This is a summary of 13 AMN articles on the following subjects: Assad, Syria, UK, Turkey, Daesh, Euphrates, ISIS, Palmyra, Idlib, Saudi, Yemen, Russia, Hama, Deir_Ezzor, Guaido, Venezuela, Colombia, Maduro.

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UK official blasts Assad as ‘truly horrific man’, says no future diplomatic relations

Published 2019-02-16 19:56:42 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:40 P.M.) – U.K. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt slammed Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad in a new interview with Asharq Al-Aswat on Saturday. When asked if Assad would remain in power, Hunt responded that  “for the short-term and possibly longer.” Hunt continued that “Assad … is a truly horrific… Read on ->

Tags: Assad, Syria, UK


Turkey will not abandon S-400 deal with Russia: Erdogan

Published 2019-02-16 19:39:20 by News Desk in Turkey

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has reiterated that Ankara has no plans to renege on the purchase of S-400 surface-to-air missile systems from Russai despite the US pressure, according to Hurriyet Daily News. “We have entered into an agreement with Russia on S-400. We have no intention to abandon it…. Read on ->

Tags: Turkey


SDF troops seize Daesh’s massive weapons cache in eastern Euphrates region (video)

Published 2019-02-16 19:10:02 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:45 P.M.) – The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) seized a massive weapons cache that was abandoned by the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) in the eastern region of the Euphrates River Valley. According to the official media wing of the Syrian Democratic Forces, their troops uncovered this large weapons cache… Read on ->

Tags: Daesh, Euphrates, Syria


Syrian Army steps up operations against ISIS in central Syria

Published 2019-02-16 18:46:22 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:30 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) continued their field operations against the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) in central Syria on Saturday. Led by their 3rd and 11th divisions, the Syrian Arab Army attacked several areas with an Islamic State presence in the Badiya Al-Sham region near the… Read on ->

Tags: ISIS, Palmyra, Syria


ISIS is nearly eliminated in eastern Syria as the SDF seizes last areas

Published 2019-02-16 18:01:03 by News Desk in Syria

The remaining militants from the Daesh terrorist group* are entrenched in a small area of Baghouz, the last terrorists-held village in Syria, head of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces’ (SDF) Media Center Mustafa Bali told Sputnik on Saturday. A number of media outlets reported earlier in the day that the… Read on ->

Tags: Daesh, ISIS, Syria


Erdogan says Idlib operation with Iran, Russia is real possibility

Published 2019-02-16 17:42:31 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan does not rule out the possibility of conducting a joint operation with Russia and Iran against militants in the Syrian de-escalation zone of Idlib, Hurriyet Daily News wrote on Saturday. “Joint operations can be held at any time in line with the developments. There is… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria, Turkey


Houthi forces unleash massive missile attack on southern Saudi Arabia

Published 2019-02-16 17:23:01 by News Desk in Gulf, Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:00 P.M.) – The Houthi forces unleashed a massive missile barrage on southern Saudi Arabia, today, the Yemeni group’s official media wing said in a statement. According to the Houthi forces, their rocket battalion fired approximately ten domestically-made Zilzal-1 missiles towards the Qyis Mountains in Saudi Arabia’s Jizan… Read on ->

Tags: Saudi, Yemen


Russia sucessfully tests nuclear-powered cruise missile

Published 2019-02-16 17:04:09 by News Desk in World-News

The tests of the compact nuclear power unit for cruise missile Burevestnik have successfully completed in Russia, a source in the missile producing industry told TASS. “A major stage of trials of the cruise missile of the Burevestnik complex, the tests of the nuclear power unit, were successfully completed at… Read on ->

Tags: Russia


Breaking: Islamist rebels attack strategic city in northern Hama

Published 2019-02-16 16:55:26 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:30 P.M.) – For the second time in the last 24 hours, the Islamist rebels have targeted a Syrian government stronghold inside the northern part of the Hama Governorate. According to a military report from the Hama Governorate, the Islamist rebels of Jaysh Al-Izza launched several rockets and… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Syria


Civilians flee last IS enclave in Deir ez-Zor (video)

Published 2019-02-16 16:29:28 by News Desk in Syria

Footage filmed in the surroundings of the Syrian eastern village of Baghouz on Friday showed a number of civilians fleeing the last enclave of the so-called Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL). The village in the eastern Deir ez-Zor region has been subjected to an offensive by the US-backed Syrian Democratic… Read on ->

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Tags: Deir_Ezzor, ISIS, Syria


Guaido gives Venezuelan Army 2 weeks to join him

Published 2019-02-16 11:22:11 by News Desk in World-News

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido gave the Armed Forces a two-week deadline to back his effort to become interim-president at an oil industry forum in Caracas on Friday. “February 23 is coming, gentlemen from the Armed Forces. It is a very important date for the Venezuelan society not only because… Read on ->

Tags: Guaido, Venezuela


Breaking: Maduro orders army to defend Colombian border from ‘US provocation’

Published 2019-02-16 02:52:16 by News Desk in World-News

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has ordered the military to come up with a plan for a permanent deployment of forces to the border with Colombia to avert “provocations” he accused the US of masterminding. [Colombian President Ivan] Duque has plans against Venezuela supported by the US government,” the embattled Venezuelan leader… Read on ->

Tags: Colombia, Maduro, Venezuela


Syrian Army not given green light on Idlib offensive

Published 2019-02-16 00:19:39 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:45 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) was not given the green light to launch their much desired Idlib offensive, despite repeated demands by Damascus to their Russian allies, a source told Al-Masdar News on Friday. According to the source in Damascus, the Syrian military was hoping to… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


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