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Breaking: Houthi forces fire ballistic missile into southern Saudi Arabia

Published 2019-01-12 22:08:43 by News Desk in Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:45 P.M.) – The Houthi forces have launched a ballistic missile towards a province in the southern region of Saudi Arabia this evening. According to the official media wing of the Houthi forces, their rocket battalion fired a Zilzal-1 ballistic missile at a Saudi military camp inside the… Read on ->

Tags: Houthi, Saudi, Yemen


Syrian Defense Minister visits front-lines in Hama

Published 2019-01-12 21:39:08 by Leith Aboufadel in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:20 P.M.) – Syrian Defense Minister General ‘Ali ‘Abdullah Ayoub made a scheduled visit to the front-lines in Hama this week to meet with the troops in the province. According to the Syrian Arab News Agency, General Ayoub traveled to the Hama province under the instructions of President… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Syria


US pullout from Syria not to alter capacity to perform military actions – Pompeo

Published 2019-01-12 21:26:16 by News Desk in Syria

The withdrawal of troops from Syria is only a “tactical change” that will not alter US capacity to perform necessary military actions, US State Secretary Mike Pompeo said on Saturday. “It is our mission. The tools we will use are broad. The fact that a couple thousand uniformed personnel in… Read on ->

Tags: Pompeo, Syria


Breaking: Israel activates rocket sirens along Gaza Strip border

Published 2019-01-12 21:19:28 by News Desk in Middleeast, Palestine

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 P.M.) – Minutes ago, the Israeli military activated their rocket sirens near the Gaza Strip border. According to local reporters, the sirens were activated along the eastern border of Gaza in the direction of the Negev region. Some reports claim that two rockets were fired towards the… Read on ->

Tags: Gaza, Israel, Palestine


Turkey will launch eastern Euphrates offensive when ‘time is right’ – MoD

Published 2019-01-12 20:41:56 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

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Turkey’s defense minister on Friday pledged to wage a campaign against a US-backed Syrian Kurdish militia. The comments from Hulusi Akar, on an unannounced visit to inspect troops stationed near the Syrian border directly opposite territory held by the US-backed Kurdish YPG, appeared to be aimed at both Washington and… Read on ->

Tags: Euphrates, Syria, Turkey


Israeli attack on Damascus resulted in 4 Syrian Army casualties

Published 2019-01-12 20:14:32 by Leith Aboufadel in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 P.M.) – The Israeli Air Force’s attack on a Syrian Arab Army (SAA) warehouse in eastern Damascus resulted in four casualties, a military source told Al-Masdar News on Saturday. According to the source, four Syrian Arab Army soldiers were wounded when an Israeli missile struck a weapons… Read on ->

Tags: Damascus, Syria


Syrian Army deploys more troops to front-lines in Hama as rumors of new operation continue

Published 2019-01-12 19:20:23 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 P.M.) – A large convoy of troops from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) was reportedly dispatched to the Idlib and Hama provinces as rumors of a new offensive continue. “Massive military convoys of the Syrian Army comprising hundreds of soldiers from different divisions, including 5th Division, along… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Syria


SDF troops resume offensive to capture last ISIS pocket east of Euphrates

Published 2019-01-12 19:06:03 by Leith Aboufadel in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:45 P.M.) – The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) resumed their offensive east of the Euphrates, today, after repelling the Islamic State’s (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) attempt to reenter Al-Shafah. Backed by U.S. and French air strikes, the Syrian Democratic Forces resumed their offensive on Saturday by storming the Islamic State’s defenses… Read on ->

Tags: Euphrates, ISIS, SDF, Syria


Russia’s Baltic Fleet to embark on over ten long-distance missions in 2019

Published 2019-01-12 18:47:07 by News Desk in World-News

Warships of the Russian Baltic Fleet are due to make more than ten long-distance voyages in the World Ocean in 2019, Baltic Fleet Commander Admiral Aleksandr Nosatov told reporters on Saturday. “In 2019, over ten combat missions are scheduled for the fleet’s ships,” the admiral said adding that they would… Read on ->

Tags: Russia


Over 30,000 people join Yellow Vest protests in France

Published 2019-01-12 18:39:12 by News Desk in World-News

More than 30,000 people are taking part in the yellow vest anti-government protests in France as demonstrations enter their ninth consecutive week, the BFMTV broadcaster reported on Saturday citing the Interior Ministry. According to the broadcaster, 32,000 people were attending the protests across France and 8,000 in Paris as of 2:00 p.m. local time… Read on ->

Tags: France


Turkish military equipment continues to arrive to Syrian border (video)

Published 2019-01-12 18:26:52 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 P.M.) – A convoy of Turkish military equipment arrived at the Fevzipasa train station, in Gaziantep Province, as Turkey continues to send reinforcements to its Syrian border, as footage filmed on Saturday shows. The convoy supposedly took off from Kocaeli Province and made its way to the Syrian… Read on ->

Tags: Syria, Turkey


Kurdish forces kill several Turkish-backed rebels in 3 separate ambushes (video)

Published 2019-01-12 18:13:18 by Leith Aboufadel in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 P.M.) – The Kurdish-led Afrin Liberation Forces carried out a number of ambushes against the Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (TFSA) troops in the Afrin region of northwest Aleppo this week. In the first ambush, the Afrin Libration Forces targeted TFSA fighters that were traveling along an undisclosed… Read on ->

Tags: Afrin, Syria


Syria releases official statement slamming new Israeli attack

Published 2019-01-12 17:53:57 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:30 P.M.) – The Syrian Foreign and Expatriates Ministry sent two letters to the UN Secretary-General and the President of Security Council on the new Israeli attacks that took place last night. “This aggression comes within the framework of the ongoing Israeli attempts to prolong the crisis in… Read on ->

Tags: Israel, Syria


‘Yellow Vests’ protest turns violent in Bourges as unrest continues

Published 2019-01-12 17:42:40 by News Desk in World-News

A ‘Yellow Vests’ protest turned violent in the French central city of Bourges on Saturday, as the movement took to the streets for the ninth week in a row across the country. Clashes erupted between the protesters and the police, who fired teargas and used flash-ball weapons against the crowds… Read on ->

Tags: France


Meet the first Russian submarine to attack enemy force since World War II: report

Published 2019-01-12 17:31:19 by News Desk in Middleeast, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:00 P.M.) – The Russian Navy utilized its Rostov-on-Don (B-237) to carry out a powerful cruise missile attack against a group of Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) in early December of 2015, the National Interest online publication reported on Saturday. “Rostov-on-Don, or B-237, is a modernized Kilo-class attack submarine. The… Read on ->

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Tags: Russia, Syria


Dagestani ISIS youth recruiter killed in clashes with Russian forces: TASS

Published 2019-01-12 16:50:58 by News Desk in World-News

The gunmen eliminated in a special security operation in the North Caucasian Republic of Dagestan were involved in recruiting youths for the Islamic State terrorist organization (outlawed in Russia), the country’s National Anti-Terror Committee told TASS on Saturday. “The gunmen eliminated in Dagestan yesterday have been identified. According to the… Read on ->

Tags: Dagestan, ISIS, Russia


Breaking: Syria accuses US of supporting Israeli strikes on Damascus

Published 2019-01-12 16:40:07 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:20 P.M.) – The Syrian Foreign Ministry issued a statement on Saturday afternoon that slammed the recent Israeli missile strike on Damascus. In a statement published Saturday, the Ministry said it had dispatched letters to the Secretary-General of the United Nations and the chief of the UN Security Council in connection with Friday… Read on ->

Tags: Damascus, Israel, Syria, US


Turkish military sends large convoy to Idlib after rebels surrender much of province

Published 2019-01-12 16:22:40 by Leith Aboufadel in Syria

BERIUT, LEBANON (4:00 P.M.) – The Turkish Army sent a large convoy of vehicles and military personnel to the western countryside of the Idlib province on Saturday. According to local reports, the Turkish military sent their convoy to the Ishtabraq Mountain, which is located just south of Jisr Al-Shughour. The… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


Syrian military prepares to storm eastern Euphrates: report

Published 2019-01-12 15:12:10 by Leith Aboufadel in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:00 P.M.) – The Syrian military is preparing to storm the eastern region of the Euphrates River Valley, the National Defense Forces (NDF) reported on Saturday morning. According to the report from the National Defense Forces, their troops just completed training for the upcoming battle east of the… Read on ->

Tags: Euphrates, Syria


US sanctions on Iran devastate Syria’s fuel industry: source

Published 2019-01-12 14:53:50 by Leith Aboufadel in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:30 P.M.) – The current U.S. sanctions on Iran have had a major effect on Syria’s fuel and electrical industry, a government source told Al-Masdar News on the condition of anonymity this afternoon. The government source said that Syria is experiencing one of its worst fuel and electrical crises… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Syria, US


Syria’s invitation to Arab League summit in Tunisia will not be discussed in Beirut

Published 2019-01-12 14:30:37 by News Desk in Middleeast, Syria

Arab League’s Assistant Secretary-General Hossam Zaki told Sputnik on Saturday that Syria’s invitation to the organization’s summit in Tunisia in March would not be discussed during the Arab Economic and Social Development Summit that will take place in Beirut later this month. “The League has no plans to discuss an invitation… Read on ->

Tags: Syria, Tunisia


Syrian Army launches heavy attack on jihadist rebels in southern Idlib

Published 2019-01-12 14:21:00 by Leith Aboufadel in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched a heavy attack on the jihadist positions in the southern countryside of Idlib this afternoon, a source told Al-Masdar News from nearby Hama city. According to the source, the Syrian Arab Army launched several surface-to-surface missiles and artillery shells… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


Turkish-backed rebels reportedly hand over strategic airbase to jihadists

Published 2019-01-12 13:48:52 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:30 P.M.) – The Turkish-backed rebels have allegedly handed over a strategic airbase in the Idlib Governorate to the jihadist forces. According to opposition activists via social media, the Turkish-backed National Liberation Front has transferred the Taftanaz Airbase to Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham after an agreement was reached between… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


Russian military sends armored convoy to Hama and Idlib: report

Published 2019-01-12 13:36:01 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:20 P.M.) – The Russian military allegedly sent an armored convoy to the Hama and Idlib governorates this week after the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham captured several areas in these provinces. “A Russian military convoy, consisting of several armored, military, engineering and personnel carrier vehicles, has… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Idlib, Russia, Syria


IDF chief claims intelligence, aerial superiority over Syria

Published 2019-01-12 13:24:47 by Leith Aboufadel in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:00 P.M.) – The outgoing Chief-of-Staff of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) Gadi Eisenkot told the New York Times this week that Israel enjoys both aerial and intelligence superiority over Syria. According to Eisenkot (as quoted by the Jerusalem Post), Israel has “complete intelligence superiority in this area [Syria]…. Read on ->

Tags: IDF, Syria


Turkey closely cooperating with Russia to implement accords in Syria’s Idlib: MoD

Published 2019-01-12 13:02:32 by News Desk in Middleeast, Syria

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Turkey continues to cooperate closely with Russia to implement the agreements on the Syrian province of Idlib reached by the presidents of both countries in September last year, Turkey’s Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Saturday. The Turkish defense minister made this statement after a meeting with Chief of the… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Russia, Syria, Turkey


Fierce clashes breakout in Hodeidah city despite fragile ceasefire

Published 2019-01-12 12:45:21 by Leith Aboufadel in Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:30 P.M.) – A series of fierce clashes broke out inside the strategic port-city of Hodeidah on Saturday after the pro-government troops heavily shelled the Houthi positions in the provincial capital. According to a local source, the UAE-backed Southern Resistance troops fired several shells towards the Houthi defenses,… Read on ->

Tags: Hodeidah, Yemen


Developing: Israeli Air Force spotted along Syrian border just hours after attack

Published 2019-01-12 12:26:22 by News Desk in Middleeast, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:10 P.M.) – For the first time since they launched their missile strikes on Damascus, the Israeli Air Force has been spotted along the Syrian border with the occupied Golan Heights. According to a source in Damascus, the Syrian military has been placed on high alert after Israeli… Read on ->

Tags: Israel, Lebanon, Syria


US military delivers weapons to Manbij city (photos)

Published 2019-01-12 12:08:58 by Leith Aboufadel in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – The U.S. military has reportedly sent more weapons to the city of Manbij in the northeastern region of Aleppo, local journalists reported via social media this weekend. According to local journalist Mohammed Hassan, the U.S. sent a weapons convoy to Manbij via the international highway… Read on ->

Tags: Manbij, Syria, US


Russian Navy to put over 30 Poseidon strategic underwater drones on combat duty – TASS

Published 2019-01-12 11:49:23 by News Desk in World-News

The Russian Navy plans to place more than 30 Poseidon strategic nuclear-capable underwater drones on combat duty, a source in the domestic defense industry told TASS on Saturday. “Two Poseidon-carrying submarines are expected to enter service with the Northern Fleet and the other two will join the Pacific Fleet. Each… Read on ->

Tags: Russia


More footage of the Syrian air defenses intercepting Israeli missiles

Published 2019-01-12 11:42:13 by Leith Aboufadel in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:30 P.M.) – Last night, the Israeli Air Force fired several missiles towards the vicinity of the Damascus International Airport, prompting the Syrian military to activate their air defenses to intercept the attack. While the Syrian military managed to intercept many of the missiles, some of the Israeli… Read on ->

Tags: Damascus, Israel, Syria


Russia’s 5th-generation fighter jet gets advanced stealth coating

Published 2019-01-12 11:22:31 by News Desk in World-News

A new composite material with enhanced radar wave absorbing properties was used to make the cockpit canopy of the most advanced Sukhoi Su-57 multirole fighter jet and the Tupolev Tu-160 strategic missile-carrying bomber, Russia’s state hi-tech corporation Rostec told TASS on Friday. The innovative glass coating has been developed by… Read on ->

Tags: Russia


US troops remain inside Manbij despite massive Syrian Army, rebel presence outside city (video)

Published 2019-01-12 10:55:55 by News Desk in Syria

Pick-up trucks with US flags were filmed driving on the streets of Manbij on Friday, patrolling the city’s areas The US troops are still patrolling the strategic city, near the Turkish border, while US defense officials confirmed on Friday that the US started the withdrawal from Syria, not disclosing further… Read on ->

Tags: Manbij, Syria


Videos of the Israeli attack and Syrian response

Published 2019-01-12 03:47:27 by Leith Aboufadel in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:20 A.M.) – The Israeli Air Force launched several missiles towards the vicinity of the Damascus International Airport, tonight, prompting the Syrian military to activate their air defenses. According to sources in Damascus, the Syrian military was able to intercept several Israeli missiles; however, some managed to reach… Read on ->

Tags: Damascus, Israel, Syria


Israel launches first strikes in Syria this year

Published 2019-01-12 03:12:04 by Leith Aboufadel in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:00 A.M.) – For the first time this year, the Israeli Air Force has launched several missiles towards the Syrian capital city of Damascus. According to local sources, the Israeli missiles targeted the vicinity of the Damascus International Airport; this prompted the Syrian military to activate its air… Read on ->

Tags: Israel, Syria


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