The Daily Brief 2020-07-21

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This is a summary of 17 AMN articles on the following subjects: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Damascus, Israel, Syria, Iran, Iraq, Hamas, Palestine, A, Russia, US, Egypt, Libya, Sirte, Jordan, China, India.

Categories covered in this brief: World-News, Syria, Iran, Iraq, Middleeast, Palestine, Intervjui, North-Africa

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Azerbaijani forces fired 183 gunshots at Armenian troops: MoD

Published 2020-07-21 14:29:56 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:20 P.M.) – The press secretary of the Armenian Ministry of Defense, Shushan Stepanian, announced on Tuesday, that the Azerbaijani side violated the ceasefire regime on the border with Armenia 17 times last night. He wrote on Facebook: “The relative calm remained on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border on the night of July 20-21, as well as now. The enemy violated the ceasefire 17 times with different light weapons in some parts of the border, and fired 183 shots at Armenian positions.” In particular, according to Stepanian, the military strongholds of the Armenian army near the villages of Sotak and… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan

Israeli airstrikes cause several casualties in ranks of Syrian Army

Published 2020-07-21 13:36:11 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:50 P.M.) – The Syrian Ministry of Defense announced last night that several soldiers were wounded as a result of the Israeli airstrikes on the southwestern suburbs of Damascus. According to a statement released by the Ministry of Defense, the Israeli airstrikes wounded seven soldiers that were deployed to the Sahnaya suburb of Damascus. “At 21:48 this evening, Israeli warplanes over the occupied Syrian Golan directed several explosive rockets towards southern Damascus, and our air defenses responded to them and shot down most of them, and the aggression wounded seven soldiers and caused material damage.” The Israeli Defense… Read on ->

Tags: Damascus, Israel, Syria

Iraqi Prime Minister makes first visit to Iran

Published 2020-07-21 12:53:18 by News Desk in Iran, Iraq

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:40 P.M.) – On Tuesday, the Iraqi Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, left Baghdad for his first official visit to neighboring Iran. Kazemi is expected to discuss bilateral relations between the two neighboring countries, along with ways to enhance their cooperation in a number of fields, including economics and military. During the visit, the Prime Minister will meet a number of Iranian officials, including the President of the Islamic Republic, Hassan Rouhani.

Tags: Iran, Iraq

Israeli forces demolish coronavirus testing center in Hebron: photos

Published 2020-07-21 12:43:21 by News Desk in Middleeast, Palestine

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:30 P.M.) – On Tuesday, the Israeli forces demolished the coronavirus examination center, located at the entrance to the city of Hebron (Al-Khalil), which was supposed to provide rapid examination services and relieve pressure on hospitals in the governorate, RT reported. Previously, Palestinian Wall and Settlement Resistance Authority announced that the Israeli authorities had seized equipment for the center a few days ago.


Hamas condemns latest Israeli attack on Syria

Published 2020-07-21 12:27:52 by News Desk in Palestine, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:10 P.M.) – The Hamas Movement on Tuesday, issued a statement condemning the latest Israeli attack on the Syrian capital city, Damascus, last night. “The Zionist enemy continues the policy of bullying over the whole region by again bombing areas in Syria,” said the movement’s spokesman, Hazem Qassem, in a press statement . They added: “This entity, which is based on continuous aggression and continuous expansion at the expense of our Arab nation, will not stop  except for uniting the efforts of every nation in confronting it and putting an end to its worship, until the end of… Read on ->

Tags: Hamas, Palestine, Syria

Azerbaijan announces destruction of 2 Armenian drones

Published 2020-07-21 12:07:26 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – The Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense announced on Tuesday, the destruction of two unmanned aircraft belonging the Armenian Armed Forces. A statement issued by the Ministry stated: “On July 21, units of the Armenian Armed Forces, using the tactical unmanned airplanes at 00:30 local time, attempted to conduct reconnaissance flights over the positions of the Azerbaijani Army units towards the Agdam area, and at 08.45 hours in the morning, the two planes flew towards the Tuvuz region along the Armenian-Azerbaijani border. ” The statement continued: “Both of the unmanned aircraft were detected and immediately destroyed by… Read on ->

Tags: A, Armenia, Azerbaijan

Iraqi forces avenge fallen commander by eliminating terrorists responsible

Published 2020-07-21 11:45:33 by News Desk in Iraq

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:20 A.M.) – The Popular Mobilization Units (Hashd Al-Shaabi) announced on Monday, the killing of the group responsible for the assassination of the commander of the 4th Division of the Federal Police in the city of Samarra, north of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad. The PMU said in a statement shared on Al-Sumaria TV that “based on intelligence information, Brigade 313 of the Popular Mobilization Units, through Operation Army Shield northeast of the city of Al-Maqdissah, had access to the terrorist group responsible for the killing of the commander of the 4th Division of the Federal Police, Major General… Read on ->

Tags: Iraq

Iran unveils new laser-guided missiles for helicopter fleet

Published 2020-07-21 11:17:21 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:45 A.M.) – The Iranian Revolutionary Guards announced on Monday, the arming of the guards ‘Cobra’ helicopters with laser-guided missiles and “Mi-171” helicopters with “S-24” missiles. According to the Iranian Fars News Agency, during the inspection of the Fatah Airbase by the Commander-in-Chief of the Revolutionary Guard, Major General Hussein Salami, a number of the accomplishments achieved in this field were unveiled. “Among those accomplishments, is a new missile system with the laser guidance of Cobra helicopters, which is launched and directed by digital displays inside the cabin,” the agency said. “Another accomplished that was unveiled during the… Read on ->

Tags: Iran

Russian jets deployed to southern Syria to stop Israeli attack: media

Published 2020-07-21 10:32:32 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:10 A.M.) – The Russian publication Avia.Pro reported on Tuesday that the Russian Air Force intercepted an Israeli warplane during the latter’s attack on Damascus last night. “Despite claims that Russia may not have control over the airspace over the region, it turned out that a few minutes before the IDF strike, Russia had lifted its military aircraft from the Khmeimim airbase, which allegedly took off in a southeast direction,” the publication began, pointing out “the rise of Russian aviation assets was recorded at 21 hours 47 minutes, while Israel launched an attack at 21 hours 48 minutes.”… Read on ->

Tags: Damascus, Russia, Syria

US rejects results of Syrian elections

Published 2020-07-21 10:10:56 by News Desk in Intervjui, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 A.M.) – The U.S. State Department announced that Washington does not recognize the parliamentary elections that took place in Syria on Sunday, July 19th. On Monday, the U.S. State Department spokeswoman, Morgan Ortagus, said that the elections were “another attempt by the regime to create false legitimacy for itself and avoid achieving the political process as stipulated in U.N. Security Council Resolution 2254.” Ortagus talked about the Syrian authorities’ exercising “pressure” on citizens and distributing previously filled-out forms in favor of Ba’ath Party candidates and the absence of guarantees for the secrecy of the poll, according to… Read on ->

Tags: Syria, US

Egyptian military given green light to intervene in Libya after parliament vote

Published 2020-07-21 09:49:39 by News Desk in North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:30 A.M.) – The Egyptian Council of Representatives announced its unanimous approval to send elements of the Egyptian Armed Forces on combat missions outside the borders of the Egyptian state. According to a statement from the Egyptian Council of Representatives, “The parliament held a secret session to consider approving the dispatch of some elements of the Egyptian Armed Forces on combat missions outside the country.” The statement continue that this “is pursuant to the provisions of Article 152 of the Constitution and Article 130 of the internal regulations of the Council.” “This historic session was attended by Minister… Read on ->

Tags: Egypt, Libya

Libyan Army showcases naval might as key battle approaches: video

Published 2020-07-21 09:29:06 by News Desk in North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 A.M.) – On Monday, the Libyan National Army (LNA) released a video clip of their special forces patrols, as it conducts exploratory tours on the coasts of some cities. The video clip was published by the Military Information Division of the Libyan Army, and it shows the patrols by the special forces of the Libyan Army’s naval forces, which were filmed near the port-city of Sirte. The Libyan National Army confirmed the readiness of its armed forces to repel any Turkish attack on Sirte and Jafra, noting Ankara’s concerns about the repercussions of these operations. According… Read on ->

Tags: Libya, Sirte

Iran looks to buy newest Russian weapons despite US warnings

Published 2020-07-21 09:07:16 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:45 A.M.) – Iranian Ambassador to Moscow Kazem Jalali said on Monday that Tehran is interested in buying the latest Russian weapons, stressing that Moscow is a priority partner in military cooperation. “Of course this is the case,” Jalali said, in response to a question whether Iran was interested in acquiring new weapons from Russia. He continued: “We will consult with Russia about what we need in order to strengthen our defense capabilities. The Russian government and the Russian people have been and are still on our side in difficult times. Russia is also a priority partner for… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Russia, US

Missile fragments from Israeli-Syrian confrontation fall in Jordan: video

Published 2020-07-21 08:12:42 by News Desk in Middleeast, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 A.M.) – A fire broke out on Monday evening in an empty area in the Irbid Governorate of Jordan, after fragments from a Syrian air defense missile and Israeli projectile fell inside the Hashemite Kingdom. Citing the media spokesman for the Public Security Directorate’s statement, the Jordan Today website reported that the fire resulted from the fall of a shell in the Bani Kenana area, which is in the northern part of the Irbid Governorate, near the Syrian border. Residents in the areas of Kafr Asad and Daqra, posted videos on social media, showing the flames at… Read on ->

Tags: Israel, Jordan, Syria

Watch: Syrian air defenses confront Israeli missiles over Damascus

Published 2020-07-21 07:42:16 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:30 A.M.) – The Israeli military launched an attack on the Syrian capital, Damascus, last night, targeting the southwestern outskirts of this historical city. According to a report from the capital, the Israeli military launched a number of missiles towards the Sahnaya suburb from their positions in the occupied Golan Heights region. The report said the Syrian air defenses confronted the Israeli missiles in skies of Damascus, resulting in a number of explosions that could be heard around the capital city last night. However, despite the interception of some of the Israeli missiles, a few managed to… Read on ->

Tags: Damascus, Israel, Syria

Indian, US warships hold large-scale naval exercise amid tensions with China: video

Published 2020-07-21 03:46:02 by News Desk in World-News

The United States has been mobilising its naval assets in the South China Sea in solidarity with its allies and partners against China flexing its muscles. The US has deployed several aircraft carriers and guided missile destroyers to the Indo-Pacific region. In a signal to China amid its border confrontations, Indian warships held a passage exercise with a US strike group led by the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier the USS Nimitz on Monday off the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in the Indian Ocean, said a spokesperson of the Indian Navy in New Delhi on Monday. ​Indian warships have conducted similar… Read on ->

Tags: China, India, US

Syrian air defenses confront new attack by Israeli military on Damascus: video

Published 2020-07-21 02:55:46 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:40 A.M.) – The Syrian air defenses confronted a hostile attack over the southwestern part of Damascus this evening. According to a military report from Damascus, the Israeli Air Force fired missiles from the occupied Golan Heights towards the Sahnaya area, resulting in a number of explosions around the capital city. The report said some of the missiles were intercepted by the Syrian air defenses, while the others managed to hit some sites inside of Sahnaya and its surrounding area. The Syrian Armed Forces have accused the Israeli military of carrying out this latest attack, as they… Read on ->

Tags: Damascus, Syria

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