The CIA stated that the parties "Islamic state" in Syria and in Iraq are fighting more than 30 thousand people. It is reported Associated Press with reference to the interview to the press-Secretary of the Central intelligence Agency Ryan Trapani.
According to him, in may the number of Islamists was about 10 thousand people, but in the summer, the group intensified its recruitment of new fighters. According to the new estimates, in the ranks of the "Islamic state" has 31500 well-trained militants, which can be used to conduct large-scale operations. The army Islamists fighting citizens 81 countries, among them dozens of Americans, at least 130 Canadians and five subjects of the United Kingdom.
U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday unveiled a new strategy to fight against "Islamic state". He stated that he would not enter Iraq American troops, instead, the U.S. air force will increase the intensity of air strikes. While Obama said that Washington wants to create and lead a broad coalition in the fight against militants in Syria and Iraq.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has accepted the resignation of Minister for post-disaster reconstruction Masahiro since the beginning. The reason for the resignation was the statement that if the tsunami in 2011 did not hit the remote area of the island of Honshu and the capital, the amount of damage would have been huge.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Ankara could revise its stance on the issue of EU membership if Brussels will continue to stall for time. According to him, in case of need a country may hold a referendum at which citizens will speak about future expectations.
The candidate in presidents of France from the "National front" marine Le Pen said that he wants to have peaceful relations with all countries, including USA and Russia. According to Le Pen, she believes that a multi-polar world. "I respect all Nations," she said.
Launched a second aircraft carrier of the Navy of the people's liberation army of China. The ceremony of launching of the warship, constructed by the project 001A, was held Wednesday, April 26. The ship will be commissioned in 2020, after conducting sea trials.
The US Navy destroyer "Mahan" in the Persian Gulf was forced to change course to avoid collision with the Iranian boat. Battle ship on Monday met with the boat of the IRGC. The destroyer changed course, gave the signal of danger, launched flares, and brought the weapon to combat readiness.
The daughter of the President of the United States Donald trump Ivanka said that did not influence the decision of his father to launch a missile attack on the Syrian air base "Sirat". According to her, he divided her point of view, however, the order to strike "retaliation" was given after consultations at the highest levels in the government.