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This is a summary of 25 AMN articles on the following subjects: Kurds, Syria, Turkey, Raqqa, Iran, Damascus, Israel, Russia, Zakharova, Lebanon, Libya, Hamas, Palestine, Hmeimim, Idlib, US, Hama, Iraq, ISIS, Jordan, Golan, UN, Afrin, Latakia.

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Turkish Army launches new attack against Kurdish forces in northern Syria

Published 2019-01-23 17:31:27 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

According to Turkey’s Defence Ministry, Turkish troops have opened fire at the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) for the second time since 18 January, in response to the latter’s fire from the city of Tell Rifaat. The members of the Turkish Armed Forces, deployed in the Euphrates Shield Operation, have shot 5… Read on ->

Tags: Kurds, Syria, Turkey


Breaking: Fierce clashes breakout between US-backed forces and Arab tribe in west Raqqa

Published 2019-01-23 17:03:17 by Leith Aboufadel in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:45 P.M.) – Fierce clashes broke out between members of the Abu Khamis tribe and U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) this afternoon following the death of a 40-year-old resident of Al-Mansoura. According to local reports, members of the Syrian Democratic Forces opened fire on Hamdan Al-Zein after he… Read on ->

Tags: Raqqa, Syria


Iran plans to carry out new satellite launch desptite US warnings

Published 2019-01-23 16:16:28 by News Desk in Iran

Tehran is planning to carry out a new satellite launch in the near future, IRNA reported on Wednesday, citing Iranian Defense Minister Brig. Gen. Amir Hatami, just one week after the country failed to launch its Payam satellite into orbit. Following a cabinet session, Hatami confirmed to reporters that the… Read on ->

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Tags: Iran


Syrian Army seizes huge weapons cache in rural Damascus (photos)

Published 2019-01-23 16:07:06 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) seized a massive weapons cache on Wednesday that was left behind by the Islamist rebels in the Damascus countryside. According to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), the military seized a large quantity of missiles, light and medium weapons, more than… Read on ->

Tags: Damascus, Syria


Israel must stop ‘arbitrary strikes’ in Syria – Zakharova

Published 2019-01-23 15:48:44 by News Desk in Middleeast, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:40 P.M.) – The spokesperson for the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said on Wednesday that Israel must halt their “arbitrary strikes” in Syria, as it violates international law. “The practice of arbitrary strikes on the territory of a sovereign state, in this case, we are talking about… Read on ->

Tags: Israel, Russia, Syria, Zakharova


Libya demands apology from Lebanon over flag incident

Published 2019-01-23 15:37:07 by News Desk in Lebanon, North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:20 P.M.) – A Libyan Army general told the Saudi Okaz newspaper on Tuesday that his nation demands an apology from Lebanon after supporters of the Amal Movement replaced the Libyan flag at its embassy with their own last week. According to the publication, Libyan army spokesman General… Read on ->

Tags: Lebanon, Libya


Lebanese Army says suspected Mossad agent behind attempted assassination

Published 2019-01-23 15:17:18 by News Desk in Lebanon, Middleeast, Palestine

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:00 P.M.) – The Lebanese Army said in a communique on Tuesday that their forces had arrested a suspected Mossad agent over the attempted assassination of a Hamas official, Mohammad Hamdan, in the port city of Saida (var. Sidon). According to the Lebanese Army, “one of the main perpetrators… Read on ->

Tags: Hamas, Israel, Lebanon, Palestine


Russia warns situation in Idlib is serious threat to Hmeimim Airbase

Published 2019-01-23 14:58:17 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:45 P.M.) – The spokesperson for the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said on Wednesday morning that the current situation in the Idlib province is cause for concern, as its instability is a threat to Russia’s Hmeimim Airbase in neighboring Latakia. “The current situation around Idlib is of serious concern…. Read on ->

Tags: Hmeimim, Idlib, Syria


US Congress votes to sanction anyone who does business with Syria

Published 2019-01-23 14:44:36 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:30 P.M.) – The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously adopted a bill this week that would sanction anyone who does business with the Syrian government. According to the bill, the U.S. President will sanction anyone who does business with or provides financing to the Syrian government, including the Syrian intelligence… Read on ->

Tags: Syria, US


Syrian Army kills foreign jihadist commander in southern Idlib

Published 2019-01-23 14:32:15 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:15 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) recently killed a high-ranking foreign jihadist commander in the southern countryside of the Idlib Governorate. According to Sputnik Arabic, the Syrian Arab Army killed the leader of the terrorist group “Ajnad al-Kavkaz” (Soldiers of the Caucasus) during a fierce battle… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


US developing capacity to create intermediate, shorter-range missiles: Russia

Published 2019-01-23 14:16:29 by News Desk in World-News

The US military-industrial complex for a long time has been developing a capacity to create intermediate and shorter-range missiles, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Wednesday at a joint briefing of the Foreign and Defense Ministries, dedicated to Russia’s 9M729 missile. “It is no secret that research and… Read on ->

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Tags: Russia, US


Syrian Army kills several Turkish-backed rebels in new northern Hama attack

Published 2019-01-23 14:01:24 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:40 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) carried out a new assault against the Turkish-backed rebels that are currently active inside the designated demilitarized zone in the northern countryside of the Hama Governorate today. According to a military communique from Hama, the Syrian Arab Army unleashed a… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Syria


Iraqi forces eliminate 43 ISIS terrorists along Syrian border

Published 2019-01-23 13:33:54 by News Desk in Iraq, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:20 P.M.) – The Iraqi-led Hashd Al-Sha’abi forces foiled a border infiltration attempt by the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) terror organization this morning, the Iraqi News online publication reported. Citing the commander of Hashd Al-Sha’abi in western Anbar, Qassem Mosleh, Iraqi News reported that at least 43 members of… Read on ->

Tags: Iraq, ISIS, Syria


Saad Hariri’s brother allegedly in Syria to meet with Assad

Published 2019-01-23 13:21:41 by News Desk in Lebanon

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:10 P.M.) – The brother Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri is allegedly in Syria and preparing to meet with Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, the Lebanon Debate publication reported on Wednesday. According to the publication, Bahaa Hariri traveled to Damascus with an old friend of his father; they are… Read on ->

Tags: Lebanon, Syria


Jordan appoints new charge d’affaires at its embassy in Damascus

Published 2019-01-23 13:03:07 by News Desk in Middleeast, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:45 P.M.) – The Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates announced on Tuesday that Amman decided to appoint a Jordanian diplomat at the rank of Chargé d’affaires at the Jordanian Embassy in Damascus. Jordanian News Agency Petra quoted the Ministry’s Spokesman Sufyan Salman al-Qudah as saying: “The… Read on ->

Tags: Jordan, Syria


Syria to begin using S-300 defense system in March: report

Published 2019-01-23 12:48:57 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:30 P.M.) – The Syrian military will begin using the Russian-made S-300 air defense system in March, the Russia-based Kommersant publication reported on Monday. According to Kommersant, the Syrian military is completing their training exercises with the S-300 and are not ready to use them in combat. A… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Syria


Syria slams Israel at UN over occupation of Golan Heights

Published 2019-01-23 12:19:12 by News Desk in Middleeast, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P..) – Syria’s Ambassador to the United Nations Bashar Al-Jaafari slammed Israel in a statement on Tuesday, claiming that they were repeatedly violating international law. “Isn’t time now for the UN Security Council to stop the Israeli repeated aggressions on the Syrian Arab Republic territories,” al-Jaafari said… Read on ->

Tags: Golan, Syria, UN


Syrian Army kills hundreds of jihadists in southern Idlib – Russian general

Published 2019-01-23 11:51:40 by News Desk in Syria

Two militant groups of the terrorist organization Jabhat al-Nusra (outlawed in Russia) with a total number of up to 400 people attacked Syria’s forces in the Idlib de-escalation zone, head of the Russian Reconciliation Center for the Opposing Sides in Syria (part of the Defense Ministry) Lieutenant General Sergei Solomatin… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria

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Pink Floyd front man helps reunite children abducted by ISIS with their mother

Published 2019-01-23 11:41:10 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:20 A.M.) – The lead singer of Pink Floyd, Roger Waters, helped reunite two children with their mother after they were abducted by their father and taken to Syria in 2014. According to The Telegraph, Waters flew the mother, Felicia Perkins-Ferreira, from Trinidad and Tobago to Iraqi Kurdistan… Read on ->

Tags: ISIS, Syria


Breaking: Massive explosion rocks Afrin after bomb explodes near rebel base

Published 2019-01-23 10:51:43 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 A.M.) – A powerful explosion ripped through the heart of Afrin city after a bomb was detonated in front of a rebel base this morning. According to local reports, a bomb was detonated in front of the Turkish-backed Ahrar Sharqiyah base in Afrin, causing a massive explosion that… Read on ->

Tags: Afrin, Syria


New satellite images reveal level of destruction in Syria after Israeli attack

Published 2019-01-23 10:31:02 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 A.M.) – The Image Satellite International company released several photos showing the level of destruction in Damascus and Al-Sweida that was caused by the Israeli Air Force on Sunday. In the first photo released, Image Satellite International shows the destruction of a weapons warehouse, a radar site,… Read on ->

Tags: Damascus, Israel, Syria


Syria threatens retaliatory strike on Tel Aviv Airport

Published 2019-01-23 02:42:59 by News Desk in Middleeast, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:20 A.M.) – The Permanent Representative of the Syrian Arab Republic to the United Nations Bashar Al-Ja’afari said in a statement on Tuesday that it was time that the United Nations Security Council “took action to stop constant Israeli attacks on Syrian territories.” According to Al-Ja’afari, Israel had repeatedly violated international law… Read on ->

Tags: Israel, Syria


Jihadists suffer heavy casualties in failed attack against Syrian Army

Published 2019-01-23 00:42:28 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:30 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) thwarted a big attack by the jihadist rebels in the southern countryside of the Idlib province on Tuesday, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced. According to the Russian Ministry’s statement, the Syrian Arab Army was able to kill a large… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


Breaking: Syrian military on high alert as Israeli warplanes return to border

Published 2019-01-23 00:24:59 by News Desk in Middleeast, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 A.M.) – The Syrian military has been placed on high alert this evening after Israeli warplanes were spotted along the Lebanon-Syria border. According to a military source in Damascus, Israeli warplanes were once again spotted along the Lebanon-Syria border at night, prompting the Syrian military to prepare… Read on ->

Tags: Israel, Syria


Car bomb kills one in Latakia – reports

Published 2019-01-23 00:05:15 by News Desk in Syria

A car bomb explosion in the coastal city of Latakia has killed one and wounded at least 14 on Tuesday, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported. Footage shows civilians and security forces standing around what appears to be the remains of a burnt car, the alleged Suzuki implied in… Read on ->

Tags: Latakia, Syria


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