Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Estonia: Estonian troops will be deployed in Afghanistan


35 members of the Estonian Defence Forces (EDF) will be deploying to Afghanistan in May, where they will serve in the framework of the NATO-led Operation Resolute Support.

“Estonia has decided to increase its contribution to NATO’s Operation Resolute Support in Afghanistan, and according to plan, an infantry platoon and logistics personnel will begin serving in Afghanistan this May,” EDF spokesperson Capt. Arvo Jõesalu told ERR.

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Friday, March 16, 2018

India: 9 government troops killed in attack by Naxalites Maoist rebels in Chhattisgarh


At least nine paramilitary soldiers were killed Tuesday in eastern India by a land mine placed by Maoist rebels who are active in the area, police said.

Police officer D.M. Awasthi said the soldiers were traveling between camps in the Sukma area of Chhattisgarh state when their vehicle drove over a land mine, resulting in an explosion. Two other soldiers were wounded in the blast.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Afghanistan: Afghan forces retake a district headquarters from Taliban, 8 killed


Afghan security forces recaptured a district headquarters in western Farah province on Monday, just hours after the Taliban overrun the police and administrative offices, killing eight policemen, a spokesman said.

The development came as insurgent attacks against security forces have stepped up across Afghanistan, including in Farah province.

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Monday, March 12, 2018

Philippines: Soldiers kill 44 Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in ongoing clashes in the south


Philippine government troops have killed 44 militants in continuing clashes with the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF), an army spokesman said on Sunday (March 11).

Lietenant Colonel Gerry Besana told reporters that the military offensive that started on Thursday was continuing, with 44 militants killed and 26 wounded.

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Saturday, March 10, 2018

Afghanistan: Taliban attack kills 17 government security forces in northeast


A pre-dawn Taliban attack in northeastern Afghanistan has killed at least 17 government security forces and wounded many more.

The fighting erupted in the mountainous Khawaja Ghar district of Takhar province where insurgents assaulted an Afghan army base.

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