World update: April 24 2019

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MIDDLE EAST

SYRIA

An explosion in the rebel-held city of Jisr al-Shughur, in Idlib province, killed at least 17 people on Wednesday. The blast was powerful enough to level several buildings, so that death toll is likely to rise and could rise precipitously. The cause is as yet unknown but Russian aircraft and Syrian artillery reportedly conducted multiple…

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