This is a summary of 15 AMN articles on the following subjects: ISIS, SDF, Syria, Aleppo, Russia, Germany, Guaido, Maduro, Venezuela, Idlib, Houthi, Saudi, Yemen, India, Pakistan, HTS, US, Ankara, Erdogan, Gaza, Israeli Airstrikes, Palestinian Child Killed.

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Over 500 ISIS fighters surrender to SDF troops in past 24 hours

Published 2019-03-07 23:43:43 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:30 P.M.) – A large number of Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) fighters surrendered themselves to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) over the last 24 hours, a new report from eastern Syria read. According to the report, over 500 Islamic State fighters turned surrendered to the Syrian Democratic Forces near the Baghouz Camp in eastern Deir Ezzor. In addition to the ISIS fighters that surrendered, at least 16 civilians were reportedly freed by the SDF on Thursday. Among the 16 civilians freed by the SDF on Thursday, two were Yazidi women and their four children. With nowhere to retreat, the… Read on ->

Tags: ISIS, SDF, Syria


Breaking: Jihadist rebels attack airport in southern Aleppo for first time this year

Published 2019-03-07 23:09:28 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:45 P.M.) – For the first time this year, the jihadist rebels have attacked an airport in the southern countryside of the Aleppo Governorate. According to a military report from Aleppo, the jihadist rebels fired several Grad missiles at the Nayrab Airport in the southern part of the governorate. The report said the missiles hit the airport and the nearby town of Al-Malikiyah, resulting in the death of at least two civilians and the hospitalization of seven others. In response to the jihadist attack, the Syrian Arab Army began shelling the former’s positions at the Rashidden 1 area,… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Syria


Russian warship armed with cruise missiles enters the Atlantic

Published 2019-03-07 22:35:11 by News Desk in World-News

The Russian Northern Fleet’s missile frigate Admiral Gorshkov will enter the Atlantic Ocean on Friday after passing through the English Channel, Fleet spokesman Vadim Serga told journalists on Thursday. “Today, a group of the Northern Fleet’s ship and support vessels comprising the frigate Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Gorshkov, the multifunctional logistics vessel Elbrus and the rescue tug Nikolai Chiker has passed through the narrowest part of the English Channel, the Strait of Dover. Tomorrow, the naval group will complete its transit of the English Channel and will enter the Atlantic Ocean,” the spokesman said. In their… Read on ->

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Tags: Russia


Maduro has no right to expel German ambassador – Guaido

Published 2019-03-07 21:55:50 by News Desk in World-News

Venezuela opposition leader Juan Guaido criticised the government’s decision to expel the German ambassador to the country, in a speech to the National Assembly on Wednesday. “They are threatening an important country in Europe who are offering humanitarian support to Venezuela,” he said of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s government. Guaido, who declared himself interim president railed against what he termed “usurpers” in high office. “They don’t have any legal status to declare anyone persona non grata. Everybody in Venezuela know who’s non grata here.” German Ambassador Daniel Kriener was among the diplomats who helped Guaido return to Venezuela on Monday… Read on ->

Tags: Germany, Guaido, Maduro, Venezuela


Syrian Air Force responds to jihadist threats with massive assault

Published 2019-03-07 21:33:56 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:10 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) sent a message to Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham this evening after the latter threatened to launch new attacks on the government-held areas in northwestern Syria. The Syrian Air Force began their assault by heavily bombarding Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham’s positions near the towns of Saraqib and Khan Sheikhoun in rural Idlib. Following the attacks on the jihadist positions in the aforementioned towns, the Syrian Air Force shifted their attention to Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham’s defenses near Khan Al-Sabil. These airstrikes by the Syrian Air Force were conducted in conjunction with the Syrian… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


[Graphic 18+] Houthi attack kills 20+ Saudi Coalition fighters

Published 2019-03-07 20:51:45 by News Desk in Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:30 P.M.)- The Houthi forces recently carried out a deadly attack along the Yemeni border that resulted in the death of several pro-government troops and Saudi soldiers. According to the official media wing of the Houthi forces, their artillery units hammered the Saudi Coalition’s positions at a mountaintop located along the Yemeni border this week. The Houthi forces said in their communique that the attack resulted in the destruction of three enemy vehicles and the death of over 20 pro-government troops and four Saudi soldiers. Below is the graphic footage from the Houthi attack on the Saudi Coalition’s… Read on ->

Tags: Houthi, Saudi, Yemen


Satellite image shows Indian Air Force missed target in Pakistan: reports

Published 2019-03-07 20:21:18 by News Desk in World-News

High-resolution satellite images cast doubt on India’s claims that it flattened a militant training camp inside Pakistan, Reuters reported on Wednesday. According to images produced by the US-based company Planet Labs, which operates a commercial satellite network, the structures belonging to the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terror group appeared to have suffered no visible damage after India’s reported air raid. Satellite data analysis is said to have revealed no signs of a militant camp but a madrasa (religious school) allegedly affiliated with JeM. Reuters reporters have found no evidence of damaged infrastructure or casualties at the site; unnamed Western diplomats were quoted as saying that there was a military camp there a few years ago, but it had… Read on ->

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Tags: India, Pakistan


HTS arrests key ISIS commander in northwestern Syria

Published 2019-03-07 20:05:35 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:45 P.M.) – Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham announced on Wednesday that their security forces had arrested one of the most important Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) commanders in northwest Syria. According to Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham’s official media wing, their security forces arrested the Islamic State commander Abu Khattab Kafrnaboudeh during a raid on the terrorist group’s sleeper cell in southern Idlib. The ISIS commander was allegedly arrested inside a hideout that was filled with explosives and assault rifles. Despite both being anti-government and jihadist groups, Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and ISIS are sworn enemies that have engaged in several battles against one… Read on ->

Tags: HTS, ISIS, Syria


Pakistani Navy allegedly foils Indian submarine’s attempt to infiltrate territorial waters (video)

Published 2019-03-07 19:43:33 by News Desk in World-News

The Pakistan Navy has released a video claiming that an Indian submarine had tried to enter Pakistani waters on 3 March and was pushed back. The latest development comes after an increase in tensions between the two nuclear-armed nations. The Pakistan Navy (PN) on Tuesday claimed it foiled an attempt by an Indian submarine to enter Pakistani waters. https://twitter.com/omar_quraishi/status/1102839030822195200 “The Pakistan Navy used its specialized skills to ward off the submarine, successfully keeping it from entering Pakistani waters”, a statement from a Pakistan Navy spokesperson reads. According to the statement, the fact that an Indian submarine laden with advanced technology was detected by the Pakistan Navy is… Read on ->

Tags: India, Pakistan


Breaking: Syrian Air Force launches heavy attack on jihadist positions in Idlib

Published 2019-03-07 19:31:57 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 P.M.) – Minutes ago, the Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) unleashed a heavy assault across the southern and eastern regions of the Idlib Governorate. According to a military source in nearby Hama, the Syrian Air Force heavily targeted Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham’s positions near Khan Sheikhoun (southern Idlib) and Saraqib (eastern Idlib). Following their airstrikes, the Syrian military launched a barrage of missiles towards Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham’s positions near the southern Idlib towns of Khan Sheikhoun, Ma’arat Al-Nu’man, and Deir Sharqi. Syrian Army artillery units then targeted Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham’s defenses at the border-town of Bdama near Turkey’s… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


US suspected of deploying avenger drones to Syria for mystery missions

Published 2019-03-07 18:16:22 by News Desk in Syria

Earlier, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps claimed to have hacked into over half a dozen US drones flying over Syria and Iraq in recent years. “A certain government agency” has been flying missions in Syria using the Q-11, a variant of the General Atomics Avenger drone also known as the Predator C, The Drive has reported, citing statements by the drone’s manufacturer. “We know for a fact that a handful of Avengers are flying under some classified umbrella for a certain government agency and that they have been active in the Middle East, and Syria, in particular,” the outlet alleged. The Drive speculates that the Air Force, or some other US… Read on ->

Tags: Syria, US


Jihadist group vows to launch several big attacks against the Syrian military in Idlib (video)

Published 2019-03-07 18:01:08 by News Desk in Syria

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BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:40 P.M.) – Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham published a statement on Wednesday in which they vowed to launch more attacks against the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and their Russian allies in the Idlib and Hama governorates. According to the jihadist group’s spokesperson Abu Khaled Al-Shami, Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham will be launching more attacks against the Syrian Arab Army and Russian military in the coming days, adding that these strikes will be conducted in retaliation for the recent airstrikes on southern Idlib. Earlier this week, the Syrian and Russian air forces unleashed a heavy barrage of airstrikes over the southern… Read on ->

Tags: HTS, Idlib, Syria


‘We are not slaves’ – Erdogan says Ankara free to buy Russian S400s

Published 2019-03-07 17:43:33 by News Desk in Turkey

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his country was well within its rights to start the “co-production of [missile systems] S400s, maybe S500s.” He made the remarks in Ankara on Wednesday. “Now we have a deal with Russia. We will start co-production of S400s, maybe S500s,” stated the Turkish leader. Erdogan went on to query why Turkey was being questioned about its missile deal with Moscow. US General Curtis Scaparrotti told the Senate Armed Services Committee earlier this week that he didn’t recommend the delivery of F-35 jets to Turkey if Ankara continues with the S400 deal. “Those who are… Read on ->

Tags: Ankara, Erdogan


Russian Su-27 fighter jet stalks US reconnaissance aircraft — MoD

Published 2019-03-07 17:02:13 by News Desk in World-News

Russia’s Su-27 fighter jet has intercepted a US RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft above the Baltic Sea, the Russian Defense Ministry’s press service said on Thursday. The US aircraft was detected while flying above the neutral waters of the Baltic Sea, approaching Russia’s borders. “In order to intercept the target, a Su-27 fighter jet of the on-duty air defense forces was scrambled,” the ministry said. The Russian fighter jet approached the US aircraft at a safe distance and “unidentified it as an RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft.” Russian fighter jets regularly perform missions above the Baltic Sea to escort foreign military aircraft trying to… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, US


Israel Airstrikes Gaza and Kills 15 Year Old

Published 2019-03-07 02:13:18 by Robert Inlakesh in Middleeast, Palestine

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (2:00 A.M)- The Gaza Strip is under attack by Israeli warplanes following the murder of a 15 year old child. Late Wednesday night, Israeli forces killed 15 year old, Said Abu Zaid, injuring 4 others who were taking part in night time demonstrations in Gaza’s East. Following the Israeli attack upon the night protestors, sirens went off in Ashkelon, sparking outrage amongst Israeli citizens. No armed faction claimed the alleged rocket fired, however a public statement was made by Hamas, stating that Israeli aggression wouldn’t be tolerated. Israel has so far reportedly bombed four locations in Khan Yunis… Read on ->

Tags: Gaza, Israeli Airstrikes, Palestinian Child Killed


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