Sunday, March 7, 2021

Yemen: At least 90 combatants between government forces and Houthi rebels have been killed in fighting in Marib in last 24 hours

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Fierce fighting between Yemeni pro-government forces and Iran-backed Houthi rebels has killed at least 90 combatants on both sides in the past 24 hours, government military sources said Saturday.

The Shiite rebels launched an offensive last month to seize Marib, the last stronghold in northern Yemen of pro-government forces who are backed by a Saudi-led military coalition.

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Thursday, March 4, 2021

Iraq: At least 10 rockets hit an airbase housing USA, Danish and Britain troops

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At least 10 rockets slammed into a base housing U.S. and other coalition troops in western Iraq on Wednesday, military officials said. It was not known if there were any casualties, but the Iraqi military said there were no significant losses.

It was the first such attack since the U.S. struck Iran-aligned militia targets along the Iraq-Syria border last week, killing one militiaman and stoking fears of another cycle of tit-for-tat attacks as happened last year. Those attacks culminated in the U.S. drone strike that killed Iranian Gen. Qassim Soleimani in Baghdad.

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Monday, March 1, 2021

Iraq: US forces on higher alert, fearing response following airstrike in Syria

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The United States has put its forces in Iraq on higher alert following a US airstrike targeting Iranian-backed militias in Syria, a coalition spokesperson confirmed to Rudaw on Saturday.

“We’ve had a temporary increase in the force protection posture of the forces deployed to the region to ensure appropriate force protection,” coalition spokesperson Colonel Wayne Marotto confirmed to Rudaw’s Rekar Aziz in a text message on Saturday.

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Sunday, February 28, 2021

Yemen: Over 60 fighters killed in clashes between Houthi rebels and government forces

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More than 60 fighters were killed in clashes in Yemen Friday between Iran-backed Houthi rebels and government forces in the strategic northern province of Marib, government sources said.

Earlier this month, the Huthis resumed a push to capture Marib city, 120 kilometers east of the rebel-held capital Sanaa.

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Friday, February 26, 2021

United States of America: US launches an airstrike against 2 Iranian-backed militias in Syria

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The U.S. military carried out an airstrike against an Iranian-backed militia stronghold in Syria Thursday, a senior official told Fox News.

In the first known military action by President Biden, multiple facilities were struck by American F15 fighter jets that targeted Iraqi border-based Shia militia groups, Kait’ib Hezbollah and Kait’ib Sayyid al Shuhada.

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