Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Thailand: 1 soldier killed and 2 others wounded in clashes with militants in south


One Thai soldier was killed and two others injured in clashes between a government patrol and a militant rebel group in Thailand’s southern province of Pattani on Wednesday.

The patrol was part of a combined government force operating in the area to force insurgents still in hiding to surrender, said the Thai Army’s Internal Security Operation Command (ISOC) Region 4.

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Monday, March 16, 2020

Indonesia: 4 West Papua Liberation Army (WPLA) rebels killed in clashes with security forces in Papua region


Four Papuan independence fighters were killed in an ongoing clash between security forces and a rebel group near the world’s largest gold mine in Indonesia’s easternmost Papua region, police and rebels said Monday.

The clashes, which began Feb. 29 near the Grasberg copper and gold mine in Papua province, earlier killed two security personnel and injured three others.

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Sunday, March 15, 2020

Burma-Myanmar: 20 villages abandoned as Arakan Army (AA) rebels attack burmese army outpost


The monthlong fighting between Myanmar’s military and Arakan Army (AA) to the east of the Kaladan River on the border of Rakhine State’s Kyauktaw and Chin State’s Paletwa has forced nearly 20 villages to be abandoned.

“Our village was reduced to ashes. All the houses were burned down days ago and artillery shells landed on the village monastery yesterday,” the village administrator of Mont Than Pyin, U Kyaw Sein, told The Irrawaddy on Thursday.

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Sunday, March 8, 2020

Philippines: Clashes leave 14 militants and 4 soldiers dead in Maguindanao province


Philippine troops have killed at least 14 Muslim militants aligned with the Islamic State group in a weeklong offensive in a southern province that also left four soldiers dead, a regional military commander said Saturday.

Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana said an unspecified number of militants, including gunmen belonging to the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters, were wounded in clashes in the towns of Ampatuan and Datu Hoffer Ampatuan in Maguindanao province.

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Friday, March 6, 2020

Afghanistan: At least 32 dead after shooting in Kabul, Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist group claims responsibility


Gunmen opened fire on a memorial ceremony Friday in Kabul, killing at least 32 people and wounding dozens more in the first major attack in the Afghan capital since the U.S. signed a peace framework with the Taliban late last week. Several prominent politicians, including the country’s chief executive and recent presidential candidate, Abdullah Abdullah, were in the audience but escaped unharmed.

A spokesman for the Afghan Ministry of the Interior said the gunmen retreated to a nearby building, where they were killed during an hours-long standoff with security forces.

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