This is a summary of 16 AMN articles on the following subjects: Hmeimim, Russia, Syria, Idlib, US, Turkey, Iran, Erdogan, Aleppo, Israel, Palestine.

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Breaking: Russian military shoots down drone off the coast of Syria

Published 2020-02-03 23:34:26 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:20 P.M.) – The Russian military announced this evening that their forces at the Hmeimim Airbase in Latakia downed an unidentified drone that approached this installation from the eastern Mediterranean this evening. READ ALSO: Russian Air Force enters Idlib battle for first time in days “Missiles fired from the Pantsir-S air defense system destroyed the target on a distant approach to the base”, the statement from the Ministry of Defense said. Typically, militant drones attempt to attack the Hmeimim Airbase’s from the Idlib countryside; however, this drone was heading east from the Mediterranean. Russian forces repelled numerous drone… Read on ->

Tags: Hmeimim, Russia, Syria

Video footage and map of Syrian Army’s latest advance in southern Aleppo

Published 2020-02-03 23:13:04 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) advanced in the southern countryside of the Aleppo Governorate on Sunday following a fierce battle with the jihadist rebels north of Idlib’s administrative border. READ ALSO: Jihadist defenses collapse in east Idlib as Syrian troops capture several towns According to a military source in Aleppo city, the Syrian Army and their allies captured two towns from the jihadist rebels after pushing west from recently seized Khan Touman. The source specified that the Syrian Army captured the towns of Khalsah and Zeitan, adding that the latter was later recaptured by the… Read on ->


New map of Idlib battle after Syrian Army reaches strategic highway

Published 2020-02-03 21:56:50 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:30 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) made an important advance in the northeastern part of the Idlib Governorate on Monday, as their troops managed to reach an imperative highway. READ ALSO: Syrian Army scores new advance in southern Aleppo Led by the 25th Special Mission Forces Division (formerly Tiger Forces), the Syrian Arab Army kicked off the day by capturing two towns located southwest of Saraqib. Not long after capturing these two towns, the Syrian Arab Army pressed further northwest towards the strategic Aleppo-Latakia Highway (M-4). The Syrian Army would once again seize two towns, but… Read on ->

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Tags: Idlib, Syria

US military evaluates high-tech shooting system for next generation squad weapon: report

Published 2020-02-03 21:36:22 by News Desk in World-News

The US Army is evaluating a new version of technology recently demonstrated by Smart Shooter Ltd., an Israeli company, working with Sig Sauer, for its so-called next generation squad weapon, according to The new shooter technology, presented by Sig Sauer at SHOT Show 2020, is known as the SMASH Fire Control System, and is designed to improve the shooting accuracy of stationary or moving targets, day or night. “We are currently competing in the Next Generation Squad Weapon Fire Control competition … with a similar technology,” said Devin Schweiss of Smart Shooter, cited by the website. “We are still… Read on ->

Tags: US

Syrian Army troops cordon off Turkish military post in Idlib: video

Published 2020-02-03 20:59:02 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:40 P.M.) – Syrian Arab Army (SAA) forces reportedly cordoned off a Turkish observation post on the M5 highway in the southern Idlib countryside on Sunday. READ ALSO: Erdogan threatens counter-offensive against Syrian Army in Idlib Footage shows vehicles and SAA forces near the observation post, with smoke rising in the distance. On Friday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned Ankara was prepared to use “military force” again in Syria if the ceasefire was not respected. The SAA is seeking to regain control of the strategic M5 highway linking the capital Damascus with Aleppo, despite a ceasefire… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria, Turkey

Watch: Russian warplanes eliminate jihadist targets to help propel Syrian troops in Idlib

Published 2020-02-03 20:49:07 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:30 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) recently scored a massive advance across the Idlib Governorate, resulting in the capture of several areas that were previously under the control of the jihadist rebels. READ ALSO: Jihadists kill 4 Russian officers in eastern Idlib The Syrian Army troops that advanced in Idlib received much assistance from their allies in the Russian Air Force, who carried out round the clock airstrikes to help propel the SAA troops across the eastern part of the governorate. The ANNA News Agency captured footage of the Syrian Army’s advance, including never before seen… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria

Iran to rebuild 30,000 housing units in Syria: report

Published 2020-02-03 20:11:49 by News Desk in Iran, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 P.M.) – The Iranian Assistant Minister of Roads and Urban Construction Mahmoud Mahmoud Zada ​​announced that his country, according to a bilateral memorandum of understanding, will build more than 30,000 housing units in Syria. Zada said in a statement during the opening ceremony of the International Building and Construction Exhibition in Tehran that according to the memorandum signed between the Iranian Minister of Roads and the Syrian Minister of Housing a few weeks ago, it was decided that three government companies from both countries would conduct studies to pave the presence of contractors and people who meet… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Syria

Jihadists built headquarters under Maarat Al-Numan museum: video

Published 2020-02-03 19:31:45 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:15 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) units discovered during their combing operation in the city of Maarat al-Numan, a fortified headquarters established by Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham under the city’s archaeological museum. READ ALSO: Syrian Army captures two towns in eastern Idlib According to reports, the headquarters, which was 1,000 square meters, was equipped with tunnel and ventilation pipes that were used by the organization’s leaders to manage their terrorist operations. A field source told the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) that “the headquarters extends on two levels in the first ground dedicated to the leaders of… Read on ->

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Tags: Idlib, Syria

Erdogan claims 30 to 35 Syrian soldiers were ‘neutralized’ in Turkish attack

Published 2020-02-03 19:10:31 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

Turkey’s F-16 fighter jets and artillery have carried out strikes against 40 targets in Syria’s Idlib in response to the shelling of its troops, which had killed four soldiers, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told reporters at a news conference in Ankara. READ ALSO: Turkey coordinates actions in Syria with Russia – Kremlin “Turkish F-16 jets and howitzers continue to strike targets of the [Assad] regime. About 40 locations began our targets. From 30 to 35 Syrians were neutralized as a result,” the Turkish leader stressed. He did not specify whether those were Syrian army soldiers. According to Turkey’s Ministry… Read on ->

Tags: Erdogan, Syria, Turkey

Quds Force special operation commander killed in Aleppo

Published 2020-02-03 18:49:44 by News Desk in Iran, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:30 P.M.) – Tehran Radio announced on Monday that Asghar Bashpour, one of the commanders of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ (IRGC) Quds Force, was killed during clashes in northern Syria. READ ALSO: Nearly 50 Syrian soldiers killed in last 72 hours – Russia According Tehran Radio, Bashpour was killed during battles with the jihadist rebels near the city of Aleppo. The radio station indicated that the commander of the Quds Force, who hails from the city of Ray, south of Tehran, was at the forefront of those who went to war in Syria, accompanied by Major… Read on ->


New Armata tank to enter Russian military service this year: report

Published 2020-02-03 17:42:11 by News Desk in World-News

The deliveries of the armor based on the Armata combat platform to the troops for operational evaluation will begin this year, CEO of the Uralvagonzavod defense manufacturer Alexander Potapov said in an interview with Vedomosti newspaper published on Monday. “In 2020, we will begin the deliveries for the operational evaluation of this armor. During the factory tests, all the vehicle’s stated characteristics were confirmed,” the chief executive said. The defense manufacturer is completing the main stages of the preparatory work, which allows launching serial production, he said. “No country in the world has such a tank and our rivals won’t… Read on ->

Tags: Russia

Breaking: Syrian Army reaches important highway between Aleppo and Idlib

Published 2020-02-03 17:05:03 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:40 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) continued their push towards the strategic Aleppo-Latakia Highway (M-4) this afternoon following the capture of two towns earlier today. READ ALSO: Syrian Army inches closer to Saraqib after capturing 2 more towns in Idlib Backed by heavy artillery, the Syrian Arab Army’s 25th Special Mission Forces Division (formerly Tiger Forces) maneuvered around the Turkish military this afternoon to capture two more towns along this key highway. According to the latest field report from Idlib, the Syrian Army captured the towns of Al-Turniyah and Nayrab after advancing southwest of Saraqib. As… Read on ->

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Tags: Aleppo, Idlib, Syria

Jared Kushner claims his Middle East peace plan is ‘pragmatic way’ to ‘break logjam’

Published 2020-02-03 16:46:11 by News Desk in Middleeast, Palestine

Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior White House adviser Jared Kushner stated in a CNN interview, recorded on Friday and broadcast on Sunday, that he had put “a real offer on the table to break the logjam”, adding bluntly that “what we hope that they’ll do is read the plan”. Kushner warned the Palestinians against the negotiating stance they have adopted of late: “It’s a detailed document, but [the Palestinians should] not try to negotiate the same way that they’ve done it for many years because the way that they’ve done it for years hasn’t led to a result”, the aide… Read on ->

Tags: Israel, Palestine

Syrian Army captures 2 towns in Idlib despite Turkish military interference

Published 2020-02-03 16:34:13 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:20 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) continued their advance in the Idlib countryside this week, despite the recent attack by the Turkish military on their positions inside the governorate. READ ALSO: Syrian T-90 tank hit with enemy missile and keeps moving Led by the 25th Special Mission Forces Division (formerly Tiger Forces), the Syrian Arab Army managed to capture two towns located northwest of Ma’arat Al-Nu’man, following an intense battle with the jihadist rebels. According to a field report on Monday, the Syrian Army captured the towns of Jawbas and Saan amid their ongoing push to… Read on ->

Tags: Syria, Turkey

Jihadists kill 4 Russian soldiers in western Aleppo

Published 2020-02-03 16:01:49 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:40 P.M.) – The jihadist rebels allegedly killed four Russian soldiers during their attack on the Al-Zahra’a Association Quarter in western Aleppo over the weekend. READ ALSO: Over 400 Russian soldiers arrive in Daraa, Golan Heights According to a bulletin shared on social media, the four Russian soldiers were killed when the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) attempted to advance in the Al-Zahra’a Association Quarter. The bulletin showed photos of the alleged Russian soldiers that were killed over the weekend (photos below): The death of these four soldiers marks the first time this year that any… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Russia, Syria

Turkish F-16 fighter jets bomb Syrian troops inside Idlib

Published 2020-02-03 15:32:08 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:15 P.M.) – The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Turkey announced on Monday that Ankara will consider the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) forces as “targets” around Turkish observation posts in Idlib, northwestern Syria. READ ALSO: Turkey deploys warships and air defenses to Libya: LNA A spokesman for the ruling Justice and Development Party in Turkey, Omar Gelik, said in statements with CNN that “Ankara will consider the Syrian government forces as targets around the Turkish observation sites in Idlib, northwestern Syria, after Ankara announced that four of its soldiers were killed by Syrian bombing.” “The Syrian… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria, Turkey

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