Saturday, March 24, 2018

Syria: Russian strikes kill 37 civilians in eastern Ghouta


Russian air strikes killed 37 civilians in the Arbin area of the shrinking rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta near Damascus overnight, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said yesterday.

Eastern Ghouta’s six-year rebel rule was in its dying moments as fighters evacuated one of the Syrian enclave’s three remaining pockets and a deal was reached for another.

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Friday, March 23, 2018

Somalia: Massive car bomb blast rocks Mogadishu, al-Shabaab claims responsibility


At least 6 people have been killed and several others wounded in a massive car bomb attack outside a hotel in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu on Thursday afternoon, Garowe Online reports.

Eyewitnesses said a car laden with explosives went off outside Wehliye hotel along the busy Makka Al Mukarama road in the capital which is lined with government offices, hotels, and restaurants.

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Thursday, March 22, 2018

Nigeria: Boko Haram releases 101 of 110 girls kidnapped last month


Boko Haram Islamic extremists returned 101 of the 110 girls they kidnapped from a boarding school in Dapchi, Nigeria last month in the middle of the night Wednesday, warning their parents to never “put your daughters in school again.”

“We were freed because we are Muslim girls, and they didn’t want us to suffer. That is why they released us,” Khadija Grema, one of the freed girls, told the Associated Press, explaining one of her Christian classmates remained captive.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Estonia: Estonian troops will be deployed in Afghanistan


35 members of the Estonian Defence Forces (EDF) will be deploying to Afghanistan in May, where they will serve in the framework of the NATO-led Operation Resolute Support.

“Estonia has decided to increase its contribution to NATO’s Operation Resolute Support in Afghanistan, and according to plan, an infantry platoon and logistics personnel will begin serving in Afghanistan this May,” EDF spokesperson Capt. Arvo Jõesalu told ERR.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Iraq: Turkish troops penetrate deep into northern Iraq, clash with PKK fighters


Turkish troops, backed by air coverage, have been deployed in northern Iraq amid violent clashes with fighters of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), Arabs Today news website reported Monday.

“The forces are now stationed in the sub-district of Sidakan, northeast of the Kurdistan Region’s capital, and have already set up fixed barracks in the border triangle between Iraq, Syria and Turkey,” Krmanj Izzat, the mayor of Soran city, said.

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