This is a summary of 11 AMN articles on the following subjects: Idlib, Syria, Ansarallah, Saudi, Yemen, Aleppo, Turkey, Hasakah, Coronavirus, Lebanon, Russia.

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Syrian Army reinforcements head to Idlib front-lines: video

Published 2020-02-22 23:12:25 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 P.M.) – A Syrian Arab Army (SAA) convoy was seen heading towards the northwestern city of Idlib on Saturday following a militant offensive that was carried out earlier in the week. READ ALSO: Syrian Army Intensifies Operation Against Foreign Jihadists in Northeastern Latakia – Video According to reports, the Syrian Arab Army convoy consisted of several armored vehicles and many military personnel that were previously deployed to neighboring governorates with Idlib. This move by the Syrian Armed Forces comes just two days after they fended off a large-scale militant offensive that was backed by the Turkish military… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


Ansarallah forces announce downing of enemy aircraft along Saudi-Yemeni border

Published 2020-02-22 23:02:51 by News Desk in Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:50 A.M.) – The Ansarallah forces announced on Saturday the downing of an Arab coalition reconnaissance plane in the Jizan region of southwestern Saudi Arabia. Al-Masirah TV, quoted Ansarallah sources as saying that the group shot down a coalition reconnaissance plane while it was flying east of Al-Khoba in Jizan. Ansar Allah did not give details of the shooting down. In a related context, Brigadier Yahya Sari, spokesperson for the Yemeni Armed Forces loyal to the Ansarallah Movement, said on his official page on Facebook, that “the air defenses responded to the formation of combat consisting of Saudi… Read on ->

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Tags: Ansarallah, Saudi, Yemen


Syria reopens Aleppo-Damascus Highway for first time 8 years

Published 2020-02-22 22:51:11 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 P.M.) – The Syrian government announced on Saturday the reopening of the Aleppo-Damascus Highway (M-5) to the public for the first time in eight years. READ ALSO: Syrian Army Takes Control of Strategic Power Station in Northeast Syria The Syrian News Agency quoted the Syrian Minister of Transport, Ali Hammoud, as saying today: “The international road between Damascus and Aleppo o will be officially opened to traffic and put it at the service of citizens.” Earlier, the governorate of Aleppo sent engineering equipment that contributed to the rehabilitation of the road and the removal of dust and… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Syria


Breaking: Syrian Army begins new operation in southeast Idlib

Published 2020-02-22 22:36:20 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:20 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has begun a new operation in southeastern Idlib this evening, marking the first time since the start of the week that they have launched any ground assault. READ ALSO: Jihadist Counter-Offensive in Southeast Idlib Ends in Heavy Losses According to preliminary reports from the front, the Syrian Arab Army stormed the jihadist rebel positions at the large hilltop of Tal Al-Nar near the town of Kafr Sijnah in southeastern Idlib. The reports said the Syrian Army units are currently backed by heavy artillery and Russian airstrikes, which are raining down… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


Syrian Army vows to shoot down any enemy aircraft after Turkey’s threats

Published 2020-02-22 22:26:45 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has warned that its air defenses would shoot down any aircraft violating the country’s airspace, following threats from the Turkish military about targeting their forces in Idlib. READ ALSO: Syria Accuses Turkey of Hiding Defeat in East Idlib “Any aircraft which violate Syria’s airspace will be treated as enemy military targets…They will be tracked immediately after detection and destroyed immediately after violating our airspace,” Syrian Armed Forces Command said in a press statement on Saturday. According to the military, air defense troops have received orders to defend the country’s airspace “by all available means.” The… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria, Turkey


Turkish-backed militants suffer devastating losses in disastrous east Idlib offensive

Published 2020-02-22 09:33:17 by News Desk in Syria

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BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:20 A.M.) – The Turkish-backed militants suffered a devastating defeat on Thursday when their forces attempted to retake the key town of Nayrab in eastern Idlib. READ ALSO: Turkish Forces Filmed Attacking Syrian Army During Militant Offensive in East Idlib – Video Backed by the Turkish military, the National Liberation Front (NLF) and Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) attempted to capture Nayrab in order to make their way towards the strategic city of Saraqib, which is located along the Aleppo-Damascus Highway (M-5). However, this offensive would turn disastrous for the Turkish-backed militants, as the Syrian Arab Armhy (SAA), backed… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


Ansarallah forces score new advance in northern Yemen after launching large-scale offensive

Published 2020-02-22 09:17:07 by News Desk in Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 A.M.) – The Ansarallah forces managed to achieve new progress in confrontations with the Yemeni pro-government troops in the Al-Jawf border region with Saudi Arabia. READ ALSO: Ansarallah Forces Release Video Showing Dozens of Enemy Vehicles Destroyed in Northern Yemen According to reports, the Ansarallah Forces launched a large-scale multi-pronged attack backed by intense missile and artillery shelling that lasted for hours, during which they seized control of several areas near the Saudi border. The Ansarallah forces reportedly besieged the Yemeni pro-government troops, in addition to killing the chief-of-staff of the Al-Jawf axis, Brigadier Sadiq Amin al-Okimi,… Read on ->

Tags: Ansarallah, Yemen


Syria accuses Turkey of trying to hide defeat in east Idlib

Published 2020-02-22 09:03:20 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:45 A.M.) – The Syrian government responded to the Turkish statements on Friday, denying that any Syrian tanks had been destroyed or that any casualties had been caused in the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) ranks during the battle Nayrab in the Idlib Governorate. READ ALSO: Syrian Army Destroys Turkish-Supplied Vehicles in West Aleppo – Video “Everything that the Turkish media is reporting on the destruction of Syrian tanks or the occurrence of casualties in the ranks of the Syrian Arab Army are just allegations away from reality and aimed at covering up the failure of the terrorist attack… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria, Turkey


Syrian Army forces US military convoy to turn around in Al-Hasakah

Published 2020-02-22 08:46:23 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:30 A.M.) – Two Syrian Arab Army (SAA) roadblocks prevented a U.S. military convoy from reaching the Hasakah-Tal Barak Road in the eastern countryside of the Al-Hasakah Governorate on Friday. READ ALSO: Syrian Army Will Not Enter Idlib City At This Time – Military Expert According to a report from Al-Hasakah, the Syrian Army’s road blocks in the villages of Al-Sibat and Tal Aswad, which are located in the Jabal Kawkab area near the Regiment 123 Base, prevented the U.S. forces from continuing down the Hasakah-Tal Barak Road. The report stated that these American convoy made a rare… Read on ->

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Tags: Hasakah, Syria


First coronavirus case reported in Lebanon

Published 2020-02-22 00:25:15 by News Desk in Lebanon

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 A.M.) – The Lebanese Minister of Public Health, Hamad Hassan, announced on Friday the first infection of a Lebanese woman with the coronavirus, saying that she was transported from the Rafic Hariri International Airport Beirut. Hassan confirmed in a press conference, “the positive examination of the 45-year-old patient coming from Iran ,” adding that “she is in good condition and does not suffer from dangerous repercussions, and there is no other case confirmed to date of the coronavirus, and we suspect two cases and take measures according to the recommendation of the WHO organization.” The Minister of… Read on ->

Tags: Coronavirus, Lebanon


Turkey allegedly prevents 4 Russian jets from entering airspace from Syria

Published 2020-02-22 00:06:18 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:45 P.M.) – The Turkish military allegedly prevented four Russian warplanes, including two bombers, from entering their airspace from Syria, the Russian newspaper Nezavisimaya Gazeta reported. According to the report, the Russian warplanes were attempting to cross into Turkish territory before they were forced to turn around due to threats from the Turkish Armed Forces. The Russian Ministry of Defense has yet to comment on these claims from Nezavisimiya Gazeta; however, if true, this would be an important development, as tensions continue to increase between Moscow and Ankara over the Idlib Governorate. In late 2015, a Russian Su-24… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Syria, Turkey


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