Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels kill 15 civilians and threaten ebola containment efforts again

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Congolese rebels killed 15 civilians and abducted a dozen children in an attack at the center of the latest deadly Ebola outbreak, Congo’s military said Sunday. The violence has threatened to again force the suspension of crucial virus contamination efforts.

The Allied Democratic Forces rebels, a Ugandan Islamist militant group active in the area since the 1990s, attacked Congolese army positions and several neighborhoods of Beni on Saturday and into Sunday, Capt. Mak Hazukay Mongha told The Associated Press.

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Monday, October 22, 2018

India: 8 combatants and 6 civilians die in clashes with army in Kashmir

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Three local rebels were killed in a gunbattle with Indian government forces in disputed Kashmir on Sunday, and six civilians were killed in an explosion at the site after the fighting was over, officials and residents said.

Meanwhile, three Indian army soldiers and two suspected militants were killed in a gunbattle along the highly militarized line of control dividing Kashmir between India and Pakistan.

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Sunday, October 21, 2018

Syria: Over 60 civilians killed in US-led airstrikes in Deir Ez-Zor

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At least 62 civilians have been killed in a US air force attack on two villages near Syria’s Deir ez-Zor city, Syrian state news agency SANA reported.

The airstrikes, which targeted the villages of Sousse and Bubradan, also injured a number of civilians, according to the report.

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Saturday, October 20, 2018

Syria: Dozens killed or wounded in airstrikes on Sousa

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Syrian state media and a war monitor say airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition on a town held by the Islamic State group have killed and wounded dozens.

State news agency SANA said the airstrikes on Sousa Thursday and Friday left several people dead or wounded.

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Friday, October 19, 2018

Yemen: Yemeni forces repel Houthi offensive at east of Hodeidah killing 70 rebels

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Yemeni pro-government forces killed at least 70 fighters affiliated with the Iran-backed Houthi rebels on Wednesday after they launched a large-scale offensive to reopen a supply route between the capital Sanaa and the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah.

The target of the offensive was Kilo 16, east of Hodeidah, which links the two cities. The rebels lost the key transport link in September when Al Amalikah forces, part of a pro-government brigade, recaptured it as they pushed towards Hodeidah.

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