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Israeli fire killed five Palestinians and wounded 21 during clashes Friday near Gaza's border, the first unrest-related deaths there after days of violence in east Jerusalem and the West Bank, medics said. The clashes came as Hamas's chief in Gaza called violence that has hit the occupied West Bank and annexed east Jerusalem an intifada, or uprising, and urged further unrest.
By Phil Stewart and Kate Holton LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama will overhaul Washington's approach to supporting Syrian rebel forces following this year's deeply troubled launch of a U.S. military training program, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Friday. Carter hinted the new approach would focus more on enabling forces already on the ground to battle Islamic State. The original U.S. military effort sought to train entire units outside Syria, at sites in Turkey and Jordan, and then send them back into the civil war.