Saturday, April 14, 2018

Syria: US, United Kingdom and France attack chemical weapons sites

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The US, UK and France have bombed multiple government targets in Syria in an early morning operation targeting alleged chemical weapons sites.

The strikes were in response to a suspected chemical attack on the Syrian town of Douma last week.

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Friday, April 13, 2018

Ukraine: Ukrainian military in Donbass awaiting large-scale offensive

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It is widely rumored in Donbass that Ukraine’s Armed Forces are preparing an offensive, Ukrainian military told Strana, a Kiev-based online newspaper. They say the situation has become rather tense on the engagement line lately.

“It is rumored that our General Staff is planning offensive. If even our privates speak about this, separatists should have known about it, for sure. That is why, perhaps separatists are so nervous,” a Ukrainian officer serving on the engagement line told the newspaper.

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

United States of America: Trump tells Russia to get ready for Syria missile attacks

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US President Donald Trump told Russia in an early morning tweet to prepare for “nice and new and ’smart!’” missile attacks in Syria after an alleged gas attack on the last rebel stronghold in the country.

The tweet came after the Russian ambassador to Lebanon said in an interview on Tuesday with Hezbollah-owned al-Manar TV that “if there is a US missile attack, we - in line with both Putin and Russia’s chief of staff’s remarks - will shoot down US rockets and even the sources that launched the missiles”.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Syria: Russia blames Israel for missile strikes on Syria following the chemical attack that killed dozens of people

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Russia’s Defense Ministry has blamed Israel for the missile attack that left at least 14 dead in Syria early Monday morning, USA Today reported.

But Syrian media blamed the U.S. for the attack.

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Saturday, April 7, 2018

Mali: French and Malian troops kill 30 islamist insurgents in a gun battle

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French and Malian troops killed about 30 Islamist insurgents during a gunbattle in a region near the border with Niger, where Islamic State are known to be active, the French army said on Thursday.

West Africa’s arid Sahel region has seen a rise in violence by militant groups, some with links to al-Qaeda and Islamic State, that is drawing an increasingly aggressive response from countries including France and the United States.

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