This is a summary of 12 AMN articles on the following subjects: Hama, Syria, Iran, US, Aleppo, Idlib, Latakia, Russia, Turkey, Daesh, France, Iraq.

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Video footage of the Syrian Army capturing Kafr Naboudeh

Published 2019-05-27 15:44:02 by News Desk in Syria

The Syrian Arab Army announced it has regained control over Kafr Naboudeh in the north of Hama province on Sunday, days after militants claimed they took control over the strategic town. Footage shows clouds of smoke billowing after shelling as well as SAA soldiers and military equipment in the liberated area. “We had to retreat, and after two or three days we regrouped our forces to return today. By the will of God and by the will of the men we intruded Kafr Nboudeh and controlled the locations we previously held,” said a Syrian Arab Army officer. Kafr Naboudeh… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Syria

Russia warns US military buildup in Middle East to create new risks

Published 2019-05-27 15:30:04 by News Desk in Middleeast

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, commenting on US President Donald Trump’s intention to additionally send 1,500 troops to the Middle East, said Monday any increase in military potential would result in new risks. “As for President Trump’s decision to send 1,500 troops in addition to those deployed in the Middle East and North Africa region, well, you know, always when the military potential grows, the risks increase. I very much hope that the sensible voices that are heard from Washington, including the respected former military leaders, politicians, diplomats about the recklessness of the idea of war against Iran, will be… Read on ->

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Tags: Iran, US

Large number of reinforcements arrive in northwestern Hama for next Syrian Army push

Published 2019-05-27 14:24:21 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 P.M.) – A large number of Syrian Arab Army reinforcements arrived in the northwestern countryside of the Hama Governorate, today, a source from the military told Al-Masdar this afternoon. According to the source, reinforcements from all over northwestern Syria were ordered to redeploy to the Hama Governorate for the next Syrian Arab Army push into southern Idlib. These reinforcements should help the Syrian Arab Army advance from the key town of Kafr Naboudeh to the nearby hilltop of Tal Sakher and town of Al-Hobeit. Over the weekend, the Syrian Army deployed several units from their 7th Division… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Syria

Iran tests scud missile from ‘secret’ underground facility: video

Published 2019-05-27 13:25:57 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:10 P.M.) – The Islamic Republic of Iran has tested their Qiam-1 missile in a ‘secret’ underground facility in an undisclosed location inside the Persian Gulf nation. The Qiam-1 was modeled after the North Korean Scud missile, Hwasong-6; it entered Iranian military service in 2010. This move by the Iranian military comes just weeks after the U.S. administration accused Iran of preparing to launch an attack on the American forces in the Middle East. Iran maintains that their missile program is merely defensive, despite contrasting accusations from the U.S. and Israel.

Tags: Iran, US

Complete map of Syrian War – May 27 update

Published 2019-05-27 13:04:31 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:45 P.M.) – On  May 26, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) carried out several attacks against the militants in northwestern Syria. As a result of their attack on northwestern Hama, the Syrian Army managed to retake the key town of Kafr Naboudeh. List of incidents on May 26: Aleppo: Clashes broke out between Syrian army and Turkish backed rebels near Tadef town South of al-Bab in eastern Aleppo countryside. Daraa: Several Syrian soldiers were injured when unknown assailants opened fire at their bus on Jillen town road in western Daraa countryside. Hama: The Syrian army fired several missiles… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Hama, Idlib, Latakia, Syria

Turkey equipped militant groups with advanced weapons in northwestern Syria

Published 2019-05-27 11:45:12 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

Turkey has equipped several militant groups with advanced weapons to help them forestall the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) progress in the northwestern region of Syria, senior opposition officials and rebel sources told the Reuters News Agency on Saturday. The Syrian Army launched a large-scale aerial and ground assault as it sought to gain control of the last big stretch of rebel-held territory in the northwest of the country last month. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said the militants had breached an existing ceasefire, triggering a civilian exodus by bombarding Idlib and adjacent areas. It has been the biggest escalation since last… Read on ->

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Tags: Russia, Syria, Turkey

Syria Army, Turkish-backed rebels clash in eastern Aleppo

Published 2019-05-27 11:12:17 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) clashed in the eastern countryside of the Aleppo Governorate last night. According to a military source in Aleppo city, the Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army troops opened fire on the Syrian Arab Army soldiers between the towns of Tadef and Al-Bab; this prompted a fierce exchange of gunfire for nearly an hour on Sunday. The Syrian Arab Army did not report any casualties, nor did the Free Syrian Army. Despite the presence of both Russian and Turkish troops, the Al-Bab has experienced sporadic violence over… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Syria

Russian military to conduct observation flight over continental US

Published 2019-05-27 09:56:09 by News Desk in World-News

A group of Russian military inspectors will carry out this week an observation flight over the territory of the United States within the frames of the international Open Skies Treaty, Krasnaya Zvezda daily reported on Monday citing a senior Russian Defense Ministry official. The head of the Russian Defense Ministry’s National Nuclear Risk Reduction Center, Sergey Ryzhkov, said the observation flight over the United States would be carried out on board of Tu-154M-LK-1 aircraft between May 28 and June 3. The observation mission of the Russian inspectors will start from the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, and the… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, US

In pictures: Syrian Army captures Kafr Naboudeh from jihadist forces

Published 2019-05-27 09:21:52 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:10 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) captured the key town of Kafr Naboudeh, yesterday, after a short battle against the jihadist forces in northwestern Hama. Prior to storming Kafr Naboudeh, the Syrian Army’s Tiger Forces spent a week peppering the town with nonstop missile and artillery strikes. By the time they were ready to storm Kafr Naboudeh, most of the jihadist defenses had already been destroyed or badly damaged.

Tags: Hama, Syria

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Jihadists suffer heavy losses in failed counter-offensive at Kafr Naboudeh

Published 2019-05-27 07:52:51 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:30 A.M.) – Several hours after losing the key town of Kafr Naboudeh, the jihadist rebels assembled their forces for a counter-offensive against the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in northwestern Hama. Led by Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham, the jihadist rebels stormed the Syrian Army’s positions at the eastern flank of Kafr Naboudeh last night. The jihadist rebels attempted to crack the Syrian Army’s lines after pushing westward from Tal Sakher. However, a few hours after launching the attack, the jihadist rebels were forced to retreat from the eastern sector of Kafr Naboudeh, leaving the Syrian Army in full control… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Syria

Three French ‘Daesh members’ sentenced to death in Iraq – reports

Published 2019-05-27 05:02:12 by News Desk in Iraq

According to an official, a court in Iraq sentenced three French residents to death after they were found guilty of joining the Daesh* terrorist group. Kevin Gonot, Leonard Lopez and Salim Machou were captured in Syria by a US-backed group fighting the terrorists. They are the first French Daesh members to receive death sentences in Iraq, where they were transported to for the court trial. In 2014, vast swathes of Iraq were seized by Daesh. At the end of 2017, then-Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi declared an end to the country’s fight against the terror group as Iraqi troops re-established complete control over the country’s border with Syria.     Source: Sputnik

Tags: Daesh, France, Iraq

Jihadists, Turkish-backed rebels launch counter-offensive to retake Kafr Naboudeh

Published 2019-05-27 00:44:31 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:30 A.M.) – The jihadist and Turkish-backed rebels have launched a counter-offensive this evening to retake the key town of Kafr Naboudeh in the northwestern countryside of the Hama Governorate. Led by Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham, the jihadist and Turkish-backed rebels stormed the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) defenses at the eastern flank of Kafr Naboudeh. A fierce battle would breakout shortly after the militants approached the town. According to a military source near the front-lines, Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and their allies are heavily pushing to reenter Kafr Naboudeh. He would add that both sides have suffered several casualties as… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Syria

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