Xinhua Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT, Sept. 7

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ANKARA -- The Turkish National Intelligence Organization (MIT) killed a senior member of the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) in northern Syria, Türkiye's Anadolu news agency reported Thursday.

The YPG member, whose name was Zulfiye Binbir, was a "finance official" for the YPG in charge of the group's funds, the state-run news agency quoted anonymous security sources as saying. (Türkiye-Syria-YPG Member Killing)

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TEHRAN -- A bus veered off course and crashed after an explosion and fire on board early Thursday, killing an infant and injuring nine others in western Iran, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported.

The explosion occurred at 04:00 a.m. local time (0030 GMT) as the bus was traveling through the Asadabad mountain pass near Bahar County in the western province of Hamedan, the Tasnim quoted Hassan Khanjani, the province's prosecutor, as saying. (Iran-Bus Accident-Casualty)

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DOHA -- The Chairman of Sudan's Transitional Sovereign Council and General Commander of the Sudanese Armed Forces Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan on Thursday wrapped up his one-day official visit to Qatar, during which he discussed with the Qatari Emir Sudan's situation, Qatar News Agency (QNA) reported.

During their meeting in the Qatari capital Doha, Al-Burhan informed Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani of the latest developments in Sudan and the challenges that the war-torn country had, QNA said. (Sudan-Army Chief-Qatar Visit)

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BEIRUT -- Armed clashes broke out Thursday evening in Ain Al-Helweh Palestinian refugee camp in southern Lebanon between members of the Fatah Movement and Islamic militants, local news website Lebanon 24 reported.

Islamic militants carried out a surprise attack on the Fatah Movement centers in the Al-Barakasat neighborhood, the report said, adding the shells hit the city of Sidon. (Lebanon-Palestinian Refugee Camp-Clash)

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