Saturday, January 11, 2020

Somalia: 5 al-Shabaab terrorists killed by Jubaland Security Forces in Lower Juba region

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At least five al-Shabaab terrorists were killed Friday and others wounded after Jubaland Security Forces raided a base in Lower Juba region located in southern Somalia, according to a government spokesman. al-Qaeda linked

Jubbaland State Ministry of Security spokesman Abdinur Ibrahim Hussein said “the operation at Ufow village in Lower Juba region was completed as planned.”

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Friday, January 10, 2020

Mali: 18 United Nations troops and 2 civilians injured in mortar attack in Tessalit

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Eighteen UN troops and two civilians were wounded Thursday in a mortar attack on a military base in northern Mali, a UN official said, in fresh violence in the war-torn West African country.

Olivier Salgado, the spokesperson for the UN mission in Mali, said the toll was “preliminary.”

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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Libya: Libyan general Khalifa Haftar forces seize key city of Sirte

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Libyan forces loyal to the eastern-based commander Khalifa Haftar said they had taken control of the strategic coastal city of Sirte in a rapid advance preceded by airstrikes.

Holding Sirte would be an important gain for Haftar, who since April has been waging a military offensive on the capital, Tripoli, home to Libya’s internationally recognised Government of National Accord (GNA).

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Monday, January 6, 2020

Nigeria: Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP) jihadists kill 4 soldiers in military base attack in Jakana

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Machine-gun wielding jihadists killed four Nigerian soldiers and wounded 11 more during an attack on an army base in the northeast, military officials told AFP on Sunday.

Fighters from the Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP) arrived in six trucks to attack the Jakana base, near the city of Maiduguri, on Saturday evening, according to the officials.

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Sunday, January 5, 2020

Libya: Airstrike in Tripoli wreaks 16 casualty at military academy

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An airstrike slammed into a military academy in Libya’s capital, Tripoli, on Saturday, killing at least 16 people, most of them students, the health authorities said.

Malek Merset, a spokesman with the Tripoli-based health ministry, said the airstrike took place in the Hadaba area, just south of the city center, where fighting has been raging for months. He said the strike wounded at least 37 others, who were taken to nearby hospitals for treatment.

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