Thursday, September 30, 2021

Nigeria: Clashes between Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) and Boko Haram militants kill scores of people in Lake Chad

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Infighting between Nigeria’s two major jihadist factions has left scores dead, raising the possibility of a prolonged internecine conflict between the two forces, civilian and security sources told AFP Tuesday.

Islamic State West Africa Province or ISWAP has emerged as the dominant faction in Nigeria’s conflict, especially after the death of rival Boko Haram commander Abubakar Shekau in May during infighting between the groups.

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Saturday, September 25, 2021

Yemen: Over 140 killed between Houthi rebels and soldiers in clashes for Marib

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More than 140 rebels and pro-government troops have been killed this week as fighting intensifies for Yemen’s strategic northern city of Marib, military and medical sources told AFP Friday.

At least 51 loyalists were killed in the past four days, most of them in clashes in the province of Shabwa and the neighbouring governorate of Marib, multiple military sources said.

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Friday, September 24, 2021

Turkey: Turkish forces kill 11 People’s Protection Units (YPG) members in northern Syria

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Turkish security forces killed 11 members of the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in northern Syria, the country’s Defense Ministry said on Thursday.

Turkish commandos killed the YPG fighters after they “attempted to infiltrate and attack, aiming to disrupt the security and peace environment” in Turkey’s Operation Peace Spring zone, the ministry tweeted.

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Thursday, September 23, 2021

Colombia: 5 soldiers killed in Gulf Clan cartel attack

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Five soldiers were killed in northwestern Colombia in an attack blamed on the Gulf Clan, the country’s most powerful narco trafficking cartel, officials said on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila).

The soldiers were attacked with “explosive artifacts by presumed members… of the Gulf Clan” while patrolling in a vehicle in a coca leaf-growing region of the Cordoba department, the army said in a statement.

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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Sudan: Sudan says coup d’etat thwarted, accuses Omar al-Bashir loyalists

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Sudanese authorities said they had foiled an attempted coup on Tuesday, accusing plotters loyal to ousted president Omar al-Bashir of a failed bid to derail the revolution that removed him from power in 2019 and ushered in a transition to democracy.

Sudan’s military said 21 officers and a number of soldiers had been detained in connection to the coup attempt, and a search continued for others. All affected locations under army control, it said.

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