Friday, July 31, 2015
Yemeni forces backed up by Saudi-led coalition air strikes have recaptured positions on the outskirts of Aden used by the Houthi group to fire rockets into the southern port city, local officials said on Thursday.
Forces loyal to exiled President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, which retook Aden from the Iran-allied Houthis on July 17, seized the town of Muthalath al-Ilm, at Aden’s eastern entrance.
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Four Turkish security forces and one civilian have been killed in two separate armed attacks in the southeastern provinces of Diyarbakir and Sirnak.
One officer and two soldiers were killed in an ambush while Turkish troops were trying to secure a road for a military convoy in the southeastern province of Sirnak early July 30.
At least 26 people died on Tuesday as armed groups clashed over control of a town in the northwest of the Central African Republic.
Militia members clashed in Markounda, about 530 kilometers (330 miles) north of the capital, Bangui, for about two hours, Herve Bilal, head of the sub-prefecture, said by phone. The violence was between so-called Seleka rebels who overthrew former President Francois Bozize in 2013 and supporters of a movement called Revolution-Justice, he said.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar died more than two years ago in a hospital in Pakistan of an unknown illness, a senior Afghan intelligence agency official told CNN on condition of anonymity Wednesday.
Separately, an adviser to the country’s chief executive said Mullah Omar is believed to be dead.