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Rare footage shows present-day chemical weapons site in Douma: video

Published 2019-12-02 23:08:41 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 P.M.) – A new video posted by Ruptly on Sunday showed the chemical weapons site inside the town of Douma. This location is currently at the center of whistleblower allegations surrounding a concealed report by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). On 7th of April 2018 militants in the area claimed that the Syrian government carried out a deadly chemical attack in Douma. The allegation of chemical weapon use by the Syrian government prompted Britain, France and the United States to bomb targets they said were used as depots for chemical weapons. Footage shows… Read on ->

Tags: Douma, Syria


Syrian Army reopens crossing with Turkish-backed militants in east Aleppo

Published 2019-12-02 22:57:20 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:40 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has reopened a humanitarian crossing with the Turkish-backed militants in eastern Aleppo after the violence in the town of Al-Bab subsided this week. According to a military report, the Syrian Army reopened the Abu Al-Zandin crossing for all civilians to leave and enter the militant-held Al-Bab District of eastern Aleppo. Previously, the crossing was closed due to the recent infighting between the Turkish-backed militants inside Al-Bab; however, it appears that the situation has calmed after a tense week.

Tags: Aleppo, Syria


Ansarallah forces show off large spy plane that was shot down in Yemen: photo

Published 2019-12-02 22:07:39 by News Desk in Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:45 P.M.) – The official media wing of the Ansarallah forces released a new photo on Monday that showed the large spy plane that was shot down over Yemen this past weekend. According to the Ansarallah forces, the Chinese-made spy drone was fly over their positions in the Huran area before their troops shot down the reconnaissance aircraft. The scenes showed the wreckage of the enemy plane after it crashed and the impact of the strike that forced it to fall into a strong scene of the Yemeni air defenses in confronting any kind of hostile flight in… Read on ->

Tags: Ansarallah, Yemen


ISIS continues to resurface to launch attacks against Syrian Army troops in eastern Homs

Published 2019-12-02 21:54:28 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:40 P.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) carried out a new attack on Monday against the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) troops deployed to the eastern countryside the Homs Governorate, a source from the military told Al-Masdar News this evening. According to the source, the Islamic State began their attacks on Sunday when their terrorists stormed the Syrian Army’s positions near the T-3 Pumping Station. The source said while the Syrian Army was able to defeat the Islamic State attack, they suffered some casualties as a result of the fierce clashes. On Monday, the Islamic State once again reemerged… Read on ->

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Tags: Homs, ISIS, Syria


US Army convoy travels along int’l highway despite Syrian-Russian military presence: video

Published 2019-12-02 21:39:25 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:30 P.M.) – A U.S. Army convoy was filmed last night making its way through the Al-Hasakah Governorate, despite the large presence of Syrian and Russian military personnel along the international highway. According to RT Arabic, the U.S. military convoy was seen traveling along the Hasakah-Aleppo Highway in the Al-Qamishli District. This areas of the Al-Qamishli District was previously under the U.S. Coalition’s control; however, following U.S. President Donald Trump’s announcement about the American troop withdrawal from the Turkish border, their posts were taken over by Syrian Army personnel. In the short video below, the U.S. military convoy… Read on ->

Tags: Qamishli, Syria, US


Russian military robot makes rare appearance on Syrian battlefield: video

Published 2019-12-02 21:26:03 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:10 P.M.) – The Russian combat robot, the Uranus-9, was recently photographed inside Syria, the Russian aviation publication Avia.Pro reported on Monday. According to the publication, the Uranus-9 was seen near the front-lines in the northern region of Syria. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MU4aWvnjFQ “Information about the appearance in Russia of the Russian combat robot ‘Uranus-9’, capable of easily destroying enemy armored vehicles and gutting military aircraft, appeared long ago. However, it is reported that a unique robotic complex has been spotted in northern Syria. Judging by the photograph presented, the combat robot took an active part in military operations together with… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Syria


Over 70 Syrian Army soldiers and jihadist rebels killed during southeastern Idlib battle

Published 2019-12-02 21:16:06 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched a counter-offensive in the southeastern countryside of the Idlib Governorate on Sunday after losing four towns to the jihadist rebels. During the counter-offensive, the Syrian Arab Army managed to encircle a group of jihadist rebels that were trying to hold onto their last line of defense at the town of ‘Aajaz. According to a field report, the jihadist rebels refused to surrender despite calls from the Syrian Army to lay down their arms. A fierce firefight would ensue once the Syrian Army reinforcements arrived, resulting in heavy casualties for… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


Syrian President sends letter to Syrian prisoner in Israeli jail

Published 2019-12-02 20:53:35 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:30 P.M.) – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad sent a letter to Sadqi al-Maqat, a Syrian prisoner in an Israeli jail, after the latter refused to release him on condition that he did not return to the occupied Golan Heights. The text of the letter reads begins:  “To the heroic prisoner Sadqi al-Maqat.” “Your latest position, which came after unremitting attempts to release you, and ended up with a question and your choice between staying in Damascus and not returning to the Golan, which is closest to, or continuing your suffering in the occupation prisons and preferring detention than… Read on ->

Tags: Assad, Syria


IRGC commander warns Iran has missiles aimed at 21 US bases

Published 2019-12-02 20:36:09 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:15 P.M.) – The top adviser to the commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), General Allahnoor Noorollahi, warned on Monday that Iran has missiles aimed 21 U.S. bases in the Middle East. In a speech that was aired on Bushehr TV on Monday, General Noorollahi said Iran is capable of launching 20,000 missiles per day, pointing out that his nation’s armed forces are growing their capabilities. General Noorollahi said that Iran is preparing itself for “the greatest war against the greatest enemy.” The Iranian general reiterated the Supreme Leader Ayatollah ‘Ali Khamenei’s message that both the… Read on ->

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Tags: Iran, IRGC


Made in America: Iranian military successfully flying old US aircraft

Published 2019-12-02 19:12:39 by News Desk in Iran

The Iranian Air Force’s museum-vintage P-3 Orion patrol planes have proved airworthy, as 11 November saw an Iran-owned Lockheed P-3F Orion pass in close proximity to the US Military Sealift Command dry-cargo vessel USNS Alan Shepard and USS Normandy, an accompanying US Navy cruiser, The National Interest reported. Navy photos captured the moment when the four-engine P-3 flew by the ships as they were crossing the Gulf of Oman that separates the Persian Gulf, where multiple tanker attacks have occurred, and the Indian Ocean. Iran is known to have bought six P-3Fs from Lockheed starting in 1973. The P-3 at… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, US


Russian military establishes new base in northern Syria

Published 2019-12-02 19:04:39 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:45 P.M.) – The Russian military has established a new military base in northern Syria after reaching an agreement with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). According to reports, the Russian military has deployed to the border town of Amudeh, where they have begun moving their heavy equipment to as they build their new base. This new base will serve as an observation post along the Turkish border region with Syria’s Al-Hasakah Governorate. The Russian military now has two bases inside the Al-Hasakah Governorate, with the primary one being the Al-Qamishli Airport.

Tags: Hasakah, Russia, Syria


Russian Air Force pounds main jihadist base around Idlib city: video

Published 2019-12-02 18:40:08 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:30 P.M.) – The Russian Air Force has begun targeting the outskirts of Idlib city this week as they attempt to weaken the jihadist rebels ahead of the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) new offensive. According to a military source in Damascus, the Russian Air Force has conducted several airstrikes around the Idlib Central Prison today, hitting a number of points belonging to Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and their allies. The source said the Idlib Central Prison has become one of the main bases for Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham, along with a jail for those captured by the terrorist group in… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Russia, Syria


In strategic move, Syrian Army reinforcements deploy along important highway: video

Published 2019-12-02 17:08:23 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) continued its mass deployment in the western countryside of Al-Hasakah, as their troops reinforced its points along the strategic Hasakah-Aleppo International Highway. The Syrian Army expanded its deployment by entering new points and installing checkpoints and posts in a number of villages and towns in the western countryside of Al-Hasakah this week. The entry of the army in several areas west of Tal Tamr comes a week after the Turkish-backed militants attempted to expand their presence inside this district south of the border. The silos area they first took is… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Hasakah, Syria


Turkish-backed militants kill 10 civilians in northern Aleppo town

Published 2019-12-02 16:58:19 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:40 P.M.) – The Turkish-backed militants launched an attack on the town of Tal Rifa’at today, killing and wounding several civilians as a result of their heavy shelling and rockets. According to local reports from the Aleppo Governorate, the Turkish-backed militants from the Free Syrian Army (TFSA) fired several artillery shells into the town of Tal Rifa’at, hitting an area that is densely populated. A new report from from Tal Rifa’at has put the death toll at ten, with seven of the victims being children. The reason for today’s attack is not known but the Turkish Armed Forces… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Syria


Russian combat robot capable of destroying tanks makes rare appearance in Syria

Published 2019-12-02 16:23:13 by News Desk in Syria

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BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:10 P.M.) – The Russian combat robot, the Uranus-9, was recently photographed inside Syria, the Russian aviation publication Avia.Pro reported on Monday. According to the publication, the Uranus-9 was photographed near the front-lines in the northern region of Syria. “Information about the appearance in Russia of the Russian combat robot ‘Uranus-9’, capable of easily destroying enemy armored vehicles and gutting military aircraft, appeared long ago. However, it is reported that a unique robotic complex has been spotted in northern Syria. Judging by the photograph presented, the combat robot took an active part in military operations together with the… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Syria


Heavy Russian airstrikes reported across Idlib

Published 2019-12-02 16:12:22 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 P.M.) – The Russian Air Force has conducted dozens of airstrikes over the Idlib Governorate these past 24 hours, as their warplanes continue to target areas controlled by Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and their jihadist allies. According to a field report from nearby Hama, the Russian Air Force began the day by targeting the jihadist positions inside the southern part of Idlib. These strikes would result in several powerful explosions around the towns of Kafr Nabl, Ma’arat Al-Nu’man, and Kafr Sijnah. More Russian airstrikes were reported inside the villages of Al-Haraki, Farwan, Al-Sayyadi, Al-Kinays, Tal Kursiyan, Al-Barsah, Hish,… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Russia, Syria


Intense front-line footage from Syrian Army’s counter-offensive in southeast Idlib

Published 2019-12-02 15:55:04 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:40 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched a counter-offensive in the southeastern countryside of the Idlib Governorate on Sunday, targeting the four villages and towns that were previously captured by the jihadist rebels the day prior. Led by the 25th Special Mission Forces (formerly Tiger Forces), the Syrian Army began their counter-offensive by storming the town of ‘Aajaz and nearby village of Rasm Al-Ward. A fierce battle between the two parties would ensue, with the Syrian Arab Army troops gaining the edge on the jihadist rebel forces that were exhausted from the prior day’s offensive. The… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


Russian Navy’s combat potential tested in Syria: Putin

Published 2019-12-02 15:45:23 by News Desk in Syria

The Russian Navy confirmed its great combat potential in the struggle against terrorists in Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in his opening remarks at the beginning of the 14th series of conferences on defense issues. “The Navy confirmed its great combat potential in the struggle with terrorists in Syria,” Putin said. “I would like to emphasize once again the coordination of naval units and the professionalism of participants in the operation – the commanders, naval personnel and naval aviation pilots.” Currently, he said, a group of Russian ships is permanently present in the eastern part of the Mediterranean off… Read on ->

Tags: Putin, Russia, Syria


Russian military comes under attack in northern Syria

Published 2019-12-02 15:06:47 by News Desk in Syria

An improvised explosive device has gone off in front of a Russian armoured police vehicle in Syria, Russia’s Defence Ministry said on Monday. According to the ministry’s statement, the incident occurred as a Russian-Turkish joint patrol conducted route reconnaissance some 1.5 kilometres to the west of a town in the Kobane district of Aleppo Governorate in northern Syria. The three servicemen who were in the vehicle at the moment of the explosion sustained minor non-life-threatening injuries, the ministry added. There was some damage to the vehicle as well. On 22 October, Turkey and Russia concluded a memorandum that detailed conditions… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Syria


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