Feb. 9 Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT

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ANKARA — A Russian airstrike mistakenly killed three Turkish soldiers and injured 11 in Syria’s al-Bab town, the Turkish Armed Forces said in a statement on Thursday.

Some Libya Dawn fighters shoot their guns near Libya's capital city of Tripoli, on March 11, 2015. Clashes erupted on Wednesday between Libya Dawn militants and pro-government forces in the Ajaylat area some 80 kilometers west of Tripoli. (Xinhua/Hamza Turkia)
Some Libya Dawn fighters shoot their guns near Libya’s capital city of Tripoli, on March 11, 2015. Clashes erupted on Wednesday between Libya Dawn militants and pro-government forces in the Ajaylat area some 80 kilometers west of Tripoli. (Xinhua/Hamza Turkia)
A Russian warplane, conducting airstrikes against Islamic State (IS) targets in Syria, mistakenly hit a building where Turkish soldiers were placed. (Turkey-Russia-Syria)
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TEHRAN — An explosion in a research center in Iran’ southern port city of Bandar Abbas has claimed the lives of five people, Iran’s state IRINN TV reported on Thursday.
In the incident in the agricultural research center, nine others were injured. (Iran-Explosion)
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JERUSALEM — Four people were injured on Thursday afternoon in a shooting and stabbing attack in the central Israeli city of Petah Tikva, the Israeli Magen David Adom (MDA) emergency medical service said.
A man and a woman in their 50s, as well as an approximately 30-year-old woman, are being treated for gunshot wounds to the legs, according to MDA. (Israel-Shooting)
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TRIPOLI — Heavy clashes erupted in southern Libya’s Tripoli on Wednesday night and lasted until early Thursday morning between rival militias.
Media reports said the clashes were between two rival militias, one loyal to the United Nations-backed government of national accord and the other loyal to the government of national salvation which is trying to seize the city. (Libya-Fighting) Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh

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