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Turkey works with Russia on Idlib amid lull in air strikes

Turkey works with Russia on Idlib amid lull in air strikesDamascus, backed by Russia and Iran, has been preparing a major assault to recover the region. The United Nations has warned this could trigger a humanitarian catastrophe in an area where 3 million people live. Idlib is part of an arc of territory at the Turkish border representing the last major area held by insurgents who have fought President Bashar al-Assad through more than seven years of war.



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Syria's Idlib under 'violent' air strikes after Tehran failure

Syria's Idlib under 'violent' air strikes after Tehran failureAl Munţār (Syria) (AFP) – Syria’s last major rebel bastion Idlib was Saturday targeted by the “most violent” Russian air strikes in a month, a monitor said, after the failure of a three-way summit on the Syrian conflict. The renewed strikes came a day after the leaders of rebel backer Turkey and regime allies Russia and Iran failed at the summit in Tehran to agree on how to stave off a threatened offensive on the northwestern province of Idlib. Aid organisations have warned that any military campaign to retake the region of nearly three million people on the Turkish border could spark one of the worst humanitarian disasters in Syria’s seven-year war.



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Blast strikes north Syria town

Blast strikes north Syria townA blast killed at least one person in a region of north Syria controlled by Turkey-backed Syrian rebel groups, a witness and a war monitor said on Saturday. The explosion in Azaz was caused by a car bomb, said the war monitor, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, and hit a sit-in to demand new elections to the local council, the witness said. The Observatory said one person was killed and others injured.



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Federal Court Strikes Down North Carolina Congressional Map Again

Federal Court Strikes Down North Carolina Congressional Map AgainA federal court in North Carolina ruled for the second time this year that the



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Powerful magnitude 8.2 earthquakes strikes near Fiji, no tsunami triggered

Powerful magnitude 8.2 earthquakes strikes near Fiji, no tsunami triggeredA powerful 8.2-magnitude earthquake struck the Pacific Ocean near the islands of Fiji and Tonga on Sunday local time.



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Wave of strikes hits Syria's last rebel-held bastion

Wave of strikes hits Syria's last rebel-held bastionThe UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said dozens of strikes from helicopters and war planes had hit parts of Hama, Idlib and Aleppo provinces, killing at least 29 people. The three areas in northwest Syria are the last major ones still in the hands of fighters seeking to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad, whose forces recaptured the area around Damascus and the southwest earlier this year. Abu al-Baraa al-Hamawi, a rebel leader in northern Hama, said a “massacre” had resulted from strikes in western Aleppo on the town of Urem al-Kubra.



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Venezuelan government: Drone strikes targeted Maduro

Venezuelan government: Drone strikes targeted MaduroCARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Drones armed with explosives detonated near Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Saturday in an apparent assassination attempt that took place while he was delivering a speech to hundreds of soldiers being broadcast live on television, officials said.



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Syria regime advances in south as air strikes kill 15

Syria regime advances in south as air strikes kill 15At least eight battered rebel-held towns in southern Syria returned to regime control under Russian-brokered deals on Saturday as air strikes killed at least 15 civilians, a monitor said. Since June 19, backed by its ally Russia, the Damascus regime has carried out a deadly bombing campaign in southern Syria as it pushes to retake the strategic area bordering Jordan and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. As of Saturday, government forces controlled more than half of Daraa, up from just 30 percent at the start of the operation, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said.



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Air strikes on southern Syria kill 22 civilians: monitor

Air strikes on southern Syria kill 22 civilians: monitorA barrage of Russian air strikes on rebel-held areas of southern Syria killed 22 civilians on Thursday, a monitoring group said, most of them in a single battered town. “At least 35 Russian air strikes hit the town of Al-Mseifra,” the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. “One of them hit a basement where people were taking shelter, killing 17 civilians, including five children,” the Britain-based monitor said.



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Militants' rockets, Israeli air strikes heat up Gaza border

Militants' rockets, Israeli air strikes heat up Gaza borderBy Nidal al-Mughrabi and Ori Lewis GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Several dozen rockets and mortar bombs launched at Israel by Palestinians in Gaza, and Israeli air strikes on the enclave’s dominant Hamas militant group, raised the heat along the border on Wednesday. “I don’t intend to detail the actions we plan on Gaza,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a speech to graduating military officers that was aired on national radio.



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