Fierce clashes in Idlib
The «Al Arabiya» TV reported that on Monday, the Turkish army and the forces of the so-called ‘armed Syrian opposition’ launched an attack on the positions of the Syrian army in the Idlib province. According to the ‘Al Arabiya’ TV — the Turkish forces and the Syrian opposition launched a ground offensive operation in the direction of the city of Neyrab. The ‘Al Arabiya’ TV specified that there are «violent clashes between the attackers and the Syrian government forces».
2 Russia — Turkey
The Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced that Moscow and Ankara are preparing a new series of consultations on the situation in the Syrian province of Idlib. He expressed his hope that the consultations would help Moscow and Ankara to reach «An agreement on how to ensure that the ‘de-escalation zone’ stands true to its name, and how to prevent the terrorists from controlling it”. According to Sergey Lavrov — the Turkish military near Idlib understands that the fighting in the de-escalation zone is being waged against the terrorists. He also underlined that Russia considers the hints from the US about the possibility of establishing a dialogue with the terrorist group ‘Jebhat al-Nusra’ in Idlib to be unacceptable.
The representative of the German Foreign Ministry, Maria Adebar, stated that the German Foreign Ministry is aware of the actions of the terrorist groups in the Syrian province of Idlib, but «the fight against the terrorist groups can’t be waged to the detriment of the civilian population.» “We insist on a cessation of the hostilities, on a truce, and on an access to the humanitarian aid” — said Maria Adebar. She underlined that Germany remains in contact with Russia and Turkey on the issue of achieving a truce in Idlib.
4 The Gaza Strip — Israel
The IDF press service reported that the Israeli air defense system ‘Iron Dome’ intercepted 12 out of 14 missiles that were launched on Monday, by the Palestinian radicals from the Gaza Strip, at Israel. It was also reported that in response to the launches made from the Gaza Strip — the Israeli military attacked the positions of the radical Palestinian group ‘Islamic Jihad’. Earlier, the IDF press service reported that on Monday night, «the Israeli Air Force attacked the terrorist targets located south from Damascus, as well as dozens of ‘Islamic Jihad’ targets all over the Gaza Strip». The ‘SANA’ news agency reported that the Syrian air defense forces repelled a missile attack on Damascus. Most missiles were shot down before they reached their targets.
During the 43rd session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, on Monday, the head of the Libyan Government of the National Accord, Faiz Sarraj, accused the commander of the Libyan National Army, Khalifa Haftar, of making a difficult humanitarian situation in the country. Faiz Sarraj underlined that Libya is currently «going through emergency circumstances». Constantine Reztsov, specially for ANNA NEWS.