This is a summary of 12 AMN articles on the following subjects: Daraa, Syria, Iran, UK, Hama, China, Russia, Latakia, Turkey.

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Mayor of west Daraa town assassinated in ambush by unknown assailants

Published 2019-07-31 23:52:36 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:40 P.M.) – A mayor of a town in the western countryside of the Daraa Governorate has been assassinated this evening, a source from the Syrian military told Al-Masdar News. According to the military, the mayor of Jillen was assassinated after a group of unknown assailants opened fire on him in the town. The military added that they suspect the assassination was carried out by a Free Syrian Army (FSA) sleeper cell. A few weeks ago, a Free Syrian Army sleeper cell carried out an assault inside the Jillen; these attacks have become prevalent since the start of… Read on ->

Tags: Daraa, Syria


UK warship engaged in war of warnings with Iranian forces in the Gulf – commander

Published 2019-07-31 23:38:32 by News Desk in Iran

Iranian naval forces have been trying to “test” the Royal Navy’s “resolve” in the Strait of Hormuz, with the HMS Montrose frigate deployed there facing some 85 “interactions” with Iranian forces in the 27 days that it has spent patrolling the area, HMS Montrose Commander William King has said. “The Iranians seem to be keen to test our resolve, test our reactions most of the time,” King said, speaking to BBC Radio. “They’ll claim that perhaps our presence is illegitimate, even though we’re completely lawfully in international waters,” he added. According to the commanding officer, there have been instances of… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, UK

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Syrian Army seizes more territory in northwestern Hama, approaches new town

Published 2019-07-31 23:22:16 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) continued their advance in northern Hama this evening, seizing two small villages that were under the control of Jaysh Al-Izza. Led by the Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army managed to capture the villages of Al-Aziziyah and Al-Rai after a short battle with the militants of Jaysh Al-Izza. According to a military source in the northern countryside of the Hama Governorate, the Syrian Arab Army has now reached the outskirts of Hasraya, which is located just west of the Zakah. The source added the Syrian military has already begun their… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Syria


Nearly 100 Chinese servicemen complete training with S-400

Published 2019-07-31 12:46:29 by News Desk in World-News

About 100 military servicemen from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army who will maintain the second regiment set of the S-400 missile systems have completed a training course in Russia to use the systems and returned to China, a military diplomat told TASS on Wednesday. “About 100 military servicemen from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army who will maintain the second S-400 regiment set, completed a training course to use the S-400 systems in July and returned to their home country,” the source said, adding that the training had been launched in March 2019. The source also pointed out that the training… Read on ->

Tags: China, Russia


Russian forces launch massive attack on jihadist stronghold in Latakia

Published 2019-07-31 12:01:48 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:25 A.M.) – The Russian Air Force unleashed a heavy attack in the northeastern countryside of the Latakia Governorate this morning. Led by their Mi-28 and Ka-52 choppers, the Russian Air Force repeatedly struck the jihadist stronghold of Kabani, inflicting heavy damage on the defenses of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and the Turkestan Islamic Party. Russian attack followed the Syrian Arab Army’s heavy barrage of artillery, which primarily targeted the jihadist defenses at the southern axis of Kabani. Speaking to the Sputnik News Agency on Wednesday, a Syrian military source said that the army is currently working to weaken… Read on ->

Tags: Latakia, Syria


Syria’s S-300 missile systems are allegedly combat ready: photos

Published 2019-07-31 11:24:22 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 A.M.) – The Russian-supplied S-300 missile system has reportedly completed its installation phase and is considered combat ready, satellite images posted by a Russian channel revealed on Wednesday. The Russian Telegram channel Военный Осведомитель released two images showing the S-300 system fully installed near the Syrian city of Masyaf in the western countryside of the Hama Governoate. Russia delivered the S-300 system to Syria on October 1, 2018; this delivery was conducted in response to the downing of their IL-20 reconnaissance plane on September 1. The Russian Ministry of Defense blamed Israel for the downing of the… Read on ->

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Tags: Russia, Syria


Breaking: Syrian Army scores new advance in northwestern Hama

Published 2019-07-31 10:39:03 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has scored a new advance in the northwestern countryside of the Hama Governorate this morning. Backed by heavy airstrikes from their Russian partners, the Syrian Arab Army advanced past recently captured Wadi Hasmein, seizing the remaining farms south of Zakah. Following this advance, the Syrian Arab Army managed to make their first advance west of Zakah, capturing the small town of Abu Rai’dah. According to a military source in Hama, the Syrian Arab Army’s attack on Zakah should be coming later today, as they seize the last farms under militant… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Syria


Twitter suspends Russian Embassy account for posts about White Helmets

Published 2019-07-31 10:28:23 by News Desk in Syria

Twitter has suspended the Russian embassy in Syria’s official account after it posted a video slamming allegations by the self-styled humanitarian rescue group White Helmets about the Russian military’s presence in Syria’s Idlib province. “Twitter suspends accounts that violate Twitter rules,” the default notice on the grayed-out page of @RusEmbSyria reads without elaborating. The accounts of Russian embassies in the UK and Canada have, meanwhile, remained active, although they also published photos and videos critical of the White Helmets’ activity. The Russian embassy in South Africa, in turn, pointed to the fact that Twitter suspended the account of the Russian… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Syria


Syrian Army preparing for large-scale operation to capture jihadist stronghold in Latakia

Published 2019-07-31 10:02:50 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:30 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has recently stepped up their attacks against the jihadist rebels in the Latakia Governorate town of Kabani. Using air and artillery strikes to weaken the militant defense, the Syrian Arab Army is reportedly preparing for a large-scale operation to capture this jihadist stronghold near the Idlib Governorate. Speaking to the Sputnik News Agency, a Syrian Arab Army source said their forces are working to control the strategic hills near Kabani before they launch a large-scale attack. “Work is being done to control a range of strategic hills in the area… Read on ->

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Tags: Latakia, Syria


Turkey will establish ‘security zone’ in northern Syria: Defense Council

Published 2019-07-31 09:26:17 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

Turkey plans to establish a security zone along its border with Syria, the country’s National Defense Council said in a communique distributed on Tuesday. “[At the session], we have once again confirmed our plans to make all necessary efforts to establish a ‘peace corridor’ in the framework of ensuring the security of our borders,” the communique said. The National Defense Council also noted that “Turkey’s position on the Eastern Mediterranean is based on the intent to ensure peace and stability in the region, and to contribute to developing regional cooperation.” “Turkey will continue to adhere to a decisive and principled… Read on ->

Tags: Syria, Turkey


Watch the Syrian Army begin their new offensive in northwestern Hama

Published 2019-07-31 08:12:49 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) began a new offensive in the northwestern countryside of the Hama Governorate after reversing all of the militant advances near the town of Al-Sqaylabiyeh. Under the cover of night, the Tiger Forces began the offensive by storming the farms located southwest of the town of Zakat. https://youtu.be/QKUbhcqxJ24 The Syrian Arab Army’s attack would ultimately pay off as their troops were able to seize some of the farms southwest of Zakat. Zakat is one of the last towns in northern Hama before reaching Kafr Zita from its western axis. Kafr Zita… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Syria


Syrian Army scores first advance after launching new offensive in northwestern Hama

Published 2019-07-31 07:14:07 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:45 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has scored their first advance since launching their new offensive in the northwestern countryside of the Hama Governorate. Led by the Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army began their offensive last night when their troops stormed the western axis of Zakat from their positions at nearby Tal Malah and Jibeen in northwestern Hama. Following a fierce battle, the Syrian Arab Army was able to take control of the farms located southwest of Zakat. Last night’s advance by the Syrian Arab Army marked the first time since June that they have… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Syria


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