Friday, May 6, 2016
Armed militants attacked a major Chevron oil and gas facility off Nigeria’s southern coast, the military said Friday, and the U.S.-based multinational said it was forced to shut production there but its exports will continue.
A new group called the Niger Delta Avengers said it bombed Chevron’s Okan platform on Wednesday and warned international companies that “the Nigerian military can’t protect your facilities.”
Dozens of people are reported to have been killed in an air strike on a refugee camp in rebel-held northern Syria, monitors say.
Images on social media showed tents destroyed at the Kamouna camp near Sarmada in Idlib province, close to the Turkish border.
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Islamic State militants staged attacks on Thursday between their Libyan stronghold of Sirte and the city of Misrata, killing five people, officials said.
The jihadist group said it had taken control of several villages in the area following attacks on checkpoints, though reports that local security forces had retreated could not immediately be confirmed.
Israeli aircraft struck five Hamas targets in Gaza on Wednesday in response to mortar rounds fired at Israel from the coastal territory run by the Islamic militant group, the military said.
The military did not specify what was hit, saying only that “Hamas terrorist infrastructure” was targeted in southern Gaza. Palestinian media reported that open areas were struck as well as a guard post. No injuries were reported.