MOGADISHU — At least eight Somalia soldiers were killed and several others injured on Sunday after fighting between Al-Shabaab militants and Somalia National Army (SNA) in Warmahan and Tihsile locations of southern Somalia.
SomaliaDeputy Governor of Lower Shabelle region for Finance Affairs, Abdifitah Abdulle Yusuf told Xinhua two senior army commanders were among government soldiers killed. (Somalia-Al-Shabaab-Attack)
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BERLIN — German Federal Assembly on Sunday elected former foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier as German president.
Steinmeier won absolute majority with 931 of 1239 votes, far beyond the votes got by candidates from other parties or as independents. (Germany-New President)
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BERLIN — The airport in northern Germany city of Hamburg has resumed operations after it was temporarily suspended for several hours due to suspicious toxin found earlier Sunday, the airport authorities said.
The unknown toxin was reportedly spread through the air conditioning system of the airport, which left dozens of people injured, including some airport staff. (Germany-Hamburg Airport)
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SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir — Four militants, two Indian army troopers and a civilian were killed and three troopers wounded Sunday in a fierce gunfight in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said.
The gunfight broke out at Frisal village of Kulgam district, about 55 km south of Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir. (India-Kashmir Gunfight)
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ISTANBUL — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that Turkey’s ultimate goal in its military operation in northern Syria is not the town of al-Bab alone but clearing the region of terrorism.
“The ultimate goal is to establish a 5,000-square-kilometre terror-free zone,” the president told reporters at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport prior to his departure for Bahrain.
“In the following period, toward the east, there are Manbij and Raqqa,” Erdogan said of Turkey’s next targets. (Turkey-Fighting Terrorism) Enditem

Source: Xinhua/


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