Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Nigeria: Nigerian forces conduct air strikes against Boko Haram

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Nigeria’s air force on Monday said it conducted air strikes against Boko Haram on 27 June in the northeast region of the country, neutralizing the militants.

A statement from the Nigerian Defence Forces said the attack was carried out after acquiring intelligence that the bases in Warshale in the Northern part of Borno State were being used to launch terror attacks.

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Sunday, June 28, 2020

South Sudan: Thousands of people flee intense fighting in Pibor

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Thousands of people have fled a fresh wave of intercommunal clashes in South Sudan‘s eastern region of Pibor, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said Thursday, adding it had suspended medical activities after its staff were forced to flee into the bush.

Brutal fighting has taken place between rival communities in the area in recent months, with clashes in May leaving over 200 dead, including an MSF staff member, the charity said in a statement. The latest violence erupted on June 15, it said.

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Thursday, June 25, 2020

Burkina Faso: Army says it has destroyed 2 jihadist bases

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Burkina Faso’s security forces said on Tuesday they had destroyed two jihadist bases in the north and east of the country and arrested two suspects near the border with the Ivory Coast.

A gendarmerie unit on Saturday “dismantled a terrorist base” near the eastern town of Tanwalbougou, the armed forces chief of staff said in a weekly bulletin.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Democratic Republic of the Congo: 20 civilians killed in attacks of Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) on 2 northeastern villages

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At least 20 civilians were killed in attacks on two villages in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo over the weekend, the army said on Monday, the latest in a surge of ethnic violence that has forced more than 200,000 people from their homes.

Fighters from the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), who claim a loose affiliation with the Islamic State militant group, attacked the village of Vukaka in Ituri province on Sunday, according to the Congolese army (FARDC).

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Monday, June 22, 2020

Algeria: Clash with insurgents in Ain Defla leaves 1 soldier dead

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An Algerian soldier was killed during a clash with armed Islamists in the central region of Ain Defla, the defence ministry said Sunday, adding that an operation was still underway. An army detachment clashed with “an armed terrorist group”, during an ambush Saturday in the Gaadet Lahdjar area, in the prefecture of Ain Defla, killing corporal Mostafa Znanda, the ministry said in a statement.

Algerian authorities use the term “terrorist” to describe armed Islamists who have been active in the country since the early 1990s. Security measures have been taken to seal and search the area and pursue the “criminals”, the ministry added.

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