This is a summary of 12 AMN articles on the following subjects: HTS, Syria, Lebanon, Idlib, Iran, Russia, Turkey, Afghanistan, US, Manbij, Netanyahu, Dhamar, Houthi, Saudi, Yemen, Hmeimim, Daraa, Erdogan, Rouhani, Sochi, Aleppo.

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Categories in this brief: Syria, Lebanon, Middleeast, Iran, Turkey, World-News, Yemen


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HTS attempts change image by removing extremist banners (photos)

Published 2019-02-14 18:20:49 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 P.M.) – Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham launched a new campaign this week to remove their extremist banners from the Idlib Governorate. According to reports, Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham began removing banners calling for jihad, calling Shiites their enemy, and enforcing the compulsory hijab.

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Tags: HTS, Syria

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US delivers laser-guided rockets to Lebanon for air defense

Published 2019-02-14 17:15:35 by News Desk in Lebanon, Middleeast

The US Embassy in Lebanon says Washington has delivered laser-guided rockets valued at more than $16 million to the Lebanese army. The rockets delivered on Wednesday are a key component for a fleet of A-29 Super Tucano attack aircraft previously delivered. The delivery demonstrates the US government’s “firm and steady… Read on ->

Tags: Lebanon


Iran supports new offensive to clear jihadists in Idlib

Published 2019-02-14 16:59:04 by News Desk in Iran, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:45 P.M.) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told his Russian and Turkish counterparts on Thursday that supports a new push to clear Idlib of the jihadist forces currently inside the governorate. Rouhani met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan this morning and later met with the latter and… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Iran, Syria


Russia shuts down Turkey’s planned safe zone: ‘Need approval from Damascus’

Published 2019-02-14 16:41:05 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:20 P.M.) – Russia informed the Ankara that any planned safe zone in northern Syria must be approved by Damascus, the Spokesperson for the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said on Thursday. “The question of the presence of a military contingent acting on the authority of a third… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Syria, Turkey


US will not withdraw troops from Afghanistan without allies: Defense Sec.

Published 2019-02-14 16:24:35 by News Desk in Middleeast, World-News

The United States will not carry out a unilateral reduction of its troops in Afghanistan, acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said at a news conference after a meeting of ministers from the North Atlantic Treaty Alliance (NATO) in Brussels on Thursday. “There will be no unilateral troop reduction, it… Read on ->

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Tags: Afghanistan, US


Russian Army patrol enters Turkish-held area near Manbij (video)

Published 2019-02-14 16:12:48 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 P.M.) – For the first time during this eight-year-long conflict, the Russian Army has entered a Turkish military zone in northern Syria. According to Russia Today’s Arabic language channel, the Russian military police began conducting patrols in the Turkish-held areas around the strategi city of Manbij. Later… Read on ->

Tags: Manbij, Syria, Turkey


Netanyahu hails talks as ‘pivotal turning point’ in Arab attitudes to Iran

Published 2019-02-14 16:01:05 by News Desk in Iran, Middleeast

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised yesterday’s talks as a “pivotal turning point” in Arab attitudes towards Iran as world leaders and foreign ministers arrived at the second day of a US-led Middle East conference in Warsaw on Thursday. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was among the first to… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Netanyahu


Dozens of Houthi fighters killed in Saudi airstrike on training camp (video)

Published 2019-02-14 15:28:33 by News Desk in Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:20 P.M.) – Dozens of Houthi fighters were killed in the Dhamar District last month when a Saudi Coalition warplane bombed their training camp in the Dawran area. In a new video released on Thursday, the Saudi Coalition showed how they managed to kill dozens of Houthi fighters at this… Read on ->

Tags: Dhamar, Houthi, Saudi, Yemen


Turkey is doing everything possible to prevent attacks on Russian airbase: Erdogan

Published 2019-02-14 15:12:08 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

Turkey is doing everything possible to prevent militant attacks on the Russian military base in Syria’s Hmeymim, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Thursday. “We are making all efforts to prevent any attacks on Russia’s Hmeymim military base. Our military agencies act in a coordinated way”, Erdogan said before starting talks… Read on ->

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Tags: Hmeimim, Russia, Syria, Turkey


Syrian authorities foil smuggling of precious artifacts to Saudi Arabia (video)

Published 2019-02-14 14:59:00 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:30 P.M.) – The Syrian authorities foiled a smuggling operation in the southern part of the Daraa Governorate this week. According to the Sputnik News Agency, the Syrian authorities an attempt to smuggle hundreds of precious artifacts from Syria to Saudi Arabia via Jordan. The operation reportedly took… Read on ->

Tags: Daraa, Syria


Erdogan and Rouhani meet ahead of Syria talks in Sochi (video)

Published 2019-02-14 14:34:28 by News Desk in Iran, Syria, Turkey

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held a bilateral meeting with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani on the sidelines of Russia-Turkey-Iran summit on the Syrian settlement, in Sochi on Thursday. Later the two leaders will join Russian President Vladimir Putin for trilateral talks on the long-term settlement of the Syrian crisis…. Read on ->

Tags: Erdogan, Iran, Rouhani, Sochi, Syria


Jihadist rebels launch new attack on Aleppo city

Published 2019-02-14 03:43:15 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:30 A.M.) – The jihadist rebels in southwest Aleppo launched a new attack on the provincial capital, hitting a densely populated district. According to a military report from Aleppo city, the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham launched a number of missiles into the New Aleppo District on… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Syria


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