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Israeli Soldiers Shoot Unarmed Palestinian Dead In His Car

Published 2019-04-02 14:42:53 by Robert Inlakesh in Middleeast, Palestine

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (2:40 P.M)- Israeli forces have killed another man near a West Bank checkpoint, this morning. According to the Palestinian Ministry Of Health, 23 year old, Mohammed Dar Adwan was shot and pronounced dead this morning. Witnesses say that Israeli soldiers opened fire, killing the 23 year unarmed man in his car, near the Qalandia checkpoint. Residents of Qalandia, a refugee camp in the West Bank (North of Jerusalem), have gathered today in their hundreds to attend Mohammed’s funeral. Israeli forces are currently raiding the refugee camp, as youths fight back with stones.

Tags: Israeli, Palestinian Killed, West Bank


Syrian Army shoots down militant attack drone in northern Hama (VIDEO)

Published 2019-04-02 11:56:15 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:40 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) shot down a militant attack drone over the northern countryside of the Hama Governorate on Tuesday. According to a report from the Tiger Forces, their Ali Taha Regiment shot down the militant attack drone before it could bomb the government’s positions in northern Hama. The Free Syrian Army (FSA) and Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham have used these attack drones in the past to target important installations like the Hmeimim Airbase in southwest Latakia. However, since their first attack on the Hmeimim Airbase in late 2017, the Russian military has kept a… Read on ->

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Tags: Hama, Syria


Baghdadi remains on the run between Syria and Iraq: source

Published 2019-04-02 11:39:11 by News Desk in Iraq, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:10 A.M.) – The infamous leader of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh), Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, is believed to be currently on the run between the borders of Syria and Iraq, a military source in Damascus told Al-Masdar News this morning. According to the military source, Al-Baghdadi has been frequently changing his hideouts between Iraq’s Al-Anbar Governorate, and Syria’s Homs and Deir Ezzor governorates. The source said the Syrian and Iraqi intelligence wings are working closely to discover his whereabouts, but due to his constant movement through the vast desert region between Iraq and Syria, it has proven to be… Read on ->

Tags: Baghdadi, Iraq, ISIS, Syria


Guaido to mobilise opposition for ‘Operation Freedom’

Published 2019-04-02 11:00:45 by News Desk in World-News

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido called for a nationwide mobilisation on April 6 as part of ‘Operation Freedom’, in a speech to students at Andres Bello University in Caracas on Monday. The self-proclaimed interim president of Venezuela made the comments as the country faces repeated blackouts and water shortages. “We will not get used to the tragedy, we will not get used to electricity rationing, we will not get used to the lack of water,” said Guaido. “We unite more…we go out into the streets more,” added Guiado. The speech came on the first anniversary of Frente Amplio Venezuela Libre,… Read on ->

Tags: Guaido, Venezuela


Dozens of ISIS fighters escape Baghouz to launch big assault on Syrian Army troops near Palmyra

Published 2019-04-02 10:42:16 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 A.M.) – A large number of Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) fighters have escaped the Baghouz pocket in eastern Deir Ezzor and made their way to the Palmyra countryside, a military source near the ancient city told Al-Masdar News last night. According to the military source, the Islamic State fighters have now taken refuge in the desert region near the T-2 Pumping Station, which was previously under the control until the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched their offensive to capture Albukamal in southeast Deir Ezzor. On Monday, the escaped ISIS fighters carried out another powerful attack against the Syrian… Read on ->

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Tags: ISIS, Syria


France denies involvement in any provocation in Syria’s Idlib province

Published 2019-04-02 10:20:28 by News Desk in Syria

The French Foreign Ministry said Monday that the statement by the Russian Center for Syrian Reconciliation on the French intelligence’s involvement in preparations of a chemical provocation in Idlib was a lie. “It is not information, but an outright lie which is habitual for this centre organised by the Russian and Syrian authorities,” a spokesman for the ministry said. Mr Kupchishin specified that the Belgian intelligence had been filming airstrikes on terrorist weapons caches in Idlib to later accuse Russia of using chemical substances. On Friday, the head of the Russian Defence Ministry’s Center for Syrian Reconciliation, Maj. Gen. Viktor… Read on ->

Tags: France, Idlib, Syria


Kurdish forces kill Turkish Army soldier in northwestern Aleppo

Published 2019-04-02 09:52:59 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 A.M.) – A Turkish Army soldier was killed on Sunday after the Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG) fired several artillery shells towards Afrin city. According to reports from northwestern Aleppo, the YPG heavily shelled the Turkish Army’s positions near Afrin city after the latter attacked the former’s military posts in the northern part of the province. Following the attack on the Afrin region of Aleppo, the Turkish Ministry of Defense announced the death of one of its soldiers as a result of the YPG’s shelling. With the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) nearly defeated in eastern Syria, the YPG… Read on ->

Tags: Afrin, Aleppo, Kurds, Syria, Turkey


Chinese army arrives in Venezuela just days after the Russian miltary

Published 2019-04-02 07:38:58 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 A.M) – A group of Chinese soldiers arrived in Venezuela on Sunday as part of a cooperation program between Beijing and Caracas. According to reports, more than 120 soldiers from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army arrived at Venezuela’s Margarita Island to deliver humanitarian aid and military supplies to the government forces. https://twitter.com/I30mki/status/1112578904835981312 The arrival of the People’s Liberation Army in Venezuela comes just days after the Russian armed forces deployed to the country to install a military helicopter training facility. However, this move by the Russian military has not come without heavy criticism from the Trump administration… Read on ->

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Tags: China, Russia, Venezuela


Syrian Army unleashes powerful assault across southern Idlib

Published 2019-04-02 07:00:52 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) unleashed a powerful assault across the southern countryside of the Idlib Governorate last night, targeting several areas controlled by the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham. Led by their 4th Armored Division, the Syrian Arab Army repeatedly fired several artillery shells and surface-to-surface missiles towards Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham’s positions in the Khan Sheikhoun area of the Idlib Governorate. The Syrian Arab Army’s attack on the southern countryside of the Idlib Governorate came just hours after the jihadist rebels and their allies from Jaysh Al-Izza launched their own assault on the… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Idlib, Syria


US suspends F-35 deliveries to Turkey over Russian S-400 deal

Published 2019-04-02 03:21:00 by News Desk in Middleeast, Turkey, World-News

The United States has stopped shipping equipment related to the F-35 fighter jet to Turkey. Washington’s move comes after Ankara insisted on purchasing the Russian S-400 missile defense system. Turkey has only received one unit of the fifth-generation fighter jet thus far. But all current and future shipments of equipment related to the aircraft have been halted, Pentagon said, unless Ankara gives up its commitment to take delivery of a Russian S-400 missile defense system. US President Donald Trump signed a bill last year blocking the transfer of F-35 fighter jets to Turkey, but the F-35 Joint Program Office said… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Turkey, US


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