This is a summary of 17 AMN articles on the following subjects: Aleppo, Syria, Erdogan, Idlib, Turkey, Ansarallah, Saudi, Yemen, Iran, Iraq, IRGC, Saraqib, US, Damascus, Russia, ISIS, Hmeimim.

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Breaking: Syrian Army captures southwest Aleppo town where jihadists executed several soldiers in 2013

Published 2020-02-11 21:00:06 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:40 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has announced the capture of an imperative town in southwestern Aleppo that was the scene of one of the early massacres in the Syrian conflict. READ ALSO: Syrian Army Launches New Military Operation in Eastern Syria According to a military source in Aleppo, the Syrian Arab Army’s 25th Special Mission Forces Division (formerly Tiger Forces) captured the town of Khan Al-‘Assal after a short battle in the southwestern part of the governorate. The source added that the Syrian Army was able to expel the remaining jihadists to the outskirts of… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Syria


Erdogan says Syrian military ‘got what they deserved’ and will ‘pay heavy price in Idlib’: video

Published 2020-02-11 20:33:15 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the Syrian government will pay a “very heavy price” amid the attack against Turkish soldiers in Idlib. The comment was made during a ceremony award that took place in Ankara on Tuesday. “The [Syrian] regime, especially in Idlib, got what they deserved. But this is not enough, we will continue. Because if they keep attacking our troops, they will pay a very heavy price. I will publicly announce these steps tomorrow,” said Erdogan. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CO5yESF-Io The Turkish president specified that a meeting regarding the issue will take place the next day. Five Turkish soldiers… Read on ->

Tags: Erdogan, Idlib, Syria, Turkey


Ansarallah forces shoot down enemy aircraft near Saudi border

Published 2020-02-11 18:53:30 by News Desk in Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:30 P.M.) – The Ansarallah forces announced on Tuesday that their forces shot down an enemy aircraft near the Saudi border. READ ALSO: Ansarallah Forces Shoot Down Enemy Aircraft Along Saudi-Yemen Border According to the official media wing of the Ansarallah forces, their troops shot down a reconnaissance aircraft that was flying over their positions in the Sa’ada Governorate. In particular, the Ansarallah forces said they shot down the aircraft in the Al-Dhahir District of southwestern Sa’ada. They did not provide further details of the plane, saying only that it was shot down with an “appropriate weapon”. Prior… Read on ->

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Tags: Ansarallah, Saudi, Yemen


Iran’s IRGC accuses US of covering up losses in Iraq

Published 2020-02-11 18:07:25 by News Desk in Iran, Iraq

Washington is intentionally hiding the fact that US troops died during Iran’s attack on its military in Iraq, Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) spokesman Ramezan Sharif said on Tuesday. “The word dead in the US lexicon has been changed with traumatic brain injury and they conceal their damages and tolls of our attack against Ein al-Assad,” Sharif said at a rally in the eastern city of Birjand marking the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution’s victory, as quoted by the Fars news agency. Earlier in the day, the Pentagon said that at least 109 US troops had received traumatic brain injuries… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Iraq, IRGC


Syrian Army strikes Turkish troops again as they score new advance

Published 2020-02-11 17:34:13 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:20 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has reportedly struck the Turkish military again this week while responding to heavy artillery from the militants entrenched with the latter. READ ALSO: Turkey Vows to Respond With Force After Syrian Army Captures Saraqib According to the latest report from Idlib, the Syrian Arab Army fired several artillery shells towards the source of the attack that targeted their positions near the town of Nayrab on Tuesday. Some opposition activists have alleged that the artillery shells wounded several Turkish soldiers near the town of Taftanaz; however, nothing has been confirmed as… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Idlib, Syria


Syrian Army, Turkish military trade strikes in Idlib: video

Published 2020-02-11 15:46:18 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:30 P.M.) – The Turkish-backed militants and the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) continued to battle over the area surrounding Saraqib on Monday. READ ALSO: Russian Su-35 allegedly intercepts Turkish F-16 in northern Syria – Sohu The town was recently recaptured by government forces after over seven years in militant hands. On the ground, footage showed Turkish artillery close to the M5 highway targeting government positions in the area. Clouds of smoke can be seen rising in the distance. One of the SAA officers said Turkish forces “tried to target some of the SAA points, but on the ground,… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria, Turkey


Jihadist counter-offensive in Idlib is stopped dead in its tracks by the Syrian Army

Published 2020-02-11 14:48:20 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:30 P.M.) – The jihadist advance towards the strategic city of Saraqib was stifled by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) this afternoon, following a fierce battle at the town of Nayrab. READ ALSO: Syrian Army Captures 2 Towns in Eastern Idlib Despite Reports of Jihadist Counter-Offensive In typical fashion, Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) began the offensive by sending a suicide bomber towards the Syrian Arab Army’s defenses at the western flank of Nayrab; this would result in a powerful explosion and the SAA’s brief retreat from the western neighborhoods of the town. Following this suicide bombing, the jihadist… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


Syrian gov’t will ‘pay a heavy price’ for killing Turkish soldiers in Idlib: Erdogan

Published 2020-02-11 13:56:08 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:40 P.M.) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said during a press conference on Tuesday that the Syrian government will “pay a heavy price” for its attack on Turkish soldiers in Idlib. READ ALSO: Video Footage of Syrian Army Capturing New Points Along Aleppo-Damascus Highway On the attack against the Turkish soldiers, Erdogan said, “We have responded to the Syrian side with the utmost degree.” “We did the same in Idlib, and we will not be satisfied with that, we will continue to respond,” he continued. “I will announce tomorrow (Wednesday) the steps we will take (regarding Idlib),”… Read on ->

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Tags: Idlib, Syria, Turkey


Jihadists launch big attack west of Saraqib to retake city

Published 2020-02-11 12:40:11 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:20 P.M.) – The jihadist rebels have launched a big attack west of Saraqib this afternoon, following the downing of a Syrian military chopper near the town of Nayrab. READ ALSO: Jihadists Preparing for Major Counter-Offensive to Retake Saraqib Led by Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS), the jihadist rebels reportedly began today’s attack by storming the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions west of Nayrab. According to preliminary reports, the jihadists have captured some building blocks in western Nayrab after breaking through the Syrian Arab Army’s first line of defense at the town. The reports added that Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Saraqib, Syria


Breaking: Syrian military chopper shot down over Idlib

Published 2020-02-11 12:19:55 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – A Syrian military chopper was shot down over the Idlib countryside today as it was carrying out a mission near the town of Nayrab. According to reports, the Syrian military chopper was shot down by a MANPAD; however, it is not clear if it was downed by the Turkish Armed Forces or the jihadist rebels in the Idlib countryside. Footage of the Syrian chopper being shot down was released by the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) via their official media wing shortly after the aircraft’s downing. https://twitter.com/mohmad_rasheed/status/1227166303359787008?s=20 The downing of this Syrian chopper… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


US official denies withdrawal of American troops from Iraq

Published 2020-02-11 12:05:49 by News Desk in Iraq

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:45 A.M.) – Gabriel Soma, a member of the advisory board to U.S. President Donald Trump, said that there has been no withdrawal of American forces from Iraq at this present time. READ MORE: Iraq Will Not Sign Agreement to Keep US Forces Inside Country Soma said in an interview with Iraq’s Al-Sumaria TV that the American government did not confirm the news of the withdrawal. “As long as the American government has not confirmed the news of the withdrawal, this means that there is no withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq at the present time,” said a… Read on ->

Tags: Iraq, US


Video footage of Syrian Army’s new points along Aleppo-Damascus Highway

Published 2020-02-11 11:53:25 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:30 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is on the verge of imposing full control over the strategic Aleppo-Damascus Highway (M-5) for the first time since 2012. READ ALSO: Russian Ambassador Slams Latest Israeli Attacks on Damascus  According to the latest reports from this front, the Syrian Arab Army is only a small distance away from taking full control of the last jihadist positions along the Aleppo-Damascus Highway. In a video released this morning, RT Arabic shows footage from the areas the Syrian Arab Army recently took control of in southern Aleppo, including some sites on the… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Damascus, Syria


Turkey demands Russia stop Syrian Army attacks on Turkish military posts

Published 2020-02-11 11:40:39 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

Turkey demands Syrian government troops stop attacks on Turkish observation stations in Syria’s Idlib governorate, Anadolu agency said on Monday after Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin’s talks with the visiting Russian delegation led by Russian president’s special envoy for Syrian settlement Alexander Lavrentyev. According to the agency, during the contacts Ankara resolutely condemned the attack on the Turkish observation station in Idlib by “the regime.” Turkey’s presidential Justice and Development Party spokesman Omer Celik said earlier in the day that the talks in Ankara had yielded no concrete results so far and they talks were continued. Russian and Turkish officials… Read on ->

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Tags: Russia, Syria, Turkey


Iraqi forces arrest ISIS air defense commander in Mosul

Published 2020-02-11 11:06:03 by News Desk in Iraq

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:45 A.M.) – The Iraqi Military Intelligence Directorate announced on Tuesday the arrest of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) air defense commander in Mosul city. READ ALSO: Iraqi Intel Believes ISIS Carried Out Attack Used by US  as Pretext to Assassinate Qassem Soleimani The directorate said in a statement, “With a qualitative and proactive operation carried out according to accurate intelligence information, the detachments of the Military Intelligence of the 16th Division led the operations in Nineveh,” pointing out that they later cornered and arrested the terrorist. The Directorate stated that “the terrorist held the position of ISIS air… Read on ->

Tags: Iraq, ISIS


Syrian Army is about to establish full control over Aleppo-Damascus Highway

Published 2020-02-11 09:37:32 by News Desk in Syria

Syrian governmental troops, advancing from southwestern outskirts of Aleppo, have gained control over a vast section of the Hama-Aleppo road, the last stretch of the strategically important Damascus-Aleppo highway linking the country’s north and south. According to Al-Mayadeen, Syrian army units liberated from militants the villages of Khirbat Jazrayah and Qanatir in the south of Aleppo. At present, governmental troops have approached the village of al-Qamariyah, from where they are expected to launch a rear attack to militants in the Rashideen-4 district in western Aleppo. A critically important development in the area took place on February 8, when two separate… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Idlib, Syria


Syrian Army surrounds strategic Turkish military post in Idlib: video

Published 2020-02-11 07:55:45 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:40 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) claims they cordoned a Turkish observation point in the city of Saraqib near Idlib, a major opposition-controlled stronghold in the country. READ ALSO: Syrian Army Captures 2 Towns in Eastern Idlib Despite Reports of Jihadist Offensive Footage filmed on Sunday shows the observation point with the Turkish flag waving on top. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tM-Id8dIWg “All the observation points are completely surrounded by the Syrian Arab Army,” a Syrian soldier said. “The Turks tried to withdraw from Tell Toqan towards Tavtanaz and Bab Al-hawa.” The observation point was reportedly built on February 1,… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Saraqib, Syria, Turkey


Jihadists launch new attack on Russia’s largest base in Syria

Published 2020-02-11 07:19:14 by News Desk in Syria

Russian military forces at the Hmeymim Air Base in Syria have repelled two drone attacks carried out by militants, the head of the Russian Defence Ministry’s reconciliation centre, Maj. Gen. Yuri Borenkov, said on Monday. READ ALSO: US allegedly Catches S-400 Operating Frequencies in Syria “On the evening of 9 February, when it became dark, the air defence of the Russian air base Hmeymim detected and repelled two attacks that used combat unmanned aerial vehicles launched from the area of the Idlib de-escalation zone controlled by militants”, Borenkov said. According to Borenkov, the first drone came from northeast and was… Read on ->

Tags: Hmeimim, Russia, Syria


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