Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Boko Haram Islamists attacked Chadian soldiers on Tuesday, killing 11 and wounding 13 in a raid near Lake Chad, a Chadian security source told AFP.
The source said 17 Boko Haram fighters also died in the fighting following the pre-dawn strike.
“Boko Haram members attacked our positions at 4:30 am (0330 GMT) in Kaiga Ngouboua about two kilometres from the Nigerian border,” the source said.
Ukraine has started withdrawing tanks and light artillery from the frontline in the eastern region of Luhansk in line with an agreement with Russian-backed separatists, Kiev’s military said on Monday.
Ukraine and separatist leaders agreed last week to extend a pull-back of weapons in eastern Ukraine, which rebels said could mean an “end to the war” with the Ukrainian government.
Monday, October 5, 2015
Seventy members of a Sunni Arab tribe opposed to Islamic State (IS) have been killed by the jihadist group in western Iraq, a tribal elder says.
Sheikh Naeem al-Gaoud told the BBC that members of the Al Bu Nimr tribe were shot dead in the village of Khanizir, in Anbar province, on Sunday night.
Russian planes have flown 20 sorties in Syria and struck 10 Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) targets in the past 24 hours, the country’s defense ministry said in a statement on Sunday.
Russia has said it would step up its air strikes in Syria, escalating a military intervention which Moscow launched on Wednesday to weaken ISIS militants, but which Western powers say aims to support President Bashar al-Assad.
Sunday, October 4, 2015
Heavy gun battle between government troops and Jubaland forces, has left at least nine people, including, soldiers dead and wounded several others outside Kismayo, officials said
The fighting that lasted for 1 hour has erupted when number of Jubaland soldiers launched heavy attack on positions manned by government troops in Gobweyn area.
The Islamic State (IS) militants launched attacks on Sidra oil-port in Libya, killing one army soldier and injuring two, a military source said.
“The army guarding the gate engaged with the militants and killed four, among them some African nationals, before the militants attempted to detonate a truck bomb,” Xinhua quoted Ali al-Hasi, spokesman for the oil facilities guards, as saying on Friday.