This is a summary of 11 AMN articles on the following subjects: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh, Biden, Pashinyan, Daraa, Syria, Assad, Putin, Lebanon, Aleppo, Turkey, Idlib, Russia, Shushi.

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Azerbaijan plans to sue Armenia over damage to Karabakh

Published 2020-11-09 17:40:14 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:30 P.M.) – Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev announced during an interview with the BBC that Azerbaijan will sue Armenia for damage to the infrastructure in Karabakh and property of Azerbaijani citizens. “We will invite international experts to assess the damage to our infrastructure and civilians who have lost their homes and our historical heritage. After that, there will be lawsuits against the Armenian state, and we are preparing for that,” Aliyev said on Monday. For his part, the assistant to the Azerbaijani President Hikmat Hajiyev accused Armenia of “environmental terrorism” today, referring to its destruction of forests and… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh


Armenian PM calls on Biden to recognize Karabakh Republic

Published 2020-11-09 17:32:18 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:20 P.M.) – Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan called on the new U.S. President Joe Biden to take active steps to stop the fighting in Karabakh and recognize the independence of the region. “I hope that your administration will take active steps to end the war and settle the issue comprehensively, based on ensuring the security of Karabakh and its right to self-determination,” Pashinyan said in a congratulatory message sent to Biden. Pashinyan indicated that Armenia considers the role of the United States in settling the conflict in the Karabakh region very important, as it is one of… Read on ->

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Tags: Armenia, Biden, Karabakh, Pashinyan


Heavy clashes breakout in southern Syria as reconciled rebels launch attacks

Published 2020-11-09 17:24:54 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:00 P.M.) – A series of heavy clashes broke out in southern Syria on Sunday, following a security operation that was carried out by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) inside the administrative capital of Daraa. According to a field source in Daraa, the Syrian Army launched a security operation to crackdown on the jihadist sleeper cells operating inside the Al-Balad District of the administrative capital. However, not long after the Syrian Army operation was launched, a number of militant sleeper cells attacked the security forces and Air Force Intelligence units around the Dara’a Governorate. One such attack resulted… Read on ->

Tags: Daraa, Syria


Armenian drone strikes large group of Azerbaijani soldiers: video

Published 2020-11-09 16:38:21 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:30 P.M.) – The Armenian Ministry of Defense released a video on Monday that showed the Artsakh Defense Army striking a large group of soldiers from the Azerbaijani Armed Forces. According to the Armenian Ministry of Defense, the Artsakh Defense Army carried out these strikes in the Karintak area of the Karabakh region. In the video released on Monday, a drone belonging to the Artsakh Defense Army can be seen zeroing in on the Azerbaijani military’s positions before striking these forces with several bombs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISuTwtHyPrU The drone strikes by the Artsakh Defense Army come at a time when… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh


Bashar Al-Assad and Vladimir Putin hold first video meeting

Published 2020-11-09 16:13:31 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 P.M.) – On Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin held a video call with Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad. The Russian President stressed during the call that the scale of the humanitarian disaster in Syria is still large, indicating that Russia will continue to make efforts to calm the situation in Syria. Putin said: “Russia supports the holding of an international conference on refugees, and the Russian delegation will be one of the largest delegations to participate.” https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=420035528994616 Assad said during the video conference: “The bulk of the refugees want to return to Syria after the state has created… Read on ->

Tags: Assad, Putin, Syria


Gebran Bassil plans to fight US sanctions in court

Published 2020-11-09 15:47:50 by News Desk in Lebanon

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BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:30 P.M.) – The head of the Lebanese Free Patriotic Movement, Gebran Bassil, responded to the sanctions imposed on him by the American administration under the Magnitsky Act. Bassil said in a televised speech on Sunday that “I do not have any bank account or property outside Lebanon, and I will appoint a lawyer before the American judiciary to cancel the sanctions imposed on me and I will demand compensation.” He continued, “There are many differences between the Free Patriotic Movement and Hezbollah, including the existence of Israel, but Iran does not impose sanctions on us, nor does… Read on ->

Tags: Lebanon


Azerbaijan posts first video from strategic city of Shushi: geolocated sites

Published 2020-11-09 15:34:21 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:00 P.M.) – The Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense published their first video from the strategic city of Shushi, following an intense 48-hour-long battle with the Armenian forces. In the video, which is just under two minutes long, the Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense shows the areas seized from the Armenian forces, including the Shushi castle. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=So7e9mRblfY Following the release of this video, Al-Masdar geolocated some of the sites that appeared in the video to confirm what is under the control of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces. The first image is a screenshot from the YouTube video released by the Azerbaijani… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh


Azerbaijani troops flee battlefield after Armenian attack in southern Karabakh: video

Published 2020-11-09 14:48:58 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 A.M.) – The Armenian Ministry of Defense released a new video on Sunday that showed the Azerbaijani Armed Forces retreating across a mountain the southern region of Karabakh. According to the Armenian Ministry of Defense, the Azerbaijani Armed Forces retreated across the Berdzor Mountains that are located west of the strategic Shushi District in southern Karabakh. In the video posted by the Armenian Ministry of Defense, the Azerbaijani Armed Forces can be seen fleeing across this mountain, in a disorganized retreat that was caused by a counterattack from the Artsakh Defense Army. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zzCJSSFRZM On Sunday, the Azerbaijani… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh


Turkey withdraws from 3rd military post besieged by Syrian Army troops

Published 2020-11-09 10:02:44 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:45 A.M.) – The Turkish Armed Forces have begun withdrawing from another military post in northwestern Syria that is besieged by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA). According to a field source in the Aleppo Governorate, the Turkish Armed Forces have begun withdrawing from the town of Qabtan Al-Jabal, which is located west of the administrative capital. The source reported that the Turkish Armed Forces brought in several transport trucks to withdraw their troops and military equipment, while also removing their barriers around the observation post. In recent days, the Turkish forces had evacuated a number of points in… Read on ->

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Tags: Aleppo, Syria, Turkey


Syrian, Russian airstrikes on militant base killed several foreign jihadists in Idlib

Published 2020-11-09 06:40:30 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:30 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF), backed by the Russian Aerospace Forces, launched a powerful series of airstrikes on Saturday that targeted the positions of the jihadist and Turkish-backed militants inside the Idlib Governorate of northwestern Syria. According to a field source in northwestern Syria, the airstrikes targeted at least six sites in the southern countryside of Idlib, resulting in the destruction of these targets, which included a command-and-control center that belonged to the jihadist group, Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS). The source said that the total number of dead and wounded was estimated to be… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Russia, Syria


Azerbaijani Army suffers tremendous losses as Armenian forces hold strong in Shushi

Published 2020-11-09 06:15:22 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 A.M.) – The Azerbaijani Armed Forces attempted to gain the upper hand at the Shushi front on Sunday, as their troops stormed the strategic city from a number of points in order to expel the Armenian-led Artsakh Defense Army from the area. Backed by heavy artillery and attack drones, the Azerbaijani Armed Forces stormed the positions of the Artsakh Defense Army at the southwestern part of Shushi on Sunday, in a bid to crack the lines of the latter. However, despite Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev’s announcement about capturing Shushi, local sources inside the city confirmed that the… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh, Shushi


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