Battles for the Afghan province of Jowzjan
The deputy head of the Russian Center for the Reconciliation of the Warring Parties in Syria, Rear Admiral Vadim Kulit, stated that the terrorists fired at a settlement in the province of Hama. As a result of the mortar shelling, 1 civilian was killed, 2 were injured. 33 attacks of the ’Jebhat al-Nusra’ group took place in the Idlib DMZ, and in the provinces of Latakia, Aleppo and Hama.
2 Armenia — Azerbaijan
The Armenian Defense Ministry reported that Azerbaijani forces opened fire with small arms at the Armenian positions near the village of Yeraskh, on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border. A fire broke out as a result. It was noted that «as a result of the retaliatory actions of the Armenian troops the enemy fire was suppressed. There were no casualties on the Armenian side» — end of quote.
The Afghan Defense Ministry reported on Twitter that over the past day, the Afghan military killed 406 Taliban terrorists. 209 terrorists were wounded. The Afghan forces conducted operations in 17 provinces of the country.
The Taliban have entered the capital of the province of Jowzjan, north of Afghanistan. The fighting is going on outside the city — the local mass media reported. The Afghan Defense Ministry added that 40 Taliban terrorists were killed in the battles outside the city. 15 were detained. The military captured some weapons and ammo. The Taliban announced that they have taken over the local police HQ, and are close to the governor’s office. It was reported that the Taliban entered the administrative center of the Nimroz province, and captured most of the city.
5 Lebanon — Israel
About 19 rockets were fired from Lebanon at Israel. The IDF intercepted 10 rockets. 3 rockets couldn’t fly over the border, the rest exploded in an empty area. The Shia movement ’Hezbollah’ claimed the responsibility for the attack. It was noted that the operation was carried out in a response to the air strikes of the Israeli air force on Thursday.
6 The USA — Ukraine
The US State Secretary Anthony Blinken stated during a meeting with the Ukrainian Foreign Minister, Dmytrii Kuleba, and the head of the Ukrainian presidential office, Andrey Yermak, that the USA will continue to help Ukraine to counter the «external aggression», and implement the reforms. The parties discussed the possibilities for deepening the cooperation between the two countries during the upcoming visit of the Ukrainian president Vladimir Zelensky to Washington.
Constantine Reztsov, specially for the ANNA NEWS