As reported by Reuters with reference to a representative of the Ministry of Defense of Afghanistan Dawlat Waziri, 36 militants of the Islamic State were killed in Afghanistan after the U.S. dropped its most powerful non-nuclear bomb.
The head of Pentagon Ashton Carter said that Russia’s contribution to the fight against ISIS is “virtually zero”, and Russia’s presence only “intensifies civil war.”
Turkish police detained 40 people investigating the terrorist attack in Istanbul.
The head of the U.S.-led anti-ISIS coalition, Lieutenant General Stephen Townsend said the weapons seized during the capture of Palmyra endanger the forces of the coalition.
The number of terrorists in Syria and Iraq is currently about 60 thousand people, said Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu at the final board meeting of the Ministry of Defense of Russia.
Jihadists occupied the entire city after they were able to capture the northern outskirts and the strategic heights.
Militants of Islamic State entered the ancient city of Palmyra (240 km from Damascus) again. This was reported by Al Arabia television, citing sources in the Syrian opposition.
Turkey and the United States agreed on a joint plan for freeing the city of Raqqa from militants of the Islamic State.
Dangerous proximity of Russian and American aircraft happened in the skies over Syria, which could possibly lead to clash.
Russia was demanded to put an end to hostilities and to ensure access of humanitarian missions.