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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 09-08-15
From: The Hellenic Radio (ERA) <www.ert.gr/>
 H. Markoyiannakis Visits Police and Fire DepartmentAlternate Interior Minister Hristos Markoyiannakis today visited the Police and Fire Department Operational Centers in Alexandras Av. And Halandri respectively to send wishes on the occasion of the Assumption of Virgin Mary day and thank policemen and firefighters for their invaluable contribution to society.
He thanked on firemen on duty for the positive results in dealing with fires so far and expressed optimism that results would be also positive till the end of high risk fire period.
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 Gaza Palestinian Civil WarNews
Last Updated on Saturday, 15 August 2009 17:13
Fierce battles between Hamaz police and a group supporting Al Qaeda broke out on Friday in the Gaza Strip killing at least 24 and injuring over 130, 4 of them clinically dead. Among the dead is the chief of hamaz military wing in the south part of the Gaza Strip Mohamed el- Samali as well as the leader of "Warriors of God" Abdel-Latif Moussa , known by the name he gave himself the al Qaeda-style nom de guerre Abu al-Nour al-Maqdessi.
Moussa had declared an al Qaeda-style Islamic "emirate" from a local mosque in front of over 100 of his armed supporters . Palestinian Islamists Hamas struck back at an al-Qaeda challenge to their grip on the Gaza Strip by storming a mosque in overnight battles that left the leader of the "Warriors of God" splinter group among up to 24 dead.
The worst inter-Palestinian violence since Hamas seized Gaza from its secular, Western-backed rivals two years ago exposed bitter tensions in the blockaded coastal strip, where Hamas has imposed its own nationalist brand of Islam while also trying to reach out to the West to end its international isolation.
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