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Israel targets more than 300 Gaza objects: army JERUSALEM: The Israeli air force launched raids on more than 300 targets in attacks against Hamas in the Gaza Strip overnight in response to rocket fire, an army spokesman said on Thursday."We aimed at 322 targets in Gaza overnight, taking to 750 the total number of Hamas targets hit by the army since the start of Operation Protective Edge," said spokesman Peter Lerner.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...

Israel kills top Gaza militant, five others in air strike GAZA: Israel assassinated a top local leader of the militant group in the northern Gaza Strip early on Wednesday, neighbours and hospital officials said, and five others including family members were also killed. An Israeli military spokeswoman said she had no initial details on the strike. “The militant, Hafez Hamad, two brothers and his parents were killed when his house was bombed in an air strike in the town of Beit Hanoun in the northern ...
Florida lawyers fired for calling Palestinians ‘swine’,‘cockroaches’ MIAMI: Two South Florida public defenders were fired Tuesday after making inflammatory remarks on social media about Palestinians allegedly celebrating the abduction and murder of three Israeli teenagers in June. In one Facebook post attorney Gary Sheres wrote, “They are the filthy swine they don’t eat,” referring to the Muslim custom of not eating pork. “That’s why the Palestinian people are considered the cockroaches of the world,” lawyer Bruce Raticoff wrote. “Burn them to the ...
Saudi reports shelling on border with Iraq RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Monday reported three shells hit the Arar area inside the country along its border with Iraq, where militants have gone on the offensive."Three shells struck near a residential complex in the northern border area, without causing casualties," a border guards spokesman said, adding that an inquiry into the origin of the shelling was under way.In November, Iraqi pro-Iranian group Jaish al-Mukhtar claimed it had fired six mortar rounds into a remote ...
At least 7 dead in suicide bomb attack in northern Baghdad: sources BAGHDAD: At least seven people including four policemen were killed in northern Baghdad on Monday when a suicide bomber blew up a car packed with explosives at a checkpoint, police and medical sources said.The sources said that 17 people were wounded at the checkpoint.The prime minister's military spokesman Qassim Atta was not immediately available for comment.Security across Iraq remains very volatile as the government battles Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...
Syrian army poised for Aleppo assault: opposition BEIRUT: The opposition Syrian National Coalition said on Sunday that regime forces are preparing to launch a major assault on rebel-held areas of the northern city of Aleppo.The group's leadership, meanwhile, was meeting in Istanbul to elect a successor to SNC chief Ahmad Jarba."The military situation is very difficult, the siege of Aleppo has become a reality," coalition spokesman Luay Safi said on the group's website. "Syrian troops are preparing to invade Aleppo," he said.Aleppo, ...
Two fires broke out days before Turkey mine tragedy: report ANKARA: Security camera footage showed that two separate fires broke out in a Turkish mine just days before a blast left 301 people dead in the country's worst industrial accident, local media reported on Sunday.Criminal experts in Ankara examined footage from 16 security cameras recorded between April 27 and May 18 as part of an investigation into the disaster in the western town of Soma in May, the private Dogan news agency reported.The first fire ...


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