Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Mozambique: Mociboa da Praia district attacked by islamist insurgents

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A pre-dawn attack in Mozambique’s northern province of Cabo Delgado on Monday caught the attention of analysts for being more daring than previous assaults.

Islamist insurgents reportedly arrived by both sea and land and occupied the district of Mociboa da Praia. The group attacked a defense forces barracks, over which they hoisted their black flag, according to police spokesman, Orlando Modumane.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Democratic Republic of the Congo: 49 dead in clashes between army and Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels in Beni

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At least 37 rebels and 12 soldiers were killed over four days of fierce fighting in Beni, northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), said a top general.

“We neutralized 37 ADF [Allied Democratic Forces] fighters and, unfortunately, 12 of our soldiers fell on the battlefield,” Gen. Sylvain Ekenge, deputy spokesperson for the Congolese army, told Anadolu Agency on Tuesday.

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Saturday, March 21, 2020

Libya: 5 Libyan women killed in Tripoli shelling

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Libya’s unity government said on Thursday that five women were killed and five civilians wounded in Tripoli the previous day in bombardment by the forces of eastern-based military strongman Khalifa Haftar.

Amine Al-Hachemi, spokesman for the Health Ministry of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord, said: “Rockets and shells hit houses in the neighborhoods of Ain Zara and Bab Ben Ghachir.”

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Friday, March 20, 2020

Mali: 29 soldiers killed in attack on army post in Tarkint

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Armed men attacked a Malian army camp in the Gao region in the north, killing at least 29 soldiers, the army said Thursday.

The attack on the post in Tarkint also wounded at least five people, said an army spokesman, Lt. Col. Diarran Kone.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Libya: Fierce clashes breakout across north as Libyan National Army (LNA) forces attempt to advance

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Violent clashes were reported between forces loyal to the Government of National Accord (GNA) and the Libyan National Army (LNA) forces near Tripoli’s international airport, on Sunday.

Footage shows soldiers backing the GNA forces firing with a tank as well as firearms, while clashes are ongoing.

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