Military police arrived in Syria
The Russian Ministry of Defense reported about the transfer of 300 military policemen to Syria from Chechnya. According to the ministry, the policemen flew from an airfield in North Ossetia. They will help to pull the Kurdish troops out from the border area with Turkey. Also they will be engaged in the public safety, and the maintenance of the law and order. According to the agreements of the presidents of Russia and Turkey, Vladimir Putin and Recep Erdogan, starting from noon on Thursday — the Russian military police and the Syrian border service will be send to the Syrian side of the border with Turkey, right outside the zone of the operation «Source of Peace». After the Kurdish forces leave the area — the joint patrol of the area by the Russian and Turkish military will take place within 10 kilometers of the Turkish-Syrian border, with the exception of the city of Kamyshly.
«After the negotiations of the presidents of Russia and Turkey in the city of Sochi, the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced the termination of the Turkish military operation in the north-east of Syria» — Interfax reports. “It is being canceled. Everything will depend on how much the agreements will be implemented, including the ones on the withdrawal of the Kursdish military forces” — the Russian minister explained. He added that the agreements, reached at the talks between the presidents of Russia and Turkey, provide «the cessation of the operation, which caused such a controversial reaction in the world, and what is very important — it provides the presence of the Syrian border guards on the border.» «This is what we were talking about for a long time, and we underlined that the solution to the situation of the Kurds and their problems is impossible without regaining the control over the entire length of the Syrian border by the legitimate government of Syria» — he concluded.
The military exercises of the countries of the Collective Security Treaty Organization “Unbreakable Brotherhood-2019” will start in Tajikistan on 21st of October — »RIA NEWS» reports with a reference to the press service of the Russian Central Military District. It was noted that the exercises will be held from 21st to 29th of October, in two stages. During the first stage, the rapid deployment troops of the Central Asian region will carry out a counter-terrorist operation aimed to destroy and block off the units of illegal armed groups. The military of Russia, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan will take part in that stage. At the second stage, it is planned to carry out a peacekeeping operation in the Central Asian region of the collective security. Two more military contingents will join this stage — the servicemen from Armenia and Belarus.
Donald Trump, during a meeting of his office in the White House, announced the taking of the oil fields in north of Syria «under the protection» of the USA. While commenting on the fate of the oil fields in north of Syria after the withdrawal of US troops from the region, and the start of the Turkish military operation, Donald Trump announced: “We have taken the oil under protection” — TASS reports. “If you remember, I opposed the invasion of Iraq. I was a civilian, and didn’t have an authority in this matter. However, I have always opposed the invasion of Iraq. This was not the best solution. But I also always said: “If you are invading — leave the oil to yourself!” — the same logic is here” — he explained. Donald Trump didn’t rule out that a large American company could be engaged in the oil production in north of Syria.
2 people died during the new protests in Baghdad — TASS reports while citing the ‘Sky News Arabia’. According to the channel — several thousand protesters gathered on Friday morning in Tahrir Square, in central Baghdad. The crowd moved towards the Al-Jumkhuriya bridge, leading to the «green zone» — the carefully guarded area in which the foreign embassies and government agencies are located. The protesters tried to break through the cordons of the security forces. They were stopped and pushed back to the square. The law enforcement officers actively used tear gas. About 90 people were injured. According to the Ministry of the Internal Affairs — 60 officers were injured during the riots.