This is a summary of 11 AMN articles on the following subjects: Coronavirus, Syria, Hasakah, Turkey, Iran, US, Libya, Idlib, Beirut, Lebanon, Russia, Soleimani, ISIS, Assad.

Categories covered in this brief: Syria, Iran, North-Africa, Turkey, Lebanon, World-News, Iraq, Middleeast

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Syria announces first coronavirus case

Published 2020-03-22 22:47:47 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 P.M.) – Syrian Health Minister Nizar Yaziji announced on Sunday evening, the first coronavirus (COVID-19) case inside the country. “All necessary medical measures have been taken to deal with the first case of coronavirus infection in the country,” Yaziji told Sputnik Arabic. Yazji explained that the detected case of the Corona virus in Syria belongs to a 20-year-old male. The official Syrian news agency, SANA, stated that the coronavirus case is due to a young man coming from outside the country, and confirmed that the relevant authorities have taken all necessary measures to deal with them. On… Read on ->

Tags: Coronavirus, Syria


Turkish-backed forces cutoff water to nearly 1 million Syrians

Published 2020-03-22 22:32:45 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:30 P.M.) – The Turkish-backed militants have cutoff water to nearly a million Syrians in the Al-Hasakah Governorate, Sputnik Arabic reported, citing a government source. An official source in the governmental drinking and wastewater institution told Sputnik: “The elements of the Syrian armed opposition factions expelled, on the evening of Saturday, March 21, all the employees and engineers of the drinking water organization from their workplace at the station of the wells project near the border city of Ras Al-Ain.” The source added, “And immediately, the militias cut off the water completely for nearly one million people living… Read on ->

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Tags: Hasakah, Syria, Turkey


Iranian military nearly fired on US F-18 jet: video

Published 2020-03-22 19:23:37 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 P.M.) – The Iranian military nearly opened fire on a U.S. F-18 Super Hornet jet three days ago after the latter did not obey the warnings from Tehran. In a video that was released on the YJC news site, the Iranian military’s air defenses locked in on the U.S. F-18 aircraft and nearly fired on the jet before it turned away from the Iranian border. https://twitter.com/Haman_Ten/status/1241770696793100288?s=20 As shown in the video above, a reporter was with the Iranian military’s air defense division during the incident and he later interviewed the commander after the near confrontation. The U.S…. Read on ->

Tags: Iran, US


Libyan Army calls on Turkey to come pick up its dead foreign fighters

Published 2020-03-22 18:59:49 by News Desk in North-Africa, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:45 P.M.) – The Libyan National Army spokesperson, Major-General Ahmed Al-Mismari, called on Turkey to communicate with them about picking up their dead from the North African nation. According to Mismari, the LNA is prepared to give Turkey an armored vehicle with the corpses of inside of them. “The Turkish forces tried to attack our forces, and the men of your armed forces failed in the attack, and the result of the attack was the destruction of a Turkish armored ‘ACV-15’ that tried to violate the defensive lines of the Libyan Arab Armed Forces,” Mismari said in a… Read on ->

Tags: Libya, Turkey


Turkish military conducts new patrol along M-4 Highway, no Russian presence

Published 2020-03-22 16:57:04 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:45 P.M.) – The Turkish military has conducted a new patrol along the M-4 Highway (Aleppo-Latakia Highway) in the Idlib Governorate, opposition activists reported on Sunday. According to the reports, the Turkish military conducted the patrol from the town of Tranbeh in western Idlib, all the way to Saraqib in the eastern part of this northwestern Syria governorate. Despite the Moscow Agreement, however, there was no Russian presence during the Turkish military’s patrol on Sunday. The Russian military has refrained from conducting patrols along the M-4 Highway since their convoy was blocked by more than 60 protesters last… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria, Turkey


Lebanese military deploys troops, choppers to contain coronavirus spread: video

Published 2020-03-22 16:19:53 by News Desk in Lebanon

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BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 P.M.) – The number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Lebanon has risen to 248, Sunday, after the Lebanese Health Ministry announced another infection earlier today. In response to the outbreak of the coronavirus, the Lebanese military has been deployed to several parts of the country, including the capital city of Beirut, The Lebanese Army’s ground and air troops have been seen conducting patrols across the country over the last few hours, with their personnel urging the country’s population to return to their homes until further notice. Lebanese military choppers were filmed on Sunday calling on residents of… Read on ->

Tags: Beirut, Lebanon


Watch: Russian forces confront would-be terrorist in gun battle

Published 2020-03-22 16:07:50 by News Desk in World-News

Russia’s National Anti-Terrorism Committee (NAC) on Sunday said its agents had neutralised a militant near the city of Ufa, who planned to carry out a terror attack. “The criminal was neutralised in an exchange of fire. A gun and a ready-for-use improvised explosive device were found at the scene of the shootout. According to reports, the neutralised bandit intended to carry out a terrorist attack”, the NAC said. There were no victims in the incident, it added. https://twitter.com/rianru/status/1241672890430427140?s=20 According to the NAC, the officers attempted to stop a car with the armed bandit on a highway in the suburbs of… Read on ->

Tags: Russia


US officials admit killing Qassem Soleimani has backfired: report

Published 2020-03-22 15:55:54 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:30 P.M.) – In an article released on Saturday, March 21st, the New York Times reported that the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump is experiencing a rift regarding their actions against Iran on January 3rd. “President Trump was getting ready to declare the coronavirus a ‘national emergency’, but inside the White House last Thursday, a tense debate erupted among the president and his top advisers on a far different subject: whether the United States should escalate military action against Iran, a longtime American rival that has been devastated by the epidemic,” the NYT reported. According to the… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Soleimani


ISIS calls on God to increase coronavirus torment against idolatrous nations

Published 2020-03-22 15:24:06 by News Desk in Iraq, Middleeast, Syria, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:00 P.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIS) has released a new newsletter from their Al-Naba’ publication, which appears to be a follow up on their previous article in which the terrorist group instructed its followers on how to deal with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The terrorist group began their newsletter by stating that God “has imposed something of His painful torment on the nations of His creation,” claiming that this is God’s response to idolatrous nations. While ISIS does not specifically call the virus by its official name, they do highlight the impacts the illness has had on… Read on ->

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Tags: Coronavirus, ISIS


Turkish military allegedly moves air defenses into Idlib despite ceasefire: photo

Published 2020-03-22 14:48:28 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:30 P.M.) – The Turkish military has allegedly moved an air defense system into northwestern Syria despite the ongoing ceasefire in the Idlib Governorate. According to some reports, the Turkish military moved their Leopard 2A4 tanks and ATILGAN air defense system into the Idlib Governorate. A recent photo released this past week showed the alleged transportation of the ATILGAN air defense system as a Turkish military convoy entered northwestern Syria. https://twitter.com/ynms79797979/status/1240587496578330624?s=20 If this is in fact true, it would appear that the Turkish military is preparing itself for another confrontation with the Syrian military. According to the Russian… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria, Turkey


Syrian President issues general amnesty for all prisoners

Published 2020-03-22 14:30:52 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:20 P.M.) – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday issued Legislative Decree No. 6 for the year 2020 granting a general amnesty for crimes committed before March 22, 2020. The decree expanded the range of amnesty for some crimes that were not covered in previous decrees. This new decree will commute the sentences of prisoners who were facing the death penalty and several years in prison. Prisoners facing the death penalty will not have their sentences commuted to life in prison, while those sentenced to life in prison will now see their prison time reduced to 20 years… Read on ->

Tags: Assad, Syria


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