Saturday, July 23, 2016
A Kurdish member of the Syrian Democratic Forces in Manbij. Photo: Delil Souleiman/AFP
After a brief break in fighting in Manbij, clashes resumed Friday morning between Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and Islamic State (ISIS) militants, killing at least eight ISIS members.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights described the clashes as “violent between both parties inside Manbij city, accompanied by shelling exchange between both parties.”
Yemen government forces launched on Thursday a major military offensive to wrest the strategic Haradh city from Al Houthis in the northern province of Hajja near the border with Saudi Arabia.
The official page of the 5th Military Region on Facebook announced the offensive against the Iran-backed rebels and posted photos of the region’s commander, Major-General Ali Hamed Al Gushibi, inspecting the front-lines and soldiers firing heavy machines at Al Houthis positions.
Friday, July 22, 2016
Heavy fighting ensued late Thursday afternoon in Kidal, northern Mali between armed pro-government forces and former rebels mainly Tuareg living together in the town since February.
The clashes were between members of the High Council for Unity of Azawad (HCUA), a coalition of former Tuareg rebellion in northern Mali and Gatia allies, a coalition supporting armed movements in Bamako, a source explained to AFP.
Tense of fight between Somaliland and Puntland forces is reportedly mounting in several parts of disputed Sanaag region, located in northern Somalia on Thursday, reports said.
Residents said Somaliland and Puntland are amassing troops at Labho area which lies in the outskirts of Dahar town, with reports that war could break in anytime due to the tension.