15 Building Destroyed by Ukrainian Shellings in DPR, Russia’s 31st Humanitarian Aid Convoy Heads to Donbass, Yemen Attacks Kill 3 Saudi, 1 Emirati Soldiers, ISIS Blow Up 2 Historic Shrines in Palmyra
Kiev forces have violated the ceasefire regime over 50 times yesterday. A total of 54 shells of 82 mm and 120 mm caliber have been fired at the republic’s territory, DPR’s defence ministry said, adding that Kiev forces also use grenade launchers and small arms. Moreover, 15 residential buildings destroyed over the past 24 hours in Dokuchaevsk, the local administration head said.
The Russian Emergencies Ministry’s convoy with humanitarian aid has set off to Donbass today. The 100-truck convoy is to supply Donbass with over 1,000 tonnes of relief aid – foodstuffs and 32 tonnes of medicines airlifted to the regional capital city Rostov-on-Don. The foodstuffs are pasta, cereal, flour and tea.
A Saudi officer and a soldier were killed in Jizan on the southern border of Saudi Arabia, while another soldier lost his life in attacks on Asir region. Saudi military officials have also reported the death of an Emirati soldier in attacks on the border city of Najran on Monday. Yemen’s Ansarullah movement and allied army units carry out the attacks in reprisal for Riyadh’s aggression against their nation.
Islamic State militants have decimated two unique tombs in the historic central Syrian city of Palmyra, a UNESCO landmark. The head of the Antiquities and Museums Department in Damascus, Maamoun Abdulkarim, told AP that one of the destroyed shrines belonged to Mohammad Bin Ali, a descendant of Prophet Muhammad’s cousin Imam Ali. The second tomb, about 500 years old, was of a Sufi religious figure known as Nizar Abu Bahaaeddine.