Iraq attacks kill 21, injure dozens: Official

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At least 21 people have been killed and dozens injured in a series of attacks across Iraq, security and hospital officials say.Kirkuk Provincial Health chief Sabah Mohammed said that eight people lost their lives and nine others sustained injuries after two vehicles rigged with explosives detonated in the northern Iraqi city on Wednesday.Although no group has claimed responsibility for the attack, militants are often blamed for such attacks in the oil-rich province of Kirkuk.Meanwhile, in the capital Bagdad, a car bomb killed four people in a shopping area, while separate attacks in different districts left two others dead.On Baghdad’s northern outskirts, a roadside bomb also killed two policemen.

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Gunmen kill Red Cross official in Libya, fire grenade at PM’s office

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Gunmen in Libya shot dead a Swiss national working for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), fired a grenade at the prime minister’s office and tried to kill a renegade general in a series of attacks on Wednesday.Anarchy is spreading in the North African oil-producing country where turmoil and political infighting have reigned since the 2011 uprising that ousted Muammar Gaddafi. A plethora of armed militias operate at will beyond state authority.In the east outside Benghazi, ex-general Khalifa Haftar survived an assassination attempt. In Sirte, a central city where the government has little control, gunmen killed a Swiss ICRC official. And in the capital Tripoli, gunmen fired a rocket propelled grenade at the office of Prime Minister Ahmed Maiteeq.

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At least 120 dead in fighting between Yemen Houthi rebels, government forces

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At least 120 people were killed in northern Yemen on Monday in fighting between Shi’ite Muslim Houthi rebels and government forces before a ceasefire was agreed, a Yemeni official said on Tuesday.Ahmed al-Bekry, deputy governor of Omran province, said that Yemeni war planes bombed positions held there by Houthi fighters and army forces clashed with the rebels, killing around 100 of them. He said about 20 government soldiers were killed as well.He said fighting ended by Monday evening after the sides agreed a ceasefire and no clashes were reported on Tuesday.

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At least 20 killed, dozens wounded in clashes in Libya’s Benghazi: medics

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At least 20 people were killed and almost 70 wounded when the Libyan army and forces of a renegade general fought Islamist militants in the eastern city of Benghazi on Monday, medical sources said.Combat helicopters belonging to forces loyal to former army general Khalifa Haftar – who wants to purge the North African state of Islamist militants he says a weak government has failed to control – supported the army in the worst fighting in months.At least 20 people were killed and 67 wounded in Benghazi alone, hospital doctors said. Some 18 wounded were reported in al-Marj, a town east of Benghazi, where fighting also broke out, medical sources said.Libya is in protracted turmoil three years after the NATO-backed war that ousted Muammar Gaddafi, with Islamist, anti-Islamist, regional and political factions locked in conflict.

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Syrian rebel rocket fire kills 50 in Aleppo: monitoring group

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Syrian rebel rocket fire on government-controlled areas of Aleppo killed 50 people over the weekend, a monitoring group said on Monday, the eve of an election in which rebels have warned they will step up attacks on state targets.The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the death toll from the attacks by the Islamist rebels included nine children.Another 13 people were killed overnight when President Bashar al-Assad’s forces dropped four barrel bombs – crude explosives which cause widespread damage – from helicopters into rebel-held districts of the city, the UK-based Observatory said.

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Nearly 800 killed in Iraq’s bloodiest month this year: U.N.

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Nearly 800 people were killed in violence across Iraq in May, the United Nations said on Sunday, making it the deadliest month so far this year.Of the total 799 people killed, 196 were members of the Iraqi security forces, and the rest were civilians – often victims of attacks by Sunni Islamist insurgents who have been regaining ground and momentum in Iraq over the past year.The real toll is in fact higher because the UN figures do not include casualties in the western province of Anbar, where the Iraqi army has been fighting tribal and insurgent groups since they overran two cities at the start of the year.Despite deteriorating security, Iraq’s incumbent Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki won the largest share of parliamentary seats in national elections last month, dealing a blow to his opponents who blame him for leading the country to ruin.

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Militant mortar attacks on Aleppo kill 20

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Twenty people have been killed in mortar attacks carried out by foreign-backed militants on Syria’s northwestern city of Aleppo.The militants fired 40 mortar shells on several neighborhoods of the flashpoint city, destroying many buildings.Takfiri groups have stepped up their attacks against Syrians in several cities and towns as the country prepares for the presidential election on June 3.Meanwhile, Syrian forces have regained full control over Height 724 north of Kasab village near the port city of Latakia.Government troops have killed 40 armed men and injured 70 more in Kasab.

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