A missile attack on a military airfield in Syria
The SANA news agency reported that the Syrian air defenses repelled a missile attack on a military airfield in the east of the province of Homs. The air strikes were carried out by the Israeli Air Force planes from the Al-Tanf border area, where an American base is located. The T-4 military airfield, located in the east of the province of Homs, was hit. The Syrian air defenses opened fire on the enemy targets, and they hit most of the missiles — the SANA quoted their source in the Syrian high command. It was noted that only material damage was inflicted. There were no casualties among the personnel.
The ‘SANA’ news agency reported that a land mine exploded near the settlement of Al-Hamra, in the north-east of the Syrian province of Hama. It was reported that 1 civilian was killed, 15 were injured. According to the SANA — the mine was planted by the terrorists. No other details were reported.
The ‘SANA’ news agency reported while citing a military source that the Israeli Air Force attacked Syrian army positions to the south from Damascus. As a result of the air attack — 2 soldiers were killed, and 7 were injured. «The aggressive attack was carried out from the Mount Hermon and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. The Syrian air defense forces managed to shot down several incoming enemy missiles» — the source reported. The ‘Al Hadath’ TV reported that the Israeli missile air strike targeted the weapons depots of the Shiia groups, located in the area of the Damascus International Airport
Protests took place in the Lebanese capital, Beirut. The ‘TASS’ news agency reported that the riot police used tear gas against the activists in the downtown Beirut. The protesters tried to reach the parliamentary palace at Place Etoile. There were casualties on both sides during the clashes — the wounded were taken by the Lebanese Red Cross vehicles. Earlier, the protesters peacefully gathered at the Place de Martír to demand early parliamentary elections and the democratization of the Lebanese system of the confessional governance. The protesters expressed their opposition to the appointment of Mustafa Adeeb as the prime minister, who was tasked by the president, Michel Aoun, to form a new government on Monday. The police clashed with the demonstrators on Tuesday in the ‘Ras al Nabaa’ district, near the residence of the French ambassador. The police used batons to move the activists out from the road.
A massive protest action, «the great people’s uprising», took place in the capital of Bulgaria, Sofia. The protest actions took place on the first day of the work of the Bulgarian parliament, after the summer holidays. The TASS news agency reported that the protesters pelted the police, placed around the parliament building, with various objects. There were 3 casualties reported, including 2 policemen. A random young man was also injured — a bottle thrown at the police hit him. An ambulance took him away. The police used tear gas and started to arrest people. It was noted that several thousand people gathered for the protest. For the 56th day they demand the resignation of the government, headed by the Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, and the chief prosecutor, Ivan Geshev. It was reported that a nightly police blockade was placed around the new parliament building. The building was once a party house, now it is being used by the MPs to gather for the first time after the extensive renovation. It was underlined that the President of Bulgaria, Rumen Radev, and the Vice-President, Iliyana Yotova, freely passed through the protesters — they were greeted with cheers.
The ‘Die Welt’ reported while citing their sources that the EU won’t include the President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, on the sanctions list. Germany, France and Italy opposed the imposition of such sanctions. In the opinion of those countries, «despite all the circumstances, the communication channels with Lukashenko should be kept open. His inclusion in the black list would mean a complete cessation of the dialogue with Minsk». The introduction of the sanctions against the President of Belarus was mostly supported by the Baltic countries and Poland. Earlier the US Permanent Representative to the OSCE, James Gilmore, stated in an interview to the ‘Foreign Policy’ that Alexander Lukashenko needs to be convinced that in the current circumstances he can’t be the president. James Gilmore underlined that he remains «deeply concerned» with a possible intervention of Russia in Belarus in order to support Lukashenko. Constantine Reztsov, specially for ANNA NEWS.