Monday, February 8, 2016
Neighborhood 400 fight axis, in east coast, Derna city, was a battlefield for fresh heavy clashes that erupted this Saturday between Derna Shura Council revolutionaries and IS/Daesh militants.
The surveillance battalion of the Derna Shura Council, along with the backup units from the city’s young men, has managed to observe the movement of IS/Daesh militants in the mountainous area overlooking the east coast (also known as Al-Hajjaj), and then showered it with heavy artillery fire.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) said on Sunday it was ready to send ground troops to Syria as part of an international coalition to fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militant group.
Asked if the UAE was ready to send troops if need be, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said at a media briefing in the Emirati capital Abu Dhabi: “This has been our position throughout.”
Sunday, February 7, 2016
The Sudan Liberation Movement led by Minni Minnawi (SLM-MM) denied taking part in the recent clashes in the Libyan region of Kufra near the southern border with the Sudan.
The Sudanese army and Libyan officials said over 30 Sudanese SLM fighters were killed during clashes on Thursday and Saturday in Kufra and accused the Darfurian rebel group of robberies and attacks on civilians in the region.
Somali government troops backed by African Union peacekeepers on Saturday, February 6, recaptured the key port of Merka from Shebab insurgents, just one dayafter the Islamists swept into the city, the army and residents said.
“The Somali forces and AMISOM peacekeepers secured control of Merka again and now the situation has returned to normal,” a Somali military official, Abdirisak Mohamed, told Agence France-Presse (AFP) by telephone from Mogadishu.
At least nine persons were killed when a huge explosion took place near Civil Lines area of Quetta on Saturday, officials said.
The outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) have claimed responsibility for the attack.
“The TTP’s TSG unity carried out the attack that targeted the convoy of security forces,” Taliban spokesperson, Mohammad Khorasani said in a statement.