Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Ukraine: Russian-led forces launch 13 attacks on Ukrainian troops in Donbass

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The armed formations of the Russian Federation violated ceasefire 13 times, using weapons banned under the Minsk agreements six times, in the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) area in Donbas over the past day.

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Turkey: Turkey launches military operation in northern Iraq against Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militant group

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Turkey’s military launched an operation with commandos, backed by artillery and air strikes, against Kurdish militants in a mountainous area of northern Iraq, the defense ministry said on Tuesday.

The military action began with artillery and air strikes on Monday afternoon and the operation by commando brigades began at 8 pm (1700 GMT) to “neutralise terrorists and destroy their shelters”, according to a ministry statement.

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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Ukraine: Ukraine says 8 soldiers were captured by Russian-backed fighters just hours after talk of peace deal

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Military officials in Ukraine said that eight soldiers were captured in the eastern region of the country occupied by pro-Russian separatists just one day after Ukraine’s newly sworn-in president announced he would submit a peace plan for a referendum.

Pro-Russian separatists and their Russian backers had occupied the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine ever since a pro-Western movement ousted former President Viktor Yanukovych in 2014. An estimated 13,000 people have since died in the fighting.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Syria: Russian air defense force repels Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist attack on Hmeymim airbase

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Terrorists from Jabhat al-Nusra (outlawed in Russia) tried to attack Russia’s Hmeymim Airbase in Syria with a multiple launch rocket system. The air defense alert force repelled the attack and destroyed the target, the Russian Defense Ministry told journalists on Monday.

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Iraq: 1 civilian killed as Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and Turkey clashes continue in Kurdistan Region

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The spike in Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK)-Turkey clashes continues as a civilian was killed in a suspected Turkish airstrike in Sherwan Mazin, Erbil Governorate while looking for rhubarb. In a separate incident, an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was allegedly shot down by the PKK in Amedi district, Dohuk Governorate.

A statement by Major Saadun Hawdyani, spokesperson for Soran district police, revealed that a 60-year-old retired Peshmerga named Kazim Ali Faqo from Pendro village went missing in Sherwan Mazin on Tuesday, May 14; he was later confirmed dead.

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