Sunday, January 25, 2015
About 30 people have been killed in the eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol as fighting escalated to the worst level in months. Pro-Russia separatists had announced they were launching an offensive on the strategic city.
The death toll from rocket fire attacks in eastern Ukraine climbed on Saturday, with an estimated 30 people killed and dozens more wounded in a residential area of the city of Mariupol.
Saturday, January 24, 2015
The bodies of 3 additional Lebanese soldiers had been discovered Saturday in a battlefield close to the Syrian border, bringing to eight the quantity killed in the newest clashes with Syrian Islamist rebels, authorities said.
The intense gun battles have once again dramatized how violence from the Syrian war, now approaching its fourth year, has migrated into neighboring Lebanon.
Rebel leaders in eastern Ukraine vowed Friday to extend their advances against government troops and boycott further peace talks despite a diplomatic push to implement a long-ignored cease-fire.
But with Russia, the rebels’ main backer, joining the West in calling for more talks, it wasn’t clear what the latest separatist claims would mean on the ground. Both sides have often exaggerated their military ambitions in public statements.
Friday, January 23, 2015
Government air strikes on a rebel-held village east of Damascus today killed 32 civilians, including six children, a monitoring group said, denouncing what it called a massacre.
The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM-N) claimed they captured a new position from the government forces near Talodi town in South Kordofan state.
In a statement released extended to Sudan Tribune, SPLM-N spokesperson Arnu Ngutulu Lodi, said on Wednesday morning their fighters “managed to liberate Talodi-Alnuba village after the capture of an out-post of the Sudanese army, located west of Talodi town”.