This is a summary of 25 AMN articles on the following subjects: Euphrates, ISIS, Syria, Israel, Lebanon, Erdogan, Manbij, Turkey, Iran, Netanyahu, Houthi, Saudi, Yemen, Russia, Palestine, Damascus, Hasakah, Golan, China, Baltic, US, Trump, Idlib, Afrin, Aleppo.

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ISIS struggles to hold last towns in eastern Euphrates

Published 2019-01-21 23:43:59 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:20 P.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) has suffered another string of losses in the eastern Euphrates region after the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) made another big push in eastern Deir Ezzor. Backed by U.S. airstrikes, the Syrian Democratic Forces were able to assert full control over the… Read on ->

Tags: Euphrates, ISIS, Syria


Breaking: 8 Israeli warplanes spotted along Lebanese-Syrian border

Published 2019-01-21 23:19:28 by News Desk in Lebanon, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 P.M.) – Minutes ago, several Israeli warplanes were spotted near the Lebanese-Syrian border, prompting the Syrian military to raise their alert levels. According to a source in Damascus, the Syrian military spotted at least eight Israeli warplanes in the Jabal Sheikh (Mount Hermon) region of southeast Lebanon…. Read on ->

Tags: Israel, Lebanon, Syria


Turkey prepared to take Syria’s Manbij, won’t let it turn into ‘swamp’ like N. Iraq – Erdogan

Published 2019-01-21 22:58:38 by News Desk in Syria

Ankara has “almost completed” preparations for another military operation in Syria and will launch it if “promises” made by other parties about the protection of its borders are not kept, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said. Turkey still hopes that talks with the US, Russia and “other parties” will allow… Read on ->

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Tags: Erdogan, Manbij, Syria, Turkey


Alleged Iranian targets in Syria ‘heavily pounded’ – Netanyahu

Published 2019-01-21 22:49:08 by News Desk in Iran, Middleeast, Syria

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday that the Israeli Air Force had “heavily pounded Iranian targets in Syria after Iran fired a missile towards our territory.” Speaking at the opening ceremony of the new Ramon Airport in southern Israel’s Timna Valley, he claimed that his government doesn’t “allow… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Israel, Netanyahu


Houthi forces unleash two ballistic missiles on southern Saudi Arabia

Published 2019-01-21 22:35:44 by News Desk in Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:20 P.M.) – The Houthi forces fired two ballistic missiles towards southern Saudi Arabia, tonight, targeting separate military installations near the Yemeni border. According to the official media wing of the Houthi forces, their rocket battalion fired two Badr-1 ballistic missiles towards the Asir and Jizan provinces of… Read on ->

Tags: Houthi, Saudi, Yemen


Israel was in contact with Russia during last night’s attack on Damascus

Published 2019-01-21 22:23:03 by News Desk in Middleeast, Syria

Israel used the mechanism of urgent contacts with the Russian military during strikes against targets in Syria last night, Israel Defense Force spokesman Jonathan Conricus told a news briefing for foreign media on Monday. “The deconfliction mechanism in Syria is supported by both parties – Israel and Russia. It is… Read on ->

Tags: Israel, Russia, Syria


Palestinian forces in Syria undergo rigorous training directed by Russian military (video)

Published 2019-01-21 22:13:10 by Leith Aboufadel in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 P.M.) – The Palestinian-led Al-Quds Brigade has been undergoing rigorous training exercises that are being directed by the Russian military inside Syria. As shown in the short video below, the Al-Quds Brigade has been working with the Russian military to improve their combat readiness and overall training: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=109&v=k3nBTFPu8Fo… Read on ->

Tags: Palestine, Russia, Syria


Israel attacks Syria using immunity from some UN Security Council members: Damascus

Published 2019-01-21 21:49:05 by News Desk in Syria

The Syrian Foreign Ministry has notified the United Nations that the Israeli airstrikes against Syria are possible only with US support and with immunity “silently” approved by some other members of the UN Security Council, the ministry’s press service said Monday. “Such attacks are possible only thanks to the unlimited… Read on ->

Tags: Damascus, Israel, Syria


Attack on US-Kurdish convoy leaves 5 dead in Hasakah province (video)

Published 2019-01-21 21:25:09 by News Desk in Syria

A suicide car bomb attack struck a military convoy in the northeastern Syrian town of Shaddadi on Monday, and killed five members of a Kurdish-led force that was

part of a convoy with US-led coalition troops, reports say. Footage shows what appears to be the smoldering… Read on ->

Tags: Hasakah, Syria


Iran ready to ‘eliminate Israel from earth’ – air force commander

Published 2019-01-21 21:06:46 by News Desk in Iran, Middleeast, Syria

Iranian Air Force Commander Brigadier General Aziz Nasirzadeh told the Iranian news agency Young Journalists Club that “current and future generations [of air force pilots] are impatient and ready to fight against Israel and eliminate it from the Earth”. He added that Iranian student pilots are currently acquiring the necessary… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Israel, Syria


Israeli military releases video of strikes on alleged Iranian forces in Syria (video)

Published 2019-01-21 12:07:29 by News Desk in Middleeast, Syria

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The Israeli military released a video of strikes they carried out on alleged Iranian military targets inside Syria on Monday morning. What appears to be anti-air missiles can be seen being launched from the ground, as well as military vehicles. The Israeli military reported on Twitter that rockets were fired… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Israel, Syria


Houthi forces claim dozens of pro-Saudi fighters killed, wounded in new attack

Published 2019-01-21 11:59:00 by News Desk in Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:45 A.M.) – The Houthi forces announced on Monday morning that their troops had killed and wounded scores of pro-Saudi fighters inside the Al-Jawf Governorate of Yemen. According to the official media wing of the Houthi forces, their troops unleashed a heavy attack on the pro-Saudi fighters inside… Read on ->

Tags: Houthi, Saudi, Yemen


Israel claims Iran fired missile into occupied Golan Heights

Published 2019-01-21 11:42:25 by News Desk in Iran, Middleeast, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:25 A.M.) – Israel accused Iran of firing a missile into the occupied Golan Heights on Sunday after the former launched several projectiles towards Damascus. According to the spokesperson for the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), Jonathon Conricus, the Iranian attack was“not a spur-of-the-moment” response, but rather, it was… Read on ->

Tags: Golan, Iran, Israel, Syria


China warns against stirring tensions in Syria after israeli attack

Published 2019-01-21 11:22:00 by News Desk in Syria, World-News

Beijing is calling on all sides to avoid steps that could deteriorate the situation in Syria, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying told reporters on Monday commenting on an Israeli airstrike on Syria. “China has always stated that it’s important to respect and defend Syria’s sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity…. Read on ->

Tags: China, Israel, Syria


Residents of Damascus cheer in support of Syrian military after Israeli attack (video)

Published 2019-01-21 11:13:43 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 A.M.) – The residents of Damascus began cheering in support of the Syrian military last night after the Israeli Air Force launched several airstrikes outside the capital city. https://twitter.com/raedsyrian002/status/1087159294846554112 As shown in the video above, the Damascene residents begin cheering after an hour-long Israeli attack last night.

Tags: Damascus, Israel, Syria


Russian Navy escorts US destroyers that entered Baltic Sea

Published 2019-01-21 11:00:26 by News Desk in World-News

The Baltic Fleet’s corvettes escorted the US Gravely and Porters destroyers, which have entered the Baltic Sea, the Russian National Defense Management Center told reporters on Monday. “The Baltic Fleet’s forces escorted the US Navy’s guided missile destroyers Gravely and Porter, which have entered the southern part of the Baltic… Read on ->

Tags: Baltic, Russia, US


Syrian air defenses downed more than 30 Israeli missiles: Russian military

Published 2019-01-21 10:03:58 by News Desk in Middleeast, Syria

The Russian military has announced that Syrian air defences had destroyed over 30 cruise missiles and guided bombs when repelling an Israeli strike. “On 21 January 2019 from 2:11 until 2:59 Israel Defence Forces carried out three airstrikes on Syrian territory from the west, south-west and south”, Russia’s defence control… Read on ->

Tags: Israel, Syria


Watch: Syrian air defenses attempt to intercept Israeli missiles over Damascus

Published 2019-01-21 09:38:09 by News Desk in Middleeast, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:20 A.M.) – The Israeli Air Force launched their heaviest attack of the year on the Damascus countryside last night, causing several explosions that could be heard throughout the capital city. In an attempt to thwart the Israeli attack, the Syrian military activated their air defenses, which helped… Read on ->

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Tags: Damascus, Israel, Syria


Turkey is ready to move into SDF-held Manbij city: Erdogan to Trump

Published 2019-01-21 09:10:07 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

Turkey is ready to take over Manbij, a Kurdish-controlled town in Syria, “without delay,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told the US leader, denouncing a suicide blast that killed four US Americans as a provocation. In a phone call late on Sunday, Erdogan told President Donald Trump that Turkish forces… Read on ->

Tags: Erdogan, Manbij, Syria, Trump, Turkey


Israeli strikes struck 2 provinces and 10+ military sites: full report

Published 2019-01-21 09:00:36 by Leith Aboufadel in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:40 A.M.) – At approximately 1:05 A.M. (local time) last night, the Israeli Air Force unleashed their heaviest attack of the year on the Damascus countryside. According to multiple sources in Damascus, the Israeli Air Force began their attack from the Jabal Sheikh (Mount Hermon) region along the… Read on ->

Tags: Damascus, Israel, Syria


Update: Israeli missiles hammer Damascus in newest wave of strikes

Published 2019-01-21 02:03:31 by Leith Aboufadel in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:45 A.M.) – The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) unleashed a massive attack on the Damascus countryside at 1:05 A.M. (local time), tonight, hitting a number of targets in and around the town of Al-Kisweh. According to a military source, Israeli jets were first spotted over Jabal Sheikh-Golan Heights… Read on ->

Tags: Damascus, Israel, Syria


Exclusive footage from Damascus as Israeli strikes pound capital

Published 2019-01-21 01:38:55 by Leith Aboufadel in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:20 A.M.) – Al-Masdar News has captured exclusive footage from Damascus this evening that shows the Syrian air defense attempting to intercept missiles fired by the Israeli Air Force:

Tags: Damascus, Israel, Syria


Breaking: Syrian military confronts several enemy missiles above Damascus

Published 2019-01-21 01:22:26 by Leith Aboufadel in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:10 A.M.) – Minutes ago, the Syrian military activated their air defenses after several enemy missiles were seen in the western countryside of Damascus. According to a military source, several enemy missiles hit the Damascus countryside, causing powerful explosions that could be heard throughout the Syrian capital. The… Read on ->

Tags: Damascus, Israel, Syria


Russian attack destroyed jihadist HQ in southern Idlib

Published 2019-01-21 00:28:16 by Leith Aboufadel in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 A.M.) – The Russian Air Force carried out a series of airstrikes over the southern countryside of the Idlib Governorate last night. Using their Sukhoi jets from the Hmeimim Airbase in Latakia, the Russian Air Force struck the headquarters and training camp of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham in… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


[Graphic 18+] Kurdish forces carry out devastating attacks against Turkish-backed rebels, 16 killed

Published 2019-01-21 00:09:05 by Leith Aboufadel in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 A.M.) – The Kurdish-led Afrin Liberation Forces carried out several devastating attacks against a group of Turkish-backed rebels in the Afrin region of northwest Aleppo this past week. “Our forces carried out a series of operations in Afrin on January 18, 19 killing more than 16 jihadists,”… Read on ->

Tags: Afrin, Aleppo, Syria


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