This is a summary of 11 AMN articles on the following subjects: Afrin, Aleppo, Syria, FSA, ISIS, China, Russia, Sweida, Hama, Idlib, Lebanon, Tripoli.

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[Graphic 18+] Go-pro footage of Kurdish forces ambushing Turkish-backed rebels in Afrin

Published 2019-06-04 22:52:51 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 P.M.) – The Kurdish-led Afrin Liberation Forces carried out a deadly attack against a group of Turkish-backed rebels in the Afrin region of northern Aleppo recently. The Afrin Liberation Forces released go-pro footage of their troops carrying out an ambush on an Ahrar Al-Sham military post in the Afrin region town of Shera. According to the group, at least five members of Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham were killed during this daring operation inside the Afrin region. https://twitter.com/HRE_official/status/1135873735226003456 The Afrin Liberation Forces were formed shortly after the Turkish-backed Euphrates Shield forces captured the entire Afrin region in early 2018…. Read on ->

Tags: Afrin, Aleppo, Syria


Former ISIS member joins ranks of Turkish-backed FSA in northern Aleppo

Published 2019-06-04 22:20:06 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 P.M.) – A former Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) member that was captured by the Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) in northern Syria has now joined the ranks of the latter in northern Syria. The former ISIS member, Aymen Al-Jalaba, was recently discovered in the ranks of the Turkish-backed Jabhat Al-Shamiya after a video of him beating a child was released from the northern Aleppo city of Jarabulus near the Turkish border. https://twitter.com/RE_N_AS/status/1135906069505544193 As mentioned above, Al-Jalaba had recently fought with ISIS during their short reign over much of the Deir Ezzor Governorate; however, since the terrorist group’s loss,… Read on ->

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Tags: Aleppo, FSA, ISIS, Syria


China to test fire newly acquired S-400 system

Published 2019-06-04 21:46:03 by News Desk in World-News

The Chinese Army’s combat teams will test-fire Russian-made S-400 missiles supplied instead of missiles damaged during their delivery to China in late December 2017, a source in military and diplomatic circles told TASS on Tuesday. “The Chinese military are expected to hold tests at one of their practice ranges in the first ten-day period of June to test-launch S-400 ‘Triumf’ missiles, which Russia supplied to China in April instead of damaged missiles. Like in test-firings last year, two missiles are set to be test-launched against a ballistic and an aerodynamic target,” the source said. TASS does not yet have an… Read on ->

Tags: China, Russia


Commander of Syrian Special Forces division assassinated in western Sweida

Published 2019-06-04 21:26:20 by News Desk in Syria

BERIUT, LEBANON (9:00 P.M.) – One of the commanders of the Syrian Army’s 15th Special Forces Division was assassinated in the western countryside of the Al-Sweida Governorate this week. According to reports, Brigadier General Jamal Al-Ahmad of the 15th Division was driving along Al-Hajj Road when a group unknown assailants opened fire on his vehicle. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack. Sleeper cells belonging to the Free Syrian Army (FSA) have been operating inside the southern region of Syria, targeting the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) units in Dara’a, Al-Sweida, and Al-Quneitra.

Tags: Sweida, Syria


Syrian Army storms strategic town in northwestern Hama

Published 2019-06-04 20:36:34 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:20 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched a new attack east of Kafr Naboudeh on Tuesday in a bid to secure the eastern part of the town. Led by their Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army began their assault by storming the key hilltop of Tal Sakher, which is located between Al-Hobeit and Kafr Naboudeh. According to a military source, the Syrian Army is seeking to capture Tal Sakher to prevent any future attacks by Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham on Kafr Naboudeh. At the same time, the source said Turkey informed their allied rebel forces that Russia… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Syria


Russia test fires new interceptor missile

Published 2019-06-04 20:17:08 by News Desk in World-News

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Russian Aerospace Defense Forces have successfully test-launched a new interceptor missile from the territory of Kazakhstan, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Tuesday. “Another test-launch of a new Russian interceptor missile was successfully conducted by the Russian Aerospace Defense Forces from the Sary-Shagan training range in Kazakhstan,” the defense ministry said. “After a series of trials, the new interceptor missile confirmed its characteristics and successfully completed the task by striking an assigned target with precision,” the defense ministry quoted deputy commander of the missile defense unit Vladimir Sergiyenko as saying. Russia’s Aerospace Defense Forces have previously test-launched interceptor missiles from… Read on ->

Tags: Russia


Syrian Army scores big advance in southern Idlib, 3 towns captured

Published 2019-06-04 13:42:14 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:30 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) scored a big advance in southern Idlib, Tuesday, capturing several towns from the jihadist and Turkish-backed rebels. Backed by heavy airstrikes, the Syrian Army’s Tiger Forces began their attack by storming the small town of Hamirat. Not long after attacking the town, they were able to break through the militant defenses and seize Hamirat. Following the capture of Hamirat, the Syrian Army shifted its attention to the towns of Qaratah and Hardane. The Tiger Forces were able to impose full control over these towns after the collapse of the jihadist… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


Breaking: Syrian Army attempts to capture new town in southern Idlib

Published 2019-06-04 10:25:40 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:10 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has launched a new attack in southwestern Idlib this week, targeting the small town of Hamirat near the Hama border. Led by the Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army began this morning’s attack by storming the southern part of Hamirat. A fierce battle would ensue between the jihadist rebels and Syrian Arab Army as the latter pushed their way into the town. The Syrian Arab Army is now attempting to seize the last few areas under the control of the jihadist rebels inside this small town in northwestern Hama. On… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


Turkish-backed rebels send reinforcements to Idlib after heavy jihadist losses

Published 2019-06-04 09:48:53 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:20 A.M.) – Several Turkish-backed rebels that were previously active in northern Aleppo have since been redeployed to the Idlib-Hama axis after their comrades from Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham suffered heavy losses during their failed bid to recapture all the territory they lost to the Syrian Arab Army (SAA). Speaking to Al-Masdar from northwestern Hama, a Syrian officer said that his group has faced militants from several groups over the last 48 hours. The officer said Syrian military intelligence reports indicated that many fighters from the Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) were recently redeployed to northwestern Hama after the… Read on ->

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Tags: Hama, Idlib, Syria


ISIS-linked terrorist wreaks havoc in Tripoli before blowing himself up

Published 2019-06-04 09:23:41 by News Desk in Lebanon

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 A.M.) – An Islamic State-linked terrorist launched an attack against the Lebanese General Security Forces in Tripoli city last night, killing at least two military personnel before taking several people hostage. According to a source, the terrorist, Abdel-Rahman Mabsout, killed two Lebanese General Security personnel at a checkpoint in the Tripoli Serail area before he fled to a building  inside the city. The Lebanese military was quickly dispatched to the area and besieged the terrorist inside a building on Al-Tawlid Street. With nowhere to run, Mabsout resorted to detonating his suicide vest and killing himself before the… Read on ->

Tags: ISIS, Lebanon, Tripoli


Syrian Army captures first town since resuming southern Idlib offensive: video

Published 2019-06-04 09:02:59 by News Desk in Syria

The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has reportedly regained control of Qusabiya in southern Idlib on Monday, making it the first town to be recaptured along the border between the provinces of Hama and Idlib. Footage shows clouds of smoke billowing after shelling as well as soldiers and military equipment in the liberated area. The advances reportedly came after heavy clashes with the militant enclaves in Qusabiya which serves as a strategic supply point for nearby towns. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55V61ZbPoQg “Qusabiya is very significant and high-located,” said a Syrian Army commander who added the hill town acted as a “supply point to Kafr… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


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