Xinhua Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT, April 12

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KHARTOUM -- Chairman of Sudan's transitional military council Awad Mohamed Ahmed Ibn Auf on Friday announced his resignation.

"I, chairman of the transitional military council, declare my resignation from this post," said Ibn Auf in a statement broadcast by official Sudan TV. (Sudan-Military)

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ALGIERS -- Algerians on Friday staged wide scale marches to reject the appointment of Abdelkader Bensalah as interim president.

The marches were conducted across Algeria, while the largest one was in the capital city of Algiers where millions took to the street to demand the departure of the current interim president and members of the care-taking cabinet. (Algeria-Protest)

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TRIPOLI -- Air force of the eastern-based Libyan army on Friday attacked military camps of the UN-backed government in the capital Tripoli and the western city of Zuwara.

A fighter jet attacked a military camp in the eastern suburbs of Tripoli, targeting a number of military vehicles, Khaled Dardur, an officer of the camp, told Xinhua. (Libya-Attack)

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GAZA -- The Israeli army shot dead a Palestinian boy on Friday and wounded dozens during clashes with hundreds of Palestinian demonstrators in eastern Gaza Strip, close to the border with Israeli, according to medics.

Ashraf al-Qedra, spokesman of the Health Ministry in the Hamas-ruled coastal enclave, told reporters that Maysara Abu Shaloof, 15 years old from Jabalia refugee camp in northern Gaza Strip, immediately died of an Israeli gunshot in his abdomen. (Gaza-Israel) Enditem

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