This is a summary of 11 AMN articles on the following subjects: Iran, Israel, Syria, Erdogan, Turkey, Afrin, Aleppo, Saudi, Yemen, Assange, Ecuador, NATO, Russia, US, Venezuela, France, Hama, Idlib, Pompeo, Golan.

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Iran inches closer to Israel, plans to build naval port in Syria: report

Published 2019-04-05 22:46:19 by News Desk in Iran, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:10 P.M.) – The Islamic Republic of Iran was allegedly invited by the Russian Federation to setup a fortified base at the Hmeimim Airport and another in the port-city of Tartous, professor Sami Moubayed, a prominent Syrian historian, wrote in the Asia Times on Friday. According to Moubayed, the Russian tenure at the Hmeimim Airport is open-ended, with many of the neighborhoods near the installation have already been leased by Iran. This may cause a problem for the Russians because the Iranian presence near their airport may encourage the jihadist rebels to attack the area. Furthermore, an Iranian… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Israel, Syria


Erdogan says Turkey´s election was lesson to the world on democracy

Published 2019-04-05 21:45:31 by News Desk in Turkey

The high turnout for Turkey’s municipal elections on Sunday is a lesson in democracy for the whole world, the country’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated. “The municipal elections have been completed… This is a lesson in democracy for the whole world, and attempts by the West to interfere in our internal affairs are unacceptable”, Erdogan told journalists. He also said that the Turkish Supreme Electoral Council had yet to complete the legal process for considering complaints or announce the final results. “The People’s Alliance [the political bloc the ruling Justice and Development Party is part of] received 53.3 percent of… Read on ->

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Tags: Erdogan, Turkey


Kurdish forces inflict heavy damage on Turkish-backed rebel defenses (VIDEO)

Published 2019-04-05 18:24:56 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:10 P.M.) – The Kurdish-led Afrin Liberation Forces continued their operations against the Turkish-backed rebels this week, striking a number of sites under the control of the latter in northern Aleppo. Among the first attacks carried out this week was the Afrin Liberation Forces´ missile stirke on a Free Syrian Army (FSA) bulldozer near the town of Azaz in northern Aleppo. Video footage of the attack was released by the Afrin Liberation Forces; it shows their troops firing an anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) towards an FSA bulldozer near Azaz: The Afrin Liberation Forces also issued a statement on… Read on ->

Tags: Afrin, Aleppo, Syria


Houthi forces wipe out 3 Saudi Coalition tanks in new attack (VIDEO)

Published 2019-04-05 16:28:30 by News Desk in Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 P.M.) The Houthi forces carried out a powerful series of attacks against the Saudi-led Coalition in the Dhale Governorate of southern Yemen recently. Using anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM), the Houthi forces were able to inflict heavy damage on the Saudi Coalition forces at the Mares front. According to the official media wing of the Houthi forces, their troops managed to destroy three enemy tanks and one armored vehicle during their powerful assault in Dhale. Video below was released by the official media wing of the Houthi forces; it shows the Yemeni group firing anti-tank guided missiles at… Read on ->

Tags: Saudi, Yemen


Wikileaks: Assange to be expelled from Ecuadorian embassy within hours or days

Published 2019-04-05 15:19:51 by News Desk in World-News

WikiLeaks warned Thursday that founder Julian Assange could be expelled from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London within “hours to days” by Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno, citing “a high level source within the Ecuadorian state.” The source further noted that Quito already has an agreement with the UK for the arrest, according to a Thursday tweet by WikiLeaks. ​Moreno blames Assange for recent allegations of corruption within his administration, accusing WikiLeaks of intercepting his phone calls and private conversations, and he insinuated Wednesday during comments to the Ecuadorian Radio Broadcaster’s Association that Assange had played a role in the circulation of… Read on ->

Tags: Assange, Ecuador

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NATO should confront ’emerging threats’ from Russia and China in Venezuela: Pompeo

Published 2019-04-05 11:00:28 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:40 A.M.) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday that the NATO forces should come together to confront the “emerging threats” posed by the Russian military and China in Venezuela. READ MORE: US threatens to counter Russia over military deployment Venezuela “We must adapt our alliance to confront emerging threats … whether that’s Russian aggression, uncontrolled migration, cyberattacks, threats to energy security, Chinese strategic competition, including technology and 5G, and many other issues,” Pompeo said. Pompeo issued the warning during a meeting of the NATO foreign ministers in Washington on Thursday as they celebrated the… Read on ->

Tags: NATO, Russia, US, Venezuela


French military to allegedly withdraw from Syrian-Iraqi border: Bas News

Published 2019-04-05 10:34:58 by News Desk in Iraq, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:10 A.M.) – The French Armed Forces will be withdrawing from the border of Iraq and Syria, the French Army Spokesperson Patrick Steiger allegedly said on Thursday, as reported by Bas News. According to the Bas News report, Steiger told reporters on Thursday that the war against the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) has ended in both Iraq and Syria. He allegedly followed up this comment by saying the French artillery units, which were stationed on the border, will be pulled out of Syria and Iraq in the near future. However, despite these claims, Al-Masdar News was unable to verify… Read on ->

Tags: France, Syria


Jihadist group kills several Syrian soldiers in northern Hama

Published 2019-04-05 10:02:52 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:45 A.M.) – A jihadist group carried out a powerful attack against a Syrian Arab Army (SAA) unit that was deployed at the northern Hama front on Thursday. Led by Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham, the jihadist fighters fired an anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) on Thursday towards a Tiger Forces unit that was positioned at the small town of Al-Hawa in northern Hama. According to a military report, the jihadist rebels managed to score a direct hit on the Syrian Army troops, resulting in the death of at least four soldiers, including a field commander from the Tiger Forces. In… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Idlib, Syria


Syria allegedly activated S-300 system during Israeli attack on Aleppo

Published 2019-04-05 09:06:54 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:40 A.M.) – The Syrian military allegedly activated their S-300 air defense system during the Israeli attack on Aleppo last week, the Militaryarms.RU publication claimed, citing Debka File as their source. “On the night of March 27th, the Israeli Air Force launched an airstrike on targets in the suburbs of Syria’s Aleppo using F-35 fighters. The Syrian air defense system and, in particular, the Russian-developed air defense missile systems were unable to fix their approach, and even more so, to down the air targets,” the report said.  Read More: Israeli F-35 jets bombed Aleppo after flying through 2 Arab countries: report “Based… Read on ->

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Tags: Aleppo, Israel, Syria


US warns Turkey that military action in Syria will have ‘devastating’ consequences

Published 2019-04-05 07:54:14 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

Amid the continuing standoff in Syria over US withdrawal and Turkish desire to carry the fight to US-allied Kurdish militias in the country, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned Ankara in no uncertain terms that if Turkish forces took unilateral military action in Syria, it would have “devastating” consequences. Pompeo met his counterpart, Turkish Foreign Minister Melvut Cavusoglu, on Wednesday in Washington, DC, who called the meeting “constructive.” The two nations are at odds over Washington’s recent attempts to bar Ankara from the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program after Turkey purchased S-400 anti-air missile systems from Russia. “Secretary Pompeo expressed support for ongoing negotiations regarding northeast Syria, while… Read on ->

Tags: Pompeo, Syria, Turkey, US


Syria will retake the Golan Heights by any means necessary: FM

Published 2019-04-05 00:18:14 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 .M.) – Syria’s Deputy Foreign Minister Walid al–Moallem stated during a press conference with his Venezuelan counterpart Jorge Arreaza on Thursday that the occupied Golan Heights is Syrian, stressing that his country will retake it by any means necessary. Moallem said U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights has only isolated them in the region, adding “our right in the occupied Syrian Golan is firm and can’t be disclaimed by time lapse and every inch of the occupied Syrian territories will be liberated.” “Syria will liberate the occupied Golan by all… Read on ->

Tags: Golan, Israel, Syria


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