This is a summary of 10 AMN articles on the following subjects: Idlib, Syria, Gaza, Israel, Palestine, Hama, Turkey, Venezuela, Aleppo, Maduro, Palestinian Child Killed, Rocket Fire, Palestinian Killed, North_Korea, Trump, Japan, US.

Categories covered in this brief: Syria, Middleeast, Palestine, Turkey, World-News

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Jihadist rebels created strike group to attack Syrian Army south of demilitarized zone: Russian MoD

Published 2019-05-04 23:31:39 by News Desk in Syria

Groups of militants in the southern part of the demilitarized zone in Idlib, led by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (former Jabhat al-Nusra outlawed in Russia), are creating a strike force and their attack on Hama is not ruled out, the chief of Russia’s center for the reconciliation of conflicting parties in Syria, Major-General Viktor Kupchishin told the media on Saturday. “According to information available at this point groups of militants under the command of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham have been building up strength near Latamna and Kafer-Zaita in the south of the de-escalation zone Idlib over the past few days. It should… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria

Israeli military claims over 70 ‘terrorist targets’ hit in Gaza

Published 2019-05-04 23:04:27 by News Desk in Middleeast, Palestine

Earlier, the Israeli Defence Forces said that its tanks and aircraft had targeted 30 areas inside the Gaza Strip in response to 200 rocket launches from the territory on settlements in southern Israel earlier in the day. Israeli Air Force fighters are “continuing to strike at terrorist targets in the Gaza Strip,” carrying out attacks on “about 70” targets in the territory, the Israeli military has said in a communique released Saturday evening. According to the IDF, warplanes destroyed a 20-meter deep ‘attack tunnel’ created by the Palestinian Islamic Jihad organisation, which had been dug under the Gaza-Israel border into Israeli territory and was intended to allow militants to carry out attacks. The… Read on ->

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Tags: Gaza, Israel, Palestine

Syrian Army hits Turkish military post in northwestern Hama, casualties reported

Published 2019-05-04 22:38:56 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:10 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) was responding to an artillery strike by the jihadist rebels on Saturday when their own artillery shells hit a Turkish military post in the northwestern countryside of Hama. According to a report from the Hama Governorate, the Syrian Army’s artillery shells hit a Turkish military post near the town of Sheir Maghar, which is located just north of Qal’at Al-Madiq. Pro-opposition activists claimed that the artillery strike by the Syrian Arab Army resulted in three wounded for the Turkish military; these casualties were later flown out of northwestern Hama by… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Syria, Turkey

Venezuelan military chopper crashes during mission in Oripoto

Published 2019-05-04 22:11:27 by News Desk in World-News

A military helicopter with 7 people on board has crashed in Venezuela, Elías Sayegh, the mayor of the El Hatillo municipality, reported via Twitter on Saturday. “An army helicopter fell this morning in the green zone in Oripoto, more precisely in El Volkan, with seven passengers on board. Our team of El Hatillo civil defense forces helps with search operations,” Sayegh wrote on Twitter. There is no information about the fate of the crew and passengers so far. The helicopter may have been a Bell 412. With the recent presence of U.S. spy planes off the coast, the Venezuelan military has raised their alert levels in a bid to protect… Read on ->

Tags: Venezuela

Turkish Army, rebels launch new offensive to capture two towns in northern Aleppo

Published 2019-05-04 21:53:29 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:30 P.M.) – The Turkish Army and their allies from the Free Syrian Army (TFSA) began an operation on Saturday to push the Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG) further south of their stronghold, Azaz, in northern Aleppo. According to preliminary reports from northern Aleppo, the Turkish Army and their rebel allies are attempting to seize and secure two towns from the YPG forces near the key town of Tal Rifa’at. It appears the Turkish Army and their allies want to capture the towns of Maraanaz and Malkiyah from the YPG and if they’re successful, they will be able… Read on ->

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Tags: Aleppo, Syria

Maduro calls on Venezuelan military to prepare for war

Published 2019-05-04 21:34:09 by News Desk in World-News

Maduro has repeatedly warned the United States against military involvement in the ongoing political crisis in Venezuela. His most recent address to the military comes on the heels of a botched coup attempt led by opposition leader Juan Guaido. President Nicolas Maduro has called on the military to be “ready” in case the United States launches an offensive on Venezuelan soil, Agence France-Presse reported on Saturday. Maduro told soldiers “to be ready to defend the country with weapons in hand if one day the North American empire dares to touch this land, this sacred ground,” in a speech at a military base where several thousand servicemen were present. It comes as opposition… Read on ->

Tags: Maduro, Venezuela

Israel Kill Pregnant Mother And Her 1 Yr Old Child In Gaza

Published 2019-05-04 20:51:27 by Robert Inlakesh in Middleeast, Palestine

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (8:50 P.M)- Israeli warplanes targeted a home in Eastern Gaza killing a pregnant woman and her child. The Gaza Health Ministry have confirmed the death of, 1 year old, Seba Arar and her pregnant mother Falasteen Arar (37 years old) after Israeli warplanes targeted their home in Eastern Gaza Strip, two sisters were also critically injured in the attack. In the past 24 hours, Israel has injured upwards of 100 Palestinians and killed 7, in the besieged Gaza Strip. BELOW ARE THE NAMES OF THOSE MARTYRED: 1. Seba Abu Arar (1 year 2 months old) 2. Falasteen Arar… Read on ->

Tags: Gaza, Israel, Palestinian Child Killed, Rocket Fire

Israel Launches Massive Airstrikes On Gaza Killing and Injuring Palestinians

Published 2019-05-04 14:37:32 by Robert Inlakesh in Middleeast, Palestine

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (2:30 P.M)- Israel has struck dozens of sites throughout the Gaza Strip, killing another man and critically injuring others. Following Israel’s murder of 4 Palestinians yesterday, the armed wings of Hamas and Islamic Jihad in Gaza both committed to delivering a response to the Israeli aggression. During this Friday’s ‘Great Return March’ protests, Israel yet again used live ammunition against unarmed demonstrators. Three demonstrators were killed and 82 injured, including 34 children, 2 journalists and 3 medics. Later that Friday, Palestinian snipers shot two Israeli snipers from behind the demonstrations, the two soldiers were injured and transported to… Read on ->

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Tags: Gaza, Israel, Palestinian Killed

North Korea defies Trump with new missile launches in Sea of Japan

Published 2019-05-04 11:44:10 by News Desk in World-News

North Korea on Saturday fired a barrage of short-range missiles in the direction of the Sea of Japan, the Yonhap news agency reported citing South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS). Pyongyang “fired multiple rounds of unidentified missiles from its east coast town of Wonsan in the northeastern direction between 9:06 a.m. and 9:27 a.m. today,” the JCS said in a release. The missiles flew for a range of about 70 km to 100 km. The Japanese government said these were not ballistic missiles and they did not reach the country’s exclusive economic zone. In April 2018, Pyongyang announced it… Read on ->

Tags: North_Korea, Trump

F-35 fully mission capable 27 percent of the time: GOA

Published 2019-05-04 02:06:14 by News Desk in World-News

The US military’s F-35 Lightning II stealth aircraft have a problem with spare parts, and it’s keeping the planes out of the sky, according to a new report by a government watchdog. “F-35 aircraft were unable to fly nearly 30% of the May-November 2018 time period due to spare parts shortages,” according to an April report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). The report further notes that during that time, the Pentagon “had a repair backlog of about 4,300 F-35 parts.” “While DoD is taking various actions to improve F-35 spare parts availability so that aircraft can fly and perform their missions, it will likely continue to struggle to meet… Read on ->

Tags: Israel, Japan, Turkey, US

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