This is a summary of 17 AMN articles on the following subjects: Syria, Tanf, US, Idlib, Russia, FSA, Hama, Assad, Erdogan, Shaaban, Iran, Euphrates, SDF, Brazil, Maduro, Venezuela, Israel, IRGC, Colombia, Sanaa, Saudi, Yemen, China, Deir_Ezzor, ISIS.

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US military to leave 400 troops inside Syria, will maintain control of Al-Tanf

Published 2019-02-22 22:33:06 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:20 P.M.) – The U.S. military will leave approximately 400 troops inside Syria, a senior administration official told Reuters on Friday. Previously, U.S. President Donald Trump ordered the complete withdrawal of all troops in December after he declared that the Islamic State had been defeated in Syria. He… Read on ->

Tags: Syria, Tanf, US


Breaking: Turkish warplanes spotted over western Idlib

Published 2019-02-22 21:48:42 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:30 P.M.) – Turkish warplanes have been spotted over the western countryside of the Idlib Governorate this evening, a source in nearby Latakia told Al-Masdar News. According to the source, the Turkish warplanes were primarily concentrated on the Jisr Al-Shughour District, which is currently controlled by Hay’at Tahrir… Read on ->

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Tags: Idlib, Syria


Russia to start trials of 2nd Lada-class diesel-electric submarine in 2019

Published 2019-02-22 20:10:49 by News Desk in World-News

The second Project 677 Lada-class conventional submarine Kronshtadt will enter trials in 2019, Russian Navy Commander-in-Chief Admiral Vladimir Korolyov said on Friday. “The serial construction of Lada-class conventional submarines continues. This year, the trials of the 2nd Lada-class conventional submarine Kronshtadt that was floated out in September 2018 will begin,”… Read on ->

Tags: Russia


Syrian Army kills FSA commander in northern Hama

Published 2019-02-22 19:49:46 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:30 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) carried out a heavy attack on a group of rebel fighters in the northern countryside of the Hama Governorate this week. Using their anti-tank guided missiles, the Syrian Arab Army targeted a vehicle carrying the commander of the Free Syrian… Read on ->

Tags: FSA, Hama, Syria


Erdogan trying to bring Muslim Brotherhood to Syria: Shaaban

Published 2019-02-22 18:51:03 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

Bouthaina Shaaban, a political and media adviser to Syrian President Bashar Assad, has suggested that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been seeking to bring the Muslim Brotherhood* into the government in Syria. “What Erdogan is still trying to do and wanted to do before the beginning of this war… Read on ->

Tags: Assad, Erdogan, Shaaban, Syria


Turkish-backed rebels launch heavy attack against Syrian Army troops in Hama (video)

Published 2019-02-22 18:35:54 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:20 P.M.) – The Turkish-backed rebels of the National Liberation Front launched a heavy attack on the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions in the northern countryside of the Hama Governorate this week. Using artillery shells and Grad missiles, the Turkish-backed rebels repeatedly struck the government-held towns in northern… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Syria


Iranian Navy’s newest warships join large-scale drills in Gulf of Oman (video)

Published 2019-02-22 18:19:43 by News Desk in Iran

Iranian naval forces departed from the port of Jask on Friday, as a large scale three-day exercise began in the Gulf of Oman, codenamed Velayat 97. The newest additions to the Iranian fleet, the recently unveiled Fateh submarine and Sahand destroyer will take part in the drills, which are being… Read on ->

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Tags: Iran


US warplanes hammer ISIS bastion as SDF troops prepare for last push

Published 2019-02-22 09:47:08 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:30 A.M.) – The U.S. Air Force unleashed a flurry of airstrikes over the Baghouz area of eastern Deir Ezzor this morning, hitting several areas controlled by the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh). According to reports from nearby Deir Ezzor city, the U.S. Coalition hammered the Islamic State’s positions in… Read on ->

Tags: Euphrates, SDF, Syria, US


Maduro announces closure of Venezuelan-Brazilian border

Published 2019-02-22 09:31:09 by News Desk in World-News

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has announced that the land border with Brazil will be closed, speaking at a televised address from Caracas on Thursday. “From 20:00, Thursday on February 21 [00:00 GMT on Friday] we are closing in a total and absolute manner the land border with Brazil. It’s better… Read on ->

Tags: Brazil, Maduro, Venezuela


Russian warplanes swarm northwestern Syria as tensions rise in Idlib, Hama

Published 2019-02-22 09:16:09 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 A.M.) – Russian warplanes have been conducting several flights over the northwestern region of Syria this week, a military source in the Hama Governorate told Al-Masdar News this morning. According to the military source, Russian Su-24 and Su-30 jets were spotted by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA)… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Idlib, Syria


Israel launches lunar probe to become 4th country to land on the moon (video)

Published 2019-02-22 08:44:00 by News Desk in Middleeast

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:30 A.M.) – Israel launched a lunar probe into Syria on Thursday night to begin their mission to land on the moon. According to reports, Israel launched its Beresheet lunar probe from Cape Canaveral in Florida using a SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Ship. Below is a video of the… Read on ->

Tags: Israel


IRGC forces US to bomb its own aircraft in Syria (video)

Published 2019-02-22 08:20:47 by News Desk in Iran, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 A.M.) – The commander of Islamic Revolution Guards Corps’ (IRGC) Aerospace Forces Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh said on Thursday that several US aircraft that were constantly monitored flying over Syria and Iraq were under his group’s control. According to Hajzadeh, the IRGC allegedly penetrated the U.S.’… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, IRGC, Syria


Colombia deploys military reinforcements to Venezuelan border

Published 2019-02-22 07:46:27 by News Desk in World-News

Colombian Police and Military forces have deployed “all of their capabilities” on the border with Venezuela in order to guarantee safety during the expected delivery of humanitarian aid in the coming days, said Colombian Foreign Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo in a press conference in Bogota on Thursday. “Police authorities and… Read on ->

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Tags: Colombia, Venezuela


Houthi forces fire 4 ballistic missiles at Saudi-backed military camp in east Sanaa (video)

Published 2019-02-22 07:36:14 by News Desk in Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:20 A.M.) – The Houthi forces fired several mid-range ballistic missiles at a Saudi-backed military camp in eastern Sanaa on Thursday. According to the official media wing of the Houthi forces, their rocket battalion fired four Zilzal-1 ballistic missiles at the Furda Military Camp in the Nihm District… Read on ->

Tags: Sanaa, Saudi, Yemen


Chinese jet shows x-ray vision system only seen on US Jets

Published 2019-02-22 06:56:25 by News Desk in World-News

Critics have previously noted that the Chengdu J-20 is all but a mirror copy of Lockheed Martin’s F-22, an air superiority aircraft that is no longer in production. According to a report by the Washington Times, an anonymous user recently posted new images of the J-20 on Chinese military websites… Read on ->

Tags: China


Trucks transporting masked men leave ISIS enclave (video)

Published 2019-02-22 06:44:25 by News Desk in Syria

Lorries transported groups of men with concealed faces, as seen in footage filmed near Baghouz village in the Deir ez-Zor Governorate on Wednesday. Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) continue their operation in the IS enclave, located on the outskirts of Baghouz. The SDF continue to receive civilians attempting to escape to… Read on ->

Tags: Deir_Ezzor, ISIS


US military to keep 200 soldiers in Syria as peacekeeping forces

Published 2019-02-22 04:12:05 by News Desk in Syria

Despite President Donald Trump’s promises to withdraw American troops out of Syria, the US intends to maintain a presence on the ground with a “small peacekeeping group” for an unspecified “period” of time, the White House said. “A small peacekeeping group of about 200 will remain in Syria for a… Read on ->

Tags: Syria, US


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