Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Yemen: Clashes between Houthi rebels and Government forces in Hodeida as ceasefire comes into force

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Clashes erupted Tuesday morning in Yemen just minutes after a ceasefire deal took effect in the country’s flashpoint port city of Hodeida, a pro-government official said.

The official told AFP that sporadic clashes in the east of the Red Sea city — whose port serves as a crucial gateway for humanitarian aid — are ongoing despite a truce deal that was to be implemented at midnight local time (2100 GMT).

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Sunday, December 16, 2018

Syria: Islamic State (IS) terror group launches big attack against Syrian Arab Army troops near Iraq border

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The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) terror group launched their second attack against the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) this evening in the Albukamal countryside of Deir Ezzor.

According to local reports, the Islamic State heavily targeted the Syrian Arab Army’s positions using dozens of mortar and artillery shells this evening.

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Friday, December 14, 2018

Yemen: Government and Houthi rebels agree to cease-fire in key port city of Hodeidah

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After week-long peace talks at a castle in Sweden, the Yemeni government and Houthi rebels have agreed to a cease-fire in Hodeidah, a strategically significant port city held by the rebels.

The ability to import food, medicine and fuel through the port is essential for many Yemenis, and a Saudi blockade of Hodeidah helped drive widespread hunger in the country.

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Turkey: Turkey will launch a new military operation against People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Syria within days

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Turkey will start a military operation east of the Euphrates river in northern Syria in a “few days,” President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said.

“It is time to realize our decision to wipe out terror groups east of the Euphrates,” Erdoğan said in a speech at the Turkish Defense Industry Summit held at the presidential complex in Ankara on Dec. 12.

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Friday, December 7, 2018

Iran: Suicide bomber kills 2 policemen in attack on police headquarters in Chabahar, claimed by Ansar al-Furqan

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At least two policemen died and 48 people were injured in a rare suicide car bomb attack by a Sunni jihadist group on a police headquarters in the port city of Chabahar in southeast Iran on Thursday, state media reported.

While suicide bombings are rare in Iran, Sunni militant groups have carried out several attacks on security forces in recent years in Sistan-Baluchestan province, where Chabahar is located.

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