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The new army spokesperson previously worked in military intelligence, says MENA
Russia has said it launched strikes against the so-called “Islamic State” from air bases in Iran. It’s a noticeable change of strategy for Moscow as it continues to aid the regime of Bashar al-Assad in Syria.
Helicopter pilots called in action by the Syrian allies were shot down by “IS” militants. The aircraft ran out of ammunition while flying near Palmyra.
Russia has called for a renewed end to fighting in the war-torn Syrian city of Aleppo. The announcement came the same day a human rights group criticized the UN for favoring the Syrian government.
The first units of Russian military experts have arrived in Syria to remove explosive devices left behind by the “Islamic State” (“IS”) group in Palmyra. The de-mining of archeological sites might take several months.
The refugee camp in Idomeni is to be cleared – but is alternative accommodation in Greece really ready yet? Panagiotis Kouparanis reports from Hersos, where authorities are setting up a new camp.
While economic relations are booming, Al-Sisi urges enhanced Sino-Egyptian relations in other fields
Italy says it supports Egypt’s fight against terrorism