Israel hits the Hamas
The IDF reported on Twitter that on Wednesday night the IDF bombed military targets of the radical Palestinian movement «Hamas» in the Gaza Strip. The air strike was a response to the launch of a rocket at Israel. «In response to a rocket launched from the Gaza Strip at Israel tonight, the IDF fighters and attack helicopters hit a workshop where such rockets were made, and also a Hamas military post» — the statement reported.
The Saudi Press Agency reported while citing their source in the Saudi Energy Ministry that on Thursday one of the oil products distribution station in Saudi Arabia was attacked. The attack took place at about 21:00, in Jizan. A fire broke out at one of the fuel storage facilities. No-one was injured. Earlier, the ’Al Arabiya’ TV reported that on Thursday, the Saudi air defense forces intercepted 7 drones with bombs, launched by the rebels from the Yemeni movement ’Ansar Allah’. It was reported that the target of the attacks were 2 universities in the provinces of Najran and Jizan, as well as the settlement of Khamis Mushait. The ’Sky News Arabia’ TV reported that the ’Ansar Allah’ also fired a ballistic missile from Sana’a, but the missile fell in the Yemeni province of Jawf. The spokesman of the ’Ansar Allah’, Brigadier General Yahya Saria, announced the start of new attacks on the territory of Saudi Arabia — the ’Al-Masirah’ TV quoted his words. Several sites of the Saudi ’Aramco’ oil company were reportedly attacked. The attacks were carried out by 12 UAVs and 8 missiles. Another 6 UAVs attacked the military targets in the Saudi provinces of Asir and Najran. Yahya Saria announced that the ’Ansar Allah’ will carry out their operations as long as the blockade of Yemen continues.
The ’CNN Turk TV’ reported that Russian and Turkish Defense Ministers, Sergei Shoigu and Hulusi Akar, held telephone conversations on Thursday. During the constructive negotiations, the Turkish Defense Minister reported about the violations of the ’Memorandum of Understanding on the Syrian province of Idlib’. The parties agreed to take measures. The Russian Defense Ministry reported that «the heads of the military departments discussed the situation in Syria in detail while paying attention to the interaction within the framework of a joint commission, made to consider issues related to violations of the ceasefire, as well as other topics of mutual interest».
During the meeting at the final board of the Russian Guard, the head of the Russian Guard, Viktor Zolotov, announced that the Russian Guards have completed about 10,000 different combat missions in Syria. «Currently the servicemen of the National Guard have completed about 10,000 tasks in Syria together with the Russian military police» — Viktor Zolotov explained and added that the Russian Guard has been performing tasks in Syria since 2018. During this time, about 6,000 Russian Guardsmen gained combat experience. The press service of the Russian Guard explained that the servicemen provide medical aid to the locals, provide them with water and food, and also protect the humanitarian supplies.
During the meeting of the NATO foreign ministers in Brussels, the US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, stated at the beginning that the American troops will leave Afghanistan only after an agreement with the NATO allies. He added that he came to the meeting for consultations. «When the right time comes, we will leave together. We are united with the NATO allies in this matter» — the ’TASS’ news agency quoted Blinken. The ’TASS’ added that one of the main topics of discussion at the meeting of the foreign ministers of 30 NATO countries, which takes place on 23rd and 24th of March in Brussels, is the discussion of the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan. The ministers will discuss the possibility of pulling the NATO troops from Afghanistan after almost 20 years of hostilities.
The Russian Foreign Ministry stated that the USA didn’t accept the proposal of Vladimir Putin to hold a videoconference with Joe Biden on 19th or 22nd of March, in an open mode, in order to discuss the accumulated problems and issues of the strategic stability. The ministry noted that Washington missed yet another opportunity to «find a way out of the dead end in the Russian-American relations that was caused by Washington». Earlier, Joe Biden stated that the contacts between the leaders of the two countries will take place at some stage in the future. The White House deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre stated that the US president will meet with the Russian president when the time is right. Constantine Reztsov, specially for the ANNA NEWS.