July 21 Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT


DAMASCUS — At least 21 people were killed on Tuesday as Syrian war planes bombed rebel-held areas in the country’s northern city of Aleppo, a monitor group reported.


Six children and women were among those killed when the Syrian air force struck several positions of the armed militants in the city of Manbej, which is controlled by the Islamic State (IS) militants in the northern countryside of Aleppo, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. (Syria-Airstrike)
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BAGHDAD — A total of 34 people were killed and 51 wounded on Tuesday in clashes with Islamic State (IS) militants, U.S.-led coalition air strikes and a suicide car bomb attacks in central and western Iraq, security sources said. (Iraq-IS-Air Strikes)
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JERUSALEM– The Israeli parliament approved late Monday night a new law to increase the punishment for hurling stones, in an attempt to halt a wave of violent resistance in the Palestinian West Bank and East Jerusalem.
The law, sponsored by Israel’s new right-wing government, was passed by 69-17 vote after a stormy debate in the Knesset (parliament) plenum. (Israel-Palestine)
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ISTANBUL — One was killed and three others were injured as an unidentified gunman opened fire at a bar in Istanbul early Tuesday morning.
Local Dogan News Agency reported that the gunman opened fire both inside and outside of a bar located in Valikonagi Street in Sisli district after a dispute between bar customers, including the shooting suspect. (Turkey-Shooting) Enditem

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