The USA strikes Iraq
The head of the Russian Center for the Reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria, Rear-Admiral Oleg Zhuravlev, stated that the Russian and Turkish military conducted joint patrols in the Syrian province of Aleppo. It was reported that over the past day, 11 shellings of several settlements in the provinces of Latakia and Aleppo by the terrorists of the «Islamic Party of Turkestan» and «Jebhat al-Nusra» took place. The Turkish Ministry of National Defense stated that the Russian and the Turkish military will continue to discuss the situation in the Syrian Idlib in Ankara on 13th of March. The military is discussing a joint patrol of the M-4 highway in Idlib, which begins on 15th of March.
2 Russia — Turkey
The Kremlin’s press service reported that a telephone conversation took place between the presidents of Russia and Turkey, Vladimir Putin and Tayyip Erdogan. The presidents discussed the implementation of the agreements that were reached at a meeting in Moscow on 5th of March. They confirmed the importance of the continuation of their joint efforts, mostly via the ministries of defense of Russia and Turkey, «in order to ensure a stable cessation of the hostilities, and to further stabilize the situation». The conversation was initiated by Russia. The official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, stated that the cessation of the hostilities in the Syrian province of Idlib, reached by Russia and Turkey on 5th of March, mostly does take place.
In response to the shelling of the military base ‘Al-Taji’ — the US launched air strikes on 5 weapon depots of the Shiia group ‘Kataib Hezbollah’ located in Iraq — the Pentagon press service reported. According to the Pentagon — «the weaponry there was used to strike the US troops and the coalition». Earlier, the US president, Donald Trump, blamed Iran and the Shiia groups, supported by Tehran, for firing at the military base Al-Taji in Iraq.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi announced that Tehran has denied any involvement in the attacks on the base ‘Al-Taji’ in Iraq, in which some US troops are stationed. «The US can’t shift the responsibility for their own illegal presence in Iraq, and the response of the people of this country to the death of the Iraqi commanders and fighters, on someone else» — said the spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry. Abbas Mousavi called on the US President Donald Trump to reconsider the issue of the presence and the actions of the US forces in the region.
5 Algeria — Libya
The Algerian Prime Minister, Abdelaziz Gerrad, during the first meeting of the African Union Contact Group on Libya stated that Algeria is monitoring the situation in Libya, where the ceasefire is being violated and the supply of weapons to the conflicting parties continues, with a concern. «Algeria insists on the responsibility of the UN Security Council for the establishment of peace and security in Libya by stopping the foreign interference and by stopping the supply of arms to the parties of the conflict» — said the Prime Minister of Algeria. The meeting of the African Union Contact Group on Libya is taking place in the Republic of Congo, in the city of Oyo.
The President of South Ossetia, Anatoly Bibilov, plans to discuss the issues of the cooperation and integration of Russia and South Ossetia, as well as the socio-economic development of his country during his meeting with the Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow — ‘RIA NEWS’ reports. Earlier, a spokesman for the Russian president, Dmitry Peskov, stated that on Friday, Vladimir Putin will hold a meeting with the permanent members of the Security Council, and a working meeting with the president of South Ossetia. Constantine Reztsov, specially for ANNA NEWS.