Saturday, September 19, 2020

Iraq: Turkey strikes two parts of Kurdistan Region’s Sidakan area

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Turkey struck two sites in the Sidakan sub-district of Erbil province in the early hours of Friday, according to Sidakan town’s mayor.

Turkish artillery fired at the Sari Zraran area of Sidakan’s Khalifan village, and a Turkish drone struck the nearby area of Birkma, mayor Ihsan Chalabi told Rudaw on Friday.

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Friday, September 18, 2020

Afghanistan: 23 soldiers and 31 militants killed in clashes in two Afghan provinces

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At least 23 Afghan soldiers and 31 militants were killed and several fighters wounded in separate clashes in Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar and western Badghis provinces during Wednesday night, as peace efforts being made, provincial officials confirmed on Thursday.

In Nangarhar province, 20 soldiers and 29 militants were killed and 15 security forces and 20 militants were wounded when security forces repelled militants’ attacks in Khogiani, Shirzad and Hesarak districts, provincial government spokesman Attaullah Khogiani told Xinhua.

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Thursday, September 17, 2020

Israel: Israeli army strikes Gaza in response to 15 rockets fired after peace deal with two Gulf Arab countries

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The Israeli army struck back Wednesday at Hamas military targets in the Gaza Strip after militants fired 15 rockets amid the backdrop of the Jewish state’s signing of normalization accords with two Gulf Arab countries.

“Approximately 10 terror targets were struck, among the sites struck were a weapons and explosives manufacturing factory and a military compound used for training and rocket launching experiments by the Hamas terror organization,” the Israel Defense Forces said in a statement.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Syria: Russian warplanes target rebel positions in Idlib

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Russian warplanes targeted positions of the al-Qaida-linked rebel groups in Syria’s northwestern province of Idlib on Tuesday, a war monitor reported.

The Russian war jets targeted training camps of the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), the umbrella group of the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front, in the northern countryside of Idlib, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Philippines: 9 New People’s Army (NPA) rebels surrendered

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At least nine alleged New People’s Army (NPA) rebels surrendered in different parts of Southern Tagalog, while a still unidentified “amazona” (female rebel) was killed in a clash with government forces Monday.

Army Lieutenant Colonel Dennis Cana, public information officer of the military’s Southern Luzon Command based in Camp Nakar, said in a press statement that five of the former rebels turned themselves in Kalayaan, Laguna, and General Nakar, Quezon.

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