Over the past day, the militants of the “Syrian National Army” captured another batch of settlements located in the vicinity of the city of Ras al-Ain (Hasakah province). The commander of the Syrian Democratic Forces accused Ankara of violating the agreement with Washington and continuing the war in the northeast of the province.
Meanwhile, with Russian assistance, Turkey returned to Syria 18 SAA soldiers captured by militants during the fighting northwest of Tel Tamra on Tuesday.
In the evening, the Islamic State media center officially confirmed the death of the organization’s leader, Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, and also named his successor. They became a certain named Abu Ibrahim Al-Hashimi Al-Qurayshi.
Closer to midnight, information was received about the attack on the Russian air base Khmeimim (Prov. Latakia). It is reported that air defense systems shot down 4 objects that arrived from the side of the militants.