This is a summary of 15 AMN articles on the following subjects: Lebanon, Chile, Idlib, Russia, Syria, Baghdadi, SDF, Turkey, US, Hasakah, Aleppo, Putin, Qamishli, Iran, IRGC.

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Lebanese Army arrests several protesters after attacks on military personnel

Published 2019-11-15 23:26:11 by News Desk in Lebanon

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 P.M.) – The Lebanese Army arrested several protesters on Friday after their forces came under attack in a number of cities inside the country. “While the army forces were carrying out their tasks opening roads in different Lebanese regions, some protesters attempted to attack and address them with provocative statements,” a military communique said on Friday, as reported by the National News Agency. Consequently, a number of the soldiers sustained various bruises and injuries, which led to the arrest of 20 assailants who were later referred for further probing. Meanwhile, nine of the protesters that were apprehended… Read on ->

Tags: Lebanon


Chilean protesters use lasers against police choppers: video

Published 2019-11-15 23:10:49 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 P.M.) – Chilean protesters used lasers recently in an attempt to distract police choppers from zeroing in on their demonstrations. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIi0FXi6ecA

Tags: Chile


Russian airstrikes intensify over Idlib as Syrian Army troops prepare next attack

Published 2019-11-15 22:50:45 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:40 P.M.) – The Russian Air Force intensified their airstrikes over the Idlib Governorate Friday, as their allies from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) prepare to launch a new attack in the southeastern part of this region. According to a military source in the nearby Hama Governorate, the Russian Air Force launched several airstrikes over southern Idlib on Friday, hitting a number of targets belonging to Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and the National Liberation Front. The source specified that many of the Russian airstrikes targeted HTS and NLF sites inside the towns of Rakaya, Hass, and Kafr Nabl. In… Read on ->

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Tags: Idlib, Russia, Syria


Russia insists they are unable to confirm Baghdadi’s death

Published 2019-11-15 21:23:08 by News Desk in Syria

Russia is unable to confirm the death of Islamic State (IS terrorist group, outlawed in Russia) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, director of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service Sergei Naryshkin said in response to a TASS question on Friday. “We have no information or genetic samples that would prove this conclusively,” he said. On October 27, US President Donald Trump said that al-Baghdadi had been killed during a special operation in Syria’s Idlib Governorate. He thanked Russia, Iraq, Syria and Turkey for their assistance. Meanwhile, the Russian Defense Ministry said it had no reliable information on al-Baghdadi’s death. The international community… Read on ->

Tags: Baghdadi, Syria


Russian military lands at former US airbase in northern Aleppo: video

Published 2019-11-15 20:50:23 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:30 P.M.) – The Russian military has taken control of a former U.S. airbase near the city of Kobane in northern Syria this week. According to reports, the Russian military took control of the Sarrin Airbase, which was recently abandoned by the U.S. Armed Forces earlier in the week. “At the moment, sappers are watching and looking through each building, if there are any explosive substances left, and in general, if there are any surprises for us here,” said Damir, senior inspector of the military police. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AU8jD17sjkU According to the Russian MoD, the facility will be used to… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Syria


SDF troops launch counter-offensive to retake lost territory in northeast Syria

Published 2019-11-15 20:44:18 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:10 P.M.) – The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have launched a counter-offensive in northeastern Syria today as they look to retake the areas they lost to the Turkish-backed militants. According to early reports, the Syrian Democratic Forces launched their attack from the town of Qassimiyah in a bid to retake the town of Arishah and its surrounding points, which were captured by the Turkish-backed militants on Friday. A source near the front-lines said the Turkish-backed militants have managed to foil the first two attacks in the area; however, the Syrian Democratic Forces are now preparing another big assault… Read on ->

Tags: SDF, Syria


Russian airstrike destroys militant base in southern Idlib: video

Published 2019-11-15 20:10:05 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 P.M.) – The Russian Air Force carried out a powerful attack over the Idlib Governorate, as their warplanes targeted one of the bases belonging to the Turkish-backed National Liberation Front (NLF) in the town of Hass. https://youtu.be/4KwgZIeVPN4

Tags: Idlib, Syria


US, Turkey begin assessing impact of S-400 on F-35

Published 2019-11-15 19:58:16 by News Desk in Turkey

Spokesman for the Turkish president, Ibrahim Kalin, said that Turkish and American officials have started working on resolving the S-400 issue, which has been spoiling US-Turkish relations since December 2017, TRT Haber reported. Specifically, they will be evaluating the impact that the Russian air defence systems could have on the US-made F-35 jets, the aide added. Kalin further said that the option of Turkey discarding the already acquired S-400s is “out of question”, but noted that the Russian system will not be integrated into the NATO defence grid – something that numerous experts have warned against or deemed practically impossible… Read on ->

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Tags: Turkey, US


Turkish-backed forces seize new areas in northeastern Syria

Published 2019-11-15 19:49:36 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:30 P.M.) – The Turkish-backed forces scored a new advance in northeastern Syria on Friday, as their troops managed to capture some areas north of Tal Tamr in the Al-Hasakah Governorate. According to reports from this front, the Turkish-backed militants, led by Faylaq Al-Rahman, captured the town of Al-Arishah after storming the Syrian Democratic Forces’ (SDF) positions in this rural area. The capture of Arishah by the Turkish-backed “Syrian National Army” (SNA) comes just days after they lost some ground west of Tal Tamr. The Syrian Democratic Forces will likely launch a counter-offensive to retake this town in… Read on ->

Tags: Hasakah, Syria, Turkey


Russian troops take over former US base in northern Aleppo: video

Published 2019-11-15 09:18:25 by News Desk in Syria

Russian broadcaster Zvezda has published footage of Russian troops securing a former US military base in Syria, near the city of Aleppo. The video shows Mi-35M helicopters arriving at the airfield and officers from the Russian Military Police arriving at the abandoned military base, Sirrin in Syria– one of the biggest US military outposts in the war-torn country. There are signs that US forces had to leave the facility in a hurry, leaving food and personal items at the base. Russian troops also discovered barracks and a gym, used by American servicemen. The base will now become a distribution centre for humanitarian aid, a… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Syria


Russia completed its mission in Syria: Putin

Published 2019-11-15 09:05:02 by News Desk in Syria

Russia has fulfilled the tasks that it set for the military operation in Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin told reporters on Thursday after the BRICS summit. “When it comes to Russia’s own interests, they lay first and foremost in preventing many trained and prepared militants with combat experience from infiltrating Russian territory. In this sense, we cannot say that we resolved 100% of tasks, but in general we did. We have fulfilled the task that we had set for ourselves in Syria,” Putin said. After Syrian border guards were stationed at the Syrian-Turkish border, more information became available on who… Read on ->

Tags: Putin, Syria


Watch: Russian choppers take off from Qamishli Airport for first time

Published 2019-11-15 08:42:48 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:30 A.M.) – The first group of Russia’s Aerospace Defense Forces’ helicopters arrived at the Qamishli Airport in the Al-Hasakah Governorate on Tuesday to conduct patrol missions with their Turkish partners. According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, two Mi-35 helicopter gunships and an Mi-8 transport helicopter flew from the Khmeimim (Hmeimim) Airbase to Qamishli, which is located some 500 kilometres (310 miles) to the east from of Khmeimim, with the purpose of patrolling the Syrian-Turkish border together with the military police. The footage released by the Russian MoD shows as well that Qamishli airport is protected by… Read on ->

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Tags: Qamishli, Syria


Syrian Army’s new offensive in Idlib gets off to successful start: video

Published 2019-11-15 08:05:27 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:50 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched a new offensive in the southeastern countryside of the Idlib Governorate on Thursday, marking the first time since September that their troops have attempted to advance in this area. Led by the 25th Special Mission Forces Division, the Syrian Arab Army captured a number of points in southeastern Idlib, including the towns of Tal Khaznah and Al-Lubidiyah. Following the capture of these areas, the Syrian Arab Army halted their advance in order to secure the sites they captured and prepare for their next assault in the southeastern region of… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


Syrian Army enters oil rich part of northeast Syria

Published 2019-11-15 07:51:58 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:40 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) on Thursday completed its deployment along the Syrian-Turkish border after they reached the Al-Malikiyah District in  the Al-Hasakah Governorate. The Syrian Army completed its planned deployment once their troops reached the last point in the Al-Malikiyah District, which is located in the town of ‘Ayn Dewar near the Turkish border. As a result of this deployment, the Syrian Arab Army finds themselves overseeing the Rmeilan Oil Fields near the Al-Younsiyah Crossing. However, while they are positioned near the Rmeilan Oil Fields, they do not have control of this site because… Read on ->

Tags: Hasakah, Syria


Iranian missiles leave no safe spot for enemy ships in Persian Gulf: IRGC commander

Published 2019-11-15 07:29:05 by News Desk in Iran

Chief Commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Hossein Salami has warned enemies against approaching Iran’s borders, claiming there is no safe zone for hostile aircraft carriers within or outside of Iran’s territorial waters. Salami made his comments on Thursday in a ceremony dedicated to Hassan Tehrani Moghaddam, who is often praised as the father of Iran’s missile program. “Regarding the successful installation of ballistic missiles into the [IRGC] speedboats, the enemy’s aircraft carriers will no longer be safe in any spot,” the general said. The IRGC chief added that US sanctions had stimulated the rapid development… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, IRGC


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