The Syrian Air Defenses repelled a drone attack
The Syrian state-run news agency ‘SANA’ reported that on Thursday evening, the Syrian air defenses repelled drone attacks near the city of Salamiyah, in the Hama province. «The sounds that were heard in the evening are the result of the work of the air defense systems in the city of Salamia while they were repelling the drone attack» — the SANA explained. Currently it is being investigated who the drones belonged to, and where they were sent from.
2 Armenia — Azerbaijan
The press secretary of the Armenian Defense Ministry, Shushan Stepanyan, reported on Facebook that on Friday night the situation on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border was relatively calm. «The hostiles used only small arms of various calibers in all sections of the border. The Armenian forces confidently control the situation» — Stepanyan reported. The representative of the Armenian Ministry of Defense, Artsrun Ovhannisyan, stated that Armenia recorded 120 cases of violations of the ceasefire by the Azerbaijani forces. «Over the night, 120 violations of the ceasefire were recorded along the entire border. Not only in the Tavush region, but also in the Gegharkunik areas, and in the regions near Nakhichevan. They mostly used small arms, including large caliber ones. Artillery wasn’t used» — he reported. «Taking all of this into account — we can say that there is a significant de-escalation of the situation» — added the representative of the Armenian Defense Ministry.
The representative of the Center for the Reconciliation of the Warring Parties in Syria, Maxim Solokha, announced that the Russian military carried out humanitarian actions in 2 Syrian villages. The humanitarian aid was provided to the residents of the village of Hardetnin, in the Aleppo province, and the village of Khbara Segira, in the Hasakah province. «Today we distributed food packages to the people in need. We are also monitoring and helping the repair work on the social infrastructure. There are problems with the water supply. We will petition to the provincial governor to restore the water supply as soon as possible» — said Maxim Solokha.
The Russian and Syrian inter-agency coordination HQ made a joint statement, according to which the male population of the ‘Rukban’ refugee camp in Syria was forced to join the US-controlled terrorist groups. This information was obtained from the terrorists from the ‘Maghavir al-Saura’ group, who fought their way into the territories, controlled by the Syrian forces. They added that «the terrorists, controlled by the USA, intentionally create conditions, under which people who do not want to fight, or become members of any groups, do not receive food and medical aid as the result». Russia and Syria called on the USA to strictly abide by the international law, the UN principles, and to immediately transfer control over all illegally occupied Syrian territories back to the Syrian government. «The further occupation of the Syrian territory by the USA and their allies only increases the suffering of the civilians, and it delays the return to a peaceful life in the country» — the statement concluded.
The Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, announced that the USA are supplying the extremists with weapons in the areas of Syria, currently occupied by the US forces. The US troops also train the terrorists. “In the areas occupied by the USA, the terrorists are not only not eliminated, but on the contrary — they are encouraged to carry out their actions. There is information that the US forces, currently holding the security zone around Al-Tanf, are training and supplying weapons to the terrorists. This is being carried out for the sabotage actions in other parts of Syria. According to mass media reports — on the other day, the Syrian forces detained 3 extremists who confirmed that they participated in the attacks on the Russian and Syrian facilities by the task from the US instructors» — Maria Zakharova concluded.
6 Turkey — Libya
The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that Turkey intends to sign a new agreement with the Libyan Government of National Accord, with the participation of the UN. «We will not abandon our Libyan brothers. We have already signed an agreement on a cooperation in the military training. We are going to sign a new agreement, this time including the UN» — the Turkish president added. Erdogan didn’t specify exactly which area of activity the new agreement will affect. Constantine Reztsov, specially for ANNA NEWS.