This is a summary of 17 AMN articles on the following subjects: Gaza, Israel, Palestinians Killed, Rockets, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Palestine, Aleppo, Azaz, Russia, Turkey, YPG, Hama, Guaido, Maduro, Venezuela, US, Latakia, Kobani, Idlib, Rocket Fire.

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Israeli Airstrikes Kill Two Toddlers and Two Pregnant Women In Gaza

Published 2019-05-05 21:38:43 by Robert Inlakesh in Middleeast, Palestine

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (9:20 P.M)- The death toll in Gaza has risen to at least 25 as Israel and Gaza fire back and forth. According to the Gaza Health Ministry, at least 25 Palestinians have been killed and around 246 injured in the past few days of violence. Included amongst the dead are two female babies and two pregnant mothers. Some 60 houses and facilities have been totally destroyed by Israeli airstrikes, with 540 homes and facilities being partially destroyed. Israel has also officially announced the prohibiting of all fuel from entering Gaza, as well as reportedly cutting all electricity to the besieged… Read on ->

Tags: Gaza, Israel, Palestinians Killed, Rockets


Infamous Blackwater group allegedly training ISIS near Syrian border: Al-Akhbar

Published 2019-05-05 18:56:09 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

The Arabic-language newspaper al-Akhbar reported on Saturday that the infamous Blackwater group, along with other security firms, had returned to Iraq to train jihadist fighters against the government. According to the report, a source close to the U.S. charge de affairs in Iraq Judy Hood said that Blackwater has transferred the U.S. military equipment from Jordan to Western al-Anbar province in full coordination with Ein al-Assad base, adding that the company is now training the ISIL terrorists in the base. Meantime, al-Akhbar quoted field sources as saying that trucks carrying ISIL militants, escorted by the US vehicles, were transferred from… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Iraq, Syria


All hell breaks loose in Gaza as Israeli and Palestinian forces trade attacks

Published 2019-05-05 18:39:25 by News Desk in Middleeast, Palestine

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:20 P.M.) – The situation inside the Gaza Strip has rapidly deteriorated, today, after both the Palestinian and Israeli forces traded a plethora of attacks. According to local activists in Gaza, the death toll has reached 12 after this afternoon’s heavy bombardment by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). At the same time, the Israeli military reported that an Palestinian projectile hit a motor vehicle in the Israeli settlements near Gaza; they said at least one person has been reported dead. The Israeli forces have reportedly targeted several areas across the Gaza Strip, including the Al-Bureij Camp, Rafah, Khan… Read on ->

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Tags: Gaza, Israel, Palestine


Turkish Army cancels offensive in northern Aleppo amid safe zone talks with Russia: reports

Published 2019-05-05 17:14:23 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:00 P.M.) – The Turkish military has allegedly cancelled their offensive against the Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG) in the Tal Rifa’at area of northern Aleppo, several reports claimed on Sunday. According to these reports, the Turkish military and their allies from the Free Syrian Army (FSA) made the decision to not launch another offensive near Tal Rifa’at due to the ongoing talks with the Russian forces to establish a demilitarized zone in the area. The Russian and Turkish forces are negotiating a potential demilitarized zone that would be monitored by their military personnel between the town of… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Azaz, Russia, Syria, Turkey, YPG


Breaking: Turkish Army allegedly abandons observation posts in northwest Hama

Published 2019-05-05 14:43:31 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:30 P.M.) – The Turkish Army has allegedly abandoned their observation posts in northwestern Hama, the Arabic-language version of the Sputnik News Agency reported. According to the report, the Turkish Army removed its posts in the Jabal Shashabo area after an attack by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) injured at least four soldiers on Saturday. The Turkish military confirmed that four of their military personnel were wounded, adding that their rescue choppers transported the soldiers to safety from the northwestern countryside of Hama. The Sputnik report added that the Turkish Army helicopter also evacuated their remaining forces from… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Syria


Russia’s Su-57 stealth fighter made 10+ flights over Syria in 2018

Published 2019-05-05 13:58:31 by News Desk in Syria, World-News

Russia’s fifth generation Su-57 fighter jet made over ten flights in Syria in 2018, the Russian Ministry of Defense reported late last year. “The crews of Su-57 planes performed over 10 flights in Syria,” the Defense Ministry said in a statement after posting footage of the aircraft in action. “The flights were performed to confirm the stated capabilities of the newest plane in a real combat environment.” Russia tested the Su-57’s flight and technical characteristics, its intellectual information control technology, onboard systems and armament amid high temperatures, complex relief and other factors in Syria, the Defense Ministry said. The Su-57… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Syria


Guaido admits he doesn’t have enough military support to overtake Maduro

Published 2019-05-05 13:37:54 by News Desk in World-News

The Venezuelan opposition had underestimated its support in the military, Juan Guaido has admitted after the failed coup attempt, adding that he’d welcome US-backed military intervention if Washington decides to pursue that path. Guaido and his supporters suffered an embarrassing defeat on Tuesday after the US-backed politician called on the military and the opposition to rise up and oust President Nicolas Maduro from power. Despite the defection of a few dozen servicemen, the armed forces stayed loyal to the elected president and refused to capitulate to Guaido’s calls. Following clashes in and around the capital, Maduro announced “defeat” of the coup… Read on ->

Tags: Guaido, Maduro, Venezuela


Turkey, Russia may setup safe zone without US forces in northern Aleppo

Published 2019-05-05 12:13:22 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

According to Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay, Ankara and Moscow are considering deploying troops to the Syrian region of Tel Rifaat, an area controlled by the Kurdish YPG militia, most of whom are fighting as part of the Syrian Democratic Forces backed by a US-led coalition. “The agreement was for us to stop there, but if these attacks continue, this may take a different shape. We are discussing this with Russia”, Oktay told broadcaster Kanal 7, adding that the Turkish military would continue operations along the borders until all threats to the country’s security are eliminated. While Russian authorities have yet to comment on the Turkish official’s statement, it comes… Read on ->

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Tags: Aleppo, Russia, Syria, Turkey, US


Breaking: Russian jets destroy jihadist bases in northeast Latakia

Published 2019-05-05 11:39:51 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:20 A.M.) – The Russian Air Force let loose another powerful attack against the jihadist rebels in northwestern Syria, striking the stronghold of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham in the Latakia Governorate. According to a military source in the Latakia Governorate, the Russian jets took off from the Hmeimim Airbase this morning and made their way to the jihadist-held areas in the Jabal Al-Akrad region. The Russian jets would then unleash a powerful attack on the jihadist bases inside the mountaintop town of Kabani, scoring several direct hits on the military installations of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham. These airstrikes by the… Read on ->

Tags: Latakia, Syria


Israeli troops mobilize along Gaza border for potential invasion

Published 2019-05-05 11:23:15 by News Desk in Middleeast, Palestine

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 A.M.) – The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) have sent reinforcements to the Gazan border this morning after launching their largest attack of the year on the Palestinian territories. The Jerusalem Post quoted the IDF’s 7th armored brigade as saying they “would be ready to act as an offensive force within the Gaza Division.” The IDF allegedly struck 230 targets in the Gaza Strip on Saturday, killing over five people, including a pregnant woman. The Al-Quds Brigade also confirmed that two of their members were killed during the heavy bombardment of the Gaza Strip on Saturday. Local activists… Read on ->

Tags: Gaza, Israel, Palestine


Turkey claims 25+ Kurdish fighters killed in retaliatory attack

Published 2019-05-05 11:08:44 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

Turkey killed 28 Kurdish fighters on Saturday in retaliation to an attack which left three Turkish soldiers dead, the Defense Ministry said in a statement. Earlier Saturday, three Turkish soldiers were killed and one was injured in a mortar attack by Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Turkey southeastern Hakkari province. The attack targeted a military base in the border province of Hakkari, according to the ministry. Meanwhile, one Turkish soldier was killed and another was wounded after an attack by the Syrian Kurdish militia in the mainly Kurdish-controlled northern Syrian region of Tel Rifaat. Turkish army had responded with aerial… Read on ->

Tags: Syria, Turkey


US soldier may have been killed by Turkish Army attack: monitor

Published 2019-05-05 10:22:28 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 P.M.) – A U.S. soldier may have been killed during a Turkish Army attack on the Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units’ (YPG) positions near the border city of Kobani, the pro-opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported over the weekend. “The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that ambiguity still surrounds the killing of a US soldier in the ranks of the US Forces in Aleppo countryside, on the 28th April 2019, where despite the American information that the soldier was killed in a shooting incident in Zor Magar area in the countryside of Ayn al-Arab (Kobani)… Read on ->

Tags: Kobani, Syria, Turkey


Turkish Army offensive in northern Aleppo fails after initial success

Published 2019-05-05 09:57:32 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:30 A.M.) – The Turkish Army and their allied rebel forces launched, Saturday, a new offensive in the northern countryside of the Aleppo Governorate. Targeting two towns controlled by the Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG) and Afrin Liberation Forces, the Turkish Army and Free Syrian Army stormed the area in an effort to overpower the enemy. The Turkish Army and FSA troops were able to capture the towns of Al-Malkiyah and Maraanaz after the YPG and ALF temporarily retreated south towards the key town of Tal Rifa’at. However, their success would be short lived, as the YPG and… Read on ->

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Tags: Aleppo, Syria, Turkey


Venezuelan opposition warns more ‘military movements’ are on the way

Published 2019-05-05 09:23:48 by News Desk in World-News

Venezuelan opposition figure Leopoldo Lopez said Thursday from his refuge in the Spanish embassy in Caracas that it was clear more “military movements” were on the way. Lopez, who has taken up refuge in the Spanish embassy in Caracas after escaping from house arrest with the help of opposition forces earlier this week, said in a statement Thursday that he’d met with commanders and generals of the Venezuelan military at his house during his time in house arrest and warned that more military defections like those seen earlier this week could follow. “The end of the usurpation” will take place “within… Read on ->

Tags: Venezuela


Everything you need to know about the upcoming Idlib offensive

Published 2019-05-05 07:43:19 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:10 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and their allies are preparing to launch a limited offensive along the Hama-Idlib axis in the coming days, marking the first time this year that they have conducted any type of military offensive in this part of the country. The Battlefield Despite some claims that the Syrian Army offensive will target the entire Idlib Governorate, a source from the military told Al-Masdar News this past week that the primary objective of this operation will be to expel all jihadist and rebel forces from the demilitarized zone area that stretches from… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Idlib, Syria


Israel Bombards Gaza Killing 10 Injuring 200

Published 2019-05-05 05:07:03 by Robert Inlakesh in Middleeast, Palestine

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (5:10 A.M)- Israel continues to strike the Gaza Strip as Gaza death toll reaches 10. Following the launch of 80+ air raids against different sites in Gaza, Israel has continued its onslaught against the illegally besieged Gaza Strip. Armed factions in Gaza also continue to fire, in response to Israeli aggression, following the firing of 400 retaliatory rockets into Israel. The Israeli military has struck a scores of civilian targets in Gaza, killing and injuring many. The civilian targets have included a Mosque, a University, houses, civilian high rise, aid agencies and more. 10 Palestinians have been killed… Read on ->

Tags: Gaza, Israel, Palestinians Killed, Rocket Fire


Breaking: Israeli Air Force, Navy launch massive attack along Gaza coast

Published 2019-05-05 04:37:40 by News Desk in Middleeast, Palestine

BEITUT, LEBANON (4:10 A.M.) – The Israeli Air Force, alongside with their navy, have launched a massive attack along the Gazan coast, local activists have reported from the western districts of this Palestinian region. According to the reports, the Israeli air and naval forces heavily targeted the towns of Khan Younis and Rafah, along with the Al-Ramal and Al-Zeitoun districts, causing powerful explosions that could be heard throughout the strip. The reports said several missiles hit Keshkou Street in eastern Al-Zeitoun, while a number of projectiles struck the bases of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) and Al-Quds Brigade (Liwaa Al-Quds)…. Read on ->

Tags: Gaza, Israel, Palestine


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