Attack on fuel trucks in Syria
The ’Al-Hadath’ TV reported that several oil tankers with Syrian oil were destroyed as a result of rocket and artillery strikes near the city of Jerabulus, near the Syrian-Turkish border. Warehouses with oil products in the border villages of Hamran and Tarkhib were attacked as well. It was noted that the pro-Turkish groups of the Syrian opposition had casualties. The ’Anadolu’ news agency reported that the Turkish Defense Ministry has accused Syria of launching a missile attack on two settlements in the Ankara-controlled part of the Aleppo province. It was noted that Turkey has notified Russia of the need to prevent such attacks from Syria.
On Monday, the UK Foreign Ministry expanded the sanctions list on Syria. The list included the head of the Syrian Foreign Ministry, Faisal Mikdad. The document was published on the UK Foreign Ministry website. The list also includes 5 more officials, including the commander of the Syrian National Guard, and a personal adviser to the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
3 Syria — Russia
First Deputy Chairman of the Defense Committee of the Russian Parliament, Andrei Krasov, announced that 112 Russian servicemen were killed during the military operation in Syria. He announced these figures during the round table of the Russian Parliament’s Committee on the Health Protection. The event was dedicated to the military medicine.
The ’Bakhtar’ news agency reported that the ’Taliban’ have rejected a new peace plan for Afghanistan, proposed by Washington. The ’Bakhtar’ refers to the official spokesman of the Taliban’s political office, Naim Wardak. According to him, the idea of forming an interim government with the participation of all interested parties is unacceptable — it won’t solve the problems of Afghanistan. «Transitional governments were created after the American occupations. None of them solved the local problems» — Naim Wardak explained. The ’Bakhtar’ noted that Washington’s plan was previously rejected by the Afghan government. The ’Taliban’ still demands to pull out the foreign troops from Afghanistan according to the agreement with the USA, reached in Doha in February 2020.
5 Afghanistan — the USA
’The New York Times’ reported while citing their sources in the USA, Europe, and Afghanistan, that there are about 3,500 American troops in Afghanistan, despite the official number of 2,500 servicemen. It was noted that the presence of a part of the military on the territory of Afghanistan is unofficial. The ’New York Times’ added that it is a normal practice to underestimate the number of the US servicemen deployed overseas, and the information about the US troops in many countries is classified. A Pentagon spokesman told to ’The New York Times’ that only 2,500 US troops are stationed in Afghanistan.
The Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov stated at a briefing after the talks with the Swedish Foreign Minister and the current OSCE Chairwoman, Ann Linde, that Azerbaijan, in accordance with the obligations, handed over all PoWs to Armenia. He added that Azerbaijan began to transfer the PoWs before Armenia, during the war. While speaking about the Armenian servicemen, currently held by Azerbaijan, Jeyhun Bayramov explained that they aren’t considered PoWs since they weren’t detained during the recent war. Constantine Reztsov, specially for the ANNA NEWS.