Overall, the defense of the Syrians has been kept up, but the overall situation remains difficult. The enemy has considerable superiority in forces, and will try to soon to take advantage of that, even despite those obstacles created by systematic bombing from the air. The Syrians demonstrated courage and fortitude in the battles of the last days and they have once again proved that they will fight to the end and hope that successful offensive operations East of Aleppo and near Palmyra will force DAESH to withdraw some troops from under the Deir ez-Zor.
In three days of operations that began Jan. 18, coalition forces struck 90 watercraft and three barges on the Tigris River in Mosul, Iraq, U.S. Central Command officials reported today.
The expert also suggested that Russia has succeeded in reconciling Sunnis and Shias. And this triangle – Shia Iran, Sunni Turkey and Russia will play a major role in the stabilization of the whole Islamic world.
“Russia is also working with Iraq and Egypt, hence this Arab core will continue to consolidate around Russia,” he concluded.
The Yemeni forces’ missile attack destroyed al-Qarn and al-Farizeh military bases in Jizan province, killing and injuring several Saudi troops.
Moreover, the Yemeni forces also destroyed al-Mo’anaq military base in Northern Qufeir region in Jizan province.
In Najran province, the Yemeni forces also destroyed several tanks of the Saudi army in al-Sadis military base as well as the gathering centers of Saudi troops on al-Hamr military base.
Cairo has reportedly hosted meetings between key figures of the conflict in Libya in recent weeks, including one between Khalifa Haftar, the commander of the self-proclaimed Libyan National Army, which is based in eastern Libya, and Fayez al-Sarraj, who serves as the head of the unity government, which is based in the capital, Tripoli, in the west, and enjoys support from the United Nations.
Six long-range Tupolev Tu-22M3 bombers, having taken off the Russian territory, delivered strikes on facilities of the Islamic State (outlawed in Russia) terrorist organization in Syria’s Deir ez-Zor Province, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Saturday.
The State Department’s acting spokesman Mark Toner said U.S. Ambassador to Kazakhstan, George Krol, would attend the Jan. 23 Russian-led talks as an observer.