summary of 26 AMN articles on the following subjects: Hama, ISIS, Russia, Syria, Hasakah, Iran, Israel, Khamenei, Erdogan, Turkey, US, China, Raqqa, Azerbaijan, IRGC, Greece, Qatar, Saudi, UAE, Iraq, Putin, Ansarallah, Houthi, Yemen, Mohandis, Trump, Lebanon.

The Daily Brief 2021-01-08

News Desk

This is a summary of 26 AMN articles on the following subjects: Hama, ISIS, Russia, Syria, Hasakah, Iran, Israel, Khamenei, Erdogan, Turkey, US, China, Raqqa, Azerbaijan, IRGC, Greece, Qatar, Saudi, UAE, Iraq, Putin, Ansarallah, Houthi, Yemen, Mohandis, Trump, Lebanon.

Categories covered in this brief: Syria, Iran, Turkey, World-News, Gulf, Iraq, Israel, Yemen, Lebanon

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Russian warplanes swarm central Syria amid new offensive by ISIS

Published 2021-01-08 23:41:32 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:30 P.M.) – The Russian Aerospace Forces launched a powerful attack on the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) terrorists that launched an offensive in the eastern countryside of the Hama Governorate this evening. According to reports from the Al-Salamiyah countryside, the Russian warplanes heavily bombarded the Islamic State’s positions in the Al-Rahjan area, inflicting significant damage to the terrorist group’s lines. The reports said the Islamic State launched their assault on the Syrian Arab Army’s positions on Friday evening, as they stormed the latter’s posts in the Al-Rahjan area of the Al-Salamiyah District (Hama Governorate). Heavy clashes are still ongoing… Read on ->ADVERTISEMENT

Tags: Hama, ISIS, Russia, Syria

Large US Coalition convoy enters in northeastern Syria: video

Published 2021-01-08 21:32:35 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:20 P.M.) – A large U.S. military convoy was observed entering northeastern Syria this week, entering the country from the a border crossing with neighboring Iraq. According to reports,, the U.S. Coalition’s convoy consisted of dozens of vehicles, mostly transport trucks, that carried equipment and logistical supplies to their forces and those of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the eastern Euphrates region of Syria. A video was later shared by RT Arabic that showed the U.S. Coalition’s convoy entering the northeastern governorate of Al-Hasakah, which neighbors Turkey to the north and Iraq to the east. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abOFGLLBayg The… Read on ->

Tags: Hasakah, Syria

Iran tests replica of Israeli missile likely seized in Syria: video

Published 2021-01-08 21:10:36 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 P.M.) – Iran showcased a missile this week that bore a close resemblance to the Israeli Spike missile that was previously shot down over Syria. In a video released by the Iranian media and shared on social media and YouTube, an Iranian drone can be seen taking off from an undisclosed base and launching replica of the Spike missile at a target during the maneuver. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7D68gF9jnBg Iran manufactured this replica of the Spike missile after it fell into Syrian territory a few years ago. The Islamic Republic has modified and copied weapons that are used by the… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Israel

‘Our missiles can now shoot down US planes’: Iranian Supreme Leader

Published 2021-01-08 20:30:33 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:20 P.M.) – Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, announced that his country’s missiles are able to shoot down American planes in the region, if they threaten the Islamic Republic’s airspace. The Iranian Supreme leader boasted that the Islamic Republic’s new military technology is capable of challenging US technological advancements in warfare, claiming that his country proved its capabilities during its attack on the US forces at the Ain Al-Assad Airbase in Iraq. Khamenei said, “Our missiles bombed the Ain Al-Assad base, and the enemy is taking a lot of account for this force.” He considered that the Iranian… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Khamenei

Erdogan mocks US unrest ‘in so-called cradle of democracy’

Published 2021-01-08 20:23:39 by News Desk in Turkey

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has expressed shock over Wednesday’s attack on the Capitol, describing it as a stain on the US brand of democracy. “This process in the US, a country described as a so-called ‘cradle of democracy’, absolutely shocked all humanity… We see it as a disgrace for democracy,” Erdogan said, speaking to reporters in Istanbul on Friday, his remarks cited by Sputnik Turkey. “We hope that the transition to Mr Biden on 20 January will be peaceful and that America will go back to being at peace,” Erdogan added, offering his condolences to the families of those… Read on ->

Tags: Erdogan, Turkey, US

China releases video clip of future H-20 strategic bomber

Published 2021-01-08 20:07:00 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:50 P.M.) – The Air Force of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army released a video clip of its future H-20 strategic bomber, which is known to be a replica of the American B-2 Spirit and B-21 bombers. The four-minute video shows the career of a fighter pilot. At the end of the video, the cover is removed from the future H-20 strategic bomber. The video also shows a launcher that closely resembles current and future US-made B-2 and B-21 strategic bombers. According to The Drive website, which is concerned with defense and military affairs, this is the first… Read on ->

Tags: China

Turkish army and its allied militants launch powerful attacks across northern Syria

Published 2021-01-08 19:47:10 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:30 P.M.) – The Turkish army, alongside their allied militants, launched heavy attacks across the northern region of Syria on Friday, as they continued their campaign east of the Euphrates. According to a field source in the Aleppo Governorate, the Turkish army and their allied militants began their attack on Friday by heavily targeting the Tal Tamr area of Al-Hasakah. The source said the attack was led by the Turkish-backed militants, who repeatedly fired artillery and rockets toward this strategic area in western Al-Hasakah, prompting both the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and Syrian Arab Army (SAA) to increase… Read on ->

Tags: Hasakah, Raqqa, Syria, Turkey

Iran can strike 54 US military bases across the Middle East: retired Lebanese general

Published 2021-01-08 19:20:30 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:10 P.M.) – Retired Brigadier General Amin Muhammad Hoteit of the Lebanese Armed Forces said that Iran has the ability to access 54 military bases scattered in the region and threaten the security of 65,000 American soldiers. In an interview with the Tasnim Agency of Iran, Hoteit said that the Iranian attack on the US forces at the Ain Al-Assad Airbase in Iraq showed that the Islamic Republic is capable of targeting up to 54 bases across the Middle East. The university professor explained his point of view, saying: “Because Iran, when it proves its ability to reach… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, US

Azerbaijan denies reports of Turkey building 3 airbases inside country

Published 2021-01-08 19:09:50 by News Desk in World-News

Azerbaijan has officially refuted reports that Turkey was going to build three air bases on its territory. “The reported information is not true,” Azerbaijani Defense Ministry spokesman Vagif Dargyakhly said. Dargyakhly stressed that Azerbaijan held the rotating presidency of the Non-Aligned Movement from 2019 to 2022 and did not host foreign troops. Earlier, some Turkish media reported that Ankara had plans to establish its military bases in Ganja, Lankaran and Gebele. Turkey has not officially confirmed these claims. Azerbaijan and Armenia were engaged in another round of fighting over the Nagorno-Karabakh region in South Caucasus between September and November last… Read on ->

Tags: Azerbaijan, Turkey

US deploys B-52 bombers to Persian Gulf in another strong message to Iran

Published 2021-01-08 13:12:35 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:00 P.M.) – The US military transported two B-52 bombers to the Middle East from their base in the United States, in the fourth such deployment, CNN reported. The Air Force said in a statement that this latest mission was “to demonstrate the continued commitment of the US military to regional security and deter aggression,” and comes amid fears that Iran may still seek a response to the assassination of the Iranian Quds Force commander, Qassem Soleimani. This step indicates, according to CNN that there will be no complacency in the US deterrence campaign, amid high tension less… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, US

Iran unveils new underground coastal base armed with powerful missiles: video

Published 2021-01-08 12:49:56 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:40 P.M.) – On Friday, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps unveiled an underground missile base on the Gulf coast in southern Iran. According to an RT correspondent, the base of the Naval Forces of the Revolutionary Guard was revealed in the presence of the commander of the IRGC, Major General Hussein Salami. Salami said during the unveiling of the basse: “Our logic is to defend the territorial integrity and independence of Iran and to strengthen our power … Our enemy rejects the power of Iran’s logic because it adopts the logic of force.” He continued, “Iran has no… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, IRGC

Watch: Turkish and Greek warships collide in Aegean Sea

Published 2021-01-08 12:32:07 by News Desk in Turkey, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:15 P.M.) – Two ships collided, one Greek and one Turkish, with each other off the Greek island of Imia in the southeastern part of the Aegean Sea last Wednesday, the Greek Reporter reported. According to Greek military sources, cited by the Greek Reporter, the incident included two Coast Guard vessels and occurred in Greek territorial waters, indicating that the Greek boat was damaged. For its part, the Turkish Coast Guard accused two Greek ships of violating Turkish territorial waters. The Turkish statement said: “During the preventive maneuvers carried out by four Turkish coast guard boats, two Greek… Read on ->

Tags: Greece, Turkey

Siege of Qatar ends as UAE, Saudi Arabia reopen land, sea and air routes

Published 2021-01-08 12:16:35 by News Desk in Gulf

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – On Friday, the United Arab Emirates announced the reopening of the land, sea and air ports with the State of Qatar, thus ending the nearly four-year-long siege on the small Gulf nation. Khalid Abdullah Belhoul, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, said that the UAE will begin to end all measures taken against Qatar, according to the statement issued on June 5, 2017. This follows the signing of the “Al-Ula Statement” that includes the permanent solidarity agreement, which is considered a Gulf and Arab achievement that strengthens the unity and cohesion… Read on ->

Tags: Qatar, Saudi, UAE

Iraq showcases its Russian-made T-90 tanks in Baghdad: video

Published 2021-01-08 11:54:15 by News Desk in Iraq

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:40 A.M.) – This week marked the centenary of the establishment of the Iraqi army, which was celebrated with a military parade in Baghdad. During the parade that took place on Wednesday, Iraq showcased its military arsenal, which included its Russian T-90C tanks that were acquired in 2017. The large military parade was held in Baghdad’s Victory Square in the presence of Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi and with the participation of senior Iraqi officials and officers. The T-90MS tank is the export version of the latest Russian main battle tank. According to its specifications in terms of… Read on ->

Tags: Iraq, Russia

Turkish army thwarts ‘scheme’ to ‘spoil’ coordination with Russia in Syria

Published 2021-01-08 11:41:32 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:30 A.M.) – On Thursday, the Turkish security authorities announced that they thwarted what they called “intrigue” aimed at “spoiling” coordination between Turkey and Russia in northern Syria. The state-owned Anadolu Agency quoted informed sources it described as “security” as saying that the Turkish army thwarted a “plot” fabricated by the “YPG/PKK terrorist organizations” aimed at “corrupting coordination between Turkey and Russia in northern Syria.” According to the agency, the Turkish army carried out an operation during which 5 members of the YPG  were killed, while they were carrying out an infiltration operation into the Syrian areas where… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Syria, Turkey

Syria accuses Israeli, Turkish, US ‘occupiers’ of working together to destabilize country

Published 2021-01-08 11:27:36 by News Desk in Israel, Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:10 A.M.) – The Syrian Foreign Ministry sent a letter to the United Nations and the Security Council, in which it indicated that there was “coordination” between Turkey, Israel and America, after the increase in the Israeli military operations in the Syrian territories. The Syrian Foreign Ministry said in its message, which it delivered on Thursday, that the continuation of “Israel in its dangerous aggressive approach (recent military operations) proves the existence of prior coordination between the three Israeli, Turkish and American occupiers who occupy precious parts of the Syrian land.” The Syrian Foreign Ministry indicated that this… Read on ->

Tags: Israel, Syria, Turkey, US

‘No room for error’: Putin says Russia’s anti-terrorism mission in Syria is still not done

Published 2021-01-08 11:11:58 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 A.M.) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that the threat of terrorism from areas controlled by what he described as “professional gangs” continues even after their defeat. The Russian President said in statements he made during a documentary entitled “There is no room for error … The Christmas visit to Damascus”, excerpts of which were shown on the Russia 1 channel, that “so far, despite the defeat of professional gangs (in Syria), there are some areas that are still under the terrorist’ control and the terrorist threat still emanates from there.” Putin considered in his… Read on ->

Tags: Putin, Russia, Syria

Houthi forces release video of air defense missiles hitting enemy aircraft

Published 2021-01-08 10:52:00 by News Desk in Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 A.M.) – The Ansarallah Movement (Houthi forces) released a new video showing their air defense missiles hitting enemy aircraft over Yemen, which coincided with the downing of a Saudi-led Coalition drone on Thursday. In the video, which was shared on the Ansarallah Movement’s military media channel, their air defense missiles can be seen hitting the enemy aircraft over undisclosed parts of Yemen. As shown in the video, the Ansarallah air defense missies managed to hit their intended targets, proving their success in deterring attacks on the territories under their control. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fsufXNaUhU&feature=youtu.be The Ansarallah Movement has boasted that… Read on ->

Tags: Ansarallah, Houthi, Yemen

Iran demonstrates naval strength in large-scale exercise

Published 2021-01-08 10:31:21 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:10 A.M.) – The second phase of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard’s naval maneuvers began on Thursday, near the Asalwiya port in the Gulf waters. The official Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported: “The Basij forces of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Navy carried out a maneuver with the participation of 700 boats in the waters of the Gulf on the occasion of the anniversary of the assassination of Qassem Soleimani and in the presence of the commander of the Revolutionary Guard, Major General Hossein Salami, and the head of the Guard Navy, Reza Tangsiri.” For his part, Commander of… Read on ->

Tags: Iran

Israel releases footage for the first time of Iraq’s ballistic missile attack on Tel Aviv

Published 2021-01-08 10:12:06 by News Desk in Iraq, Israel

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:30 A.M.) – The Israeli army recently released photos and videos of the Iraqi army firing rockets into Israel on the 30th anniversary of this event. The published materials showed the state of panic and terror caused by the Iraqi missiles falling on Israeli cities at the time, which coincided with the Gulf War. https://youtu.be/ZyEBCWvtMrI It is noteworthy to mention that Iraq fired several missiles at Tel Aviv and other Israeli cities, while the Israeli air defense intercepted a number of these missiles and some of them fell on buildings and structures. The Iraqi army’s attack was meant… Read on ->

Tags: Iraq, Israel

Iraqi court could issue death sentence to Trump over Mohandis assassination: legal expert

Published 2021-01-08 09:31:58 by News Desk in Iraq

BEIRUT, LEBANON 8:00 A.M.) – The prominent Iraqi lawyer, Hayan al-Khayyat, told Russia’s Sputnik Agency on Thursday that the arrest warrant issued by the Rusafa Investigation Court, against US President Donald Trump, could see the issue of a death sentence. According to the Iraqi lawyer, the family of the late Deputy Head of the Popular Mobilization Units, Abu Mahdi Al-Mohandis, filed a lawsuit against Trump at the Rusafa Investigation Court, prompting the Iraqi authorities to issue an arrest warrant for the U.S. President. Al-Khayyat explained that if Trump is found guilty of murdering Mohandis, then based on Article 406 of… Read on ->

Tags: Iraq, Mohandis, Trump

Iraq files lawsuit against US over use of depleted uranium

Published 2021-01-08 09:25:28 by News Desk in Iraq

Iraq formally filed a lawsuit against the United States over its repeated use of depleted uranium munitions in recent decades, including against Iraq’s former nuclear facilities, Iraq’s al-Maalomah News Agency has reported. The lawsuit was said to have been filed in a Stockholm court on 26 December by Hatif al-Rikabi, an adviser to the Iraqi parliament’s foreign affairs committee. The suit reportedly includes a demand for compensation for bombings which targeted the country’s former nuclear installations in the Nineties and early Noughties, as well as recompense for the use of shells, bombs and missiles containing depleted uranium in US campaigns… Read on ->

Tags: Iraq, US

Israel deploys Iron Dome system in preparation for possible Houthi attack: report

Published 2021-01-08 08:46:50 by News Desk in Israel, Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 A.M.) – The Israeli newspaper, Maariv, reported this week that during the past few days, a missile battery from the Iron Dome system was deployed in Eilat, southern Israel, in anticipation of any Ansarallah (Houthis) threat. The newspaper said: “This development aims to confront any threats from the Houthis in Yemen and the Sinai militants.” The Intelligence and Reconnaissance Authority of the Ansarallah Movement announced on December 31 that it was monitoring “all Israeli movements in the region and following up all its hostile plans against Yemen.” The head of the authority, Major General Abdullah Yahya Al-Hakim,… Read on ->

Tags: Houthi, Israel, Yemen

Commander of Turkish-backed militant group assassinated in northern Syria

Published 2021-01-08 08:33:43 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:30 A.M.) – Unidentified assailants assassinated a leader of the so-called “Syrian National Army”, which is supported by Turkey, in his hometown of Tal Abyad in northern Syria. According to local reports, the commander of the Turkish-backed 1st Corps, Issa Al-Hamid Al-Nasser, was assassinated by unknown assailants at his home on Thursday. No group has claimed responsibility for this latest assassination in the northern countryside of the Al-Raqqa Governorate. The city, which is experiencing a state of security tension, witnessed heavy gunfire a few days ago, following a clash between unidentified persons and a group affiliated with the… Read on ->

Tags: Raqqa, Syria

Israeli warplanes intensify air operations along Syrian-Lebanese border

Published 2021-01-08 07:48:21 by News Desk in Israel, Lebanon, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:30 A.M.) – The Israeli Air Force has intensified their aerial operations along the Syrian-Lebanese border, a source in Damascus told Al-Masdar News on Thursday. According to the field source, Israeli warplanes were tracked carrying out mock raids over the Jabal Sheikh (Mount Hermon) region that is claimed by the three countries. The source said the Israeli warplanes entered Lebanese airspace on Thursday and flew across the Nabatieh Governorate in the southern part of the country, making their way to the Beqaa Valley before circling over the region and heading to Jabal Sheikh. These Israeli mock raids have… Read on ->

Tags: Israel, Lebanon, Syria

Iran: ‘We dealt a slap to the US that has not happened since World War II’

Published 2021-01-08 07:10:27 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 A.M.) – The Secretary of the Expediency Council in Iran, Mohsen Rezaei, said on Thursday that the Islamic Republic had dealt a ‘slap’ to the U.S. that it had not received since World War II. In an interview with the members of the Central Committee of the Alliance of Revolutionary Forces in the Kurdistan region, Rezaei said that “the events that we witnessed (in the last year) showed that we had a major development, and that after the assassination of Qassem Soleimani, a major mission was launched, which was similar to one after the revolution, when everyone… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, US

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