Israeli soldiers make their way to rest at an army deployment area near Israel’s border with the Gaza Strip. An eight-year-old girl was killed and 30 people wounded in a strike on the beachfront Shati refugee camp in Gaza City just minutes into an Israeli-declared truce, medics said. Read more
An Israeli soldier carries a shell as he and his comrades prepare their Merkava tanks stationed at an army deployment area along the border between Israel and the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip on Thursday Read more
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A Palestinian man in clothes stained with the blood of his father, who medics said was killed by Israeli shelling, mourns as he disembarks an ambulance transporting the body to a hospital in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip Read more
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Palestinian children inspect a destroyed mosque following an overnight Israeli military strike in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.
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A rebel fighter sits on chairs as he aims his weapon through a hole inside a house in the town of Morek in Hama province Syria.
A boy sits on a sofa along a street in the Al-Fardous neighbourhood of Aleppo
The Syrian Civil Defence rescues a man from under some rubble after a reported barrel-bomb attack by government forces in the Qadi Askar area in the northern city of Aleppo. The opposition Syrian National Coalition said on Sunday that regime forces were preparing to attack rebel-held areas of Aleppo. Read more
A boy visits Anti-Japanese War Museum, located near the Marco Polo Bridge, Beijing, on the 77th anniversary of the skirmish between Chinese and Japanese troops that triggered the Sino-Japanese war. President Xi Jinping commemorated the anniversary of the official start of war with Japan, condemning those who ‘ignore the iron facts of history’ in an oblique jab at Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe Read more
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A girl cries as she embraces her boyfriend, a new volunteer recruit of the Ukrainian army’s ‘Azov’ battalion, after a military oath ceremony in Kiev.
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Iraqi volunteers to join the fight against a major offensive by jihadists in northern Iraq, climb on to an army truck outside a recruiting centre in the capital Baghdad