US operation in the Syrian province of Idlib
1 the USA
The US State Department announced that the US operation in the Syrian province of Idlib was »an accurate and precise” response to the leaders of the Al-Qaeda-related groups that are “responsible for planning of attacks that threaten the US citizens, their partners, and the local civilians» — RIA NEWS reports. Earlier, the Russian Center for the Reconciliation of the warring parties announced that the American troops carried out an attack in the province of Idlib, without a warning to Russia and Turkey. The Syrian army recently announced a ceasefire in this de-escalation zone. The Russian military reported that the American strike led to casualties and destruction, and it damaged the ceasefire. The US State Department responded that the Russian mass media is distributing «inaccurate statements instead of reporting about the humanitarian crisis that is being escalated by the Assad regime, and its allies.»
2 South Korea
By the year of 2021, the Command of the Joint Forces of the South Korea and the United States will be transferred from Seoul to the »Camp Humphries» in the city of Phenthek, which is located 70 kilometers away from the South Korean capital — KBS TV reports. The related plan will be approved in late October — early November. Such decision is associated with the possibility of a transfer of the operational control over South Korean troops to Seoul, during a war time, in 2022, TASS reports. The DPRK had previously warned the Pentagon about the destruction of the US bases in South Korea. It was the reaction of Pyongyang to the Pentagon’s decision to transfer the command of the 8th Army of the US Armed Forces, which was located in Seoul, to the port city of Phenthek.
3 Israel — Lebanon
Israel fired about 100 mortar shells at Lebanon in response to a missile attack — Interfax reports while citing a statement of the Israeli army. According to the IDF spokesman — 2 or 3 anti-tank missiles were launched from Lebanon at Israel. One of the missiles hit an army vehicle. Another one hit an army post near the border. None of the Israeli servicemen were injured during the attack. The Lebanese group ‘Hezbollah’ claimed the responsibility for the attack on the Israeli territory.
4 the Persian
Gulf The UK is planning to deploy drones in the Persian Gulf due to the detention of a tanker that sailed under the UK flag — TASS reports while citing the Sky News. According to the Sky News — the UK may relocate their UAVs from Kuwait, which are currently flying over Syria and Iraq. According to the Sky News — an observation mission will be organized in order to assist the British warships that escort the tankers, sailing under the UK flag, across the Strait of Hormuz.