Jan. 29 Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT

Palestine, Israel
Palestine, Israel

JENIN — The Palestinian Ministry of Health said a 19-year-old Palestinian was killed and five others wounded early Sunday by Israeli soldiers in a Jenin refugee camp, in northern West Bank.
Palestinian sources said clashes erupted between Palestinian youth and Israeli forces after the latter stormed into the camp. (Palestine-Israel-Violence)
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DAMASCUS — A first batch of 160 people, including rebels and their families, evacuated the water-rich town of Ain Fijeh northwest of the capital Damascus toward the northern city of Idlib on Sunday, as part of a deal with the government, after the Syrian forces captured the town to restore water to thirsty Damascus, a military source told Xinhua.
The rebels and their families have gathered in the nearby towns of Deir Mikren, and Deir Qanun for their departure toward Idlib, a day after the Syrian army wrested control over Ain Fijeh town in the Barada Valley region. (Syria-Ain Fijeh)
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SANAA — At least 25 civilians were killed in the latest U.S. counter-terror raid in Yemen on Sunday, tribal and local sources in Baida province told Xinuha.
At least nine women, six children, including eight-year-old daughter of former al-Qaida leader Anwar Al-Awlaqi, and 10 men were killed in the raid which was carried out at dawn in the Yakla village within the Walad Rabi’e district in the town of Qaifa, Baida, the sources said. (Yemen-U.S. Raid)
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BEIRUT — A Palestinian security official at the Embassy of Palestine in Beirut survived on Sunday an assassination attempt in southern Lebanon.
Ismael Sharrouf, a top security official at the Palestinian embassy in Beirut, was attacked by heavy gunfire from a suspected militant when travelling in his car near a bank in Sidon, the National News Agency (NNA) reported. (Lebanon-Palestinian Official-Assaination) Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh

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