Monday, March 18, 2019

Turkey: 2 Turkish soldiers killed in clashes with Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants in Iraq

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Two Turkish soldiers have been killed following clashes with suspected Kurdish militants in Iraq, the defence ministry reported on Saturday.

Eight more troops were injured during the Turkish operation in northern Iraq on Saturday, where Ankara keeps a military force to combat Kurdish militants, according to Reuters.

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Sunday, March 17, 2019

Chad: Chad claims 400 Union of Forces for Democracy and Development (UFDD) rebel fighters laid down arms

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Four hundred fighters from a Chadian rebel group in Libya have surrendered their weapons and are “back on the side of the law,” Chad Defense Minister General Daoud Yaya Brahim told AFP on Monday, March 11.

The rebels from the Union of Forces for Democracy and Development (UFDD) “decided to surrender the guns and respond to the head of state’s outstretched hand,” the minister said.

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Saturday, March 16, 2019

Israel: Israel strikes dozens of Hamas targets in response to rockets fired on Tel Aviv by Islamic Jihad group

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Israel struck dozens of Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip in response to the firing of several rockets into the Tel Aviv area.

Sirens alerted residents that rockets were coming into the area just after 9 p.m. local time on Thursday. Hours later, Israeli aircraft carried out the strikes.

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Friday, March 15, 2019

Israel: Israeli military says rockets fired at Tel Aviv from the Gaza Strip

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The Israeli military said Thursday that two rockets were fired at Tel Aviv from the Gaza Strip, though no injuries had been reported.

The two fired rockets set off sirens in Tel Aviv, with several explosions heard in the city, Reuters reported, citing the Israeli military and witnesses.

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Syria: Thousands of ISIS fighters surrender amid attack on final stronghold in Syria

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More than 3,000 ISIS fighters have surrendered amid a pitched battle by US-backed forces to retake the last ISIS stronghold in Syria.

Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) spokesman Mustafa Bali claimed by Tuesday evening the number of ISIS members who had laid down arms had “risen to 3,000.”

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