Friday, February 23, 2018
Infighting between banned terrorist group Jamaat-ul-Ahrar and its splinter group, Hizb-ul-Ahrar, led to the killing of a close aide of former Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan leaders Hakimullah Mehsud and Baitullah Mehsud, and another militant in Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.
According to sources, Jihad Yar Mehsud had joined Hizb-ul-Ahrar a few days back. However, he and his fellow militant, Aleem Khan alias Umer Kamal, were killed during a clash between Jamaat-ul-Ahrar and its splinter group.
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Nigeria’s Boko Haram jihadists have killed five civilians and two soldiers in fresh attacks in Cameroon and Chad, local sources said Thursday.
“A group of Boko Haram fighters made an incursion during (Tuesday) night in Assigashia,” a source close to administrative authorities in the northern Cameroon border area said, asking not be named.
The Yemeni army aided by the Arab coalition’s air force seized posts that the Houthi militia had controlled in the Al-Qabbaytah District, north of Lahij.
Army forces advanced west of Al-Qabbaytah District following violent clashes with the Houthi militias which were deterred from several posts.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Intense Syrian government shelling and airstrikes on rebel-held Damascus suburbs killed nearly 130 people in two days, marking some of the deadliest bombardment of the rebellious region in three years, a monitoring group and paramedics said Tuesday.
Retaliatory shells rained down on Damascus, killing at least eight people and causing panic among residents of the Syrian capital, seat of President Bashar Assad’s power.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Turkey warned on Monday it would confront Syrian government forces if they entered Syria’s northwestern Afrin region to help the Kurdish YPG militia repel a Turkish offensive.
Turkey began its Afrin operation with allied Syrian rebels last month against the YPG, which Ankara sees as a threat along its border with links to the Kurdish PKK insurgency at home.