This is a summary of 14 AMN articles on the following subjects: Egypt, Libya, Hama, Syria, Saudi, Yemen, Russia, Idlib, Iran, US, Jaafari, France, Latakia, China.

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Infamous terrorist transferred from Libya to Egypt

Published 2019-05-29 18:33:55 by News Desk in North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:10 P.M.) – An infamous terrorist was handed over to Egypt by the Benghazi-based Libyan National Army (LNA) on Wednesday, the Egyptian Ministry of Defense announced. The wanted terrorist, Hisham El-Ashmawi, was filmed by Egyptian TV landing in Cairo on Wednesday after he was transferred by the Libyan National Army. El-Ashmawi was captured by the Libyan National Army in the former Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) stronghold of Derna. Egypt and the commander of the LNA, Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, maintain close diplomatic and military ties. Haftar has received a considerable amount of support from Egypt over the years, including… Read on ->

Tags: Egypt, Libya


Over 30 FSA fighters killed after Syrian Army blows up caves near Kafr Naboudeh

Published 2019-05-29 17:51:10 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:30 P.M.) – Tens of fighters from the Free Syrian Army’s Jaysh Al-Izza faction were reportedly killed when the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) bombed a cave near the town of Kafr Naboudeh in northwestern Hama. According to Jaysh Al-Izza’s official Telegram channel, several of their fighters were hiding in two caves near Kafr Naboudeh during the most recent battle on Sunday. The fighters had reportedly called for back up when the Syrian Army hit their positions at these caves. Jaysh Al-Izza mourned their losses after the attack on these caves. The Syrian Arab Army reported that more than… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Syria


Saudi Coalition launches important offensive to retake lost territory in southern Yemen

Published 2019-05-29 17:33:30 by News Desk in Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:20 P.M.) – The Saudi Coalition announced on Wednesday morning that their forces began an imperative offensive inside the Dhale province. The Saudi Coalition, led by the pro-government Yemeni troops, are attempting to retake the territory they lost at the hands of the Houthi forces earlier this month. Among the areas captured by the Houthi forces was the provincial capital, Qa’tbah, which was previously contested for several weeks. In addition to Qa’tbah, the Houthi forces seized over 15 towns during the offensive; this forced the pro-government troops to withdraw further east in order to regroup. The Saudi Coalition… Read on ->

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Tags: Saudi, Yemen


Jihadist attack on Kafr Naboudeh ends in disaster

Published 2019-05-29 15:27:01 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:00 P.M.) – On Tuesday, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) foiled an attack launched by the jihadist rebels on the town of Kafr Naboudeh in the Hama Governorate. Led by Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham, the jihadist rebels began their attack by storming the Syrian Army’s positions with approximately 25 fighters. However, the jihadist rebels were unable to score any type advance or even inflict any damage on their defenses. According to the Russian Reconciliation Centre, the Syrian Arab Army managed to foil the jihadist attack, killing more approximately ten HTS members before they retreated back towards Al-Hobeit in northwestern… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Syria


Russia to showcase new Su-57 fighter jets to foreign clients

Published 2019-05-29 14:15:27 by News Desk in World-News

Russia’s advanced Su-57 fifth-generation fighters will be shown to foreign delegations for the first time at the MAKS-2019 air show, Russian state arms exporter Rosoboronexport told reporters. “The advanced Su-57 fifth-generation fighter will be shown to Air Force delegations and all guests of the MAKS International Aviation and Space Salon in Zhukovsky, Moscow region, from 27 August to 1 September”, it said. The statement comes after a source in the aviation industry told Sputnik in March that Russian Su-57 fighter jet already has an export permit, and the Russian government is reviewing documents to officially rename the aircraft from T-50… Read on ->

Tags: Russia


Russian, Syrian air forces unleash powerful attack across Hama-Idlib axis

Published 2019-05-29 13:42:21 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:30 P.M.) – For the third straight day, the Russian and Syrian air forces have carried out several airstrikes over the Hama-Idlib axis. According to a military source in northwestern Syria, the Syrian and Russian air forces heavily targeted several jihadist-held towns in southern Idlib and northern Hama. The source specifically pointed out that the town of Al-Hobeit was the primary target for both air forces. The Syrian and Russian air forces also targeted several towns in the western countryside of Idlib, including Kafr Nabl and Tramala. At the same time, the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Idlib, Russia, Syria


Breaking: Iran says they are ready for possibility of war with US

Published 2019-05-29 13:28:05 by News Desk in Iran

Iran is prepared for the possibility of war with the United States, but hopes instead that tensions between the two nations can be solved with dialogue, the country’s deputy foreign minister has said. “We hope that we can start a dialogue, but we are ready for war,” Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi told RIA Novosti. The comments by the Iranian Foreign Ministry comes just hours after U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton accused Tehran of carrying out a naval mine attack off the coast of the United Arab Emirates.    

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Tags: Iran, US


Russia, Syria demand US withdrawal forces from Syria

Published 2019-05-29 12:38:42 by News Desk in Syria

Russia and Syria are calling on the global community and the United Nations to take a principled stand and urge the United States to withdraw its troops from Syria as soon as possible, the joint Russia-Syria coordination centre on refugee repatriation said in a statement on Wednesday. “We are calling on the global community, on UN relevant structures and on international humanitarian organizations to take a principled stand and exercise influence on the United States in order to urge it to withdraw its troops from the illegally occupied Syrian territories as soon as possible, as these troops support illegal armed… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Syria, US


Countries helping transfer terrorists from Syria to Libya: Jaafari

Published 2019-05-29 11:53:31 by News Desk in North-Africa, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:30 A.M.) – There are countries helping transfer terrorists from Syria to Libya, the Syrian U.N. Delegate Dr. Bashar Al-Ja’afari told the UNSC on Tuesday. “How can the fighters be transferred from Syria to Libya unless the support of governments benefiting from it?” Jaafari asked the UNSC, as cited by The Libyan Address. “We have warned against the transfer of fighters to neighboring countries,” Jaafari added. Members of both the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) and Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham have somehow made their way from Syria to Libya over the last year, prompting the governments in Damascus and Benghazi to… Read on ->

Tags: Jaafari, Libya, Syria


Remarkable footage of the Syrian Army’s battle for Kafr Naboudeh

Published 2019-05-29 11:14:14 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 A.M) – The ANNA News Agency has released remarkable footage of the fierce battle for the town of Kafr Naboudeh in northwestern Hama. In the 16-minute-long video, the Anna News Agency chronicles the tough battle between the Syrian Arab Army’s Tiger Forces and the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham in Kafr Naboudeh. ?eid=ARCwaIuNg_fPo24ygqIfAStXKB_Y6mNgTcaE7P24oFbURG8TOtaBulfc8ZYoYe-mJS8WZWxdfLi2Uc1O As shown in the video above, the Anna News Agency captures aerial footage of the battlefield, which provides an important view of the battle.   Please note: YouTube removed the channel for the Anna News Agency. Please consider following them on their new… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Syria


France erroneously claims Syrian military used chemical weapons in wrong location

Published 2019-05-29 10:29:15 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:10 A.M.) – French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian stated on Tuesday that there were ‘signs’ that the Syrian military had used chemical weapons in the northwestern province of Idlib, adding that they still need to be verified. “We have a sign of the use of chemical weapons in the Idlib area but for now there isn’t verification,” he told the French parliament’s foreign affairs committee, according to Reuters. “We are cautious because we think that the use of chemical weapons must be confirmed and lethal before we react,” added Le Drian. The problem with this claim by the… Read on ->

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Tags: France, Hama, Idlib, Latakia, Syria


Overnight footage of Syrian military’s heavy attack on Khan Sheikhoun

Published 2019-05-29 09:40:13 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:20 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army’s Tiger Forces released footage on Tuesday night of their heavy attack on the key town of Khan Sheikhoun in the southern countryside of Idlib. As shown in the short footage below, the Syrian military’s attack caused several overnight explosions inside Khan Sheikhoun. ?fref=pb&hc_location=profile_browser The Syrian Arab Army has mostly launched missile and artillery strikes on neighboring southern Idlib this week; they have yet to make any ground movements after capturing Khan Sheikhoun. In the coming days, the Syrian Arab Army is expected to launch a new bid to capture the nearby… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Idlib, Syria


China’s new anti-aircraft gun can eliminate drones, cruise missiles; expert

Published 2019-05-29 09:15:31 by News Desk in World-News

The anti-aircraft gun seems to be based on an eight-wheeled armoured vehicle, featuring a single 35 millimetre cannon as its main means of attack, Chinese military analysts said on Monday, citing a photo released by the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Daily on its Sina Weibo account on Sunday evening. It was deployed in a comprehensive exercise conducted by the PLA Army Academy of Artillery and Air Defence, which started on May 17 and is due to end on Friday, according to the PLA Daily report. Wei Dongxu, a Beijing-based military analyst, told the Global Times on Monday that the appearance… Read on ->

Tags: China


Large convoy of Syrian Army reinforcements pour into northwestern Hama

Published 2019-05-29 07:45:34 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:15 A.M.) – A large number of soldiers were redeployed to the northwestern countryside of the Hama Governorate last night as they prepare for a new operation east of Kafr Naboudeh. According to a military report from the Hama Governoraate, the reinforcements came from several areas in northwestern Syria; they would be deployed to the town of Al-Hayaleen. A source from the Syrian Army said that their forces are planning another attack in the coming days that will focus on the nearby town of Al-Hobeit, which is directly east of recently captured Kafr Naboudeh. The Syrian Army will… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Syria


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