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The USA are closing the military base in Al-Tanf in Syria

As it become known to ANNA NEWS Agency — Kurdish armed forces are still constructing their fortifications in the north of Syria. The “Syrian Democratic Forces” relocated heavy weaponry and military equipment to the city of Kobani, located in the north-eastern part of the region. They are preparing to stop a possible offensive operation of the Turkish army. Ankara declared a threat to the Turkish national security that comes from the radicals of the «Kurdistan Workers Party» and their allied groups. Turkey also declared that the US forces failed to follow the «Manbij Agreement». According to the agreements, reached after the negotiations between the representatives of the two countries, the United States were supposed to pull the Kurdish troops out from the Manbij area.

US President Donald Trump ordered to pull out a part of the US forces from Afghanistan, Interfax reported while citing the Wall Street Journal. Sources of the Wall Street Journal noted that the US military contingent in Afghanistan is planned to be reduced by about 7,000 servicemen in the coming weeks. Currently there are 14,000 of US troops located in Afghanistan. The Wall Street Journal notes that the decision to reduce the contingent in Afghanistan almost coincided with the announcement of the withdrawal of 2,000 of US troops from Syria.

»A group of British Special Airborne Service operates near the town of Gorlovka — they are trying to kidnap the commanders and soldiers of the DPR militia.» — This statement was made by the head of the press service of the People’s Militia of the DPR, Daniil Bezsonov. The captured DPR militiamen will be presented to the wide public as Russian soldiers.

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko announced that the Ukrainian forces are sending assault troops to the coast of the Azov and Black Seas. «Air assault troops are being deployed with the use of our aircraft, in particular — the 95th brigade, which will enhance the defense of the coast of the Azov and Black Seas» — RIA NEWS quotes his words. Petro Poroshenko also noted that «The State Border Service, the National Guard, the police, and the Security Service of Ukraine were involved as well — the aforementioned services entered the emergency service mode».

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