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Air strike kills Syrian family of nine in Ghouta: monitor

BEIRUT: A family of nine was killed in a Syrian government strike on eastern Ghouta, a war monitor said on Monday, as Russia said a truce demanded by the United Nations Security Council would only take effect when all sides agreed how to implement it. Fighting has continued in Syria since Saturday’s Security Council resolution calling for a 30-day ceasefire. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said it would not apply to the army’s battle with “terrorists” in eastern Ghouta. Health authorities in eastern Ghouta said…

Air strikes hit Yemen’s rebel-held capital

SANAA: Yemen's rebel-held capital was struck by overnight air raids that continued well into Sunday, targeting the defence ministry and a popular public square, an official said. An air raid hit the Sanaa defence ministry, which is controlled by a rebel alliance based in the capital, an official with the local rebel-run government said. Another strike on Sunday targeted Sabaeen Square, frequently the site of mass rallies and protests in the city, the official said. Read More: Car bomb kills at least five Yemeni…