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Turkish warplanes spotted over southern Aleppo

Published 2019-04-01 21:20:20 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:50 P.M.) – Two Turkish warplanes were spotted flying over the southern countryside of the Aleppo Governorate earlier today, a new report read. According to the report, the two Turkish warplanes were escorting a military convoy that entered northwestern Syria earlier in the day. Once the Turkish military reached the southern Aleppo town of Tal Al-‘Eis, the two warplanes returned to their country’s airspace in order to avoid any potential conflict with the Syrian Armed Forces. The Turkish military has recently increased its presence in northwestern Syria, sending a number of reinforcements to their observation posts in the… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Syria, Turkey


Pakistani military once again rejects India’s claim of downing an F-16 over Kashmir

Published 2019-04-01 20:52:54 by News Desk in World-News

The media wing of Pakistan’s Armed Forces reiterated on Monday that it did not lose an F-16 during the 27 February dogfight with Indian warplanes, adding that Pakistani forces shot down two Indian jets. “The event of 27 Feb is part of history now. No Pakistani F16 was hit by Indian Air Force. As regard PAF action for strikes across LOC [Line of Control] it was done by JF17 from within Pakistan airspace. Later when 2 Indian jets crossed LOC they were shot down by PAF,” the Inter-Services Public Relations stated in a press release. Furthermore, referencing India’s repeated allegations that the use of F-16 fighters in the clash was illegal, the military suggested that “whether it was F16 or… Read on ->

Tags: India, Kashmir, Pakistan


Sydney man pleads with Australian gov’t to return home from Syria

Published 2019-04-01 14:37:16 by News Desk in Middleeast, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:20 P.M.) – A Sydney man is pleading to the Australian government to allow him to return home with his wife and three children after spending several years living in the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) occupied areas of Syria. Mohammed Noor Masri, 26, told the Australian media on Sunday that he’s prepared to face a lengthy jail sentence in Australia for his “mistake” but wants his pregnant wife, who is also Australian, and their three young children, brought out of Syria. Masri surrendered himself to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) last month after the latter besieged the Baghouz Camp… Read on ->

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Tags: Australia, Syria


‘Who are these yankees?’ Soccer legend Maradona blasts US meddling in Venezuela

Published 2019-04-01 13:56:48 by News Desk in World-News

Diego ‘The Golden Boy’ Maradona has taken a brief timeout from his role as manager of Mexico’s Dorados de Sinaloa football club to dedicate the team’s Sunday night victory to his friend Nicolas Maduro and the Venezuelan people. “I want to dedicate this victory to Nicolas Maduro and to all Venezuelans who are suffering,” Maradona said, speaking to reporters after Sunday’s game, in which the Dorados trounced Tampico Madero 3-2. “The sheriffs of the world, who are those Yankees? Just because they have the biggest bombs in the world they think they are so much more advanced than us. No, they are not,” Maradona stressed. “We don’t buy that ‘chirolita’ they have as president,” the… Read on ->

Tags: Maradona, US, Venezuela


Houthi forces inflict heavy casualties within Saudi Coalition ranks

Published 2019-04-01 13:24:01 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:00 P.M.) – The Houthi forces laid a new ambush against a large number of Saudi Coalition and Yemeni National Army soldiers on Monday. Using roadside bombs, the Houthi forces were able to inflict heavy casualties within the ranks of the Saudi Coalition and Yemeni National Army. According to the Houthi forces’ official media wing, their troops carried out the ambush in the contested Sudays region of Saudi Arabia’s Najran province. This attack by the Houthi forces comes just hours after the Saudi Coalition carried out several airstrikes over the northern provinces of Yemen. With a fragile ceasefire… Read on ->

Tags: Houthi, Najran, Saudi, Yemen


Where are the Iranian and Russian troops in northwest Syria?

Published 2019-04-01 13:02:13 by News Desk in Iran, Middleeast, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:20 P.M.) – The Russian and Iranian armed forces have played an integral role in the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) battlefield success’ throughout this eight-year-long war. Using their plethora of military advisors, the Russian and Iranian armed forces have been deeply embedded with the Syrian Army along several fronts, including the Idlib, Hama, Aleppo, and Latakia provinces. With the deployment of their armed forces, there have been several claims about where the Russian and Iranian troops are currently deployed in northwestern Syria. The Russian military presence in northwestern Syria has been ongoing since early October 2015, while the… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Hama, Idlib, Iran, Russia, Syria, Turkey


US drone strike kills 3 high-ranking Al-Qaeda commanders in Yemen

Published 2019-04-01 12:30:12 by News Desk in Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:20 P.M.) – A U.S. predator drone killed three high-ranking commanders belonging to the Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) group that is currently operating in Yemen. According to reports, the U.S. drone strike killed the following Al-Qaeda commanders: Abu Ammar Al-Hadrami, Abu Abdullah Al-Monzari, and Abu Al-Fahtani. The U.S. drone attack reportedly took place inside Yemen’s Al-Sawma’ah District, which is located in the southern part of the country. The Al-Sawma’ah District is located in the eastern countryside of the Al-Bayda Governorate; it currently has a large presence of Al-Qaeda fighters. Over the last few months, there have… Read on ->

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Tags: US, Yemen


Indian Air Force MiG-27 fighter jet crashes near Pakistan border

Published 2019-04-01 11:58:20 by News Desk in World-News

According to the ANI news agency, a MiG-27 aircraft of the Indian Air Force has crashed near Sirohi in the western state of Rajasthan, with the pilot managing to eject safely. The Indian Air Force has confirmed the crash, saying that the aircraft experienced engine problems. The aircraft was on a routine mission from the Utarlai Air Force base when it crashed, with no further details being available. https://twitter.com/ANI/status/1112254289219604480 This comes just three weeks after another Indian Air Force MiG-21 fighter aircraft crashed in Rajasthan. The site of the crash is around 150 kilometers from the Pakistan border. While the IAF is on the high alert due to ongoing tensions with Pakistan, it is likely that… Read on ->

Tags: India, Pakistan


Complete map and battle report of the Syrian War: April 2019

Published 2019-04-01 11:36:50 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:10 A.M.) – March 2019 marked the eighth anniversary of the Syrian War and while the Syrian government has managed to retake most of the country, the conflict still remains far from over. Northern Syria The majority of the fighting in Syria has now been shifted to the northern provinces of Idlib, Hama, and Aleppo. While the month started out relatively calm in comparison to February, it would end with the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Jaysh Al-Izza/Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham traded constant attacks along the Hama-Idlib axis. The month of March also saw the first time this year… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Deir_Ezzor, Golan, Homs, Idlib, Syria


Mass protest against Trump’s Golan Heights decision held outside Arab League Summit

Published 2019-04-01 10:42:25 by News Desk in Middleeast, North-Africa, Syria

Hundreds of protesters took to Tunis’ Habib Bourguiba Street on Sunday to condemn internal efforts at normalising relations with Israel as the city hosts the 30th Arab League Summit. Protesters carried banners reading “no normalisation deals on Tunisian territory” and “liberation of Palestine is the duty of the nation” as security forces blocked them from gaining access to streets close to the summit’s venue. Several parties and political figures have been trying to normalise relations with Israel, a country often shunned by the Arab world over its role in occupying Palestine. This year’s Summit brings together high level officials from… Read on ->

Tags: Arab_League, Syria, Tunisia


Turkish Army attacks Kurdish-led YPG forces in northern Aleppo

Published 2019-04-01 10:22:05 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 A.M.) – The Turkish Army carried out a powerful attack against the Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG) in the northern countryside of the Aleppo Governorate on Sunday. Using heavy artillery, the Turkish Army repeatedly pounded the YPG’s positions at the town of Shewarga, which is close to the lines of the Free Syrian Army (FSA). The Turkish Army’s attack on the YPG’s positions in northern Aleppo came just days after the Afrin Liberation Forces killed several members of the Free Syrian Army in the Afrin region. Despite Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s repeated threats to expel the YPG from… Read on ->

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Tags: Syria, Turkey, YPG


Pakistan has won the ‘fifth-generation war’ against India: ex-general

Published 2019-04-01 10:00:27 by News Desk in World-News

Former Indian corps commander Syed Ata Hasnain has admitted that Islamabad had defeated New Delhi in hybrid war. “They [India] should learn from Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR),[the Pakistan military’s media wing], how to fight a “fifth-generation war”, Hasnain, a former Lieutenant General,  told a British think tank. According to him, the ISPR had proved that media remains a highly effective tool in hybrid war, including the information conflict, in which Pakistan “showed great professional skills”. Hasnain claimed that it’s impossible to win a traditional war on a battlefield in modern times, and that it took “even the United States” 18 years to realise the fact. His remarks came a few days after the… Read on ->

Tags: India, Pakistan


ISIS ambushes Syrian Army troops in Deir Ezzor, several soldiers missing

Published 2019-04-01 09:32:49 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:10 A.M.) – A group of Syrian Arab Army (SAA) soldiers have gone missing in the desert region near the town of Haribshah in southwestern Deir Ezzor, a military source told Al-Masdar News on Sunday. According to the source, the Syrian Arab Army soldiers went missing after a group of Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) fighters ambushed them along the road near Haribshah on Sunday morning. The soldiers were reported missing after some of their comrades were forced to abandon their positions along the road. When reinforcements arrived at the scene, the soldiers that were left behind were nowhere to… Read on ->

Tags: Deir_Ezzor, ISIS, Syria


Meet the new mini version of the F-35 stealth jet

Published 2019-04-01 09:07:52 by News Desk in World-News

All of which means that a UCAV will only be as good as its AI. Yet the Achilles heel of autonomous robots is that they have difficulty coping with unexpected situations, which is pretty much the definition of warfare. What’s not to like about a robot wingman? There’s a lot of buzz about the first flight of an unmanned U.S. Air Force drone, designed to accompany manned combat aircraft into battle, that many believe will herald a new age of aerial warfare. Looking at a photo of the XQ-58A Valkyrie, and it’s easy to believe that something has changed. Today’s… Read on ->

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