World update: August 16 2019

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MIDDLE EAST

SYRIA

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights is reporting that Russian and Syrian airstrikes killed 15 civilians across the rebel-held northwest on Friday. Of those 13 died in one Russian strike on a displaced persons camp in southern Idlib province.

As the US and Turkey hammer out the details of a safe zone in northeastern Syria, the Syrian D…

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