This is a summary of 9 AMN articles on the following subjects: Syria, Trump, Turkey, US, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Euphrates, Russia, Idlib, Raqqa, SDF, Ansarallah, Taiz, Yemen, Aleppo.

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Trump confirms US troops withdrawal, says it’s time to leave Syria

Published 2019-10-07 18:17:03 by News Desk in Syria

US President Donald Trump has commented on the situation in northern Syria, where they plan to create a safe zone in order to prevent new clashes between Turkish forces and US-backed militants from the SDF. He stressed that the US has destroyed the Daesh* terrorist group in the region, adding that his country shouldn’t have involved itself deeper in local conflicts. According to the American president, the US military should fight only where it is in the country’s interest, “and only fight to win”. The statement comes as Turkey prepares to clear Kurdish-led militants from Syrian territories east of the… Read on ->

Tags: Syria, Trump


Breaking: US forces allegedly withdraw from Turkish border

Published 2019-10-07 09:41:26 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:30 A.M.) – The U.S. Coalition forces have allegedly withdrawn from the Turkish border with Syria, the Sputnik News Agency reported, citing the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). The Kurdish-led forces also noted that U.S. forces began withdrawing from the border after not meeting “their commitments”. The SDF also stated they “won’t hesitate for a moment” in defending themselves against Turkey. According to the Syrian Democratic Forces, this Turkish military operation will cause a resurgence of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS, Daesh) in the regions they control. The U.S. Armed Forces have not responded to these latest allegations; however, if… Read on ->

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Tags: Syria, Turkey, US


Israel to begin new air defense project focused on cruise missile attack from Iraq: media

Published 2019-10-07 09:25:49 by News Desk in Iran, Iraq, Middleeast

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 A.M.) – Israel will begin a new air defense project that will concentrate on the potential threats posed by Iran from Iraq, the Arabic-language version of the Sputnik News Agency reported on Monday, citing Israeli media. Sputnik reported that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced during a cabinet meeting on Sunday that a new air defense project was in the works to protect Israel in case of a cruise missile attack from Iraq. “The defense project will focus on dealing with cruise missiles, and will require new billions of shekels for the Israeli Ministry of Security,” Netanyahu… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Iraq, Israel


Russian Special Forces open new Euphrates crossing between SDF, SAA lines: photos

Published 2019-10-07 09:09:09 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 A.M.) – The Russian Special Forces opened a new crossing in the Euphrates River Valley amid reports of an imminent Turkish military operation in this region. According to reports, the Russian Special Forces opened the crossing between the lines of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the Deir Ezzor Governorate. As shown in the photos released by the KTB media channel, the Russian Special Forces can be seen observing the construction of the new crossing in the Euphrates River Valley region.

Tags: Euphrates, Russia, Syria


US will not support Turkey’s invasion of northern Syria: White House

Published 2019-10-07 08:34:39 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

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The United States will not support Turkey in its operation in Northern Syria, the White House announced after phone talks between US President Donald Trump and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan. “Today, President Donald J. Trump spoke with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey by telephone. Turkey will soon be moving forward with its long-planned operation into Northern Syria. The United States Armed Forces will not support or be involved in the operation, and United States forces, having defeated the ISIS territorial ‘Caliphate,’ will no longer be in the immediate area,” the White House statement says. According to Turkish… Read on ->

Tags: Syria, Turkey, US


Over 30 foreign jihadists killed in joint Syrian-Russian operation in Idlib

Published 2019-10-07 08:15:29 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:45 A.M.) – The Syrian and Russian air forces carried out a strategic attack on two Hurras Al-Deen bases in the eastern countryside of the Idlib Governorate on Sunday. These airstrikes by the Russian and Syrian air forces reportedly destroyed the terrorist bases in the eastern Idlib towns of Agher and Ballisa, resulting in the death of many jihadist combatants, mostly foreign militants. While pro-opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) placed the death toll at nine, with six of the casualties being Hurras Al-Deen terrorists, the Syrian military’s numbers were less conservative. According to the Syrian military,… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Russia, Syria


Turkish Army preps for potential invasion of northern Syria as military deploys weapons to border: PHOTO

Published 2019-10-07 07:18:36 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 A.M.) – The Turkish Army has made preparations for a potential invasion of northern Syria amid reports of new reinforcements and weapons being delivered to the southern border region. According to new reports from northern Syria, the Turkish Army has deployed T-55 and M-110A artillery guns to the border area just north of the Syrian town of Tal Abyad in the Al-Raqqa Governorate. While Turkey has repeatedly threatened to launch a cross-border invasion of northern Syria, this appears to be the second time in the last year that they have made these kind of preparations for a… Read on ->

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Tags: Raqqa, SDF, Syria, Turkey


Ansarallah forces kill several Sudanese soldiers in devastating attack in western Yemen

Published 2019-10-07 06:58:20 by News Desk in Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:40 A.M.) – The Ansarallah forces carried out a devastating attack against a group of Sudanese soldiers that were deployed to the western countryside of Yemen’s Ta’iz Governorate. A statement from the official media wing of the Ansarallah Movement on Monday said that their forces carried out a direct missile attack on a Sudanese military gathering in the Al-Waziya District of the Ta’iz Governorate. The spokesperson for the Ansarallah Movement added that this missile attack resulted in the death of several Sudanese soldiers. On May 8th, 2018, the pro-government forces took control of the Waziya Junction after a… Read on ->

Tags: Ansarallah, Taiz, Yemen


Jihadist rebels allegedly attacked by cruise missiles in southwest Aleppo

Published 2019-10-07 06:28:11 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 A.M.) – The jihadist rebel forces in the southwestern countryside of the Aleppo Governorate Sunday alleged that their forces had come under attack by unknown cruise missiles. The claims read that a loud explosion hit the ICARDA Farms area of southwest Aleppo when unknown cruise missiles struck the jihadist defenses. The ICARDA Farms in southwest Aleppo are currently under the control of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and their militant allies. These claims came shortly after the Russian Air Force carried out a strategic attack on the Hurras Al-Deen jihadists inside the Idlib Governorate. The aforementioned attack resulted in… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Syria


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