Saturday, April 22, 2017
Kenyan troops killed 52 al-Shabaab fighters in an attack on the militants’ camp in southern Somalia on Friday, a military spokesman said.
Colonel Joseph Owuoth, spokesman for Kenya Defence Forces, said the incident happened in Badhaadhe in Lower Juba.
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Attack on a police checkpoint near one of the world’s most important Christian sites kills one police officer, injures four others • Attack comes 10 days before Pope Francis is scheduled to visit Egypt • Monastery is a UNESCO world heritage site.
Islamic State has claimed responsibility for an attack on a police checkpoint just outside St. Catherine’s Monastery in Egypt’s southern Sinai, the group’s Amaq news agency said Tuesday.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
French and Malian armed forces killed at least a dozen Islamic extremists who attacked an army camp in northern Mali Tuesday, killing at least four soldiers and wounding another, according to a statement by the French Operation Barkhane.
The attack on the army camp in Gourma-Rharous, about 120 kilometers (75 miles) east of Timbuktu, also destroyed a half-dozen vehicles, army spokesman Lt. Col. Diarran Kone said.
French air forces, alerted by Mali’s army, responded as the assailants fled in two pick-ups, according to the Operation Barkhane statement.
Monday, April 17, 2017
South Sudanese rebels allied to the ex-first vice president Riek Machar have claimed they repulse multiple attacks by the government forces in Western Bhar el Ghazal and Upper Niles regions.
Brigadier William Gatjiath Deng, rebel spokesperson says attacks by the government on their positions have forced them to retaliate and capture Raja, in Western Bhar el Ghazal on Friday.