Thursday, June 24, 2021

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Dozens of rebels lay down weapons in the east

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Dozens of militia fighters in the Democratic Republic of Congo have laid down their weapons and surrendered, the first to do so since President Felix Tshisekedi announced martial law to tackle worsening security in two eastern provinces.

Around 140 men from various local armed groups sang and clapped as they handed themselves in to authorities during a ceremony in Congo’s North Kivu province on Monday. Around 70 weather-beaten weapons, mostly rifles, were also turned in.

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Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Burma-Myanmar: Army clashes with People’s Defense Forces (PDF) anti-junta militia in Mandalay

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The army in Myanmar’s second city, Mandalay, has clashed with a local militia opposed to February’s military coup.

The clashes are the first time the People’s Defense Forces (PDF) have come up against the army in a major city.

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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Syria: Shelling between rebels and troops kills 10 people in Idlib

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Syrian government forces and rebels exchanged shellfire in north-western Syria on Monday, killing at least 10 people, most of them in rebel-held areas, state media reported.

The area has had increasing violence in recent weeks, between government troops and insurgents on the edge of the last rebel stronghold in the north-western province of Idlib.

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Monday, June 21, 2021

India: 2 maoists rebels killed in encounter with police

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Two Maoist rebels were killed in an encounter with police on Saturday in Orchha’s Abujhmad area.

A large quantity of Maoist literature has been recovered from the spot.

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Saturday, June 19, 2021

Burma-Myanmar: Tatmadaw targets civilians following military defeat in Kachin State, KWAT says

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Following a series of embarrassing military defeat during the conflict with the Kachin Independence Army (KIA), the Burma Army increased attacks on civilians, a Kachin Women’s Association of Thailand (KWAT) report has found.

According to KWAT’s June 16 report, the Tatmadaw committed human rights abuses against civilians in Kachin State in response to KIA seizing several strategic military camps in Kachin State.

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