Xinhua Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT, Feb. 10

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CAIRO -- At least eleven were killed and 10 others injured on Monday when a microbus and a truck collided on Western Desert Road in Upper Egypt's province of Minya, a medical source told Xinhua.

The death toll is likely to grow because some of the wounded are in critical conditions, the source said on condition of anonymity. (Egypt-Collision)

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ANKARA -- Turkish army has killed 101 "members of the Syrian government" in retaliation for an attack that killed five Turkish soldiers and wounded five others in Syria's Idlib province, Turkish Defense Ministry said on Monday.

Turkish troops in Idlib responded immediately to the recent attacks by the Syrian government forces, said the ministry in a written statement. (Turkey-Syria)

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RAMALLAH -- A Palestinian official denied on Monday the withdrawal of a draft resolution presented to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) against the United States peace plan, known as "the Deal of the Century."

Saeb Erekat, secretary general of Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Executive Committee, said in a press statement that the reports on withdrawing the draft resolution "are untrue and baseless." (Gaza-PLO-Peace Plan)

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TRIPOLI -- The National Oil Corporation (NOC) of Libya's UN-backed government on Monday announced shutting down a local refinery in western Libya because of the closure of the southern Sharara oil field.

"NOC confirms that it was forced to shut down the Zawiya refinery on Feb. 8 as a result of a valve closure in the Hamada region on the main pipeline between Sharara field and Zawiya refinery, halting production of the field," NOC said in a statement. (Libya-Closure-Refinery) Enditem

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