Monday, February 18, 2019

Niger: Niger says 7 soldiers killed in clashes with Boko Haram jihadists

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Seven Niger soldiers were killed when their post was attacked by Boko Haram in the country’s southeast near Nigeria, the birthplace of the jihadist group, the government said Saturday.

The interior ministry said Friday’s raid in Chetima Wanou had led to the death of seven soldiers and injured six others while “on the enemy side (there were) several deaths including one corpse left on the spot and many injured”.

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Saturday, February 16, 2019

Nigeria: Islamic State’s West Africa Province terrorist group with ISIS ties claims responsibility for attack on governor’s convoy

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A terror group with links to ISIS has claimed responsibility for a deadly attack on a motorcade carrying a Nigerian state governor.

Borno State Gov. Kashim Shettima’s motorcade was traveling from the state capital of Maiduguri to a campaign rally in the village of Gamboru when it was ambushed Tuesday night. The Islamic State’s West Africa Province terror group has claimed responsibility, according to the SITE Intelligence Group.

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

South Sudan: 13 civilians and 7 soldiers killed during fresh clashes between South Sudanese army and National Salvation Front (NAS) rebels in Equatoria

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Clashes between South Sudanese army and National Salvation Front (NAS) fighters resulted in the death of 13 civilians and 7 soldiers, said a statement released by the spokesperson of the rebel group on Tuesday

The security situation in the Central Equatoria has now deteriorated to the point that region returned to war as before the signing of the revitalized peace agreement. Repeated clashes have become the rule.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Libya: Biggest oilfield of Sharara is now under control of Haftar forces

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Eastern forces loyal to Libya’s self-styled army under the command of Khalifa Haftar have taken control of the country’s biggest oilfield – Sharara – and say it is secure and ready to resume production.

Haftar’s self-styled army fanned out in the southwestern Sharara field, people with knowledge of the matter confirmed.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Somalia: 30 al-Shabaab militants killed in armed forces joint operation in Jamame

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Somali National Armed Forces killed 30 al-Shabaab militants in a joint operation in Jamame in Somalia’s southern region of Lower Jubba, officials said on Saturday evening.

Said Jogsade, Jubaland’s operational spokesman told journalists that Somali National Armed Forces backed by Jubba land forces and U.S. Africa Command killed 30 al-Shabaab extremists in an operation in Jamame town in Lower Jubba.

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