Xinhua Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT, Jan. 14

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DAMASCUS -- A total of 14 pro-Turkey Syrian rebels were killed during the fighting in Libya, a war monitor reported on Tuesday.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that the bodies of 14 slain Syrian militants arrived in Syria on Tuesday, it said. (Turkey-Libya-Syria Fighters)

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BAGHDAD -- Two Katyusha rockets on Tuesday hit a military base housing U.S. troops near the Iraqi capital Baghdad, an Interior Ministry official said.

The attack took place in the evening when the two rockets landed on the al-Taji military base, some 20 km north of Baghdad, where some U.S. troops are stationed, the official told Xinhua on condition of anonymity. (Iraq-US Base-Rocket Attacks)

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KHARTOUM -- Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok said the situation is under control after Tuesday's gunfire around buildings of the General Intelligence Service (GIS).

"We reassure the citizens that the incidents that took place today are under control and will not stop our work," said Hamdok on his Twitter account. (Sudan-Gunfire)

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CAIRO -- The Egyptian parliament approved on Tuesday a three-month extension of an already-imposed state of emergency due to security challenges facing the country, a member of the parliament said.

The parliament approved a presidential decree to extend the emergency state by another three months, starting from Jan. 27, Mohamed Abou Hamid told Xinhua. (Egypt-State of Emergency) Enditem

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