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Breaking News, November 4 th, 2017

The ISIS militants were attacked by Kurdish self-defense units YPG in the south of Syrian province of Al-Hasakah, south-east of al-Shaddadi along the Khabur River. Practically all the time the Kurds advanced in this area, meeting weak resistance of terrorists, if any. This attack is the first for a very long time.

The Russian military conducted a humanitarian operation in the Syrian village of Lyalat Mohammad in the province of Aleppo. The villagers who had previously been forced to leave their homes began to return. The doctors conducted a medical examination of more than 200 patients, including 130 children, distributed drugs to the needy, and helped to transport patients with serious health problems to the hospital in Aleppo. In addition, the Russian military distributed food kits among locals.

During the past day the AFU shelled the positions of the LPR People’s Militia 10 times. The areas of settlements of Almaznaya, Pervomaysk, Kalinovo, Red Liman, Bold, Lozovoye were subjected to shelling by means of mortars, grenade launchers, APCs, and small arms. In the DPR the AFU also fired over 2300 shells, violating the cease-fire regime 52 times. The areas in the vicinity of Donetsk, Gorlovka and Mariupol were subjected to shelling.

As a result of a counter-terrorist operation in the southeast of Turkey, one policeman was killed and 9 others were injured. The Turkish security forces entered into a shootout with separatists from the Kurdistan Workers Party in Diyarbakir. The civilians were previously evacuated from the area. It is also reported that one of the rebels was arrested.

According to Saudi Minister of Energy Khaled bin Abdul Aziz al-Falih, OPEC member countries should continue to work on reducing oil production. The minister believes that the target for reducing production is still not reached. According to him, this point of view is shared by all OPEC members.

The state news agency of Syria SANA reports that the central regions of Damascus were under the militants’ mortars fire. As a result, two local residents were killed and several others received shrapnel wounds. It is noted that the shells exploded on the al-Abbasin square. Presumably, the fire came from the area of Jobar, the last district of Damascus, which remains under control of the opposition.