This is a summary of 6 AMN articles on the following subjects: Idlib, Syria, Iraq, Russia, Erdogan, Turkey.

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Turkish-backed militant calls mother of fallen Syrian soldier to tell her he’s been beheaded: video

Published 2020-02-21 23:43:49 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:30 P.M.) – A Turkish-backed militant called the mother of a fallen Syrian soldier this week to inform that he’s been beheaded. The militant, who spent callously called the soldier’s mother, told her that he beheaded him in what is believed to be eastern Idlib on Thursday. https://twitter.com/civilwarmap/status/1230853453871710208?s=21 In the past, the jihadist rebels have done something similar, especially during their 2015 Idlib offensive.

Tags: Idlib, Syria


Hashd Al-Shaabi names new deputy chief to replace late commander

Published 2020-02-21 23:02:30 by News Desk in Iraq

Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces (Hashd Al-Sha’abi) have named Abu Fadak al-Mohammedawi as the new deputy chief of their organization, with the decision made at a recent board meeting. “Following the appointment, the chief-commander of the Iraqi armed forces will sign Abu Fadak’s decree in the next couple of days,” PMF official Abu Ali al-Bassari was quoted as saying regarding al-Mohammedawi’s appointment. Al-Mohammedawi is said to have been a close friend of al-Muhandis, and a senior official of Kata’ib Hezbollah, the Iraqi militia group which Washington claimed was responsible for the December 27, 2019 rocket attack on an Iraqi base which… Read on ->

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Tags: Iraq


Turkish forces, militants attempt to shoot down Russian aircraft in Idlib: video

Published 2020-02-21 22:30:45 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:10 P.M.) – A new video released on Friday showed the Turkish military and their allied militants attempting to hit a Russian aircraft with an anti-aircraft missile in the Idlib Governorate yesterday. In the short video, the Turkish forces and their allies militants can be seen on the roof of a building, where they later attempted to shoot down the Russian aircraft in the skies of the Idlib Governorate. As shown in the video, however, the anti-aircraft missile fails to hit the Russian aircraft that had just flown over their positions in what is presumably the eastern countryside… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Russia, Syria


Erdogan claims 150 Syrian soldiers ‘neutralized’ in Idlib

Published 2020-02-21 21:48:06 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has underlined the importance of containing the Syrian Arab Army in Idlib province and preventing a humanitarian disaster, the Turkish presidential administration said on Friday following Erdogan’s phone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Russian President expressed his serious concern over aggressive steps taken by extremist groups in Idlib. “The talks focused again on the situation in Idlib de-escalation zone. Vladimir Putin expressed significant concerns over the continuing aggression of extremist groups. The need for unconditional respect for Syria’s sovereignty and territorial integrity was stressed,” the Kremlin said in a statement. The two heads… Read on ->

Tags: Erdogan, Russia, Syria, Turkey


New video shows devastating Russian attack that ended the Turkish-backed offensive in Idlib

Published 2020-02-21 21:29:17 by News Desk in Syria

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BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 P.M.) – New video footage was released on Friday that showed the Russian Air Force in action against the Turkish-backed militants in eastern Idlib yesterday. READ ALSO: Syrian Army Foils Turkish-Backed Offensive in East Idlib In the video, the Russian Air Force can be seen zeroing in on the Turkish-backed militants and then destroying their vehicles and killing their personnel on the ground near the town of Nayrab. The Russian attack would prove to be devastating for the Turkish-backed militants, as they were ultimately forced to end their offensive and retreat towards their previous front-lines. According to… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Russia, Syria, Turkey


Turkish forces filmed attacking Syrian Army during militant offensive in east Idlib: video

Published 2020-02-21 00:08:15 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – The Turkish military was filmed attacking the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) during the militant offensive in eastern Idlib on Thursday. A Russian reconnaissance drone captured film of a Turkish Army T-155 providing artillery cover to the National Liberation Front (NLF) and jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) near the town of Nayrab. https://twitter.com/Zinvor/status/1230504702502154244?s=20 Not long after the militants launched their attack on Thursday, the Russian Air Force carried out a series of devastating airstrikes over eastern Idlib, resulting in the destruction of a dozen vehicles, including a tank. Shortly after the Russian attack, the… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria, Turkey


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