Xinhua Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT, Feb. 15

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DAMASCUS -- The Syrian government forces have secured the vicinity of the Damascus-Aleppo highway following the capture of the town of Kafr-Naha in northern Syria, a war monitor reported on Saturday.

The Syrian army fully secured the vicinity of the Damascus-Aleppo highway, known as M5 highway, following battles against the rebels in the Kafr-Naha area, west of Aleppo city, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. (Syria-Highway)

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GAZA -- The Islamic Hamas movement on Saturday slammed a military strategic plan recently announced by the Israeli army, saying that the plan seeks a "lost victory."

Hazem Qassem, Hamas spokesman in Gaza, said in a press statement that "It is a plan of gangs that disregards all international laws and conventions." (Hamas-Israel-Condamation)

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RIYADH -- The Saudi-led coalition involved in a war in Yemen announced on Saturday the crashing of one of its fighter jets, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

Turki al-Malki, the coalition spokesperson, said that the Royal Saudi Air Force Tornado fighter jet was crashed on Friday while conducting close air support to units of Yemen's government forces. (Saudi Arabia-Yemen-Fighter Jet)

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TUNIS -- Tunisian Prime Minister-designate Elyes Fakhfakh announced on Saturday the lineup of his proposed government.

The new cabinet is composed of 31 members, including 29 ministers and two secretaries of state. (Tunisia-New Gov't Formation) Enditem

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