This is a summary of 13 AMN articles on the following subjects: Russia, Idlib, Syria, Iran, Saudi, Israel, Lebanon, ISIS, Palmyra, Jerusalem, Palestine, ABC News, Cokie Roberts, Donald Trump, USA, India, Pakistan, Israel Elections, Netanyahu.

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Russia showcases new combat capabilities of S-300 and S-400 systems: video

Published 2019-09-18 22:08:22 by News Desk in Syria, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:40 P.M.) – The Russian S-300 and S-400 air defense systems have been recently upgraded to enhance their combat capabilities. In a new video released on Wednesday, the S-300 and S-400 systems can be seen in action for the first time since the upgrades were made. https://youtu.be/jOVFCVOUHe8

Tags: Russia


Syrian Army finds alleged ‘chemical weapons tunnel’ used in Khan Sheikhoun: video

Published 2019-09-18 21:41:34 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:20 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has uncovered a tunnel that is filled with chemical hazard equipment and weapons inside the town of Khan Sheikhoun. Video footage captured by the Union News channel shows the Syrian Army inside the cave and combing through the contents that were left behind by the militant forces and White Helmets. According to the Syrian Army, the cave was used by the White Helmets to “fabricate’ chemical attacks”, citing the equipment found in this former base as proof. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5uoE6YtrXM On April 4th, 2017, the militant forces, then in control of Khan… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


Attack on Saudi Aramco sites were ‘undoubtedly sponsored by Iran: Saudi DM

Published 2019-09-18 20:46:16 by News Desk in Gulf, Iran, Middleeast, Yemen

On Wednesday, the Saudi Defence Ministry organised a news conference to show journalists what it describes as an Iranian cruise missile and Delta Wing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). “The investigation has shown that the drone’s type is Delta Wing, and the information obtained by the ministry indicates the drone’s technology is Iranian,” the department’s spokesman Col. Turki al-Maliki said. Speaking at the conference, the official said that the attack on the Saudi oil facilities was “unquestionably sponsored by Iran.” “The attack was launched from the north and unquestionably sponsored by Iran,” he told a news conference. “We are working to know the exact… Read on ->

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Tags: Iran, Saudi


Early reports of Syrian troops withdrawing from several areas in eastern Idlib

Published 2019-09-18 19:02:58 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:30 P.M.) – According to some early reports from Idlib, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is withdrawing their troops from the eastern countryside of the governorate. The reports claim that the Syrian Arab Army is withdrawing their forces from the Sinjar District, which includes the towns of Kefraya Maara and Ejaz. They would add that the withdrawal has to do with the arrival of the Russian military police, who are expected to take over the Syrian Arab Army’s checkpoints in eastern Idlib. Al-Masdar is awaiting an official response from the Syrian Arab Army regarding these early reports from… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


Former Israeli agent Fakhoury admits Lebanese Communist Party’s role in SLA’s defeat

Published 2019-09-18 17:32:43 by News Desk in Lebanon

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:00 P.M.) – The former Israeli agent and officer of the Israel-backed South Lebanese Army (SLA), Amer Elias Fakhoury, allegedly admitted his forces’ defeat at the hands of the Islamic and leftist resistance during the years following the 1989 Taif Agrement, Al-Diyar reported. The former military commander of the notorious Khiyam Prison allegedly told the Lebanese authorities that he worked directly with Israel and acquired Israeli nationality after the SLA’s defeat in 2000. During the interrogation by the Lebanese authorities, Fakhoury revealed the role of the Lebanese national resistance in fighting Israel during the 1980s and the military… Read on ->

Tags: Israel, Lebanon


Several ISIS terrorists killed by Syrian troops near Palmyra

Published 2019-09-18 16:13:51 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:45 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) carried out retaliatory attacks against the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) forces in the Badiya Al-Sham region of Homs Wednesday, eliminating several terrorists and enemy vehicles near the ancient city of Palmyra (var. Tadmur). According to a military source near the scene of the attack, a Syrian Army scout spotted a group of Islamic State terrorists moving through the desert region east of Palmyra this morning. Once the Islamic State fighters were spotted, the Syrian Arab Army began firing missiles at the terrorist convoy, scoring direct hits on three of the enemy… Read on ->

Tags: ISIS, Palmyra, Syria


Khan Sheikhoun retaken thanks to elite Syrian Army unit: expert

Published 2019-09-18 15:47:20 by News Desk in Syria

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A swift operation to liberate Khan Sheikhoun, a city in Syria’s Idlib Governorate, was carried out thanks to the Syrian military’s elite Tiger Forces, President of the Center for Strategic Communications Dmitry Abzalov told reporters. During the August operation, the Syrian army freed territories in the northern Hama Governorate and in the south of the neighboring Idlib Governorate, which had been controlled by terrorists since 2014. The turning point was putting Khan Sheikhoun back under the government’s control and securing a section of the Damascus-Aleppo highway. “This was an operation against the enemy’s superior forces and the mere fact that… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


Israeli forces shoot dead Palestinian woman for alleged stabbing attack

Published 2019-09-18 15:36:33 by Zen Adra in Middleeast, Palestine

A Palestinian woman was shot dead by the Israeli military in northern Jerusalem amid conflicting reports about the main reason behind the shooting. According to local sources, a woman lost her way and approached a security checkpoint for the Israeli forces in Qalandiya village, located between Jerusalem and Ramallah, when she was shot in her leg. The shooting was caught by a passerby’s cellphone camera. However, other media sources reported that the woman was planning a stabbing attack against the Israeli guards at the checkpoint. Later on, the Palestinian Ministry of Health announced the woman was dead due to her… Read on ->

Tags: Israel, Jerusalem, Palestine


Jihadists prevent civilians from reaching Idlib crossing into gov’t areas

Published 2019-09-18 14:39:07 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:10 P.M.) – The jihadist rebels in the Idlib Governorate are preventing civilians from reaching one of the important crossings between their area and the government territories, a source told Al-Masdar News. According to the military source, the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham have repeatedly forced civilians to disperse from the Abu Dhuhour Crossing in southeast Idlib. The source said Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham has used force and arbitrary arrests to prevent the return of civilians to the government areas. The Abu Dhuhour Crossing was recently reopened by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) after the Turkish and Russian… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


Russia allegedly gives Syria green light to use S-300 system against Israeli warplanes

Published 2019-09-18 14:23:47 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 P.M.) – The Russian Armed Forces have allegedly given the Syrian military the green light to use their S-300 system against Israeli warplanes that enter their airspace, the Russian aviation publication Avia.Pro reported. “Against the background of how Israel was repeatedly seen striking at Syria despite the previously reached agreements between Russia and Israel, a source told Avia.pro that the Syrian military received permission to use its air defense systems in case of the slightest threat from Israel, provided that the Syrian side bears responsibility for such actions,” Avia.Pro said.  Despite completing the installation of their S-300… Read on ->

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Tags: Israel, Russia, Syria


Cokie Roberts, iconic journalist, dies at 75 of breast cancer

Published 2019-09-18 14:16:04 by Zen Adra in World-News

Cokie Roberts, the legendary journalist and political commentator, passed away on Tuesday in Washington aging 75. ABC New posted on its official website that Roberts died after struggling with breast cancer which was first diagnosed in 2002. “Cokie’s kindness, generosity, sharp intellect and thoughtful take on the big issues of the day made ABC a better place and all of us better journalists,” James Goldston, president of ABC News, said in a statement. “We will miss Cokie beyond measure, both for her contributions and for her love and kindness,” her family said in a statement. Roberts started her career at… Read on ->

Tags: ABC News, Cokie Roberts, Donald Trump, USA


Indian troops launch grenades at Pakistan’s special service group in repulse attack: video

Published 2019-09-18 14:08:13 by News Desk in World-News

The Indian Army has shared a video of its action to repulse an attempt by Pakistan’s BAT (Border Action Team) to push purported militants into Indian territory in Kashmir. Army sources said they foiled over 15 such attempts in the month of August alone. ​In the video, Indian troops were seen launching grenades at Pakistani SSG (Special Service Group) commandos using Under Barrel Grenade Launchers. https://twitter.com/ANI/status/1174162136538288128?s=20 The faceoff began after a suicide attack on Indian troops in Pulwama in Kashmir on February 14 in which 40 security personnel were killed. It further escalated after the Indian Air Force carried out… Read on ->

Tags: India, Pakistan


Israel election 2019: exit polls see too close to call

Published 2019-09-18 07:55:43 by Zen Adra in Middleeast, Palestine

Israel elections results show the country’s two main parties are almost neck and neck with neither seems close to get a clear majority, which means leaders may face a long period of negotiations again. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main competitor Benny Gantz are awaiting results from the country’s second general election this year as exit polls show too close to call. In April, Netanyahu failed to form a government and therefore forced to repeat vote to give himself another chance. “In the coming days, we will enter into negotiations to establish a strong Zionist government and to… Read on ->

Tags: Israel Elections, Netanyahu, Palestine


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