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Turkish commandos shoot dead lone ferry hijacker

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish commandos killed a lone hijacker, identified as a Kurdish militant armed with a bomb, in a pre-dawn operation on Saturday to rescue more than 20 passengers and crew held hostage for 12 hours on a high-speed ferry near Istanbul. Hostages aboard the “Kartepe” ferry later described…

Israeli flotilla probe: Use of live fire by commandos ‘justified’

Mistakes were made at a “relatively senior” level during Israel’s deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid boat but the use of live fire by commandos was justified, the results of military probe showed Monday. “Mistakes were made in the various decisions taken, including within relatively senior ranks, which contributed to…