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Arab Press Review, May 23

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Two Months After Brussels Attacks .. Prime Minister is “Confident” of Having Victory over «ISIS»


The Royal Family Receives Citizens in the Palace to Honor Victims


Al-Sharq al-Awsat, May 23, 2016



Belgian Prime Minister, Charles Michel, yesterday pledged that the West in the end will defeat the ISIS organization’s terrorists, at a time when the royal family held a ceremony to commemorate the two months after the Brussels attacks.



King Philip, speaking in front of 500 people at the Royal Palace in Brussels, thanked the doctors, police and all the emergency services who provided assistance on 22 March, when 32 people were killed in two attacks that targeted Zaventem Airport and Malbec Metro station. Belgian King said: “We are here in the palace, to express the support and appreciation to the Belgian people.” Philip and his wife, Queen Matilda have visited the wounded in the hospital, the day after the attacks.



For his part, the Belgian prime minister has vowed that his country and other countries battling ISIS, (who claimed Brussels attacks, as well as the Paris attacks in November 2015) would win in the end.


He said: “This is not a war between the West and Islam. We will do everything to stop these terrorists, this is a tough battle, a battle that will take time.” He added: “We will experience setbacks and successes, but I am confident that we will win.”[..]




Dozens Killed in Two Bombings in Aden


Al-Jazeera, May 23, 2016



Al-Jazeera correspondent said that at least forty people died in two explosions that targeted members of the Yemeni army in Khormakser zone in Aden, this comes in parallel with the escalation of the Arab coalition forces and National Army operations against al-Qaida and ISIS in Yemen.



The improvised explosive device explosion targeted Yemeni army recruits during a gathering outside the recruitment center at Camp Gen 39th armored in Khormakser, which led to the death of twenty people, according to a security source reported by the French news agency.


The correspondent also reported that the second explosion targeted the gate of Badr camp of the National Army.[….]




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