Syrian troops repelled a terrorist attack || Breaking News, 29th of April, 2019
The Syrian army repelled the ‘Jebhat al nusra’ terrorist attack on the western areas of Aleppo — the SANA agency reports. The terrorists attacked the western part of Aleppo, near the overpass in ‘Family House’ area. During the battle, the Syrian government forces killed at least 3 terrorists — TASS reports. On Saturday, while repelling a surprise terrorist attack on the Al-Hikma overpass, in the southern part of the city, 17 Syrian soldiers died. The terrorists also suffered casualties, and retreated. On the same day, the terrorists used MLRS to attack the town of El-Khader, located to the south from the administrative center of the province of Aleppo.
The Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, during his telephone conversation with the head of the Libyan Government of National Consent, Faiz Saraj, promised him to make every effort in order to “stop the conspiracy against the Libyan people” — Qatari television channel ‘Al Jazeera’ reported. During the conversation, Tayyip Erdogan and Faiz Saraj also agreed to “intensify the agreements, made between the two countries” — TASS reports. At the beginning of the last week it became known that the Libyan National Army, under the command of Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, began the second phase of their attack on Tripoli.
The security forces of Afghanistan have freed 53 people from a Taliban prison — ‘Khaama Press’ reports with a reference to a representative of the Ministry of Defense of Afghanistan. According to the ministry, the prisoners were freed from the prison during an operation in the province of Oruzgan, in the central part of Afghanistan. The representative, Nasrat Rahim, reported that during the operation at least 8 terrorists were killed. He added that among the freed people were 4 soldiers, and 4 policemen. The National Defense and Security Forces of Afghanistan are conducting joint counter-terrorism operations all over the country.
The Iranian and Russian navies are planning to conduct joint exercises in the coming months — TASS reports while citing the ‘IRNA’. According to the Iranian Navy Commander, Rear Admiral Hosein Khanadi, the Russian warships will arrive to the southern Iranian ports in the coming months in order to participate in the exercises. Khanadi didn’t provide the exact date and location of the exercises. According to the agency — the exercises can be held in the Strait of Hormuz, which divides the Persian and Oman gulfs. About 30% of the regional oil is being transported through that strait.
On 9th of May, the negotiations between the high-ranking military of the United States, South Korea and Japan will take place is Seoul. According to the news agency «Ronhap» — the participants of the meeting intend to discuss security issues. In particular — the expansion of their cooperation due to the situation in the DPRK. It was reported that the meeting’s agenda hasn’t yet been approved. Previously, ‘Kyodo News’ reported that Japan and the United States agreed to keep their sanctions against the DPRK.
The center for the issuing of Russian passports to the residents of the LPR opened on Monday, in the village of Novoshakhtinsk, in the Rostov region, Interfax reports. According to the representative of the Main Migration Department of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs, Kirill Alzinov — the center will work on a trial period for a while. As the number of requests grow — the number of such centers will increase as well. According to him — the residents of the LPR may receive Russian citizenship in a simplified manner. According to the procedure — the passport recipients pass through a series of stages. The applicants won’t need to obtain a temporary residence permit. On 24th of April, Vladimir Putin signed a decree that gave to the residents of certain districts of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Ukraine the right to obtain Russian citizenship under a simplified procedure.