Thursday, May 23, 2019

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


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


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


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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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Turkey: Turkish jets hit PKK terror targets in northern Iraq


Turkish airstrikes on Tuesday hit PKK terrorist targets in northern Iraq, according to the National Defense Ministry.

The Turkish jets destroyed weapon positions, shelters, and ammunition depots used by PKK terrorists in the Gara, Hakurk, and Avasin-Basyan regions, the ministry said in a statement.

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Northern Ireland: Paramilitary group New IRA admits murder of journalist Lyra McKee and offers ’sincere apologies’


The paramilitary group blamed for shooting dead Lyra McKee in Derry last night apologised for the murder of the 29-year-old journalist.

Ms McKee was shot in the head during rioting in the Creggan last Thursday night.

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