This is a summary of 7 AMN articles on the following subjects: Armenia, Syria, Saudi, Iran, IRGC, Russia, Golan, E, Egypt, Sisi.

Categories covered in this brief: Syria, Gulf, Iran, North-Africa

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Armenian church in Aleppo restored after suffering damage due to war: photos

Published 2019-09-21 22:14:26 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:45 P.M.) – An Armenian church has been restored in Aleppo city after suffering material damage due to the ongoing war inside of Syria. The Armenian Apostolic Church of the Holy Mother of God under went construction recently to repair its bell tower and other parts of the building that were damaged as a result of artillery fire from the militant-held areas in Aleppo. New photos of the construction project were released this week by Studio Venus; they show the recent work done to the church after the start of the project. Syria’s Armenians, including many abroad, have… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Syria


US sends tomahawk-capable ship to plug hole in Saudi defenses after Aramco attack: report

Published 2019-09-21 18:24:16 by News Desk in Gulf, Iran

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The US has redeployed the USS Nitze destroyer to the northeast coast of Saudi Arabia in a bid to “plug the gap” in Saudi Arabia’s air defences that was allegedly used in the 14 September raid on its oil facilities, CBS reported. The redeployment comes in line with previous allegations from Washington and Riyadh that the attack came from Iran to the north, rather than from Yemen in the southwest. The USS Nitze has an Aegis launch system on board that is capable of firing both SM-3 missiles to serve as air defence, and Tomahawk missiles as a strike capability. The latter’s… Read on ->

Tags: Saudi


Syrian Army reinforcements head to Israeli border after downing of cluster-armed drone

Published 2019-09-21 18:10:40 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:30 P.M.) – A large number of Syrian Arab Army (SAA) reinforcements have been deployed to Syria’s border with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights today after a suspected Israeli drone carrying cluster bombs was shot down over the Al-Quneitra Governorate this moring. According to a military source in southern Syria, the Syrian Army sent reinforcements to several areas near the occupied Golan Heights, including their observation posts in both the Al-Quneitra and Daraa governorates. The source told Al-Masdar that this is a precautionary move by the Syrian Armed Forces as both suspected Israeli drones that were shot down this… Read on ->

Tags: Syria


IRGC chief warns any country attacking Iran will be ‘main battlefield’

Published 2019-09-21 17:53:11 by News Desk in Iran

Any country that attacks Iran will be the “main battlefield”, the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Major General Hossein Salami, said. “Be careful, a limited aggression will not remain limited. We are after punishment and we will continue until the full destruction of any aggressor,” Salami said in remarks broadcast on state TV on Saturday. He also reiterated Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s warning that the Iranian military would down all drones violating the country’s airspace. US-Iran Tensions on the Rise On Friday, the US announced plans to send some forces to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. According to US… Read on ->

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Tags: Iran, IRGC


Russian S-400 system on alert to deal with Israeli F-35 jets: analyst

Published 2019-09-21 17:18:53 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:40 P.M.) – The Russian Armed Forces in Syria have put their S-400 air defense system on alert to deal with potential Israeli Air Force incursions inside the country, defense analyst and author Babak Taghvaee reported on Friday. The Russian Armed Forces have been reported to have intercepted and blocked the Israeli Air Force from conducting airstrikes in areas where the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is present. In particular, the Russian Air Force has deployed their Su-35 jets to areas where Israeli warplanes are reported to be targeting; this has allegedly prevented the latter from carrying out their… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Syria


Syrian Army intercepts suspected Israeli drone loaded with cluster bombs

Published 2019-09-21 15:54:31 by News Desk in Syria

The Syrian Arab Army intercepted a drone loaded with cluster bombs over Jabal Al-Sheikh (var. Mount Hermon) region near the occupied Golan Heights on Saturday morning. The Syrian Armed Forces said the drone belonged to the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), adding that they have been closely monitoring their airspace since the recent turmoil in the Persian Gulf region. Israel has not commented on this interception nor the previous downing of a drone over the Damascus suburb of Aqraba earlier this week. In addition, Syrian intelligence agencies discovered a stash of weapons, ammunition, medicine, food, and equipment produced in Israel, in… Read on ->

Tags: Golan, Syria

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Egypt protesters demand regime change, clashes reported

Published 2019-09-21 08:26:43 by Zen Adra in North-Africa

Thousands of demonstrators took out the streets of several Egyptian cities on Friday in the first mass protests since years, calling for the resignation of President Abdel Fatah el-Sisi. Clashes erupted between security forces and protesters where tear gas has been fired to disperse demonstrators at the Tahrir Square, where country-wide protests swept Egypt which eventually toppled former president Hosni Mubarak. The protests came after Egyptian businessman and actor, Mohammed Ali, posted several videos accusing President Sisi of corruption, demanding his resignation or removal through mass protests. “If el-Sisi does not announce his resignation by Thursday, then the Egyptian people… Read on ->

Tags: E, Egypt, Sisi


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