The attacked storehouses are located in a military base (#Iranian, according #FoxNews), 5 km West of the Syria-Iraq border of #Albumamal-#AlQaim. The mentioned border is still closed, but it seems to be ready to be #operarional soon.

This is a summary of 11 AMN articles on the following subjects: Albukamal, Syria, Northern Hama, Russian, Turkey, Jordan, Afrin, Aleppo, Jaish Al-Islam, FSA, Iran, YPG, Iraq, Damascus, IDF, Israel, Hezbollah, Lebanon.

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Satellite images reveal destruction from last night’s airstrikes in Albukamal

Published 2019-09-09 23:13:01 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 P.M.) – An unidentified warplane carried out a powerful attack over the city of Albukamal last night, killing at least 18 Iraqi fighters and wounding another 38. The airstrikes were first reported after midnight when several explosions were heard near a base inside of Albukamal. While no one has claimed responsibility for the attack, a source from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) said it was likely an Israeli attack drone. The Israel-based Image Satellite International released several satellite photos showing the aftermath of the attack. In particular, the photos show the destruction of warehouses that were used… Read on ->

Tags: Albukamal, Syria


Breaking: Syrian Army reportedly withdraws from northern Hama

Published 2019-09-09 18:14:43 by Zen Adra in Syria

The Syrian Armed Forces have allegedly retreated troops from areas captured recently in northern Hama countryside. According to opposition source, Syrian Army ground forces are to withdraw from Morek and Khan Shaykhoun in northern Hama after recapturing the two militant strongholds last month. The same sources also added that this withdrawal comes as per an agreement between Russia and Turkey whereby the two militaries will take over the area. AMN hasn’t yet been able to verify these reports. Earlier, the Turkish authorities called on the Russian Armed Forces to force the Syrian Army to withdraw from the territories they captured… Read on ->

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Tags: Northern Hama, Russian, Syria, Turkey


Five Jordanians detained in Syria released

Published 2019-09-09 16:17:35 by Zen Adra in Syria

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (4:20 P.M.) – Syria’s President Bashar Assad ordered the immediate release of five Jordanian nationals detained in Syria, a Jordanian MP stated. Tareq Khouri, a member of the Jordanian Parliament, said that he has been invited to Damascus in order to take over five Jordanians who had been imprisoned for a while. Up to 30 Jordanians have been detained by the Syrian authorities since Syria and Jordan re-opened Nassib border crossing in October 2018; of which 12 of them released till now.

Tags: Jordan, Syria


Turkish-backed militants clashes with former Ghouta rebels in Syria’s Afrin

Published 2019-09-09 15:28:28 by Zen Adra in Syria

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (3: 25 P.M.) – Heavy firefights erupted, today, between Turkey-backed militiamen and former rebels of Eastern Ghouta in Afrin city, injuring scores from both sides. According to local sources, a military commander from the Sultan Murad Division (an armed rebel group trained and financed by Turkey) assaulted a woman who is originally from Eastern Ghouta; sparking rage among Jaish al-Islam fighters. Heavy clashes then broke out between the two warring parties, injuries reported. In the same context, Sultan Murad Division militants physically attacked a shop owner (also an Eastern Ghouta evacuee) , causing him a serious injury in… Read on ->

Tags: Afrin, Aleppo, Jaish Al-Islam, Syria, Turkey


Pro-Iranian militia amasses in northern Aleppo: opposition reports

Published 2019-09-09 15:02:25 by Zen Adra in Syria

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (3: 00 P.M.) – Huge military buildup is being deployed to northern Aleppo frontlines as a new offensive looms, pro-Syrian opposition media reported. According to a military commander in the Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA), the military reinforcements are primarily made up of Iranian fighters and its allies. “The majority of the weaponry are snipers, machineguns, anti-tank missiles and reconnaissance drones”, the military commander said. “In previous years, the Syrian Army and Kurdish fighters joined forces in launching several attacks against the FSA locations in northern Aleppo”, he added. Two days ago, A massive convoy of Syrian military… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, FSA, Iran, Syria, YPG


Last night’s strikes in eastern Syria killed 18 Iraqi fighters: report

Published 2019-09-09 11:57:37 by News Desk in Iraq, Syria

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BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:40 A.M.) – Last night, an unidentified warplane carried out airstrikes over the eastern Syria city of Albukamal, causing a number of explosions that were heard throughout the area. According to Russia Today, an unnamed Iraqi security official confirmed the airstrikes, saying that at least 18 Iraqi fighters were killed in Albukamal. The security official added that another 38 members of the unnamed Iraqi faction were wounded during the attack. A source from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has confirmed the reports about the explosions; however, it is still not clear who carried out these airstrikes. Many reports… Read on ->

Tags: Iraq, Syria


Breaking: IDF claims several rockets fired into Israeli territory from Damascus

Published 2019-09-09 11:35:54 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:20 A.M.) – Several rockets were allegedly fired into Israeli territory from Damascus this morning, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) said moments ago. According to the IDF, pro-Iranian fighters, working with the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ (IRGC) Quds Force, fired the rockets into the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights region. No further details were released. A source from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) denied these claims, saying that no such attack was carried out from Damascus. In the past, the Israeli Armed Forces have carried out retaliatory attacks against the Syrian Arab Army, even if they were not responsible for… Read on ->

Tags: Damascus, IDF, Israel, Syria


First footage of alleged Israeli strike on eastern Syria

Published 2019-09-09 09:27:15 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 A.M.) – Last night, several explosions were heard inside the Deir Ezzor Governorate city of Albukamal after unidentified warplanes dropped a number of bombs in the area, local reports claimed. According to these reports, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) belonging to the Israeli military targeted the Iranian Armed Forces inside of Albukamal. A source from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the area later confirmed the reports about the explosions inside of Albukamal; however, he was unable to confirm if they were a result of airstrikes launched by the Israeli military. Below is the only video that was… Read on ->

Tags: Albukamal, Syria


Land bridge from Iran to Syria nearly complete: official

Published 2019-09-09 08:34:51 by News Desk in Iran, Iraq, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 A.M.) – The mayor of Al-Qa’im in Iraq’s Al-Anbar Governorate told the Sputnik News Agency on Friday, September 6th that his country’s government was preparing to reopen their border with Syria after several weeks of construction. Speaking to Sputnik, Ahmad Jidyan, Al-Qa’im’s mayor, said that 90 percent of the Iraqi-Syrian border at Albukamal has been rehabilitated. Despite previously setting the reopening date on September 7th, Jidyan said the border crossing will actually be reopened on a later date, as the project’s construction continues on both sides of the border. Jidyan said the last 10 percent of the… Read on ->

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Tags: Iran, Iraq, Syria


Hezbollah shoots down Israeli drone inside southern Lebanon

Published 2019-09-09 07:55:10 by News Desk in Lebanon, Middleeast

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:30 A.M.) – Hezbollah announced that their forces had shot down an Israeli unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that entered Lebanese airspace from the Upper Galilee region. “The Mujahids of the Islamic Resistance countered an Israeli drone with appropriate weapons as it crossed the Palestinian-Lebanese border towards the town of Ramiah,” the Hezbollah statement began. “The drone was downed on Monday 09/09/2019 at the outskirts of the town and is now in the hands of the Resistance,” they added. Hezbollah will likely release photos of the Israeli drone in the coming hours as they usually release their statement and… Read on ->

Tags: Hezbollah, Israel, Lebanon


Unconfirmed reports of airstrikes targeting Iranian forces in eastern Syria

Published 2019-09-09 01:22:02 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:10 A.M.) – Shortly after 12:30 A.M. (local time), unconfirmed reports surfaced of unidentified warplanes targeting the Iranian forces in the eastern Syria city of Albukamal. According to reports, a number of explosions were heard inside Albukamal city in the Deir Ezzor Governorate after these unidentified warplanes targeted the Iranian military’s positions. Opposition activists in the area allege that the warplanes were targeting the Iranian forces; however, no government sources have confirmed these reports as of yet. Al-Masdar is awaiting a response from the Syrian military about these allegations. More details to follow…

Tags: Iran, Syria


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