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July, 2019
Volume 45, Number 2
  
13 July 2015
J.D. Conor Mauro




The wall of the 13th-century Citadel of Aleppo, pictured on 12 July, was destroyed the night before by an explosion in a nearby tunnel. (photo: Zein Al Rifai)

Syria civil war: Bomb damages Aleppo’s ancient citadel (BBC) A bomb explosion has caused part of the walls of Aleppo’s ancient citadel to collapse. Built in the 13th Century, it overlooks Aleppo’s Old City and is part of a U.N.-listed World Heritage site…

UNICEF: Syria’s children at risk from water scarcity (U.N. News Center) Syrian children are becoming increasingly vulnerable to waterborne illnesses amid peaking summer temperatures and dwindling supplies of safe water, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned today…

Iraq begins offensive to retake Anbar province (Christian Science Monitor) The Iraqi government began on Monday a long-awaited large-scale military operation to dislodge ISIS militants from Iraq’s western Anbar province, a military spokesman announced…

Video appears to contradict Israeli officer who killed Palestinian (The Guardian) Video footage has emerged that appears to show the moments leading up to the fatal shooting of a teenage stone thrower by a senior Israeli army officer, seemingly contradicting the soldier’s account of the killing…

Pope Francis condemns bomb attack against Italian Consulate (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has expressed his strong condemnation of the car bomb attack against the Italian Consulate in Cairo on Friday which killed one person. His condemnation came in a telegram sent on his behalf by the Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin to the Egyptian President Abdel Fatteh al Sisi…

Militia gunmen take boy hostage in western Ukraine (Washington Post) Two gunmen from Ukraine’s nationalist Right Sector militia on Monday briefly took a 6-year-old boy hostage in western Ukraine as a standoff between the gunmen and police entered its third day…



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