Friday, June 18, 2021

Cameroon: Cameroon deploys troops to fight Ambazonia Defense Forces (ADF) separatists


Cameroon this week deployed an additional 300 troops to Bui, a northwestern administrative unit that the military says has become a stronghold for separatists. The troops are conducting house-to-house searches for weapons and destroying improvised explosive devices and rebel camps. But Civilians accuse both sides of abuses and rights violations.

Cameroon’s military says Bui, an administrative unit in the English speaking North West Region, is becoming an epicenter of separatist atrocities. About 35 improvised explosive devices, or IEDs, were destroyed by the military within the past two weeks.

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Thursday, June 17, 2021

Somalia: Attack kills 10 people at Mogadishu army training camp


A suicide bomber has killed at least 10 people at an army training camp in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu.

Many of the injured have been taken to hospital, a witness told the BBC.

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Saturday, June 12, 2021

France: French army kills Mali jihadist linked to 2 journalist murders


French soldiers have killed a Malian jihadist suspected of being responsible for the kidnapping and deaths of two French journalists in 2013, Defence Minister Florence Parly said Friday.

Parly said French forces in the Sahel region killed “four terrorists” during an operation in northern Mali on June 5, including Bayes Ag Bakabo, the prime suspect in the deaths of RFI radio reporters Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon.

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Friday, June 11, 2021

Syria: Syrian regime shelling kills 10 people near Idlib


Syrian regime shelling on the opposition-held Idlib enclave killed 10 people Thursday, one of the deadliest violations of a 15-month-old ceasefire, a war monitor said.

An AFP correspondent in the area saw the remains of a house destroyed by the rocket fire as well as a charred vehicle parked outside.

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Thursday, June 10, 2021

Afghanistan: Islamic State (IS) claims responsibility for attack on mine-clearing workers


The Afghan interior ministry prevously said the Taliban were responsible for attacking dozens of mine clearers. The violence took place in a region north of Kabul that has seen heavy fighting recently.

“Islamic State” (IS) fighters attacked a group of mine-clearing workers in the north of Afghanistan on Tuesday evening. Afghan authorities said early Wednesday the assault killed 10 people and left at least 14 injured.

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