Unbiased headline news for Monday April 1, 2024 – The Syrian military asserted that Israeli airstrikes in the vicinity of the northern city of Aleppo had resulted in casualties and inflicted damage, with “a number of” individuals either killed or wounded. A monitoring group focused on the conflict reported that the strikes had claimed the lives of 44 individuals, the majority of whom were Syrian troops.

The U.K.-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an opposition war monitor organization, stated that the Israeli strikes targeted missile depots under the control of Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group in Aleppo’s southern suburb of Jibreen, near the Aleppo International Airport, as well as the nearby town of Safira, home to an extensive military facility.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy dismissed a longtime aide and several advisers as part of an ongoing reshuffle, while Russia unleashed fresh attacks overnight.

Zelenskyy removed Serhiy Shefir from his position as first assistant, a role he had held since 2019. The Ukrainian president also let go of three advisers, and two presidential representatives responsible for overseeing volunteer activities and soldiers’ rights.

The leader of the Iran-backed Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad vowed victory over Israel in the war in Gaza during a meeting with Iran’s foreign minister in Tehran for talks.

“I promise you that we will be the victors in the war,” Ziad al-Nakhalah told reporters, according to the official IRNA news agency. He referred to his meeting with Iran’s foreign minister Hossein Amirabdollahian as “important” and expressed gratitude to Iran for its support for the Palestinians.

Three United Nations military observers and a Lebanese interpreter sustained injuries on Saturday while patrolling the southern Lebanese border after a shell exploded in their vicinity, as stated by the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Lebanon.

The military observers are part of the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization, which supports the U.N. peacekeeping mission in southern Lebanon, UNIFIL. UNIFIL spokesperson Andrea Tenenti informed The Associated Press that the four individuals who were wounded were in stable condition.

Three law enforcement officers in Northern Nevada were shot and wounded last Friday, following a traffic stop in the Reno area that rapidly escalated into an hourslong standoff involving multiple shootouts between officers and the suspect, according to police reports.

Chris Crawforth, the police chief in the nearby city of Sparks, stated during a news conference on Saturday that the wounded officers — two Sparks police officers and a Washoe County sheriff’s deputy — had received treatment for their injuries and had been released from the hospital.

Police in New Mexico had all the horsepower in a chase: A shoplifter was detained outside a Walgreens this month after attempting to outrun a horse-mounted police officer.

Albuquerque police bodycam video shows a dark-brown horse trotting through a parking lot behind a man in black clothing. The horse catches up to him within seconds. “It wasn’t me,” the man yells as he leads the horse and police officer into the street, stopping traffic.

A Pennsylvania judge has overturned the convictions of three men imprisoned for decades in the 1997 slaying of a 70-year-old woman, despite the fact that their DNA never matched that found at the scene.

“This case never should have been prosecuted. These guys never should have been charged. The evidence always was that they were innocent,” said Paul Casteleiro, Grasty’s lawyer and legal director of the nonprofit Centurion. The three men will remain in prison while a prosecutor decides whether to appeal.

A monthslong probe into an alleged drone-based contraband operation in Georgia’s prisons has led to the arrest of 150 individuals, including eight correction officers, according to officials.

The investigation, dubbed “Operation Skyhawk,” uncovered that drones were being utilized to move cellphones, drugs, and weapons into Georgia Department of Corrections facilities, as stated by the governor’s office. Search and arrest warrants were served at two locations in the Metro Atlanta area.