The massacre of pilgrims in Egypt | Colonel Cassad

At least 26 people were killed and 30 were injured in the shelling of two carrying Christian pilgrims buses near the monastery of St. Samuel in the Egyptian province of Minya. About this informed the official representative of the Ministry of health of Egypt. Meanwhile, according to several sources, the number of victims of the attack reached 35.

Most of the dead were children. This is reported by news portal Al-Ahram, citing representatives of the Coptic Church. According to them, in one of the buses were about 40 young Egyptians, in the second driving adults.

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ISIS ambushes the Philippine Army south of Marawi | AMN

With fierce clashes ongoing in the contested Philippine city of Marawi, ISIS militants destroyed a handful of armored vehicles in its southern countryside on Thursday and also burned down an army barracks in the area.

Meanwhile, the Philippine Army sent a fresh batch of reinforcements to Marawi to replenish its ranks after some 80 government troops have been killed since Tuesday

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Syrian War Report – May 26, 2017 | SOUTHFRONT

On Thursday, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies announced start of the Operation “Grand Dawn” in eastern Syria. The aim of the operation is to expel militants from the eastern desert and to set a foothold for a push to Deir Ezzor. The declaration followed a major success of government forces in southeastern Homs where they had liberated about 5,000 km2 and got a full control over the Damascus-Palmyra highway.

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2S19 Msta-S Self-Propelled Howitzer In Syria | Southfront

From the newly appeared photo it’s possible to see that the howitzer is deployed is a desert area, meaning it’s somehwere in the coountryside of Palmyra or north of Suweida. It’s not known yet if the 2S19 Msta-S is operated by Russian or Syrian crews. However, it’s worth mentioning that Russia did hand over dozens of T-90A main battle tanks to the SAA and all of them is operated by the SAA.

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