This is a summary of 8 AMN articles on the following subjects: Armenia, Assad, Azerbaijan, Karabakh, Syria, Hama, Turkey, Erdogan, Abkhazia, Iran, Russia.

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Azerbaijan condemns Bashar Al-Assad comments about Syrian mercenaries

Published 2020-10-06 23:36:26 by News Desk in Syria, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:30 P.M.) – A member of the Defense, Security and Anti-Corruption Committee of the Azerbaijani Parliament, Nizami Safarov, commented on the statements of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad regarding the transfer of militants from Syria to Karabakh. Safarov told Russia’s Sputnik Agency: “The statements of President Bashar al-Assad do not cause any feelings other than regret and condemnation.” “We must bear in mind that the offensive countermeasures of the Azerbaijani side fall within the strict framework of international law, which is the right to self-defense, which is affirmed by Article 51 of the Charter of the United Nations and… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Assad, Azerbaijan, Karabakh, Syria


Azerbaijan launches massive offensive in southern Karabakh

Published 2020-10-06 23:27:01 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:15 A.M.) – The spokesman for the Armenian Ministry of Defense, Artsron Hovhannisyan, announced that Azerbaijan began a large-scale offensive in the southern region of Karabakh with the use of reserve forces and equipment. “According to the Karabakh Defense Army, this afternoon, the Azerbaijani Armed Forces launched a large-scale offensive in the southern direction of the contact line, throwing reserve forces and a large amount of military equipment in the battle,” Hovannisyan posted on Twitter. The Azerbaijani media has since reported advances in the southern region of Karabakh, despite the absence of footage to corroborate the claims. On… Read on ->

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Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh


Azerbaijan vows to continue offensive and ‘destruction’ of Armenian forces

Published 2020-10-06 14:39:54 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:30 P.M.) – The Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense has vowed to continue its ongoing offensive in the Karabakh region, pledging the ‘destruction’ of the Armenian Armed Forces there. “Ministry of Defense of #Azerbaijan Col. Gen. Zakir Hasanov stated in #special official meeting: Counter-offensive operation and planned destruction of the #Armenian armed forces in occupied areas of Azerbaijan will continue,” the Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense tweeted on Tuesday. On Tuesday, the Azerbaijani military continued their offensive inside Karabakh, as they attempted to advance at the northern and southern axes of this disputed region between Azerbaijan and Armenia. The Azerbaijani… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh


Syrians surround Turkish military post to demand withdrawal from Syria: video

Published 2020-10-06 14:28:37 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:10 P.M.) – Several Syrians surrounded the Turkish observation post in northwestern Syria on Tuesday to protest the presence of the latter’s forces inside the Arab Republic. ‘ According to reports from northwestern Syria, the Syrians surrounded the Turkish observation post in the government-held areas in Hama and began their protest against Ankara’s presence inside the country. A video from the protest was released shortly after, showing several people around the Turkish observation post in the Hama Governorate. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Md6lc-FjTek This is the second protest to be held at a Turkish observation post in the last two months, with… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Syria, Turkey

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Syria’s Assad calls Erdogan ‘main instigator’ of Karabakh conflict

Published 2020-10-06 14:12:22 by News Desk in Syria, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 P.M.) – Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad stated in an interview with the Sputnik News Agency that Erdogan is the main instigator of the conflict in Nagorno Karabakh, noting that the Turkish President had previously supported terrorism in Syria and Libya. “Let’s be very clear and frank, Erdogan has supported terrorists in Syria, and he supports terrorists in Libya, and he was the main instigator and torch of the recent conflict that is still going on in Nagorno-Karabakh between Azerbaijan and Armenia.” “Therefore, I will describe his behavior as dangerous, and for different reasons. First, because it reflects… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Assad, Azerbaijan, Erdogan, Karabakh


Abkhazia opens official embassy inside Syria

Published 2020-10-06 13:57:49 by News Desk in Syria, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:50 P.M.) – The Syrian capital, Damascus, witnessed the opening ceremony of the Embassy of the Republic of Abkhazia in the Syrian Arab Republic on Tuesday. The ceremony, which was held today in Damascus, was attended by members of the Abkhaz delegation that arrived in Damascus on October 4, and Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem. On Monday, Walid al-Muallem, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of Syria, Alkhas Kvitsynia Alekseevich, Head of the Administration of the President’s Office of the Republic of Abkhazia, and Daur Kofi Vadimovich, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic… Read on ->

Tags: Abkhazia, Syria


Azerbaijani-Armenian fighting spills over into Iran as several shells hit border region

Published 2020-10-06 13:47:23 by News Desk in Iran, World-News

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BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:30 P.M.) – The governor of the border city of Khda Afrin, Ali Amiri Raad, said that the fall of shells inside Iranian territory continues. He pointed out that 10 shells landed during the day, on the outskirts of five border villages, without causing any casualties. Iranian state television reported today that Major General Muhammad Pakpour, Commander of the Ground Forces of the Revolutionary Guard, inspected the border areas, with the deployment of army and Revolutionary Guard forces on the border. For his part, Shahriar Heydari, Deputy Chairman of the National Security Committee in the Iranian Parliament, said… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran


Russia will guarantee Armenia’s security if necessary: PM

Published 2020-10-06 13:23:54 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:10 P.M.) – Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said that Russia would intervene militarily “in the event that this is necessary to ensure the security of Armenia in accordance with the bilateral agreements between the two countries.” In an interview with the German newspaper Bild, Pashinyan said, in response to a question on this topic: “Armenia hosts the 102nd Russian military base, and we have a joint air defense system.” “The bilateral agreements clearly define in what cases these forces can be involved to ensure Armenia’s security,” he continued. Pashinyan added: “These cases are very specific and I… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Russia


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