This is a summary of 16 AMN articles on the following subjects: Deir_Ezzor, Syria, Libya, Misrata, Pantsir, Russia, Idlib, Turkey, Iran, US, Hasakah, Homs, ISIS, Halliburton, Iraq, Baniyas, Bayda, Yemen, Basra.

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US soldier allegedly killed in ambush in eastern Syria: Al-Mayadeen

Published 2020-04-06 23:06:37 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:45 P.M.) – A U.S. soldier and several SDF personnel were allegedly killed in an ambush in eastern Syria this evening, Lebanon’s Al-Mayadeen TV claimed. “An American officer and several SDF soldiers were killed in an ambush targeting a patrol in Wasiy’ah in the northern countryside of Deir Ezzor,” Al-Mayadeen reported. No further details have been released. A similar claim was also made on some pro-opposition media channels; however, they provided the same details as Al-Mayadeen. The U.S. Department of Defense has yet to comment on these claims.

Tags: Deir_Ezzor, Syria


Libyan Army shoots another Turkish aircraft near coastal city

Published 2020-04-06 22:28:19 by News Desk in North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:10 P.M.) – The Libyan National Army, led by Field Marshal Khalifa Hafter, announced on Monday that their forces shot down a Turkish aircraft in northern Libya. The Military Information Division said in a statement that the air defense system of the armed forces targeted a Turkish aircraft that took off from the Air Force Academy in Misrata, adding that the plane crashed in the Bograin area east of the city of Misrata. The Media Division reported that the Turkish aircraft attempted to target the positions of the Libyan Army’s infantry. On Sunday, the spokesperson for the LNA,… Read on ->

Tags: Libya, Misrata


Watch: Russian Pantsir missile system destroy enemy targets

Published 2020-04-06 21:08:22 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:40 P.M.) – Russian Pantsir missile systems fired at an imaginary enemy in military drills in the Astrakhan region of Russia, according to Ministry of Defense. The Russian Pantsir systems are used by several countries, including Syria, where they have recently been used during the Turkish military’s attack. According to the Army Recognition website, “the Pantsir-S1 (SA-22 Greyhound NATO code name) is an air defense missile-gun system designed to protect vital small-size and big military areas, industrial targets and land forces units and reinforced the air defense units responsible for the protection of troops and military installations against… Read on ->

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Tags: Pantsir, Russia


Turkey sends reinforcements to Syria despite coronavirus outbreak

Published 2020-04-06 19:38:34 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:20 P.M.) – Turkey has sent more military reinforcements to Syria’s Idlib Governorate this week, despite the Ministry of Defense’s claim that they were reducing troops in the country because of the coronavirus outbreak. According to the latest reports from northwestern Syria, the Turkish military sent reinforcements to the Jisr al-Shughour District in western Idlib after the troops entered teh countryside from the Kafr Lousen Crossing. The reinforcements consisted of nearly 30 military vehicles that included heavy weapons and several army personnel. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported this week that the total number of Turkish… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria, Turkey


Iran’s IRGC films US naval ship enter Strait of Hormuz: video

Published 2020-04-06 18:40:32 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:10 P.M.) – An Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ patrol boat recently captured up-close footage of a U.S. naval ship entering the Strait of Hormuz in the Arabian Sea. In the short video, the IRGC personnel are filming the U.S.S. Bataan as it enters the Strait of Hormuz near Iran’s territorial waters. While the U.S. naval vessel continues on its path, the IRGC ship steadily sails by the American ship before the video finally cuts out. The date of this incident was not stated; however, it was believed to have taken place a few weeks ago. https://twitter.com/LastDef/status/1246882692345495552?s=20 Tensions between… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, US


Several Syrian militants allegedly test positive for coronavirus in Libya

Published 2020-04-06 17:35:58 by News Desk in North-Africa, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:20 P.M.) – Several Syrian militants have allegedly tested positive for the coronavirus in Libya, investigative journalist Lindsey Snell reported, citing sources from the Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (TFSA). According to the journalist, at least two of the Syrian militants were moved to the Mitiga Airbase in the capital city, Tripoli. Another 17 of the Syrian militants that tested positive in the ‘Ain Zara near Tripoli were moved to a undisclosed home inside the war-torn country. https://twitter.com/LindseySnell/status/1247149411651792896?s=20 There has been no comment from the Turkish-backed militants about the infections, nor the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA), which… Read on ->

Tags: Libya, Syria


Large US military convoy enters northeast Syria from Iraq

Published 2020-04-06 17:19:49 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:50 P.M.) – A large U.S. military convoy entered northeastern Syria on Monday, bringing with them reinforcements and supplies. The U.S. military entered Syria’s Al-Hasakah Governorate from neighboring Iraq, making their way to the Al-Malikiyah District near the border crossing. A source in the area told Al-Masdar that dozens of U.S. vehicles entered the Al-Walid Crossing before making their way to the airbase in the Al-Malikiyah District of Al-Hasakah. Despite withdrawing most of their forces from northern Syria, the U.S. military continues to control some of the bases they constructed in the Al-Hasakah Governorate, specifically, the installations near… Read on ->

Tags: Hasakah, Syria, US


US military testing capabilities of Russia’s S-400 system in Syria: report

Published 2020-04-06 15:50:17 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:30 P.M.) – The U.S. military is testing the capabilities of the Russian military’s S-400 air defense system at the Hmeimim Airbase in western Syria, the Russian publication Avia.Pro reported on Monday. Using its military aircraft, the U.S. is attempting to pick up on the S-400’s frequencies around the Hmeimim Airbase, which is located in Syria’s Latakia Governorate, Avia.Pro said. “Specialists were able to find out that the pairing of American military aircraft and drones off the coast of Crimea and the Russian military air base Hmeimim in Syria is associated with scanning the frequencies of Russian S-400… Read on ->

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Tags: Russia, Syria, US


Several Turkish-backed militants killed in clashes with one another in northeast Syria

Published 2020-04-06 15:37:51 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:20 P.M.) – The Turkish-backed militants in northeastern Syria were involved in a deadly firefight with one another on Sunday, resulting in several dead and wounded, Kurdistan 24 reported. According to the publication, at least eight Turkish-backed militants were killed during the firefight, with many more reportedly wounded as a result of the violence in the Al-Hasakah Governorate town of Ras Al-‘Ain. “The clashes lasted for hours in the main street of the town and in a neighborhood near the Turkish border between two armed groups upon a conflict for sharing shops and stores left by their owners… Read on ->

Tags: Hasakah, Syria


ISIS takes advantage of coronavirus crisis to launch several attacks against Syrian military

Published 2020-04-06 15:24:54 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:00 P.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) has once again resurfaced in Syria, as their sleeper cells have carried out several attacks in the eastern and central regions of the country. Beginning on Sunday, the Islamic State began carrying out a number of hit-and-run attacks against the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and National Defense Forces (NDF), inflicting a number of casualties within the ranks of the government troops. At one point during their attacks, the Islamic State even managed to hold some ground along the Deir Ezzor-Homs administrative border before they withdrew back into the desert. The Islamic… Read on ->

Tags: Deir_Ezzor, Homs, ISIS, Syria


Unidentified object violates Iranian airspace and activates air defenses: video

Published 2020-04-06 15:08:46 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:45 P.M.) – An unidentified object was spotted over Iran last night, prompting the Islamic Republic to activate its air defenses. According to the Russian publication Avia.Pro, “a few hours ago, Iran’s air defense systems were activated due to the appearance of an unknown aircraft in the country’s airspace. It is known that at least two anti-aircraft guided missiles were fired for the target, however, it was not possible to hit the aircraft.” Not long after reports surfaced of the suspected aircraft, a video was released on several social media platforms, which showed the object in Iranian airspace. “In the… Read on ->

Tags: Iran


Iraqi military are pursuing source of attack on Halliburton oil fields

Published 2020-04-06 14:56:20 by News Desk in Iraq

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:40 P.M.) – The Iraqi authorities announced on Monday the targeting of the U.S.-owned oil company, Halliburton, in the city of Basra, with Katyusha rockets, adding that the security forces are hunting the elements that carried out the attack. The Security Media Cell said in a statement, “the security forces in the Basra Governorate are chasing the illegal outlaws who fired three Katyusha rockets that landed near the site of the Halliburton oil company in the Burjisiya area.” “The rocket launcher platform was also found along the Zubair-Shuaiba Road, and 11 missiles were fired inside. They were defused… Read on ->

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Tags: Halliburton, Iraq


Fire reported at Syria’s Baniyas Oil Refinery: 4 injured

Published 2020-04-06 14:42:51 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:30 P.M.) – The director of the Baniyas Oil Refinery in western Syria reported that a fire broke out today at the refinery in the city of Baniyas on the Syrian coast, wounding 4 workers who were taken to hospital. The manager of the Baniyas Refinery, Engineer Bassam Salameh, said: “During the maintenance work in the refinery’s improvement department, there was a combustion due to hydrogen gas, which resulted in the injury of four workers with minor burns who were treated at the hospital.” “The fire was controlled and the unit was returned to work normally,” he added…. Read on ->

Tags: Baniyas, Syria


Russian military to test new hypersonic missile

Published 2020-04-06 14:32:35 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:20 P.M.) – The Russian Navy’s Project 22350 lead frigate Admiral Gorshkov of the Northern Fleet is preparing to test its new Tsirkon hypersonic missile, a source in the defense industry told TASS on Monday. “The frigate Admiral Gorshkov has left for the Belomorsk naval base for undergoing some maintenance work and also for loading a Tsirkon missile launcher,” the source said. As the source specified, “the hypersonic missile’s second test-firings are expected to be carried out from the ship in April-May.” According to Tass, Russia test-launched its Tsirkon hypersonic missile from the Project 22350 frigate Admiral Gorshkov… Read on ->

Tags: Russia


Yemeni Army launches massive attack in Al-Bayda

Published 2020-04-06 14:23:15 by News Desk in Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 P.M.) – The Yemeni Army, affiliated with the government of President ‘Abd Rubbah Mansour Hadi, launched a massive attack across the Al-Bayda Governorate in southern Yemen on Monday. According to reports, the Yemeni Army began the offensive by storming the Ansarallah defenses at the Bayhan axis; this would result in a series of heavy clashes. The clashes would then spread across all fronts at the al-Malajem and Na’tah districts in northwestern and northeastern Al-Bayda. Based on the preliminary reports from the Al-Bayda Governorate, the Yemeni Army was able to capture several sites from the Ansarallah forces, including… Read on ->

Tags: Bayda, Yemen


New missile strikes target foreign-run oil fields in Iraq

Published 2020-04-06 14:04:05 by News Desk in Iraq

Reuters on Monday reported, citing its sources, that missiles hit near sites of foreign and state-run oil companies in Basra, Iraq. No casualties have been reported so far. According to police, the missiles were Katyushas launched at around 3 a.m. local time and hit the Burjesia residential and operations headquarters west of Basra. At the same time, the Iraqi military stated that the rockets hit near US-based Halliburton company site. The strike on oil facilities comes as earlier on Monday oil prices continued to fall after Russia and Saudi Arabia delayed negotiations over oil output cuts, thus continuing oversupply concerns…. Read on ->

Tags: Basra, Iraq


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