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Breaking News, 3rd of August, 2018

Syrian air defenses opened fire on an air target west of Damascus, as a result of which the target was shot down, RIA NEWS reported while citing their sources. Later, a Syrian military commander stated that two Israeli spy drones were shot down. «Al-Masdar» reports about only one downed UAV, which carried out reconnaissance flight. The drones were shot down over the suburb area of El-Kiswa. The drones fell 17 km from the Lebanese border, Tass reports.

The Afghan special forces released 61 hostages from the Taliban captivity, Interfax reported while citing a statement of the press center of the Afghan Ministry of Defense. During the operation that was conducted in the Kajaki region of Ginmeld Province in southern Afghanistan — 18 armed extremists were killed and all 61 hostages were released, the report said. It is noted that some of the liberated civilians needed medical help of military doctors.

The terrorists of ISIS began surrendering massively on the territory of the Jordan area that borders Syria — the terrorists came from the enclave in the southern province of Deraa that is being liberated by the Syrian troops.

In the DPR, over the past day, Ukrainian troops violated the ceasefire twice, firing 10 shells at the front-line territories of the Republic. As a result of the shelling by incendiary shells, a house in the village of Krutaya Balka completely burned down. So far there were no victims among civilians.

The spokeswoman of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, said that the operation against the terrorists in the Syrian provinces of Deraa and Kuneitra is nearly done. «The operation of the Syrian government forces, the goal of which is to eliminate the hotbed of terrorism, in the south-west of the country, namely in the provinces of Deraa and Quneitra — is nearing its completion» — Maria Zakharova announced. She noted that 120 settlements were taken under the control of the Syrian government, of which more than 50 — by peaceful means.

The civil war in Yemen continues. During the last few days, the Khusits destroyed a large number of military equipment and took many trophies — the taken military vehicles traditionally get destroyed while the small arms, ATGMs and ammunition were collected for a use later. The Khusits inflicted serious casualties to the forces of the hadists and interventionists — the Saudis. The Saudis announced that over the past week they killed and wounded more than 140 Khusit soldiers. The Khusites claim about three hundred and fifty killed and wounded enemies.

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