The Global Thunder strategic nuclear forces exercises began in the United States. In the course of the exercises the global strike tactics and anti-ballistic missile defense will be worked out. According to the official representative of USA STRATCOM Brian Maguire, the US warned Russia about the exercises. The scenario includes various strategic threats for the US and uses all the capabilities of STRATCOM. During the exercises, the capabilities of space forces, surveillance and reconnaissance systems, global strike systems and anti-missile defense will be involved.
The Syrian Army has discovered a large explosive factory used by ISIS in the north-west of Homs province. The plant was located in the Jubb al-Jarrah area, in the liberated territories of the former Akerbat cauldron. It was abandoned by the militants after the Syrian army’s troops took control of this region.
The Commander of the Libyan National Army, Marshal Khalifa Haftar, ordered to investigate into the circumstances of the death of 36 people. Their bodies were discovered near Benghazi. According to a number of media outlets, the dead were Haftar’s political opponents, and were killed by the units under his control. The internationally recognized Libyan government, which is against LNA in Tripoli, also announced its own investigation.
How likely is that the Ukranian scenario will repeat in Catalonia? The German media are sure that Madrid will act against the separatists with the most stringent measures while the Parliament of Catalonia make warlike statements: «This is a declaration of war! We are going to war! «The Germans are predicting the beginning of the ATO this weekend. The dissolution of the Parliament and the anouncement of new elections in Catalonia, exacerbated the confrontation between Madrid and Barcelona to the limit. Disorders and violence are predicted not only by German, but also by Spanish think tanks and politicians.
The President of Russia Vladimir Putin will meet with his colleagues from Azerbaijan and Iran on November 1. The meeting will be held within the framework of the regional summit in Tehran. As expected, the topic of bilateral meetings will be the issues of interstate cooperation, as well as the situation in the region.
During the past day the Armed Forces of Ukraine shelled the positions of the People’s Militia of the LPR eight times. Slavyanoserbsk, Frunze, Khoroshoe, Kalinovo-Borshchevatoe, Kalinovka and Zhelobok were subjected to shelling by means of mortars, grenade launchers and small arms.