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Armenian forces announce withdrawal from some areas

Published 2020-10-05 22:19:18 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 P.M.) – The Karabakh Republic announced on Monday that its army is conducting a tactical withdrawal from some conflict areas, especially in the south. “In some areas of the front, for tactical purposes, the ADA (Artsakh Defense Army) withdrew its forces in order to avoid unnecessary losses and further damage the enemy,” said the press secretary of the Karabakh Republic. The press secretary of the Karabakh head emphasized that the army leadership continues to skillfully manage battles, not far from the day when the “enemy army” will begin to retreat. Earlier Monday, the spokeswoman for the Armenian… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan


Russia has ‘no problem’ with selling S-400 system to Iran: report

Published 2020-10-05 21:36:17 by News Desk in Iran

Iran’s Air Defence Troops already operate four battalions of upgraded S-300PMU2s, including launchers plus the accompanying target detection and designation radar equipment. Furthermore, the country’s domestic defence industries have created a range of first-rate air defence systems, including the Bavar 373 and the Khordad-3. Moscow would have “no problem” selling its S-400 air defence system to Iran, Russian Ambassador Levan Dzhagaryan has said. “As you know, S-300s have already been delivered. Russia has no problem delivering S-400s to Iran. This was never a problem from the very beginning,” Dzhagaryan said, speaking to Iran’s Resalat newspaper in an interview published Saturday…. Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Russia


Turkey accuses Armenia of ‘war crimes’, demands immediate end of ‘occuptation’

Published 2020-10-05 21:15:39 by Newsdesk in Turkey, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 P.M.) – Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşolu said that it is not possible to solve the crisis in Karabakh without Armenia’s withdrawal from the territories it controls. The Turkish minister said during a joint press conference in Turkey with the Secretary-General of NATO, Jans Stoltenberg, on Monday, that Armenia is directly targeting civilians, and this is considered a war crime, calling on “everyone, in the forefront of NATO, to call on Armenia to withdraw from the territories.” Cavusoglu called on Armenia to end its aggression and “war crimes”, while demanding an immediate end to its ‘occupation’ of… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh, Turkey


Watch: Russian armored vehicles, choppers patrol northeast Syria

Published 2020-10-05 20:58:19 by News Desk in Syria

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BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:45 P.M.) – The Russian military has conducted several patrols across Al-Hasakah this month, as their troops continue to monitor the governorate and ensure its security. RT Arabic captured scenes of a Russian ground patrol consisting of several armored vehicles, accompanied by air helicopters that was traveling through the Al-Hasakah Governorate. The Russian patrol toured along the Syrian-Turkish border strip from Qamishli to the city of Al-Malikiyah near the Iraqi border.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkWmnq43iic

Tags: Russia, Syria


Iran warns UAE over disputed islands near Strait of Hormuz

Published 2020-10-05 16:11:56 by News Desk in Gulf, Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 P.M.) – The spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry, Saeed Khatibzadeh, stated on Monday that the three islands in the Gulf (Abu Musa, Greater Tunb and Lesser Tunb) are an integral part of his country’s territory. In response to the Emirates’ statements regarding the three islands and the project to build the Emirati oil pipeline with Israel in the Gulf, Khatibzadeh ​​said in his weekly press conference, as quoted by the Fars News Agency: “Regardless of the amount of error that one of the neighboring countries commits, we are trying to return it to the right track… Read on ->

Tags: Gulf, Iran, UAE


Hundreds of Syrian mercenaries head to Azerbaijan to replace lost fighters: report

Published 2020-10-05 15:40:48 by News Desk in Syria, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:25 P.M.) – Russia’s RIA Novosti quoted informed sources in the Syrian opposition that said 93 Syrian mercenaries were killed in the Karabakh clashes recently, prompting a new batch to be sent to Azerbaijan from Turkey. One of the sources told the agency that “the bodies of 53 mercenaries were transferred to Syria on Sunday … thus, the total death toll of Syrian mercenaries reached 93.” The source said that a third batch of Syrian mercenaries, including 430 members, left for the conflict zone in Karabakh at the end of last week. Another source in the Syrian opposition… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh, Syria


Jordanian Army thwarts infiltration attempt into Syria

Published 2020-10-05 15:27:36 by News Desk in Uncategorized

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:10 P.M.) – On Sunday, the Northern Military Region thwarted an attempt by two people to infiltrate from Jordanian territory into Syria. An official military source in the General Command of the Jordanian Armed Forces said, as quoted by the Petra News Agency of the Hashemite Kingdom: “The northern military region applied the rules of engagement, which led to their arrest and transferring them to the competent security authorities.” The source added that the Northern Military Region will deal firmly and decisively with any infiltration or smuggling attempt, with the aim of protecting the citizen and border security… Read on ->

Tags: Jordan, Syria


New video shows Russian Su-35S jet testing R-37M missile

Published 2020-10-05 15:09:05 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:00 P.M.) – A video clip circulating on social media showed the testing of a new weapon on the Russian-made Su-35S jet, the Sputnik News Agency reported. The video clip was released to mark the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Chkalov Flight Test Center of the Russian Ministry of Defense. The video shows how the Su-35S fire the R-37M air-to-air missile. This weapon, also known as RVV-BD and “Product 620”, was developed by Vimpil (part of Tactical Missile Corporation). https://youtu.be/zm2odB-tp4s It is known that the maximum range of the missile is 200 km. It hits targets… Read on ->

Tags: Russia


Syrian President likens Battle of Stalingrad to Aleppo

Published 2020-10-05 14:57:22 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:40 P.M.) – In an interview with the Russia’s Zvezda TV on Sunday, Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad said he appreciated the Russian role in Syria, stressing that the Russian army has extensive experience in fighting terrorism. Assad said in an interview on the occasion of the five-year anniversary of the start of the Russian operations in Syria: “There is no doubt that the Russian army has various experiences, whether we return to the Great Patriotic War, in which it gained military experience in a classic war, in addition to the experiences of Chechnya, which is an unconventional war… Read on ->

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Tags: Aleppo, Russia, Stalingrad, Syria


Armenia claims 17 Azerbaijani aircraft, 14 helicopters shot down in one week

Published 2020-10-05 14:45:07 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:30 P.M.) – The Armenian Ministry of Defense said on Sunday that Azerbaijan has lost 17 aircraft, 14 helicopters and about 370 armored vehicles since the start of hostilities in Karabakh. Ministry spokesman Artsron Hovhannisyan published an illustration on his Facebook page, stating that “since the beginning of the hostilities, Karabakh forces have destroyed 124 drones, 14 helicopters, 17 aircraft, 368 armored vehicles and four smerch rocket launchers.” According to the estimates of the Armenian Ministry of Defense, for the entire period of the fighting, the personnel losses of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces amounted to 3,154 people. Azerbaijan… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan


Azerbaijan calls on Macron to apologize for ‘Syrian militants’ comment

Published 2020-10-05 13:31:52 by News Desk in Syria, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:20 P.M.) – Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev called on France to apologize for the statements of President Emmanuel Macron regarding the transfer of Syrian militants to Baku in order to participate in the hostilities in Karabakh. Aliyev said in an interview with Al Arabiya: “There are no mercenaries … We have an army of 100,000 soldiers … I ask France to apologize and be responsible.” Earlier, the French President stated that 300 Syrian militants were airlifted, via the Turkish city of Gaziantep, to Baku. And last Wednesday, the Russian Foreign Ministry said that Moscow is concerned about reports… Read on ->

Tags: Azerbaijan, France, Macron, Syria


Syrian President responds to question about whether he felt between life and death during war

Published 2020-10-05 12:19:06 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said in response to a question about whether he had felt that he was between life and death during the war, said that the threat was severe for anyone inside the country prior to 2018. In an interview with the Russian Zvezda TV, Assad said in response to a question about whether he had thought at any time during all the horrors of the war in Syria that he was between life and death: “If you came to Damascus before 2018, for example, we were sitting in this place and shells… Read on ->

Tags: Assad, Syria


Armenia releases video of devastating attack on Azerbaijani troops in Karabakh

Published 2020-10-05 11:59:52 by Leith Aboufadel in Uncategorized

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:40 A.M.) – The Armenian Ministry of Defense released a video on Sunday that showed a devastating attack carried out by the forces of Artsakh Defense Army in the Karabakh region. In the video released by the Armenian Ministry of Defense, which was shared on several platforms, the Artsakh Defense Army can be seen ambushing the Azerbaijani military as they traveled through a rough patch of territory in Karabakh. The video showed several Azerbaijani troops traveling through the Karabakh region and the subsequent explosions that followed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPw1rq9vdps Since the start of the clashes on Sunday, September 27th, the… Read on ->

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Ex-PM says Gulen-controlled army prevented Turkey’s invasion of Syria

Published 2020-10-05 11:30:32 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:20 A.M.) – Former Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, head of the opposition’s Future Party in Turkey, revealed details that provided information for the first time about Turkish officers’ opposition to supporting the Syrian opposition. In an interview with the Turkey News channel, the Turkish politician talked about his country’s policy in the file of the Syrian crisis since its inception and how they dealt with it, noting that he made a “recommendation for military intervention in Syria” when he was working as foreign minister at that time. In his interview, Davutoglu explained that the Turkish army leadership… Read on ->

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Tags: Davutoglu, Syria, Turkey


Armenian forces destroy vehicle transporting Azerbaijani troops to Karabakh front: video

Published 2020-10-05 11:08:26 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 A.M.) – The Armenian media released video footage on Sunday evening of the Artsakh Defense Army (ADA) carrying out a powerful attack against the Azerbaijani military at the Karabakh front. In one particular attack, the Artsakh Defense Army can be seen destroying a vehicle that was transporting Azerbaijani troops to the Karabakh front to fight the Armenian forces. Using a guided missile, the Artsakh Defense Army score a direct hit on the transport vehicle, resulting in its destruction. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXUBWqD73cc The Armenian and Azerbaijani forces have been deadlocked in a violent battle inside the Karabakh region for several… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh


Syrian mercenaries suffer heavy losses in battles with Armenian forces

Published 2020-10-05 10:56:04 by News Desk in Syria, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:40 A.M.) – Activists and media outlets reported that dozens of Syrian mercenaries were killed, whom Turkey was said to have sent to fight in support of the Azerbaijani forces in the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan in Karabakh. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported that the death toll among the mercenaries from the pro-Ankara factions rose to 72 people, due to their main participation with Azerbaijan in the battles in Karabakh. The observatory also pointed out that the Turkish government intends to send a new batch of Syrian fighters to Azerbaijan, as hundreds are expected… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh, Syria


Bashar Al-Assad comments for first time about Donald Trump’s wanting to assassinate him

Published 2020-10-05 10:41:06 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:20 A.M.) – Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad commented on the previous claim by U.S. President Donald Trump about wanting to assassinate him in 2017, saying that such statements by the American leader “do not mean or bother him.” In an interview with Russia’s Zvezda TV channel, Assad responded to a question about excerpts from the book “Fear: Trump in the White House.” Assad told the interviewer that “all the statements that were issued do not concern us at all, and do not bother us. We do not feel them. This is an American speech to the Americans.” Assad… Read on ->

Tags: Assad, Syria, Trump


Azerbaijan announces capture of new city in Karabakh, Armenia denies advance

Published 2020-10-05 10:23:43 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:10 A.M.) – The President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, announced on Sunday, that his country’s forces have captured the city of Gabriel and a number of neighboring villages from the Armenian troops. “Today the Azerbaijani army liberated the city of Gabriel and several villages in its province from occupation. Glory to the Azerbaijani army! Karabakh is part of Azerbaijan!” Aliyev said in a tweet that he posted a short while ago on his Twitter account. The Azerbaijani side did not present any evidence to prove the authenticity of this declaration, while the spokeswoman for the Armenian Ministry of… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh


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