This is a summary of 18 AMN articles on the following subjects: Israel, Syria, Hama, Idlib, Kremlin, Russia, Venezuela, Daraa, China, Latakia, Laatakia, Iran, US, Houthi, Saudi, Yemen, Aleppo, Homs.

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Unidentified debris spotted near Syrian SAM system after Israeli strike: video

Published 2019-06-03 21:41:11 by News Desk in Syria

Footage has appeared online showing burning debris on a field near a Syrian air defence battery outside the Damascus suburb city of Kiswah. The video, taken from multiple angles and distances, shows unidentified men’s efforts to put out the flames next to a cylindrical piece of wreckage using dirt and shovels. It’s not clear whether the wreckage is a piece of a downed Israeli missile or that of an air defence missile fired off to try to stop the Israeli barrage. The Israeli military confirmed Saturday that it attacked two Syrian artillery units, an SA-2 anti-aircraft missile battery and multiple observation and intelligence posts in response to shelling from Syrian territory. Earlier, the IDF reported that… Read on ->

Tags: Israel, Syria


Syrian Army’s northwestern Syria offensive is back on after failed ceasefire talks

Published 2019-06-03 21:14:53 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:50 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) offensive in northwestern Syria is back on after the Turkish and Russian armed forces failed to reach terms for an open-ended ceasefire. Instead, both parties agreed to a brief 48-hour ceasefire to reopen a humanitarian crossing near the town of Morek in northern Hama. The humanitarian crossing was reopened, but the ceasefire would not last for more than 12 hours. According to a military source in Damascus, the Russian armed forces gave the Syrian Arab Army the green light to resume their northwestern Syria offensive after the jihadist rebels violated… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Idlib, Syria


Kremlin is not commenting on alleged Russian troop withdrawal from Venezuela

Published 2019-06-03 17:12:36 by News Desk in World-News

Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov has declined to comment on a Wall Street Journal article claiming that Russia is withdrawing its military advisers from Venezuela. “You are asking the wrong party. You should ask the companies that maintain the equipment provided to Venezuela earlier,” he told reporters. At the same time, the Kremlin spokesman pointed out that the information “has already been rejected by Russia’s side.” The Wall Street Journal claimed earlier that over the past few months, Russia’s Rostec State Corporation, responsible for training Venezuelan military personnel and providing consultations on weapons supply contacts, reduced the number of its advisers… Read on ->

Tags: Kremlin, Russia, Venezuela


Syrian military seizes US-made missiles in southern Syria

Published 2019-06-03 16:50:57 by News Desk in Syria

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BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:30 P.M.) – The Syrian military seized a large cache of weapons that were left behind by the rebel forces in Syria’s southern region over the weekend. According to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), the Syrian military seized the weapons cache inside the areas previously controlled by the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and their allies in the Dara’a Governorate. The Syrian Army reportedly seized a large number of U.S.-made TOW missiles, along with a variety of Israeli-made machine guns and explosive devices. In addition to seizing a weapons cache in southern Syria, the Syrian military also uncovered… Read on ->

Tags: Daraa, Syria


New map of battle for Idlib: June update

Published 2019-06-03 15:47:02 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:30 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) resumed their offensive in northwestern Hama, today, after taking a week-long hiatus following the capture of Kafr Naboudeh. Backed by heavy airstrikes from the Russian Air Force, the Syrian Arab Army stormed the town of Al-Qasabiyah in a bid to secure the northern axis of Kafr Naboudeh. The Syrian Arab Army’s Tiger Forces managed to break through the jihadist lines at Al-Qasabiyah, forcing the Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham forces to withdraw further north. Following the capture of Al-Qasabiyah, the Syrian Arab Army and their air force began heavily attacking the nearby… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Idlib, Syria


Syrian Army uncovers massive multi-tonne haul of US-made C-4 explosives: video

Published 2019-06-03 14:56:05 by News Desk in Syria

The Syrian army has shown off a massive four-tonne stock of US-made C-4 explosives hidden by fleeing terrorists in the al-Yarmouk Basin in Dara’a governorate, southern Syria. The Syrian Arab News Agency released video footage of the explosives laid out across a field in packages. According to the army, the explosives were found across a number of underground caches, with Daesh (ISIS)* attempting to hide them before being driven out of the area last year. An officer from the 235th Military Intelligence Division told SANA that the deadly explosives were found by carefully combing the area and with the help of the local population. “Through the precise… Read on ->

Tags: Syria


Syrian Army captures town amid new push into Idlib

Published 2019-06-03 14:13:37 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has captured a new town on Monday after resuming their offensive in the northwestern countryside of the Hama Governorate. Led by the Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army began their attack by storming the town of Al-Qasabiyah from their positions at nearby Kafr Naboudeh. A fierce battle would ensue between the Syrian Army and the jihadist rebels, resulting in the latter’s eventual surrender of Al-Qasabiyah along the Idlib-Hama border. Monday’s advance by the Syrian Army marks the first time in eight days that their forces have made an attempt to… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Idlib, Syria


UFO allegedly spotted across China amid naval exercise

Published 2019-06-03 12:18:50 by News Desk in World-News

China conducted military exercises in the Bohai Sea and Bohai Straits on Saturday and Sunday, coinciding with reports from residents across multiple provinces of China on social media who say they saw an unidentified flying object (UFO) with a glowing fiery tail streak across the sky. China conducted two military exercises in the Bohai Sea and Bohai Straits, one from 7:00 am to 13:00 pm on Saturday and the other from 2:30 am to 12:00 am on Sunday, according to two notices released by the Maritime Safety Administration of China over the weekend that restricted navigation at sea. The notices… Read on ->

Tags: China


Syrian Army attempts new advance in northwestern Hama after halting offensive

Published 2019-06-03 11:48:10 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:30 A.M.) – For the first time since they halted their offensive in northwestern Syria, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is attempting to advance along the Idlib-Hama axis. Led by the elite Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army stormed the town of Al-Qasabiyah this morning, which is located just north of Kafr Naboudeh. According to a military source, the Syrian Arab Army is attempting to build a larger buffer zone around Kafr Naboudeh to protect from future jihadist attacks. No advance has been reported by the Syrian Arab Army as of yet. While attempting to advance north may… Read on ->

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Tags: Hama, Idlib, Syria


Breaking: Syrian Army storms jihadist mountain fortress in northeast Latakia

Published 2019-06-03 11:25:38 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:10 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched a new attack on the strategic mountaintop town of Kabani this morning, targeting the southern defenses of this jihadist stronghold in northeast Latakia. Backed by heavy airstrikes, the Syrian Arab Army’s 4th Armored Division stormed the southeastern axis of Kabani in a bid to break through the defensive lines of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) and the Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP). According to a military source, this attack on Kabani is meant to test the defenses of the jihadist forces and seek to gain a new launching point for their… Read on ->

Tags: Latakia, Syria


Russia rains hell from above on jihadist stronghold in northeast Latakia

Published 2019-06-03 10:57:27 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:40 A.M.) – The Russian Air Force let loose a large number of airstrikes over the mountaintop town of Kabani in northeastern Latakia last night. Led by their Sukhoi jets, the Russian Air Force repeatedly hammered the jihadist stronghold, causing several explosions that could be heard throughout northeastern Latakia. At the same time, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) unleashed a barrage of surface-to-surface missiles towards the jihadist defenses at the southern axis of Kabani. This heavy assault by both the Syrian and Russian forces comes at the same time as the military amasses its troops at the southern… Read on ->

Tags: Laatakia, Syria


US willing to ease sanctions on Syria if Russia contains Iran: report

Published 2019-06-03 10:02:45 by News Desk in Iran, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:40 A.M.) – The U.S. is willing to ease the sanctions on Syria if Russia is able to curb Iran’s influence inside the Levantine nation, a new report from the Arabic language version of the Sputnik News Agency claimed. The Sputnik report claimed that this topic will be discussed during the security meeting between the U.S., Russia, and Israel in Jerusalem this month. “The two sides will discuss a road map in which the United States and its allies will offer incentives to Moscow in Syria, such as restoring the legitimacy of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and lifting… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Russia, Syria, US


Trump calls on Russia, Syria, Iran to halt Idlib bombardment

Published 2019-06-03 09:08:24 by News Desk in Iran, Middleeast, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:45 A.M.) – U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted on Sunday evening that he was “hearing word” that Russia, Syria, and to a lesser extent, Iran, were indiscriminately bombing the Idlib province. “Hearing word that Russia, Syria and, to a lesser extent, Iran, are bombing the hell out of Idlib Province in Syria, and indiscriminately killing many innocent civilians. The World is watching this butchery. What is the purpose, what will it get you? STOP!” Last year, Trump tweeted something similar in regards to the Syrian government’s attack on the Idlib province. He would later take credit for halting… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


Breaking: Houthi forces unleash big missile attack on Saudi Coalition bases in southern Yemen

Published 2019-06-03 02:16:29 by News Desk in Gulf, Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 A.M.) – The Houthi forces unleashed a powerful missile attack against the Saudi Coalition troops inside of Yemen this evening. According to the official media wing of the Houthi forces, their rocket battalion fired several missiles on the Saudi Coalition bases in southern Yemen. Among the Saudi Coalition bases targeted by the Houthi forces was the Al-Hadabeh Camp, which was reportedly struck by a Badr-F ballistic missile. In addition to hitting Saudi Coalition bases, the Houthi forces also targeted the Yemeni National Army’s military festival that was held at the Ras Abbas Camp in Aden city. Prior… Read on ->

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Tags: Houthi, Saudi, Yemen


Car bombing rocks rebel-held town in northern Aleppo, 14 killed

Published 2019-06-03 01:31:50 by News Desk in Syria

At least 14 people died and 28 were injured on Sunday as a result of a car bomb explosion in Syria’s northwestern city of Azaz, a local source told the Sputnik News Agency. “According to preliminary information, 14 people have died and 28 were injured [in the explosion],” the source said. According to the source, the explosion took place in the centre of the city. He added that the place was crowded and the death toll may rise. In April, at least nine people were killed in a mine explosion and the detonation of two car bombs in Raqqa, according… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Syria


Video footage of Israel striking Syria’s T-4 Airbase

Published 2019-06-03 01:07:20 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:00 A.M.) – The Israeli Air Force bombed Syria’s T-4 Airbase this evening, killing one soldier and wounded two others. Video footage of the Israeli attack was captured by local soldiers who later uploaded the footage following the sequence of events this evening: As shown in the video above, the Israeli missiles were able to cause several explosions in the eastern countryside of the Homs Governorate. The Syrian air defense attempted to intercept the missiles, but some managed to hit their intended targets. In the video below, the Syrian air defense can be seen intercepting an Israeli missile… Read on ->

Tags: Homs, Israel, Syria


Update: Syrian air defenses deployed as missiles hit T-4 Airbase

Published 2019-06-03 00:28:59 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:15 P.M.) – At approximately 11:55 P.M. (local time), several projectiles struck the T-4 Military Airport in the eastern countryside of the Idlib Governorate. According to a field report from eastern Homs, the Syrian air defense units quickly responded to the missile strikes by attempting to intercept a number of the projectiles. The report said the Syrian military was able to intercept some of the projectiles, while the remaining hit the T-4 Airbase. State-owned Syrian TV indicated that the missiles were fired from enemy warplanes; however, there has been no confirmation from the Syrian military at this point…. Read on ->

Tags: Homs, Syria


Breaking: Syria’s T-4 Airbase comes under attack, likely Israeli strikes

Published 2019-06-03 00:10:36 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 A.M.) – Minutes ago, the T-4 Airbase in eastern Homs reported several explosions as suspected Israeli warplanes bombed this strategic installation. According to the preliminary reports, enemy warplanes fired several missiles at the T-4 Airbase, causing a number of explosions throughout the installation. A source from the Syrian military said they are still unable to confirm whether or not it was indeed the Israeli Air Force that launched the missiles towards the base. The Israeli Air Force has attacked the T-4 Airbase in the past, killing at least a dozen Iranian soldiers in the process. If these… Read on ->

Tags: Israel, Syria


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