Sunday, September 27, 2020

Chad: Chad says troops killed 20 Boko Haram fighters and freed 12 hostages

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Chadian soldiers killed 20 Boko Haram jihadists and freed 12 civilians, including nine children, kidnapped in the Lake Chad area where several countries’ borders meet, the government said Friday.

The jihadist group, which originated in Nigeria in 2009, has established bases on islets dotting Lake Chad, a vast swampy expanse on the border between Nigeria, Chad, Niger and Cameroon.

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Saturday, September 26, 2020

Burma-Myanmar: Army attacks Kachin Independence Organization/Army (KIO/A) in Muse district

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Tatmadaw troops clashed with Kachin Independence Organization/Army (KIO/A) in Muse District, located in northern Shan State, this Thursday (September 24).

Locals told KNG that Burma Army soldiers from LID-88 attacked KIO/A Battalion-36, located on Howa Bum hill, with artillery for hours.

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Friday, September 25, 2020

Somalia: Al-Shabaab plots to retake Dhusamareb town after suffering heavy losses

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Somalia-based al-Shabaab militants have renewed efforts to retake the historical city of Dhusamareb, the regional administrative capital of Galmadug, top officials said, following the most recent unsuccessful raid in the east of the city, which was met by resistance from government forces.

For the last couple of months, the Somali National Army [SNA], AU mission troops, and the US Africa Command have been fighting to dislodge the militants from Central and southern Somalia, which have for a long time been under the authoritarian rule of the Al-Qaeda linked group.

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Thursday, September 24, 2020

Pakistan: Pakistan says 2 soldiers killed in clash with India

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Pakistan on Wednesday said two of its soldiers were killed in a clash with India along the de facto border in the disputed Kashmir region.

The army, in a statement, said an “unprovoked” attack from India claimed the lives of two of its troops.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Syria: 28 dead as Islamic State group and government forces clash in Raqqa

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Clashes in Syria between pro-regime forces and Islamic State group jihadists, along with air strikes, have killed at least 28 fighters in the northern province of Raqqa, a war monitor said Tuesday.

“IS has since Monday carried out several attacks on Syrian army and allied positions and checkpoints in the Badia (desert) of Raqqa, killing 13 members of regime forces,” the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

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