Thursday, May 28, 2020

Somalia: Al-Shabaab militants killed in a fierce gunfight with regional forces


Two Al-Shabaab militants were on Wednesday killed after an operation carried out by regional Southwest forces, officials said, in the latest crackdown against the Somalia-based terrorists, who have caused havoc and mayhem in East Africa.

In a statement on Facebook, the ministry of interior said the regional forces engaged in a fierce gunfight against the militants in a clash that also left several injured on the outskirts of Dinsor town, which is frequented by the militants.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Afghanistan: Afghanistan to free 900 more Taliban prisoners


Afghan authorities plan to release 900 more Taliban prisoners Tuesday, as a rare cease-fire by the insurgents entered its third and last day.

The pause in fighting, which came into effect Sunday to mark the Muslim holiday of Eid Al-Fitr, was for the most part holding out across the country, officials said.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Nigeria: Nigerian troops kill 35 Boko Haram militants


A total of 35 Boko Haram militants were killed during multiple-day clearance operations by Nigerian troops in the country’s northeastern state of Borno, the military said on Sunday.

In a statement made available to Xinhua, the military said that the clearance operations took place between May 11 and May 22 to deal deadly blows on the militants.

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Monday, May 25, 2020

Iraq: Iraqi jet struck by terrorist fire near border with Syria


The Iraqi security forces announced on Monday that an Iraqi military plane was hit by terrorist forces in the Al-Rutbah Desert during an operation to destroy Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh).

The security forces said in a statement,that a force from their commando regiment, the 1st Division, managed to destroy several dens and seized weapons and explosives ready for booby-trapping the Al-Rutbah Desert near the Syrian border.

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Libya: Government forces retake 3 military bases near Tripoli


Libya’s internationally recognised government has made new gains on the outskirts of the capital, Tripoli, capturing three military bases from renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar’s self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA).

In a statement on Saturday, military spokesman Mohamed Gnunu said the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) now controlled the Yarmouk, al-Sawarikh and Hamza camps south of the capital.

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