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8th October 2015 - The New York Times

Syria and Russia Continue Coordinated Assault on Militants

In a second day of a coordinated air and ground assaults in Syria, Russian warplanes, Syrian troops and their militia allies attacked insurgents on Thursday in a contested area of Hama Province, next to Syria’s coastal mountains.

8th October 2015 - Reuters

Pro-Kurdish Party Hopeful of PKK Ceasefire as Turkish Election Nears

Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition said on Thursday it hoped Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants would announce a halt to hostilities soon to ease security concerns ahead of a Nov. 1 parliamentary election.

8th October 2015 - Associated Press

Amid New Attacks, Israel Bars Ministers From Jerusalem Site

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sought to calm Israelis Thursday as a wave of Palestinian stabbing attacks spread deeper into Israel and clashes erupted across the West Bank, vowing to combat the growing violence without alienating international allies.

8th October 2015 - Voice of America

Turkey Wants NATO to Sustain Patriot Defenses

Turkey appealed to its NATO allies on Thursday to shore up missile defenses in the country aimed at shooting down Syrian rockets, as Germany said again that it will withdraw its Patriot batteries and the United States was set to do the same.