Prime Minister: economic sanctions main reason behind delay and difficulty of delivering oil and nutritional substances

Prime Minister Imad Khamis said on Sunday that the unjust economic sanctions against the Syrian people were the main reason behind the delay and difficulty of delivering oil and nutritional substances imported to the country.

He affirmed that the government seeks to improve the standard of living through a number of basic sectors, mainly to boost the stability of each citizen in the regions of his work and the liberated areas in addition to the return of all institutions and services including the schools, roads, electricity, water and health utilities.

Syrian Army Artillery Pounds Militant Positions In Idlib And Hama

According to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), the artillery and rocket strikes were a response to new violations of the Russian-Turkish demilitarized zone agreement. The state-run agency claimed that the strikes killed and injured many militants and destroyed some of their military equipment.

Earlier, Turkey’s national defense minister claimed that his country is implementing its commitments within the demilitarized zone agreement. However, the tense situation around Idlib shows otherwise.

Russian Warplanes Smash Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham Positions In Southern Idlib

At the early hours of January 20, warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces carried out a series of airstrikes on positions of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) in the towns of Khan al-Sabil and al-Janudiyah in the southern Idlib countryside.

A Russian military source told the Sputnik news agency that the airstrikes were carried out in order to prevent the radical group from launching rockets at positions of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in northern Hama. Recent reports indicate that Moscow and its allies may be planning to take their response a step further and launch a ground operation around Idlib, if the militant continue their destructive behavior.

Syrian air defenses confront Israeli aerial attack, prevent it from achieving its objectives

Syria launched surface-to-surface rocket in response to Israeli raid

A rocket that was intercepted over the Golan Heights on Sunday was a surface-to-surface missile deliberately fired from Syria at Israel, according to Hebrew media. It was apparently a highly unusual retaliatory attack in response to an airstrike earlier in the day, which was widely attributed to Israel.

Incoming projectile intercepted before it reached Israeli Golan; unclear how IDF, with its new commander, will respond


IED Explosion Hits Bus In Turkish-Controlled Syrian City Of Afrin

On January 20, at least 4 civilians were killed and 8 others were injured in an IED attack on a civilian bus in the center of the Syrian city of Afrin, which is controlled by the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF). The attack took place in the anniversary of Turkey’s Operation Olive Branch, which started on January 20, 2019 and led to the capture of the Afrin region by the TAF and its proxies.

Syria Map Update: Israeli Strikes On Damascus, Other Developments

On January 20, Israel carried out a new round of airstrikes on Syria targeting Damsacus International Airport;

Commander of the Tiger Forces Suheil al-Hasan visited the frontline with militants in northwestern Hama;

The US-led coalition claimed that 200 ISIS fighters and commanders had been killed by its airstrikes in the Euphrates Valley in the period from January 7 to January 13;

Bomb blasts hit the city of Idlib on January 18 and January 19;

The SAA and militants are engaged in artillery duels in the villages of Sahal, Brisah, Hbit, Najiyeh, Jisr Beit al-Ras, Maarkaba, Kafr Zit, al-Janabirah in the Idlib de-escalation zone.

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