Syrian rebels combat pro-government forces in Aleppo, March 2014 (Source: AFP/ Tamer al-Halabi)

This is a summary of 8 AMN articles on the following subjects: Hama, Syria, Houthi, Saudi, Yemen, Idlib, Raqqa, Tabaqa, US, Aleppo, Turkey, Iran, UK.

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Jihadists launch attack on Christian town in northwestern Hama

Published 2019-06-16 20:35:17 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:20 P.M.) – The jihadist rebels launched a heavy attack on the Christian town of Mhardeh this evening, a source in the area told Al-Masdar News. According to the source, the jihadist rebels fired several artillery shells and rockets towards the northern sector of Mhardeh, causing several explosions that could be heard throughout the town. In response to the attack on Mhardeh, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) fired several missiles towards the militant-held areas in the Hama and Idlib governorates. The Syrian military and jihadist rebels have been trading hostilities for several days now, with neither party making… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Syria


Houthi leader warns ‘major battle’ is coming inside Saudi Arabia

Published 2019-06-16 19:51:01 by News Desk in Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:30 P.M.) – A senior official from the Houthi Movement (var. Ansarallah Movement) warned on Sunday that a “major battle” is looming inside of Saudi Arabia. The senior Houthi official, Mohammad Nasser Al-Bakhiti, tweeted on Sunday that it is time for his organization to expand its military operations inside of Saudi Arabia. “It is the right of the Yemeni people to attack the enemy on its land and reciprocate the financial damage inflicted by the Saudi Coalition,” Al-Bahkiti tweeted. Al-Bakhiti called on the Yemeni tribes to differentiate between state and private-owned assets and properties if the attacks start,… Read on ->

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Tags: Houthi, Saudi, Yemen


Syrian Army enters southwestern Idlib for first time since 2014: video

Published 2019-06-16 19:24:58 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:30 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) entered southwestern Idlib during the first week of June after they managed to break through the jihadist lines north of Kafr Naboudeh. Led by the Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army decided to push north from Kafr Naboudeh in early June, which caught the jihadist rebels off guard as they expected the military to push east towards Al-Hobeit. The Syrian Army swiftly advanced north of Kafr Naboudeh, seizing a number of towns from the jihadist rebels. Among the towns captured was Qasabiyah, which is the first town at the southwestern… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


Massive convoy of Syrian, Palestinian troops head to NW Syria for next offensive

Published 2019-06-16 18:22:17 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 P.M.) – A large number of reinforcements from the Syrian Republican Guard and Palestinian-led Al-Quds Brigade made their way to the northwestern countryside of the Hama Governorate, a military source told Al-Masdar News this afternoon. According to a military source in Mhardeh, the Syrian Republican units from Aleppo and Damascus made their way to the Kernaz axis in northwestern Hama as they prepare to take part in the next Syrian Arab Army (SAA) offensive in this area. In addition to the Republican Guard, the Al-Quds Brigade also sent reinforcements from Aleppo to the Kernaz axis. The Al-Quds… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Syria

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US military allegedly turning Syria’s Tabaqa Airport into regional helicopter base

Published 2019-06-16 17:33:16 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:10 P.M.) – The U.S. Armed Forces are turning the Tabaqa Airport in western Al-Raqqa into a helicopter base, the pro-opposition Step News Agency reported on Saturday. According to the report, the U.S. military had discussed converting the Tabaqa Airport into a helicopter base during their meeting with the Saudi diplomatic delegation earlier in the week. The report said the U.S. would transfer its helicopters from the Mahimiyeh Al-Karim base to the Tabaqa installation and make it their regional airport. The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) captured the Tabaqa Airport and its corresponding town during their 2016 offensive… Read on ->

Tags: Raqqa, Syria, Tabaqa, US


Turkish military attacks Kurdish forces in northern Aleppo

Published 2019-06-16 17:04:51 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:30 P.M.) – The Turkish military launched an attack on the Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG) in the northern countryside of the Aleppo Governorate on Sunday. According to a report from northern Aleppo, the Turkish Army heavily shelled the YPG’s forces in the northern Aleppo towns of Al-Malkiyah and Shewarga. The reason for the Turkish Army attack is unknown; however, it is likely attributed to the recent string of ambushes that have been carried out by the Afrin Liberation Forces in northwestern Aleppo. The Turkish Army has now attacked both the YPG and Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Syria, Turkey


UK deploys marines to Persian Gulf to protect tankers

Published 2019-06-16 16:27:36 by News Desk in Iran

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The United Kingdom has decided to send 100 marines to the Persian Gulf region in order to protect its military and merchant vessels after a recent incident in the Gulf of Oman, local media reported on Sunday. On Thursday, two oil tankers, Kokuka Courageous and Front Altair, suffered explosions and fires in the Gulf of Oman near the Strait of Hormuz. The cause of the incident remains unknown, yet the United States and the United Kingdom have accused Iran of attacking the tankers. According to The Sunday Times, marines from 42 Commando based near the city of Plymouth will form the… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, UK


Turkish military and Syrian Army trade attacks in northwestern Syria

Published 2019-06-16 15:17:07 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Turkish Armed Forces reportedly traded attacks in northwestern Syria on Sunday, a source told Al-Masdar from the Hama Governorate. According to the source, the Syrian Arab Army heavily shelled the town of Morek this morning, where the Turkish military has one of its largest observation posts in northwestern Syria. The Syrian Army’s shells reportedly hit the Turkish military’s positions in Morek, prompting the latter to respond with its own attack against the government troops. The Turkish Armed Forces responded by launching several artillery shells towards the Syrian Army’s positions… Read on ->

Tags: Syria, Turkey


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