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Syria Kurds return 25 Yazidi women and children freed from Islamic State to Iraq

QAZLAJOKH (SYRIA) Syrian Kurds on Saturday repatriated 25 women and children from Iraq’s Yazidi minority after freeing them during the final push against the Islamic State group, a local official said. The US-backed fighters say they rescued some 300 Yazidi women and children during the fight to take the jihadists’ …

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Palestinian teen killed shot and killed by Israeli troops in border clashes: Gaza ministry

GAZA CITY A Palestinian teenager was shot dead by the Israeli army Friday during renewed clashes on the Gaza border, the health ministry in the Palestinian enclave said. A ministry spokesman said Maysara Abu Shaloof, 15, was “shot in the stomach by the (Israeli) occupation east of Jabalia,” referring to …

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Iraqi Shiite militias reject US naming of Iran Revolutionary Guards as terrorist group

NAJAF (IRAQ) A group of Iraq’s Shi’ite militia groups said on Saturday that they strongly rejected the designation of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp (IRGC) as a terrorist organization by the United States. The groups, backed and trained by Tehran, delivered a statement from the home of Iran’s consul-general in …

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Israel raid kills Iranian fighters in central Syria: Monitor

DAMASCUS (SYRIA) An Israeli air strike in central Syria wounded three combatants early Saturday, the official SANA news agency reported. A Britain-based war monitor said the strike killed several Iranian fighters and wounded 17 Syrian troops and their allies. An Israeli military spokesman declined to comment on the foreign media …

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Pelosi hits Trump over use of 9/11 images to criticize Muslim lawmaker Ilhan Omar

WASHINGTON U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi criticized President Donald Trump on Saturday for a Twitter post that used 9/11 imagery while suggesting Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, a Muslim, was dismissive of the New York attacks. “The memory of 9/11 is sacred ground, and any discussion of it must …

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