18 000 refugees were evacuated from the ‘Rukban’ camp
«More than 18,000 refugees were evacuated from the ‘Rukban’ camp in Syria thanks to the actions of the Syrian government and the Russian assistance» — said Yuri Borenkov, the head of the Russian Center for the Reconciliation of the warring parties and for the monitoring of the movement of the refugees. He noted that «the conditions, created by the Syrian government, contribute to the return of the refugees to their places of residence» — RIA NEWS reports.
2 the Gaza Strip
The Israeli military resumed the airstrikes on the Gaza Strip in response to several missiles, launched from the enclave — the IDF announced on Twitter. This escalation at the border line of the Palestinian enclave is the largest over the recent months. It took place after the Israeli Air Force killed the commander of the Palestinian ‘Islamic Jihad’ group in Gaza. The mutual shelling has been going on since Tuesday.
The Russian military police have secured the airport near the village of Metras in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo. The US forces used the airport to supply their own bases, and to deliver military cargo to the so-called «moderate opposition». Recently, the airport came under control of the Syrian government. The military base was abandoned by the US military on Wednesday. The Russian military helicopters were relocated to the airport in order to prevent the US from attacking the runway.
The Georgian television channel «First» reported that the protesters spent an entire night in the tents, set up on the roadway of the ‘Rustaveli Avenue’, near the parliament building. The protests began due to the fact that the Georgian parliament wasn’t able to adopt the amendments to the constitution which would change the parliamentary elections from a mixed system to proportional. The protesters demand the formation of an interim government, and the holding of early parliamentary elections on a proportional basis.