An air strike on the migrant camp in Libya
As a result of the air strike on the center of the accommodation of migrants in the suburbs of the Libyan capital Tripoli, at least 40 people were killed, about 80 were injured — Interfax reports while citing the Associated Press. As the ‘France-Presse’ agency reported — the representatives of the migrant accommodation center in the suburbs of Tripoli, in the town of Tajura, claimed that the forces of the Libyan National Army, commanded by the Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, are behind the air attack. On Monday, the Libyan National Army announced an aerial bombardment of their targets in the city of Tripoli after they failed to capture the capital.
On Monday night, the Syrian air defenses repelled a missile attack on the cities of Damascus and Homs — TASS reports while citing the SANA agency. According to the SANA — the missiles were launched by Israeli military aircraft from Lebanese airspace. As a result of the missile attack — 4 people were killed, over 20 were injured in the countryside near the city of Damascus. As Reuters reported — the representatives of the Israeli Defense Forces declined to comment the event. The Israeli Air Forces periodically attack their target sites in Syria on which, according to them, the fighters of the Shia Hezbollah movement that support Damascus, and the Iranian military advisers are located.
Donald Trump announced that he will maintain ‘an intelligence presence’ in Afghanistan, even though he wants to completely withdraw the US military from the country for a while by now — Interfax reports. He noted that the United States need to significantly reduce the number of their military in Afghanistan. In December, Donald Trump’s administration announced their plans to pull the American troops from Afghanistan. This proposal was opposed by the Republican senators. The terrorist organization ‘Taliban’ also insists on the withdrawal of the US troops from Afghanistan. At the end of June, the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the United States are about to sign an agreement with the Taliban representatives.
Russian warships of the Black Sea Fleet began their planned exercises in the Black Sea, in which the NATO naval forces are currently conducting naval exercises «Sea Breeze-2019» — the information department of the Black Sea Fleet, which is a part of the press service of the Russian Southern Military District, reported. The Russian exercises involve 10 warships. Large landing craft «Azov» and «Caesar Kunikov», small missile warships «Orekhovo-Zuyevo» and «Mirage», as well as missile speedboats and some other vessels. At the final stage of the exercises, the crews will conduct missile and artillery firing. At the same time, the Black Sea Fleet warships continue to monitor the activities of the NATO warships in the north-western part of the Black Sea.
The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called the possible US refusal to deliver the fifth-generation F-35 fighter jets to Turkey a “robbery” — TASS reports while citing the NTV. “If you have a client that pays regularly — how can you not give him what he wants? This is a robbery. We have paid $1.4 billions of dollars by now. Our military staff and pilots have completed their training. 4 aircraft have been delivered to us while the rest were not» — he underlined. The diplomatic relations between Ankara and Washington got worse since the Turkish purchase of the Russian S-400 AA missile systems. Earlier, Washington warned Ankara that in the case of the purchase of those systems — the United States may refuse to sell the F-35s to Turkey.
Juan Guaydo, the leader of the Venezuelan opposition, announced that he is ready for a dialogue with the Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. He also expressed his willingness to cooperate with Russia. Juan Guaydo said on-air of the TV channel «France 24» that the opposition «can negotiate with the dictator.» However, he spoke in favor of continuing the demonstrations, and applying the diplomatic pressure on Caracas — TASS reports. Juan Guaydo also noted Norway’s intermediary role in the resolution of the crisis in Venezuela. However, he stated that the negotiations went nowhere.
Constantine Reztsov, specially for ANNA NEWS.