This is a summary of 18 AMN articles on the following subjects: Aleppo, Syria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh, Iran, Russia, Serbia, France, Turkey, Maduro, US, Venezuela, Idlib, Iraq, Salaheddine, Pakistan, Israel.

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Turkish-backed forces lose important base after clashes with jihadist ally in western Aleppo

Published 2020-11-01 23:38:11 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:40 P.M.) – The Turkish-backed forces in northwestern Syria suffered a major loss this weekend, when they lost their headquarters to the jihadist rebels in western Aleppo. According to opposition reports from the western countryside of Aleppo, the jihadists of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) took control of the headquarters for the Turkish-backed 4th Brigade of the Syrian National Army (SNA). The reports said that Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham had temporarily besieged the headquarters of the 4th Brigade before they were able to establish full control over this site inside the key town of Dart Izza. The reason for the… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Syria


Armenian air defenses shoot down Azerbaijani drone over Karabakh capital: video

Published 2020-11-01 22:31:10 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:20 P.M.) – The air defense forces of the Artsakh Defense Army (ADA) shot down an Azerbaijani drone over the capital of Karabakh, Stepanakert, this past weekend, the Russian WarGonzo channel reported. According to WarGonzo, the air defense forces of the Artsakh Defense Army confronted the drone as it approached the capital of Karabakh this past weekend. In the video posted by the WarGonzo channel, the Artsakh Defense Army can be seen scoring a direct hit on the Azerbaijani drone that approached the Karabakh capital. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_d8zGipFnw

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh


Iran announces joint project with Saudi Arabia in Persian Gulf

Published 2020-11-01 22:18:50 by News Desk in Gulf, Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:05 P.M.) – On Saturday, the Iranian authorities announced the installation of a housing platform in the joint field with Saudi Arabia and in the Gulf. “The weight of the new platform that was installed today is 680 tons,” said the official for developing the Forzan oil field at the Iranian Continental Shelf Company, Abu Al-Qasim Khadbakhshi, noting that “the installation process took place in the early hours of the day against the background of preparing the necessary conditions and infrastructure by specialists.” The Iranian official confirmed, “The dimensions of the platform are 20 by 14 meters, and… Read on ->

Tags: Iran


Serbia acquires Russian-made ‘White Eagle’ tanks

Published 2020-11-01 22:06:04 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 P.M.) – The Serbian Army received its first T-72B1MS “White Eagle” tanks. The combat vehicles were transferred on board the Il-76 aircraft to Batajnica airport. According to the Sputnik Agency in Serbia, it has been delivered by two aircraft with 30 pieces and they will be transported within the framework of a military-technical agreement reached between Presidents Vladimir Putin and Alexander Vucic. The T-72B1MS White Eagle is currently one of the top export options of the large T-72 series. Its main armament is a 125 mm smoothbore gun with an automatic loading system. The artillery is capable… Read on ->

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Tags: Russia, Serbia


Powerful fires engulf Karabakh forest after white phosphorus use: video

Published 2020-11-01 21:51:41 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:40 P.M.) – On Saturday, the Armenian media released video footage of powerful fires engulfing a part of the Karabakh region after accusations that the Azerbaijani Armed Forces were using these weapons. According to the Armenian Ministry of Defense, the Azerbaijani forces used these prohibited munitions in the Karbakh conflict zone, which caused the large blaze. “The Azerbaijani forces indiscriminately used prohibited phosphorous munitions containing elements of chemical weapons in the Artsakh-Azerbaijani conflict zone, which is a gross violation of IHL, Customary Law, GCs, and relevant UN conventions and docs and contsitutes war crimes,” the Press Secretary of… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh


Turkish opposition leader calls out Erdogan’s wife over French bag

Published 2020-11-01 21:26:00 by News Desk in Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:10 P.M.) – The leader of the Turkish opposition, Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, launched an attack on President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, accusing him of exploiting the French case to cover the crisis in the country. “Erdogan is using the issue of what happened in France to cover the crises and the collapse of the lira. Boycott French goods? Well, burn your wife’s Hermes bag and shut down the Renault factory in Turkey if you dare,” Kılıçdaroğlu said, as cited by RT. He continued, “You only speak without action … have you left a citizen with the ability to buy French… Read on ->

Tags: France, Turkey


Azerbaijan releases video of alleged attack on Armenian Special Forces

Published 2020-11-01 21:13:36 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 P.M.) – On Saturday, the Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense announced the elimination of a “sabotage reconnaissance group” of the Armenian Special Forces, indicating that it tried to infiltrate the Azerbaijani army sites with the aim of carrying out a “provocative operation.” A statement from the Ministry of Defense read: “At noon on October 31, the movements from enemy military vehicles that were transporting human forces were detected towards our sites. It was found that a sabotage reconnaissance group, consisting of members of the Armenian Special Forces, tried to approach the defense line of our forces with the… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh


Venezuelan petrochemical plant attacked by US-directed forces: Maduro

Published 2020-11-01 21:01:39 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:50 P.M.) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced on Sunday, a new attack on a petrochemical plant inside the country. “Yesterday there was an attack on an important petrochemical plant, a terrorist attack,” Maduro said on Twitter. The President added, “These are direct terrorist attacks against the economy, industry and strategic sectors in Venezuela,” noting that this attack was planned in Colombia and directed by the United States. On the 28th of last month, the Venezuelan President announced a shooting incident at the large Amway oil refinery and the arrest of two foreigners who were planning to assassinate… Read on ->

Tags: Maduro, US, Venezuela


Over 230 Syrian mercenaries killed in Karabakh since September 27: report

Published 2020-11-01 20:51:30 by News Desk in Syria, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:40 P.M.) – New media reports revealed that the Turkish-backed Syrian mercenaries suffered great losses since the start of their participation in the Karabakh region, as the death toll among their ranks rose to more than 230. On Saturday, sources from the Syrian opposition said that 14 Syrian fighters were killed in the past hours, increasing the total number of dead to over 230. The same sources added that a new batch of mercenaries’ bodies, including 20 killed in Karabakh, arrived in Syria, specifically to the areas under the control of the Turkish-backed militants. The Syrian Observatory for… Read on ->

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Tags: Karabakh, Syria


Moment unknown suicide drone attacks target in northwest Syria: video

Published 2020-11-01 20:39:25 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:20 P.M.) – An unknown suicide drone carried out an attack in the northwestern region of Syria this past weekend, targeting a site inside the Idlib Governorate. According to a report from neighboring Hama, the suicide drone struck a site inside the town of Ma’arat Al-Misreen in the eastern countryside of the Idlib Governorate. In a video released shortly after the attack, the suicide drone was filmed from afar hitting its target in the eastern countryside of the Idlib Governorate. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucs0I1El-lM While no one has claimed responsibility for the attack, some Syrian government activists have claimed that the… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


Armenia requests consultations with Russia over assistance in Karabakh

Published 2020-11-01 20:23:44 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:10 P.M.) – The Ambassador of Armenia to Moscow, Vardan Tujanyan, announced that Yerevan has sent an urgent request to Moscow to start consultations regarding assistance to Armenia in light of the military conflict with Azerbaijan. The statements of the Armenian ambassador to Moscow, Toghanyan, came during an exclusive interview with the Sputnik Agency, in which he said: “The request has been sent to start consultations with the Russian side regarding the provision of various aid to Armenia in light of its military conflict with Azerbaijan.” “According to the agreement concluded with the allied countries, consultations may be… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Karabakh, Russia


Iraqi military chopper crashes inside Salaheddine

Published 2020-11-01 20:11:08 by News Desk in Iraq

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 P.M.) – On Saturday, the Governmental Security Information Cell in Iraq announced that a military plane had crashed due to a technical failure in Salaheddine Governorate. The cell said in a press release: “During its normal duties, a technical malfunction occurred in the trainer aircraft, the Caravan 172, which led to its burning and fall inside the Balad District of the Sayed Muhammad area near Balad’s uninhabited apartments.” They added, “The accident led to the martyrdom of Lieutenant Colonel Saif Ayed and his assistant, Captain Ali Rasoul.” Earlier, the Salaheddine Governorate witnessed the execution of eight young… Read on ->

Tags: Iraq, Salaheddine


Pakistan delivers humanitarian aid to Syria

Published 2020-11-01 19:39:54 by News Desk in Syria, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:30 P.M.) – On Sunday morning, an aid plane provided by the Republic of Pakistan arrived at Damascus International Airport to support the efforts of the Syrian health sector in facing the coronavirus. The Pakistani medical aid plane arrived at the airport, accompanied by a number of Pakistani officials, and the Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister, Faisal Al-Miqdad, received them. Despite efforts by some nations to isolate Syria in the international arena, Pakistan has maintained great relations with the Arab Republic, as they have an embassy in Damascus and several citizens who work and live in the Levantine nation…. Read on ->

Tags: Pakistan, Syria


Azerbaijan claims 5 districts captured inside Karabakh

Published 2020-11-01 19:26:08 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:20 P.M.) – The President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, announced that 5 districts in the Karabakh region have come under the control of his country’s army. Aliyev said in an interview with the German ARD channel on Saturday: “We have always proposed and always adhered to the peace plan and the so-called basic principles. These principles stipulated the gradual liberation of the occupied territories in Azerbaijan. Five regions in the first stage, two regions in the second stage … Today, it can be said that all five of these areas have been liberated. ” For his part, Armenian… Read on ->

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Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh


Israeli army commander’s helicopter makes emergency landing

Published 2020-11-01 19:15:46 by News Desk in Middleeast

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 P.M.) – The Israeli army confirmed that a helicopter carrying the Chief of General Staff, General Aviv Kochavi, made an emergency landing on Sunday. The army said that the helicopter had an emergency landing at a military base in central Israel, after receiving a warning about a technical failure in the engine. The Israeli army indicated that there were no injuries as a result of the incident, pointing out that Kochavi continued traveling in a car. They would add that they will be launching an investigation into the incident, which is at least the second of its… Read on ->

Tags: Israel


Iran begins large-scale air drills in Isfahan

Published 2020-11-01 18:52:18 by News Desk in Iran

BEIURT, LEBNAON (6:30 P.M.) – The commander of the Iranian army’s air force, Brigadier General Aziz Nasir Zadeh, announced on Sunday, that the Iranian army will begin, on Monday, air exercises with the participation of seven air bases, over a period of two days. Zadeh said, “The main and operational stages of the air force maneuvers of the Islamic Republic of Iran will be launched tomorrow, using part of the air force’s capabilities of seven bases belonging to this force, and under the command of Babaei base, in the general area of ​​Isfahan province.” He continued, “These maneuvers began on… Read on ->

Tags: Iran


Armenia releases new video of captured Syrian mercenary

Published 2020-11-01 18:25:03 by News Desk in Syria, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 P.M.) – On Sunday, the Armenian Ministry of Defense published a video clip documenting the interrogation of a person who was said to be a Syrian militant who was captured in the Karabakh region after he participated in the hostilities on the side of Azerbaijan. The captured man who appears in the tape said that he is called, Yousef Al-Abed Al-Hajji, who is from the village of Al-Ziyadiyah, located in the countryside of Jisr Al-Shughour of the Idlib Governorate, adding that he was born in 1988 and married with five children. The man stated that he had… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh, Syria, Turkey


Turkish media claims Azerbaijani Air Force bombed Karabakh’s presidential convoy, Armenia denies

Published 2020-11-01 18:09:21 by News Desk in Turkey, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 P.M.) – The Turkish media claimed that Azerbaijani airstrikes targeted a convoy that included the President of the Karabakh Republic, Araik Harutyunyan. Some unconfirmed reports claimed that the Azerbaijani bombing on Sunday, killed Harutyunyan, who was inside one of the military vehicles in the convoy. https://twitter.com/clashreport/status/1322890328731516929?s=20 However, the office of the President of the Republic quickly denied the validity of these allegations, stressing that the leader was not there. Speaking to Sputnik-Armenia, the spokesman for the President of the Karabakh Republic, Vagram Boghossian, stressed that Harutyunyan is still safe and continues to perform his duties. In early… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Turkey


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