25 Palestinians killed, 80 injured in Gaza


RAMALLAH, Health authorities in Gaza announced that 25 Palestinians were killed and 80 others were injured during the past 24 hours in three massacres against Palestinian families.

In a press statement, it was revealed that the toll of the occupation aggression, which has been continued for 256 days, has risen to 37,372 deaths and 85,452 injuries, with victims still under rubble and on the roads where they cannot be reached.

The health sector has lost more than 70 percent of its clinical capacity in the Gaza Strip, it is currently working with partners to support the remaining hospitals by establishing field hospitals, although they are still unable to provide minimum basic services.

Source: Kuwait News Agency

Turkish MoD: 3 PKK militants killed in an air strike in northern Iraq


Istanbul, The Turkish Ministry of Defense announced the killing of three PKK militants in an air strike carried out by Turkish warplanes in northern Iraq.

The Turkish Defense Ministry stated in a statement on Tuesday that the Turkish army units stationed in the Lock of the Claw operations area in northern Iraq came under fire from militants affiliated with the PKK, and the situation required the use of warplanes, which resulted in the death of three of them and the withdrawal of the others.

It indicated in its statement that the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) takes the Qandil Mountains in northern Iraq as its stronghold, and is active in many cities, regions and valleys, from which it launches attacks into the Turkish interior, and that the Turkish army is working hard to dry up the sources of terrorism.

It is noteworthy that the Turkish army had carried out a large military operation on April 18, 2021, and it is still continuing, called Lock the Claw, against the strongholds of the PKK in the areas of Mat
ina, Gara, Hakurk, Al-Zab, Afshin, and Bazian in northern Iraq.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency

Seizure and destruction of a number of terrorist hideouts, dens and caves in the Anbar desert

Baghdad, The Military Intelligence Directorate announced the seizure and destruction of a number of terrorist hideouts, dens and caves in the Anbar desert.

The Directorate said in a statement that “based on accurate intelligence information from the Intelligence Division of the Fifth Division affiliated with the Military Intelligence Directorate and in cooperation with the security forces holding the ground, and after searching and inspecting, a number of hideouts, dens and caves belonging to the defeated ISIS gangs were seized in the Anbar desert in Al-Ka’ra area.”

It explained that “a repair workshop, spare parts for vehicles, several holes, food supplies, other equipment and various other materials were found.”

Source: National Iraqi News Agency

Magnitude 5 quake kills 2, injures 30 NE Iran

TEHRAN, June 18 (KUNA) — A magnitude 5 earthquake hit Kashmar in Iran’s north-eastern Razavi Khorasan province on Tuesday, killing two people and leaving 30 others injured, Iranian authorities said.

“The earthquake, which hit Kashmar at 1:24 am local time, left two people dead and many others injured due to a collapse of many buildings,” Governor of Kashmar was quoted by Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA).

Source: Kuwait News Agency

Grand Imam of Al Azhar congratulates the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and the Saudi Crown Prince on the success of the Hajj season


His Eminence Grand Imam of Al Azhar Sheikh Ahmad Al Tayeb congratulated Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince and Prime Minister, and the Kingdom’s people on the success of the Hajj season 1444 Hijri.

Sheikh Al Tayeb commended the great Saudi role played, under the leadership of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and HRH the Crown Prince, to provide all services for the pilgrims who come from all over the world to perform this pillar of Islam.

The Grand Imam of Al Azhar prayed to Allah Almighty to protect the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and all other Muslim countries, and to bless them with security, safety, prosperity and stability.

The Sheikh of Al-Azhar expressed his appreciation for the efforts made by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to serve the guests of the Most Gracious and facilitate them, and the Kingdom’s keenness to provide all capabilities to perform Hajj rituals in an atmosphere of unity, ha
rmony and reassurance, calling on God Almighty to preserve the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and all Muslim countries, and to May we all continue to enjoy the blessings of security, safety, prosperity and stability.

Source: State Information Service Egypt

Kuwait Crown Prince congratulates Saudi King on successful Hajj season


KUWAIT, His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah sent on Tuesday a cable of congratulations to Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud on the success of the Hajj (greater pilgrimage) season.

In the cable, His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled praised Saudi Arabia for using the latest in technology and services to help pilgrims from all over the world to perform their Hajj with ease.

His Highness the Crown Prince praised the efforts of Prince Khaled Al-Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud — governor the Makkah region and head of the Hajj central committee – and Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif Al-Saud — Minister of Interior head of the supreme Hajj committee — for their outstanding efforts to facilitate Hajj for pilgrims.

He also wished Saudi Arabia, leadership and people, all the success and prosperity.

Source: Kuwait News Agency

A force from the PMF Finds three hideouts of ISIS terrorists in Anbar


Baghdad, A force from the 55th Brigade, part of the Popular Mobilization Forces Command of Anbar Governorate, found three hideouts belonging to the terrorist ISIS organization in Wadi Al-Aghri, north of Al-Rutbah, Anbar.

The Popular Mobilization Commission stated in a statement that the hideouts contained a vehicle repair workshop, as well as explosive materials and detonators, in addition to dry food.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency

CDD cadres extinguish fire spread to 100 dunums of grass, forest trees


Amman: According to the Public Security Department (PSD) Spokesperson, firefighters from the Civil Defense directorates (CDD) of Ajloun and Jerash extinguished a fire that damaged dry grass and forest trees in the Ajloun bushes today.

He continued by saying that there were no injuries from the fire, even though its size had grown to 100 dunums, and that an investigation had been launched to determine its origins.

Earlier, the PSD issued a fresh warning to abide by its regulations in order to save woods, fruit trees, and other natural areas.

It advised avoiding actions that can start fires, such as tossing cigarette butts, being careless with sources of ignition, and failing to fully extinguish a fire while trekking.

The need of reporting events on the single emergency number, 911, was emphasized.

Source: Jordan News Agency

Photos – Occupation forces raid citizens’ homes and detain a number of them west of Salfit

Salfit – Ma’an – At dawn on Tuesday, the Israeli occupation forces raided a number of citizens’ homes in the town of Derastiya, northwest of Salfit, and detained a number of citizens and interrogated them on the ground.

The mayor of Derastiya, Firas Dhiyab, said that the occupation forces stormed the town at dawn today, raided the homes of a number of citizens, searched them, and wreaked havoc, including vandalizing and destroying furniture, and interrogated a number of its residents.

Dhiab added that the occupation soldiers detained the mother of the young man, Diaa Muhammad, for several hours until he arrived from the city of Ramallah, and detained him for hours and interrogated him.

The occupation forces also detained Yasser Arafat Imad, Abdel Hamid Dhiyab, Raafat Imad Dhiyab, Rami Mahmoud Al-Khatib, Ahmed Jamil Kokesh, Jihad Nihad Abdullah, Salem Jihad Mansour, and Talha Muhammad Awad, for hours, interrogated them on the ground, and assaulted them by beating them.

Source: Maan News Agency

Sharjah Charity International distributes 165,000 sacrifices in UAE, overseas


More than 165,000 individuals in the UAE and around the world have benefited from the distribution of sacrificial meat that Sharjah Charity International (SCI) has carried out. There are 29,600 registered beneficiaries at the association’s main office and regional branches in the east and central regions, as well as more than 135,000 beneficiaries from 43 different countries around the world.

Abdullah Saif bin Hindi, Head of the Higher Committee for the Eid Al-Adha Campaign at the Sharjah Charity Association, said that the distribution had concluded at the main headquarters in Samnan as well as at the branch offices in the central and eastern regions.

With the support of the UAE embassies and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the regional offices outside the country have completed giving out the sacrificial meat, which has reached over 135,000 people in 43 of the 110 countries that have received aid from the association, according to the head of the committee.

Source: Emirates News Agency