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This is a summary of 23 AMN articles on the following subjects: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh, Israel, Russia, Turkey, US, Hama, ISIS, Syria, Iran, Homs, Rouhani, Assad, Palestine, Canada, Houthi, Yemen, Georgia.

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Azerbaijan announces new advance in Karabakh

Published 2020-10-07 17:47:12 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:30 P.M.) – The Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense announced on Wednesday that its armed forces had achieved a new advance in the Karabakh region. According to the Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense’s official Twitter account, its armed forces captured the village of Shaybey, which is located inside the strategic Jabrayil area of Karabakh. The Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense released a video to correspond with the report of the village’s capture on Wednesday. https://twitter.com/wwwmodgovaz/status/1313814656713142272?s=20 This announcement by the Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense comes just hours after the Armenian forces announced that they repelled the former’s attempted advance in the Jebrayil… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh


Armenian forces blow up Azerbaijani military positions in Karabakh: video

Published 2020-10-07 17:36:11 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:15 P.M.) – The Armenian Ministry of Defense released new footage of the Artsakh Defense Army’s operations in the Karabakh region on Wednesday. In the new footage released, the Artsakh Defense Army can be seen targeting a number of sites belonging to the Azerbaijani Armed Forces in the Karabakh region. The attacks resulted in the destruction of the Azerbaijani military targets, as the Armenian-led Artsakh Defense Army continues to wreak havoc on the enemy positions in Karabakh. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_NdzSA5zUY Prior to the release of this video, the spokesman for the Armenian Ministry of Defense, Artsrun Hovhannisyan, posted: “Today marks… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh


Azerbaijan denies recently importing weapons from Israel

Published 2020-10-07 17:02:01 by News Desk in Middleeast, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:50 P.M.) – The Director of the Department of International Military Cooperation in the Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense, Major General Hossein Mahmudov, stated that Azerbaijan did not import weapons from Israel. In response to a question about the possibility of supplying Israeli weapons to Azerbaijan. Mahmudov told Russia’s Sputnik Agency: “I do not have such information. I say again – our army is adequately equipped. We are carrying out this operation successfully. At the moment, such supplies are not being carried out.” Earlier this month, the press secretary of the Armenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Anna Ngdalian, said… Read on ->

Tags: Azerbaijan, Israel


Watch: Russian military tests hypersonic missile

Published 2020-10-07 16:44:54 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:30 P.M.) – The Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Army, Valery Gerasimov,, informed President Vladimir Putin of the successful test of the Zircon winged missile, which is supersonic, in the northern part of the country. Gerasimov confirmed that the missile, which was launched yesterday from the “Admiral Gorshkov” frigate located in the White Sea, had traveled 450 km and successfully hit a naval target in the Barents Sea. The Chief of the General Staff indicated that the average speed of the missile during its launch was estimated at 1.6 kilometers per second, or 5,700 kilometers… Read on ->

Tags: Russia


US ‘concerned’ as Turkey prepares to test S-400 system

Published 2020-10-07 16:25:36 by News Desk in Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:15 P.M.) – The U.S. State Department expressed Washington’s “deep concern” over reports of Turkey’s preparations to test the S-400 missile defense systems it had purchased from Russia. “We are aware of these reports and continue to categorically oppose Turkey’s purchase of the S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems,” a State Department spokesman said Tuesday, as reported by the Tass News Agency. The Turkish newspaper Yeni Akit reported earlier Tuesday that the Turkish army may soon conduct tests on S-400 systems near the shore of the Black Sea. The newspaper published video clips that it said showed the army transporting… Read on ->

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Tags: Turkey, US


‘Entrance of the enemy to hell’: Armenia publishes images of direct hits on Azerbaijani forces

Published 2020-10-07 16:09:03 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:45 P.M.) – The Armenian Ministry of Defense posted images on Wednesday of the Artsakh Defense Army’s attack on the Azerbaijani Army’s positions in the Karabakh region. According to the Press Secretary of the Armenian Ministry of Defense, Shushan Stepanyan, the ADA troops delivered “accurate blows” against the enemy forces, while vowing to post a video of the attacks in the future. https://twitter.com/ShStepanyan/status/1313749817974284288?s=20 Photo stills of the attack were also released by the Armenian media earlier today, as the ADA’s assault resulted in the destruction of armored vehicles and military positions of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Uep-P8e2bM

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan


Several ISIS terrorists killed in heavy clashes with Syrian Army

Published 2020-10-07 15:23:05 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:00 p.m.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has been involved in heavy clashes with the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) this week, as the terrorist group has launched several attacks between the Hama and Homs governorates. According to a field source in the Homs Governorate, the Islamic State launched a powerful attack on the Syrian Arab Army’s positions in the Al-Sa’an District of southeastern Hama this week, prompting the latter to deploy reinforcements and their air force to the front. The source told Al-Masdar that the Syrian Army suffered several casualties during the advent of the clashes, but once… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, ISIS, Syria


Armenia accuses Azerbaijan of using Iranian border as shelter

Published 2020-10-07 14:56:11 by News Desk in Iran, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:40 P.M.) – The spokesman for the Armenian Defense Ministry, Artsron Hovhannisyan, said on Wednesday that Azerbaijan is amassing its forces in preparation for an attack near the Iranian border so that Karabakh forces will not be able to fire at them. Hovhansyan posted on his Facebook page: “For the second day, the sub-units of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces, which lacked sufficient capabilities to carry out effective offensive operations, began to resort to clear provocations. In particular, in the southern direction of the direct contact line, where the Azerbaijani units congregate in large groups along the border between… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Karabakh


Iran to possess ocean-going warships by 2021

Published 2020-10-07 14:41:01 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:20 P.M.) – The commander of the 2nd Region of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard’s naval forces, Admiral Ramadan Zirrahey, announced that they will induc of ocean-going warships to the Revolutionary Guard Navy, before next March. Admiral Ramadan Zerrahey said, in a press statement on Monday, that “a number of ocean-going vessels that are currently manufactured will join the Revolutionary Guard Navy at the end of the current Iranian year that ends in March 2021.” He added, “The Revolutionary Guard currently owns various missile launchers and drones, as 188 reconnaissance drones have joined the Revolutionary Guard Navy recently, which… Read on ->

Tags: Iran


Armenian forces destroy multiple Azerbaijani oil depots: video

Published 2020-10-07 13:48:31 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:30 P.M.) – The Artsakh Defense Army (ADA) has destroyed multiple Azerbaijani oil depots this week that belonged to the latter’s armed forces near the Karabakh region. “Destruction of another large stockpile of vital oil products of the Azerbaijani army in the result of brilliant operations of the Artsakh Defense Army,” the Press Secretary of the Armenian Ministry of Defense, Shushan Stepanyan, reported on Wednesday afternoon. In the video posted by the Armenian Ministry of Defense, the footage shows smoke billowing from several sites after the Artsakh Defense Army scored direct hits on the Azerbaijani oil depots. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmHvvioW-Jo… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh


Syrian, Russian jets unleash heavy assault on ISIS terrorists in Hama, Homs

Published 2020-10-07 13:34:03 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:20 P.M.) – On Tuesday evening, violent clashes broke out between units of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and groups affiliated with the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) in the easternmost desert of Hama. According to a field report from the Hama Governorate, the clashes broke out after the Islamic State launched an attack on the Syrian Arab Army’s positions in the Al-Sa’an District. In response to the Islamic State attack, the Syrian Arab Air Force unleashed a powerful assault on the terrorists, inflicting heavy losses within the ranks of ISIS. The Syrian Air Force, alongside their Russian partners, launched… Read on ->

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Tags: Hama, Homs, ISIS, Russia, Syria


Rouhani slams transfer of Syrian militants to Iranian border

Published 2020-10-07 13:15:47 by News Desk in Iran, Syria, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:10 P.M.) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani affirmed his country’s rejection of any kind of transferring of mercenaries from Syria to the Iranian-Azerbaijani borders, after successive reports of Turkey transferring militant groups from the Arab Republic to Azerbaijan. Rouhani said at the cabinet meeting on Wednesday: “Iran will not allow terrorist groups to approach its borders, and the transfer of a number of terrorists from Syria and other regions to the Iranian border is totally unacceptable to Tehran.” “Hitting Iranian territory with shells, even if by mistake, is unacceptable,” he added, warning everyone from the transformation of the… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Rouhani, Syria


Syria intends to obtain Russian Covid-19 vaccine: Assad

Published 2020-10-07 13:07:36 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:00 P.M.) – Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad expressed his country’s intention to obtain the Russian Covid-19 vaccine when it becomes available in the market, indicating that he would personally be vaccinated with this vaccine because of its importance at the present time. Assad said in an interview with the RIA Novosti Agency, in response to a question about whether he would like to be vaccinated personally with the Russian Covid-19 vaccine: “Of course, under the current circumstances, everyone wants to be vaccinated against this dangerous virus.” He continued, saying: “Syria will request the supply of the Russian vaccine… Read on ->

Tags: Assad, Russia, Syria


Armenian forces destroy Azerbaijani oil depot: video

Published 2020-10-07 12:41:21 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:30 P.M.) – The Artsakh Defense Army (ADA) filmed the destruction of an Azerbaijani oil storage depot that is used by the latter’s military in the Karabakh region. In the video that was first released by the Armenian Ministry of Defense, the footage shows smoke billowing from the targeted site, which was reportedly located southeast of Karabakh. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tpm_ubggyvo “Not long before, a large enemy POL storage depot was destroyed in the southeastern direction by a pinpoint fire of the Armenian units. There are now opportunities in various directions of the frontline for exploitation of success,” the Press Secretary… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh


Armenian forces retake lost ground in Karabakh

Published 2020-10-07 12:30:18 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:10 P.M.) – Last night, the Artsakh Defense Army (ADA) launched a big counter-offensive against the Armenian military and their allied forces in the northern region of Karabakh. According to the Armenian Ministry of Defense, the Artsakh Defense Army was able to retake a hilltop in the northern part of the Karabakh region after fierce clashes with the Azerbaijan Armed Forces. “Yesterday with participation of DA SPU and detachment of ‘Voluntary Movement’, Artsakh DA units’ counterattack resulted in retake of hill Varangatagh (Lulasaz) and six enemy KIA,” the Press Secretary of the Armenian Ministry of Defense, Shushan Stepanyan,… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh


Yasser Arafat refused Camp David Agreement after threats from Hafez Al-Assad: ex-Saudi security chief

Published 2020-10-07 12:10:13 by News Desk in Palestine, Syria

BEIRUT,LEBANON (11:45 A.M.) – The former secretary of the Saudi National Security Council, criticized the Palestinian leadership in a recent interview with Al-Arabiya TV on Monday, stating that “the talk of the Palestinian leaders was painful and its level was low.” He also rejected what he described as “the daring of the Palestinian leadership against the Gulf states,” considering their actions as ‘unacceptable’ after they criticized Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for reaching a normalization agreement with Israel. The former Saudi intelligence chief considered that “the Palestinian issue is a national issue and a just cause, but its… Read on ->

Tags: Palestine, Syria


Canada halts exports of military drone technology to Turkey over Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict

Published 2020-10-07 11:44:35 by News Desk in Turkey, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:30 A.M.) – Canada has stopped exporting some drone technology to Turkey, amid its investigation into the use of such equipment by Azerbaijani forces in the clashes with the Armenian troops in the Karabakh region. On Monday, Canadian Foreign Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne said that his government has learned of the use of Canadian equipment in the military conflict in the Nagorno Karabakh region, indicating that he directed an investigation into the validity of these allegations. “In line with Canada’s stringent export control and investigation system, and as a result of ongoing hostilities, appropriate export permits to Turkey have… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Canada, Turkey


‘Settle your issues with Iran, leave Yemen out’: Houthi to Saudi Arabia and US

Published 2020-10-07 10:30:09 by News Desk in Gulf, Iran, Yemen

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BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:20 A.M.) – The leader of the Ansarallah Movement, Muhammad Ali Al-Houthi, called on Saudi Arabia and the United States to “settle their accounts” with Iran, instead of targeting the Yemenis. Houthi said in an interview with the German newspaper Der Spiegel: “Saudi Arabia operates in the Arabian Peninsula as an American state that submits to Trump. The American president fixes the price that Saudi Arabia pays. The United States gives directions.” He said, “We are not a terrorist group and fundamentally we do not recognize this term. The United States attaches the sign of terrorists to those… Read on ->

Tags: Houthi, Iran, US, Yemen


Azerbaijan claims to have ‘intercepted communications between Armenia and foreign mercenaries’

Published 2020-10-07 10:05:18 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:45 A.M.) – The State Security Service of Azerbaijan said on Tuesday that it has intercepted communications with ‘terrorists’ participating in the military operations on the line of contact in the Karabakh region, and according to the service, Armenia is using its mercenaries from Iraq and Syria in military operations. The media department of the Azerbaijani International Security Service told Russia’s Sputnik Agency: “In its aggression against Azerbaijan, Armenia uses foreign mercenaries, among them Kurdish terrorist group fighters, who were recruited on the territory of Iraq and Syria. The State Security Service in Azerbaijan intercepted wireless communications of… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan


Iranian radar system causes ‘problems’ for stealth aircraft

Published 2020-10-07 09:47:27 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:40 A.M.) – On Tuesday, the Revolutionary Guards of Iran unveiled a military system that causes a potential problem for stealth warplanes. In a special ceremony on Tuesday, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard released the curtain on a new radar system, which was entirely manufactured by the Aerospace Force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard. According to the Fars News Agency, the radar that was built to cause issues for enemy aircraft, especially U.S.-made planes (RQ-170 or Stealth aircraft), which are known for their stealth capabilities. The Iranian Revolutionary Guards presented two new types of the Iranian Ghadir radar system,… Read on ->

Tags: Iran


Turkey ‘protects’ Azerbaijan’s sovereignty like Syria, Iraq, Georgia: FM

Published 2020-10-07 09:20:53 by News Desk in Turkey, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 A.M.) – In a statement made on Tuesday, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that his country protects the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan, just like its alleged ‘protection’ of Syria, Iraq and Georgia. In a press conference held on Tuesday, Cavusoglu said, Turkey protects the territorial integrity of “Georgia, Syria and Iraq, just as we protect the unity of Azerbaijan,” stressing that there are no “double standards in this matter.” Cavusoglu then claimed that “Armenia hits civilians, this is a war crime … Armenia attacked Tovuz and Azerbaijan responded.” He noted, as reported by the Hurriyet Daily,… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Syria, Turkey


Iran vows to respond if country is hit again by shells from Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict

Published 2020-10-07 00:33:37 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:20 A.M.) – The Iranian Minister of Defense said that his country will take more measures if missiles continue to fall inside Iran, even if it is due to error or negligence, as a result of the conflict in the Karabakh region between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Iranian Defense Minister Amir Hatami said in press statements on Tuesday, October 6: “We have warned the two parties to the conflict in the Caucasus region about shelling Iranian lands … We have informed Azerbaijan and Armenia that Iran’s national security, the security of our people and the border areas is very… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran


Azerbaijan accuses Armenia of bombing oil pipeline, Yerevan denies

Published 2020-10-07 00:20:39 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 A.M.) – Azerbaijan has accused Armenia of attacking an oil pipeline that links the capital, Baku, with the Georgian capital, Tbilisi. According to state-owned Anadolu Agency, the Turkish publication said the Armenian forces launched a missile attack on the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) oil pipeline this week, causing damage to the site. Citing Azerbaijani prosecutors, the Turkish publication alleged that the attack targeted the pipeline around 9:00 P.M. (local time) near the Yevlah area. However, despite these claims by Azerbaijan, the Armenian Ministry of Defense has denied these allegations. “Azerbaijan’s allegation that that the Armenian units tried to hit… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan


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