January 20 Issue

Our Brother, Ourselves
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Our Brother, Ourselves

Beirut—The sisters of Elias Wardini, a Lebanese man who was one of the 39 people killed in the New Year’s Eve attack at an Istanbul nightclub, mourn at their home on January 1. The Islamic State militant group (ISIS) said the attack was revenge for Turkish military operations in Syria. The Turkish government said on January 5 that police were closing in on the gunmen who attacked the upscale Reina nightclub and that he was likely from China’s Muslim Uighur minority. The deputy prime minister said, “He is a specially trained cell member.”
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