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This is a summary of 11 AMN articles on the following subjects: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh, Erdogan, Turkey, Iran, Idlib, Syria, Russia, Israel, Cyprus, US.

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Azerbaijan claims commander of Armenian military unit killed in Karabakh

Published 2020-11-03 20:51:38 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:40 P.M.) – On Tuesday, the Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense announced the killing of the commander of an armored battalion of the Artsakh Defense Army (ADA). According to a statement by the Office of the Press of the Ministry of Defense, their forces targeted the Armenian troops with anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM), inflicting a number of casualties within the ranks of the latter. The Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense then claimed that the Artsakh Defense Army commander, Nelson Hakopianian, was killed by their forces. On Tuesday, the Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense announced the destruction of a tactical helicopter of… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh


Video footage shows aftermath of Armenian attack on Azerbaijani special forces

Published 2020-11-03 20:16:52 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:10 P.M.) – The Armenian Ministry of Defense released a brief statement on Tuesday that said the Artsakh Defense Army (ADA) managed to inflict heavy losses in the ranks of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces, who tried to attack their positions in southeastern Karabakh. According to the Press Secretary of the Armenian Ministry of Defense, Shushan Stepanyan, the Artsakh Defense Army “unleashed hell on the terrorists and special forces of Azerbaijan in the southeast direction in the section of the villages of Sheher – Red Bazar – Tagavard.” In addition to repelling this attack, the Armenian Ministry of Defense… Read on ->

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Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh


Erdogan has ‘brought shame’ to Turkey: ex-minister

Published 2020-11-03 20:06:39 by News Desk in Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:50 P.M.) – Ali Babacan, head of the Turkish Democracy and Progress Party, said President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has “brought shame” to Turkey. The former finance minister considered that Erdogan’s foreign interventions had led to the isolation of the country from its regional environment and the growing hostility with its neighbors. According to the Mena Monitor online publication, Babacan said in a speech on Monday, during a regional conference of his party in the city of Gaziantep: “Imagine that you are sitting in a place where there are 200 neighbors, and then you say that all of them… Read on ->

Tags: Erdogan, Turkey


Iranian jet drops new smart bomb during military maneuver: video

Published 2020-11-03 18:52:37 by News Desk in Iran

The Iranian Air Force (IAF) kicked off its annual two-day ‘Defenders of the Sky’ drills on Monday, with the exercises, taking place in the central Iranian province of Isfahan, featuring planes operating from seven separate air bases, and an array of fighter jets, bombers, drones, reconnaissance aircraft, transports and tankers. An Iranian Air Force F-4 Phantom II fighter-bomber have fired off Qassed smart bomb at a moving ground target during the second day of the Defenders of the Sky exercise in Isfahan region, with footage of the drills appearing online. In addition to the Qassed (lit. ‘Messenger’), classified as a… Read on ->

Tags: Iran


New video of Armenian forces ‘face to face’ with Azerbaijani army

Published 2020-11-03 16:33:12 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:20 P.M.) – The Bars Media released a new documentary this week that showed the ongoing Karabakh conflict from the perspective of the Artsakh Defense Army (ADA). In the documentary, the Artsakh Defense Army can be seen monitoring the movements of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces, as they push towards their positions in the Karabakh region. Following the up close footage of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces, the Artsakh Defense Army’s soldiers discuss their previous engagements in battle. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIOz_pRkk-o

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh


Azerbaijani airstrikes destroy arms depot in Karabakh: video

Published 2020-11-03 16:09:39 by News Desk in World-News

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BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 P.M.) – The Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense released a new video on Tuesday, titled “Another Enemy Ammunition Depot was Destroyed”, showing their attack on an arms depot in the Karabakh region. “Another enemy ammunition depot destroyed Today, as a result of measures taken by our units, two more ammunition depots of the Armenian armed forces near Khankendi were destroyed,” the Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense said. They would release a video along with the statement, which showed their aircraft zeroing in on the target before they would destroy the arms depot. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68FmAf0kjzw

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh


Jihadists surround another base belonging to Turkish-backed forces in Syria

Published 2020-11-03 15:55:25 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:40 P.M.) – For the second time in the last four days, the jihadist rebels have surrounded a base belonging to a Turkish-backed militant group in northwestern Syria. According to reports from the Idlib Governorate on Tuesday, the jihadist group, Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS), surrounded the base of the Turkish-backed Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham fighters in Deir Sonbol, as they demanded the latter pledge allegiance to their faction. The location of the base is in the southern countryside of the Idlib Governorate; this is not far from the front-lines with the Syrian Arab Army (SAA). This move by Hay’at… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


Russia warns militants in Idlib preparing new provocation using drones

Published 2020-11-03 15:35:39 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:20 P.M.) – The Russian Center for Reconciliation in Syria announced that the militants are preparing to carry out an attack using a drone to accuse Russia and the Syrian authorities of launching raids on civilians in Idlib. The deputy head of the Russian Center, Marine Major General Alexander Greenkiewicz, said in a statement on Monday that the center “received new information about terrorist groups’ plans to accuse the Syrian government forces and the Russian Aerospace Forces of artillery and air strikes on centers for eligibility on lands under the control of illegal armed formations in Idlib de-escalation… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Russia, Syria


Armenian forces ‘unleashed hell’ on Azerbaijani special forces in southeast Karabakh: MoD

Published 2020-11-03 15:22:55 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:00 P.M.) – The Armenian Ministry of Defense released a brief statement on Tuesday that said the Artsakh Defense Army (ADA) managed to inflict heavy losses in the ranks of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces, who tried to attack their positions in southeastern Karabakh. According to the Press Secretary of the Armenian Ministry of Defense, Shushan Stepanyan, the Artsakh Defense Army “unleashed hell on the terrorists and special forces of Azerbaijan in the southeast direction in the section of the villages of Sheher – Red Bazar – Tagavard.” https://twitter.com/ShStepanyan/status/1323574095716429824?s=20 In addition to repelling this attack, the Armenian Ministry of… Read on ->

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Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh


Israel should send its humanitarian aid to mercenaries instead of Armenia: Pashinyan

Published 2020-11-03 14:57:45 by News Desk in Middleeast, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:40 P.M.) – Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan held a zoom interview with the Jerusalem Post on Monday to discuss the ongoing conflict with Azerbaijan in the Karabakh region. Pashiniyan called on Israel to reconsider sending its humanitarian aid to Yerevan and instead send it to “mercenaries in Karabakh”, who, he said are being armed by Tel Aviv. “Humanitarian aid by a country that is selling weapons to mercenaries, which they are using to strike a civilian peaceful population? I propose that Israel send that aid to the mercenaries and to the terrorists as the logical continuation of… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Israel


US pressures Cyprus to stop allowing Russian warships to use its ports

Published 2020-11-03 14:39:20 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:30 P.M.) – The U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Political and Military Affairs, Clark Cooper, said this week that his country is unhappy with Cyprus for continuing to allow Russian warships to enter its ports. “I confirmed separately that Cyprus has not yet taken the necessary steps to prevent ships of the Russian fleet from entering its ports. These and other steps are definitely necessary … We want the Republic of Cyprus to move in this direction,” Cooper said in a statement. The State Department official pointed out that such a step “will allow Cyprus to expand… Read on ->

Tags: Cyprus, Russia, US


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