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Watchdog warns of aid disaster in Syria; shelling kills 11


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India: Pakistan shelling kills 3 Indian soldiers in Kashmir


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Pakistan ready to hand over Indian pilot amid more shelling

Pakistan ready to hand over Indian pilot amid more shellingISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan prepared to hand over a captured Indian pilot on Friday while blistering cross-border attacks across the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir continued for a fourth straight day, even as the two nuclear-armed neighbors seek to defuse their most serious confrontation in two decades.



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Israeli shelling kills Gaza militant after officer wounded

Israeli shelling kills Gaza militant after officer woundedJERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli shelling of the Gaza Strip on Tuesday killed a Palestinian militant and wounded four others shortly after an Israeli soldier was shot on the border of the coastal enclave, authorities said. Following the incident, Israel said it would halt a key transfer of Qatari funds to the Gaza Strip.



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Israeli brass casts doubt on blaming shelling on Hezbollah

Israeli brass casts doubt on blaming shelling on HezbollahBy Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli military officials were quoted on Monday rowing back from an assertion by the defense minister that Hezbollah was behind a spate of shelling from Syria, which could increase tension on Israel’s northern frontier. The government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been warning that Israel, which has largely stayed out of the six-year-old Syrian civil war, could step up attacks in retaliation for shelling across the frontier, or to block Damascus’s Iranian and Lebanese Hezbollah reinforcements from setting up bases.



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IS shelling kills 14 civilians in east Syria city: monitor

IS shelling kills 14 civilians in east Syria city: monitorFourteen civilians were killed late Monday when Islamic State group jihadists shelled a government-controlled neighbourhood of Syria’s eastern Deir Ezzor city, a monitor said. Three children were among the dead in the regime-held Al-Joura district, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. “The shelling hit just before families were gathering to break the Ramadan fast,” said Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman.



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Syria regime shelling 'bloody message" before talks: opposition

Syria regime shelling 'bloody message" before talks: oppositionThe leading Syrian opposition body on Sunday lambasted escalating attacks by government forces as a “bloody message” aimed at sabotaging peace talks that are due to open in Geneva next week. The High Negotiations Committee (HNC) said recent attacks near Damascus, Homs city, and elsewhere were “obstructing the efforts aimed at a political transition in Syria”. “It is a bloody message from a criminal regime just a few days ahead of political negotiations in Geneva that demonstrates its rejection of any political solution,” the HNC said in an online statement.



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