This is a summary of 10 AMN articles on the following subjects: Hama, Syria, Iran, UK, Raqqa, Turkey, Lebanon, Trump, US, Hmeimim, Russia, Aleppo, Daraa, Hezbollah, Israel, Nasrallah.

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Map update of northwestern Hama battle

Published 2019-07-13 20:56:15 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:30 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched an important counter-offensive on Thursday that targeted the jihadist positions inside the town of Al-Hamamiyat, which was captured by the latter the day before. Led by the Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army began their assault by repeatedly pounding the jihadist positions in Al-Hamamiyat with a plethora of missiles and artillery shells. Once this barrage ended, the Syrian Arab Army stormed the jihadist positions in Al-Hamamiyat, scoring a quick advance after overrunning the main militant line of defense. The Syrian Arab Army would later take full control of Al-Hamamiyat… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Syria


UK to facilitate release of Iran’s oil tanker if its destination is not Syria – Hunt

Published 2019-07-13 20:08:07 by News Desk in Iran, Syria

London will “facilitate” the release of the Iranian oil tanker captured in Gibraltar if Tehran guarantees its destination is not Syria, UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said after speaking to Iran’s Mohammad Javad Zarif. UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said that London would agree to set free the Iranian tanker the British marines seized in Gibraltar if Tehran reassures it the vessel will not go to Syria. Iran has repeatedly stated that the ship was never intended to sail to Syria, yet those statements apparently were not convincing enough for the British and the Gibraltar authorities, which seized the tanker… Read on ->

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Tags: Iran, Syria, UK


New video chronicles the Syrian Army’s operation to retake lost territory in northwestern Hama

Published 2019-07-13 19:49:51 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:20 P.M.) – The Anna News Agency released a new video that chronicled the Syrian Arab Army’s operation to retake Al-Hamamiyat in northwestern Hama.

Tags: Raqqa, Syria


Turkish military aircraft spotted over northern Raqqa amid reports of imminent offensive

Published 2019-07-13 19:29:16 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:15 P.M.) – Turkish military planes are reportedly flying over the northern countryside of the Al-Raqqa Governorate this evening, local activists posted via social media. According to their claims, the Turkish military aircraft crossed into northern Al-Raqqa and circled the area around the Syrian border. No further details have been released. This report does come just a day after the Turkish media claimed that their armed forces were preparing to launch a new military operation east of the Euphrates. Turkey has been hinting at an operation for quite some time; however, the Turkish military has yet to make… Read on ->

Tags: Raqqa, Syria, Turkey


Hezbollah leader says US trying to open channels of communication

Published 2019-07-13 18:17:24 by News Desk in Lebanon

The leader of Hezbollah said on Friday that Washington was seeking to open channels of communication despite ramping up sanctions against the Lebanese group. U.S. President Donald “Trump’s administration is seeking to open channels of communication to Hezbollah in Lebanon through mediators. … These are the American pragmatists,” Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said in an interview with Hezbollah’s al-Manar TV without elaborating. There was no immediate comment from the U.S. State Department on the assertion. The U.S. Treasury added three Hezbollah figures to its sanctions list, including two Lebanese MPs and a security official. The move widens a U.S. campaign that… Read on ->

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Tags: Lebanon, Trump, US


Russian forces foil jihadist attack on airbase in Syria

Published 2019-07-13 17:49:27 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:30 P.M.) – The Russian air defenses at the Hmeimim Airbase were able to foil the jihadist attack on this imperative installation in southwestern Latakia. According to a military source in the nearby town of Jableh, several explosions were heard over the coastal city last night; this was a result of the Russian air defenses intercepting the jihadist drones and projectiles. The source said the Russian air defenses were able to repel the jihadist attack, while preventing any civilian casualties in nearby Jableh. This latest attack by the jihadist rebels marks the first time this month that they… Read on ->

Tags: Hmeimim, Russia, Syria


Jihadists launch new attack on western Aleppo

Published 2019-07-13 17:16:11 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:50 P.M.) – The jihadist rebels launched a new attack on a district in western Aleppo, targeting several areas inside this densely populated part of the city. According to a report from the Aleppo Governorate, the jihadist rebels fired several rockets and artillery shells into the New Aleppo District, causing material damage to a number of buildings. The report did not mention any casualties as a result of this jihadist attack on western Aleppo. The Syrian military has yet to respond to this latest attack by the jihadist rebels at the outskirts of Aleppo city.

Tags: Aleppo, Syria


Russian Air Force deploys new aircraft to Syria: photos

Published 2019-07-13 16:47:42 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:20 P.M.) – The Russian Air Force ha allegedly deployed new aircraft to the Hmeimim Aircraft in western Syria, a Russian Telegram channel claimed on July 11th. According to the Telegram channel Military Informant, the Russian Air Force has deployed a couple of new Su-34 and Su-25 jets to the Hmeimim Airbase. The Telegram channel released satellite images showing the presence of these Su-34 and Su-25 jets at the Hmeimim Airbase near the coastal city of Jableh. The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is preparing to launch a new military operation inside the Idlib Governorate after a string of… Read on ->

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Tags: Hmeimim, Syria


Russian military convoy allegedly attacked in southern Syria

Published 2019-07-13 16:20:15 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 P.M.) – Early reports have surfaced from southern Syria indicating that a Russian military convoy was targeted by a roadside bommb in the eastern part of the Dara’a Governorate. According to the report, the Russian military convoy was traveling down the Busra-Shahoah Road, when a roadside bomb was detonated. No casualties have been reported at this time nor can Al-Masdar confirm this report. The claims first surfaced on pro-government media pages this afternoon; however, the Russian military has yet to issue any statement corroborating these claims. Free Syrian Army (FSA) sleeper cells have been active in southern… Read on ->

Tags: Daraa, Syria


Israel will be on ‘verge of vanishing’ in case of conflict with Hezbollah: Nasrallah

Published 2019-07-13 16:04:05 by News Desk in Lebanon, Middleeast

The secretary general of the Lebanese Hezbollah movement Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah has stated that all of Israel is within range of the group’s precision missiles, adding that in defiance of Western sanctions the movement is stronger than ever, reports PressTV. “Once we said that we could strike targets south of Haifa. Today, we can say that if Israel has sites south of Eilat, then we can also hit them. All of Israel is under the range of our missiles,” he said. As he lauded Hezbollah’s current military capabilities, the leader added they now have missiles they lacked in 2006, as… Read on ->

Tags: Hezbollah, Israel, Lebanon, Nasrallah


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