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Russian officers deliver humanitarian aid to ancient Syrian city of Maaloula

Russian officers from the Center for reconciliation of the opposing sides in Syria have delivered humanitarian aid to the town of Maaloula, a center’s spokesman Eduard Titov told reporters on Saturday.

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Utah mayor killed in "insider attack" in Afghanistan, officials say

The mayor of a Utah city was killed during an attack in Afghanistan while he was serving with the state’s National Guard, the town’s temporary mayor Brent Chugg confirmed to CBS Salt Lake City affiliate KUTV. North Ogden Mayor Brent Taylor died Saturday in an apparent “insider attack” in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan.

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Syria envoy says UN security team visits alleged attack site

Syrian media said international chemical weapons inspectors on Tuesday entered the town of Douma, where an alleged poison gas attack was carried out earlier this month, but a Syrian diplomat said later that only a U.N. security team visited the Damascus suburb.

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Syria attack triggered Western action, but on the ground Assad gained

After Syrian forces bombed the town of Douma earlier this month in an attack the United States says involved chlorine gas, Washington and its allies launched missile strikes as punishment.

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The Latest: Syrian army says it has retaken eastern Ghouta

The Syrian army has declared the eastern suburbs of the capital Damascus “fully liberated” after the last group of gunmen left the town of Douma.

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France to honor ‘hero’ policeman who died in terrorist attack

The French policeman, Arnaud Beltrame, who voluntarily swapped places with a hostage during a siege on a supermarket in the town of Trebes will be remebered in a national tribute to be held at a later date. The gendarme died on Friday as a result of his bullet injuries.

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Palestinian killed in Israeli raid in West Bank

Reuters reports, at least one Palestinian was killed in a raid by Israeli soldiers on the town of Jenin in the occupied West Bank late on Wednesday, Palestinian health officials and local residents said.

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Iraqi forces launch final assault to retake Hawija from ISIS

Iraqi forces Wednesday launched the final assault to capture the town of Hawija, Reuters said, citing the military.

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Iraqi forces begin operation to retake Hawija from IS group

Iraq’s prime minister says Iraqi forces have begun the operation to retake the town of Hawija from the Islamic State group.

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Iraqi forces begin operation to retake Tal Afar from IS

The operation to retake the town of Tal Afar, west of Mosul, from the Islamic State group began Sunday morning, Iraq’s prime minister said.

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Fire hits Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon, casualties feared: security source

A big fire tore through a camp for Syrian refugees in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley on Sunday and casualties were feared, a security source said. The camp is located near the town of Qab Elias, an hour’s drive from Beirut.

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Pressure builds in Italy after G7 leaders fail to tackle refugee crisis

Within 24 hours of the leaders of the G7 nations leaving Taormina, Sicily, the designer shops and sleek bars of the hilltop town were once again teeming with tourists. Hardly any trace of the summit remained, just some flags on the town hall, a half-dismantled stage in the Roman amphitheatre, a sign for a French press conference in the main square, and a small art exhibition including Caravaggio’s Ecce Homo.

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Why is the US Bombing Assad’s Troops and How is It Connected With James Comey?

On Thursday, US-led coalition forces launched an airstrike on Syrian pro-government troops near the town of al-Tanf in southern Syria claiming that they posed a threat to the US-backed forces. Fyodor Lukyanov, an expert in foreign affairs, analyzed how it might be connected with what is going on the US’ domestic political arena.

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At Least 1 Civilian Killed, 21 Injured in Kashmir After Encounter With Militants

The protests in the town of Kulgam in the Indian Jammu and Kashmir state, prompted by the death of two people, who accidentally died in an operation against militants, resulted in the death of another civilian, while 21 others were injured, local media reported Monday, citing authorities.

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Ukrainian Army Concentrates Troops Near Avdiivka for Offensive

According to a DPR official, the Ukrainian Armed Forces are concentrating troops and armaments near the town of Avdiivka for an offensive.

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