Thursday, June 13, 2019

Saudi Arabia: Houthi missile attack on Abha airport wounds 26 people

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The Saudi-led military coalition vowed to respond firmly to a missile attack by Yemeni Houthi forces on a civilian airport in southern Saudi Arabia on Wednesday which wounded 26 people.

The Western-backed alliance that has been battling the Iran-aligned Houthi movement in Yemen said the early morning attack proved Tehran’s support for what it called cross-border terrorism.

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Mali: At least 95 killed in attack on ethnic Dogon village in central Mali

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At least 95 people were killed when gunmen raided their village in central Mali late on Sunday, France 24 has confirmed, marking the latest attack in a region that has witnessed a resurgence of ethnic and jihadist violence.

The attack took place in the ethnic Dogon village of Sobane, in Mali’s central Mopti region, where Dogon hunters and members of the largely nomadic Fulani ethnic group have repeatedly clashed in recent months.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Puntland: Al-Shabaab militants capture Af-Urur town

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Al-Qaeda-linked militants captured a town in Somalia’s semi-autonomous region of Puntland, after taking over a military base.

Al-Shabaab fighters seized Af-Urur on Saturday after soldiers moved from the base due to a military tactic, Farah Ali, a military officer said by phone.

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Monday, June 10, 2019

Afghanistan: Over 60 militants killed in 24 hours

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More than 70 armed insurgents have been killed in Afghanistan’s southern region over the past 24 hours, as government forces have increased pressure on the Taliban in Kandahar and the neighbouring provinces, Xinhua news agengy reported on Sunday quoting an army statement.

Units of the national army in the latest crackdown on the Taliban have killed three insurgents in Khakriz district of the southern Kandahar province early on Sunday, said a statement of 205 Atal Corps released here.

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Sunday, June 9, 2019

Iraq: Islamic State (IS) terrorist killed in clashes with security forces in Diyala

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An Islamic State terrorist was killed Saturday in a firefight with Iraqi security forces in Diyala province, a security source said.

Speaking to Mawazin News, the source said that security forces clashed with an Islamic State member on the outskirts of Mandali town in Balad Ruz district, Diyala, leaving him dead.

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