This is a summary of 6 AMN articles on the following subjects: Idlib, Syria, Russia, Tartous, Iran, Israel, US, Houthi, Saudi, Yemen.

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Jihadist rebels score big advance in southeast Idlib after launching new offensive

Published 2019-11-30 20:34:01 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:20 P.M.) – The jihadist rebels launched a new offensive in the southeastern countryside of the Idlib Governorate on Saturday in a bid to capture several sites near the Abu Dhuhour Airport. According to a field report from southeastern  Idlib, the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and their allies captured four towns from the Syrian Army after catching them off guard at the ‘Aajaz front. HTS and their allies managed to capture the town of ‘Aajaz, along with Istablat, Rasm Al-Ward, and Sourouj. This latest advance by the jihadist rebels comes just a day after they attempted… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


Russia transport ‘unusually’ large shipment of tanks to Syria

Published 2019-11-30 10:44:15 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 A.M.) – Russia has recently transported a large amount of military cargo to the Syrian port city of Tartous, the Russian aviation publication Avia.Pro reported this week. According to Avia.Pro, Russia was transporting an ‘unusually’ large shipment of tanks and armored vehicles to Syria via their Dvinitsa-50 vessel that is part of the Black Sea Fleet. “About a day ago on the web, new photos were published of the Russian ship ‘Dvinitsa-50’ from the Black Sea Fleet, which proceeded from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean Sea,” Avia.Pro reported. “According to sources, the ship is transporting very… Read on ->

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Tags: Russia, Syria, Tartous


Israel needs to attack Iran in Syria to force them out: MoD

Published 2019-11-30 10:14:52 by News Desk in Iran, Middleeast, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 A.M.) – Israel’s Minister of Defense Naftali Bennett told top security officials this week that his country’s forces will make Iran give up its plans to springboard future attacks from Syria, Israel National News reported on Saturday. Citing a report from Israel Hayom on Friday morning, Israel National News reported that  Bennett said Israel had a “window of opportunity” to take advantage of Iran’s ongoing internal turmoil – notably Tehran’s economic woes and ongoing protests inside the Islamic Republic – to push Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) from Syria. According to the report, Bennett argued that… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Israel, Syria


US weapons near Syrian oil fields will lead to escalation: Russia

Published 2019-11-30 09:33:56 by News Desk in Syria

Deployment of US military hardware in one of the key centers of oil extraction in Syria — Rumeilan District in the Al-Hasakah Province — strains tensions in the country, Russian Special Presidential Envoy for the Middle East and Africa, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov told reporters on Friday. “We cannot welcome that [redeployment of US military equipment]. On the contrary, it only leads to unnecessary escalation and tensions,” he said. The diplomat underlined that there are no Islamic State terrorists in this part of Syria that the US is allegedly going to repel to protect oil fields. “There are two… Read on ->

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Tags: Russia, Syria, US


Houthi forces shoot down Saudi Apache Helicopter: video

Published 2019-11-30 09:18:43 by News Desk in Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 A.M.) – The Houthi forces shot down a Saudi military plane near the Saudi-Yemeni border on Friday, resulting in the death of all personnel on board. According to the official media wing of the Houthi forces, their troops shot down a Saudi Apache Helicopter with a surface-to-air missile in the Asir Province of Saudi Arabia. In the video released shortly after downing the aircraft, the Houthi forces can be seen scoring a direct hit on the Apache Helicopter as it was flying over their positions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZ_yaQ1eit4

Tags: Houthi, Saudi, Yemen


Russian military conduct reconnaissance mission to find new patrol route

Published 2019-11-30 09:01:56 by News Desk in Syria

Russian military police have conducted reconnaissance along a new patrol route near the city of Kobane in northern Syria, a Sputnik correspondent reported on Saturday. The new route covered 120 kilometres (75 miles) and lasted four hours. Due to the route being new, the military police placed special attention on safety. Terrain scouts first passed through, then sappers, and finally machine-gunners went through in Tigr infantry mobility vehicles. Last week, a Russian military official said that the military police were conducting reconnaissance missions in northern Syria to scout new patrol routes. On 23 October, Turkey and Russia struck a memorandum… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Syria


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