The USA transport the terrorists to Syria
The Syrian news agency ’SANA’ reported while citing their sources that the US helicopters took 40 ISIS terrorists from the ’Al-Hol’ prison, in north-east of Syria, in the Hasakah province. «3 helicopters of the American occupation forces, escorted by 3 combat helicopters, landed at their illegal base in Al-Shaddadi. There were about 40 ISIS terrorists on board — they were taken out of the Al-Hol prison» — the message stated. It was noted that among the terrorists there were 2 Iraqi citizens who held senior positions in the ISIS, and were responsible for the activities in the Iraqi city of Mosul, and later in the Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor.
The ’France-Presse’ news agency reported that there was an attempted coup in Niger. Sources of the ’France-Presse’ in the local security services reported that in the morning, a group of soldiers tried to get inside the presidential palace in the country’s capital, Niamey. The presidential guard didn’t allow the capture of the palace. “Arrests have been made among those servicemen who started the attempted coup d’état” — the ’France-Presse’ quoted a security officer. The local mass media reported that the firefight began at 03:00 AM, and ended by 04:00 AM. After that, the only shooting was reported in some areas of the capital. The ’Xinhua’ news agency reported that gunfire was also heard at the capital’s international airport, where one of the country’s largest military bases is located.
The Turkish security forces detained an ISIS terrorist — the ’Anadolu’ news agency reported. It was specified that the terrorist was on the international wanted list, on the red bulletin of the Interpol. His nationality wasn’t specified. The arrest took place in the city of Ankara. A fake identity card was confiscated from the terrorist.
4 Italy — Russia
The Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio reported on Facebook that Italy is expelling two Russian embassy officials suspected of illegal activities. The Russian ambassador was summoned to the Italian Foreign Ministry, and given an official protest note from the Italian government. The Italian Foreign Ministry stated that the Russian ambassador, Sergei Razov, was summoned after the arrest of a Russian officer and an Italian naval serviceman at the time of the transfer of confidential documents in exchange for money. The local mass media reported that an Italian Navy serviceman, suspected of spying for Russia, handed documents on the communication systems to the Russian officer of the military attaché of the Russian Embassy in exchange for € 5,000. The Russian Foreign Ministry expressed their regret due to the expulsion from Rome of two employees of the Russian embassy. The Russian Foreign Ministry added that the circumstances of the decision are being investigated.
5 Russia — the NATO
The Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stated during a special session of the Middle East conference in the ’Valdai’ International Discussion Club that Russia doesn’t refuse to participate in the ’Russia-NATO Council’. He noted that while proposing to convene the NATO-Russia Council — the NATO insists that Ukraine should be the issue number one. Sergei Lavrov added that the NATO has nothing to do with Ukraine. He also added that Russia proposes to restore the contacts between the military, and to save the comprehensive security agreement that was concluded in Helsinki. «The NATO rejected this offer» — Sergei Lavrov concluded. Earlier the NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, stated that the NATO regrets that not a single meeting of the ’Russia-NATO Council’ took place from the summer of 2019, since Moscow, according to him, rejected the invitation to the ’Russia-NATO Council’.
The ’TASS’ news agency reported while citing a source in the Russian police that Vladimir Bardanov, who fired at the policemen from his house in the village of Novye Veshki, near Moscow, on Tuesday, may have been part of a criminal group that is involved in an arms trade. The police found about 30 firearms and 20 grenades in the house. On 30th of March, several FSB and police officers tried to detain Vladimir Bardanov in the Moscow region, on a suspicion of illegal arms trafficking. He fiercely resisted the police and set off an explosion that set the building on fire. The man remained inside. His body was found where the fire started, in the attic. It was noted that Vladimir Bardanov probably was mentally ill. A criminal case was opened due to the shooting on the FSB and police officers. The chairman of the Investigative Committee, Alexander Bastrykin, put the investigation of the case under his control. Constantine Reztsov, specially for the ANNA NEWS.