Shelling of a patrol in Syria // Russian servicemen got injured


The Russian Center for the Reconciliation of the Warring Parties reported that during a Russian-Turkish patrol of the M-4 highway, near the town of Urum al-Jauz, in the south of the Idlib DMZ — the patrol came under fire from an anti-tank grenade launcher. As a result of the attack — 1 Russian APC was damaged. «2 Russian servicemen received minor concussions. The patrol was stopped. The personnel of the Russian part of the patrol was returned to their point of deployment. Medical assistance was provided to the injured on the spot. Their health condition is satisfactory» — the Center reported. It was noted that the damaged BTR-82 was evacuated a bit later. The command of the Russian group of forces in Syria, together with the Turkish military and the Syrian security agencies, are investigating the identity of the local terrorists that attacked the convoy.

The ‘SANA’ reports while citing a statement from the Minister of Oil and Mineral Resources of Syria, Ali Ghanim, that an explosion on a gas pipeline in south of Syria left the whole country without electricity. The explosion took place on a section of the gas pipeline between the cities of Doumeir and Adra, in the Damascus province. Several buildings were damaged by the blast. The minister added that the explosion occurred as a result of a terrorist attack. 3 power plants went out of order. The fire after the explosion was extinguished by the firefighters. The minister concluded that the technical specialists have fixed the problems at all the power plants in the country — each of them is now ready to work.

From 18th to 24th of August, the Russian and Syrian air forces, together with the artillery and special forces, killed 327 terrorists in the Syrian desert. They were from the same group, involved in the assassination of the Russian military adviser, Major-General Vyacheslav Gladkikh, on 18th of August — the TASS news agency reported while citing a representative of the Russian forces in Syria. It was reported that 134 shelters, 17 observation posts, 7 warehouses with materiel and 5 underground storage facilities, for weapons and ammo, were destroyed. The representative of the Russian forces in Syria underlined that the increase in the activity of the terrorist gangs, and the former members of the ISIS, took place in the Syrian desert, in the center of the country, over the past month. It was noted that most of the terrorists appeared in the area after the so-called ‘amnesty’, held by the US-controlled «autonomous administration of the north-eastern Syria». The representative of the Russian troops added that the actions of the terrorists disrupt the socio-economic recovery of Syria, and the establishment of relations between the local Arab tribes and Damascus.

The anti-government protests continue in the Libyan capital, Tripoli. The news website ‘LibyaReview’ reported that the law enforcement agencies, controlled by the Government of the National Accord, led by the Prime Minister Faiz Sarraj, opened fire to disperse the protesters. The detention of the activists was reported as well. Despite the 4-day curfew, imposed on Wednesday under the pretext of the coronavirus pandemic — people still gathered on the Martyrs Square and some other central streets. By the decision of the Cabinet — the religious and public gatherings, mass events, and the use of the public transport were prohibited. The protests in Tripoli started on 23rd of August. The participants express their dissatisfaction with the actions of the government, the escalation of the socio-economic situation, the impoverishment of the general population, and the rampant corruption.

In response to the 6 rockets, launched on Friday morning at the south of Israel from the Gaza Strip by the Palestinian radicals — the IDF attacked the military positions of the Hamas group once again — the IDF press service reported on Twitter. Earlier on Friday, the IDF press service reported that «in response to the launch of balloons with explosives and combustible materials from the Gaza Strip at Israel over the past day — jet fighters, aircraft, and tanks of the IDF attacked the underground infrastructure and military posts of the terrorist organization ‘Hamas’ in the Gaza Strip». The launch of explosive balloons from the Gaza Strip at the Israeli territory resumed after a long pause in early August.

Constantine Reztsov, specially for ANNA NEWS.

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