This is a summary of 12 AMN articles on the following subjects: Hama, Syria, Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh, Russia, Iran, Natanz, Chechnya, France, Kadryov, Macron, Hezbollah, Israel, Lebanon, Netanyahu.

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Turkey withdraws from besieged military post in Syria

Published 2020-10-29 15:30:28 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:10 P.M.) – On Thursday, the Turkish military began to withdraw its forces from its observation post in the northwestern countryside of Hama. According to a field source in the Hama Governorate, the Turkish Armed Forces were observed by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) as they withdrew their troops from the Sher Magher military post. The field source said the Turkish military made their way towards the southern countryside of the Idlib Governorate, where they were reported to have moved its forces to the town of Qafin. Furthermore, the Turkish military was reported to have moved most of… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Syria, Turkey


Azerbaijan claims air defense forces shot down 2 Armenian Su-25 jets

Published 2020-10-29 12:23:25 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:15 P.M.) – The Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense claimed on Thursday that their air defense forces shot down two Armenian jets during an alleged attack on their positions. “On October 29, at about 13:18 and 13:20, two Su-25 attack aircrafts of the Armenian armed forces that attempted to inflict airstrikes on the positions of the Azerbaijani Army in the Gubadli direction of the front were shot down by Azerbaijan Air Defense Units,” the Ministry of Defense claimed. No further details have been released by the Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense. The Armenian Ministry of Defense has yet to respond… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh

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First footage of alleged airstrike on Karabakh capital: Anna News

Published 2020-10-29 12:12:09 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:00 P.M.) – The Anna News Agency released a video on Wednesday that showed the aftermath of an attack on the Karabakh capital, Stepanakert. According to the Anna News team, the footage captured marks the first time an Azerbaijani airstrike was seen on film. In the video, smoke can be seen rising above the capital city, as an emergency siren is sounded across this area of Karabakh. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOsp6IM4pyw&feature=emb_title The Armenian Ministry of Defense did report an attack on the capital city, Wednesday, with Yerevan accusing Azerbaijan of bombing a maternity hospital inside Stepanakert. Azerbaijan has not commented on… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh


New video shows multiple Azerbaijani armored vehicles destroyed in Karabakh

Published 2020-10-29 11:50:34 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:40 P.M.) – A new video posted by Banak.Info on Thursday showed the destruction of Azerbaijani armored vehicles in the northeastern part of the Karabakh region. In the short video, at least two destroyed Azerbaijani armored vehicles are filmed, along with a number of other mechanisms. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GFwqBy7ea8 The exact location of these destroyed armored vehicles in northeast Karabakh was not revealed, nor were any details about the attack by the Armenian-led Artsakh Defense Army (ADA). Despite the announcement of a ceasefire agreement last weekend, the Armenian and Azerbaijani forces continue to clash along the southern and northern front-lines… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh


Turkish defense chief attacks Charlie Hebdo over Erdogan cartoon

Published 2020-10-29 11:36:15 by News Desk in Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:20 P.M.) – Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Wednesday that the French publication, “Charlie Hebdo”, does not use “freedom of expression, but rather poverty of opinion, a clear attack, and terrorist humor.” He said, “This magazine does not recognize any sacred values ​​and systematically attacks Islam in the name of freedom of expression. It also violates, with its publications, the universal and moral values ​​that constitute the founding philosophy of the European Union.” He continued, “Charlie Hebdo’s publications will benefit extremist groups, and will cause  greatest damage to the French society, of which Muslims constitute a… Read on ->

Tags: Turkey


Death toll for Syrian mercenaries in Karabakh climbs as 18 more reported dead

Published 2020-10-29 11:21:41 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – The death toll for the Syrian mercenaries fighting for Azerbaijan in Karabakh has increased over the last few days, as a war monitor reported several casualties within their ranks this week. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), at least 18 Turkish-backed Syrian mercenaries were killed in Karabakh, bringing the total number of killed to 188. “Syrrian Observatory activists have documented the death of 18 Turkish-backed Syrian mercenaries in the ongoing battles in the contested Nagorno-Karabakh between Armenia and Azerbaijan. The fatalities included a military commander of the Turkish-backed Al-Hamzah Division,” the SOHR… Read on ->

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Tags: Karabakh, Syria


Russia unveils new missile defense system: video

Published 2020-10-29 11:03:31 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:45 A.M.) – The Russian Defense Ministry has released a video of the test launch of a new missile defense system at the Sari Shagan training ground in Kazakhstan. At the beginning of the video posted on the Ministry of Defense’s YouTube channel, a column of military vehicles appeared from several angles. Then footage of the missile installation appeared. Then the launch itself was photographed from different angles. It can be seen how the missile rises steeply and quickly begins to move along a trajectory close to horizontal. It is cloudy at the test site, and only the… Read on ->

Tags: Russia


Iran begins rebuilding nuclear facility after July attack: photo

Published 2020-10-29 10:51:07 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:40 A.M.) – On Wednesday, the American Associated Press published satellite images showing that Iran has begun building a new nuclear facility inside the Natanz facility, which was exposed to an explosion last July. Pictures released by the San Francisco-based Plant Labs showed that, since August, Iran has paved a new road south of Natanz toward what analysts believe is a former firing range for security forces at the facility. The publication of the pictures came after the International Atomic Energy Agency of the United Nations agreed on Wednesday to build a new nuclear facility, according to the… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Natanz


Chechen leader claims Macron is ‘forcing people to terror’

Published 2020-10-29 09:55:24 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:40 A.M.) – The President of the Republic of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, launched a sharp attack against French President Emmanuel Macron this week, warning him against attacking Islam and the Prophet Muhammad, while describing Macron as “the leader and inspirer of terrorism” in his country. In a statement posted on Telegram on Tuesday, Kadyrov said that Macron described the publication of cartoons insulting to the Prophet Muhammad, which “represents an insult to about two billion Muslims in the world” as freedom of expression, and that he decided to “change their religion and create what is called an enlightened… Read on ->

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Tags: Chechnya, France, Kadryov, Macron


Netanyahu threatens Hezbollah with ‘steel fist’ if war breaks out

Published 2020-10-29 09:36:07 by News Desk in Lebanon, Middleeast

The Israel Defense Forces launched “Lethal Arrow” on 25 October, with the military exercise in question simulating a war with Hezbollah. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has made what appears to be a warning directed at Lebanon and Hezbollah, delivering it during a visit to the site of the IDF “Lethal Arrow” exercise in northern Israel, The Jerusalem Post reports. According to the newspaper, during the visit, where he was accompanied by senior IDF officers such as IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi and head of the IDF Intelligence Directorate Maj.-Gen. Tamir Heyman, Netanyahu declared that “our enemies… Read on ->

Tags: Hezbollah, Israel, Lebanon, Netanyahu


Armenian forces shoot down Turkish-made drone over Karabakh: MoD

Published 2020-10-29 08:10:30 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 A.M.) – The Armenian Ministry of Defense announced on Thursday morning that the Artsakh Defense Army (ADA) shot down an enemy drone over the Karabakh region. According to the Press Secretary of the Armenian Ministry of Defense, Shushan Stepanyan: “A while ago Defense Army’s air defense forces destroyed enemy’s another Bayraktar combat UAV.” The Bayraktar combat UAV, also known as an unmanned aerial vehicle, is a Turkish-made drone that is currently in the arsenal of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces. In the past few weeks, the Armenian Ministry of Defense has shared photos of these unmanned aerial vehicles… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh


Turkey summons French ambassador over Charlie Hebdo cartoon about Erdogan

Published 2020-10-29 00:07:27 by News Desk in Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:30 A.M.) – On Wednesday, Turkey summoned the French Chargé d’Affairs of the French embassy in Ankara to inform him of its protest against the publication of the French magazine Charlie Hebdo’s cartoons that they deemed offensive to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. According to the state-owned Anadolu Agency, “the Turkish Foreign Ministry summoned the Chargé d’ Affairs to the French embassy and strongly condemns a caricature offensive to the Turkish President published by the Charlie Hebdo magazine.” They said that the Turkish Foreign Ministry informed the Chargé d’Affairs of the French embassy that “it is not possible… Read on ->

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