Russian warplanes have carried out a major attack on a base of the militant group Daesh near the western Syrian city of Palmyra. It killed at least 200 terrorists and caused significant damage to the base.
Alexander Karpov, deputy head of the Russian Center for Reconciliation in Syria, made the announcement on Monday.
He said in a statement that several Russian Air Force fighter jets took part in the attack, citing information on the whereabouts of militants from various sources.
He said two hideouts, 24 pickups loaded with heavy machine guns and about 500kg of ammunition were destroyed during the operation.
Karpov said the terrorists were conducting covert exercises to destabilize key cities ahead of Syria’s upcoming presidential election. The presidential election will be held on May 28.
This election is considered to be especially important to return from the turbulent situation to stability. That is why all eyes of international observers are now on this election.
Pakistan’s banned Tehreek-e-Lawbike Pakistan or TLP has released 11 policemen. Pakistan’s Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed has said that 11 policemen held hostage by protesters have been released after the first round of talks.
He said in a video message on Twitter, “The first round of talks has ended successfully. They have released 11 hostages. ”
He said the second round of talks would be held after Sahri on Monday.
The 11 policemen were taken hostage by TLP members during a protest rally in Lahore on Sunday afternoon. Three TLP members were killed in the clashes. Earlier, social media footage showed hostage policemen bleeding, bruised and with bandages on their heads.
Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) has been campaigning against France for months.
The party has also given the Pakistani government until April 20 to expel the French ambassador. The TLP has been staging sporadic protests since the publication of anti-Islamic cartoons in France last year.