later, the IRGC unveiled their new weapon. “If light drones are combined with speedboats, they can hit their targets from 10 km away,” Soleimani said last year. Last week, 188 new Iranian combat drones joined the naval force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, as three new classes… Read on ->

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Tags: Iran, IRGC


Erdogan hopes Azerbaijan will ‘liberate’ all of Karabakh from ‘Armenian occupation’

Published 2020-10-02 18:09:04 by News Desk in Turkey, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 P.M.) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that he hopes for the continuation of the Azerbaijani army offensive and the liberation of all ‘occupied’ lands in Karabakh by Armenia. “Azerbaijan has already liberated a large area,” Erdogan said during a speech in Konya, transmitted by his official page on Twitter. “I hope that Azerbaijan will continue its struggle until it liberates all its lands in Karabakh.” Erdogan has not hidden his support for Azerbaijan in this conflict, as he and his regime have already been accused of transporting Syrian mercenaries to Karabakh to fight… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Erdogan, Karabakh, Turkey


Armenian forces capture Azerbaijani T-90 tank: photos

Published 2020-10-02 15:34:55 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:20 P.M.) – The Armenian forces in the Karabakh region have reportedly captured an Azerbaijani tank that was abandoned near the line of contact this week. In the photos shared on social media, the tank abandoned by the Azerbaijani military appears to be a Russian-made T-90 tank. The photos show the tattered T-90 tank parked in an undisclosed area near the line of contact in the Karabakh region. https://twitter.com/200_zoka/status/1311963095087091713?s=20 The Armenian forces, also known as the Artsakh Defense Army, have captured several of the Azerbaijani military’s armored vehicles over the last five days, including some armored personnel carriers… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan


Armenia claims massive losses within Azerbaijani ranks

Published 2020-10-02 15:16:20 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:00 P.M.) – The Armenian Ministry of Defense claimed on Friday that the Azerbaijani forces have suffered massive losses within their ranks. The losses reported by the Ministry of Defense indicated huge losses within the ranks of the Azerbaijani military, along with the destruction of a significant amount of equipment. According to the Press Secretary of the Armenian Ministry of Defense, Shush Stepanyan, the Azerbaijani military has suffered 1,750 casualties since the start of the clashes on September 27. https://twitter.com/ShStepanyan/status/1311940638305288192?s=20 Furthermore, the Armenian Ministry of Defense reported the destruction of ten enemy helicopters, 107 drones, 205 armored vehicles,… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan


Iran renews call for US to completely withdraw from Syria

Published 2020-10-02 15:02:26 by News Desk in Iran, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:45 P.M.) – The chief assistant to Iran’s foreign minister for private political affairs, Ali Asghar Khaji, issued a statement that demanded the U.S. leave Syrian territory. The Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported this week that Khaji condemned the illegal U.S. presence and control of Syria’s oil fields. Khaji stressed the need for Washington to withdraw and to continue the war against terrorism until it is completely uprooted from Syrian territory . The agency indicated that Khaji’s statements came during a telephone conversation that took place with the Japanese Special Coordinator for Syrian Affairs, Akira Anju, in… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Syria, US


Germany will attempt to include Hezbollah on European Union terrorist list

Published 2020-10-02 14:04:18 by News Desk in Lebanon, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:50 P.M.) – Germany will attempt to add Hezbollah on the European terrorist list, a new report indicated this week. The German Broadcasting Corporation Deutsche Welle quoted the German magazine Der Spiegel as saying that the terrorist classification only applies to the military wing of Hezbollah, but this new move will include its political party as well. “Hezbollah is a terrorist organization,” said Hans-Georg Engelke, Undersecretary of the Interior Ministry, indicating that efforts will be made during Germany’s presidency of the European Union to include the party as a whole on the terrorist bloc’s list, according to the… Read on ->

Tags: Germany, Hezbollah, Lebanon


Armenia shoots down 2 Azerbaijani aircraft over Karabakh

Published 2020-10-02 13:44:03 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:30 P.M.) – On Friday morning, the Armenian Ministry of Defense announced the destruction of a plane and an unmanned aircraft belonging to the Azerbaijani Air Force in Karabakh. The spokeswoman for the Armenian Defense Ministry, Shushan Stepanyan, said on her Facebook page: “Units of the Armenian air defense forces on the northeastern side of the contact line shot down an enemy drone and plane.” Stepanyan did not provide any details about the downing of these aircraft. She did confirm that hostilities are still ongoing in Karabakh, noting that “the enemy’s attempts to penetrate the defenses of our… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh


Syrian President highlights importance of Russian military inside Syria

Published 2020-10-02 13:28:49 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:10 P.M.) -Syrian President, Bashar Al-Assad, sat down for an interview with the Russian Zevzda TV channel on Friday to discuss a number of topics, including the Russian military’s presence in Syria. During the interview, the Syrian President stressed the importance of the Russian military bases on the territory of his country, pointing out that their importance lies in ensuring security and stability in Syria and combating global terrorism. “In Syria today we are dealing with international terrorism and Russia is helping us to achieve security and stability, but after the elimination of terrorism there is another role… Read on ->

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Tags: Assad, Syria


Azerbaijan announces capture of strategic heights in Karabakh

Published 2020-10-02 13:14:44 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:00 P.M.) – The Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense announced that its forces had taken control of several strategic heights on the contact line in the Karabakh region. The Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan said: “Fierce battles continued since early October 2 and military operations continue. The Azerbaijani armed forces have taken control of a number of strategic heights in the direction of Agdirin and around Madaghiz.” No further details were released by the Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense. Armenia, in turn, reported that a warplane and a drone belonging to the Azerbaijani air force had been destroyed. Yesterday, the… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan


US drone crashes near Syrian Army lines in Hasakah

Published 2020-10-02 12:59:56 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:50 P.M.) – A U.S. military drone crashed between the positions of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Turkish-backed militants in the western countryside of the Al-Hasakah Governorate on Wednesday. Citing a high-ranking Syrian military source, Sputnik Arabic reported that the U.S. drone fell near the village of Dardara, which is located approximately three kilometers away from the key town of Tal Tamr in western Al-Hasakah. “The plane fell while wandering in the sky of the area separating the control of the Syrian Arab Army and the Turkish army points and the (armed Syrian opposition) militias affiliated with… Read on ->

Tags: Hasakah, Syria


Marcon accuses Turkey of sending 300 Syrian mercenaries to Azerbaijan

Published 2020-10-02 12:45:52 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:30 P.M.) – French President Emmanuel Macron announced on Friday that Turkey had transferred about 300 fighters from the Syrian armed factions to the Nagorno-Karabakh region. “I can confirm that, according to our information, 300 Syrian militants left the city of Gaziantep for Baku,” Macron said. “These militants have been identified as belonging to a jihadist group operating in the Aleppo area,” Macron continued, without providing more details. Macron noted that another unit of the same size is being prepared to participate in the conflict alongside Baku. The French President also announced that Russia, the United States and… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, France, Syria, Turkey


Watch: Armenia shoots down Azerbaijani drone near Yerevan

Published 2020-10-02 12:27:37 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – The Armenian air defense forces shot down an Azerbaijani drone that was seen flying towards the capital city, Yerevan, last night. The press secretary for  the Armenian Ministry of Defense, Shushan Stepanyan, tweeted last night: “According to the air defense location data, as of 00:15 four UAVs were shot down by the AF of #Armenia- 1 in Kotayk, the 3 in Gegharkunik regions. The destroyed drones were all used for S and R. Thus, today a total of 7 drones were destroyed in the airspace of #Armenia.” Kotayk is located northeast of Yerevan and deep… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan


Syria rejects any agreements with Israel: FM

Published 2020-10-02 11:09:16 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 A.M.) – On Thursday, the Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that it will remain against any agreements or treaties with Israel because it harms Arab causes, foremost of which is the Palestinian cause. The official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) quoted a source in the Syrian Foreign Ministry as saying that the Arab Republic maintains its “firm stance based on adhering to land and rights, and rejecting concessions and individual agreements, regardless of their form or content.” The SANA source said that their “country was and will remain against any agreements or treaties with the Israeli… Read on ->

Tags: Syria


Iran comes under attack after shells from Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict hit border area

Published 2020-10-02 10:52:08 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:40 A.M.) – A child was injured and six houses were damaged when shells fell on a village in the East Azerbaijan province of Iran, amid the ongoing clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan in the Nagorno Karabakh region. On Thursday, the ISNA Agency of Iran reported that three shells fell on the village of Proizkhanlu in the city of Garmaduz, following clashes between the Armenian and Azerbaijani forces in Karabakh, which resulted in the wounding of a child and damage to six homes. Iran did not blame any party for shells that landed inside the country. Last Tuesday,… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran


Armenia summons Israeli envoy due to arms deliveries to Azerbaijan

Published 2020-10-02 10:36:07 by News Desk in Middleeast, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:10 A.M.) – The spokeswoman for the Armenian Foreign Ministry, Anna Nagdalian, announced on Thursday, that Yerevan has decided to summon its ambassador to Israel for consultations due to the supply of arms to Azerbaijan. Nagdalian said in a press statement that “Israel’s supply of ultra-modern weapons to Azerbaijan is unacceptable to us, especially now, under conditions of aggression by Azerbaijan with the support of Turkey.” Israel has been a major arms supplier of Azerbaijan for years, as Baku and Tel Aviv enjoy solid economic and military relations. Clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan renewed on Sunday, September 27,… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Israel


Armenia releases footage of Azerbaijani helicopter crashing in Karabakh

Published 2020-10-02 10:06:19 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 A.M.) – Armenia has released new footage of what it says is an Azerbaijani helicopter crashing in the Karabakh region on Thursday. In the short video released on Thursday, the alleged helicopter can be seen crashing in an unknown part of the Karabakh region. The end of the video shows a powerful explosion after the said Azerbaijani helicopter crashes into the ground. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsFU1a_z7cc The video’s release coincides with the Armenian Ministry of Defense’s announcement of two Azerbaijani helicopters being shot down by the Artsakh Defense Army on Thursday afternoon. In addition to the downing of the helicopters,… Read on ->

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Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan


Syrian Army prepares for new operation near occupied Golan Heights

Published 2020-10-02 09:51:23 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:30 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has deployed reinforcements to the vicinity of Kanaker, amid reports of a new operation inside this town located near the occupied Golan Heights region. According to a field report from nearby Damascus, the Syrian Arab Army moved in their reinforcements to the vicinity of Kanaker to launch a new operation to clear the town of its remaining militants. The report said the recent upheaval in the town and its surroundings has prompted the Syrian Army to shift its attention to Kanaker. It would add that approximately 200 armed men that… Read on ->

Tags: Damascus, Golan, Quneitra, Syria


Heavily-armed US warship approaches Venezuelan shores after Iranian tanker arrives

Published 2020-10-02 09:22:31 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:05 A.M.) – On Thursday, Venezuela condemned the actions of the U.S. Navy as one of its destroyers approached their Bolivarian Republic’s shores. Venezuelan Foreign Minister, Jorge Arreaza, said in a statement, as quoted by the AFP, on Thursday that the placement of the guided missile destroyer USS William B. Lawrence off the coast reveals an “intention to intimidate” Caracas. Arreaza added that the warship was within the Venezuelan maritime zone, which is 24 miles in length, specifically at a distance of 16.1 nautical miles from the Venezuelan coast. Tensions between the United States and Venezuela have escalated… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, US, Venezuela


Moment Armenian forces score direct hit on Azerbaijani drone: video

Published 2020-10-02 09:00:04 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:45 A.M.) – The Armenian forces released new footage of their troops shooting down an Azerbaijani drone that was flying over their positions on Thursday. In the video, the Armenian forces can be seen firing anti-aircraft fire at the Azerbaijani drone that was flying over their territory. Eventually, the Armenian anti-aircraft fire managed to hit the Azerbaijani drone, causing a powerful explosion above their positions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGOnR5GDlqc On Thursday, the Armenian Ministry of Defense announced the downing of several Azerbaijani drones, along with two helicopters that were flying over the Karabakh region. Furthermore, the Armenian Ministry of Defense accused… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan


Donald Trump tests positive coronavirus

Published 2020-10-02 08:44:09 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:20 A.M.) – U.S. President Donald Trump announced this morning that he and his wife Melania Trump were infected with the coronavirus Trump said in a tweet on his Twitter account that he and first lady Melania Trump had tested positive for the coronavirus. He tweeted: “Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!” https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1311892190680014849?s=20 Earlier on Friday, Trump confirmed that his assistant, Hope Hicks, was infected with the emerging coronavirus. Trump said: “My assistant, Hope Hicks, contracted the virus, and Melania and… Read on ->

Tags: Trump, US


Armenia shoots down Azerbaijani drone near Yerevan in dangerous escalation

Published 2020-10-02 08:23:33 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:10 A.M.) – The press secretary for the Armenian Ministry of Defense, Shushan Stepanyan, said in a post published on Facebook that the Armenian air defense forces “shot down an enemy drone” over the city of Abovyan in Kotaixk region, 16 km from Yerevan. The drone was reportedly flying towards Yerevan before it was shot down by the Armenian air defense forces. For his part, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said that “four enemy drones were spotted” on his country’s territory, adding that the air defense forces shot them down. In turn, another spokesman for the ministry, Artsron… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Yerevan


Iran issues statement about transfer of Syrian militants to Azerbaijan

Published 2020-10-02 07:12:19 by News Desk in Iran, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 A.M.) – The Iranian Foreign Ministry stated on Thursday that Tehran will never allow terrorist groups to turn Iran’s neighboring areas into centers for threatening its national security. According to the ISNA agency, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said in a comment on the news about the transfer of fighters from northern Syria: “These allegations are suspicious, and they are not confirmed yet.” . He added, “Transferring the conflict to the Caucasus will drag the region into a much greater disaster than the conflict in Karabakh.” In the meantime, Moscow expressed its concern about the reports… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Karabakh


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