Rebel rocket fire kills 35 in Damascus suburb: state TV

A picture taken on Mar 20, 2018 shows smoke plumes rising during regime bombardment in the rebel-held town of Arbin in the Eastern Ghouta enclave, outside the capital Damascus, as Syrian pro-government troops push in an offensive against it. (AFP)
Updated 20 March 2018
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Rebel rocket fire kills 35 in Damascus suburb: state TV

DAMASCUS: Rebel rocket fire on a market in a Damascus suburb killed 35 people Tuesday, Syrian state television said.
The rocket fire by “terrorists” hit the Jaramana area east of Damascus, state television cited a police official as saying, using an expression usually used for rebels.
Initially it reported that 20 people had been killed in the attack.


Israeli troops arrest dozens in West Bank

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Israeli troops arrest dozens in West Bank

  • The arrests come in the wake of a pair of deadly shootings this week believed to have been carried out by Hamas activists
  • A Hamas official said some 70 members have been arrested this week, including about 40 overnight

RAMALLAH, West Bank: A Hamas official in the West Bank says Israeli forces have arrested dozens of Hamas activists, including lawmakers, in overnight raids.
The arrests come in the wake of a pair of deadly shootings this week believed to have been carried out by Hamas activists.
The Hamas official said on Friday that some 70 members have been arrested this week, including about 40 overnight. The official spoke on condition of anonymity fearing arrest by Israel.
The Israeli military on Friday confirmed the overnight arrests.
A Palestinian gunman on Thursday opened fire at a West Bank bus stop, killing two Israeli soldiers. Earlier this week, another gunman opened fire at another bus stop, wounding seven and causing the premature delivery of a baby that later died.