This is a summary of 24 AMN articles on the following subjects: Israel, Quneitra, Syria, Iran, Russia, Venezuela, Idlib, IRGC, US, Daesh, ISIS, Iraq, Tanf, Arab_League, Reconstruction, Euphrates, SDF, Guaido, Votel, Maduro, Hama, Created, Hamas.

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Update: Syrian military on high alert after Israeli attack

Published 2019-02-11 21:59:49 by Leith Aboufadel in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:30 P.M.) – The Syrian military has been placed on their highest alert level after a brief Israeli attack targeted their positions in the Al-Quneitra Governorate. According to a military source in Damascus, the Syrian military’s air defense forces were placed in a ready position to confront a… Read on ->

Tags: Israel, Quneitra, Syria


Breaking: Israeli Air Force bombs southwestern Syria

Published 2019-02-11 20:51:33 by Leith Aboufadel in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:40 P.M.) – The Israeli Air Force has launched a new round of airstrikes over the southwestern Syrian province of Al-Quneitra this evening. According to a military source in Damascus city, the first Israeli airstrike targeted the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions at the large hilltop of Tal… Read on ->

Tags: Israel, Syria


Syrian peace settlement should include withdrawal of all foreign forces: Iranian FM

Published 2019-02-11 19:49:02 by News Desk in Syria

A political solution to the Syrian crisis should necessarily include the withdrawal of all armed forces that are in Syria illegally, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Monday. “Any political decision in Syria should include the mandatory withdrawal of all armed forces that entered without the permission of the… Read on ->

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Tags: Iran, Syria


Venezuela has not requested military assistance from Russia: envoy

Published 2019-02-11 19:03:05 by News Desk in World-News

The Venezuelan government did not request military help from Russia to settle the crisis in the country, Director of the Latin American Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry Alexander Shchetinin told journalists on Monday. “No,” he said, answering the corresponding question. One of the journalists reiterated that, for example, Syrian… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Venezuela


Russian, Turkish defense ministers agree to cooperate militarily on Idlib

Published 2019-02-11 18:50:48 by News Desk in Middleeast, Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:30 P.M.) – Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar discussed the Syrian settlement in Ankara on Monday. According to reports from the meeting, the two parties agreed to increase coordination in the Idlib Governorate, while also increasing intelligence contacts on the situation there…. Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


IRGC commander says Tel Aviv and Haifa will be destroyed if US attacks Iran

Published 2019-02-11 17:28:14 by News Desk in Iran, Middleeast

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:10 P.M.) – A senior commander from the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) said on Monday that if the U.S. fires a single bullet into Iran, his country’s armed forces would destroy two major cities in Israel. “The United States does not have the courage to shoot a single… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, IRGC, Israel, US


Fleeing Daesh terrorists resort to dressing as women to evade capture in eastern Syria

Published 2019-02-11 17:04:48 by News Desk in Syria

Daesh fighters are resorting to increasingly desperate measures to disguise themselves in an attempt to escape Kurdish fighters in southeast Syria, an unnamed YPG commander has told the Daily Star. “You think of it, they do it,” the commander said. “It’s crazy right now, they’re really desperate. They are trying… Read on ->

Tags: Daesh, ISIS, Syria


US military reinforces Syrian border as Hashd Al-Shaabi prepares to launch new operation

Published 2019-02-11 16:49:34 by News Desk in Iraq, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:30 P.M.) – The U.S. military sent a large number of reinforcements to the Iraqi-Syrian border as the Iranian-backed Hashd Al-Shaabi forces prepare to start a new operation in this region. According to Turkish state-owned Anadolu News Agency, the U.S. military sent reinforcements to the western countryside of… Read on ->

Tags: Iraq, Syria, Tanf, US


Tens of thousands mark 40th anniversary of Islamic Revolution (video)

Published 2019-02-11 16:22:49 by News Desk in Iran

Tens of thousands of Iranians flooded the streets of Tehran on Monday, to mark the 40th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran, which ended the monarchical rule of the House of Pahlavi. Similar rallies were also held in other Iranian cities such as Mashhad, Isfahan, Shiraz and Yazd…. Read on ->

Tags: Iran


Leaked 150 names of new Syrian Constitutional Committee

Published 2019-02-11 16:13:57 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:10 P.M.) – The alleged list of 150 Syrians that form the new constitutional committee has been leaked by Sputnik Arabic. According to the list, the following 50 delegates will take part on the opposition side (translated by Leith Abou Fadel): Ibrahim Al-Jabbawi Ahmad Al-Ahmar Ahmad Al-Sayyid Ahmad… Read on ->

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Tags: Syria


Arab League chief says no consensus on Syria’s return

Published 2019-02-11 15:00:39 by News Desk in Middleeast, Syria

The Arab League said on Monday there was no consensus yet among member states that may allow the reinstatement of Syria’s membership which was suspended in 2011. US-allied Arab states including Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates backed the opposition to President Bashar Assad for years. In a… Read on ->

Tags: Arab_League, Syria


Syria rejects all reconstruction plans being drawn up without their approval

Published 2019-02-11 14:19:55 by News Desk in Syria, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 P.M.) – Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Miqdad said on Monday that Damascus rejects all reconstruction projects being drawn up without their approval. “There are those who tried to draw up plans for Syria’s reconstruction, both in Beirut, the Gulf, and even Brussels,” Miqdad said, as quoted… Read on ->

Tags: Reconstruction, Syria


Russian contractors train Palestinian forces in Aleppo (video)

Published 2019-02-11 14:03:48 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:45 P.M.) – The military contractors of the Vegacy Strategic Services LTD. were recently filmed training the Palestinian-led Al-Quds Brigade in an undisclosed location in the Aleppo Governorate. The short video that was released of the Vegacy contractors showed them working closely with the Al-Quds Brigade, who are considered the most… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Syria


US unleashes massive attack on last ISIS bastion in eastern Euphrates

Published 2019-02-11 13:47:57 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:30 P.M.) – The U.S. Coalition unleashed a massive attack on the last Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) bastion in the eastern region of the Euphrates River Valley on Monday. According to reports from the Deir Ezzor Governorate, the U.S. Coalition has conducted several airstrikes over the ISIS-held town of… Read on ->

Tags: Euphrates, Syria, US


Israel’s security is important to Russia, but stop striking Syria: Russian envoy

Published 2019-02-11 13:33:24 by News Desk in Middleeast, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:00 P.M.) – Israel’s security is a high priority for Russia, but the attacks on Syria must come to an end, the Russian envoy to the United Nations Sergei Ryabkov told reporters on Monday, as reported by the Arabic language section of the Sputnik News Agency. “We condemn them… Read on ->

Tags: Israel, Syria


SDF suffers heavy casualties in failed attempt to capture last ISIS town

Published 2019-02-11 12:53:25 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:25 P.M.) – The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) launched their last phase of the eastern Euphrates offensive this past weekend in a bid to finally expel the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) from this region. However, the SDF’s attack on the last ISIS-held town of Baghouz did not go as… Read on ->

Tags: ISIS, SDF, Syria


Russian strategic bombers carry out missile strike during military drills

Published 2019-02-11 12:24:21 by News Desk in World-News

Russian strategic bombers Tu-95MS have carried out a missile strike on “enemy” ground facilities in several Russian regions during a military exercise, the Russian Defense Ministry’s press service told journalists on Monday. “Long-range aviation crews performed tasks on redeployment, air refueling and carrying out a ‘missile strike’ on enemy ground… Read on ->

Tags: Russia


Guaido urges army to allow aid entry at church mass

Published 2019-02-11 11:10:06 by News Desk in World-News

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Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido participated in a ‘Great World Rosary for Venezuela’ organised by his wife Fabiana Rosales in Caracas on Sunday. Attendees cheered on the self-declared interim president as he entered the Our Lady of Guadalupe Church with his wife, daughter and mother. Speaking to the press after… Read on ->

Tags: Guaido, Venezuela


S-300 system repels massive air attack during Russian military exercise

Published 2019-02-11 10:58:49 by News Desk in World-News

S-300PS Favorit surface-to-air missile systems of a surface-to-air missile regiment stationed in the Irkutsk Region repelled a massive air attack on strategically important facilities at a military exercise, the press service of the Central Military District told journalists on Monday. “According to the scenario, S-300PS Favorit teams locked on, followed… Read on ->

Tags: Russia


US military withdrawal from Syria ‘weeks away’: top general

Published 2019-02-11 10:51:01 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:40 A.M.) – The chief commander of the U.S. Central General Joseph Votel said on Sunday that the U.S. military will likely begin withdrawing their troops from Syria in the coming weeks. Command U.S. media reported on Sunday that a top commander has said that the United States… Read on ->

Tags: Syria, US, Votel


Venezuela: Maduro oversees large-scale military drills (video)

Published 2019-02-11 10:40:08 by News Desk in World-News

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro oversaw military drills and called on his compatriots to “join this comprehensive national plan for the defence of sovereignty and peace,” when speaking to thousands of soldiers in the state of Miranda on Sunday. The drills will reportedly last until February 15 and are expected to… Read on ->

Tags: Maduro, Venezuela


Syrian Army steps up attacks in northern Hama as situation deteriorates

Published 2019-02-11 10:26:59 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:10 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) continued their military campaign in northwestern Syria on Monday, targeting several areas controlled by the Turkish-backed rebels in northern Hama. According to a military report from northern Hama, the Syrian Arab Army targeted a number of dens and trenches located… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Syria


Venezuela launches their largest ever military drills

Published 2019-02-11 10:07:26 by News Desk in World-News

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro officially launched on Sunday the country’s most large-scale military drills ever, according to a live broadcast of the event. Before the beginning of the exercises, the president arrived in the northern state of Miranda to take a look at the military equipment, including Russian-built rocket launchers… Read on ->

Tags: Maduro, Venezuela


Was Hamas Really Created By Israel?

Published 2019-02-11 03:26:12 by Robert Inlakesh in Editors-Picks, Middleeast, Opinion, Palestine

Were Hamas created by Israel? The pushing question that is both dividing and confusing people across various fronts. A widely ignored topic, that is the result of much argument and confusion. Hamas, Harakat Al-Muqawamah Al-Islamiyyah or the Islamic Movement, is a Palestinian political party officially created in 1987. If you… Read on ->

Tags: Created, Hamas, Israel


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