The Daily Brief 2019-09-03

in news •  16 days ago 

This is a summary of 7 AMN articles on the following subjects: Idlib, Syria, Iran, Hmeimim, Russia, Tartous, Hezbollah, Lebanon, Latakia, Daraa.

Categories covered in this brief: Syria, Lebanon, Middleeast

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Turkey makes big compromise on Idlib after militants suffer many setbacks: report

Published 2019-09-03 21:52:14 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:45 P.M.) - A senior Syrian legislator said this week that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has in his recent visit to Russia made big compromises over Idlib. Safwan al-Qorbi, the representative for the Idlib Governorate in the Syrian parliament, told the Arabic-language Al-Watan newspaper on Monday that Erdogan is in a bottleneck politically on the situation of Idlib. He underlined Russia's role in harnessing Turkey's uncontrollable performance in Idlib, and said the Turkish convoys were attacked in the countryside of Idlib and the residents of these regions blame the militant groups and Ankara for their dire conditions.... Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria

Iran allegedly building massive military base in Syria: photos

Published 2019-09-03 20:55:30 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:30 P.M.) - A Fox News report that was released on Tuesday alleged that Iran is building a massive military base inside of Syria. According to the report, the Iranian military compound is being constructed between the Syrian city of Albukamal and Iraqi city of Al-Qa'im. Using satellite images from the Israel-based Image Satellite International company, Fox News showed the construction of the compound along the Iraqi-Syrian border. Previously, it was reported that the Iranian military was constructing a land bridge between Al-Qa'im and Albukamal; however, the Syrian authorities said that they were behind the construction as they... Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Syria

Russian military upgrades Hmeimim Airbase in western Syria

Published 2019-09-03 19:21:20 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:30 P.M.) - The Russian military will be upgrading the Hmeimim Airbase and Tartous Naval Base in the coming weeks as part of a Defense Ministry initiative to improve these installations. According to Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, the military will push ahead with their efforts to improve the infrastructure at the Hmeimim Airbase and Tartous Naval Base. "At the Hmeymim base work is in progress to upgrade the infrastructure of the air base Hmeymim and repair facilities in the port of Tartus for Russia’s naval ships," Shoigu said during a conference in Moscow on Tuesday. "The tasks... Read on ->

Tags: Hmeimim, Russia, Syria, Tartous

Iranian oil tanker turns off GPS as it approaches Syrian coast

Published 2019-09-03 17:56:40 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:30 P.M.) - The Syrian people may have some good news after a long Summer with limited gas due to the ongoing sanctions imposed on the government by Western governments. According to the naval tracking website, Marine Traffic, the Iranian crude oil tanker, ADRIAN DARYA 1, was last tracked near the Syrian coastal city of Baniyas in the Tartous Governorate. The city of Baniyas is the location of one of Syria's largest oil refineries; this was also the site of a recent attack on their eastern Mediterranean pipelines. Since the ship turned off its GPS, the current location... Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Syria

Israeli military attacked several sites inside southern Lebanon

Published 2019-09-03 16:21:13 by News Desk in Lebanon, Middleeast

The Israeli Defence Forces confirmed Sunday that they were firing at targets inside southern Lebanon after a volley of anti-tank missiles had targeted an Israeli military base and vehicles near the border area. "A number of anti-tank missiles were fired from Lebanon towards an Israel Defence Forces base and military vehicles. A number of hits have been confirmed. The Israel Defence Forces is responding with fire towards the sources of fire and targets in southern Lebanon," the IDF said in a statement. The military has ordered Israeli civilians near the border with Lebanon to remain in their homes, and said... Read on ->

Tags: Hezbollah, Lebanon

Syrian Army troops attempt to advance in northeast Latakia: video

Published 2019-09-03 16:05:03 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:45 P.M.) - The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has been engaged in a fierce battle with the jihadist rebels in the northeastern countryside of Latakia these past ten days. While the clashes continue to rage at the southern axis of Kabani, little progress has been made on the ground since the Syrian Army scored a major advance at this front last month. Over the past two weeks, the Syrian Army has sent hundreds of reinforcements to the Kabani front to help aid in this imperative battle.

  Leading the charge to capture Kabani is the 42nd Brigade... Read on ->

Tags: Latakia, Syria

ISIS carries out rare attack against Syrian Army troops in Daraa

Published 2019-09-03 01:03:53 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:30 A.m.) - The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) has carried out a new ambush against the Syrian military this week, targeting their forces inside the Daraa Governorate. According to a military report, the Islamic State carried out the ambush along the Hirak-Izraa Road; this resulted in the death of one soldier. The Islamic State would later claim responsibility for this attack in the Daraa Governorate. The attack by the Islamic State on Monday marked the first time since they lost the Yarmouk Basin that their sleeper cells have attacked the Syrian Army in Daraa.  

Tags: Daraa, Syria

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