The Israeli Air Force attacked Syria
The ’Al Hadath’ TV reported that the Israeli Air Force attacked the command post of the Shia organization ’Hezbollah’, allied to the Syrian army. The attacks were carried out in the Syrian province of Quneitra, 40 kilometers south of Damascus. There was no information about the casualties among the ’Hezbollah’.
The EU has invited the USA, Canada and Norway to join the military program ’Permanent Structured Security and Defense Cooperation’. The program is aimed at the enhancement of the operational capabilities for the deployment of forces. The decision was taken in Brussels, during a meeting of the EU Council, at the level of defense ministers. According to the head of the EU diplomacy, Josep Borrell, «the experience of these countries will contribute to the implementation of the project. At the same time, it will also increase the mobility of the military forces within the EU, and beyond».
The Syrian air defenses repelled a missile attack from Israel at the Latakia province, and at the city of Masyaf, in the Hama province. The air defenses managed to shoot down several incoming missiles. The Syrian news agency ’SANA’ reported that the missile attack was targeted at a plastic warehouse. The attack on a warehouse in the Syrian province of Latakia killed 1 person. 6 people, including a mother and a child, were injured.
The Iraqi oil ministry reported that the oil field in the Kirkuk province was attacked. The attackers blew up 2 oil wells, which caused fires. The ministry added that the attack «killed and injured some security and police personnel». The exact number of the victims and the injured wasn’t reported.
The US Air Force Central Command reported that 2 more strategic bombers B-52 ’Stratofortress’ have arrived in Qatar to provide the security for the withdrawal of the US forces from Afghanistan. They will join 4 other bombers that arrived at the ’Al Udeid’ base in late April in order to ensure the «orderly and responsible withdrawal of the US and coalition forces from Afghanistan» — end of quote.
An explosion inside a weapons depot of the radical Syrian opposition groups, in the north of the Syrian province of Idlib, killed at least 3 people. 6 were injured. The depot was attacked by a combat UAV. The ’Al Arabiya’ TV reported that the depot was located near the ’Al Farusia’ refugee camp. A workshop for the production of IEDs was located nearby as well. Constantine Reztsov, specially for the ANNA NEWS.