Daily Archives: July 28, 2016

Syrian Army captures important district in Aleppo City

The Syrian Arab Army’s 4th Mechanized Division is now in full control of the Bani Za’id District of Aleppo City after the jihadist rebels from Fatah Halab abandoned their positions on Wednesday evening.

Unlike the Al-Layramoun District, Fatah Halab could not maintain their ground in Bani Za’id for very long because they no longer possessed the high ground and they were at the mercy of the Syrian Arab Army’s guided missiles.

Germany | The scars of Ukraine’s war in Mariupol

The war in eastern Ukraine has arrived at the Sea of Azov port town. The city center is deserted, the situation uncertain. One in five people here is an inland refugee. Christian F. Trippe reports from Mariupol.

The war has moved into the suburbs of Mariupol: It sleeps during the day, and rages at night. The demarcation line dividing the separatists from areas more or less controlled by the Ukrainian government is about six kilometers (3.7 miles) outside the city limits.

China, Russia announce joint drills in South China Sea

China and Russia will hold “routine” naval exercises in the South China Sea in September, China said on Thursday, July 28, adding that the drills were aimed at strengthening their cooperation and were not aimed at any other country, Reuters reports.