Friday, November 28, 2014
A 12-year-old boy and a 55-year-old woman were killed by shelling in the eastern Ukrainian separatist stronghold of Donetsk on Thursday, the city administration reported, despite a Sept. 5 ceasefire deal.
According to UN data an average of 13 soldiers, rebels, and civilians have died every day since a formal ceasefire was agreed by Ukraine, Russia and the rebels, with Ukrainian government forces and the separatists accusing each other of violating the terms of the truce.
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Kenyan soldiers have killed 49 Al-Shabaab fighters, including five commanders, in intensified airstrikes in southern Somalia, an official said on Thursday.
Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) spokesman Colonel David Obonyo told Xinhua that the militants were killed on Tuesday when the country’s troops under African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) carried out an airstrike on two of the insurgents’ camps in the Somalian cities of Hargeisayere and Minyonta in Jilib.
The Iraqi army and Kurdish peshmerga forces backed by the coalition air force on Wednesday repelled a major attack by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) on the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, according to sources from the city.
“They are targeting Kirkuk and they want to control the oil sites,” said peshmerga Major General Westa Rasul, according to AFP.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
At least 95 people have been reportedly been killed in Syrian regime airstrikes on the Islamic State group’s self-proclaimed capital.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 52 of the dead in Raqqa were civilians, but is unclear if any of the other casualties were militants.