This is a summary of 12 AMN articles on the following subjects: Golan, Syria, Trump, Daesh, Euphrates, ISIS, Russia, Gaza, Hamas, Israeli Airstrikes, Israel, Rocket Fire, War, Palestine, Aoun, Hezbollah, Lebanon, Pompeo, Caracas, Venezuela, Netanyahu, Palmyra, US.

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Trump’s Golan Heights move brings Middle East one step closer to new war

Published 2019-03-25 22:39:24 by News Desk in Middleeast, Syria

On 25 March, US President Donald Trump signed a proclamation officially recognising the Golan Heights as Israel’s territory. Speaking to Sputnik, Turkish scholars have explained how Trump’s move may further undermine the stability of the Middle Eastern region and what risks it is fraught with. US President Donald Trump has made yet another step towards starting a conflict in the Middle East by recognising Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, Faruk Logoglu, a former deputy foreign minister and ex-Turkish ambassador to the US, told Sputnik Turkey. “Trump’s statement is a new link in the chain of his destructive steps aimed… Read on ->

Tags: Golan, Syria, Trump


Latest map update of Euphrates River Valley after Daesh’s defeat

Published 2019-03-25 22:27:21 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 P.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) suffered a devastating defeat at the hands of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the Euphrates River Valley last week. Backed by the U.S. Coalition, the Syrian Democratic Forces were able to finally crack the Islamic State’s last line of defense at the Baghouz Camp, forcing the latter to ultimately surrender their positions. While some Islamic State fighters managed to take refuge in the Baghouz Mountain, the remaining militants surrendered themselves to the Syrian Democratic Forces. Some clashes between the Syrian Democratic Forces and Islamic State are still ongoing at the… Read on ->

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Tags: Daesh, Euphrates, ISIS, Syria


Three Russian soldiers killed during month of February in Syria

Published 2019-03-25 21:56:20 by News Desk in Middleeast, Syria

Three Russian troops were killed in a gunfight with terrorists in Syria in late February, the Defense Ministry has said. A gang of 30 militants responsible for the attack has since been identified and eliminated. The Russian servicemen were returning to base in a car after a humanitarian aid delivery in the Deir ez-Zor Province when they were ambushed by a group of gunmen. “After the battle that broke out, the troops were missing in action,” the ministry said in a statement. The search for the troops, which the Syrian military also took part in, started right after their disappearance…. Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Syria


Israel Pounds The Gaza Strip With Airstrikes

Published 2019-03-25 20:55:23 by Robert Inlakesh in Middleeast, Palestine

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (9:00 P.M)- For several hours Israel has been striking the beseiged Gaza Strip, following rocket fire which hit Northern Tel Aviv.

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Israel has bombarded every major city centre in the Gaza Strip, attacking civilian infrastructure, a car insurance shop and also destroying the office of Hamas leader, Ismail Hanniyeh, in al-Rimal (Gaza City).
Al-Masdar News | AMN
Resistance factions have responded with rocket fire, as Israel continues to bombard civilian buildings in the densely populated Gaza City.
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It has been alleged that… Read on ->

Tags: Gaza, Hamas, Israeli Airstrikes


US Reportedly Give Israel Green-light For Full-Scale War On Gaza

Published 2019-03-25 14:16:18 by Robert Inlakesh in Middleeast, Palestine

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (2:25 P.M)- According to News reports, the US have given Israel a green-light to launch a full scale military operation against Gaza. Approximately 7 hours ago, a rocket was reportedly fired from the Gaza Strip, hitting a home in the North of Tel Aviv and injuring 7. Israel blamed Hamas for the rocket fire, however there has been no confirmation of who fired it. Israeli PM, Benjamin Netanyahu, was on a trip to the United States and was due to deliver a speech to the Israeli Lobby group AIPAC on Tuesday. He has announced the cancellation of this… Read on ->

Tags: Gaza, Israel, Rocket Fire, War


Breaking: Israel deploys two brigades to Gaza border

Published 2019-03-25 11:02:38 by News Desk in Middleeast, Palestine

Israel has deployed its two infantry brigades and armoured units to Gaza border, the country’s media outlets reported on Monday. The reported deployment comes after the Israeli military accused Hamas of carrying out a rocket strike from the Gaza Strip earlier this day. In a separate development on Monday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that he would cut his visit to the United States and return to Israel to take charge of a response to the attack from Gaza. “In the light of the events related to the security, I have decided to shorten my visit to the United States. In a few hours I will meet with [US President Donald] Trump and immediately return to Israel… Read on ->

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Tags: Gaza, Israel, Palestine


Lebanese President defends Hezbollah during Pompeo meeting

Published 2019-03-25 10:36:15 by News Desk in Lebanon

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:20 A.M.) – Lebanese President General Michel Aoun told U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday that Hezbollah is a Lebanese party represented in parliament and government. General Aoun told the visiting U.S. diplomat that Hezbollah’s presence in Lebanon stems from a popular base that denotes one of the main sects in the country. “Maintaining national unity and civil peace is a priority for us,” President Aoun told Secretary Pompeo during his meeting with him at the Baabda palace. Aoun also solicited US support for Lebanon to secure the repatriation of the Syrian refugees to the safe… Read on ->

Tags: Aoun, Hezbollah, Lebanon, Pompeo


Venezuelan military deploys S-300 missiles to airbase south of Caracas (PHOTO)

Published 2019-03-25 10:09:29 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:45 A.M.) – The Venezuelan military has deployed more S-300 air defense missiles to a key airbase south of Caracas, the Image Sat International reported on Sunday. According to Image Sat, the Venezuelan armed forces activated their S-300 missiles after completing their military drills in February. As shown in the photo below, Image Sat reveals through their satellite imagery the additional S-300 missiles that have been deployed to the Captain Manuel Rios Airbase in the Guarico state of Venezuela: https://twitter.com/ImageSatIntl/status/1109831650853171200 In addition to activating their S-300 missiles, the Venezuelan Armed Forces received a major boost on Sunday when… Read on ->

Tags: Caracas, Venezuela


Netanyahu vows to retaliate ‘with force’ after rocket attack

Published 2019-03-25 09:02:17 by News Desk in Middleeast, Palestine

Israel will respond with force to a rocket attack that hit a residential area north of Tel Aviv, injuring 7 people, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said after talking to top military brass. The Jewish state will “respond forcefully” against Hamas after a rocket was launched from inside Gaza into Israel, Netanyahu said, according to local media. Shortly after the attack, he talked to the IDF chief of staff, as well as the head of Intelligence, who also saw it “as a criminal act against the State of Israel.” Netanyahu said he will cut short his trip to the United States after… Read on ->

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Tags: Israel, Netanyahu, Palestine


ISIS terrorists kill several Syrian Army soldiers in new ambush

Published 2019-03-25 08:38:36 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 A.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) carried out a new ambush against a group of Syrian Arab Army (SAA) soldiers in the eastern desert of the Homs Governorate. According to a military communique from the Homs Governorate, the Islamic State carried out the ambush along the strategic Palmyra-Deir Ezzor Highway. This ambush by the Islamic State on Sunday afternoon resulted in the death of at least five Syrian Arab Army soldiers, including one officer with the rank of colonel. The military communique added that the Syrian Arab Army is now on high alert near the desert cities… Read on ->

Tags: ISIS, Palmyra, Syria


Massive US military convoy enters Syria despite claiming victory against ISIS

Published 2019-03-25 07:40:56 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 A.M.) – A large U.S. military convoy entered northeastern Syria this past weekend despite President Donald Trump’s declaration victory against the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh). According to a report from the Al-Hasakah Governorate, a U.S. military convoy consisting of more than 150 trucks entered Syria via the Simalka Crossing at the Iraqi border. The U.S. military convoy reportedly contained a large amount of weapons that were to be delivered to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). Last week, the Syrian Democratic Forces were able to take full control of the Baghouz Camp and its corresponding mountaintop after a long… Read on ->

Tags: ISIS, Syria, US


Russian Air Force and military arrives in Venezuela amid increased tensions with US

Published 2019-03-25 06:38:36 by News Desk in World-News

Two Russian air force planes landed at Venezuela’s main airport on Saturday carrying a Russian defense official and nearly 100 troops, according to media reports, amid strengthening ties between Caracas and Moscow. A flight-tracking website showed that two planes left from a Russian military airport bound for Caracas on Friday, and another flight-tracking site showed that one plane left Caracas on Sunday. That comes three months after the two nations held military exercises on Venezuelan soil that President Nicolas Maduro called a sign of strengthening relations, but which Washington criticized as Russian encroachment in the region. Reporter Javier Mayorca wrote… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Venezuela


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