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CAIRO — At least one person was killed and ten others were injured in Saturday’s blast that targeted the Italian consulate in downtown Cairo, the Egyptian Health Ministry said in a statement. Bomb
Sinai-based Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (ABM) militant group, which has changed its name to “Sinai State” and vowed loyalty to the Islamic State (IS) regional militant group, claimed responsibility for the blast on a Twitter account attributed to them. (Egypt-Blast-Terrorism)
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DAMASCUS — At least 30 militants with the Islamic State (IS) group were killed during ongoing battles with the Syrian army forces in the surrounding of the ancient city of Palmyra, a monitor group reported Saturday.
The battles in the vicinity of this millennia-old oasis city have been gaining momentum in recent days, as the Syrian forces were said to be waging a counter-offensive to recapture Palmyra from the IS hands. (Syria-Palmyra-IS)
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SANAA — Fighting rages in Yemen after a United Nations-brokered humanitarian truce came into effect early Saturday as the warring parties were accused of breaching the ceasefire, officials and witnesses said.
Warplanes of the Saudi-led coalition forces struck several military targets in Yemen’s capital Sanaa and other major cities early on Saturday, two hours after the truce came into effect, while the Shiite Houthi group fired mortar shells against pro-government fighters in Mansoura neighborhood in the southern port city of Aden, witnesses told Xinhua. (Yemen-Truce)
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BEIRUT — The Lebanese Army command said Saturday that an Israeli drone crashed in the port of the northern coastal city of Tripoli.
“At around 8:30 am (0530 GMT), a drone belonging to the Israeli enemy went down in the port of Tripoli,” the army said in a statement by the Guidance Directorate without elaborating. (Lebanon-Israel-Drone) Enditem


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