Screenshot of the Turkish military's first test of the Russian-made S-400 system.

This is a summary of 21 AMN articles on the following subjects: Russia, Turkey, US, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh, Afghanistan, Assad, Syria, Hasakah, Iran, Latakia, Tartous, Aliyev, Europe, Pakistan, Idlib, China, Daraa, Greece.

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Watch: Turkey tests S-400 system for first time

Published 2020-10-17 20:59:39 by News Desk in Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:50 P.M.) – The Turkish Armed Forces tested for the first time, their new S-400 air defense system that they acquired from Russia. According to the Russian publication RuVesna.Su, the Turkish Armed Forces tested the S-400 system inside the Sinop region, which is located along Turkey’s Black Sea coast. Eyewitnesses published footage of the successful tests. It is noted that all three missiles fired hit their targets. More footage of the test was released by locals and shared by the Russian media on Saturday. Turkey’s new S-400 test prompted condemnation from Washington, who warned Ankara of… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Turkey, US

Azerbaijani army allegedly captures new city in Karabakh

Published 2020-10-17 20:44:40 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:30 P.M.) – Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev announced on Saturday that his country’s army has taken control of the city of Fuzuli in the Karabakh region. “The Azerbaijani army has taken control of the city of Fuzuli,” Aliyev said in a speech to the Azerbaijani people. He pointed out that “the villages of Gochachmidli, Chemin, Jovarli, Berakhmidli, Mosbili, Ishigli and Dedeli were liberated in the Fuzuli area.” No further details were released, nor has the Armenian Ministry of Defense commented on these claims by their Azerbaijani counterpart. The renewed military clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan began on September… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh

Armenia accuses Azerbaijan of transferring mercenaries to Karabakh from Afghanistan

Published 2020-10-17 20:34:50 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:20 P.M.) – An Armenian security official accused Azerbaijan of transporting “terrorist mercenaries” and arms shipments to its territory from Afghanistan, as evidenced by the fact that an Azerbaijani air transport company carried out flights to military airports there. The Armenian National Security Agency said in a statement on Saturday that a Boeing-747 and IL-76 aircraft belonging to the Azerbaijani Silk Way Company carried out flights on October 16 and 17 from Baku to Bagram Airport near Kabul, as well as Lakshar Kah airport in southern Afghanistan. . The statement carried by RT said that flights on the… Read on ->

Tags: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan

Israel considers Bashar Al-Assad an enemy, ‘he should have been killed’: security official

Published 2020-10-17 20:15:58 by News Desk in Middleeast, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 P.M.) – An Israeli security official told a newspaper this week that “Tel Aviv is not interested in assassinating the Secretary-General of the Lebanese Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah,” stating that “if we wanted to kill him … we would have actually killed him.” The head of the Research Division in the Israeli Military Intelligence, Dror Shalom, said  that Nasrallah is fully aware that Lebanon will lose if he opens fire on Israel. “Iran is the source of unrest and crises in the region directly, through its nuclear project and precision missiles, and through its arms in Lebanon, Syria,… Read on ->

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Tags: Assad, Syria

Armenia shoots down 3 Azerbaijani drones inside their airspace

Published 2020-10-17 19:55:07 by News Desk in World-News

BERIUT, LEBANON (7:45 P.M.) – The Armenian Armed Forces shot down, on Saturday afternoon, three drones belonging to the Azerbaijani Armed Forces in the airspace of Armenia. “Today, from 16:30 to 17:45, air defense units shot down three enemy drones in the airspace of the Republic of Armenia, and another plane was destroyed in the sky of Artsakh,” said the press secretary of the Armenian Ministry of Defense, Shushan Stepanyan. For its part, Baku claimed the destruction of three “Tor” missile systems of the Armenian  forces during the battles in the Jebrayil region. No further details were released at this… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan

Northeast Syria: Turkish-backed forces cutoff water to over 1 million people

Published 2020-10-17 19:46:34 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:30 P.M.) – The Turkish-backed forces have once again cut off water to the Syrian city of Hasakah and its western countryside, after obstructing the operation of the Alouk water station in the countryside of Ras al-Ain, depriving over a million people of drinking water. The director of the Water Corporation, Eng. Mahmoud Al-Ekla, told the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) on Saturday that the militant groups blocked the water flow from the Alouk station and prevented any repair crews from entering the site. The Alouk water station in the eastern countryside of Ras al-Ain is the only… Read on ->

Tags: Hasakah, Syria

Azerbaijan announces Armenian Su-25 jet shot down in Karabakh, Yerevan denies

Published 2020-10-17 19:35:34 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:30 P.M.) – The Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense announced the destruction of an Su-25 aircraft belonging to the Armenian Armed Forces on the contact line in Karabakh. A statement issued by the Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense stated: “On October 17, at around 11:11 A.M., a Su-25 aircraft belonging to the Armenian Armed Forces, which attempted to launch air strikes on our units’ sites in the direction of the city of Jebrayil, was destroyed by precision-guided fire from our air defense units. ” For its part, the Armenian Ministry of Defense denied Baku’s statement about the downing of the… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan

Armenian forces destroy attacking Azerbaijani military vehicles in Karabakh: video

Published 2020-10-17 11:20:33 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:15 A.M.) – The Armenian Ministry of Defense released more footage on Thursday of the Artsakh Defense Army (ADA) destroying enemy vehicles inside the Karabakh region. In the first video released by the Armenian Ministry of Defense, the Artsakh Defense Army can be seen scoring direct hits on the attacking Azerbaijani forces in the Karabakh region this week.   The Armenian Ministry of Defense reported on Thursday that the Azerbaijani forces resumed their artillery attacks against the Artsakh Defense Army on multiple axes in Karabakh. “In the morning, the Azerbaijani Armed Forces resumed artillery fire in the… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan

Iran will respond to attacks on its country from Karabakh conflict

Published 2020-10-17 10:55:27 by News Desk in Iran, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:45 A.M.) – The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said that Tehran is concerned about missiles falling inside Iranian territory as a result of the fighting in Karabakh. The Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson denied some rumors of retaliation by Iranian border forces in response to the fall of the missiles inside the Islamic Republic. Furthermore, Khatibzadeh said that Iran is “maintaining the security and safety of Iranian citizens residing in the border areas, which is a red line for our armed forces.” Said Khatibzadeh indicated that “the Republic of Iran will not remain idle” to attacks that spill… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Karabakh

Syria allocates 2 billion pounds to help areas affected by fires

Published 2020-10-17 10:27:51 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 A.M.) – The Syrian government has allocated more than two billion pounds to the Latakia and Tartous governorates to implement projects in the areas affected by the fires, under the direction of President Bashar al-Assad. The Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) quoted the Minister of Local Administration and Environment Hussein Makhlouf as saying that Assad had directed to allocate 10 million pounds to each affected village “in order to help mitigate the effects of what befell them as a result of the fires.” Makhlouf said that Assad’s directives included that the people of the village choose “the… Read on ->

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Tags: Assad, Latakia, Syria, Tartous

Turkish-supplied drones destroyed $1 billion worth of Armenian military equipment: Aliyev

Published 2020-10-17 09:40:25 by News Desk in Turkey, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:30 A.M.) – The President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, declared that “military equipment of the Armenian armed forces worth $1 billion was destroyed by the use of drones purchased from Turkey.” Aliyev said in an interview with France 24 that these drones caused significant damage to the Armenian military’s equipment, but he also pointed out that his country uses unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) from other sources as well. The Azerbaijani President refused to announce the number of drones in the possession of his country’s army, saying only that they are “sufficient to achieve the goal.” He further touched… Read on ->

Tags: Aliyev, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Turkey

Iran issues stern warning to Europe about sending forces to Strait of Hormuz

Published 2020-10-17 09:15:30 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON – Iran’s Assistant Foreign Minister for Political Affairs, Abbas Araghchi, confirmed said on Wednesday, Tehran’s rejection of any foreign military presence – including European countries – in the Persian Gulf. According to the Fars News Agency, Araghchi said that instead of sending troops, military equipment and selling weapons to some countries in the region, Denmark and all European countries should address “wrong American policies.” This rejection came during Araghji’s meeting with the new Ambassador of Denmark to Tehran, who stressed that the region’s security must be guaranteed by their countries, and that “the presence of foreign forces will… Read on ->

Tags: Europe, Iran

Turkey is using its army and Pakistani special forces in Karabakh: Armenian PM

Published 2020-10-17 08:45:11 by News Desk in Turkey, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:40 A.M.) – Amenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said on Thursday, in a special statement to Russia’s Sputnik Agency, that Turkey is not only using its army in Karabakh, but also, according to some reports, special forces from the Pakistani army. In his statement, Pashinyan said: “Turkish forces not only participate in leading military actions, but also special units directly from the Turkish army (on the ground).” The Armenian Prime Minister added: “According to some information, there are special forces of the Pakistani army participating in the military operations.” Pashinyan did not specify where the reports about the… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh, Pakistan, Turkey

High-ranking jihadist commanders assassinated in unknown drone strike inside Idlib

Published 2020-10-17 08:18:11 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:15 A.M.) – On Thursday, a suspected U.S.-led Coalition drone targeted several jihadist leaders inside the administrative capital of the Idlib Governorate. According to report from northwestern Syria, the suspected U.S.-led Coalition drone opened fire on a vehicle carrying these jihadist rebel leaders inside the administrative capital on Thursday. The reports pointed out that the targeted car was carrying leaders from the Al-Qaeda-linked Hurras Al-Deen group. One of the leaders was identified as the Egyptian national, Abu Dhar Al-Masri, who was reported to be a Shari’ah judge within the organization before his assassination this week. Masri was previously… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria, US

Dozens of Turkish-backed Syrian mercenaries killed fighting for Azerbaijan in Karabakh: WP

Published 2020-10-17 08:06:42 by News Desk in Syria, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:55 A.M.) – The Washington Post reported this week that at least 52 Syrian mercenaries were killed fighting for the Azerbaijani Armed Forces during the battles in the Karabakh region. The American newspaper reported that the bodies of the Syrian fighters killed in the Karabakh region were delivered earlier this month to their relatives on the Syrian-Turkish border. The newspaper quoted these relatives as saying that “the dead were mercenaries who were recruited by the Turkish-backed armed formations in Syria to participate in the battles against Armenia alongside Azerbaijan.” They said that the Turkish-backed Syrian fighters were promised… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh, Syria, Turkey

Chinese President warns troops to be ‘high alert’ and ‘prepare for war’ amid growing tensions with US

Published 2020-10-17 07:48:59 by News Desk in World-News

The tensions between Washington and Beijing have been escalating amid the US continuing its military operations in the disputed South China Sea, developing ties with Taiwan and accusing China of allegedly being responsible for the global coronavirus pandemic. Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged People’s Liberation Army servicemen to “maintain a state of high alert” and “put all (their) minds and energy on preparing for war” during a visit to the Marine Corps in Chaozhou City in the southern province of Guangdong. He continued by calling on the troops to be “absolutely loyal” and “reliable” in these times without elaborating… Read on ->

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Tags: China

Armenian forces score direct hits on attacking Azerbaijani troops in Karabakh: video

Published 2020-10-17 07:24:31 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:20 A.M.) – The Ministry of Defense of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic published footage of their troops scoring direct hits on the Azerbaijani forces that were attempting to advance their positions. In a video titled, “Destruction of enemy offensive forces by units of the Defense Army on the north-eastern Front,” the Artsakh Defense Army (ADA) can be seen attacking the Azerbaijani forces that were bunched up in undisclosed part of the Karabakh Republic. Judging by the footage from the Ministry of Defense for the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, the Azerbaijani military was hit by artillery and mortar shells that were fired… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan

Five ex-FSA commanders assassinated in southern Syria

Published 2020-10-17 07:02:20 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 A.M.) – Five former leaders of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) were killed on Thursday after they were targeted in the northern countryside of the Daraa Governorate. According to a field report from southern Syria, the five former commanders of the Free Syrian Army, who reconciled with Damascus via Russian mediation, were traveling through the northern countryside of Daraa on Thursday, when their vehicles were targeted along the road to Muthabin. One of the most prominent leaders who was killed was Adham al-Karad, nicknamed “Abu Qusai”, was the commander of the “Engineering and Missiles Brigade” in the… Read on ->

Tags: Daraa, Syria

Turkey intercepted Greek Foreign Minister’s aircraft

Published 2020-10-17 04:19:51 by News Desk in Turkey, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:15 A.M.) – Turkey announced on Thursday that it had “suspended the passage of the Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias’ plane, last night, through its airspace, after the Turkish aviation authorities were late in allowing it to cross from Iraq,” noting that this was not intentional. The Turkish Foreign Ministry said, in a statement in response to what was reported by the Greek media on this subject: “The allegations about intentionally keeping a plane with the Greek Foreign Minister in the air are unfounded,” stressing that “the Greek Foreign Minister’s plane took off from Iraq without presenting a… Read on ->

Tags: Greece, Turkey

Armenia shoots down 2 Azerbaijani drones inside country’s airspace

Published 2020-10-17 02:28:38 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:20 A.M.) – On Friday, the Armenian Ministry of Defense announced that two Azerbaijani drones had been shot down inside the country’s airspace. According to the Armenian Ministry of Defense, the Azerbaijani drones entered their airspace and were shot down before they could penetrate deeper into Armenia. The Armenian Ministry of Defense also denied the Azerbaijani allegations of bombing a number of its cities, and a spokeswoman for the ministry, Shushan Stepanyan, said on Twitter that there had been no firing from the territory of Armenia or by its armed forces, “indicating that the Armenian air defense systems… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan

Azerbaijani forces humiliate and execute Armenian prisoners in new video

Published 2020-10-17 02:02:58 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 A.M.) – The Azerbaijani forces humiliated and executed two unarmed Armenian prisoners in an undisclosed location in Karabakh recently, as video footage confirmed the early reports about this heinous crime. In a video that has now been shared on a number of social media platforms by several users, the Azerbaijani forces film themselves taunting the Armenian prisons, who are unarmed and sitting on a curb in the Karabakh region. The Azerbaijani soldiers then open fire on the Armenian soldiers, killing them after shooting them repeatedly with their assault rifles. The Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense has yet… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan

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