Airstrikes on Syria
7 people were killed in terrorist attacks on the checkpoints and government camps in the south of the Central African Republic, near the border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo — the ’France-Presse’ reported with a reference to a representative of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic. The details of the attacks were not reported. It was also not reported from which side the reported losses were recorded.
The Syrian news agency ’SANA’ reported that a child was killed as a result of one of the airstrikes carried out by the US Air Force in the border region of Iraq and Syria. 3 civilians were injured. According to the SANA, the airstrikes were carried out in the Deir ez-Zor province, in east of Syria. The ’Al Arabiya TV’ reported that 7 fighters of the Iraqi Shiia militia ’Al-Hashd al-Shaabi’ were killed as a result of the airstrikes. A statement from the Shiia militia group stated that 4 fighters were killed. Several UAVs and heavy weapons depots were damaged.
The US military base, located in the oil-rich area of Al-Omar, in the north-eastern Syrian province of Deir ez-Zor, was attacked with rockets — the Syrian news agency ’SANA’ reported. Colonel Wayne Marotto, the spokesman for the US-led international anti-terrorist coalition, confirmed the attack on Twitter. It was noted that no injuries were reported after the attack. He added that the US forces opened artillery fire on the launch positions in response to the shelling.
The Pentagon spokesman John Kirby stated that the US airstrikes in Syria and Iraq were targeted at facilities, related to the armed groups that recently used UAVs. John Kirby noted that the air strikes were delivered precisely. He declined to clarify if there were casualties after the air attacks. According to him, the US Armed Forces continue to assess the consequences of the air strikes. John Kirby added that the USA don’t seek to escalate the tensions, and the USA aren’t interested in the persistence of violence in Iraq or Syria.
Colonel Wayne Marotto, a spokesman for the US-led international anti-terrorist coalition, stated that the US troops were not harmed by the attack on the military base in Deir ez-Zor province. He added that the US military «responded with counter-battery fire at the positions from which the rocket attacks were conducted, and with 1 air-to-surface missile ’Hellfire’ launched from a UAV. As a result — 1 hostile was wounded». The Pentagon spokesman John Kirby stated that the US authorities «assume that the rockets were fired by a pro-Iranian group, or groups.»
A thermal power plant in Iraq was attacked with rockets, the local mass media reported. The attack on the power plant, located near the city of Samarra, in the province of Salah al-Din, 125 km north of Baghdad, was performed from MLRS. No casualties were reported. The ISIS has claimed the responsibility for the attack. A section of high-voltage lines on the east from Baghdad was disabled as a result of the attack. Constantine Reztsov, specially for the ANNA NEWS