Oct. 7 Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT


ANKARA — Ten rebels of the outlawed Kurdish Workers’ Party (PKK) were killed in southeastern Turkey near the border with Iraq on Wednesday, according to the Turkish military.
A group of armed PKK members attempted to infiltrate to the area of Aktutun border guard command post from three directions in the southeastern province of Hakkari, said a statement issued by the General Staff of the Turkish Armed Forces. (Turkey-PKK)
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DAMASCUS — The Syrian army recaptured 70 kilometers of rebel-held territory in the central province of Hama, as the Syrian ground troops unleashed offensive Wednesday under the fire cover of the Russian war jets, the pan-Arab al-Mayadeen TV reported.
The 50 kilometers of the retaken territory were under the control of the Jaish al-Fateh group, or the Conquer Army, an alliance of several jihadi groups, mainly the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front, said the report. The other 20 kilometers were under the control of other rebel groups. (Syria-Rebels)
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JERUSALEM — Seventeen Arab Israelis were arrested by Israeli police as violent clashes spread to Israeli Arab cities on Wednesday, despite calls for calm on both Palestinian and Israeli sides. (Israel-Palestine-Clash)
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ALGIERS — Up to seven people were killed on Tuesday over night in a deadly road accident in the locality of Timimoun in Algeria’s province of Adrar, local media reported on Wednesday.
Quoting a source at the Firefighting Department, KBC channel said a minivan transporting women aged between 74 and 80, collided with a semi trailer coming from the opposite side, leaving seven women dead, and injuring three. (Algeria-Accident) Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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