14 ‘Damascus loyalists’ dead after Turkish strikes

By Middle East Affairs Turkish air strikes have killed at least 14 Syrian regime fighters in the northwestern enclave of Afrin, AFP reports. Three Kurdish fighters were also killed in the strikes Thursday in Jamma, a village on the Turkish border, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a British-based monitor. Turkey-led

45 dead after another Syria raid

By Middle East Affairs More air strikes hit the rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta in Syria on Tuesday, killing 45 people, AFP reports. This is the third day of another regime bombing campaign. Of those who died, 12 were children, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Today's strikes come just one day after

Three Egyptian soldiers killed by jihadist militants

By Middle East Affairs Three Egyptian soldiers are dead, the first reported in a 10-day-old campaign against Islamist militants in the Sinai peninsula, Reuters reports. Egypt's military put out a statement on the matter, but it did not say where or when the soldiers died. The campaign began Feb. 9, and the military

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