Thursday, October 23, 2014
Libyan army troops on Wednesday pushed into Benghazi, the first time in two months that government forces had entered the eastern city, which has been under control of Islamist militias.
The advance was a significant boost to the troops, though fighting was still raging in Benghazi and the army had a long battle ahead, said Meloud al-Zewi, spokesman for Libya’s special forces.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Turkey has reportedly agreed to allow up to 200 heavily armed Peshmerga fighters to enter into the city of Kobani in order to fight Islamic State militants.
Fuad Hussein, the Kurdistan President’s Chief of Staff, confirmed in an interview today that “a small group of Peshmerga fighters will be in Kobani within days”.
Islamic State militants advanced on Iraq’s Mount Sinjar on Tuesday, tightening a siege of thousands of stranded Yazidis, who called on the United States and its allies to act to avert more bloodshed.
The attack is the latest threat to minority Yazidis, thousands of whom have been shot, buried alive or sold into slavery by Islamic State militants, who regard them as devil-worshippers.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Almost 40 jihadists killed in air strikes by libyan aviation in the last 24 hours in Benghazi.