ARBIL, Iraq — Eight people were killed and 10 wounded on Saturday in air strikes by Turkish warplanes on targets of the outlawed Kurdish Workers’ Party (PKK) at a village in the semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan in northern Iraq, an official Kurdish website reported. warplane
“The Turkish warplanes violated the airspace of Kurdistan region in the early morning and bombarded villages in Qandil mountain which left eight citizens and PKK fighters killed and 10 others wounded,” said the official website of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), a major Kurdish party in which the Iraqi President Fuad Masoum is a leading figure. (Iraq-Turkey)
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CAIRO — An Egyptian court sentenced on Saturday 300 loyalists of the currently-blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood group of former Islamist President Mohamed Morsi from three to 10 years in prison over violence charges, official MENA news agency reported.
Zagazig Criminal Court in Sharqiya province, Morsi’s hometown, sentenced 31 to 10 years and 269 to three years after being convicted of inciting and committing acts of violence, possessing weapons and belonging to the Brotherhood group. (Egypt-Muslim Brotherhood)
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BAGHDAD — A total of 1,332 Iraqis were killed and 2,108 others injured in terrorist attacks and violence in July in Iraq, the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) said in a statement on Saturday.
A total of 844 civilians, including 27 policemen, and 488 Iraqi security forces personnel were killed, while 1,616 other civilians, including 38 policemen, and 492 security members were wounded, according to the statement. (Iraq-Violence)
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CAIRO — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in the Egyptian capital Cairo on Saturday as the beginning of a tour in the Middle East region, official MENA news agency reported.
Kerry’s two-day visit to Cairo will include a strategic dialogue with Washington’s longtime ally and will also discuss support to Egypt in it’s war against terrorism, particularly in the restive North Sinai province. (Egypt-US-Middle East) Enditem


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