Saturday, October 1, 2022

Burkina Faso: New coup d’etat by army

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More than a dozen members of Burkina Faso’s army seized control of state television late Friday, declaring that the country’s coup leader-turned-president, Lt. Col. Paul Henri Sandaogo Damiba, had been overthrown.

The spokesman introduced Capt. Ibrahim Traore as the new head of the volatile West African country that is battling a mounting Islamic insurgency.

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Friday, September 30, 2022

Russia: Russia to formally annex four occupied Ukrainian regions of Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhia

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President Vladimir Putin will formally annex four partially Russian-occupied regions of Ukraine on Friday, the Kremlin has said, a move already rejected by Kyiv and its Western allies as illegal and meaningless.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said a ceremony to mark the incorporation of Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhia into Russia would take place at 3pm Moscow time (12:00 GMT).

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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Burma-Myanmar: Shan State Army-North (SSA-N) and Shan State Army-South (SSA-S) clash in eastern Myanmar

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Rival ethnic Shan armed groups the Shan State Army-North (SSA-N) and Shan State Army-South (SSA-S) clashed recently in Kyethi Township in central Shan State, as long-running territorial disputes continue to cause military tensions between the two groups, according to the Shan State Progress Party (SSPP), the SSA-N’s political wing.

The SSA-N is also fighting the Myanmar military in Momeik Township in northern Shan State. Fighting broke out on September 17 when around 80 junta troops advanced to Mt. Hui Kham in the east of Momeik. Seven junta soldiers were killed and at least five others were injured in two days of fighting, according to the SSPP.

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Monday, September 26, 2022

Iraq: 1 Iraqi soldier and 2 Islamic State (IS) militants killed in clashes near Baghdad

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A soldier and two Islamic State (IS) militants were killed on Saturday in clashes north of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, the Iraqi military said.

Based on intelligence reports, an Iraqi army force attacked an IS hideout in dense orchards in the Tarmiyah area, some 30 km north of Baghdad, the media office of the Iraqi Joint Operations Command (JOC) said in a statement.

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Thursday, September 22, 2022

Russia: Putin mobilizes 300,000 troops for war in Ukraine and warns he’s not bluffing with nuclear threat

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Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday announced a partial military mobilization in Russia, putting the country’s people and economy on a wartime footing as Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine continues.

In a rare prerecorded televised announcement, Putin said the West “wants to destroy our country” and claimed the West had tried to “turn Ukraine’s people into cannon fodder,” in comments translated by Reuters, repeating earlier claims in which he has blamed Western nations for starting a proxy war with Russia.

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