Civilians flee the rebel-held Syrian town of Saqba, in the besieged Eastern Ghouta region outside Damascus, after a reported Assad regime air strike

Assad Forces Bomb Hospitals Near Damascus, over 100 Civilians Killed

Syrian dictator Bashar Assad’s bloody efforts to stamp out the remaining rebel enclaves near Damascus resulted in what observers are describing as the wholesale massacre of civilians on Monday and Tuesday, with a bombing campaign that deliberately targeted seven hospitals and killed over a hundred people, including at least 20 children.

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China Warns North Korea Not to ‘Cross Point of No Return’ with Nuclear Test

Speaking through its state-controlled media, China has warned North Korea not to “cross the point of no return” by conducting another nuclear test. North Korea evidently has no interest in defusing tensions on the peninsula as it conducted a massive live-fire artillery drill on Tuesday – possibly the largest such drill it has ever performed.

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IDF Introducing New Artillery Doctrine

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Artillery Corps is in the process of introducing a new tactical doctrine that combines short bursts of shell fire with guided surface-to-surface missiles.