EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / Libyan pro-government forces walk next to their vehicle mounted with a machine gun on May 18, 2016 in Abu Grein, south of Libya's third city Misrata, a day after Libya's unity government recaptured the area from the Islamic State (IS) group.four of the Bodies of The organization of the Islamic State (Daash) in a truck in Abu Qurayn About 300 km east of the Libyan capital Tripoli , on May 18, 2016. The UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) forces said on Facebook that they recaptured Abu Grein strategic crossroads, where the coastal highway meets the main road south into the desert interior on May 17, 2016./ AFP PHOTO / MAHMUD TURKIA

This is a summary of 18 AMN articles on the following subjects: Libya, Triploli, Syria, Turkey, YPG, Kabani, Latakia, Houthi, Najran, Saudi, Hama, Idlib, Russia, Israel, Nablus, Palestine, West_Bank, India, ISIS, Kashmir, Deir_Ezzor, US, Sweden, Palmyra, Aleppo, Arctic.

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Libyan National Army scores direct hits on enemy positions in Tripoli: video

Published 2019-06-11 20:36:53 by News Desk in North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:10 P.M.) – The Libyan National Army (LNA) scored a number of direct hits on the military positions of the Tripoli-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) forces on Sunday. In a video published shortly after the attack, the Benghazi-based Libyan National Army can be seen bombing the GNA forces in Tripoli, forcing the latter to withdraw from their post. Since the LNA launched their offensive earlier this year, their forces have managed to advance to the southern gates of Tripoli. The GNA has formally complained to the U.N. about this advance; however, their pleas have done little to… Read on ->

Tags: Libya, Triploli


Turkish forces carry out operation against YPG in northern Aleppo

Published 2019-06-11 19:51:03 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:40 P.M) – The Turkish Armed Forces reportedly carried out a security operation against the Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG) in the northern countryside of the Aleppo Governorate on Tuesday. According to the Turkish Ministry of Defense, their armed forces targeted the YPG units near the town of Tal Rifa’at on Tuesday, ‘neutralizing’ ten members of the Kurdish group. The Turkish Ministry of Defense said the operation was carried out in retaliation for the YPG attack on their forces in the Afrin region on Sunday. The YPG attack in the Afrin region on Sunday resulted in the death… Read on ->

Tags: Syria, Turkey, YPG


Breaking: Syrian Army makes first advance in northeastern Latakia this month

Published 2019-06-11 18:11:12 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has scored their first advance inside the Latakia Governorate this month, a source from the military told Al-Masdar moments ago. According to the source, the Syrian Arab Army was able to advance at the southern axis of Kabani after peppering the jihadist defenses with missiles for several hours on Tuesday. The source added that intense clashes are ongoing between the Syrian Army’s 4th Armored Division and Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham at the southern axis of Kabani. Kabani is an imperative mountaintop town that is located in the Zuwayqat Mountain region in… Read on ->

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Tags: Kabani, Latakia, Syria


Crazy footage of the massive Houthi advance inside southern Saudi Arabia

Published 2019-06-11 17:03:25 by News Desk in Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:45 P.M.) – The Houthi (var. Ansarallah( forces released an eight-minute-long video on Tuesday that detailed their large-scale advance inside Saudi Arabia’s Najran Province near the Yemeni border. According to the Houthi spokesperson, their forces managed to capture more than 20 military sites from the Saudi Coalition forces in a large-scale advance from three axes in the Najran Province. The Houthi spokesperson said that their forces killed more than 200 enemy fighters in a matter of 72 hours, while also destroying more than 20 vehicles during their massive push in the Najran Province this week. As shown in… Read on ->

Tags: Houthi, Najran, Saudi


Prominent Syrian general pictured alongside Russian special forces

Published 2019-06-11 14:48:17 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:40 P.M.) – The chief commander of the Tiger Forces, Major General Suheil Al-Hassan, was recently pictured alongside the Russian special forces in the Hama Governorate. General Al-Hassan was photographed by the Anna News Agency near the front-lines in the northwestern countryside of the Hama Governorate.

Tags: Hama, Syria


Syrian Air Force resumes airstrikes amid Idlib ceasefire talks between Russia and Turkey

Published 2019-06-11 13:53:20 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:30 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) has resumed their airstrikes over northwestern Hama and southwestern Idlib, hitting several sites under the control of Jaysh Al-Izza and Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham. According to a field source, the Syrian Air Force targeted the towns of Al-Sirmaniyeh, Kafr Zita, Al-Latamnah, Zakat, Tal Malah, Jibeen, and Khan Sheikhoun. These airstrikes come at the same time that the Russian and Turkish armed forces renewed their ceasefire talks for the Idlib Governorate. The Russian and Turkish armed forces are seeking to impose a temporary ceasefire in northwestern Syria to allow for civilians… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Russia, Syria, Turkey


Israeli forces attack Palestinian security HQ in Nablus

Published 2019-06-11 13:20:28 by News Desk in Middleeast, Palestine

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:00 P.M.) – The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) reportedly launched an attack on the Palestinian security headquarters in the West Bank city of Nablus this morning. According to the Palestinian Foreign Ministry, the Israeli forces attacked the security HQ at dawn, wounding one soldier that was present inside the building. The Palestinian Foreign Ministry slammed the attack by the Israeli Defense Forces, accusing the latter of causing political chaos. “Israel is seeking to create a state of security and political chaos with a view to creating an atmosphere to pass the U.S. peace plan, known as ‘deal of… Read on ->

Tags: Israel, Nablus, Palestine, West_Bank


Clashes halted across NW Syria amid renewed ceasefire talks between Turkey and Russia

Published 2019-06-11 12:57:29 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:40 P.M.) – The clashes between the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the Turkish-backed militants in northwestern Syria have been halted, a military source in the Hama Governorate told Al-Masdar News this aftenroon. According to the source, the clashes were halted after the Russian and Turkish armed forces renewed their ceasefire talks. The source added that the talks are for a temporary ceasefire in northwestern Syria to allow civilians to be safely evacuated from the battle fronts. No further details were released at this time.

Tags: Hama, Idlib, Latakia, Syria


Breaking: ISIS claims deadly attack against Indian Army in Kashmir

Published 2019-06-11 12:43:10 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:20 P.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIS) announced this afternoon that their terrorists have carried out a deadly attack against the Indian Army in the Kashmir region near. According to an official statement from the Islamic State’s media wing, their terrorists attacked an Indian Army post in the town of Zein Bora. The terrorist group’s statement said they opened fire on the Indian Army post with their machine guns; this allegedly resulted in the death of a number of Indian soldiers. The Indian Ministry of Defense has not yet issued a statement about this alleged attack by the… Read on ->

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Tags: India, ISIS, Kashmir


Dozens of US military trucks head to Deir Ezzor: monitor

Published 2019-06-11 12:21:57 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – The U.S. military reportedly sent dozens of trucks filled with equipment to Syria’s Deir Ezzor Governorate this week, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR). According to the SOHR report, hundreds of trucks carrying military and logistical equipment were transported to the territories under the control of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the Deir Ezzor Governorate. The U.S. military trucks reportedly crossed into eastern Syria from the Simalka Crossing that links the country with neighboring Iraq. The SOHR report added that a total of 1,115 U.S. military trucks have traveled to the SDF-held areas… Read on ->

Tags: Deir_Ezzor, Syria, US


Watch: Russian Su-27 intercepts US and Swedish spy planes

Published 2019-06-11 12:03:12 by News Desk in World-News

A Sukhoi Su-27 fighter aircraft was scrambled to intercept US and Swedish reconnaissance planes approaching the Russian border over neutral waters in the Baltic Sea, as shown in footage released on Tuesday. According to the Russian Ministry of Defence: “Two air targets approaching the Russian national border” were detected on Monday. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEZqJo1k3pc After the Russian fighter aircraft approached the “air objects” at a safe distance, they were identified as a US reconnaissance aircraft ‘Boeing RC-135’ and a Swedish recon plane ‘Gulfstream.’ The Su-27 escorted the planes in accordance with international rules for the use of airspace in order to prevent… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Sweden, US


Russian Su-27 intercepts US and Swedish armed forces aircraft at Russian border

Published 2019-06-11 11:08:16 by News Desk in World-News

Russian Su-27 fighter was scrambled to intercept two reconnaissance aircraft of the US Armed Forces and the Swedish Armed Forces that approached the Russian border over the waters of the Baltic Sea, the Russian Defence Ministry said on Tuesday. “On June 10… two air targets approaching the Russian state border were registered over the neutral waters of the Baltic Sea… The crew of the Russian fighter approached the air targets at a safe distance and identified them as the US Armed Forces’ RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft and the Swedish Armed Forces’ Gulfstream reconnaissance aircraft,” the Defence Ministry said. The Russian fighter… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Sweden, US


Breaking: Syrian Army rains missiles on Kabani in preparation for storming jihadist stronghold

Published 2019-06-11 10:39:29 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:20 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has begun raining missiles on the key town of Kabani in the northeastern countryside of the Latakia Governorate this morning. Using their Golan-1000 launcher, the Syrian Arab Army’s 4th Armored Division has been heavily targeting the defenses of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and the Turkestan Islamic Party at the southern axis of Kabani. According to a source near the front-lines, the Syrian Arab Army is preparing to make another attempt to capture this strategic mountaintop town in the Zuwayqat Mountain. In the past, the Syrian Arab Army has stormed the southern… Read on ->

Tags: Kabani, Latakia, Syria


ISIS steps up attacks against Syrian Army near Palmyra

Published 2019-06-11 10:18:11 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 P.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) carried out two attacks against the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) on Monday, targeting the latter’s positions near the historical city of Palmyra (Tadmur). Using the night as cover, the Islamic State’s first attack targeted the Syrian Arab Army forces at the western axis of the T-3 Pumping Station near Palmyra; this resulted in a heavy firefight between the two parties. The Syrian Army said they were able to foil the Islamic State attack and secure the area before dawn. In another attack, the Islamic State stormed the Syrian Army’s positions near… Read on ->

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Tags: ISIS, Palmyra, Syria


Syrian Army offensive in northwest Hama delays Turkey’s planned invasion of northern Syria

Published 2019-06-11 09:53:23 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:30 A.M.) – The Turkish regime has been forced to redeploy many of their allied rebel units from northern Aleppo to the Hama and Idlib governorates, following a series of losses at the Kafr Naboudeh and Qal’at Al-Madiq fronts. According to a military source in Aleppo city, many of the militant forces needed to launch an invasion of northern Syria have been redeployed to the front-lines in Hama. The source said the heavy losses suffered by Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and their allies from Jaysh Al-Izza over the last six weeks have forced them to call for help from… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Hama, Syria


Russian Air Force launches heavy attack to propel Syrian Army troops in NW Hama

Published 2019-06-11 09:21:19 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 A.M.) – The Russian Air Force resumed their aerial campaign over the Idlib Governorate this morning, a source from the Syrian military told Al-Masdar News. According to the source, the Russian Air Force targeted several sites along the Hama-Idlib axis, hitting a number of sites belonging to the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and their allies. The source added the primary focus of the airstrikes was on the jihadist supply line leading to the strategic hilltop of Tal Malah, which was captured by Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and Jaysh Al-Izza last week. The Syrian Arab Army (SAA)… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Russia, Syria


Russian, US forces conduct joint drills in Arctic region

Published 2019-06-11 09:00:05 by News Desk in World-News

Border guards of Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) and US Coast Guard have carried out scheduled joint patrolling in the Bering Sea, the press service of the FSB’s Directorate for the Eastern Arctic region said on Tuesday. The patrolling mission was carried out by Russia’s Sakhalin ship and USCGC Alex Haley. Their crews practiced exchanging radio communications, including with a deck helicopter, and conducted a training session on using internationally recognized signals for joint maneuvers. “During the joint patrolling mission, no violators of the law banning illegal procurement of aquatic biological resources along the maritime state boundary, were spotted,” the… Read on ->

Tags: Arctic, Russia, US


Syrian Army attempts to capture strategic hilltop in northwestern Hama: video

Published 2019-06-11 07:30:30 by News Desk in Syria

Clashes continued around Tal Meleh on Sunday, as the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is trying to recapture the strategic hill that overlooks the road between Hama and Mhardeh, in northern Syria. An SAA First Lieutenant explained: “We are now in Hama northern countryside, at Kafr Hood village. You can see the advance towards Tal Meleh, we are advancing in order to recapture Tal Meleh and Jibeen, confront the violations, and restore the situation in Hama northern countryside as it was before, in addition to opening the highway between Mhardeh to Suqaylabiyah to return to the situation as it was.” He… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Syria


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