Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Heavy fighting between armed forces and M23 rebels near Uganda border

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Several civilians are reportedly fleeing into Uganda following clashes between the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC) and March 23 Movement (M23) rebels.

Intelligence sources told SoftPower News on Sunday that heavy fighting between government forces and the rebel group had been ongoing since Saturday.

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Monday, May 9, 2022

Egypt: Islamic State (IS) claims responsibility for attack on Egyptian troops in Sinai

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Islamic State on Sunday claimed responsibility for a deadly attack that killed an officer and 10 Egyptian soldiers in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula, the group said on its Telegram channel.

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Monday, April 25, 2022

15 soldiers and 6 civilians killed in attacks in Mali and Burkina Faso, one claimed by Katiba Macina group

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Fifteen soldiers and six civilians have been killed in attacks in Mali and Burkina Faso, neighbouring West African countries that are struggling against armed groups.

Vehicles packed with explosives were driven into three military camps in central Mali before dawn on Sunday, the military said in a statement. Six soldiers were killed and 15 wounded at the Sevare camp, and five were wounded at two other locations.

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Sunday, April 10, 2022

Burkina Faso: Suspected attack by Islamic extremist rebels kills 16 soldiers

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An attack by suspected Islamic extremist rebels on a military unit in Burkina Faso Friday has killed at least 16 security forces and injured many others, the army announced.

A dozen military soldiers and four volunteer fighters who work alongside the army died when their military unit was attacked at 5 a.m. in Namissiguima town in the Center North region, said a statement by the armed forces. An additional 21 soldiers were wounded and equipment was also damaged, said the statement.

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Friday, April 8, 2022

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Fresh clashes between army and M23 rebels in east of the country

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Fresh fighting erupted on Wednesday in the DR Congo’s troubled east between army troops and the M23 rebel group after a week of relative calm, local sources said.

“The army attacked all the M23 positions in Musongati, Tchanzu and Runyoni” that the rebels took last week, Damien Seburazane, a representative of civil society groups, told AFP.

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