This is a summary of 13 AMN articles on the following subjects: France, Paris, Aleppo, Gaziantep, Syria, Turkey, Germany, Russia, Homs, ISIS, Anning, Australia, Christchurch, New_Zealand, Guaido, Venezuela, Kaliningrad, Gaza, Hamas, Israel, Deir_Ezzor, Baghouz.

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Stones and tear gas fly as Paris Yellow Vests demo turns violent (VIDEO)

Published 2019-03-16 22:35:05 by News Desk in World-News

Police deployed tear gas and water cannon in Paris on Saturday, as Yellow Vests protesters hit the streets for the 18th straight week. The demonstration comes on the final day of the three-month nationwide events organised by French President Emmanuel Macron named the ‘Grand Debate.’

The ‘Yellow Vest’ movement, one of the largest French demonstrations in recent history, has marched every Saturday since November 2018. It started as a protest against a proposed fuel tax, but has since evolved into a wider anti-government movement.     Credit: Ruptly

Tags: France, Paris

Turkey and Russia prepare to reopen most important highway in northern Syria

Published 2019-03-16 22:15:24 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:40 P.M.) – Turkey and Russia are in the process of reopening an imperative highway that links the cities of Aleppo, Syria and Gaziantep, Turkey. According to a government source that spoke on the condition of anonymity, the Russian and Turkish armed forces are working to restore access to the Aleppo-Gaziantep Highway as the situation along the border begins to calm down. The source said Turkish and Russian armed forces met earlier this week to discuss logistics and map out a plan to install checkpoints from Kilis to Aleppo city. He would add that the Turkish and Russian… Read on ->

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Tags: Aleppo, Gaziantep, Syria, Turkey

Anti-Assad protesters clash with police during demonstration in Berlin (VIDEO)

Published 2019-03-16 20:52:08 by News Desk in Syria

Protesters clashed with police in Berlin on Saturday, after a demonstration against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad turned chaotic. Police detained several protesters who broke through a police cordon that was guarding counter-demonstrators near the Russian embassy.

Around 250 people joined the march in the German capital, marking the eighth anniversary of the Syrian uprising under the pouring rain, waving banners and shouting slogans like ‘Assad must go,’ and ‘Out with Putin,’ among others. Cities such as Damascus and Homs experienced major civil unrest, starting on 15 March 2011 and coming to an end by late July…. Read on ->

Tags: Germany, Syria

Russia destroyed most ruthless terrorist organization during Syria operation: commander

Published 2019-03-16 18:50:36 by News Desk in Syria

During the counterterrorism operation in Syria, the Russian military has destroyed the most ruthless system in the history of human civilization – the Islamic State terrorist group (outlawed in Russia), Russian Central Military District Commander Alexander Lapin stated, who was repeatedly stationed in Syria. “While doing our duty far away from Russia, we have destroyed the most hateful machine in the history of civilization. We all have studied medieval history, the history of fascism, what they did in concentration camps, the torture and the atrocities they came up with,” he said. “I would say that the IS may even be… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Syria

Syria’s S-300 systems nearly ready for service: source

Published 2019-03-16 17:56:54 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:30 P.M.) – The Syrian military’s S-300 systems are nearly ready for service, a source in Damascus told Al-Masdar News on Saturday. According to the source, the S-300 systems are installed in western Hama but the Syrian military is still undergoing training exercises to properly use the air defense missiles. The source added that the S-300 systems will be concentrated in western Syria, as they were installed by their Russian advisers near the key city of Masyaf. The Russian Federation delivered the S-300 system to Syria on October 1st, 2018; this move by Moscow came in response to… Read on ->

Tags: Syria

US to provide $5 million to White Helmets to continue services: State Dept.

Published 2019-03-16 17:19:21 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:00 P.M.) – The U.S. administration, at the direction of President Donald Trump, will be providing an addition $5 million to the White Helmets in Syria, the State Department announced on Friday. “At the direction of the President, subject to congressional approval, the United States intends to provide $5 million for the continuation of the vital, life-saving operations of the White Helmets in Syria and in support of the UN’s International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism (IIIM) which is charged with assisting the investigation and prosecution of persons responsible for the most serious crimes under International Law committed in… Read on ->

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Tags: Syria

ISIS carries out new ambush behind Syrian Army lines

Published 2019-03-16 17:00:58 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:40 P.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) carried out a new ambush behind the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) lines on Saturday, killing four people in the process. According to a military source in Damascus, an Islamic State sleeper cell snuck into the Sawannah area in eastern Homs this morning, where they would later attack the civilians inside this region. The source said the Islamic State killed four civilians and then fled back into the desert in order to evade capture by the Syrian Arab Army. The Islamic State has been carrying out these attacks for several months now,… Read on ->

Tags: Homs, ISIS, Syria

WATCH: Moment Australian senator is egged after blaming Muslim immigration on NZ mosque attacks

Published 2019-03-16 16:39:26 by News Desk in Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 P.M.) – Australian Senator Fraser Anning was the recipient of an egg to his head during an interview in Melbourne on Saturday. Anning came under heavy criticism following his statement blaming “Muslim immigration” for the terrorist attacks on the Christchurch mosques yesterday. “I am utterly opposed to any form of violence within our community, and I totally condemn the actions of the gunman,” Anning said. “However, whilst this kind of violent vigilantism can never be justified, what it highlights is the growing fear within our community, both in Australia and New Zealand of the increasing Muslim… Read on ->

Tags: Anning, Australia, Christchurch, New_Zealand

Russian pranksters REVEAL details of phone call with Juan Guaido

Published 2019-03-16 14:21:54 by News Desk in World-News

Last week, Vovan and Lexus, the Russian telephone pranksters known for their trolling of politicians from around the world, struck again, releasing audio of their conversations with US special representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams where, posing as Swiss President Ueli Maurer, they got him to reveal important details on the US-backed effort to overthrow the Latin America’s country’s legitimate government. Now, Sputnik has learned that along with Abrams, the pranksters also managed to prank Guaido himself. This, it turns out, explains last month’s diplomatic faux pass by Guaido, who claimed to have spoken to Maurer about freezing Venezuelan government accounts, while the president’s office denied that such a conversation ever took place. Vladimir ‘Vovan’ Kuznetsov and Alexei ‘Lexus’ Stoliarov told Sputnik… Read on ->

Tags: Guaido, Venezuela

S-400 Triumph missile system deployed in Kaliningrad region (video)

Published 2019-03-16 14:00:35 by News Desk in World-News

The new anti-aircraft missile system S-400 Triumph assumed combat duty in the Kaliningrad region on Friday. According to the press department of the Baltic Fleet, the anti-aircraft missile system of the new S-400 generation assumed the duty to protect the country’s western air borders. The anti-aircraft missile regiment held a military parade before the new S-400 entered its first combat duty.

Commander of the first anti-missile battalion Vitaly Semerenko said that previously, “used to be a S300 anti-aircraft missile system at this position, which is a bit older and had fewer opportunities in terms of target… Read on ->

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Tags: Kaliningrad, Russia

Israeli TV says Hamas ‘accidentally’ launched rockets at Tel Aviv

Published 2019-03-16 13:32:42 by News Desk in Middleeast, Palestine

The launch of two rockets from the Gaza Strip prompted Israel to launch a massive airstrike in retaliation Thursday evening. The Israel Defense Forces seem to agree with the assessment, while the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank doubts the Israeli TV report. The two rockets that were fired from the Gaza Strip towards Tel Aviv and almost started a war were launched by “accident,” Israel’s Channel 13 reported Friday. According to the report, the launch happened after low-level Hamas operatives “messed with” the rocket launcher, which was set up to fire at Tel Aviv in case of a future conflict. The Jerusalem Post reports that the rockets… Read on ->

Tags: Gaza, Hamas, Israel

Russian soldier killed in ISIS ambush in eastern Deir Ezzor

Published 2019-03-16 13:10:21 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:55 P.M.) – A Russian soldier was killed this week when a group of Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) terrorists ambushed the Syrian military in eastern Deir Ezzor. According to a report from Deir Ezzor, the Syrian military was ambushed by the Islamic State group while they were moving through the Al-Mayadeen Desert on February 23rd. As a result of this ambush by the Islamic State, a 35-year-old Russian soldier, Sakhroub Kremov, was killed alongside several other Syrian Arab Army (SAA) personnel in this pasrt of the Deir Ezzor Governorate. The name of the Russian soldier was released this week… Read on ->

Tags: Deir_Ezzor, ISIS, Russia, Syria

ISIS falls apart in last enclave as SDF troops capture half of Baghouz

Published 2019-03-16 12:45:26 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:20 P.M.) – The Islamic State’s (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) last stand in eastern Deir Ezzor is nearing its end after several months of fighting the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). According to a new report from eastern Syria, the Syrian Democratic Forces scored a huge advance in the last 24 hours, seizing at least half of the Baghouz Camp from the Islamic State terrorists. Furthermore, the Syrian Democratic Forces also managed to eliminate a large number of Islamic State fighters that were holed up at the northern end of the Baghouz Camp. The Syrian Democratic Forces reportedly killed more than 150… Read on ->

Tags: Baghouz, ISIS, Syria

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