Russian Military Base Was Attacked; Israeli Force Against Palestinians; Saudi Attacks in Yemen

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Hmeymim airbase AA weapons destroy terrorists’ UAVs – Russian Defense Ministry

Air defense systems of the Russian Hmeymim airbase in Syria have brought down six maneuvering UAVs launched by terrorists, TASS reported acoording the Russian Defense Ministry statement.

According to the ministry, “six maneuvering UAVs, approaching to the airfield from the north-western direction were spotted” by the airbase’s defense systems at about 20:10 Moscow time.

“Anti-aircraft weapons of the Russian airbase destroyed all six terrorists’ combat UAVs at safe distances,” the report said.

Nobody was injured and no damage was done to the airbase, it continues functioning in a routine mode, the ministry specified.

Terrorists are assembling drones using makeshift tools. The ministry has repeatedly reported about Russian military planes’ destroying depots of terrorists with spare parts for making drones.

14 injured in Israeli attack on Al-Aqsa worshippers

At least 14 Palestinians were injured on Sunday when Israeli police fired tear gas and stun grenades at up to 100,000 worshippers during prayers at Al-Aqsa mosque compound to mark the first day of Eid Al-Adha, Arab News reported.

The clashes erupted after the Israeli police and government allowed Jewish extremists to visit the site, after initially barring entry. Jerusalem police commander Doron Yedid said the policy had changed “with the backing of top political officials.”

Jews are barred from praying at the compound under a longstanding arrangement between Israel and Muslim authorities, but in recent years right-wing nationalists have stepped up visits to the site to challenge the arrangement. Jewish extremists have called for the mosque to be destroyed and the biblical Jewish temple to be rebuilt on the site.

Saudi-led coalition moves against separatists who seized Aden in blow to alliance

The Saudi-led coalition on Sunday intervened in Aden in support of the Yemeni government after southern separatists effectively took over the southern port city, fracturing the alliance that had been focused on battling the Iran-aligned Houthi movement, Reuters reports.

“The coalition attacked one of the areas that pose a direct threat to an important government site,” Saudi state TV quoted a coalition statement as saying without specifying the target.

“This is only the first operation and will be followed by others … the Southern Transitional Council (STC) still has a chance to withdraw,” it added.

The alliance had threatened military action if the separatists did not quit government military camps they seized on Saturday in the city, the temporary seat of the Saudi-backed internationally recognised government, and halt fighting.

The United Arab Emirates-backed separatists have a rival agenda to the government of Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi but they have been a key part the Sunni Muslim coalition that intervened in Yemen in 2015 against the Houthis after the group ousted Hadi from power in the capital Sanaa in late 2014.

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Source: Arab News, Reuters, TASS