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Syrian Army’s special forces hold 2020 military exercises: video

Published 2020-10-04 14:13:35 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 P.M.) – A unit from the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) special forces was filmed this past week, conducting military exercises in the Damascus region. The Syrian Army’s Qawat Al-Sa’iqah (Thunderbolt Forces), which is a special operation unit, was filmed conducting a number of exercises in front of military commanders. These special forces take part in important operations that are similar to the Egyptian Army’s unit. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONI3o9Ry0AQ

Tags: Damascus, Syria


Moment Azerbaijan strikes bridge connecting Armenia to Karabakh: video

Published 2020-10-04 14:00:31 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:45 P.M.) – The United Armenian Information Center has published video clips documenting the moment the Azerbaijani Air Force destroyed a bridge linking Armenia to Karabakh region. Commenting on the video, the United Armenian Information Center stated: “Azerbaijani forces are attacking infrastructure and civilians. The footage shows a shell falling on a bridge that crosses the Akari River and connects Armenia with Artsakh (the local name of Karabakh).” In the video shared on RT, the Azerbaijani artillery shell can be seen hitting the bridge, despite the oncoming traffic. https://youtu.be/Xn8Fpit6v0o The Armenian Ministry of Defense announced that the Azerbaijani… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh


Turkish companies accuse Saudi Arabia of blocking exports

Published 2020-10-04 13:52:47 by News Desk in Gulf, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:40 P.M.) – Turkish companies accused Saudi Arabia of obstructing the transfer of goods from Turkey to the Kingdom, suggesting that the political tension between the two regional powers is gradually moving into the field of trade. According to what was reported by Bloomberg Agency, these allegations prompted a Turkish official familiar with the matter to warn last Thursday, that Ankara does not rule out filing a complaint with the World Trade Organization. In turn, the largest container line in the world, the Danish company “AP Moller-Maersk A / S”, has warned customers of the possibility of disruption…. Read on ->

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Tags: Saudi, Turkey


Armenia announces destruction of 3 Azerbaijani aircraft and 2 tanks

Published 2020-10-04 13:00:31 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:40 P.M.) – The Armenian Ministry of Defense announced on Sunday that the units of the Artsakh Defense Army (ADA) destroyed several Azerbaijani aircraft and tanks in the Karabakh region. According to the Press Secretary of the Armenian Ministry of Defense, Shushan Stepanyan, “Today, at around 12:00 the units of the Defense Army have engaged and destroyed on the southern flank three enemy aircraft and two main battle tanks.” Stepanyan did not provide any more details about the destruction of these aircraft and battle tanks; however, it comes at a time when the Azerbaijani military attempts to advance… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan


Armenian forces destroy military vehicles as Azerbaijani troops flee battlefield: video

Published 2020-10-04 11:50:04 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:40 A.M.) – Press Secretary of the Armenian Ministry of Defense, Shushan Stepanyan, posted video footage of the destruction of armored vehicles belonging to the Azerbaijani Armed Forces, along with their troops fleeing the battlefield. “The enemy’s armored vehicles were destroyed and the enemy’s unit withdrew,” Stepanyan wrote on her Facebook page. The video shows strikes on Azerbaijani equipment, as well as the withdrawal of a large group of soldiers. https://www.facebook.com/100000785095088/videos/3295787657124038/ The day before, the Armenian Ministry of Defense stated that since the start of hostilities in Karabakh, Azerbaijan had lost 113 drones and 250 armored vehicles. On… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan


Syrian Army continues military operation near Golan Heights

Published 2020-10-04 11:37:34 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:20 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) resumed their military operation inside the town of Kanaker on Sunday, amid a new attempt by the government to crackdown on the militant sleeper cells that are wreaking havoc on the reconciled areas. According to a field source in Damascus, the Syrian Arab Army continued to comb through Kanaker on Sunday morning, as their troops entered several buildings that were suspected of having a militant presence. The source said the Syrian Army has already discovered warehouses filled with weapons, along with small labs used to make explosives inside Kanaker. He… Read on ->

Tags: Damascus, Syria


Azerbaijan military raises flag over captured areas in Karabakh: video

Published 2020-10-04 11:18:24 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 A.M.) – The Azerbaijani military scored a new advance in the Karabakh region on Saturday, as their forces captured seven areas, including the village of Madagiz. In a statement released on his official Twitter, Azerbaijani President, Ilham Aliyev, said: “Today, our army raised the flag of Azerbaijan in Madagiz. Madagiz is ours. Karabakh is Azerbaijan!” Not long after the after the announcement, a video surfaced that showed the Azerbaijani military taking down the flag of the Karabakh Republic and replacing it with their own. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIZcHWMBtXo The advance by the Azerbaijani military came after they captured the hilltops… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan


Major fire engulfs northern Iran after war between Azerbaijan and Armenia spreads to border: video

Published 2020-10-04 10:55:53 by News Desk in Iran, World-News

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BERIUT, LEBANON (10:40 A.M.) – Fires broke out in agricultural lands in Aslandoz province in Ardabil province, northwest of Iran, due to shelling as a result of the battles in Karabakh between Armenia and Azerbaijan. According to the Iranian media, at least ten artillery shells landed inside northwestern Iran on Saturday, causing big fires inside the country. The artillery shells were likely inadvertently fired into Iran; however, the Islamic Republic has repeatedly warned both Armenia and Azerbaijan about the failure to contain their conflict in the Karabakh region. https://youtu.be/ZeOMiEmWRbA Earlier in the week, the Iranian air defense forces shot down… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran


Erdogan threatens new military operation in Syria

Published 2020-10-04 10:40:23 by News Desk in Syria, Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 A.M.) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that his country will go to clean up terrorist hideouts in Syria if the promises made to them are not fulfilled. According to Anadolu Agency, Erdogan said, “we have eliminated the terrorist corridor established along our borders and have proven that our Syrian brothers are not alone.” “Our effective presence will continue on the ground until stability is achieved on our southern borders (with Syria),” the Turkish president said. He pointed out that “Turkey will not accept any step that would cause a new humanitarian tragedy in… Read on ->

Tags: Erdogan, Syria, Turkey


Syria warns Azerbaijan to not fall into ‘Turkish trap’

Published 2020-10-04 10:28:45 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:15 A.M.) – Syria has called on the two neighboring countries, Armenia and Azerbaijan, to put an end to the current escalation between them and to settle their dispute by peaceful means. According to the statement issued by the Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which was reported by the state-owned Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), Damascus has warned the Azerbaijani government not to fall into the “trap of the Turkish plan” and to respond to the Armenian initiatives calling for calm. The statement said, “The Syrian Arab Republic expresses deep regret at the confrontations between Armenia and Azerbaijan,… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Syria, Turkey


US unloads confiscated Iranian fuel at New York harbor

Published 2020-10-04 10:13:14 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 A.M.) – Ship tracking data from Refinitiv said one of two tankers carrying Iranian fuel seized by the United States was unloaded in New York on Thursday, ending a three-month journey. In July, the U.S. Department of Justice confiscated 1.1 million barrels of fuel on board four privately owned tankers bound for Venezuela, as part of Washington’s efforts to disrupt trade between the two countries subject to sanctions. Ship tracking data showed that 557,000 barrels of gasoline were unloaded in New York from the Singapore-flagged Maersk Progress tanker, after loading in Sri Lanka on July 4. A… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, US


Armenian forces shoot down Azerbaijani helicopter over Karabakh

Published 2020-10-04 09:58:43 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:45 A.M.) – The Armenian Ministry of Defense announced last night that the Artsakh Defense Army shot down an Azerbaijani helicopter in the Karabakh region. The spokesman for the Armenian Ministry of Defense stated on Facebook: “Our youth are fighting as heroes and deciding the fate of our homeland. The Armenian military fought non-stop battles against the Azerbaijani armed forces for 6-7 hours. ” In turn, the spokeswoman for the ministry, Shushan Stepanyan, said that the forces of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic had shot down an enemy helicopter in the southern direction of the front. On the morning… Read on ->

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Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh


Azerbaijan announces capture of village in Karabakh after fierce battle

Published 2020-10-04 09:46:25 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:35 A.M.) – The Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev announced on Saturday evening that his country’s armed forces captured the village of Madaghiz near the line of contact after launching a new assault inside the Karabakh region. “Today, our army raised the Azerbaijani flag in Madaghiz,” Aliyev tweeted. The Azerbaijani President did not provide further information about the operation. On Friday, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry announced that its forces had taken control of several strategic heights on the line of contact, putting them in position to strike the village of Madaghiz. The Azerbaijani military followed up the capture of… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh


Iran comes under attack as fighting between Armenia-Azerbaijan spreads across border

Published 2020-10-04 01:13:32 by News Desk in Iran, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:30 A.M.) – On Saturday, the Iranian authorities announced that 10 shells had fallen inside Iranian territory as a result of the battles in the Karabakh region between Azerbaijani and Armenian forces. The governor of the city of Khoda Afrin in northwestern Iran, Ali Amiri Raad, said that the shelling has been going on inside Iranian territory for days due to the battles in Karabakh between Azerbaijan and Armenia. Raad said that at least ten shells fell on Saturday in uninhabited areas in the villages of Quli Beiko and Khalaf Beiko, without causing any losses. The Governor of… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran


Syrian Army kicks off military operation near Golan Heights

Published 2020-10-04 00:21:32 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) began an operation inside the town of Kanaker on Saturday after building up their forces in the area for much of the week. According to a field report from rural Damascus, the Syrian Arab Army, backed by reconciled rebels, entered Kanaker on Saturday and began combing through the town. The report said the Syrian Arab Army and their allied forces entered different buildings in search of militants and their weapons, while establishing security corridors across the town. It would add that the Syrian Army and their allied forces are still… Read on ->

Tags: Damascus, Golan, Quneitra, Syria


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