This is a summary of 9 AMN articles on the following subjects: China, Hama, Idlib, Syria, Hmeimim, Russia, ISIS, Palmyra, Mediterranea, US, Homs.

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China moves one step closer to cyborg future with new mind-reading chip

Published 2019-06-05 22:41:27 by News Desk in World-News

Engineers from China Electronics Corporation and Tianjin University have created a chip known as the Brain Talker, with the device said to be capable of reading human brainwave activity and efficiently translating it to enable users to control a computer. The technology, known as a ‘brain-computer interface’, or BCI, has been theorised for many decades, and has featured prominently in science fiction and techno-thriller books and films such as Neuromancer, Firefox, Ghost in the Shell, and Robocop. Now, Chinese engineers and academics have apparently taken the next step and actually created a working BCI device, with the Brain Talker debuting… Read on ->

Tags: China


Syrian Army enters jihadist heartland in southern Idlib: map

Published 2019-06-05 22:01:29 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:30 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has officially entered the southern part of the Jabal Al-Zawiya region after advancing into southwestern Idlib earlier this week. Led by the Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army scored an important advance into the Jabal Al-Zawiya region this week after advancing north of Huwayz in southwestern Idlib. As illustrated in the map below, the Syrian Army officially entered the Jabal Al-Zawiya region after seizing the town of Qasabiyah from the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham. This advance by the Syrian Arab Army has fully secured the northern flank of… Read on ->

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Tags: Hama, Idlib, Syria


US naval plane was approaching Syria’s Hmeimim Airbase before interception: Russia

Published 2019-06-05 20:44:27 by News Desk in Middleeast, Syria

A US patrol plane twice approached a Russian military facility in Syria, prompting an Su-35 fighter to ward off the American aircraft, Russia’s defense ministry says. The US Navy accuses Moscow of an ‘irresponsible’ interception. The Su-35 warplane took off from the Khmeimim base in Syria on Tuesday, as radars spotted an aerial target which was moving towards the Russian naval facility in Tartus, the Russian military said. The fighter jet crew identified the approaching target as a US Navy P-8A Poseidon aircraft. The responding Su-35 was maneuvering at a safe distance and returned to the airbase as soon as… Read on ->

Tags: Hmeimim, Russia, Syria


Syrian, Russian jets launch nonstop strikes over southern Idlib

Published 2019-06-05 20:29:54 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:10 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Air Force and their Russian partners conducted a large number of airstrikes over the southern region of the Idlib Governorate on Wednesday. According to a military report from northwestern Syria, the Syrian and Russian air forces specifically targeted the jihadist-held towns of Khan Sheikhoun, Kafr Sijnah, Abidin, Tramala, and Sheikh Mustafa. The report added that the Syrian Air Force is still heavily targeting southern Idlib as their ground troops prepare to launch their next big assault on this region. Meanwhile, in response to these airstrikes, the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


ISIS terrorists destroy Syrian Army tank near Palmyra: video

Published 2019-06-05 08:31:50 by News Desk in Syria

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BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:20 A.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) released a new video showing their terrorists carrying out attacks against the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the desert region around Palmyra. In a video released on Telegram, the Islamic State footage shows two anti-tank guided missile attacks on the Syrian Arab Army troops in the Jabal Bishri area.

Tags: ISIS, Palmyra, Syria


Russian jet intercepts US military plane in eastern Mediterranean

Published 2019-06-05 07:39:38 by News Desk in Syria, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 A.M.) – The Russian Air Force intercepted a U.S. military plane in the eastern Mediterranean on three separate occasions on June 4th, the U.S.’ 6th Fleet reported. “On June 4, 2019, a U.S. P-8A Poseidon aircraft flying in international airspace over the Mediterranean Sea was intercepted by a Russian SU-35 three times over the course of 175 minutes. The first and third interaction were deemed safe. The second interaction was determined to be unsafe due to the SU-35 conducting a high speed pass directly in front of the mission aircraft, which put our pilots and crew at… Read on ->

Tags: Mediterranea, Russia, Syria, US


Russian military tests new air defense system (video)

Published 2019-06-05 01:03:13 by News Desk in World-News

The Russian Ministry of Defence tested a new anti-missile defence rocket at Kazakhstan’s Saryshagan firing range, as shown in footage released on Tuesday. According to the Ministry of Defence, the missile is currently in service and successfully struck its target. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzMw2snruKo The Russian Ministry of Defence did not disclose the name or characteristics of the missile.   Credit: Ruptly

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Tags: Russia


New satellite image reveals destruction of T-4 Airbase after Israeli attack

Published 2019-06-05 00:32:44 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:10 A.M.) – The Israeli Air Force recently launched a heavy attack on the T-4 Airbase this past weekend, targeting a small installation inside this strategic site in eastern Homs. The Israel-based Image Satellite International released two satellite photos of the T-4 Airbase, showing the before-and-after images of the installation after Sunday’s attack. https://twitter.com/ImageSatIntl/status/1135960363273457665 According to Image Satellite International, the Israeli airstrikes likely targeted an Iranian drone base at the T-4 Airbase. While this is not confirmed, it is well-known that Iran has used the T-4 Airbase to launch drone strikes against the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) in central… Read on ->

Tags: Homs, Syria


Syrian Army advances into southwestern Idlib after resuming offensive: map

Published 2019-06-05 00:04:02 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:45 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) resumed their offensive in the northwestern region of Syria this week after a failed 48-hour-long ceasefire along the Idlib-Hama axis. Backed by Russian air support, the Syrian Arab Army’s Tiger Forces resumed the offensive on Monday when they stormed the small town of Al-Qasabiyah. Not long after storming Al-Qasabiyah, the Syrian Arab Army announced full control over the town after the jihadist forces failed to maintain their last line of defense. The following day, the Syrian Arab Army attacked three towns near Kafr Naboudeh, seizing them after a short battle… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Idlib, Syria


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