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Iran’s IRGC forces identify remains of 7 soldiers killed in Syria

Published 2020-10-11 23:52:22 by Newsdesk in Iran, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:45 P.M.) – The Iranian Revolutionary Guards announced on Sunday that it has identified the bodies of seven people killed in the battle of Khan Touman near the city of Aleppo in northern Syria in 2016. Abu al-Qasim Sharifi, head of the Etharkran organization that deals with the affairs of the Revolutionary Guards, said that after conducting DNA tests, the identity of the bodies of seven dead people who died in Khan Touman were identified. The official added that the dead were Iranians from the provinces of Mazandaran, Alborz, Qazvin, and Khuzestan, and they were returned to Iran,… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, IRGC, Syria


Armenian forces blow up Azerbaijani vehicles in Karabakh: video

Published 2020-10-11 23:36:04 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 P.M.) – The Armenian forces destroyed a number of Azerbaijani military vehicles in the Karabakh region this week, as clashes continue despite a ceasefire agreement on October 10th. The Artsakh Defense Army filmed their forces blowing up at least two Azerbaijani military vehicles that were parked in the northeast direction of the Karabakh region. https://twitter.com/Zinvor/status/1315305075196264450?s=20 Meanwhile, in addition to destroying these vehicles, the Press Secretary of the Armenian Ministry of Defense, Shushan Stepanyan, reported that the Artsakh Defense Army destroyed another Azerbaijani drone. In the video shared in Stepanyan’s post, the remains of the Azerbaijani drone can… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh


Alleged Syrian mercenary claims Armenian forces wiped them out: video

Published 2020-10-11 23:04:58 by News Desk in Syria, World-News

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BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 P.M.) – Another video of a Turkish-backed Syrian militant participating in the battles inside Karabakh was released this week. In this video, the alleged militant, who is unidentified, can be seen repeatedly saying “Allahu Akbar” (God is Greatest) before complaining about the Armenian forces. During his complaint about the Armenian forces, he claims the latter ‘butchered’ his comrades during a battle on an unknown date. https://twitter.com/ArmenianUnified/status/1315307972772462594?s=20 The video was shared by the Armenian Ministry of Defense and its Press Secretary, Shushan Stepanyan.

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Syria


Kataeb Hezbollah agree to suspend attacks against US forces Iraq

Published 2020-10-11 21:55:54 by News Desk in Iraq

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:40 P.M.) – Kataeb Hezbollah said on Sunday that “the Iraqi factions agreed to a conditional truce in the attacks on the American forces, but they will use all the weapons available to them if those forces remain.” The spokesman for Kataeb Hezbollah, in an interview with Reuters agency, said that the Iraqi factions would suspend missile attacks on American targets to allow time for the Iraqi government to put forward a timetable for the withdrawal of U.S. forces. He said that “the American threats to close the embassy made matters very complicated in Iraq, and called for… Read on ->

Tags: Iraq


Armenia posts video of alleged Syrian mercenaries in Karabakh

Published 2020-10-11 20:23:47 by News Desk in Syria, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:50 P.M.) – The Armenia government shared a video on Sunday of alleged Syrian mercenaries fighting in the ranks of the Azerbaijani military in the Karabakh region. In the short video released, the Turkish-supplied fighters can be seen touring the battlefield after clashing with the Armenian forces in Karabakh. The mercenaries insult the dead Armenian soldiers, while they film the corpses in an unknown area in the Karabakh region. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbdkL2MtCMQ&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3vEAuLJ6NLTLaQvdIhxYtcaxTHpqTMP23K8gPt2aTI_lWR23Z5GCueBYI

Tags: Azerbaijan, Karabakh, Syria


US military convoy flanked with choppers enters Hasakah

Published 2020-10-11 19:40:52 by News Desk in Syria

US forces acting in concert with majority-Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) militia have reinforced their positions in the Ghweiran neighbourhood of Hasakah city, northeast Syria amid tensions with local residents, a Syrian Arab News Agency correspondent has reported. According to the reporter, at least six vehicles and trucks entered Hasakah from the south as US helicopters flew overhead. The convoy was said to be meant to help reinforce local administration buildings, schools and other facilities being held by US and SDF forces. The convoy’s deployment follows reports last week that the US military sent a convoy of 55 vehicles, including… Read on ->

Tags: Hasakah, Syria, US


Colombia is training 1,000 mercenaries to ‘sabotage’ Venezuelan elections: Maduro

Published 2020-10-11 11:30:16 by News Desk in World-News

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BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:20 A.M.) – The Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro denounced Colombia for its alleged training of 1,000 mercenaries to “sabotage” the parliamentary elections scheduled in Venezuela on December 6th. “At this time I am speaking to you, more than 1,000 mercenaries are being prepared in Colombia under the training of the Colombian National Army and the Colombian intelligence apparatus, with the knowledge, protection and support of President Ivan Duque,” Maduro said during a speech broadcast on state television. Maduro indicated that the mercenaries are seeking to “infiltrate into Venezuela to sabotage the political and electoral climate.” He continued: “At… Read on ->

Tags: Colombia, Maduro, Venezuela


‘Ceasefire is not working’: Karabakh capital comes under attack – video

Published 2020-10-11 11:20:24 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 A.M.) – Last night, the Anna News Agency released footage from the capital of Karabakh, Stepanakert, showing the city under a heavy assault from the Azerbaijani forces. “The ceasefire is not working! An elderly man in Stepanakert talks about a new shelling! Our film crew, along with the rescue team, was at the site of the shelling. Less than 12 hours after the armistice was declared, the city was again attacked. An outbuilding was set on fire from the explosion of a shell,” the Anna News Agency reported. In the video mentioned above, the Anna News film… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh


US calls on Syria to ‘take action’ to put out massive fires

Published 2020-10-11 10:58:50 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:40 A.M.) – The U.S. Embassy in Damascus, which is no longer in Syria, has called on the Syrian government to “take action” and put out the massive fires devastating the country. “The U.S. sympathizes with communities in Syria affected by fires which have resulted in the loss of two lives, dozens of injuries, and extensive property damage. Our thoughts are with those affected; the Syrian government must take action now to save lives,” the embassy’s Facebook page said on Saturday. The embassy’s message was greeted with several Syrians demanding the U.S. lift the sanctions against the Arab… Read on ->

Tags: Syria, US


Combat drones being transported to Azerbaijan from Israel, Turkey under guise of humanitarian aid: Armenia

Published 2020-10-11 10:42:52 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 A.M.) – The Armenian Ministry of Defense reported on Sunday morning that Turkey and Israel are transporting combat drones to Azerbaijan under the guise of humanitarian cargo. “Combat UAVs are being brought to Azerbaijan from Turkey and Israel under the guise of humanitarian cargo,” the Press Secretary of the Armenian Ministry of Defense, Shushan Stepanyan, reported, citing military scholar, Artsrun Hovhannisyan. Azerbaijan has not responded to these allegations from Armenia. Both Azerbaijan and Armenia have traded accusations over the last 24 hours about violating the ceasefire that was brokered in Moscow on Saturday, October 10. Earlier this… Read on ->

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Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan


Massive fires spread across western Syria as devastation continues: video

Published 2020-10-11 10:27:27 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 A.M.) – Syrian civil defense teams have been working night and day to stop the spread of these catastrophic fires, which have engulfed a large amount of territory between the Latakia, Tartous and Homs governorates. According to a source in the Meshta Al-Helou of southeast Tartous, the situation remains critical inside this coastal governorate, as the flames continue to spread to new areas by the hour. Meanwhile, another source in the Latakia Governotate told Al-Masdar this morning that the fires have rapidly spread into more areas around the Jabal Al-Nasr region, which is located just south of… Read on ->

Tags: Homs, Latakia, Syria, Tartous


Big explosion hits southwest Iran after gas leak in market

Published 2020-10-11 09:45:43 by News Desk in Iran

Iran was reportedly hit by an explosion on Sunday, according to national media. The blast is believed to have been caused by a gas leakage. At least two people were killed in a gas explosion in a market in southwest Iran, state media reported; photos of the blast’s aftermath are currently circulating online. The market in thought to be located in Ahvaz, capital of Iran’s Khuzestan province. Reports suggest that six more people have been injured as a result of explosion. Tweet: “2 killed in gas explosion in Ameri bazaar in Ahvaz. In this explosion that took place today, 2… Read on ->

Tags: Iran


Azerbaijan accuses Armenia of bombing country’s 2nd largest city, Yerevan denies

Published 2020-10-11 09:35:12 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:25 A.M.) – Azerbaijan said on Sunday morning that a missile targeted an apartment building in the city of Ganja, the second largest city in the country after the capital Baku, killing at least 5 people. The Ministry of Emergencies in Azerbaijan stated that “one of the residential buildings was completely destroyed after being targeted by a missile. At least 5 bodies were uncovered from the rubble, while there are 17 injured. Paramedics are working at the site of the incident.” For his part, the Azerbaijan Prosecutor’s Office confirmed that at least 5 people were killed and 28… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan


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