Bethlehem: photo of military flares used after clashes in West Bank Palestinian city 10+ civilians killed in a attack by Syrian government forces on civilians in Wadi Barada area. FSA foiled SDF/YPG infiltration attempt in Jubb Al Berazi, several attacking fighters killedSlamming Obama admin, Netanyahu office says Israel 'will not abide' by 'shameful' UN resolution Hashd 10th Brigade destroy Daesh attempt to break TalAfar siege and take over Daesh 'Tank'Israel PM's Office releases tough condemnation of Obama after UN vote Palestine ambassador thanks countries who worked on UNSC resolution on Israel settlements, including Egypt 'the Arab leader in the council' "Who gave you the right to deny us our eternal right in Jerusalem?" - Israel Ambassador to the UN to the other members. Now speaking at UNSC: Riyad Mansour, Palestinian ambassador to @UN says “We express our appreciation to all council members.” Israel Amb to UN SC: We will continue to redeem the land.@DannyDanon, Israeli ambassador to @UN says: “Today’s vote will be a victory for terror — Stop blaming Israel for all problems in Middle East.” FSA also foiled an infiltrate assault in Cubb al Barazi and Zarzur villages Raid on Khan Alassal town West Aleppo by Assad forces MosulOps: More US troops brought to near Mosul city. More direct engagement of US troops is expected in 2nd stage of the operationTrump: As to the U.N., things will be different after Jan. 20th. Turkish Defense Minister says Turkey backed FSA captured Hospital hill from ISIS in Syria's AlBab Heavy Cluster Bomb attacks on Khan al-Asal, just west of Aleppo US Envoy to UN Samantha Power: "UNSC reaffirmed consensus that settlements have no legal validity'"UN Security Council passes a resolution condemning Israeli settlementsIsrael stance of expanding settlements and pursuing two-state solution "irreconcilable," says @AmbassadorPower at UN Security Council. US @AmbassadorPower says US didn't vote in favor of res in large part because of UN bias against Israel UN Security Council passes resolution urging an end to Israel settlement building on occupied Palestinian terrority; US abstains from vote .@AmbassadorPower raises her hand, casting sole abstention as UNSC resolution condemning Israeli settlements passes 14-0. Russian airstrikes with regular and cluster munitions targeted Khan al-Assal, Rashidin, Oram al-Kubra, Mansoura, Kafrnaha and Kafrdael west of Aleppo Reuters: Potential explosive device in a bag left outside Turkish cultural association in Brussels has been neutralized, police say. Rif Dimashq: Syrian_government warplanes' airstrikes hit Deir Meqren and Kafr Zeit villages Today: U.S. Treasury designated individuals and entities in response to continuing violent attacks on Syrian citizens by the Syrian Government Putin on the phone congratulated Assad with the capturing of AleppoClashes between SDF and Daesh near of Jaabar town supported by anti-Daesh coalition. About 50% of town damaged during clashesHeavy artillery bombing attacks Douma city , no casualties reported, but massive losses in properties.

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23 December 2016
Bethlehem: photo of military flares used after clashes in West Bank Palestinian city
10+ civilians killed in a attack by Syrian government forces on civilians in Wadi Barada area.
FSA foiled SDF/YPG infiltration attempt in Jubb Al Berazi, several attacking fighters killed
Hashd 10th Brigade destroy Daesh attempt to break TalAfar siege and take over Daesh 'Tank'
Israel PM's Office releases tough condemnation of Obama after UN vote
Heavy Cluster Bomb attacks on Khan al-Asal, just west of Aleppo
Israel stance of expanding settlements and pursuing two-state solution "irreconcilable," says @AmbassadorPower at UN Security Council.
.@AmbassadorPower raises her hand, casting sole abstention as UNSC resolution condemning Israeli settlements passes 14-0.
Today: U.S. Treasury designated individuals and entities in response to continuing violent attacks on Syrian citizens by the Syrian Government