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Gerst aims to be 'nice boss' as first German ISS commander

COLOGNE (Reuters) - Astronaut Alexander Gerst says he aims to be a "nice boss" when he becomes the $100 billion International Space Station's first German commander later this year.

World

False alarm set off Syrian air defenses: pro-Assad commander

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A false alarm led to Syrian air defense missiles being fired overnight and there was no fresh attack on Syria, a commander in the regional military alliance that backs the Syrian government told Reuters.

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Syrian army shells jihadist enclave near Damascus: pro-Assad commander

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army started shelling a jihadist enclave south of Damascus on Tuesday in preparation for an operation to retake the area, a commander in a pro-Damascus regional military alliance said.

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Syrian army announces eastern Ghouta free of militants: state media

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria's army command on Saturday announced that the eastern Ghouta region was free of militants, following the departure of the last rebel fighters from the city of Douma towards the north of the country, state media reported, citing a

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Afghan air strike kills Islamic State commander

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan forces killed an important Islamic State (IS) commander in an air strike, one year after he defected from the Taliban and established a new IS foothold in the country, security officials said.

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