ISIS ANNOUNCES IT HAS AIR DEFENSE WEAPONS
TERRORISTS HAVE WEAPONS CAPABLE OF DOWNING AIRCRAFT IN SYRIA
“Indeed, militants possess weapons such as ZU-23 [anti-aircraft gun] and others that are capable of hitting targets at the height of 4,000 meters, especially, such a big aircraft as Syrian Air Force’s IL-76 military transport plane,” Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov told journalists.
“It [the cargo delivery operation] is very risky. In most cases delivery is performed at night without any illumination.”
“They [Syrian authorities] confirmed that the humanitarian aid is ditributed to people in need,” Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said.
U.S. TO DEPLOY MORE TROOPS IN IRAQ
“We’re doing this by providing a plan, clear leadership and the power of a global coalition wielding a suite of capabilities [that include] airstrikes, special forces, cyber tools, intelligence, equipment, mobility and logistics, and training, advice and assistance,” Ash Carter told into the joint news conference.
“I want to hear from my counterparts over the next couple of days – how can we get them in the game. I have long said that Arabs and Sunni Arabs need to get in the game.” the Pentagon chief said
“Every nation must come prepared to discuss further contributions to the fight, and I will not hesitate to engage and challenge current and prospective members of the coalition as we go forward.” he also added.
U.S. ADMITS BOMBING CIVILIANS IN IRAQ AND SYRIA
U.S. Central Command spokesman Air Force Col. Patrick Ryder stated to the website that “We take all allegations of civilian casualties seriously and assess all incidents as thoroughly as possible. In accordance with our commitment to transparency, we are working to release assessment findings of closed allegations as soon as possible.”