Israeli army strikes Syria
1 Israel — Syria The Israeli military destroyed a Syrian air defense installation — the Israeli Defense Forces reported. According to the Israeli military — their warplane was performing a «routine flight in the north of Israel» when the Syrian air defense installation opened fire upon it. It was stated that «anti-aircraft missile fell on the Syrian territory», and the Israeli warplane «completed its mission as planned». The Israeli Defense Forces «hit the AA installation from which the missile was launched» — TASS reports. Syrian State TV channel »Syria-TV» reported about an Israeli missile attack on the village of Tell al-Shaar, in the province of Quneitra. The report mentioned «the wounded, and a damaged unit of military equipment»
2 Austria The government led by Sebastian Kurtz will be dismissed on Tuesday — the Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen announced. The new Chancellor’s Office and the temporary Cabinet will be headed by the Vice Chancellor Hartwig Leger — TASS reports. Hartwig Leger will represent Austria at the EU summit, planned in Brussels on Tuesday evening. The Austrian Parliament passed a vote of no confidence to Sebastian Kurtz after the scandal, related to the former Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache. At the same time, the ‘Austrian People’s Party’, headed by Sebastian Kurtz, won the elections to the European Parliament from Austria.
3 China China, concerned with the possible new sanctions from the United States, stopped buying oil from Iran — The Wall Street Journal reports while citing their sources from the Iranian oil industry. India, Turkey, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Greece and Italy also stopped buying oil from Iran. Earlier, Washington warned that the sanctions would apply to other countries that would still continue the oil business with Tehran. The temporary exemptions have been introduced for 7 states. Also for Taiwan, China, India, Turkey, South Korea and Japan, which continued to buy Iranian oil until April of this year. At the end of April, the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the exemptions will expire on 2nd of May, 2019. From that day, the purchase of oil by the mentioned countries was forbidden.
4 Syria The Syrian troops repelled a major terrorist attack from Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, the former Jabhat Al-Nusra, and inflicted significant losses on the terrorists — the head of the Russian Center for the Reconciliation of the Warring Parties in Syria, Viktor Kupchishin, announced. The terrorists launched an offensive against the positions of the Syrian troops in the area of the city of Kafr Nbud. The attack involved «450 terrorists, 7 tanks, 5 IFVs, and 12 pickups with heavy machine guns». In addition, the terrorists fired from 3 MLRS. The attack came from 2 directions — TASS reports. As a result of the battle — the terrorists lost 3 tanks, 2 MLRS, 1 IFV, 6 pickups with heavy machine guns, and about 100 men.