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Xinhua Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT, May 23

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24 May 2022, 07:44 GMT+10

SANAA -- Three citizens were killed and three others were wounded in Sanaa after a Saudi "spy drone" crashed into a street on Monday, Houthi-run al-Masirah TV reported.

The drone landed into a populous neighborhood, causing casualties and property damage, the news outlet quoted local health authorities as saying. (Yemen-Drone Crash-Death)

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RABAT -- Morocco announced on Monday that it has identified three suspected cases of the viral disease monkeypox.

The three suspected cases, currently under health care, are in good health and have gone through medical analysis, pending results, said the Ministry of Health. (Morocco-Monkeypox)

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ANKARA -- Turkey is preparing for a new military operation in northern Syria to establish a 30-km deep safe zone along its southern border, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday.

"As soon as the Turkish armed forces complete its intelligence and security preparations, these operations will begin," Erdogan said at a press conference after the cabinet meeting. (Turkey-Syria-Military Operation)

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TEHRAN -- At least five people were dead and 24 others injured after parts of a 10-story commercial building suddenly collapsed in the southwestern Iranian city of Abadan on Monday, an Iranian emergency official said.

The rescue operations are underway with two search teams, rescue dogs and a helicopter, State TV IRIB quoted the Spokesman for Iran's emergency services Mojtaba Khaledi as saying. Ambulances were immediately sent to the scene, while the firefighters were also present. (Iran-Building Collapse-Casualty)

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