This is a summary of 17 AMN articles on the following subjects: Idlib, Saraqib, Syria, Iran, Trump, Aleppo, Palestine, Iraq, Pentagon, Hasakah, Russia, US, Israel, Euphrates, Libya, Turkey, Golan, France.

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Syrian Army is just 3km away from strategic city of Saraqib: video

Published 2020-01-30 21:41:24 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:20 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is now 3 kilometers away from the strategic city of Saraqib in the northeastern countryside of the Idlib Governorate. READ ALSO: Syrian Army tank in action against jihadists in Idlib This advance by the Syrian Arab Army’s 25th Special Mission Forces Division (formerly Tiger Forces) comes just 48 hours after they announced the capture of Ma’arat Al-Nu’man in eastern Idlib. In the video posted below, a reporter with the 25th Special Mission Forces Division points out that Saraqib is just 3 kilometers away from their current positions in the Idlib… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Saraqib, Syria


US House blocks Trump’s ability to wage war against Iran

Published 2020-01-30 21:23:58 by News Desk in Iran

The US House of Representatives passed a measure on Thursday to block any funding for US military action against Iran. The House voted largely along party lines 228-175 to adopt the No War Against Iran Act, which prevents federal funding from being used for the war on Iran except in cases of self-defence or if Congress expressly authorises any specific action. The House also voted largely along party lines, 236-166, to repeal the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq, which successive US presidents have used to legitimize military action in countries including Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia and… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Trump


Nouriddeen Al-Zinki sends reinforcements to help jihadists in west Aleppo

Published 2020-01-30 19:39:07 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:20 P.M.) – Harakat Nouriddeen Al-Zinki has sent reinforcements to the western Aleppo front following a series of losses for the jihadist rebels at the hands of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA). READ ALSO: Syrian Army amasses large force in Aleppo as offensive nears According to opposition reports, Harakat Nouriddeen Al-Zinki sent reinforcements to western Aleppo to help relieve the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) and the Turkish-backed National Liberation Front (NLF). Harakat Nouriddeen Al-Zinki used to be one of the largest militant groups in the Aleppo Governorate; however, following a militant civil war in the… Read on ->

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Tags: Aleppo, Syria


Kushner wants Israel to wait a few months before annexing occupied West Bank settlements

Published 2020-01-30 19:02:27 by News Desk in Middleeast, Palestine

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner says Washington wants Israel to wait until after its March 2 election before making any moves toward settlement annexation in the West Bank following the announcement of a US plan for the Middle East. Kushner is an architect of the peace proposal hailed by Israel and rejected by the Palestinians. “Let’s see what happens,” President Donald Trump’s son-in-law said when asked about the possibility that Israel would begin an annexation process as early as this weekend. “The hope is that they’ll wait until after the election and we’ll work with them to try to… Read on ->

Tags: Palestine


US working with Baghdad to deploy Patriot missile system to Iraq: Pentagon

Published 2020-01-30 18:38:22 by News Desk in Iraq

The US is working on delivering Patriot missile systems to Iraq following Iran’s ballistic missile attack earlier this month, but needs “permission” from the Iraqi government to do so, Secretary of Defence Mark Esper said Thursday. READ ALSO: Qassem Soleimani was saying bad things about the US before his assassination – Trump  Joint Chiefs Chairman Mark Milley confirmed that the US was “working with the Iraqi government,” with “the mechanics of it all” still needing to be worked out. That process is “ongoing,” according to Milley. Pentagon to Brief Congress as Traumatic Brain Injuries Mount Commenting on the new DoD… Read on ->

Tags: Iraq, Pentagon


US forces block another Russian military convoy in northeast Syria

Published 2020-01-30 15:53:44 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:30 P.M.) – The U.S. military has blocked another Russian military convoy in northeastern Syria, a new report from the Al-Hasakah Governorate claimed on Thursday. READ ALSO: US forces cutoff international highway at key town in northeast Syria – video  According to the report, the U.S. military halted the Russian military convoy as it was trying to bypass their checkpoint near the key town of Tal Tamr in the western countryside of the Al-Hasakah Governorate on Wednesday. Despite the obstruction, the Russian military rerouted their convoy and made their way to Tal Tamr from another entrance. The U.S…. Read on ->

Tags: Hasakah, Russia, Syria, US


Israel unveils new multi-altitude long-range UAV

Published 2020-01-30 15:01:38 by News Desk in Middleeast

Israel developed a multi-altitude long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), the government company Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) said on Wednesday. READ ALSO: Israel says Hezbollah used ant-aircraft missile but missed UAV According to the IAI, the new UAV, named “Heron MK II,” is an updated model of the Heron UAV, which is used by the Israeli air force and is operational with over 20 other organizations worldwide. Using advanced technologies, the Heron MK II is a strategic and versatile aircraft capable of carrying diverse payloads. The Heron MK II can reach an altitude of 35,000 feet, a maximum speed of about… Read on ->

Tags: Israel


Syrian Army will head to eastern Euphrates after Idlib to expel US forces: Iran

Published 2020-01-30 14:40:55 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:25 P.M.) – The adviser of the Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ali Akbar Velayati, declared that “the battles that take place in Syria are important, stressing that “Idlib is the last location of the terrorists.” READ ALSO: Trump warns Iran’s Supreme Leader to be careful with his words Velayati said in a press conference on Thursday that “the battles that take place in Syria are important and Idlib is the last site for the terrorists there and we are witnessing victories for the Syrian Army there,” adding that “the Syrian government of the resistance will go from… Read on ->

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Tags: Euphrates, Idlib, Syria


Palestine prepares UN resolution against “deal of the century”

Published 2020-01-30 14:24:09 by News Desk in Palestine

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas will attend a UN Security Council session to submit a resolution against the US-proposed plan for Middle Eastern reconciliation dubbed ‘deal of the century,’ the Palestinian envoy to the UN told reporters. READ ALSO: Palestinian leaders threaten to withdraw from Oslo agreement over Trump peace plan “We will continue the consultations. These consultations will be culminated in a visit by President Abbas within the next two weeks to the Security Council, in which he will put before the entire international community the reaction of the Palestinian people and the Palestinian leadership to this onslaught against the… Read on ->

Tags: Israel, Palestine, US


Breaking: Syrian Army captures several areas in eastern Idlib

Published 2020-01-30 13:27:16 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:10 P.M.) – The situation in eastern Idlib continues to worsen for the jihadist rebels as the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has announced the capture of several areas this afternoon. READ ALSO: Syrian Army scores big advance in Idlib as they push towards key city Backed by heavy airstrikes from the Russian Air Force, the Syrian Arab Army’s 25th Special Mission Forces Division (formerly Tiger Forces) continued their push north of Ma’arat Al-Nu’man, seizing several areas in the eastern part of Idlib. According to a military source near the front-lines, the Syrian Army captured the towns of Kafr… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


Turkey deploys warships and air defense systems to Libya: LNA

Published 2020-01-30 13:11:21 by News Desk in North-Africa, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:00 P.M.) – The Libyan National Army (LNA) announced that Turkey had deployed two Turkish warships, anti-aircraft missiles and air defense systems to the capital city of Tripoli. READ ALSO: Libyan Army announces downing of Turkish aircraft near Tripoli In addition to this accusation, the LNA said the Turkish military sent at least 3,000 Syrian militants to Libya since late December. “The number of Syrian mercenaries transported by Turkey to Libya exceeded three thousand,” the Libyan National Army spokesman, Major General Ahmed al-Mesmari said at a press conference yesterday evening, noting that “Ankara transported dangerous terrorists from Syria… Read on ->

Tags: Libya, Turkey


Syrian Army storms key sector inside southwest Aleppo

Published 2020-01-30 12:50:42 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:30 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has begun storming the strategic Rashiddeen 4 sector in the southwestern outskirts of Aleppo. READ ALSO: Syrian Army keeps rolling in Idlib as new town is captured south of Saraqib  Led by the 4th Armored Division, the Syrian Arab Army reportedly attacked the jihadist defenses in the Rashiddeen 4 sector from their positions at the recently captured Rashiddeen 5 sector. According to a military source in Aleppo city, the Syrian Arab Army is engaged in a fierce battle with the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS), but no advances… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Syria


Designer explains how Israel managed to hit Russian Pantsir-S in Syria

Published 2020-01-30 11:33:00 by News Desk in Middleeast, Syria

Israel’s armed forces managed to destroy one of the air defense systems Pantsyr-S in Syria only because the vehicle failed to move to a different position after firing the set of ammunition, the chief designer for air defense systems of the Shipunov Design Bureau of Instrument Engineering (an affiliate of High Precision Systems, Rostec corporation), Valery Slugin, told TASS in an interview. READ ALSO: Russian military activates air defenses after unknown aircraft attack hmeimim airbase On May 10, 2018 one of the Pantsyr-S vehicles of Syria’s air defense was destroyed by an Israeli guided missile, presumably launched by the anti-missile… Read on ->

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Tags: Israel, Syria


Syrian Army captures 2 towns in Idlib to advance within sight of Saraqib

Published 2020-01-30 11:00:09 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:40 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has continued their advance in the Idlib countryside today as their forces attempted to push towards the strategic city of Saraqib. READ ALSO: Syrian Army is within 13km of 2 important cities in Idlib Led by the 25th Special Mission Forces Division (formerly Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army targeted two towns located along the main road from Ma’arat Al-Nu’man to Saraqib. According to reports from the Idlib countryside, the Syrian Arab Army’s 25th Special Mission Forces Division captured the towns of Tal Mardikh and Jawbas after advancing north of… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Saraqib, Syria


Russian delegation reminds US that occupied Golan Heights is Syrian territory

Published 2020-01-30 10:45:05 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:20 A.M.) – Russia’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Vasily Nebenzia, mentioned to the authors of the “Deal of the Century” that the occupied Golan Heights is Syrian territory. READ ALSO: Israel unveils new Trump settlement in occupied Golan Heights “Yesterday, Washington’s vision of a settlement in the Middle East was published and we noticed the maps included in the plan that the Golan Heights were defined as Israeli territory, and in this regard, we would like to remind the authors of the geographical maps that we [Russia] and UN Security Council Resolution 497 do not recognize… Read on ->

Tags: Golan, Russia, Syria


Palestinian-led Liwaa Al-Quds in action against jihadists in Aleppo: video

Published 2020-01-30 10:10:11 by News Desk in Palestine, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 A.M.) – The Palestinian-led Liwaa Al-Quds forces have been immersed in a fierce battle against the jihadist rebels in the western part of Aleppo. READ ALSO: Syrian military tank in action against jihadists in Idlib In a video released this week, Liwaa Al-Quds can be seen taking on the jihadist rebel forces of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) near the Al-Zahra’a Association Quarter and several other areas in western Aleppo. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abrZXfPb7-U Liwaa Al-Quds is arguably one of the most powerful Palestinian paramilitary forces in Syria; they have been involved in several battles over the last few years, including… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Syria


Turkey fires back at Macron, accuses France of destabilizing Libya

Published 2020-01-30 09:54:01 by News Desk in North-Africa, Turkey

he Turkish Foreign Ministry said that France was responsible for the destabilization of the situation in Libya, following French President Emmanuel Macron’s critical remarks about the Turkish policy on the conflict-torn Arab nation. READ ALSO: Over 2,000 Syrian mercenaries transported to Libya from Turkey – LNA On Wednesday, Macron accused his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, of violating the agreements reached at the Berlin conference on Libya in terms of refraining from interference in the Libyan civil conflict on either of the rivals’ side. “During a press conference with the Greek prime minister, French President Emmanuel Macron once again tried… Read on ->

Tags: France, Libya, Turkey


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