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US building new military base inside eastern Syria

Published 2020-10-12 23:47:45 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:15 P.M.) – The U.S. Army began building a new military base in the  the town of Al-Baghouz in the southeastern countryside of Deir Ezzor. According to the Sputnik News Agency, this base will be its fourth in this governorate, and the ninth in eastern Syria. A Sputnik correspondent in the Al-Hasakah Governorate quoted local sources in the countryside of Deir Ezzor as saying that the U.S. Army started a few days ago to establish a military base in the rural region of Al-Baghouz The sources said that the first steps in establishing the base were equipping a… Read on ->

Tags: Deir_Ezzor, Syria, US


Azerbaijani forces fail to capture key town after launching big assault in southern Karabakh

Published 2020-10-12 22:14:08 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 P.M.) – The Azerbaijani Armed Forces attempted to capture the key town of Hadrut on Monday after previously claiming to control this area in the southern region of Karabakh. According to the Armenian Ministry of Defense, the Artsakh Defense Army (ADA) is in full control of Hadrut, despite several attempts by the Azerbaijani military to capture the town. The Azerbaijani Armed Forces have been launching several attacks on Hadrut since they captured the strategic Jebrayil area at the southern axis of the Karabakh region. Despite agreeing to a ceasefire in Moscow, the Azerbaijani military has continued to… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Hadrut


Could Iran’s acquisition of the S-400 threaten US stealth jets?

Published 2020-10-12 21:31:38 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 P.M.) – The National Interest online magazine recently touched on Iran’s chances of shooting down the American F-35 stealth fighter if it acquired the Russian S-400 air defense system. The National Interest article, titled “Could Iran Shoot Down a U.S. F-22, F-35 or Stealth B-2 Bomber?”, discussed the scenario and the possibility of Iran obtaining this advanced missile system, following a report by the Tasnim Agency earlier this month. Citing the comments of the Russian ambassador to Iran, Levan Jagarian, the National Interest quoted the latter as saying: “We are not afraid of U.S. threats and we… Read on ->

Tags: Iran


Russian Air Force launches strikes on ISIS targets in central Syria

Published 2020-10-12 20:55:16 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:40 P.M.) – The Russian Air Force launched a number of strikes on the Islamic State’s (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) positions in central Syria this week, targeting the latter’s forces in the Al-Raqqa, Homs and Hama governorates. According to a field report, the Russian Air Force heavily targeted concentrations of Islamic State terrorists between the areas of Al-Resafa (Raqqa), ‘Uqayribat (Hama) and Al-Sukhnah (Homs). The Russian Air Force’s assault coincided with a Syrian Arab Army (SAA) counter-attack around southeastern Hama that resulted in the elimination of an Islamic State sleeper cell near the town of ‘Uqayribat. ‘

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Turkey to Russia: Armenia must withdraw from ‘occupied Azerbaijani lands’

Published 2020-10-12 18:58:33 by News Desk in Turkey, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:50 P.M.) – Ankara said that the Turkish Defense Minister, Hulusi Akar, stressed during a telephone conversation he had today with his Russian counterpart, Sergey Shoigu, “the necessity of Armenia’s withdrawal from the occupied Azerbaijani lands.” The Turkish Ministry of Defense stated, in a statement, that Akar called on Monday with Shoigu, and during the call, “views were exchanged on Armenia’s attacks on Azerbaijan.” According to the statement, Akar stressed that Armenia, which he claimed “launched an attack on the civilian population and violated the ceasefire regime, must stop its attacks and withdraw from the occupied territories.” Akar… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Russia, Turkey


Iran to unveil new helicopter, drone and missile-laden warship

Published 2020-10-12 18:44:53 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:35 P.M.) – Iran is preparing to unveil a new warship capable of circumnavigating the globe three times over without refueling, enabling it to reach any point on the planet and giving Tehran a tit-for-tat capability to respond to the deployment of US warships off Iran’s coast. Speaking to Iranian media on Saturday, Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi revealed that the auxiliary ship, named the ‘Persian Gulf’, will be equipped with a range of weapons systems, including missiles, drones and helicopters. The ship is expected to be formally unveiled sometime between 21 November and 20 December…. Read on ->

Tags: Iran


Azerbaijani military captures two towns in Karabakh: videos

Published 2020-10-12 18:28:47 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:15 P.M.) – The Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense announced on Monday that their forces had captured two towns in the Karabakh region. According to the Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense, their forces captured the towns of Sugovushan and Suleymanli after clashing with the Artsakh Defense Army in southern Karabakh this week. The Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense released footage of the captured towns, with the first being their army seizing Sugovushan from the Artsakh Defense Army. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPwU_QwIls4 The second video released by the Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense showed their forces in control of the town of Suleymanli. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4b9j2cC1zQ Despite the… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh


IRGC clashes with unknown group in western Iran

Published 2020-10-12 18:15:52 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 P.M.) – The Iranian Revolutionary Guard announced that three “non-Iranian” members belonging to an unnamed “terrorist group” were killed this week in Iranian Kurdistan during a security operation that thwarted their attack on local targets. According to a body affiliated with the Revolutionary Guard, the IRGC “responded in a successful military operation to counter-revolutionary terrorist groups in the Kamyaran and Meroyan provinces,” stressing that “the operation resulted in the killing of three members of the terrorist group and wounding of three others, one of whom was captured.” The security operation ended, according to the same source, with… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, IRGC


New North Korean tank has features from Russian Armata and US Abrams

Published 2020-10-12 18:00:01 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:50 P.M.) – Numerous samples of the latest military equipment were presented at the military parade in the DPRK on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Workers’ Party of Korea, which was held last Saturday. For example, many experts drew attention to the 8×8 wheeled self-propelled artillery, which had not been previously shown anywhere. These armored vehicles are similar in design to the American M1128 from the Stryker series. Apparently, the armored personnel carriers known as M-2010 were taken as a basis. To install a powerful cannon in the rear, it was necessary to restructure the… Read on ->

Tags: North_Korea, Russia, US


New footage of large Azerbaijani drone being shot down over Karabakh

Published 2020-10-12 17:46:16 by News Desk in World-News

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BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:30 P.M.) – The Ministry of Defense for the Karabakh Republic released new footage of their forces shooting down an Azerbaijani unmanned aerial drone. In the video shared by the Armenian Unified Infocenter, the footage shows the moment a large Azerbaijani drone crashes into the ground after being hit by the Karabakh Republic’s forces. https://twitter.com/ArmenianUnified/status/1315644304249978880?s=20 This footage released on Monday was of the same drone that the Armenian Ministry of Defense said was shot down earlier by the Artsakh Defense Army in the Karabakh region.

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan


Turkish Navy sends out notice about renewed surveying in eastern Mediterranean

Published 2020-10-12 17:06:35 by News Desk in Turkey, World-News

BERIUT, LEBANON (5:00 P.M.) – The Turkish Navy issued a notice late Sunday evening, stating that “the Turkish vessel Uruc Reis will conduct a seismic survey in the eastern Mediterranean during the next ten days,” which is likely to renew tensions with Greece. The marine notification said, “Two other ships, Ataman and Genghis Khan, along with Uruc Reis will continue operating in an area including the south of the Greek island of Kastelorizo ​​until 22 October.” There is a dispute between the two countries over overlapping demands for sovereignty over gas and oil resources in the region, according to Reuters…. Read on ->

Tags: Mediterranean, Turkey


Armenia claims Azerbaijani Su-25 jet shot down over Karabakh

Published 2020-10-12 15:03:04 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:50 P.M.) – The Armenian Ministry of Defense announced on Monday that the Artsakh Defense Army shot down an Azerbaijani Su-25 jet that was flying over the Karabakh region. “The #Azerbaijani Air Force operates Su-25 fighter jets along the border with the air support of F-16 fighter jets of the Air Force of Turkey,” the Press Secretary for the Armenian Ministry of Defense, Shushan Stepanyan, said on Monday. “Air Defense units of Defense Army of #Artsakh shot down one Su-25 attack aircraft in the north-eastern direction,” she added. The claim was first reported by the Artsakh Defense Army,… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh


North Korea displays new air defense system similar to Russia’s S-400: photos

Published 2020-10-12 14:41:12 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:30 P.M.) – A system very similar to the Russian S-400 system, whose name was not mentioned, was shown with several new products presented at the display marking the 75th anniversary of the founding of the DPRK. The Hwasong-15 ICBM, a new tank, tactical missile and artillery systems, and military uniforms were presented during the military parade. Nevertheless, the new long-range air defense system – very similar to the S-400 – is one of the most important additions to North Korea’s arsenal, according to MilitaryWatch. https://twitter.com/o_gilvi/status/1315562393615896577?s=20   To date, the flagship of the country’s air defense were the… Read on ->

Tags: North_Korea, Russia


Syrian Army eliminates ISIS group in powerful counter-assault in Hama

Published 2020-10-12 14:28:57 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:10 P.M.) – Following a series of attacks by the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) terrorist organization in central Syria, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched a powerful counter-assault to eliminate a group of militants near the town of ‘Uqayribat. According to a field report from eastern Hama, the Syrian Arab Army carried out a successful counter-attack against a group of Islamic State fighters near ‘Uqayribat on Sunday, resulting in the elimination of the terrorists and the seizure of their weapons. The report said the Syrian Arab Army carried out a out a well-timed ambush after the Islamic State fighters… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, ISIS, Syria


Karabakh Republic calls on Armenia, Iran, Russia to establish joint counter-terrorism center

Published 2020-10-12 14:14:42 by News Desk in Iran, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:30 P.M.) – The National Assembly (Parliament) of Nagorno-Karabakh has called on Armenia, Russia and Iran to establish a joint counter-terrorism center to identify international terrorists who have infiltrated the region. The National Assembly’s statement reads: “The National Assembly calls on the authorities of Armenia, Russia and Iran to condemn Azerbaijan’s use of international terrorist groups and their representatives in the military aggression against Artsakh (another name for Karabakh) … and to establish a joint counter-terrorism coordination center to define and develop joint plans to neutralize terrorists, internationals who have entered this area, their points of deployment, and… Read on ->

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Tags: Armenia, Iran, Karabakh, Russia


Ex-Turkish PM accuses Erdogan and family of being ‘biggest calamity to befall’ Turkey

Published 2020-10-12 13:33:04 by News Desk in Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:20 P.M.) – Ahmet Davutoglu, leader of the Future Party in Turkey, said that the current president of the country, Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his family, are the biggest “calamity that befell our people,” according to the Turkish opposition Zaman newspaper. Davutoglu, one of Erdogan’s closest associates in the past when he served as Minister of Foreign Affairs and then Prime Minister before his resignation, said that Erdogan’s eagerness to remain in power made him not hesitate to forge unnatural political alliances in principle, such as his alliance with a nationalist party and another leftist movement, the national… Read on ->

Tags: Davutoglu, Erdogan, Turkey


Syria arrests suspects accused of starting fires along the coast

Published 2020-10-12 13:15:17 by Newsdesk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:00 P.M.) – The public attorney in the Syrian city of Tartous, Muhammad Suleiman, said that security forces arrested those accused of starting the fires that swept through the western part of the country. In his interview with the Al-Watan newspaper, he explained that “the police forces arrested a group of people accused of starting a number of fires,” stressing that the necessary measures had been taken to transfer them to the competent judge. In recent days, Syria has witnessed a huge wave of fires, which have been strengthened by the climatic, economic and security conditions in the… Read on ->

Tags: Homs, Latakia, Syria, Tartous


Large US military convoy enters northeastern Syria: video

Published 2020-10-12 13:04:53 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:45 P.M.) – On Sunday, a number reports surfaced about trucks belonging to the U.S.-led Coalition loaded with a number of military vehicles and logistical materials were heading towards their bases in Syria’s Al-Hasakah Governorate. Meanwhile, RT Arabic’s correspondent in northeastern Syria spotted fuel tanks that escorted the approximately 54 trucks on the M-4 Highway between Qamishli and Hasakah. He confirmed that the convoy entered the Syrian territories through the Al-Walid border gate with the Kurdistan region of Iraq. https://youtu.be/YqsN_W0f8Oc The arrival of these vehicles in northeastern Syria comes at a time when the country suffers from wide-spread… Read on ->

Tags: Hasakah, Syria


Moment Azerbaijani drone crashes after being hit by Armenian forces: video

Published 2020-10-12 12:46:40 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:30 P.M.) – The Armenian Ministry of Defense shared a video on Monday, October 12, of the moment an Azerbaijani military drone crashes into the ground after being hit by the Artsakh Defense Army in the Karabakh region. “On October 12, an enemy AN-2 aircraft used as a drone was hit in the eastern direction by the air defense of the Defense Army,” the Press Secretary of the Armenian Ministry of Defense, Shushan Stepanyan, tweeted this morning. In the video that was shared by the Armenian Ministry of Defense, the Azerbaijani drone can be seen crashing into the… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh


Turkey accuses Syrian Army of being behind protests at Idlib military posts

Published 2020-10-12 12:31:30 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:15 P.M.) – Turkish security sources told RT Arabic that members of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) are behind the demonstrations that took place in the vicinity of some Turkish observation points in the Syrian governorate of Idlib. The Turkish security sources stated that the Syrian government forces “are trying to disturb the state of stability in Idlib under the ceasefire agreement concluded between Ankara and Moscow.” They added, “Among the attempts to destabilize the region was the organization of demonstrations in the vicinity of the Turkish observation points located in the areas controlled by the Syrian government.”… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria, Turkey


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