This is a summary of 12 AMN articles on the following subjects: Hama, Syria, Turkey, Eurofighter, German, Iran, US, Idlib, Russia, Istanbul, Baniyas, Tartous, Mediterranean.

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Turkish military deploys missile launchers to front-lines with Syrian Army: video

Published 2019-06-24 16:19:10 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 P.M.) – The Turkish military has transported its missile launchers to the northwestern countryside of the Hama Governorate, Monday, as tensions remain high between the latter and the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in northern Syria. Based on video footage released by pro-opposition media, the Turkish military transported its MLRS launchers to their observation post in the town of Sheir Magher. Two weeks ago, the Syrian Arab Army struck a Turkish military observation post in northern Hama; this prompted Ankara to issue a stern warning to Damascus about any more attacks on their forces in Syria. The Syrian… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Syria, Turkey


Breaking: Two German fighter jets crash into each other – video

Published 2019-06-24 15:54:55 by News Desk in World-News

Two German Eurofighter jets have crashed in the north-eastern state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, the Interior Ministry has confirmed. The planes have allegedly fallen in a residential area, according to the German media. https://twitter.com/sotiridi/status/1143138157644439552   Source: RT

Tags: Eurofighter, German


Up close map of upcoming Kafr Naboudeh battle

Published 2019-06-24 15:43:32 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:20 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is gearing up for another battle against the jihadist and Turkish-backed rebels in northwestern Hama. While several units are still tied up near Tal Malah, the Syrian Arab Army is hoping this new operation at the Kafr Naboudeh will force the jihadist rebels to ease their resistance at the hilltop (Tal Malah) overlooking the main road between Mhardeh and Sqaylabiyeh. The operation will be led by the Tiger Forces and several units from the 4th Armored Division and 9th Division’s Shock Troops (Al-Sa’eqa). According to a source in Mhardeh, the… Read on ->

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Tags: Hama, Syria


US sends naval assault ship to Persian Gulf amid increased tensions with Iran

Published 2019-06-24 14:46:32 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:30 P.M.) – The U.S. Navy has sent an amphibious assault ship to the Persian Gulf this week as tensions remain high with Iran. According to the Associated Press, the U.S.S. Boxer assault ship, along with the amphibious transport dock U.S.S. John P. Murtha and the amphibious dock landing ship U.S.S. Harpers Ferry arrived in the 5th Fleet’s area of responsibility. The Navy didn’t elaborate on where the ships were. The Bahrain-based 5th Fleet oversees the Navy’s presence in the Persian Gulf and surrounding Mideast waters. Last week, the Iranian shot down a U.S. drone as it was… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, US


Russian, Syrian air forces launch big attack across southern Idlib

Published 2019-06-24 14:02:44 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:40 P.M.) – The Russian and Syrian air forces unleashed a heavy assault across southern Idlib on Monday, hitting several sites under the control of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and their allies. According to a report from the nearby Hama Governorate, the Russian and Syrian air forces launched a number of airstrikes along the southern axis of Idlib, targeting the area between Khan Sheikhoun and Al-Hobeit. In addition to these airstrikes, the Syrian Air Force also targeted a number of areas in western Idlib. These strikes reportedly hit Kafr Sijnah, Kafr Nabl, Maar Zita, Maar Hurmeh, Sheikh Mustafa, and… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Russia, Syria


Thousands take to Istanbul streets to celebrate Imamoglu’s victory: video

Published 2019-06-24 13:32:00 by News Desk in Turkey

Thousands of supporters of the newly elected mayor of Istanbul, Ekrem Imamoglu, celebrated his victory on Sunday night at his campaign’s headquarters in Istanbul, as the opposition candidate not only won the election re-run but substantially increased his majority since the first vote. Imamoglu, from Turkey’s main opposition party, the Republican People’s Party (CHP), had won by a slim margin in the original vote on March 31, but was stripped of his victory by Turkey’s Supreme Electoral Council on May 6, due to allegations of irregularities and electoral law infractions made by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling Justice and… Read on ->

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Tags: Istanbul, Turkey


Turkey bans jihadists from using anti-aircraft missiles against Russian jets: report

Published 2019-06-24 12:12:10 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:40 A.M.) – Turkey has allegedly prohibited the jihadist rebels in northern Syria from using anti-aircraft missiles against Russian jets, the news site Avia.Pro reported. According to the Russian publication, the Turkish Armed Forces handed over portable anti-aircraft missile systems (i.e. MANPADS) to protect themselves and their territory from Syrian Air Force strikes. However, the jihadist rebels, specifically Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham, were reportedly prohibited from using these MANPADS against the Russian Air Force. The Russian and Turkish armed forces maintain good relations in Syria, despite their disagreements on the leadership of the country. Initially, it was reported that… Read on ->

Tags: Syria, Turkey


Syria’s oil pipeline comes under attack in eastern Mediterranean: video

Published 2019-06-24 11:44:55 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:30 A.M.) – Syria’s oil pipeline in the eastern Mediterranean came under attack recently, state-owned Al-Ikhbariya TV reported. According to the Al-Ikhbariya report, at least five oil pipelines were attacked over the weekend; however, no group has been blamed. “We were informed yesterday about an oil leak off Baniyas. Specialist divers of the Syrian oil company investigated it and found traces of external damage on five pipelines,” the Syrian Oil Ministry said in a statement on Sunday. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gf3oYEXjt3U The city of Baniyas is home to one of Syria’s two oil refineries. The other situated in the city of… Read on ->

Tags: Baniyas, Syria, Tartous


Syrian Army storms strategic hilltop in new attempted advance in NW Hama

Published 2019-06-24 11:22:38 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:10 A.M.) – A heavy battle broke out this morning when the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) stormed the strategic hilltop of Tal Malah in northwestern Hama. Led by the Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army reportedly stormed the western axis of the hilltop in an attempt to fracture the jihadist lines. According to a military source near the front-lines in northwestern Hama, intense clashes are still ongoing at the moment; however, no advance has been made. The Syrian Arab Army is seeking to retake Tal Malah and the nearby town of Jibeen from the jihadist rebels. Tal Malah… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Syria


Iranian Navy commander warns downing of US drone can be repeated

Published 2019-06-24 09:34:03 by News Desk in Iran

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On 20 June, Iran downed a US spy drone, stating that it had violated the Iranian border. The US military confirmed that the aircraft had been shot down, claiming, however, that it was flying in international airspace in the Strait of Hormuz. Everyone saw the downing of the unmanned drone”, navy commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi was quoted as saying by the Tasnim news agency. “I can assure you that this firm response can be repeated, and the enemy knows it”. US President Donald Trump previously claimed that after the incident Washington planned a retaliatory attack, which was aborted 10… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, US


Syria’s Mediterranean oil pipelines mysteriously come under attack

Published 2019-06-24 08:52:15 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:40 A.M.) – In what appears to be a deliberate attack on Syria’s oil industry,  five pipelines were badly damaged on Sunday afternoon, the Syrian Oil Ministry reported. “We were informed yesterday about an oil leak off Baniyas. Specialist divers of the Syrian oil company investigated it and found traces of external damage on five pipelines”, it said on Facebook. This is reportedly the first attack on underwater pipelines since the Syrian civil war began eight years ago. The city of Baniyas is located in the Tartous Governorate; it is also home to one of Syria’s two oil… Read on ->

Tags: Baniyas, Mediterranean, Syria, Tartous


Iran reveals another US spy drone flight: photos

Published 2019-06-24 07:33:17 by News Desk in Iran

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has posted a map on his Twitter, which he says shows another US spy drone encroaching Iranian airspace on 26 May. He also hinted in the tweet that Iran has information about US preparations to blame the Islamic Republic for an attack on oil tankers. The map shows a US MQ9 Reaper drone entering Iranian airspace off the coast of Asaluyeh in Bushehr Province. The UAV received a total of three warnings over the border violation. After it left Iranian airspace it also circled near the country’s border for some time, the map shows. https://twitter.com/JZarif/status/1142757336873865216 The foreign… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, US


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