The Israeli Air Force attacked Syria
‘Al-Hadath’ TV reported about an Israeli air attack on the Syrian army and the Iran-supported Shiia groups in eastern Syria. The airstrikes were launched against the ground targets near the city of Al-Meyadin, in the province of Deir ez-Zor. The «SANA» news agency reported that the Syrian air defenses repelled the Israeli missile attack in the northern province of Aleppo. According to the »SANA» — the air strikes were carried out by the Israeli Air Force against several military depots near Es Safir, to the south-east from the city of Aleppo. «The Syrian military are evaluating the damage done by the aggressive Israeli attack» — end of quote. A research center near Aleppo was attacked as well. The ‘Al-Hadath’ TV reported about 12 Israeli missiles launched at the research center. The ‘TASS’ news agency reported that the IDF press service refused to comment on the reports about the air strikes against Syria.
The Russian and Turkish military conducted the 8th joint patrol of the M-4 highway in the Idlib de-escalation zone that links the cities of Aleppo and Latakia — the Russian Center for the Reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria reports. It was reported that the length of the patrol route was doubled. The Russian forces sent two BTR-82A APCs and a ‘Tiger’ armored car to the patrol. The movement of the joint Russian-Turkish convoy was controlled by Russian Air Force drones. The organization of the interaction between the parties was carried out via the Joint Coordination Center.
During a telephone conversation with the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani — the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called it «wrong» to increase the US sanctions against Iran during the difficult situation due to the spread of the coronavirus — the Iranian Presidential Press Service reports. «In the current time, humanitarian actions should be on the agenda of all countries» — Shinzo Abe concluded. The Iranian President, Hassan Rouhani, stated that due to the enhancement of the US sanctions against Iran — Tehran faces big problems in importing «medical equipment and food». “There is no other way to deal with the virus, except for the cooperation of all countries” — the Iranian leader concluded.
During his speech in Caracas the Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced the capture of 13 mercenaries who planned to carry out a coup in the country. It was reported that among the detainees were two American citizens who are members of the security service of the US President Donald Trump. “We seized materials that they intended to use to implement their plan. We found drugs, dollars, weapons, satellite phones, radios, night vision devices, and so on” — said Maduro. The speech of the Venezuelan President was broadcast on the state TV. He added that those who participated in the capture of the criminals will be awarded and promoted.