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U.N. says 10,000 killed in Yemen war, far more than other estimates

Air strikes in Yemen.At least 10,000 people have been killed in Yemen's 18-month-old civil war, the United Nations on Tuesday, approaching double the estimates of more than 6,000 cited by officials and aid workers for much of 2016.
 

Turkish army thrusts deeper into Syria, monitor says 35 villagers killed

Turkish armoured vehicles in Syria.Turkey's army and its allies thrust deeper into Syria on Sunday, seizing territory controlled by Kurdish-aligned forces on the fifth day of a cross-border campaign that a monitoring group said had killed at least 35 villagers.
   

Suicide bomber kills 54 in Yemen attack

A suicide bomber has killed nearly 60 people in Yemen.A suicide bomber killed at least 54 people when he drove a car bomb into a militia compound in Aden on Monday, the health ministry said, in one of the deadliest attacks claimed by Islamic State in the southern Yemeni port city.
   

China military says it is providing medical training for Syria

The Chinese flag.China's Defence Ministry said on Thursday it has been providing medical training for Syria, following a visit to the war-ravaged country last week by a senior Chinese officer.
   

Massacre reports show U.S. inability to curb Iraq militias

altShi’ite militias in Iraq detained, tortured and abused far more Sunni civilians during the American-backed capture of the town of Falluja in June than U.S. officials have publicly acknowledged, Reuters has found.
   

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