Breaking News, 22nd of October, 2018
Reporters of ANNA NEWS report from Syria with a reference to SANA agency: In the province of Homs, terrorists attacked a bus transporting workers from the Al-Walid spinning company. As a result — the driver was killed and 6 people were injured. A reporter of SANA also reported that this exact terrorist group blew up several buildings in the districts of Al-Inshaat and Ashira in the city of Homs. After laying land-mines in the buildings of the Nazekhin district, the terrorists placed car wheels on the roofs and set them on fire so that everything looked as if the government forces were shelling the city. The reporter believes that the footage of that event will be transferred to one of the western TV channels.
Syrian authorities consider the actions of the US Air Forces, performed in the Syrian province of Rakka, as a genocide — the Syrian Foreign Ministry announced. This statement refers to the events of the year of 2017, when the International Coalition and the Kurdish units were able to seize the city after a long bloody assault. According to the Syrian Foreign Ministry, the coalition forces provided the terrorists with an opportunity to leave the city, which led to the extension of the war. The ministry noted that 80% of the buildings in the city were destroyed. The exact number of casualties among the local population has not been established so far.
Donald Trump intends to enhance the customs duties against China, TASS reports with a reference to ‘Axios’. The publication reports that Donald Trump is (fo-kest) focused on the levers of pressure rather than on the details of a possible agreement with China. According to Donald Trump, the longer the new tariffs take their effect — the more opportunities the US will have to influence China. Donald Trump believes that the trade war is still «at the very beginning.» «We are strong and they are weak,» said Donald Trump, who believes that the increased pressure will force China to sit down at the negotiating table.
US Senator Robert Menendez said that the exit from the INF Treaty threatens the United States with further isolation, and creates a threat to the national security of the country and its closest allies in Europe, TASS reports. According to the senator, instead of working within this agreement, Donald Trump “gives a political victory” to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Robert Menendez called Donald Trump’s decision «rash and short-sighted.» He accused Donald Trump of “internationally isolating the United States even more” and taking “one-sided actions” that threaten American “closest allies”. According to the senator, the Congress should «limit» the White House in the ability of «destroying arms control agreements.»
General Joseph Votel, the head of the Central Command of the US Armed Forces, commented on the attack of the US-led coalition on a mosque in the city of al-Sousse in Syria. Allegedly the mosque was a command post of ISIS. About 10 terrorists were killed. Joseph Votel said that the attack was not made from a hasty decision, TASS reports while referring ‘Associated Press’. The coalition does not comment on the reports about the death of civilians. The statement says that every “credible” report about civilian deaths is now being investigated. On Thursday, the international coalition, led by the United States, launched air strikes on the homes of residents of Al-Sousse in the province of Deir ez-Zor, as well as Osman bin Affan and Omar ben Yasar mosques. As a result — about 50 civilians were killed.
Reporters of ANNA NEWS report from Syria with a reference to a military source: On the South-west of Aleppo, skirmishes took place between the Syrian army and the Islamists. The terrorists once again initiated clashes on the line of demarcation. In return, the government forces attacked military targets of the radicals around the village of Zimar.
Constantine Reztsov, specially for ANNA NEWS.