Sunday, September 27, 2020

Yemen: Government and Houthi rebels agree to exchange over 1,000 prisoners

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Yemen’s internationally recognised government and the Houthi rebels agreed to exchange about 1,000 detainees and prisoners, including 15 Saudis, as part of trust-building steps aimed at reviving a stalled peace process, the United Nations said.

“I am personally extremely pleased to be here to announce that you have reached a very important milestone,” UN envoy Martin Griffiths told reporters on Sunday.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Syria: 28 dead as Islamic State group and government forces clash in Raqqa

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Clashes in Syria between pro-regime forces and Islamic State group jihadists, along with air strikes, have killed at least 28 fighters in the northern province of Raqqa, a war monitor said Tuesday.

“IS has since Monday carried out several attacks on Syrian army and allied positions and checkpoints in the Badia (desert) of Raqqa, killing 13 members of regime forces,” the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

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Saturday, September 19, 2020

Iraq: Turkey strikes two parts of Kurdistan Region’s Sidakan area

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Turkey struck two sites in the Sidakan sub-district of Erbil province in the early hours of Friday, according to Sidakan town’s mayor.

Turkish artillery fired at the Sari Zraran area of Sidakan’s Khalifan village, and a Turkish drone struck the nearby area of Birkma, mayor Ihsan Chalabi told Rudaw on Friday.

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Thursday, September 17, 2020

Israel: Israeli army strikes Gaza in response to 15 rockets fired after peace deal with two Gulf Arab countries

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The Israeli army struck back Wednesday at Hamas military targets in the Gaza Strip after militants fired 15 rockets amid the backdrop of the Jewish state’s signing of normalization accords with two Gulf Arab countries.

“Approximately 10 terror targets were struck, among the sites struck were a weapons and explosives manufacturing factory and a military compound used for training and rocket launching experiments by the Hamas terror organization,” the Israel Defense Forces said in a statement.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Syria: Russian warplanes target rebel positions in Idlib

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Russian warplanes targeted positions of the al-Qaida-linked rebel groups in Syria’s northwestern province of Idlib on Tuesday, a war monitor reported.

The Russian war jets targeted training camps of the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), the umbrella group of the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front, in the northern countryside of Idlib, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

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