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Israeli air attacks repulsed

by our Arab Affairs correspondent

SYRIAN AND RUSSIAN air defence crews went into action to fend off waves of drone attacks from Israel and the terrorist gangs based in the Turkish-occupied north of the country this week. Two Syrian soldiers were killed and a number wounded in the Israeli attacks. Syrian air defences downed a large number of Israeli missiles during raids on army camps in central and northern Syria, and joined Russian units in repelling a massive drone attack on Russia’s Hmeimim air base on the Mediterranean coastline.

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Manufacturing blues

by New Worker correspondent

THE STEEL industry in Britain is not what it once was but it nevertheless remains an important part of the economy, particularly if there is to be any hope of a revival in manufacturing industry.

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Editorial

Health and safety must come first

THE JOHNSON government’s decision to ease the lockdown regime is fraught with danger. Shamefully, Britain has one of the highest death tolls in the world from the coronavirus plague, but the number of cases has been steadily falling in recent weeks. Although the infection rate has dipped since it peaked in April, there is no time for complacency. A reliable track-and-trace system is still not in place and a vaccine is not likely to be available until the New Year. Meanwhile, medical experts are warning us of the real risk that a second wave of coronavirus could be triggered by the premature ending of the emergency and that it could be even worse than the first.

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