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Xinhua Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT, May 11

Xinhua
12 May 2022, 08:05 GMT+10

RAMALLAH/GAZA -- The killing of Al-Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday morning sparked condemnation and outrage among the Palestinians.

Abu Akleh's colleagues, Palestinian eyewitnesses, and medics told Xinhua that the "Israeli soldiers opened fire at her and another journalist when they were covering an Israeli army force raid on the northern West Bank city of Jenin." (Palestine-Reporter Killed-Condemnation)

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JERUSALEM -- An Israeli army chief said on Wednesday that a special probe team has set up to "present the facts in full" over the killing of an Al-Jazeera journalist in the occupied West Bank. (Israel-Probe-Reporter Killed)

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CAIRO -- The Egyptian army on Wednesday killed 14 terrorists during armed clashes and military operations in North Sinai Governorate.

The Egyptian armed forces confirmed in a statement that seven terrorists were killed in clashes with law enforcement forces when they attempted to attack a security outpost in North Sinai. (Egypt-Military Operation-Terrorists)

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ADEN, Yemen -- An officer of Yemen's security forces was killed by unknown shooters in the country's southern port city of Aden on Wednesday, a government official told Xinhua.

"Salim Saif Radfani, an officer of the security forces in charge of guarding the Aden International Airport, was killed in an area close to the airport," the local official said on condition of anonymity. (Yemen-Shooting-Officer Killed)

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