Friday, November 9, 2018

Afghanistan: Clashes between Taliban and Shi’ite Hazara minority raise fears of Afghan sectarian war

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The Taliban have infiltrated a strategic district in southeastern Afghanistan and fought with members of the Shi’ite Hazara minority, officials said on Thursday, a week after militants and a Shi’ite militia clashed in a central province.

Insurgents raided the Jaghori district in Ghazni province on Wednesday, aiming to regain control of a Shi’ite-dominated region that allows women to move freely and encourages higher female participation in government.

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Iraq: Iraqi army shelled Islamic State (IS) locations west of Anbar

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The Iraqi army jets have shelled Islamic State locations, west of Anbar, a security source from the mobilization forces in the province said on Tuesday.

In remarks to Almaalomah website, the source said “the army jets heavily bombarded location where Islamic State members hide in the desert of Hit city, west of Ramadi.”

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Syria: Army steps up assault as jihadists are caught deploying more troops to Hama frontlines

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The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has stepped up their assault in the Hama countryside, today, after more jihadist troops were seen making their way towards the frontlines in the designated buffer zone.

According to a military report from the Hama province, the Syrian Arab Army heavily targeted the town of Khirbat Al-Naqous after members of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham were seen heading towards the front-lines with the government forces.

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Libya: 3 killed and injured in clashes between al-Wadi brigade and militants in Sabratha

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Three people were killed and five wounded in a surprise attack launched by militants on Sunday in the Libyan city of Sabratha.

The al-Wadi brigade said that three militants wee killed and five others wounded in the assault.

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Monday, November 5, 2018

Yemen: Yemen troops make gains in Saada and Hodeida

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Yemeni government troops, backed by Saudi-led Arab coalition fighter jets, gained control over the Maran region and other villages in Saada after driving out the Iran-backed al-Houthi militias.

Al Arabiya online site said Orouba Brigade’s Commander Major General Abdul Karim Al Sadi told that his forces advanced successfully toward positions in Maran and neighbouring villages, taking control over the region.

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