Coalition airstrike and artillery shelling kill 36 persons in Raqqa

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Coalition airstrike and artillery shelling kill 36 persons in Raqqa

Raqqa (Syria News) Air strikes carried out by the US-led international coalition and an artillery shelling killed more than 39 persons in the Islamic State-held city of Raqqa, Enab Baladi reported on Thursday.

Meanwhile, the IS-owned news agency “Amaq” mentioned that 36 persons were killed, while 50 others were wounded in the city of Raqqa, due to an artillery shelling and US air strikes on the neighborhoods of the city.

The news was confirmed by “Raqqa is silently slaughtered” Campaign, which also pointed out to another air strike carried out by Russian warplanes, two days ago, on a IDPs camp in al-Sabkha Town, killing 15 persons.

Moreover, Wrath of the Euphrates Operations Command announced that security forces managed to liberate the vicinity of al-Moustafa Mosque completely, in the center of Nazlet Shehada neighborhood, south of Raqqa.

It is noteworthy, United Nations announced on June 29 that nearly 100 thousand civilians are besieged in the city of Raqqa, north of Syria.

On the same context, a report published by the Syrian Network for Human Rights documented the killing of at least 1400 civilians, including 308 children and 203 women in the city of Raqqa, in the period between 6 November 2016 and 30 June 2017.

 

Source  :  Iraqi News

Jihan Sheikh Ahmad: SDF captures 50% of Raqqa

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Jihan Sheikh Ahmad: SDF captures 50% of Raqqa

Raqqa (Syria News) The Syrian Democratic Forces managed to recapture several neighborhoods and security points, belonging to the Islamic State group, since the beginning of the “Wrath of the Euphrates” military operation in the city last June.

The spokesperson of the “Wrath of the Euphrates” Operation Command, Jihan sheikh Ahmad, said in a press statement, “The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) is now controlling 50% of the city [Raqqa].”

Ahmad also pointed out that the Islamic State militants are using tunnels, booby-trapped vehicles, explosive devices and the group’s sleeper cells to halt the advance of the Syrian Democratic Forces into the city.

Furthermore, she revealed that the battles and military operations will continue until the full recapture of the city of Raqqa.

It is noteworthy, Islamic State group lost several areas in the city and its southern countryside for the Syrian Democratic Forces and regime forces.

 

Source  :  Syria News

Uzbekistan to turn off analog broadcasting in 2018

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Uzbekistan to turn off analog broadcasting in 2018

Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) — Government of Uzbekistan issued a resolution “On further measures for transition to digital television broadcasting and cessation of terrestrial analogue television”.

According to the resolution, the Ministry for Development of Information Technologies and Communications of Uzbekistan was entrusted until the end of 2017 to ensure coverage of all settlements of the country with digital television broadcasting.

The document noted that it is planned to install and put into operation 90 sets of powerful and 404 sets of low-power digital broadcast transmitters throughout Uzbekistan.

the Ministry for Development of Information Technologies and Communications of Uzbekistan was entrusted to ensure broad access for the population to digital TV broadcasting services, including the distribution of a public package of state TV and radio programs to remote and hard-to-reach settlements of the country through the lease of a satellite segment of a foreign satellite communications operator.

The resolution also envisages production of digital television receivers. The document said that within 5 years the enterprises of Uzeltehsanoat will produce 3 million digital television receivers.

The Government of Uzbekistan also approved a schedule for the phased termination of terrestrial analogue television in Uzbekistan. The resolution underlined that terrestrial analogue television in Tashkent will be turned off by 15 July 2018 and throughout Uzbekistan by 5 December 2018.

The Government recommended that commercial banks, with the assistance of the Mahalla Charitable Foundation, expand provision of preferential consumer loans to the population, including low-income groups and pensioners, to purchase TV sets, consoles and other devices for receiving a digital television signal.

 

Source  :  UzDaily