The Daily Brief 2020-03-03

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This is a summary of 20 AMN articles on the following subjects: Russia, Saraqib, Syria, Turkey, Idlib, Homs, Erdogan, Daraa, Hezbollah, Iraq, Soleimani, Hmeimim, Israel, Netanyahu.

Categories covered in this brief: Syria, Turkey, Iraq, Middleeast

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Russian military enters Saraqib to block Turkish attacks: video

Published 2020-03-03 20:51:22 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:30 P.M.) - The Russian military has entered the strategic city of Saraqib this week after the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) managed to retake the area from the Turkish-backed militants. According to a report that was released on Monday by the Syrian Arab Army, the Russian military redeployed to Saraqib to help secure the city and ensure the safety of the Aleppo-Damascus Highway (M-5). Saraqib is imperative to securing to the Aleppo-Damascus Highway, as it is located directly west of the roadway and near the administrative border of the Aleppo Governorate. With the Russian military inside of Saraqib,... Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Saraqib, Syria, Turkey



Turkey bombs Syrian military convoy in southern Idlib: video

Published 2020-03-03 19:30:04 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:20 P.M.) - A Turkish drone carried out a series of powerful attacks against the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the Idlib Governorate on Tuesday, causing significant damage to the SAA's equipment. In one such attack, a Turkish drone was filmed bombing a Syrian military convoy in the southern Idlib city of Ma'arat Al-Nu'man. As shown in the video below, the Turkish drone locks in on the Syrian military convoy and then bombs them, resulting in a powerful explosion. https://twitter.com/clashreport/status/1234865725581512704?s=20

Tags: Idlib, Syria



Syrian Army shoots down 3rd Turkish drone in northwest Syria

Published 2020-03-03 18:55:24 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:40 P.M.) - For the third time in the last 12 hours, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has shot down a Turkish armed drone over the northwestern region of Syria. According to the latest report from the Idlib Governorate, the Syrian air defenses identified a Turkish drone approaching their positions, resulting in the downing of the unmanned aerial vehicle UAV). The Syrian Arab Army has now shot down two Turkish drones in Idlib and one in the Governorate.

Tags: Idlib, Syria



Syrian Army went behind enemy lines to save pilot in Idlib

Published 2020-03-03 18:38:57 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:15 P.M.) - The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) went behind enemy lines on Tuesday to save a pilot that was forced to eject from his aircraft. According to a report from the 9th Storming Division, their forces slipped behind enemy lines in the Idlib Governorate on Tuesday to save one of the Syrian pilots that was shot down by the Turkish Air Force. The operation would prove successful, as the Syrian Army's 9th Storming Division slipped as far as 2 kilometers within enemy territory to bring the pilot to safety. A video showing the 9th Division saving the... Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria



Front-line footage of Syrian Army advancing at Saraqib front: video

Published 2020-03-03 18:13:13 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 P.M.) - The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched a big counter-offensive in eastern Idlib on Sunday after sending several military units to this front in order to help retake the areas they lost. Led by the 25th Special Mission Forces Division (formerly Tiger Forces), the Syrian Arab Army, alongside Hezbollah, was able to break through the militant defenses in Saraqib, resulting in the capture of this strategic city on Monday. Following the capture of Saraqib, the Syrian Arab Army began its push to advance west of the city. Since then, the Syrian Arab Army has managed to... Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Saraqib, Syria



US will support Turkey's operation in Idlib by supplying ammunition

Published 2020-03-03 17:58:56 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

The US would like to support Turkey's operations in Idlib by supplying ammunition and humanitarian assistance, US special representative for Syria James Jeffrey has said. "We're willing to provide - for example, President [Trump] mentioned this - ammunition," the official said, speaking to reporters in Hatay on Tuesday, his comments cited by Reuters. "Turkey is a NATO ally. We have a very, very big foreign military sales programme. Much of the military uses American equipment. We will make sure that equipment is ready and usable," Jeffrey added. Jeffrey also noted that the US is sharing intelligence with Turkey via NATO,... Read on ->

Tags: Syria, Turkey



Syrian Army keeps advancing in southern Idlib despite Turkish strikes

Published 2020-03-03 17:12:40 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:00 P.M.) - The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is steadily regaining ground in southern Idlib that was lost to the Turkish-backed militants over the last week. On Tuesday, the Syrian Arab Army continued their push north towards the last part of the Jabal Al-Zawiya region, seizing a number of sites from the Turkish-backed militants after a short battle. According to reports from the front, the Syrian Arab Army managed to retake the town of Fulayfil and its surrounding points, putting their forces within striking distance of Kafr 'Awaid. This advance by the Syrian Arab Army has not been... Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria



Syrian air defenses confront hostile target over Homs

Published 2020-03-03 16:37:55 by News Desk in Syria

An explosion occurred in the skies above the Syrian town of Homs, caused by the destruction of a target by one of the country's anti-aircraft missiles, a Sputnik correspondent reported from the scene. According to a military source, the Syrian forces detected an unidentified object and successfully destroyed it. No details on the nature of the target have been provided so far. Last month, the Syrian armed forces reportedly shot down five unmanned aircraft that had attempted to attack oil refineries in Homs province. Previously, militants shelled an oil-processing plant and three gas stations in the province. Syrian oil facilities... Read on ->

Tags: Homs, Syria



Turkish Army should put "a sack over" Assad's head and "deal final blow": Erdogan's ally

Published 2020-03-03 15:30:06 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:20 P.M.) - An ally of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in a recent statement that if diplomacy fails with Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad than the Turkish Armed Forces should head to Damascus and put an end to the government. “If politics and diplomacy fail, the Turkish army should go to Damascus in no time, put a sack over the cruel and monstrous Assad’s head and deal the final blow to the bloody and filthy regime,” MHP leader Devlet Bahçeli said on March 3rd to members of his political party, as quoted by Duvar News. The ardent... Read on ->

Tags: Erdogan, Syria, Turkey



Syrian Army reaches agreement with Daraa militants, operation officially ends

Published 2020-03-03 15:16:52 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:00 P.M.) - The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has reached an agreement with the remaining militants in the Daraa Governorate town of Sanamayn after 48hours of intense clashes. According to a military source in Damascus, approximately 50 militants that were part of a Free Syrian Army (FSA) sleeper cell will be transported to northern Syria as part of the peace agreement. The peace agreement was brokered by the Russian Armed Forces, who stepped in to mediate between the militants and Syrian Army. On Sunday, the Syrian Arab Army began an operation in Sanamayn clear out the remaining militants... Read on ->

Tags: Daraa, Syria



Syrian Army shoots down another Turkish drone, air defenses target F-16

Published 2020-03-03 14:44:00 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:30 P.M.) - The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has shot down another Turkish armed drone over northwestern Syria, today, after targeting the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with its air defense missiles. According to a report from the Idlib Governorate, the Syrian Arab Army shot down the Turkish drone as it was approaching their positions near the strategic city of Saraqib. This is the second drone to be shot down by the Syrian Army in the last two hours and the seventh drone to be shot down in the last two days. In relevant development, the Syrian Arab Army... Read on ->

Tags: Syria, Turkey



Russia uses electronic warfare against Turkish drones in Syria: media

Published 2020-03-03 14:22:33 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 P.M.) - The Russian military is using electronic warfare to disrupt Turkey's drone strikes on the Syrian Arab Army's (SAA) positions in the northwestern part of the country, the Russian publication Avia.Pro reported on Tuesday. According to Avia.Pro, at least two Turkish shock drones were lost in Syria after the Russian military activated its electronic warfare systems. "Over the past 72 hours, Turkey has lost at least two attack unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) in Syrian airspace that attempted to strike at the positions of the Syrian Army," Avia.Pro said. "As it became known, when entering the airspace... Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Syria, Turkey



Video tour of Saraqib after Syrian Army retakes city

Published 2020-03-03 14:03:34 by News Desk in Syria

The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) announced they retook control of the strategically located city of Saraqib in Idlib province from Turkish-backed opposition forces on Monday. Footage shows SAA soldiers patrolling the deserted city in search of remaining militant groups. According to a statement by the Russian ministry of defence, the Russian military police units were introduced in Saraqib to ensure the safety and unhindered movement of vehicles and civilians along the M4 - M5 routes, from 17:00 on March 2, 2020. In recent days, clashes between the SAA and Turkish-backed militants in Idlib countryside intensified as the latter sought to... Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Saraqib, Syria



Syrian Army shoots down Turkish military drone in western Aleppo: photos

Published 2020-03-03 13:47:10 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:20 P.M.) - The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has shot down another Turkish military drone that was seen flying towards their positions in northwestern Syria this week. According to Yusha Yuseef of Muraselon News, a Bayraktar drone was shot down by the Syrian Arab Army on Tuesday in the western countryside of the Aleppo Governorate. https://twitter.com/MIG29_/status/1234798301477851137?s=20 The downing of the Turkish drone marks the sixth time in the last 48 hours that the Syrian Arab Army has downed an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) belonging to Ankara. At the same time, the Turkish military has shot down another Syrian... Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria, Turkey



Syrian Army attempts to advance in eastern Idlib after seizing Saraqib city

Published 2020-03-03 13:11:12 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:30 P.M.) - The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) resumed their offensive in eastern Idlib on Tuesday, as their forces attempted to push further west of recently captured Saraqib. Led by the 25th Special Mission Forces Division (formerly Tiger Forces), the Syrian Arab Army continued their operation west of Saraqib, targeting several areas under the control of the Turkish-backed forces. According to the latest report from this front, the Syrian Arab Army is steadily advancing west of Saraqib and should capture the town of Afis in the coming hours, as they seek to retake all areas they lost a... Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Saraqib, Syria



Turkish military shoots down Syrian Air Force jet in Idlib

Published 2020-03-03 12:21:42 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:10 P.M.) - The Turkish military shot down a Syrian Air Force jet as it was carrying out a mission over the Idlib Governorate on Tuesday. According to a report from the nearby Hama Governorate, the Turkish military opened fire on the Syrian L-39 jet from its own border, forcing the pilot to eject and the aircraft to crash. Shortly after, the official Twitter account of the Turkish Defense Ministry tweeted that an L-39 fighter had been downed by Turkish forces over Idlib during the ongoing 'Operation Spring Shield'. Turkish media reported that the plane was downed by... Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria, Turkey



Iraqi Hezbollah accuses candidate for PM of helping assassinate Qassem Soleimani

Published 2020-03-03 11:49:49 by News Desk in Iraq

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:30 A.M.) - Kata'ib Hezbollah in Iraq threatened to ignite the country and declare war if the head of the intelligence services, Mustafa Al-Kazimi, was nominated for the post of prime minister. In a statement on his Twitter account, Iraqi security official in Kata'ib Hezbollah, Abu Ali Al-Askari, accused al- Kazimi of assisting the U.S. in carrying out the assassination of the commander of the Quds Force, Major-General Qassem Soleimani, and the deputy head of the Popular Mobilization Units (Hashd Al-Sha'abi), Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis. Al-Askari said: "It is better for Iraq to stick with Abdul-Mahdi and return it... Read on ->

Tags: Hezbollah, Iraq, Soleimani



Russian airbase in Syria comes under attack by drones

Published 2020-03-03 11:33:17 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:20 A.M.) - The Russian air defenses were activated last night when a wave of drones attempted to attack their headquarters at the Hmeimim Airbase in southwestern Latakia. According to a local source in the coastal city of Jableh, the Russian air defenses confronted the drones at the Hmeimim Airbase's northeastern perimeter, ending in all of the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) being shot down before they could do any damage to the installation. The source said that the drones were believed to have been launched from the northeastern countryside of the Latakia Governorate by Turkish-backed militant groups that... Read on ->

Tags: Hmeimim, Russia, Syria



Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declares election victory

Published 2020-03-03 11:19:24 by News Desk in Middleeast

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has declared victory in the general election held on Monday. "We won by believing in our own way and by the people of Israel", Netanyahu tweeted and attached a picture of a man "three weeks in intensive care" who voted for Likud. Meanwhile, the exit poll of Channel 13 showed the potential coalition led by Netanyahu's Likud gaining 59 seats in the Knesset, two seats short of a majority. According to the preliminary data by the Central Elections Committee, Netanyahu's right-wing Likud Party gained 31.49 percent of the vote, followed by the opposition Blue and... Read on ->

Tags: Israel, Netanyahu



Turkish soldier killed by Syrian Army near Saraqib

Published 2020-03-03 00:10:02 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 A.M.) - The Turkish Ministry of Defense announced on Monday evening that a Turkish soldier was killed in Syria's northwestern region. According to the statement from the Turkish Ministry of Defense, the soldier was killed by artillery fire from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), who was attempting to capture the strategic city of Saraqib at the time. The death of the Turkish soldier comes just days after the Syrian Arab Army killed more than 35 Turkish military personnel in the Idlib countryside. As a result of the aforementioned attack, the Turkish Armed Forces carried out a large-scale... Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Saraqib, Syria, Turkey


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