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Hamas strikes

International | Plus, other Notre Dame fires and it’s a boy for the royals
by Mindy Belz
Posted 5/06/19, 05:52 pm

ISRAEL: Israel’s military is investigating why Route 34 north of Gaza and near an Israeli kibbutz was left open after 68-year-old Moshe Feder was killed driving along the road, one of four Israeli civilians killed in a barrage of missiles launched from Gaza over the weekend.

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Turkey builds border wall inside Syria

International | Meanwhile, the Assad regime escalates fighting in Idlib
by Mindy Belz
Posted 5/03/19, 03:10 pm

SYRIA: The Assad regime with Russian air cover has carried out attacks on what was a demilitarized zone. In what’s become a familiar pattern, the Syrian army escalated attacks to defeat al-Qaeda-linked militant groups controlling Idlib, killing an estimated 50 civilians over the last two weeks and forcing thousands to flee. Kurdish forces in the northeast report that those al-Qaeda affiliates from Idlib are moving into Afrin—an area taken by Turkey last year.

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U.S. airstrike targets al-Shabaab in Somalia

International | Plus, reports from the Philippines, Mexico, Syria, and more
by Mindy Belz
Posted 1/21/19, 01:43 pm

SOMALIA: The U.S. military on Saturday carried out its deadliest airstrike in Somalia, killing 52 jihadists at an al-Shabaab stronghold—following a deadly terrorist attack in Nairobi last week and the jihadist group’s attack on Ethiopian troops near the joint U.S.-Kenya-Somalia base.

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