Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Burkina Faso: Dozens killed in separate attacks by armed groups

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At least 10 people were killed when an aid convoy was ambushed in Burkina Faso, the government said on Sunday, bringing to at least 50 the death toll from a string of attacks blamed on armed groups.

The ambush occurred on Saturday near the northern town of Barsalogho, it said in a statement, adding that an attack on a livestock market in the village of Kompienga in the eastern part of the country earlier in the day had killed 25 people, according to a provisional toll.

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Monday, June 1, 2020

Libya: Libyan army shells Haftar militias at Tripoli airport

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Libyan government forces pounded positions of warlord Khalifa Haftar’s militias at Tripoli airport, south of the Libyan capital, according to the military on Sunday.

Three armored vehicles belonging to Haftar were destroyed in the artillery attacks, the government-led Operation Volcano of Rage said in a statement.

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Sunday, May 31, 2020

Burma-Myanmar: Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) has attacked military convoy in Shan State

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Within hours after the Arakan Army (AA) launched attacks on a border guard police outpost in Rakhine State early Friday morning, its ally the Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) intercepted a military convoy in northern Shan State, according to Myanmar military spokesman Brigadier General Zaw Min Tun.

The TNLA attacked the military convoy en route from Muse with remote-detonated mines near Namkut Village near the Union Highway in Kutkai Township, Brig-Gen Zaw Min Tun confirmed to The Irrawaddy.

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Saturday, May 30, 2020

Sudan: Deadly clashes between Sudan army and Ethiopia militias near border

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Clashes between Sudan’s army and Ethiopian militias near the border with Ethiopia over the past three days have left at least two people dead, a spokesman for the Sudanese army said on Thursday.

In a televised statement, Brigadier General Amer Mohamed Al Hassan said that Ethiopian militias backed by the Ethiopian army had begun attacking areas in Gadaref state in eastern Sudan on 26 May.

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Friday, May 29, 2020

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) and Madina at Tauheed Wau Mujahedeen (MTM) rebel groups killed at least 40 people in attacks in Ituri

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Rebels have killed at least 40 people in several attacks in Congo’s eastern Irumu territory, a local civil rights group says.

Members of the Allied Democratic Forces and an Islamic State-linked group known as MTM staged the attacks Tuesday in Samboko, Bandavilemba and Walese-Vukutu in Ituri province, the Centre for the Promotion of Peace, Democracy and Human Rights said in a statement Wednesday.

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