Xinhua Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT, Nov. 24


ADEN, Yemen -- Three Yemeni government soldiers were killed in the southern province of Dhalea on Thursday in a drone attack launched by the Houthi militia, a military official told Xinhua.

"An explosive-laden drone of the Houthi rebels struck the government's military sites in the northwestern part of Dhalea, leaving three soldiers killed and six others critically injured," the official said on condition of anonymity. (Yemen-Houthi Attack-Casualties)

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BEIRUT -- The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) on Thursday called for more support to help the organization assist vulnerable Palestinian refugee families amid the deteriorating financial situation in Lebanon.

UNRWA Commissioner General Philippe Lazzarini was quoted by a UNRWA statement as warning that "the humanitarian situation of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon is extremely alarming." (Lebanon-UN-Palestinian Refugees)

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ANKARA -- Turkish army will continue responding to the "attacks" on Türkiye from northern Syria.

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar had a phone call with his Russian counterpart Sergei Shoigu on Thursday, after Türkiye carried out a new cross-border operation into northern Syria. (Türkiye-Russia-Kurdish Militants)

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TEHRAN -- A top Iranian military commander said on Thursday that no act of assassination against Iran's armed forces, including the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), will go unanswered.

IRGC's Chief Commander Hossein Salami made the remarks in an interview with the semi-official Fars news agency on the sidelines of the funeral of Colonel Davoud Jafari, a senior member of the IRGC Aerospace Division, who lost his life in a "terrorist" bombing near the Syrian capital of Damascus on Tuesday. ()Iran,Israel,Assassination Revenge)

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