Thursday, January 18, 2018
Turkey began its first wave of artillery fire targeting Kurdish fighters in Afrin, Syria on Tuesday night, said an Al Arabiya reporter.
This comes as a retaliation to the Peoples’ Protection Units (YPG) firing a large number of missiles targeting settlements in the Azaz region bordering Turkey and Syria, which is controlled by the Turkish-backed opposition Free Syrian Army, media reports said.
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Battles continue unabated between Kachin Independence Army (KIA) and Burmese Army in southern and western Kachin state, and northern Shan state in the past week.
In southern Kachin state, a Burmese army’s Infantry unit launched attacks against KIA 27th Battalion’s Nam Hka Bum Post in Mansi Township on Jan 13 at 2:20 pm. KIA sources said Kai Htik-based Burmese army troops fired 3 rounds of 105 mm mortars on Nam Hka Bum and Gawk Ngu Yang-based troops fired 10 rounds of 81 mm mortars on KIA positions during the battle.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Heavy clashes broke out around Mitiga Airport on Monday between the Special Deterrence Force, based at the airport, and Brigade 33 from Tajoura, APA reported citing The Libya Observer. Rada is an anti-crime and anti-terrorism unit.
It is occasionally targeted by rivals whose members it has arrested. “The number of wounded will be communicated later”, the ministry said on Facebook.
Monday, January 15, 2018
Four Islamic State militants were killed in a military operation in southwestern Kirkuk, a security source was quoted as saying.
Speaking to Alsumaria News on Sunday, the source said, “A joint force from the Iraqi army and al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) was carrying out a military operation in an area between Al-Abbasi and Hawija districts in southwestern Kirkuk.”
Sunday, January 14, 2018
At least 76 militants were killed in military operations conducted by the Afghan National Defence and Security Force members in the last 24 hours, across eight provinces in Afghanistan.
The country’s defence ministry confirmed the operations in a statement on Saturday: “Our forces killed 76 militants in eight provinces over the last 24 hours. Also, three key Taliban commanders named Ehsanullah, Haidar and Qahraman were among those killed in the offensives.”