Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Puntland: Al-Shabaab and Islamic State (ISIS) militants clashed in Somalia


Two rival Al-Shabaab and ISIS militant groups have reportedly clashed in the Puntland state of Somalia, an indication of brewing internal wrangles which could perhaps give a slight advantage to the Somali National Army [SNA] who have been fighting them viciously for the last several months.

Sunday’s clashes took place in the Bari region where militants fought for several hours as they pushed to expand their territories. Al-Shabaab has a numerical advantage in the country and is said to be the most dangerous group.

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Sunday, March 12, 2023

Russia: Russian advance in Bakhmut in Ukraine could come with heavy losses


Russian forces have made progress in their campaign to capture the city of Bakhmut in eastern Ukraine, the focus of the war’s longest ground battle, but their assault will be difficult to sustain without more significant personnel losses, British military officials said Saturday.

The U.K. Defense Ministry said in its latest assessment that paramilitary units from the Kremlin-controlled Wagner Group have seized most of eastern Bakhmut, with a river flowing through the city now marking the front line of the fighting.

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Friday, March 10, 2023

Democratic Republic of the Congo: M23 rebels clash with army in east after failed ceasefire


M23 rebels were advancing in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday, according to local officials, after a regional ceasefire agreement collapsed.

Clashes with troops erupted on Monday in North Kivu province – where the Tutsi-led M23 have captured swathes of territory since re-emerging from dormancy in late 2021 – and continued through Wednesday.

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Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Burma-Myanmar: 35 military junta forces killed in 3 days of resistance attacks


At least 35 Myanmar junta troops including allied Pyu Saw Htee militia were killed in the last three days as People’s Defense Forces (PDFs) and an ethnic armed organization (EAO) hit regime targets across the country.

Deadly clashes were reported in Magwe, Sagaing and Mandalay regions and Mon State.

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Sunday, March 5, 2023

Somaliland: More than 200 killed and nearly 700 wounded in clashes between security forces and local clans


Twenty-four days of fighting, officials say, displaces 200,000 families in Las Anod town, which straddles a key trade route and is claimed by both Somaliland and neighbouring Puntland, a semi-autonomous state of Somalia.

More than 200 people lost their lives in over 24 days of clashes between security forces and clans in a disputed part of Somalia’s breakaway Somaliland region, an official has said.

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