During the past day, the AFU violated the ceasefire 39 times in the DPR, releasing over 1,500 different ammunition in the front-line territories of the Republic. The shelling was conducted by ,means of artillery, mortars of various caliber, grenade launchers and small arms. 16 settlements of the Republic were under the shelling of the AFU, the Donetsk directions still remains the hot spot. The AFU struck at Dokuchaevsk and Gorlovka the day and night before. As a result of shelling, two civilians were wounded, 31 houses and the building of a kindergarten in Gorlovka were damaged.
Turkish President Erdogan called on the world community to recognize Jerusalem as the occupied capital of Palestine. «Israel is a state pursuing a policy of terror. During the period of active struggle against terrorism, Trump’s decision played into the hands of fanatics, «he said at the opening of the summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in Istanbul. He stressed that by the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish state, the authorities of Israel were in fact rewarded by the US for the policy of terror.
The ISIS militants launched a counter-offensive in the Syrian province of Deir ez Zor, having recaptured a number of settlements on the Euphrates. The terrorists seized the key city of Salihia again, which is located between Mayadin and Abu Kemal, and also established control over the settlements of Abaas, Jalaa, Hasrat and Siyal. In addition, T-2, the most important military base near the border with Iraq was attacked. ISIS reactivation in the east of Syria can be connected with the withdrawal of a part of the government troops from the region and the shift of Damascus attention to the operation against Islamists «Hayat Tahrir al-Sham» in the province of Idlib.
Vladimir Jabarov, a member of the Federation Council, commented on the speech Donald Trump delivered in the White House after the signing of the defense budget. The American leader announced the US victory over the «Islamic State» in Iraq and Syria. «The Americans are practically not involved in defeat of the ISIS in Syria — except for the bombing of hospitals and turning cities into ruins. They did not leave any good memories of themselves, «Jabarov said.
The Russian Center for Reconciliation conducted a humanitarian mission in the city of Taibat Al-Ima. The army of the SAR, with the help of the Russian Federation Air Force, captured some of the terrorist positions near the outskirts of the province of Idlib. ISIS and Jebhat an-Nusra cause damage to each other during the fighting in the northeast of Hama, ANNA News reporters.
Today, the Israeli Air Force attacked the Hamas camp in the Gaza Strip in response to another rocket attack. On the eve, Hamas announced the beginning of the third intifada.
The organization believes that the rocket attacks that are carried out from the Palestinian territories in Israel, are provoked by the United States. Hamas justifies this actions by the right of the Palestinians for defense.