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Netanyahu: Strikes in Syria targeted Hezbollah arms

Prime Minister Netanyahu says recent Israeli raids aimed at preventing attempts to transfer advanced arms to Hezbollah.

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US insists al-Jinah raid targeted al-Qaeda, not mosque

After reports of dozens of civilians killed, Pentagon releases picture of the site of a US raid in Aleppo province.

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Rebels leave Al Waer district under evacuation deal

Fighters and their families moving out of Al Waer and into rebel-held parts of Aleppo under arrangement with government.

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Iraqi forces retake two key areas in west Mosul

Iraqi police say the recapture of al-Kur and al-Tawafa will enable civilians to move to safer areas.

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UN official resigns over Israel apartheid report

The head of the United Nations' West Asia commission, Rima Khalaf, has resigned over what she described as the pressure to withdraw a report that was critical of Israel.

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Houthi missile attack kills dozens in Yemen mosque

Two missiles hit worshippers attending Friday prayers inside military base in Yemen's western Marib province.

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US confirms air raid but denies targeting mosque

After reports of civilian deaths in village, Centcom says air strike on 'al-Qaeda meeting' killed 'several terrorists'.

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Israel carries out air strikes inside Syria

Fighter jets bomb multiple targets, prompting Syrian retaliation with ground-to-air missiles, Israeli army says.

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Iran pilgrims to join this year's hajj: Saudi Arabia

Iran's pilgrims did not attend the hajj in 2016 after the two countries failed to agree on security and logistics.

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Air raid on mosque near Aleppo 'kills dozens'

Mosque in Aleppo province was full of worshippers at evening prayer when it was hit by fighter jets, monitor says.

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