Friday, January 3, 2020

Turkey: Parliament approves military deployment to Libya

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Turkey’s parliament has approved a bill to deploy troops to Libya in support of the embattled United Nations-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA), paving the way for increased military cooperation despite criticism from opposition legislators.

Parliament Speaker Mustafa Sentop said on Thursday that the legislation passed with a 325-184 vote.

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Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Ukraine: Russian-led forces launch 8 attacks in Donbass, 1 Ukrainian soldier killed and 1 wounded

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On December 23, the armed formations of the Russian Federation violated ceasefire eight times in the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) area in Donbas.

“The enemy used 82mm mortars banned under the Minsk agreements, grenade launchers of different systems, heavy machine guns and other small arms to shell positions of the Joint Forces,” the press center of the JFO Headquarters reports.

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Sunday, December 22, 2019

Mali: French forces have killed 33 militants

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French forces have killed 33 militants in an operation in Mali, according to President Emmanuel Macron.

Mr Macron made the announcement on a visit to Ivory Coast, where he reiterated France’s commitment to fighting jihadists in the region.

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Northern Ireland: Belfast grenade attack on police car was attempt to kill officers

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A grenade was thrown at a police car in west Belfast in what has been described as an attempt to kill officers.

The attack happened at Milltown Row, off the Falls Road, at 2am on Wednesday. Chief Supt Jonathan Roberts said a police car was on a routine patrol when it was struck by an object before a loud bang was heard.

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

France: Helicopters collision kills 13 French troops during an operation against jihadists in Mali

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Thirteen French soldiers have been killed in a helicopter collision during an operation against jihadists in Mali, the French president’s office says.

President Emmanuel Macron expressed “deep sadness” over the biggest single loss of life for the French military since the 1980s.

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