Russian Federation accidentally bombs United States allies in Syria, ceases after deconfliction call
Stephen Townsend, commander of the USA -led coalition forces in Iraq and Syria, said an unspecified number of American military advisers were a few miles away, out of immediate danger but close enough to see their Syrian partners get hit. The airstrikes took place in a village 9-12 miles from Manbij, near Al-Bab. There are a number of different fighters in northern Syria, including Syrian government forces, Turkish-backed Syrian fighters and Kurdish fighters.
China, also one of the five veto-wielding permanent members of the Security Council, has joined Russian Federation in vetoing six resolutions on Syria. A negative vote - or veto - from one of the Council's five permanent members means a resolution can not be adopted. It also proposed targeted sanctions of a travel ban and asset freeze on 11 Syrian military commanders and officials, as well as 10 government and related entities.
Five officers sustained light injuries resulting from bites and beatings by the settlers, said Luba Samri, a spokeswoman for the police. By noon, three of the nine houses had been cleared, police said, with only a handful of minor scuffles between police and protesters reported .
The eruption was not unsafe and the airport of Catania is still open and fully operating. Etna's last major eruption took place in 1992 , where lava streams endangered the Zafferana village nearby. Etna is Europe's highest and most active volcano. Volcanologists are classing the eruption as "Strombolian" - a category characterized by explosive bursts of activity during which cinder, ash and smoke are ejected from the crater with great force.
Video footage of the speech - on the opening of a high-speed train between Tours and Bordeaux - shows Hollande stopping mid-sentence at the sound of gunfire about 17 minutes into his remarks. They were then taken to the nearby hospital of Girac. Two people were hurt but their injuries were not life-threatening, the BBC reported. Local government chief Pierre N'Gahane told reporters that Hollande spoke to the two injured guests briefly before departing, adding that an investigation had ...
Abbas will the the first of some 100 dignitaries who will speak at the three-day high-level session. The last and only time Abbas addressed the council was in 2015. However, the lawmakers are calling on the president to back up his words with actions and take the symbolic yet powerful step of recognizing occupied Gaza and the West Bank as the territories that comprise a future Palestinian state.