Xinhua Middle East news summary at 2100 GMT, Sept. 19
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Sep. 19, 2010 (Xinhua News Agency) -- Xinhua Middle East news summary at 2100 GMT, Sept. 19

BAGHDAD -- Up to 29 people were killed and 111 others were wounded in two car bomb attacks in western and northern Baghdad on Sunday, an Interior Ministry source said.

"The latest reports said that 29 people were killed and 111 others were wounded in the two car bomb attacks in Baghdad," the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity. (Iraq-Bombing)

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TEHRAN -- Iran denied on Sunday the earlier reports that the country's border guards had detained seven U.S. troops, the local satellite Press TV reported.

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) rejected the reports that Iran had recently arrested seven U.S. troops and called the news "unfounded," Press TV said. (Iran-US-Detention)

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RAMADI, Iraq -- The death toll of a suicide car bomb attack targeting an Iraqi army patrol in Iraq's western province of Anbar has risen to six, while 14 others were wounded, a provincial police source said.

The attack took place before sunset when a suicide bomber drove his explosive-laden car into an Iraqi army patrol on a main road in the center of the Fallujah city, some 50 km west of Baghdad, the source from Anbar's operations command told Xinhua on condition of anonymity. (Iraq-Suicide Bombing)

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JERUSALEM -- Israeli officials, furious over a just-announced Russian deal to sell P800 Yakhont cruise missiles to Syria, are threatening in response to sell weapons to "areas of strategic importance," hinting Russia's opponents in the former Soviet Union.

The remarks by an Israeli official, quoted by local Ynet news website on Sunday, come in the wake of an announcement of the deal by Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov over the weekend. ( Israel-Missile)

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BEIRUT -- Lebanese Shiite armed group Hezbollah slammed the western-backed Future Movement on "false witnesses" over the killing of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri.

Hezbollah's spokesperson Ibrahim Moussawi said in a statement issued on Sunday that the Future Movement, through its recently adopted stands, is practicing a forgery operation of the largest scale in Lebanon's modern history. (Lebanon-Hezbollah-Hariri)


 

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