A terrorist attack in Damascus || Breaking News, 20th of January, 2019
A terrorist attack took place in the southern district of Damascus — SANA agency reports. The explosion occurred on a large highway. There are wounded, but their precise number is currently unknown.
The Arab coalition, led by Saudi Arabia, attacked the positions of the Houthis in Yemen in the north-west of Sana’a. The coalition attacked the camp of the 1st armored division to the north of the city, the Houthis missile defense systems in the Jadar area in Sana’a, and the Duleymi air base. The training camp near the presidential house was hit as well.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Syria sent a message to the UN Security Council with a demand to stop the air attacks of the international coalition forces on the settlements in the province of Deir ez-Zor. The message underlines that the victims of the daily air strikes are civilians. The airstrike on the village of Al Baghuz-Tahtani, which took lives of more than 20 people, including women and children, was brought as an example. The Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs underlines that the air attack was carried out when a group of civilians was trying to get out of the ISIS-controlled area.
Donald Trump proposed a plan to end the shutdown. The plan involves the allocation of $ 5.7 billions of dollars, by the Congress, for the construction of a wall on the border with Mexico — in exchange for the extension of the protection program against the deportation of the children of the illegal migrants for the next 3 years, and the protection against the deportation of the »temporary protected» migrants. However, given the leaks from the mass media, the Democrats have already rejected the proposals of the president even before he could voice them officially.
The death toll of the yesterday’s explosion of a pipeline in Mexico went up to 76 people — the local media reported while citing the state government. More than 70 people remain injured.
The issue of the creation of the constitutional committee of Syria will be in the center of attention during the planned negotiations in Moscow with the participation of the special envoy of the UN Secretary General — Geir Pedersen, during the next week. This was announced on Friday, during a press conference, by UN Secretary-General António Guterres. “I just spoke with him on the phone. He held constructive consultations in Damascus with the government and the opposition. He will go to Moscow and, of course, the issue of the constitutional committee will be at the center of the discussion” — said António Guterres. He underlined that the UN doesn’t have any timeframe for the start of the work of the constitutional committee. “We currently have no time frame for this. But we would like this to happen as soon as possible» — António Guterres concluded