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Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, Dec. 2

02 Dec 2022, 10:44 GMT+10

ANKARA -- Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar called on the United States on Thursday to show understanding for a possible new Turkish ground operation in northern Syria.

Asked about U.S. officials' statements against possible military action of Türkiye into Syria, Akar said Washington asked Ankara to reevaluate its purpose for a new military incursion. (Türkiye-Syria-Ties)

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SARAJEVO -- The Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) on Thursday elected Denis Zvizdic speaker of the country's House of Representatives.

At the same session, Marinko Cavara was elected first deputy speaker and Nebojsa Radmanovic second deputy speaker. (BiH-Election-Speaker)

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BEIRUT -- The council of the European Union (EU) on Thursday adopted an assistance measure worth 6 million euros (6.3 million U.S. dollars) to benefit the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF).

A statement issued by the EU delegation in Lebanon said that the assistance measure, adopted by the council under the European Peace Facility, will enhance the capabilities and the resilience of the LAF to ensure the security and stability of Lebanon through the enhancement of their military medical capacities, and the provision of equipment for the LAF's operational personnel. (EU-Lebanon-Assistance)

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ABUJA -- At least 11 extremist militants were killed in operations by Nigerian government forces in the country's northeastern region in the past two weeks, a military spokesperson said Thursday.

Musa Danmadami, a spokesman for the military, said in a statement that scores of members of the Boko Haram and the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) groups also escaped with gunshot wounds during the various clearance operations conducted by the government troops in the northeastern states of Borno and Yobe between Nov. 17 and Dec. 1. (Nigeria-Militants)

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