This is a summary of 23 AMN articles on the following subjects: Idlib, Syria, Hama, Armenia, Golan, Russia, US, Turkey, Aleppo, Damascus, Daraa, Houthi, Saudi, Yemen, Ukraine, Euphrates, ISIS, Lebanon, Libya, Tripoli, Israel, Iran, Netanyahu.

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Jihadist rebels allegedly use chemical weapons against Syrian Army in southeast Idlib

Published 2019-02-12 23:46:50 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:30 P.M.) – A number of Syrian Arab Army (SAA) soldiers were hospitalized on Tuesday after the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham fired chemical substances towards their garrison in southeast Idlib. According to the Arab language version of Sputnik News, Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham fired chemical substances towards… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


Syrian Army mysteriously fires several flares over northern Hama (video)

Published 2019-02-12 23:23:22 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:10 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has reportedly fired several flares over the northern countryside of the Hama Governorate this evening. The pro-opposition STEP News Agency released footage of the situation over the towns of Kafr Zita and Al-Latamnah, showing the flares illuminated over the night… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Syria


Armenia may take military action in Syria if necessary: MoD

Published 2019-02-12 22:19:21 by News Desk in Middleeast, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 P.M.) – Armenia will participate militarily in Syria if necessary, Armenian Defense Minister Davit Tonoyan said Tuesday in Yerevan at a joint press conference with his Cypriot counterpart Savvas Angelidis. According to Novosti-Armenia, Tonoyan said that if the Armenian military chooses to enter the Syrian conflict, it… Read on ->

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Tags: Armenia, Syria


Syrian Army reinforces border along occupied Golan Heights

Published 2019-02-12 21:45:01 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:30 P.M.) – For the first time since their military operation in the Al-Quneitra Governorate, the Syrian Arab Army has reinforced the border of the occupied Golan Heights, a source told Al-Masdar News. According to the source, the Syrian Arab Army’s 5th Division sent reinforcements to the area… Read on ->

Tags: Golan, Syria


Russia demands immediate withdrawal of US troops from Syria

Published 2019-02-12 21:18:40 by News Desk in Syria

Moscow insists that the United States should fulfill its pledge to fully withdraw from Syria, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told reporters on Monday. “We insist that the United States should fulfill its pledge and fully withdraw from Syria,” he said. On December 19, 2018, US President Donald Trump… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Syria, US


US once again urges Turkey to abandon S-400 sale

Published 2019-02-12 20:14:28 by News Desk in Turkey

The statement comes after Ibrahim Kalin, a spokesman for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said last month that deliveries of Russian S-400 systems to Turkey are not intertwined with the possible purchase of US-manufactured Patriot anti-aircraft batteries. Washington is alarmed about the S-400 surface-to-air missiles (SAMs) deal between Moscow and Ankara, US… Read on ->

Tags: Turkey


Syrian Army, Turkish-backed rebels exchange prisoners in Aleppo

Published 2019-02-12 19:01:59 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:45 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (TFSA) exchanged prisoners in the northeastern countryside of the Aleppo Governorate on Tuesday. According to a military report, the exchange occurred near the city of Al-Bab and it was overseen by the Russian police in… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Syria


Powerful blast hits Turkish border crossing in northern Aleppo (video)

Published 2019-02-12 18:33:17 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

According to the Turkish NTV broadcaster, an explosion has hit the Syrian side of the Bab al-Salameh crossing on the Syria-Turkey border. The NTV channel reported that there are three wounded, indicating that they were taken to a hospital in Turkey for treatment. According to the CNN Turk TV channel, a car rigged with explosives… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Syria, Turkey


Before and after satellite images of Syrian air defenses near Damascus Airport

Published 2019-02-12 17:40:54 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:20 P.M.) – Russia’s Directorate 4 channel on Telegram released two satellite images this week of the Syrian air defense positions after they were struck by the Israeli Air Force on January 21st. As shown in the images below, the Syrian air defense positions around the Damascus International… Read on ->

Tags: Damascus, Syria


UN Special Envoy speaks of need for ‘new beginning’ in Syria

Published 2019-02-12 16:58:54 by News Desk in Syria

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas welcomed United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen to the Foreign Ministry in Berlin on Tuesday to discuss the situation in the Middle East. Maas says that a political process needs to include all demographic groups in Syria to achieve sustainability and continuity. Maas… Read on ->

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Tags: Syria


Over 300 former rebels join Syrian Army ranks in Daraa (video)

Published 2019-02-12 16:18:50 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 P.M.) – A large group of former rebels from the Free Syrian Army (FSA) has joined the ranks of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) after settling their cases with their local reconciliation committees. According to a new report from the Daraa Governorate, more than 300 men from… Read on ->

Tags: Daraa, Syria


Breaking: Several Houthi fighters killed in new Saudi attack

Published 2019-02-12 15:56:11 by News Desk in Gulf, Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:45 P.M.) – Several Houthi fighters were killed this afternoon when Saudi Coalition warplanes bombed their positions inside the Dhamar Governorate. According to a report from the Dhamar Governorate, the Saudi Coalition bombed a Houthi training camp in the Dawran Aness District this afternoon. The report said that the Saudi… Read on ->

Tags: Houthi, Saudi, Yemen


Syrian Army foils jihadit infiltration attempt from Idlib

Published 2019-02-12 15:41:14 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:30 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) foiled another infiltration attempt by the jihadist rebels in the southern countryside of the Idlib Governorate this week. According to a military communique from nearby Hama, the Syrian Arab Army was able to thwart an infiltration attempt by Hay’at Tahrir… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


Russia slams plans to hold US-Ukrainian drills in Black Sea

Published 2019-02-12 14:22:44 by News Desk in World-News

The Russian Foreign Ministry views Washington’s and Kiev’s plans to conduct exercises in the Black Sea as a dangerous idea, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin told reporters on Tuesday. “That’s a dangerous idea, and that’s the way we will view it. Prior to that, we will study the facts…. Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Ukraine, US


US demands ISIS handover 40 tons of gold in eastern Euphrates region: monitor

Published 2019-02-12 14:06:18 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:45 P.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) is currently on their last legs in the eastern region of the Euphrates River Valley as their recent string of losses have left them confined to a small pocket in eastern Deir Ezzor. In addition to their hundreds of fighters in… Read on ->

Tags: Euphrates, ISIS, Syria


Lebanese security forces bust terrorist cell planning new attack from Syria

Published 2019-02-12 13:49:36 by News Desk in Lebanon, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:30 P.M.) – The Lebanese state security forces busted a terrorist sleeper cell in the city of Tripoli that was in contact with militants in Syria to launch a new attack on Lebanon. According to a communique from Beirut, the Lebanese security forces busted the terrorist cell inside… Read on ->

Tags: Lebanon, Syria


Upgraded Russian Ka-52 chopper to enter service in Syria

Published 2019-02-12 13:30:25 by News Desk in Syria, World-News

Ka-52 ‘Alligator’ attack helicopters will be upgraded proceeding from the experience of their combat use in Syria, CEO of Russian Helicopters rotorcraft manufacturer Andrei Boginsky said on Monday. “They [the upgrade requirements] have been formulated on the basis of the results in Syria. We are already working on the replacement… Read on ->

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Tags: Russia, Syria


Syrian Army sends 2 divisions to Hama and Aleppo as offensive brews

Published 2019-02-12 13:16:25 by Leith Aboufadel in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) recently sent two divisions to the Hama and Aleppo governorates as reports of a new offensive continue to swirl around northwestern Syria. According to a new report from the Hama Governorate, the Syrian Arab Army deployed the 5th Corps and… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Hama, Syria


Tripoli-based forces retake largest Libyan oil field (video)

Published 2019-02-12 12:45:19 by News Desk in North-Africa

Forces loyal to the Tripoli-based government took control of the El-Sharara oil field, the largest in the country, on Sunday, according to an aide to a battalion commander. “I don’t expect any confrontations inside the oil field, as all the venues on its territory are well protected,” said Abdullah Ibrahim… Read on ->

Tags: Libya, Tripoli


Nearly 70 people killed in US airstrikes on eastern Syria

Published 2019-02-12 12:28:28 by News Desk in Syria

At least 70 civilians were killed or wounded as a result of air strikes launched by a US-led international coalition on the Syrian village of Baghuz in the south-east of the country, Syria state television reported, citing local sources. Syrian media have continually reported on the death of civilians which… Read on ->

Tags: Syria, US


Syrian Army destroys rebel hideouts in northern Hama

Published 2019-02-12 12:09:42 by Leith Aboufadel in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) carried out a heavy attack on the northern countryside of the Hama Governorate, today, targeting a number of rebel hideouts inside the buffer zone. Led by the 4th Armored Division, the Syrian Arab Army launched several surface-to-surface missiles towards a… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Syria


Israel attacks Syrian Army after Russia warns them against striking Syria

Published 2019-02-12 11:46:09 by News Desk in Middleeast, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:20 A.M.) – Over the weekend, Russian officials condemned the Israeli attacks on Syria that have become a weekly event. Leading the condemnation was the spokesperson for the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova, who said these Israeli attacks were a violation of international law and a deterrent to… Read on ->

Tags: Israel, Russia, Syria


This year’s revolution celebrations ‘would be the last’ if Iran attacks Israel – Netanyahu

Published 2019-02-12 11:17:42 by News Desk in Iran, Middleeast

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Iran that it would celebrate its Islamic Revolution for the last time if they tried to attack Israel, in a video issued from Jerusalem on Monday. “If this regime makes the awful mistake of trying to destroy Tel Aviv and Haifa, it will not… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Israel, Netanyahu


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