Xinhua Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT, April 16


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  • Wednesday, 17 Apr 2024

GAZA -- The Ministry of Health in Gaza announced Tuesday that the Palestinian death toll from ongoing Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip has risen to 33,843.

The ministry said in a press statement that 46 people were killed and 110 others injured in five Israeli raids during the past 24 hours. (Gaza-Conflict-Death Toll)

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JERUSALEM -- Two unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from Lebanon carrying explosives exploded in northern Israel on Tuesday, lightly injuring three people, Israeli authorities said, amid heightened tensions between Israel and Iran and its allies.

The Israeli military said in a statement that the armed drones crossed from Lebanon into Israeli territory and exploded in the area of Beit Hillel in the Galilee. (Lebanon-Israel-UAV Attack)

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BAGHDAD -- Five Islamic State (IS) militants were killed on Tuesday in airstrikes in central Iraq, the Iraqi military said.

Based on intelligence reports, Iraqi warplanes carried out two airstrikes on IS hideouts in the eastern part of Salahuddin province, according to a statement from the Security Media Cell, a media outlet affiliated with the Iraqi Joint Operations Command. (Iraq-Airstrikes-IS Militants)

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SANAA -- The U.S.-British coalition launched on Tuesday two airstrikes on Yemen's western coastal province of Hodeidah, the Houthi-run al-Masirah TV reported.

The strikes hit the district of Bajil, east of the province, the television said without detailing further. (Yemen-U.S.-led Attacks-Houthis)

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