Monday, March 10, 2014
A day after President Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi announced a change in ministerial position, in a bid to address Yemen’s deteriorating security crisis and instigate a change in policy at the oil ministry, the country’s founding economic block; military officials confirmed that al-Qaeda had yet again targeted a military base in the southern province of Abyan, in Lawder.
It is important to note that Abyan was turned in 2012 into an al-Qaeda hub after the terror group managed to exploit Yemen’s power vacuum by establishing several strongholds at the heart of the region. Strong in its positions al-Qaeda proclaimed the cities of Zinjibar and Jaar, Islamic Caliphates.
Sunday, March 9, 2014
Syrian government forces seized a town from rebels near the Lebanese border on Saturday, their latest attempt to cut off opposition fighters’ fluid supply lines from the country, state media and activists said.
The fighting in Zara came as President Bashar Assad marked the 51st anniversary of his ruling Baath party’s ascent to power, vowing to strengthen relations with international allies that have provided his main backing over the past three tumultuous years.
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Somali Government forces aided by battalions from the neighboring country of Ethiopia have liberated Bakool regional capital of Hudur from al-Qaeda linked al-Shabaab fighters on Friday, Garowe Online reports.
Before the allied forces began to thrust into the strategic town of Hudur, they Thursday afternoon clashed with al-Shabaab militants in Teed village which lies about 30 km from Hudur according to witnesses. 12 persons from the opposing sides were confirmed dead, Bakool region adminstration disclosed.
Friday, March 7, 2014
Syrian rebels in the northern city of Aleppo are waging fierce clashes against government forces in an attempt to prevent opposition neighborhoods from falling under siege.
Government forces have gradually been retaking ground in and around Aleppo for months and now appear poised to cut off rebel-held parts of the city if rebels are not successful in stopping their advance.