This is a summary of 13 AMN articles on the following subjects: Hama, Syria, Iraq, Turkey, Russia, Idlib, China, US, Deir_Ezzor, ISIS, Palestine, PLA, Iran, UK, Ansarallah, Houthi, Sudan, Yemen, Hezbollah, Lebanon.

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Syrian Army attack on strategic hilltop is foiled by militant forces in northwestern Hama

Published 2019-07-08 23:51:21 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:30 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched a new attack on Monday to capture the key hilltop of Tal Malah in northwestern Hama. Led by the 11th Tank Division and National Defense Forces (NDF), the Syrian military attempted to crack Jaysh Al-Izza’s lines at the western slope of Tal Malah. However, the attack would be short-lived as the Syrian military was unable to breach the militant lines and retake this strategic hilltop that overlooks the Mhardeh-Sqaylabiyeh Road. This latest attack by the Syrian Arab Army marks the first time this month that the Syrian Arab Army… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Syria


Syrian and Iraqi armies meet at border fence: video

Published 2019-07-08 23:27:05 by News Desk in Iraq, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:10 P.M.) – The Syrian and Iraqi armies were filmed last week at a border fence in an undisclosed location. According to the video, the commander of the Iraqi Army’s 8th Division greeted an officer from the Syrian Arab Army. During their conversation, the Iraqi commander speaks of unity among both armies as they fight terrorist groups like the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_By9KWfQEs

Tags: Iraq, Syria


Turkish-backed rebels develop first armored personnel carrier

Published 2019-07-08 22:59:33 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:40 P.M.) – The Free Syrian Army (FSA) has manufactured their first armored personnel carrier in northern Syria, the group announced on Monday. Dubbed the ‘Al-Fahd’, the new FSA armored personnel carrier is modeled after the Turkish vehicles that were used during the Euphrates Shield operation that was carried out in 2017 and 2018. “The 4×4 vehicle turns at a speed of 80 km/hour on flat land and 30 km/hour through mountainous terrain, according to a source with the FSA-affiliated Al-Hamza division,” the Turkish publication Yeni Safak reported. “The personnel carrier has a length of 6 meters, the… Read on ->

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Tags: Syria, Turkey


Russia preparing to ship S-400 to Turkey: Erdogan

Published 2019-07-08 22:21:57 by News Desk in Turkey

Preparations continue to dispatch Russian-made S-400 air defense missile system to Turkey and an operation to load them onto a transport plane is underway, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced at a news conference on Monday. “The preparations for the dispatch [of S-400 system] continue. The loading is underway. There are agreed dates for S-400 deliveries,” the Turkish president said. According to Erdogan, “the National Defense Ministry is currently planning and selecting a site for the deployment of S-400.” The Turkish leader said he was sure that the Russian-made S-400 missile system would have a positive effect on the security of both Turkey and… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Turkey


Syrian forces destroy militant tunnel network in northern Hama: video

Published 2019-07-08 22:03:45 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:45 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) carried out a strategic attack on a militant tunnel network in the northern countryside of the Hama Governorate. According to the Tiger Forces, the Syrian Air Force destroyed the entire network of tunnels after learning of the location of this site inside the town of Zakat in northern Hama. As shown in the video below, the Syrian Air Force attack resulted in a powerful blast that destroyed these tunnels. https://www.facebook.com/489306751179330/posts/2185547168221938/

Tags: Hama, Syria


Russian Air Force unleashes heavy attack along main jihadist supply route

Published 2019-07-08 12:42:48 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:30 P.M.) – The Russian Air Force unleashed a fresh barrage of airstrikes over the Idlib and Hama governorates, hitting a number of jihadist positions along their supply route from Khan Sheikhoun. According to a military source in the Hama Governorate, the Russian Air Force heavily targeted the southern countryside of Idlib, scoring a number of direct hits on Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham’s positions. The source said the primary targets for the Russian Air Force were the towns Al-Hobeit, Khan Sheikhoun, Ma’arat Al-Nu’man, and Kafr Bateekh. In addition to the Russian airstrikes, the Syrian Air Force also carried out… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Russia, Syria


Chinese AEW aircraft 50 percent more efficient than those used by US: report

Published 2019-07-08 12:12:38 by News Desk in World-News

China’s aerial early warning (AEW) aircraft are 50 percent more efficient than US ones in terms of electromagnetic resources utility, prompting military analysts to say on Sunday that the Chinese aircraft could retain maximum detection and communication capabilities even under strong hostile electromagnetic interference. Tang Xiaobin, a senior scientist at the state-owned China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC), developed an innovative theory on utilizing electromagnetic resources more efficiently and put it into use after she joined the Chinese AEW aircraft project in 1999, Beijing-based Science and Technology Daily reported on Friday. Electromagnetic compatibility is a constant problem in electronic warfare,… Read on ->

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Tags: China, US


Syrian Army begins operation to clear ISIS terrorists west of Deir Ezzor: map

Published 2019-07-08 11:50:57 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:10 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) began an operation on Sunday to clear the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) hideouts west of Deir Ezzor city. Backed by the National Defense Forces (NDF), the Syrian Arab Army concentrated its efforts along the Deir Ezzor-Sukhnah Highway, where the Islamic State has been wreaking havoc these last two months. In particular, the Syrian Army is combing through the area around the town of Al-Shoula, which has seen a recent increase in activity by the Islamic State. Al-Shoula was liberated by the Syrian Arab Army during their large-scale offensive against the Islamic… Read on ->

Tags: Deir_Ezzor, ISIS, Syria


Palestine Liberation Army plays important role in Syrian conflict: video

Published 2019-07-08 10:53:56 by News Desk in Palestine, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 A.M.) – The Palestine Liberation Army (PLA) have played an active role in the Syrian conflict as their troops are embedded with the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and other pro-government militias. Since the start of the conflict, the PLA has seen their numbers grow substantially as recruiting efforts were increased to meet the personnel demand. Led by Major General Mohammad Tariq Al-Khadra of Safad, Upper Galilee, the Palestine Liberation Army has participated in several important battles across Syria, including the Daraa, East Ghouta, Yarmouk Camp, and Beit Jinn offensives. The PLA’s forces in Syria are considered the… Read on ->

Tags: Palestine, PLA, Syria


Iranian Defense Minister to UK: Downing of US spy plane was clear message to world

Published 2019-07-08 10:00:58 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:45 A.M.) – In a televised address on state TV, Iran’s Minister of Defense Amir Hatami warned the United Kingdom that the Islamic Republic has already proven they will react if pushed.  Hatami pointed out that the recent downing of the U.S. spy plane was a clear message to the world that Iran will not back down to threats. “Iran will never tolerate a threat on its borders and anyone who seeks to harm Iran’s security will be punished.” The Iranian Defense Minister then turned his attention to the seizure of the Grace 1 supertanker by the British… Read on ->

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Tags: Iran, UK, US


Houthi forces kill several Sudanese, Yemeni soldiers along Saudi border

Published 2019-07-08 09:46:26 by News Desk in Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:20 A.M.) – The Houthi forces (var. Ansarallah Movement) carried out a devastating attack against a group of Sudanese and Yemeni soldiers along the Saudi border on Sunday. According to the military media wing of the Houthi forces, their rocket battalion rained missiles on the Saudi Coalition’s positions at the Hiran front in the northern region of the Hajjah Governorate. The Houthi forces said their attack managed to kill several Sudanese and Yemeni soldiers after their missiles scored direct hits on the Saudi Coalition’s positions. At the same time, the Houthi forces carried out another missile strike on… Read on ->

Tags: Ansarallah, Houthi, Sudan, Yemen


Russian Air Force struck devastating blow to Turkish-backed rebels in Idlib: report

Published 2019-07-08 08:23:49 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 A.M.) – The Russian Air Force carried out a strategic bombing of a militant base last week that resulted in the death of several members of the Turkish-backed National Liberation Front (NLF). According to a Syrian military source, the Russian Air Force received the coordinates of an underground base belonging to the NLF in the Idlib Governorate town of Madaya. With these coordinates from local spies and activists, the Russian Air Force destroyed the militant base in Madaya, killing and wounding over 20 fighters from the National Liberation Front. The Syrian military source added that the attack… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Russia, Syria


Syrian Army denies withdrawal of Hezbollah from Syria

Published 2019-07-08 07:50:14 by News Desk in Lebanon, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:20 A.M.) – Over the last few weeks, there have been rumors about the alleged withdrawal of Hezbollah forces from Syria. This claim was first announced by the U.S. State Department in June and was later spread by pro-opposition media. However, a Syrian Army source in eastern Syria has rejected these claims, saying that the Hezbollah forces are still active in many areas, including the Deir Ezzor and Palmyra front. The Syrian Army source corroborated prior military reports that said the same thing regarding the Lebanese group’s presence inside of Syria. He would add that Hezbollah does not… Read on ->

Tags: Hezbollah, Lebanon, Syria


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