Aviation strikes at the terrorists in Homs
Reporters of ANNA NEWS, stationed within the Syrian army, report. ‘The Tiger Forces’ resumed their assault on the strategic height near the village of Tel-Mallah in the province of Homs. Syrian aviation attacks the positions of the terrorists. The terrorists of the ‘Tahrir al-Sham group’, in response to the air strikes, fired several artillery shells and rockets in the direction of the government strongholds in Mhard, and Scalby. The terrorists of the »Jabhat al-Watania lil Tahrir» group, A.K.A. ‘the Front of National Liberation’, fired at the positions of the Syrian army near the village of Al-Jabriya.
1 person died, 7 were injured as a result of an attack of the Yemeni rebels on the airport of the Saudi city of Abha — Interfax reports with a reference to «the Associated Press». Turki al-Maliki, a representative of the Saudi-led coalition that fights the Houthi rebels in Yemen, announced that the airport in the south of the kingdom was attacked at Sunday evening. He didn’t specify what weapons were used by the attackers. The attack occurred less than two weeks after the airport in Abha was attacked by a Houthi cruise missile. That day, 26 people were injured.
The Iraqi President, Barham Saleh, announced that Baghdad won’t allow the United States to use American bases in Iraq to launch a military strike on Iran under any circumstances — TASS reports. “We don’t want our territory to become a bridgehead for any hostile actions against any of our neighbors, including Iran” — Barham Saleh explained — «This is definitely not an integral part of the agreement between the Government of Iraq and the United States» — he added and reminded that the US troops and the anti-terrorist coalition forces are present in Iraq by the invitation of the authorities of the country to perform the only task — to counter the ‘Islamic State’ terrorist group.
The Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov announced that a group of Russian specialists had arrived in Venezuela to continue the maintenance of the local military equipment. “This is a continuation of the maintenance on the equipment that was previously shipped to Venezuela under contracts of military-technical cooperation” — Sergei Ryabkov replied to the question about the arrival of a Russian military aircraft to Venezuela — TASS reports. “This cooperation is clear and transparent from all points of view. It does not carry any elements of destabilization of the regional, or any other situation” — he added. He also clarified that “any attempts to actively speculate on this topic are dishonest”.
1 civilian was killed, 19 were injured as a result of two explosions on Thursday in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk, TASS reports with a reference to the Xinhua agency. The first bomb was attached to a vehicle that carried passengers in the central part of the city. As a result of that explosion — one woman died, one other passenger was injured. The detonation of the second explosive device, attached to a small bus in the parking lot, injured 18 people. None of the groups claimed the responsibility for the event so far.
Air defense forces destroyed the terrorist drones that attacked Khmeimim airbase — the head of the Center for the Reconciliation of the Warring Parties in Syria Major-General, Aleksei Bakin, announced. The terrorist drones didn’t cause damage to the airbase, no-one was injured — RIA NEWS reports. According to Alexei Bakin, there is still a likelihood that the terrorists will try to fake a chemical attack in the Idlib DMZ. He also reported that the terrorists shelled 11 settlements in the Syrian provinces of Aleppo, Hama and Latakia.
Constantine Reztsov, specially for ANNA NEWS.