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Air strike on prison in Syria's Idlib kills 16: monitor

25 Mar 2017
At least 16 people were killed overnight in air strikes on a prison in the rebel-held city of Idlib in northwest Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said Saturday. It said the dead included prisoners and prison guards,...
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Russia says six of its soldiers killed in Chechnya base attack

25 Mar 2017
Russia said on Friday that six of its soldiers had been killed after successfully repelling an assault on a military facility in Chechnya, an attack the "Islamic State" (IS) militant group said it had carried out. The National...
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Israeli soldiers kill Palestinian petrol bomb thrower in West Bank

24 Mar 2017
Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian and wounded three others on Thursday in the occupied West Bank, a Palestinian health official said. The Israeli army said they had attacked a settlement with petrol bombs. The Palestinian health...
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Erdogan warns Europeans 'will not walk safely', as row continues

23 Mar 2017
President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that Europeans would not be able to walk safely on the streets if they kept up their current attitude toward Turkey, his latest salvo in a row over campaigning by Turkish politicians in Europe....
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Fierce clashes persist in Syria ahead of renewed peace talks

23 Mar 2017
The Syrian army and rebels, including jihadist groups, fought in the capital Damascus and north of Hama on Thursday after the insurgents' biggest offensive for months, underscoring the bleak prospects for peace talks which resume later...
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Russia underplayed losses in recapture of Syria's Palmyra

22 Mar 2017
Russia's force in Syria has suffered losses since late January more than three times higher than the official toll, according to evidence gathered by Reuters, a tally that shows the fight in Syria is tougher and more costly than the...
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Iraqi forces try to bring civilians out of west Mosul, US pledges more support

22 Mar 2017
Iraqi government forces attempted to evacuate civilians from Mosul's Islamic State-held Old City on Tuesday so that troops could clear the area, but militant snipers hampered the effort, Iraqi officers said. They said the...
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Russia must limit Iranian power in Syria: Israeli intelligence director

21 Mar 2017
Russia and other world powers must move to limit Iran's growing military strength in Syria because it poses a regional threat, the director-general of Israel's Intelligence Ministry told Reuters in an interview. Israeli...
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UN explores land route options to get aid to Syria’s Qamishli

21 Mar 2017
The United Nations is testing a new road route to deliver aid to the Syrian city of Qamishli, and also has provisional approval from the Syrian government for supplies to cross the border from Turkey, according to minutes of a...
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Hamas aims to improve international image with new program

21 Mar 2017
The Islamic militant group Hamas has drafted a new political program it hopes will improve ties with neighboring Egypt and the West, and present a more moderate image that will help it get off Western terrorism lists. The internationally...
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