World update: January 27 2020

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MIDDLE EAST

SYRIA

Syrian media reported Monday that unknown militants have attacked undersea pipelines at Syria’s Banias oil refinery on the Mediterranean coast. They apparently used divers to plant explosives, which I think gets some points for creativity. The Syrian government, which has a habit of downplaying results of attacks against it (as it freque…

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