Monday, October 16, 2017
Somalia’s government blamed the al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab extremist group for “unspeakable horror” of truck bomb blast as rescue workers search for survivors trapped under the rubble of the largely destroyed Safari Hotel.
The most powerful bomb blast ever witnessed in Somalia’s capital killed at least 231 people with more than 275 injured, a senator said Sunday, making it the deadliest single attack in this Horn of Africa nation. The toll could continue to rise.
The US-backed Syrian rebels have announced the final stage of their operation to free the former so-called Daesh “capital,” Raqqa, from terrorists.
The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said that they have started the final assault on Raqqa after the evacuation of civilians and Daesh terrorists, who agreed to leave the city.
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Two car bombs in separate parts of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu have killed at least 50 people and injured more than 80 others.
The first explosion on Saturday in the city’s K5 Junction area, which is lined with government offices, hotels, and restaurants, destroyed several buildings and set dozens of vehicles on fire.
Saturday, October 14, 2017
The Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) has deployed thousands of troops around the disputed oil city of Kirkuk for fear of an attack by Iraqi government army and militia, a senior official said.
“Thousands of heavily armed peshmerga units are now completely in their positions around Kirkuk,” a top aide to KRG President Masoud Barzani posted on social media on Friday.