Saturday, August 8, 2020

Nigeria: Fulani militia armed attack kills more than 20 people in north

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More than 20 people were killed and several others wounded in fresh armed attacks by a suspected militia targeting three Nigerian communities in the northern Kaduna State, local media reported on Thursday.

The attack which took place in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area targeted the communities of Kurmin Masara, Apyia Shyim, and Takmawai, according to local Daily Post website.

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Friday, August 7, 2020

Afghanistan: Clashes between Afghan forces and Taliban resume after cease-fire ends

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At least 10 insurgents were killed in clashes between Afghan forces and the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan, officials said Thursday, the first time authorities have confirmed direct fighting since a recent cease-fire expired.

According to defense ministry spokesman Fawad Aman, two clashes broke out Wednesday in the eastern province of Ghazni. Aman told Agence France-Presse (AFP) that 10 Taliban insurgents had been killed.

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Thursday, August 6, 2020

Somalia: Al-Shabaab attack kills at least 8 soldiers

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At least eight Somali government soldiers were killed and several wounded on Wednesday when al-Shabaab terrorists attacked a military base in the southwestern Bay province.

Somali government spokesman Ismail Mukhtar Oronjo told Anadolu Agency over the phone that al-Shabaab terrorists attacked a Somali national army base in Daynuney.

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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Syria: 18 killed in clashes between opposition groups and pro-regime fighters in north west

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Clashes between opposition groups and pro-Assad fighters in northwestern Syria on Monday thwarted regime’s advance and left 12 pro-regime men dead, a Britain-based war monitoring group said.

Another 17 pro-regime fighters were wounded while on the opposition-led side six fighters died, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Afghanistan: 13 civilians killed and 42 injured in Nangarhar attack

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At least 13 civilians were killed and 42 more injured after a car bomb explosion outside the main prison in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Monday.

The car bombing happened shortly after 6:30pm on Sunday when gunmen entered the compound and opened intense fire, followed by heavy fighting, which enabled many prisoners to escape.

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