Monday, August 20, 2018

Nigeria: Army rescues 23 minors seized by Boko Haram

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The Nigerian Army on Saturday handed over 23 minors rescued from Boko Haram insurgents, to the United Nations Children Fund for rehabilitation.

The Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj. Gen. Abbah Dikko, who stated this at the command headquarters in Maiduguri, said the exercise was in conformity with global best practices.

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Sunday, August 19, 2018

Puntland: Puntland forces recapture strategic town of Af Urur from al-Shabaab

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Military forces of Somalia’s semi-autonomous Puntland region have retaken a strategic town from Islamic militant group al-Shabaab, an officer said on Friday.

Captain Saiid Mohamed Diriye said his forces retook Af Urur without a fight. The town is important because the main road that links the cities of Garowe, Bosaso and the Somali capital Mogadishu passes nearby.

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Thursday, August 9, 2018

Puntland: Al-Shabaab rebels kill dozens of soldiers assaulting a military base in Puntland and airbase in Middle Shabelle

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Somali rebel group Al-Shabaab assaulted a military base Thursday in the northern region of Puntland and separately ambushed an airbase in the south-central Middle Shabelle region.

The attack in the semi-autonomous Puntland region started with suicide blasts at Af-Urur army camp, which is located about 100km west of Bossaso town, said military officer Nour Hassan.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Somalia: At least 17 killed in al-Shabaab car bombings in Mogadishu

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A car bomb exploded along the main street of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Sunday, killing at least five people and wounding several others, authorities said.

Police said a car bomb parked in front of a restaurant at the busy street of Maka al Mukaram had exploded.

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Monday, August 6, 2018

Egypt: 52 suspected militants killed in Sinai in recent days

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Egypt says its security forces have killed at least 52 suspected militants in recent days in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula.

The military said in a statement Sunday that another 49 suspected militants have been arrested. It says it destroyed 26 hideouts and weapons depots, and dismantled 64 explosive devices.

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