Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, March 6

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ABUJA -- At least 30 people were killed by gunmen who attacked a village in Nigeria's northwestern state of Zamfara, local police confirmed Tuesday.

A spokesman for the police in Zamfara, Mohammed Shehu, told Xinhua that the Kware village in Shinkafi district was raided for several hours early Monday. The gunmen opened fire on residents and burned their homes. (Nigeria-Attack-Death)

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WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Donald Trump responded to lawmakers that he fully agrees on keeping U.S. forces in Syria, U.S. media reported on Tuesday.

A bipartisan group of Senators and Representatives wrote to Trump on Feb. 22, praising his decision to keep a small group of troops in Syria as a stabilizing force. (US-Syria-Troops Withdraw)

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WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Donald Trump said Tuesday that Scott Gottlieb, head of the Food and Drug Administration, will leave service next month.

"Scott Gottlieb, who has done an absolutely terrific job as Commissioner of the FDA, plans to leave government service sometime next month," Trump said, confirming previous news reports. (US-Official-Resignation)

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JERUSALEM/GAZA -- Israeli fighter jets struck on Tuesday night a Hamas military compound in Gaza after "explosive balloons" from the Palestinian enclave reached southern Israel, the Israeli army said.

"Israel Defense Forces fighter jets and aircraft struck a number of terror targets in a Hamas military compound in the northern Gaza Strip," a military spokesperson said in a statement. (Israel-Hamas-Airstrike) Enditem

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