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Syrian Army captures town from Turkish-backed militants: video

Published 2019-11-09 19:01:54 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:45 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) captured a town from the Turkish-backed militants on Saturday after a short battle in the morning. Led by their infantry units, the Syrian Arab Army captured the town of Umm Al-Sha’yfah near the Abu Rasin area after the Turkish-backed militants withdrew towards Ras Al-‘Ayn. Later in the day, the Turkish-backed militants attempted to retake the town; however, they were repelled by the Syrian Arab Army. Below is a video of the Syrian Arab Army inside of the town: https://youtu.be/QUKM9DOoloE

Tags: Hasakah, Syria


High ranking militant commander killed in northeast Syria

Published 2019-11-09 18:39:40 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:20 P.M.) – A high ranking Turkish-backed militant commander was killed on Saturday during clashes with the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) near the town of Tal Tamr. According to reports, the Free Syrian Army (FSA) commander and co-founder of the group’s Deir Ezzor wing, Khodr Nuwiji, was killed north of Tal Tamr.   No further details were released by the pro-militant pages.  

Tags: FSA, Syria


Syrian Army, SDF troops beat back Turkish-backed militants in northeast Syria

Published 2019-11-09 16:42:28 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:30 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) were able to flip the tables on the Turkish-backed militants this afternoon, as their joint defenses foiled the latter’s push into the Abu Rasin area. According to a military source in nearby Tal Tamr, the Syrian Army and SDF regained the initiative near the towns of Umm Sha’yfah and Al-Qassamiyah and drove back the Turkish-backed militants towards the key border city of Ras Al-‘Ayn. The source said the Syrian Arab Army suffered at over 15 casualties during the battle, including 3 soldiers killed. He could… Read on ->

Tags: Hasakah, Syria


Syria’s Soviet-era rocket broke the invincibility of Israeli missile system: media

Published 2019-11-09 16:27:41 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:10 P.M.) – During an attack on Syria in July 2018, an Israeli missile fired from the David Sling system was captured by the Syrian military in the western part of the country. According to the Russian aviation publication Avia.Pro, the Soviet-era Tochka missile was able to circumvent the David Sling system and bring down the Israeli projectile. “After the publication of information that in the summer of 2018, the Syrian military captured the surviving Israeli missile defense system “David’s Sling”, the current situation forced experts to criticize the Israeli missile defense system. This is primarily due to… Read on ->

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Tags: Syria


Syrian Army launches new attack on jihadist stronghold in northeast Latakia

Published 2019-11-09 16:05:26 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:45 P.M.) – For the second time in the last 18 hours, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has launched an attack on the key town of Kabani in northeastern Latakia. Led by the 4th Armored Division, the Syrian Arab Army began their attack by launching several artillery shells towards the jihadist positions south of Kabani. This attack by the Syrian Arab Army was followed by a powerful air assault by their Russian allies, who heavily targeted the positions of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and the Turkestan Islamic Party. The Syrian Arab Army is now storming the jihadist positions at… Read on ->

Tags: Latakia, Syria


Assad calls European nations ‘hypocrites’ over actions in Syria

Published 2019-11-09 15:42:26 by News Desk in Syria

In an interview with RT, slated to be released in full on Monday, Assad contemplated the danger of supporting radical fighters of European origin who may return to their home countries. “The most dangerous on Europe is to support the terrorists in Syria, this is the most dangerous part. So, this is hypocrisy; how can you fear those few millions, the majority of them are moderates and they have few terrorists, while you support those terrorists directly in tens of thousands at least and maybe hundreds of thousands in Syria and you don’t fear that they’re going to go back… Read on ->

Tags: Assad, EU, Syria


Iran will target US interests anywhere in case of war: IRGC commander

Published 2019-11-09 15:33:03 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:20 P.M.) – Brigadier General Abolfazl Shekarchi of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) told the Fars News Agency last Sunday that Iran will target U.S. interests anywhere in case of war. Asked about Iran’s reaction in case of war with the United States and its allies, Shekarchi said, “Any place and any territorial point sheltering the interests of the United States and its allies would be threatened [in case of aggression against Iran] and the Islamic Republic of Iran has proved that it is capable of doing this.” “Even if a country is not directly involved in… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, US


Syrian Army suffers several casualties in northeastern Syria

Published 2019-11-09 15:18:54 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON 3:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) suffered several casualties during today’s battle in the northwestern countryside of the Al-Hasakah Governorate, a source told Al-Masdar News. According to the military source, two Syrian Army soldiers were killed and over 15 others were wounded during the battle at the towns of Al-Qassamiyah and Umm Al-Sha’yfah in northwestern Al-Hasakah. The source could not provide the exact number of wounded and killed from the Turkish-backed militants, but he said it is likely similar to the Syrian Army’s totals or more. Today’s clashes in northeastern Syria have been intense as the… Read on ->

Tags: Hasakah, Syria


Significant progress made in Syria’s political settlement: Lavrov

Published 2019-11-09 15:02:43 by News Desk in Syria

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stressed that a significant advance was achieved in the process of reaching a political settlement to the crisis in Syria. Sputnik News Agency quoted Lavrov as saying Saturday in an interview with Armenian Mediamax news agency that a significant progress has been achieved in the process of reaching a political settlement to the crisis in Syria, pointing out to the importance of Astana talks in this regard. Lavrov indicated that the decision of the formation of the committee of discussing the constitution came during the Syria-Syrian National Dialogue Conference which was held in the Russian… Read on ->

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Tags: Lavrov, Syria


Turkey accuses US of theft over occupation of Syria’s oil fields

Published 2019-11-09 14:35:03 by News Desk in Turkey

US claims to Syria’s oil fields are absolutely illegitimate and have no basis in international law, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has said, according to Turkish television. “They [the US] acknowledge and openly state that they are present there [in Syria] because of oil fields. No one has a right to Syrian resources. They came here, across thousands of kilometers, and said ‘We will evaluate the oil fields of this country’. This contradicts the norms of international law,” Cavusoglu said, his remarks cited by the A Haber tv channel. The Turkish authorities have joined their Russian and Iranian counterparts in… Read on ->

Tags: Syria, Turkey


Turkish-backed militants advance in northwest Hasakah amid new push

Published 2019-11-09 13:57:36 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:45 P.M.) – The Turkish-backed militants launched a new attack in the northwestern countryside of the Al-Hasakah Governorate on Saturday, as their forces attempt to advance into the Abu Rasin area near Ras Al-‘Ayn. According to early reports from this front, the so-called “Syrian National Army” are advancing at the Al-Qassamiyah axis after breaking through one of the Syrian Arab Army’s lines of defense around this town. In addition to their advance at Al-Qassamiyah, the Turkish-backed militants are also heavily shelling the area, targeting a number of sites under the control of the Syrian Army and Syrian Democratic… Read on ->

Tags: Hasakah, Syria


ISIS attacks bus full of Syrian Arab Army soldiers in Daraa

Published 2019-11-09 13:30:14 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:15 P.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) carried out a new attack against the Syrian Arab Army this week, as their terrorists targeted a bus filled with soldiers that were traveling through the Daraa countryside. According to a report from the Daraa Governorate, the Islamic State sleeper cell attacked the Syrian Army bus as it was traveling through the town of Rakham. The total number of casualties as a result of this attack is still unknown. This latest attack by the Islamic State marks the second time this month that they have targeted the Syrian Army troops inside… Read on ->

Tags: Daraa, Syria


Netanyahu chooses New Right leader as Defense Minister

Published 2019-11-09 13:10:19 by News Desk in Middleeast

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has chosen the leader of the allied New Right party to be defence minister in his interim cabinet, his party, Likud, said. “Netanyahu offered [Naftali] Bennett the office of defence minister and he accepted. His nomination will be put to debate at the next government sitting [on Sunday]”, the statement read. Likud and New Right have emerged as the biggest faction in the 120-seat parliament with a combined 35 members. Bennett’s nomination will be voided if a new government is sworn in. The centrist Blue and White party of Netanyahu’s rival, Benny Gantz, came first… Read on ->

Tags: Israel, Netanyahu


Iranian military unveils new tank transporter

Published 2019-11-09 12:55:36 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:40 P.M.) – Iran on Saturday unveiled a new home-made tank transporter named ‘Kian 700’ in a ceremony that was attended by the Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri. The tank transporter has been manufactured by the Army’s Ground Force experts and enjoys 700/hp engine power and 200 tons of tensile strength. It is also able to carry two 60-ton tanks on the ultra-heavy home-made ‘Soleiman 3’ towing vehicle. Kian 700 weighs 17,799kg and runs in 12 gears. Iran had in 2016 unveiled another ultra-heavy tank transporter named ‘Pouria’ and ‘Fallagh’… Read on ->

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Tags: Iran


Russian military to hold naval drills in southern Mediterranean

Published 2019-11-09 12:42:09 by News Desk in Middleeast, North-Africa

The patrol ship Vasily Bykov has entered the Mediterranean Sea where it will hold drills as part of the Russian Squadron with the navies of some Southern Mediterranean countries, a source in the Crimean defense circles told TASS on Friday. “On Monday, the Vasily Bykov sailed through the Black Sea straits and joined the Russian Navy’s permanent Mediterranean task force. One of the ship’s long-distance deployment missions is to take part in the drills with the ships of two Southern Mediterranean countries,” the source specified. The Vasily Bykov is the Project 22160 lead ship laid down at the Zelenodolsk Shipyard… Read on ->

Tags: Mediterranean, Russia


Syria’s Assad goes on the offensive against Turkey’s Erdogan in new interview

Published 2019-11-09 12:30:28 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:15 P.M.) – Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad went on the offensive against his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday, as he slammed him in a new interview with Russia Today. In the interview with RT, which will be published on Monday, Assad said Europe was dealing in two ways with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. “Europe fears and needs Erdogan at the same time,” he said, adding that sending refugees to Europe was “dangerous.” https://youtu.be/blNFbVkpVFg In a previous interview with the official Syrian news channel Al-Ikhbariya on October 31, the Syrian President said that he would not… Read on ->

Tags: Erdogan, Syria, Turkey


Jihadists fend off another Syrian Army attack in northeast Latakia

Published 2019-11-09 12:14:07 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – The jihadist rebels in the northeastern countryside of Latakia have once again beaten back a Syrian Arab Army (SAA) attack on the key town of Kabani. Under the cover of night, the Syrian Arab Army attempted to advance their positions in the Zuwayqat Mountains that are located just south of Kabani. Following an intense confrontation, the Syrian Arab Army was forced to withdraw their attack after the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and the Turkestan Islamic Party successfully repelled their advances. Over the last few weeks, the Syrian Army’s attacks on Kabani have intensified,… Read on ->

Tags: Kabani, Latakia, Syria


Turkish-backed militants attempt new advance in northeastern Syria

Published 2019-11-09 11:58:25 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:45 A.M.) – The Turkish-backed militants attempted to score a new advance in the northeastern region of Syria this morning, as their forces targeted areas under the control of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the Al-Hasakah countryside. Led by the so-called “Syrian National Army”, the Turkish-backed militants attempted to retake the town of Umm Shu’ayfah after losing it to the Syrian Army and SDF on Friday. According to a correspondent from the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) in al-Hasakah, the violent clashes occurred at Umm Shu’ayfah, with the Syrian Army and SDF… Read on ->

Tags: Hasakah, Syria, Turkey


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