Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Somalia: Somali troops and Jubaland regional forces clash ahead of elections

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Heavy fighting has broken out in the town of Bulo Hawo between Somali forces and those from the federal territory of Jubbaland, which borders Kenya, ahead of general elections slated for next month.

In a statement, Somalia’s information ministry early on Monday accused what it said were Kenya-funded rebels of crossing into the border town and attacking Somali forces.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

India and China clash again on Himalayan border

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Indian and Chinese troops fought a new brawl on their contested Himalayan border that left injuries on both sides, officials said Monday, highlighting the fraught state of relations between the giant neighbours.

The fighting on Jan 20 came six months after a pitched battle which left at least 20 Indian troops dead as well as an unknown number of Chinese casualties.

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Monday, January 25, 2021

Burma-Myanmar: Hundreds flee latest clashes between army and Karen National Union (KNU) fighters

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Recent fighting between the military and the Karen National Union (KNU) has forced up to 1,000 villagers in Bago region’s Kyaukkyi township to flee their homes, according to local activists.

The Karen Youth Network (KYN) has reported that clashes that began in Kayin state late last year have spread to Bago region amid tensions over a road being built through KNU territory.

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Sunday, January 24, 2021

Philippines: 1 soldier killed in clash with New People’s Army (NPA) rebels in Ilocos Sur

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The Army’s 7th Infantry Division is mourning the death of a soldier who was killed on Friday (Jan. 22) during an encounter with fighters of the New People’s Army (NPA) in Barangay (village) Lamag, Quirino town in Ilocos Sur.

In a statement, the Army command expressed its condolences to the family of Private Shame Reyes, who was killed in the 40-minute firefight.

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Saturday, January 23, 2021

Niger: 5 soldiers killed in anti-terror operation

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Five Nigerien soldiers have been killed and four were reported missing in an operation against jihadists on the country’s southeastern frontier with Nigeria, the defence ministry said Thursday.

“Around 20 terrorists” were also killed in the fighting on Tuesday, the ministry said in a statement read on television.

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