Friday, September 11, 2020

Afghanistan: Killed 5 militants in clashes with troops in Helmand province


At least five militants were killed and nine others injured in clashes in Gereshk district of southern Helmand province on Thursday, a statement from the National Army said.

The statement said a group of Taliban militants attacked security checkpoints early Thursday and troops retaliated, after which the rebels were forced to flee leaving five dead bodies and injuring nine others, Xinhua reported.

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Wednesday, September 9, 2020

India: 2 maoist rebels die in police encounter in Telangana, border areas in state on high alert


Intelligence inputs and ground developments in north and east Telangana in the last few weeks point towards a possible strengthening of CPI (Maoist) in the region.

After a long lull, Maoist activity has picked up in the forest area in Bhadradri-Kothagudem district, close to the Chhattisgarh border.

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Thursday, September 3, 2020

India: Border tensions flare between India and China


Tensions along the border between China and India have flared up again, as both sides have accused the other of violating the disputed boundary and trying to seize territory across the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

On Monday, the Indian military said in a statement that Chinese troops had carried out “provocative military movements” in a contested part of the Ladakh region over the weekend, to which Indian troops responded by bolstering their own presence in Ladakh, sparking a fierce war of words that was defused by local commanders before it turned violent.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Burma-Myanmar: Army extends unilateral nationwide truce excluding Rakhine State


The Myanmar military has extended its truce in the country until the end of next month—once again excluding Rakhine State, this time on the basis that the truce does not cover areas where state-declared terrorist groups are operating.

In a statement issued on Monday evening, the Tatmadaw (Myanmar’s military) said it would continue working to contain COVID-19 and to achieve peace by implementing Part 3 of the Union Accord, which was signed at last week’s fourth session of the 21st-Century Panglong Union Peace Conference.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Philippines: 14 killed and 75 wounded in two terrorist attacks in Jolo town


Muslim militants allied with the Islamic State group set off a powerful motorcycle explosive followed by a suicide bombing that together killed 14 people on Monday, many of them soldiers, in the worst extremist attack in the Philippines this year, military officials said.

At least 75 soldiers, police and civilians were wounded in the midday bombings in Jolo town in southern Sulu province, regional military commander Lt. Gen. Corleto Vinluan said.

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