Friday, October 15

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Death toll in eastern Afghanistan suicide bombing climbs to 36

Medical
Kabul, The death toll in a suicide bombing during a ceasefire celebration in Afghanistan's easternNangarhar province has climbed to 36, an official said on Sunday. At least 65 others were injured in the Saturday afternoon incident that took place in a township in Rodat district as Taliban militants, Afghan government forces and civilians celebrated Eid holidays as well as the second day of a ceasefire, Dr Najibullah Kamawal, the public health director of Nangarhar, told dpa.Victims included Taliban fighters, security forces and civilians, a spokesman for the governor of Nangarhar province and a provincial council member had said on Saturday.The incident took place as Afghan President Ashraf Ghani announced that the government's eight-day ceasefire with Taliban militants will be extended.G...

Jewish Artifacts Disappear From Damascus

Politics
BEIRUT, Jewish artifacts, including ancient parchment torahs from one of the world's oldest synagogues, have gone missing from the Syrian capital amid the tumult of ongoing civil war, with some precious items reportedly surfacing abroad.Activists say the artifacts, moved from the now-destroyed Jobar Synagogue in Damascus' eastern Ghouta suburb when it was taken by rebels, were allegedly put into safekeeping to avoid theft and damage in 2013, but twice since then local officials have discovered some are missing.The main missing cache, they say, contained torahs written on gazelle leather as well as tapestries and chandeliers, and was given to a militia by a local council for safekeeping when rebels surrendered the neighborhood to government forces earlier this year. That group, the Islamist...

Dozens of PKK fighters neutralized in the mountains of Qandil in northern Iraq

Politics
BAGHDAD, The Turkish army announced on Sunday that it had neutralized 35 militants in air strikes carried out by its fighters on PKK positions in the northern Iraqi town of Qandil.The Turkish military said in a statement that the Turkish army fighters, carried out on June 15, raids on PKK positions in Qandil Mount.""The raids resulted in the neutralization of 35 militants from the party," the statement said.Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkish warplanes bombed a meeting of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in the Qandil mountains in Iraq, and that Ankara believed that some of the militants were wounded.In an interview with Television Station Channel 7, Erdogan said that the warplanes bombed a meeting point in the Qandil mountains, where PKK leaders are believe...

Turkish air strikes on areas northern Iraq

Education
BAGHDAD, The Turkish army announced on Sunday that nine PKK terrorists were being neutralized in air raids on many areas inside Iraq and northern Iraq.The Turkish Chief of Staff, according to the Anatolia News Agency reported that Turkish fighter jets targeted yesterday the terrorist positions in the Gokurga region of Hakkari state in southeastern Turkey.The statement added that "the aerial bombardment of the sites of the / terrorist / organization in the areas of the Zab and Afashin - Basian northern Iraq."The statement pointed out that the air strikes destroyed sites, shelters and weapons stores belonging to the terrorist organization .Since March 11, the Turkish armed forces have been continuing their operations against the areas of the PKK camps in northern Iraq.Turkish planes, in coop...

Yemeni army controls new areas in Taiz province

Education
Aden, The Yemeni army has made new field progress in its battles against the Iranian-backed Houthi Militias west of Taiz province.According to the Yemen National Military Website "26sepnews", sources confirmed that the army forces of the 17th Infantry Division took control of several sites in Maqbanah District and the Yemeni army forces captured three members of the Houthi militias and recovered large quantities of weapons and ammunition, noting that engineering teams dismantled 15 landmines planted by the militias in liberated areas.Source: Saudi Press Agency

Erdogan: Turkish aircraft bombed armed Kurds in the mountains of Qandil in northern Iraq

General
BAGHDAD, The Turkish warplanes bombed a meeting of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in the Qandil mountains in Iraq, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, and Ankara believed that leading elements among the militants were wounded.The Turkish army has stepped up air strikes in northern Iraq targeting PKK bases in Qandil, close to the Iraqi-Iranian border, where Ankara suspects leaders of the militant group there.The government also said that Turkish forces had deployed at a depth of about 30 km inside northern Iraq in an area not far from Qandil.In an interview with Channel 7, Erdogan said that the warplanes bombed a meeting point in the Qandil mountains, where PKK leaders are believed to be based. He added that the army would announce the result of air strikes in the comi...