The Daily Brief 2020-06-29

in news •  12 days ago 


This is a summary of 15 AMN articles on the following subjects: Iran, Soleimani, Trump, Iraq, Libya, Russia, US, Misrata, Idlib, Syria, Bayda, Marib, Yemen, Lebanon, NATO, Egypt, Turkey, Shiraz, Sirte.

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

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INTERPOL rejects Iran's request to arrest Donald Trump

Published 2020-06-29 22:12:03 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 P.M.) - the International Police (INTERPOL) has announced that it will not consider the Iranian request to pursue U.S. President Donald Trump and 35 other people whom Tehran considers responsible for the assassination of the late Quds Force commander, Qassem Soleimani. An INTERPOL spokesperson told Russia's RIA Novosti publication on Monday, that consideration of the Iranian request, which affects 36 people, including military and political officials in the United States, would have been inconsistent with the organization's constitution. The spokesman explained that the third article of this document prevents INTERPOL from taking any steps that have a... Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Soleimani, Trump



Iraqi authorities release Kataeb Hezbollah members

Published 2020-06-29 21:56:16 by News Desk in Iraq

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:45 P.M.) - The Iraqi security forces confirmed on Monday, the release of members of Kataeb Hezbollah, who were arrested by the forces of the anti-terrorist agency a few days ago. Citing Iraqi security sources, RT quoted them as saying: "the elements who were arrested last Friday night were released today." Last Friday, the Iraqi security forces raided the headquarters of Kataeb Hezbollah in Baghdad; this resulted in the arrest of 14 members. The security operation was carried out in response to several Katyusha rocket attacks on the Baghdad Airport and a number of other installations. While Kataeb... Read on ->

Tags: Iraq



US is worried about Russian interference in Libya's oil trade

Published 2020-06-29 21:33:27 by News Desk in North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:40 P.M.) - The U.S. State Department spokesperson, Morgan Ortagus, said Washington shares the Libyan embassy's concerns about foreign interference affecting the North African nation's oil trade. "We share Libya's National Oil Corporation's deep concern about the interference of Russian Ministry of Defense's proxy Wagner and foreign mercenaries against Libyan facilities and personnel at al-Sharara oil field," Ortagus tweeted on Sunday. The spokesperson added that "this (interference) is a direct assault on Libya’s sovereignty and prosperity." The U.S. has accused Russia of deploying the Wagner Group to Libya to help the Libyan National Army (LNA), which is led... Read on ->

Tags: Libya, Russia, US



Libyan Army's overnight attack inflicts heavy losses in ranks of Turkish-backed forces

Published 2020-06-29 20:39:19 by News Desk in North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:20 P.M.) - The Libyan National Army's (SAA) heavy assault over the eastern countryside of Misrata last night resulted in big losses for the Turkish-backed forces, LNA reports said on Monday. According to the reports, dozens of fighters from the Turkish-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) were killed or wounded during the attack, including some foreign mercenaries. In addition to the heavy losses in personnel, the Government of National Accord forces also lost a number of armored and technical vehicles that were parked at the Campo 50 base east of Misrata city. Last night's attack by the Libyan... Read on ->

Tags: Libya, Misrata



Syrian Army strikes jihadist trenches along southern Idlib front-lines

Published 2020-06-29 20:06:38 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:40 P.M.) - The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) heavily targeted the jihadist trenches along the southern Idlib front-lines on Monday, as they continue their assault on the militant defenses in Jabal Al-Zawiya. According to a field report from the Idlib front, the Syrian Arab Army troops launched several artillery shells and missiles towards the jihadist defenses in the Jabal Al-Zawiya region, causing the destruction of a number of militant points in the process. The Syrian Army also targeted the jihadist-led Hurras Al-Deen group's positions in the Al-Ghaab Plain region of northwestern Hama. Since the Hurras Al-Deen group launched... Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria



Iran says they have names of US figures 'involved' in Qassem Soleimani's assassination

Published 2020-06-29 19:21:16 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:45 P.M.) - The Iranian Foreign Ministry announced that the intelligence services had identified 40 American figures involved in the assassination of the later commander of the Quds Force, Major General Qassem Soleimani, which took place on January 3rd. The announcement came from the Iranian Assistant Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs, Mohsen Baharund, who said that the Iranian security and intelligence forces have identified to this moment the identity of 40 Americans involved in the assassination. According to Baharund, among the names identified by Iranian intelligence were the operators of the American planes that carried out... Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Soleimani



Saudi-backed troops suffer major setback as Ansarallah forces score big advance

Published 2020-06-29 18:24:30 by News Desk in Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 P.M.) - The Ansarallah forces scored a big advance in southern and northern Yemen on Monday, as their troops captured several sites in Al-Bayda (south) and Marib (north). According to the spokesperson for the Ansarallah-aligned Yemeni Armed Forces, Brigadier General Yahya Sare'a, their troops began the day by capturing several sites in the Radman District of the Al-Bayda Governorate. Following the advance in Al-Bayda, the Ansarallah forces were able to take control of several sites inside the Marib Governorate, putting their troops closer to the administrative capital. "The the armed forces have cleared an area of 400... Read on ->

Tags: Bayda, Marib, Yemen



Russian jets intercept 2 US military aircraft over Black Sea

Published 2020-06-29 17:45:00 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:30 P.M.) - The Russian National Center for Defense Administration announced on Monday, that Russian Su-27 fighters have intercepted two American warplanes over the Black Sea waters. "On June 29th, the Defense Forces of the Southern Military Region monitored and escorted a P-8A Poseidon aircraft and an RS-135 strategic reconnaissance aircraft," the center's statement said. The statement pointed out that the Russian Su-27 rushed to intercept the two planes, and that there was no violation of the Russian airspace. The statement concluded: "The sorties of Russian aircraft have been conducted in strict accordance with international rules for the... Read on ->

Tags: Russia, US



Lebanese FM meets with US Ambassador to discuss media ban

Published 2020-06-29 17:34:27 by News Desk in Lebanon

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:20 P.M.) - The Lebanese media reported on Monday, that Lebanese Foreign Minister Nassif Hitti met the American Ambassador to Lebanon Dorothy Shea at the Pine Palace in Beirut, where they touched on the judicial decision, which sparked widespread controversy in Lebanese circles. The Lebanese website, Al-Tayyar, conveyed the statements of the Foreign Minister who stressed the freedom of the media and the right of expression, which are sacred rights. They also frankly discussed the current developments on the local scene, and the two sides touched on the bilateral relations that bring together the two countries and the... Read on ->

Tags: Lebanon, US



Iran reveals oil exports to several foreign clients

Published 2020-06-29 17:25:27 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:10 P.M.) - The Iranian authorities announced that their institutions export oil derivatives to several countries in Asia, Africa, and Europe, including Arab and Gulf countries. Amir Abbas Hamidi, the supervisor of the administration of the Iranian Customs Authority in the "Pars" economic zone for energy and oil derivatives located in southern Iran and overlooking the Gulf Sea, confirmed that Iranian institutions export oil to Arab and Gulf countries. According to the Iranian Fars News Agency, the Pars region exported about 4.389 million tons of oil derivatives, at an estimated value of $ 1.09 billion in the last... Read on ->

Tags: Iran



NATO 'concerned' over Russian military success in Syria: media

Published 2020-06-29 16:56:18 by News Desk in Syria, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:40 P.M.) - In a new article from the Regnum News Agency, military analyst Alexander Zabolskis said that NATO experts are 'concerned' about the increasing successes of the Russian army in the Baltic states and Syria. Earlier, NATO announced that if the number of its forces in the Baltic countries increased seven times, they would still not achieve the desired superiority in front of the Russian forces. The Russian analyst said that the Poles are worried about the Russian army, and this makes them increasingly talk about funding. The analyst said the success of the Russian military, specifically... Read on ->

Tags: NATO, Russia, Syria



Turkey is pushing for Sirte offensive to seize Libyan oil: minister

Published 2020-06-29 16:37:37 by News Desk in North-Africa, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:20 P.M.) - Turkey is exerting great pressure on the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) "in order to head to the city of Sirte with the aim of controlling the oil-rich crescent region," said the second deputy to the Speaker of the Libyan Parliament, Ahmida Homa. Homa said, in an interview with Sputnik Arabic: "There are persistent attempts [from Turkey] to pressure the government of Fayez al-Sarraj to go to the city of Sirte and then take over the oil crescent and the city of Al-Jafra," considering that the latter "is a gateway to the Libyan south... Read on ->

Tags: Egypt, Libya, Turkey



Iran comments on reports of a military chopper crashing near Shiraz

Published 2020-06-29 15:06:29 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:00 P.M.) - On Monday, the Iranian Air Force revealed the news of a helicopter crashing near the southern city of Shiraz. The commander of the Iranian Air Force, in statements with the Tasnim agency, denied the news, saying: "Fortunately, none of our helicopters crashed today at Shiraz." Furthermore, they said the fires were caused by forest fires near the city of Shiraz in southern Iran. The Iranian Mehr news agency also quoted official sources as denying the circulation of the helicopter, and said that the smoke plumes were caused by a fire, not by a helicopter. Iranian... Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Shiraz



Iran announces identity of 36 people involved in Qassem Soleimani's assassination

Published 2020-06-29 14:53:55 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:30 P.M.) - The Tehran public prosecutor announced on Monday, the identity of 36 people involved in the assassination of the late commander of the Quds Force, Major-General Qassem Soleimani, on January 3rd in Baghdad, Iraq. "Thirty-six people were involved in the assassination of Hajj Qassem Soleimani, including political and military officials from the United States and other governments, and a warrant has been issued for the arrest and announcement by the international police of the red status against them, at the instigation of the judiciary," the prosecutor said. "He will be at the top of the list,... Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Soleimani



Libyan Army launches powerful air attack on Turkish-backed forces

Published 2020-06-29 14:30:55 by News Desk in North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:00 A.M.) - The Military Information Division of the Libyan National Army (LNA) announced that the Libyan Air Force targeted groups belonging to the Turkish-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) forces east of Misrata city. The Military Information Division said in a press statement that "the fighter jets of the armed forces targeted Turkish-backed militia groups with three airstrikes on Camp 50 near Sadadah Bridge east of the city of Misrata." This powerful attack from the air reportedly caused several casualties within the ranks of the Government of National Accord and Misrata militias. A major battle is brewing... Read on ->

Tags: Libya, Misrata, Sirte


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