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Libyan National Army Vows to Target More Turkish Troops

Libyan National Army Vows to Target More Turkish Troops

The Libyan National Army (LNA) reiterated on Sunday accusations that Turkey was continuing to provide military support to militias loyal to the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA). LNA officer Khaled al-Mahjoub revealed that 16 Turkish soldiers were killed by the military “so far”,

Israel Kills 2 ‘Islamic Jihad’ Members in Damascus Strike

Israel Kills 2 ‘Islamic Jihad’ Members in Damascus Strike

An Israeli airstrike in Damascus overnight killed two members of the Palestinian “Islamic Jihad”, the armed group said on Monday. Israeli fighter jets launched airstrikes on suspected “Jihad” positions in Syria just before midnight on Sunday after the militant group and Israeli forces clashed aro

If Lebanon Needs Financial Aid, France Will Be there, Says Minister

France is ready to support Lebanon financially - bilaterally or multilaterally - its finance minister said on Sunday, warning against mixing economic recovery in the country with US-led efforts to counter Iran in the region. “France always stands ready to help Lebanon.

Arab Coalition Foils 'Imminent' Houthi Attack in Red Sea

Arab Coalition Foils 'Imminent' Houthi Attack in Red Sea

The Saudi-led Arab coalition announced on Sunday that its forces had thwarted an attack by the Iran-backed Houthi militias in the Red Sea. Coalition spokesman Colonel Turki al-Malki said the Houthis were seeking to carry out an attack using an explosive-laden boat launched from Hodeidah. The c

LNA Says Turkish Officers Killed in Tripoli Shelling

LNA Says Turkish Officers Killed in Tripoli Shelling

The Libyan National Army announced Saturday that three Turkish officers were killed in shelling on the capital, Tripoli. A military source told Asharq Al-Awsat that high-ranking Turkish officers were killed in the LNA’s shelling of Tripoli sea port earlier this week. A Syrian translator was al

UN Chief Urges New Transit Point for Aid to Syria

UN Chief Urges New Transit Point for Aid to Syria

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has urged the Security Council to authorize a new passage point on the Turkish border to allow humanitarian aid to reach the embattled population of northeast Syria, where medical supplies are running short. The recommendation came in a report issued Friday t

Syrian Bomb Kills 16th Turkish Soldier this Month in Idlib

Syrian Bomb Kills 16th Turkish Soldier this Month in Idlib

A Turkish soldier was killed in Syria's Idlib region in a bomb attack by Russian-backed regime forces, the defense ministry said on Saturday, Turkey's 16th military death during a month in which talks between Ankara and Moscow have stalled. The rising Turkish military death toll, including two on

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