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Regime attack kills 7 civilians in northwestern Syria

At least seven civilians, including children, were killed and three others were wounded in a regime attack on Syria's northwestern Idlib province early on July 22.

According to the Syria Civil Defense, or White Helmets, the regime and supporting terror groups conducted an attack on the Iblin village, south of Idlib, with ground-to-ground weapons.

Bulgaria Censured for Expelling Turkish Journalist Fleeing Arrest

A refugee waits near the Pazarkule Border gate early morning at the Turkish-Greek border, in Edirne, Turkey, 04 March 2020. EPA-EFE/SEDAT SUNA

The Bulgarian state was ordered to pay the journalist 15,000 euros in damages.

The court in Strasbourg found that he was forced to leave Turkey amid a widespread crackdown in the aftermath of a failed coup in July 2016.

Turkey condemns Macron’s meeting with members of YPG-affiliated group

Turkey condemned the meeting of French President Emmanuel Macron with members of "the so-called 'Syrian Democratic Council,' which is under the control of the PYD/YPG, the Syrian extension of the terrorist organization PKK," Foreign Ministry spokesperson Tanju Bilgiç said in a written statement on July 20.

Israeli army launches artillery towards Lebanon in response to rocket fire

As stated, the air defense intercepted one of the missiles, and the other fell on the open area. There were no reports of injuries or damage.
Rocket fire from Lebanon is the first such cross-border incident since May when Palestinian extremists fired rockets at Israel during the 11-day war between the Israeli military and extremists Hamas, which rules in the Gaza Strip.

Two rescued bears head for US from crisis-hit Lebanon

Two endangered Syrian brown bears were headed to a new life in the United States on July 18 after being rescued from cramped conditions in a Lebanese zoo, two charities said.

Homer and Ulysses, each aged 18 and weighing 130 kilos, had been living in a zoo near the southern city of Tyre, animal rights association Animals Lebanon said.

Syria’s Assad takes oath after much maligned re-election

President Bashar al-Assad took the oath of office for a fourth term in war-ravaged Syria on July 17, after officially winning 95 percent of the vote in an election dismissed abroad.

It was the second presidential poll since the start of a decade-long civil war that has killed almost half a million people and battered the country's infrastructure.

Five PKK terrorists surrender to Turkish security sources

Five more PKK terrorists surrendered in Turkey as result of persuasion efforts by security forces, the Interior Ministry announced on July 17. 

The ministry said the terrorists surrendered after fleeing the terror group thanks to persuasion efforts by police and gendarmerie teams, bringing the number of terrorists who have surrendered through persuasion this year alone to 107.

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