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Hamas Says Official 'Assassinated' at Damascus Yarmuk Camp

A medic from Hamas was killed in the Yarmuk refugee camp south of the Syrian capital Damascus on Monday, the Palestinian Islamist movement said.

The movement said in a statement that it "mourns the death of the jihadist brother, the martyr, Yehya Hurani, a leader in the Hamas movement."

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Jerusalem Palestinian Charged with Trying to Join IS

Israeli prosecutors Monday charged a Palestinian resident of east Jerusalem with allegedly trying to join the Islamic State jihadist group in Syria, the Shin Bet domestic security agency said.

Khalil Adel Khalil, born in 1990 and a resident of A-Tur neighborhood, had been inspired by IS videos and in August resolved to join it in Syria, a Shin Bet statement said.

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Mortar Attack on Damascus Historic Souk Kills 1, Wounds 30

A mortar attack on a historic souk in central Damascus on Monday killed one person and wounded 30 others, Syria's official news agency said.

"Terrorists launched two mortar rounds on Tarek Ben Ziyad Street, in the Hariqa market of Damascus, which killed one person, wounded 30 others," SANA reported, citing a high-ranking police source.

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Iranian Filmmaker with Ties to Canada Arrested in Iran

A Toronto-based filmmaker with Canadian residency has been arrested in Iran, his family said Monday.

Mostafa Azizi, 53, returned to his birth country in February to care for his ailing father, and was considering moving back when he was arrested on February 1, his son Arash told Agence France-Presse.

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Chaos Grips Yemen President's Former Refuge

Water and power cuts, food shortages and a total lack of security -- Yemeni President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi's former southern stronghold Aden is descending into chaos.

Deadly clashes between local militia fighters and Huthi Shiite rebels, who have seized much of the country, are taking a heavy toll on residents in the port city.

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'You Will Die Tomorrow': Turkish Reporter Recalls Capture by IS

"Now stand up, pray and repent," the man told Turkish photojournalist Bunyamin Aygun. "We are going to execute you tomorrow by the sword."

"I had all my life before me," he said. "I started dreaming how I would be executed every time I closed my eyes."

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Filipino Killed, Five Wounded in Libya Attack

A Filipino oil worker has been killed and five others wounded in a rocket attack on a coastal town west of the Libya capital, a Libyan security source said on Monday.

Three other Filipino oil workers were wounded in Sunday's attack on Zawiya, 40 kilometers (25 miles) west of Tripoli, the source said.

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U.S. Drone Killed Two Iranian Troops in Iraq

Two Iranian Revolutionary Guardsmen were killed by a U.S. drone in the Iraqi city of Tikrit, Iranian state media said Monday, in a report that was denied by the Pentagon.

The official IRNA news agency said the two had been posted to Iraq as advisers in the war against Islamic State (IS) group jihadists and that they died in the drone strike on March 23.

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Egypt Dog-Killers' Jail Terms Reduced on Appeal

An Egyptian court Monday commuted a three-year jail sentence given to three men for the brutal street killing of a dog that was recorded and went viral on the Internet.

Earlier this month, a lower court convicted the three along with the dog's owner, who was tried in absentia, for "thuggery" and "torturing a domestic animal to death," after the footage sparked public outrage.

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Coalition Says Huthi-held Ports under Full Siege as Air Raid Kills Dozens at Displaced Camp

An air strike killed dozens of people at a camp for displaced people in northwest Yemen on Monday, aid workers said, as Arab warplanes bombard rebels around the country.

The International Organization for Migration said at least 40 people had been killed and 200 wounded at the al-Mazrak camp in Hajja province where it has staff on the ground, revising an initial toll of 45 dead.

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