Thursday, February 27, 2020

Yemen: War is escalating again

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After five months of deescalation, the war in Yemen is heading back in the wrong direction. Fighting is escalating on the ground.

The Houthi rebels have resumed missile attacks on Saudi Arabia and the Saudis have resumed air strikes on Sana’a.

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Burma-Myanmar: Army attacks against Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) soldiers displaces 300 villagers as Suu Kyi tours Karen State

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Fighting between Burma Army and Karen soldiers in northern Karen State forced hundreds of villagers from their home into jungle hideouts while the State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi is touring Karen State.

Ceasefire violations by Burma Army had caused tensions with Karen National Liberation Army soldiers in its 5th Brigade area in Mutraw [Papun] district in the northern Karen State. As many as 300 villagers were driven from their homes by Burma Army shelling. A local Karen National Union leader estimated another 2,000 more villagers are on the brink of running to escape the fighting.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Niger: More than 100 terrorists killed during a military operation

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French and African forces announced that more than 100 “terrorists” were killed during a recent operation that also resulted in the seizure of bomb-making equipment.

Niger’s defense ministry said in a statement last week that “120 terrorists have been neutralized” during the operation that took place in the country’s Tillaberi region, which borders Burkina Faso and Mali and has experienced multiple attacks by jihadist groups over the past few years.

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Monday, February 24, 2020

Israel: Israeli army strikes Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) targets in Gaza and Syria

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The IDF struck numerous targets belonging to the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) terror group in Syria and throughout the Gaza Strip following rocket fire towards southern Israel over the course of Sunday evening.

The military said that Israeli Air Force fighter jets struck PIJ targets south of the capital of Damascus, including a compound which was “used as a hub of Islamic Jihad’s activity in Syria” as well as dozens of terror targets belonging to the group across in the Strip.

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Sunday, February 23, 2020

Afghanistan: US and Afghan Taliban start partial truce

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A seven-day “reduction in violence” between the US and the Afghan Taliban has begun, officials say.

“This is an important step on a long road to peace,” US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday.

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