Sunday, November 18, 2018

Syria: Jihadists kill 9 Syria regime fighters near Idlib


Jihadists on Friday killed nine Syrian regime fighters near a planned buffer zone around the country’s last major rebel bastion, a monitor said.

A September deal between government ally Russia and opposition backer Turkey aimed to set up a de-militarised zone around the northwestern region of Idlib to protect it from a regime assault.

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Saturday, November 17, 2018

Central African Republic: Clashes between Anti-Balaka christians and Union for Peace in CAR (UPC) muslims leave at least 37 dead


At least 37 bodies were found on Friday in the central town of Alindao after clashes between armed groups, the UN mission in the perennially restive Central African Republic (CAR) said.

“Thirty-seven deaths confirmed in Alindao,” said a report seen by AFP news agency.

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Friday, November 16, 2018

Libya: Armed clashes renewed in south of Tripoli threaten security plan


Military confrontations between the Abu Salim Central Security Force, loyal to the Government of National Accord, and members of the Seventh Brigade broke out on Wednesday evening after the latter’s forces advanced towards Libya’s International Airport, south of the capital.

The armed clashes in Libya’s Tripoli coincide with Government of National Accord’s efforts to implement a plan to achieve security and end the roles of militias.

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Mali: 3 civilians killed in attack targeting foreign troops claimed by Group to Support Islam and Muslims (GSIM) rebels


Three Malian civilians have been killed and around 30 people wounded in a suicide attack in the country’s violence-hit north, officials said, as a diplomat said some of the injured were sub-contractors for the UN.

The attack took place late on Monday in the city of Gao when a 4×4 vehicle blew up in a residential area, the security ministry said.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Cameroon: At least 15 killed in clashes between army and Ambazonia Defence Forces (ADF) separatists


At least 15 people have been killed in a new bout of fighting between Cameroon army troops and separatist rebels, the two sides said on Tuesday, in a rise in violence since President Paul Biya won a seventh term in power in October.

The conflict between Anglophone separatists, who want to create an independent state called Ambazonia, and government forces has killed more than 400 people in western Cameroon since last year and has emerged as Biya’s greatest security problem in nearly four decades of rule.

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