Terrorists attack coalition targets in Syria
The Russian Center for the Reconciliation of Warring Parties in Syria reported that the Russian helicopters, stationed at the Khmeimim airbase in Syria, defended a settlement in the mountainous province of Latakia from a wildfire. It was noted that the fire raged in the province of Latakia for several days. The fire covered more than 1.5 hectares. 2 Mi-8 helicopters were sent to extinguish the fire — they dropped water 28 times. No-one was injured or killed as a result of the wildfire.
The deputy head of the Russian Center for the Reconciliation of the Warring Parties in Syria, Rear Admiral Vadim Kulit, announced that the terrorists in eastern Syria began to actively attack the facilities of the US-led coalition. It was noted that in the past week, the coalition facilities located beyond the Euphrates river were under fire 4 times. On 11th of July the terrorists fired from MLRS at the coalition facilities on the Konoko and Al-Omar oil and gas fields. Vadim Kulit noted that the activities of the radical groups have intensified on the territory of Syria, controlled by the coalition.
The Afghan Defense Ministry reported on Twitter about the elimination of one of the Taliban leaders. «Aziz Rahman, also known as Azifa, a senior commander of the Taliban, was killed today in an airstrike by the Afghan Air Force, in the Lagman province» — the ministry stated. It was noted that he was involved in many terrorist attacks against the civilians. The Afghan Interior Ministry announced the elimination of one of the main field commanders of the Taliban. He was killed during an anti-terrorist operation in the Khost province, west of Afghanistan. It was noted that as a result of the fire-fight, about 30 more radicals were killed, and 18 were injured.
4 The USA — Afghanistan
The Pentagon spokesman John Kirby stated that the USA will provide Afghanistan with 37 helicopters ’’Black hawk’’, and the USA will help with the repair of Mi-17 helicopters, in order to enhance the ability of Afghanistan to fight the Taliban. John Kirby noted that in this way, Washington will more than double the helicopter fleet of the country.
5 Afghanistan — Turkey
The Taliban stated that they will attack the Turkish forces if they remain in Afghanistan — the Afghan 1TV channel quoted their statement. The Taliban stated that the decision of the Turkish authorities violates the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Afghanistan, and it is contrary to the national interests of Afghans. The Taliban noted that they consider the presence of any foreign troops on the territory of Afghanistan, under any pretext, to be an occupation. The Taliban called on Ankara to cancel the decision. Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated that Turkey is ready to keep the military forces in Afghanistan with the financial support of the USA after the pulling of the NATO troops from the country.
A fire on Monday night in a hospital for the coronavirus patients in the city of Al-Nasiriya, in the Iraqi province of Di Kar, killed 90 people, the local mass media reported. The identification of the bodies is still on-going. The process is being complicated because the bodies were badly burned. The fire was reportedly caused by careless handling of an oxygen tank, resulting in an explosion. Mourning has been declared in the country. The Prime Minister of Iraq, Mustafa al-Kazimi, ordered to make a special commission to investigate all the causes and circumstances of the incident. Constantine Reztsov, specially for the ANNA NEWS