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Video footage of the Syrian Army foiling the jihadist offensive in northwestern Hama

Published 2019-06-09 10:41:27 by News Desk in Syria

The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) repelled an attack from Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) militant group in northwest  Hama, as Syrian media reported on Saturday. The footage filmed in Tal Meleh shows SAA soldiers firing weapons and clouds of smoke billowing on a frontline. According to reports, HTS militants launched an attack on SAA positions near Hama on Thursday. The SAA responded with destroying militants’ equipment and military vehicles, as well as reportedly killing 120 of them.   Credit: Ruptly

Tags: Hama, Syria

Russia confirms Iran has not requested to purchase S-400 system

Published 2019-06-09 10:20:01 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 A.M.) – The Russian Deputy Prime Minister confirmed in an interview with Sputnik News on Friday that Iran had not requested to purchase the S-400 system, despite the U.S.-based Bloomberg publication’s claims. “No,” Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov told Sputnik on Friday when asked whether Moscow had received any request from Tehran for S-400 System. In a report published in late May, Bloomberg claimed Russia had rejected Iran’s request to buy S-400 missile defense systems. The report claimed Russia was “concerned that the sale would stoke more tension” in the Middle East. Bloomberg, citing what it… Read on ->

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Tags: Iran, Russia

Breaking: Syrian Army launches big counter-offensive in northwestern Hama

Published 2019-06-09 09:52:48 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:30 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has launched a major counter-offensive in northwestern Hama this morning after being on the defensive for much of Saturday. Led by the Tiger Forces and their commander Major General Suheil Al-Hassan, the Syrian Arab Army began their counter-offensive this morning by storming the jihadist defenses at the key hilltop of Tal Malah. According to a military source, fierce clashes are now taking place at the western axis of Tal Malah as the Syrian Arab Army pushes to recapture this hilltop. Once Tal Malah is retaken, the Syrian Arab Army can… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Syria

Jihadist rebels behead Syrian soldier in northwestern Hama

Published 2019-06-09 09:37:40 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:20 A.M.) – The jihadist rebels recently beheaded a Syrian Arab Army (SAA) soldier that was wounded in an undisclosed area in northwestern Hama. In the video, the jihadist rebels film themselves beheading the soldier, who was still believed to have been alive prior to the gruesome execution. The jihadist rebels have released similar footage in the past, with most of their videos taking place in the Idlib Governorate.   Due to the graphic nature of the video, Al-Masdar will only provide the link to the video – viewer discretion is advised:

Tags: Hama, Syria

ISIS regaining momentum near Palmyra as fighting rages in northwestern Syria

Published 2019-06-09 09:14:38 by News Desk in Syria

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BERIUT, LEBANON (8:45 A.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) is regaining its strength near the ancient city of Palmyra, while the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and jihadist rebels trade offensive in northwestern Syria. Speaking to Al-Masdar from Damascus city, a military source stated that the Islamic State has recently stepped up their operations in central Syria, targeting the Syrian Army more frequently around the key road between the cities of Al-Sukhneh and Palmyra. According to the source, the Islamic State’s ambushes and raids in central Syria are well-coordinated and proof that the terrorist group possesses the ability to wreak havoc… Read on ->

Tags: ISIS, Palmyra, Syria

Russia is ready to send more troops to Venezuela if necessary: report

Published 2019-06-09 01:51:50 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON(1:40 A.M.) – The Russian military is ready to send more troops to Venezuela if necessary, the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Director of Latin American Affairs, Alexander Schetinin, said on Friday. “We have contracts [with Venezuela] on maintaining deliveries. Any maintenance work requires a certain number of people. Sometimes more, sometimes less. If more people are needed, we will send as many as necessary”, the diplomat stated when asked whether Moscow was ready to increase the number of military experts maintaining equipment in Venezuela, RIA Novosti reported. Last Sunday, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing an unnamed source, that Russia… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Venezuela

Breaking: Unknown assailants attack Syrian intel HQ in Sweida

Published 2019-06-09 01:08:53 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:00 A.M.) – The Political Security Branch headquarters came under attack this evening after unknown assailants fired two RPGs towards the building. According to a source in southern Syria, the unknown assailants targeted the Political Security HQ inside of Sweida City. No casualties have been reported as of yet. This latest attack comes just days after the commander of the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) 15th Special Forces Division was assassinated near the Dara’a Governorate border. The Syrian military believes a Free Syrian Army (FSA) sleeper cell in eastern Dara’a was responsible for the assassination. The Syrian intelligence bases… Read on ->

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Tags: Sweida, Syria

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