Feb. 9 Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT

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DAMASCUS — At least seven people were killed and 15 others wounded on Tuesday, when a booby-trapped car ripped through the parking lot of the Police Club in Damascus’ northern district of Masaken Barzeh, a well-informed source told Xinhua, adding that the information is preliminary.

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The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the car bomb was placed in the parking lot of the police club in Masaken Barzeh, a district north of Damascus that has seen no car bombings before throughout the country’s long-running conflict. (Syria-Blast)
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ANKARA — Turkey’s Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Tuesday warned Russia against possible consequences of its moves in neighboring Syria, suggesting that Moscow might be mired in the country as the Soviet Union did in Afghanistan in 1979, Daily News reported.

“The tyrants who turned Syria, my precious Aleppo and Bayirbucak into a lake of blood will one day definitely pay the price for what they have done,” Davutoglu said during a parliamentary group meeting of his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP). (Turkey-Russia-Syria)
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RAMADI — A total of 34 Islamic State (IS) militants were killed in air strikes by Iraqi and U.S.-led coalition aircraft and artillery shelling in Iraq’s western province of Anbar, a provincial security source told Xinhua.

The international aircraft carried out an air strike on IS positions in a village near the town of Baghdadi, some 190 km northeast of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, leaving 22 IS militants killed and three of their vehicles destroyed, the source said on condition of anonymity. (IS-Iraq) Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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