Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Burma-Myanmar: Arakan Army (AA) blamed for attack on border police

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Police officers were injured in a raid by the Arakan Army (AA) on Done Pike border guard outpost in Rakhine State’s Rathedaung Township, according to Myanmar’s military spokesman Brigadier General Zaw Min Tun.

“The AA attacked the Done Pike border outpost at around 5.30 am this morning. They retreated after attacking for around 15 minutes. Some police officers were injured in the attack,” Brig-Gen Zaw Min Tun told The Irrawaddy on Saturday.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

India: Indian troops kill 4 Kashmir rebels, sparking new clashes

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Anti-India protesters clashed with Indian government forces near a village in Kashmir where four rebels were killed in a gunbattle, as assailants fatally shot a village official elsewhere in the disputed region, officials said Monday.

Earlier Monday, Indian soldiers laid a siege around a village in Kashmir’s southern Shopian area on a tip that militants were hiding there, said Col. Rajesh Kalia, an army spokesman.

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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Spain: Spain to withdraw troops from Iraq and Afghanistan

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The Spanish authorities decided to close one of their military bases in Iraq and withdraw their troops from Afghanistan, El Pais reported.

Troops serving at the Bismayah training camp in Iraq are expected to return to Spain by the end of July. Currently, there are 350 Spanish troops at this base. For five years, they have helped train Iraqi soldiers and law enforcement officers. Since 2015, 17 army brigades and 10 police units (totaling more than 50 thousand people) have been trained here.

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Sunday, May 31, 2020

Burma-Myanmar: Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) has attacked military convoy in Shan State

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Within hours after the Arakan Army (AA) launched attacks on a border guard police outpost in Rakhine State early Friday morning, its ally the Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) intercepted a military convoy in northern Shan State, according to Myanmar military spokesman Brigadier General Zaw Min Tun.

The TNLA attacked the military convoy en route from Muse with remote-detonated mines near Namkut Village near the Union Highway in Kutkai Township, Brig-Gen Zaw Min Tun confirmed to The Irrawaddy.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Afghanistan: Afghanistan to free 900 more Taliban prisoners

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Afghan authorities plan to release 900 more Taliban prisoners Tuesday, as a rare cease-fire by the insurgents entered its third and last day.

The pause in fighting, which came into effect Sunday to mark the Muslim holiday of Eid Al-Fitr, was for the most part holding out across the country, officials said.

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