Saturday, March 25, 2017
Six Russian troops died in the early hours of Friday when a group of insurgents attacked their base in Chechnya, with six rebels killed in the resulting shootout, the National Guard said.
Russia’s National Guard, established last year, is a new branch of internal troops aimed at defending borders and countering extremism.
Friday, March 24, 2017
An organization that monitors extremist groups says al-Shabaab has claimed to kill 17 soldiers and wound 22 in an attack in southwestern Somalia.
The SITE Intelligence Group says in a statement Thursday that the al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab’s news agency posted a claim on Facebook about attacking the coastal city of Barawe.
Afghan forces have spent months trying to keep the Taliban at bay.
The Taliban have captured the crucial southern Afghan city of Sangin after a year-long battle, officials say.
Ten members of Egypt’s security forces were killed by two improvised roadside bombs during clashes with jihadist militants in central Sinai, the Egyptian army said on Thursday.
Fifteen of the Islamist fighters were also killed, while seven others were arrested in the raid on what the Egyptian army describes as “an extremely dangerous” hideout for Islamist fighters.