The TV channel «al Arabiya» reports that the air force of the U.S.-led international coalition for the first time attacked positions of the Syrian army. There are killed and wounded. The incident occurred in the Eastern province of dir al-Zur, for control of the government forces which fight the group «Islamic state». Only the Syrian army prevents the jihadists connect their possessions in Syria and Iran. Thus, the kick contributes to IG.
Kuwaiti «al-Rai» draws attention to the publication of the Israeli newspaper «Yediot Ahronot», according to which the attacks of the «Islamic state» against Israel only a matter of time. Israeli Arabs actively establish relations with the group. In accordance with the published information, since the beginning of 2015 security services of the country stopped activity 14 such groups.
The TV channel «al Jazeera» introduces viewers to the speech of U.S. President Barack Obama. He urged the American Muslims to fight back the radical ideology of the «Islamic state», which, according to him, can’t speak on behalf of Islam. Obama expressed confidence that the spread of ISIS cult of death will not divide US. At the same time, he stressed that his administration does not intend to send ground troops to Syria.
London’s «al-Sharq al-Awsat» newspaper writes that Iran, after Russia accused Turkey of purchasing oil from Islamic state. According to Iranian media, trade involved the family members of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. He had to warn his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani, that such insinuations Iran will have to pay dearly.
The newspaper «al-Masry al-Youm» says that representatives of Iran said OPEC’s intention as soon as possible after the lifting of sanctions to increase oil production by a million barrels a day. This angered the other members of OPEC, primarily Saudi Arabia. The violation of the agreement on internal quotas deprives the organization of sense, because she has had to compete with other producers such as Russia and Venezuela, as well as with the U.S. – a leader in the production of shale oil. As expected, energy prices will remain at $ 40 per barrel – the lowest in seven years.