Thursday, October 30, 2014
A military spokesman says pro-government troops have entered central Benghazi after nearly 10 days of fierce fighting. The battle for Benghazi started in the summer when Islamic militants seized the city.
An official source said on Wednesday government troops had entered central Benghazi following a battle for the city that had killed dozens of people and forced hundreds of families to flee.
The rebel Sudan Liberation Movement-Minni Minnawi (SLM-MM) will meet the Sudanese government will meet for talks on a cessation of hostilities in line with an African Union roadmap for peace in Sudan.
A rebel spokesperson of the Darfurian rebel group said they have received an invitation from the African Union High Implementation Panel (AUHIP) to engage in talks with the Sudanese government in Addis Ababa on 22 November.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Two hundred Free Syrian Army fighters entered Kobane Wednesday morning to bolster the Syrian border city’s dwindling defenses against the self-described Islamic State, even as 160 Kurdish fighters from northern Iraq arrived in Turkey en route to join the fight. Both deployments come at a pivotal moment for Kurdish fighters already in the besieged town.
Iraqi armed forces have launched fresh anti-ISIL operations to liberate another strategic area after they managed to recapture the town of Jurf al-Sakhar near the capital, Baghdad, Press TV reports.
Following the liberation of Jurf al-Sakhar, Iraqi government troops and volunteer forces have engaged in fresh clashes with the ISIL Takfiri militants to retake control of the town of Amriyat al-Fallujah, situated in the western province of Anbar.