The Daily Brief 2020-03-06

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This is a summary of 11 AMN articles on the following subjects: Assad, Putin, Russia, Syria, Hmeimim, Turkey, Idlib, Tunisia, Erdogan, Kurds, Netherlands.

Categories covered in this brief: Syria, Turkey, North-Africa

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Putin speaks to Assad about new Idlib agreement

Published 2020-03-06 22:54:02 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:45 p.m.) - Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad expressed his gratitude to Russian President Vladimir Putin for his great support in combating terrorist groups and the efforts made to guarantee Syria’s sovereignty, during a telephone conversation between the two parties on Friday.. The Russian President, Vladimir Putin, briefed his Syrian counterpart, Bashar al-Assad, during a phone cal on the agreements reached on March 5th during the Russian-Turkish talks, and confirmed that their implementation will help to stabilize the situation in Idlib. The media department statement in the Kremlin said in this regard: "A telephone conversation took place between Russian... Read on ->

Tags: Assad, Putin, Russia, Syria

Russia's main base in Syria comes under attack

Published 2020-03-06 22:40:37 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 P.M.) - The air defenses protecting the Hmeimim Airbase in the Latakia countryside destroyed two hostile targets as they approached the airspace surrounding the installation, a source told Al-Masdar News. According to the source, at least two drones attempted to attack the eastern perimeter of Russia's Hmeimim Airbase, resulting in a brief confrontation with their air defenses. The source stressed that these targets that were shot down were drones sourced from the areas controlled by the jihadist rebels of Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) and the foreigner-led Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP). He explained that the air defenses had... Read on ->

Tags: Hmeimim, Russia, Syria

Turkey to deploy S-400 air defense system in April

Published 2020-03-06 19:31:01 by News Desk in Turkey

Deployment of Russian-made S-400 air defense systems would commence in April, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, during his meeting with the journalists in the wake of Moscow talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. "They [S-400] already belong to us. In April, we will begin deploying them," Erdogan said, according to Yeni Safak newspaper. The Turkish President underscored that Ankara does not reject the US-made Patriot air defense systems. "I said yesterday and will repeat again that we have told the Americans: ‘if you ship us he Patriot systems, we will buy them, too’," Erdogan pointed out. In September... Read on ->

Tags: Turkey

Russia sends more weapons to Syria despite Idlib ceasefire: photos

Published 2020-03-06 19:05:59 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:45 P.M.) - The Russian Navy was photographed on Friday transiting the Bosphorus Strait as they made their way towards the Syrian coast. According to maritime observer Yoruk Isik, the Russian flag cargo ship Sparta IV, working for the Russian Ministry of Defense owned Oboronlogistika, was seen transiting the Bosphorus Strait for the Mediterranean Sea. The cargo ship is reportedly heading to the Port of Tartous, which is one of the main shipping ports in western Syria. This move by the Russian Ministry of Defense comes just a day after they sent more equipment to Syria via... Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Russia, Syria

Policeman killed, several injured as militant bombers blow themselves up in front of US embassy in Tunis

Published 2020-03-06 18:29:39 by News Desk in North-Africa

One policeman died and several others were injured when two suicide bomber blew themselves up in front of the US embassy in Tunis, in the most serious attack in Tunisia in months. Tunisian authorities said the attackers arrived at the site on a motorbike and detonated explosives. The embassy was placed on lockdown pending an investigation into the incident. Images taken at the scene show a street littered with fragments as well as vehicles and a road barrier charred by the blast. The embassy confirmed there was an explosion near the compound and advised people to avoid the area, but... Read on ->

Tags: Tunisia

Turkey vows to fight back against any Syrian Army attack

Published 2020-03-06 17:47:27 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

Turkish Armed Forces in Syria’s Idlib would invariably fight back any attack from the Syrian forces, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday. "We would invariably stay vigilant for any attacks and violations from the [Bashar Assad’s] regime," Erdogan said, according to Yeni Safak. According to the Turkish President, Ankara’s main goal is "implementation of UN resolution 2254 and launch of political process and end of civil war in Syria." The Turkish President also noted that "the Turkish observation points would retain its status." "You know we have 12 observation points [in Idlib], and they are very important for us.... Read on ->

Tags: Syria, Turkey

Erdogan once again requests Patriot missiles from US

Published 2020-03-06 17:33:22 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has stated that the country hasn't received any military equipment from the US for its Operation Spring Shield in Syria, but added that Washington could have sent some if the new ceasefire hadn't been negotiated. He once again confirmed requesting Patriot air defence systems from the US, but noted that the Russian S-400 will be activated on schedule in April. Erdogan praised the ceasefire agreement, which is supposed put an end to hostilities in Idlib Province, saying that it not only protects Turkey’s borders, but also protects local troops and civilians, as well as establishes... Read on ->

Tags: Erdogan, Idlib, Syria, Turkey

Syrian President calls on Kurdish groups to stop cooperating with US: video

Published 2020-03-06 17:21:44 by News Desk in Syria

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad called on the Kurdish groups cooperating with the US troops in Syria to stand against the occupation, in an interview with 'Russia 24 TV,' in Damascus, Thursday. The Syrian president said that the government is maintaining "contact with the Kurdish political groups" in northern Syria, and considered the issue to be "small groups acting with the Americans." "You cannot stand with the police and the thief at the same time, this is impossible. So, we cannot reach results in any dialogue with them, even if we were to meet thousands of times, unless they take a... Read on ->

Tags: Assad, Kurds, Syria

Dutch FM calls for no-fly-zone over Idlib on top of ceasefire

Published 2020-03-06 17:06:56 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:50 P.M.) - The Dutch Foreign Minister Steve Block said on Friday that the ceasefire agreement concluded by Moscow and Ankara on the Syrian Idlib region should be strengthened by setting up a no-fly zone to prevent any hospitals from being bombed. "It would be wise to add a no-fly zone," Block told reporters upon his arrival in the Croatian capital Zagreb to attend a meeting of E.U. foreign ministers . He continued: "I think European countries are very interested in moving forward ... to persuade all members of the United Nations Security Council to establish this no-fly... Read on ->

Tags: Netherlands, Syria

Russian and Turkish troops begin patrols along M-4 Highway: video

Published 2020-03-06 16:42:47 by News Desk in Syria

Russian and Turkish forces were seen driving on the M4 highway, just outside Saraqib in Idlib province on Friday, following a ceasefire agreed between Syrian government forces and Turkish-backed forces, secured by Moscow and Ankara. Footage shows the vehicles proceeding down the road near the city, which was reportedly liberated by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) earlier this week after being the scene of intense fighting between the SAA and Turkish-backed forces. The ceasefire, which came into force at midnight, was reached during talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Moscow. On Thursday,... Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Syria, Turkey

Turkey claims 21 Syrian soldiers 'neutralized' in Idlib

Published 2020-03-06 16:35:48 by News Desk in Syria

Turkey's Defence Ministry said on Friday that they had 'neutralised' 21 Syrian government troops at about 4 pm on 5 March after its two soldiers had been killed in Syria's northwestern province of Idlib. Two artillery systems and two MLRS belonging to Syrian government forces were destroyed by Turkish drones, it added. On Thursday, the Turkish Defense Ministry said that Syrian troops fired at and killed two Turkish soldiers while injuring three others, adding that retaliatory fire was being directed at Syrian army positions in the region. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met on 5... Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria, Turkey

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