The FRN Daily News Brief 2020-02-17


This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 10, articles about Anglo-5, Defense, Headline-News, Mena, Nato, Politics, Syria, United-States, Science, Eurasia, Russia, Turkey, Libya, Serbia, Color-Revolution, Isis, Eu.

Tags in this brief: Air Defense, Protests, Syria, Terrorism, US Imperialism, Cancer, Ebola, Health Care, Yale, Airport, Aleppo, Economy, Rebuilding, Ankara, Assad, Erdogan, Idlib, Putin, HTS, SAA, SAR, Libya, Peskov, Belgrade, Military, Shoigu, Vulin, Neo-Ottomanism, Turkey, War Crimes, Geopolitics, NATO, Russia, Terror, War.

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SAA Shoots Down 5 Drones Targeting a Homs Oil Refinery, While the People of Deir ez-Zor Protest US Oil Theft

Published 2020-02-17 18:45:30 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Defense, Headline-News, Mena, Nato, Politics, Syria, United-States

DAMASCUS – The air defense units of Syrian armed forces managed to shoot down five UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) attempting to conduct an attack on an oil-processing plant in Syria’s western province of Homs‎, Sham FM radio station reported on Sunday. “Syrian forces have managed to shoot down five UAVs that attempted to attack oil refineries in the Homs province,” the statement issued by the radio station said. Terrorists have been regularly conducting attacks on Homs’ energy infrastructure facilities, including the aforementioned plant, according to the radio station. Earlier in the month, terrorists shelled the plant and three gas stations… Continue ->

Tags: Air Defense, Protests, Syria, Terrorism, US Imperialism

Ebola: An Unlikely Ally in Fight Against Brain Tumors

Published 2020-02-17 18:06:07 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Headline-News, Science, United-States

New Haven, Connecticut, United States – Glioblastomas are relentless, hard-to-treat, and often lethal brain tumors. Scientists of the Yale University have enlisted a most unlikely ally in efforts to treat this form of deadly cancer — elements of the lethal Ebola virus. “The irony is that one of the world’s deadliest viruses may be useful in treating one of the deadliest of brain cancers,” said Yale’s Anthony van den Pol, professor of neurosurgery, who describes the Yale efforts Feb. 12 in the Journal of Virology. The approach takes advantage of a weakness in most cancer tumors and also of an Ebola… Continue ->

Tags: Cancer, Ebola, Health Care, Yale

Aleppo International Airport resumes operations, first flight on Wednesday

Published 2020-02-17 17:06:20 by Guest Author in Headline-News, Mena, Syria

Damascus, SANA – Transport Minister Ali Hammoud announced on Monday that Aleppo International Airport has resumed operations. The Minister said the first flight from Damascus to Aleppo will take off on Wednesday, with flights to Cairo and Damascus scheduled for the coming few days. More to come…

Tags: Airport, Aleppo, Economy, Rebuilding, Syria

Russia and Turkey discuss Idlib Showdown, seeking de-escalation

Published 2020-02-17 16:00:09 by Joaquin Flores in Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, Syria, Turkey

MOSCOW – [EAD] – The delegations of Turkey and Russia are negotiating in Moscow on the situation in the Idlib de-escalation zone. The meeting is held in the building of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia in a closed to the press mode. The Turkish delegation at the talks is led by Deputy Foreign Minister Sedat Onal, Anadolu reports. The delegations of both countries include diplomats, representatives of military departments and special services. The first stage of negotiations ended last week in Ankara amid a sharp escalation of tension in northwestern Syria. The Russian delegation was led by the Special Representative of… Continue ->

Tags: Ankara, Assad, Erdogan, Idlib, Putin, Syria

Assad Liberates Terrorist-Held Town Near Aleppo as Turkey-Russia Talks Approach

Published 2020-02-17 15:25:51 by Joaquin Flores in Headline-News, Mena, Syria

ALEPPO – Syrian government forces have made significant strides in the province of Aleppo, having regained control of most of the region held by Islamic militants, state media in the Arab Republic reported today, February 17. The troops of Bashar al-Assad over the past day significantly advanced their positions west of Aleppo. This happened in anticipation of the talks scheduled today for Russia-Turkey to de-escalate in northwestern Syria. On Sunday, Russian aviation inflicted heavy blows on the positions of the militants of the Islamist alliance “Khayyat Tahrir al-Sham” (HTS, the leading role in its composition is played by the terrorist group “Jebhat Fath… Continue ->

Tags: Aleppo, Assad, Erdogan, HTS, Putin, SAA, SAR

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Russia Denies Rumors of Russian Troops in Libya

Published 2020-02-17 15:00:24 by Joaquin Flores in Eurasia, Headline-News, Libya, Mena, Russia

MOSCOW – Press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov made an announcement today apparently denying the rumors that Russian ground troops were present in Libya. “ Vladimir Putin , the commander in chief of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation did not send troops to Libya and did not give any orders in this regard,” he said. “There are no Russian troops in Libya.” Prior to this, the BBC published a report on the alleged funeral in the Orenburg region of an officer who “could have died in Libya.” Peskov said he did not know anything about this.The Kremlin… Continue ->

Tags: Libya, Peskov, Putin

Shoigu Arrives in Belgrade to Strengthen Russia-Serbia Military Cooperation

Published 2020-02-17 14:40:00 by Joaquin Flores in Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, Serbia

BELGRADE – The Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, Army General Sergei Shoigu arrived today, February 17, on a working visit to Belgrade, where he will hold talks with his Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vulin. “Over the territory of Serbia, the board of the head of the Russian military department was met by an honorary escort from MiG-29 aircraft. Three fighters escorted the airliner to Belgrade, ” the press service of the Russian Defense Ministry noted. During negotiations with the Minister of Defense of the Republic of Serbia, Aleksandar Vulin, issues of military, military-technical cooperation and regional security will be discussed. The head… Continue ->

Tags: Belgrade, Military, Shoigu, Vulin

SYRIA UPDATE: SAA Makes Big Advances on Multiple Fronts

Published 2020-02-17 14:19:12 by Joaquin Flores in Headline-News, Mena, Syria

ALEPPO – The High Command of the Syrian Armed Forces announced today, February 17, the release of dozens of settlements in the west and north-west of Aleppo province as a result of “operations against the positions and fortifications of terrorist organizations.” A corresponding statement was made by the General Staff of the SAR Armed Forces, reports the state news agency SANA. According to the Syrian command, “it was possible to complete the tasks with high efficiency and in record time.” Full control was restored over dozens of settlements in the west and north-west of the Aleppo province, including Al-Sheikh Ali, Al-Fogg,… Continue ->

Tags: Aleppo, HTS, SAA, SAR

Source: Turkey Sending Military Equipment to Terrorists in Syria

Published 2020-02-17 11:30:18 by Drago Bosnic in Color-Revolution, Eurasia, Headline-News, Isis, Mena, Nato, Politics, Russia, Syria, Turkey

Idlib, Syria – Much of the Turkish military equipment being sent into Syria finds its way into the hands of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists immediately after crossing the border, a military-diplomatic source told Sputnik on Saturday. According to the source, who asked to remain unidentified, Syria’s Idlib de-escalation zone now contains over 70 Turkish-sourced tanks, about 200 armored vehicles and 80 pieces of artillery. The source said that Turkish armored vehicles, poorly driven by their untrained terrorist crews, are being spotted more and more often by the Syrian Arab Army. “In the last week alone, government forces repelling attacks by militants… Continue ->

Tags: Neo-Ottomanism, Syria, Terrorism, Turkey, War Crimes

‘Change Course Before it’s Too Late’: Lavrov Calls on Europe to Reject False Notion of ‘Russian Threat’ in Munich Speech

Published 2020-02-17 10:28:49 by Drago Bosnic in Defense, Eu, Eurasia, Headline-News, Mena, Nato, Politics, Russia, Syria, Turkey

MOSCOW – NATO’s eastward expansion and large-scale drills near Russian borders may lead to unpredictable consequences and it’s time for Europe to change course, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stated during the Munich Security Conference. “Europe is where the crisis of confidence in international relations is felt the most”, Lavrov said as he took to the stage, explaining that “the structure of the Cold War rivalry is being recreated on the continent”, RT reported. “Escalating tensions, NATO’s military infrastructure advancing to the east, exercises of unprecedented scope near the Russian borders, the pumping of defense budgets beyond measure – all… Continue ->

Tags: Geopolitics, NATO, Russia, Syria, Terror, Turkey, War

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