Saturday, April 20, 2019

Northern Ireland: New IRA blamed for killing of journalist Lyra McKee in Londonderry riots


Police in Northern Ireland said Friday they are searching for multiple suspects in the fatal shooting of a journalist during overnight rioting in the city of Londonderry.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland said 29-year-old journalist and author Lyra McKee was shot and killed, probably by a stray bullet, during rioting in the city’s Creggan neighborhood. It said the dissident group, the New IRA, was most likely responsible.

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Democratic Republic of the Congo: Central Africa Province of the Caliphate claims first attack in the country


The Islamic State has claimed its first attack in the Democratic Republic of Congo, planting a flag in a region already troubled by violence and an outbreak of the Ebola virus.

Eight soldiers were killed in the attack, which took place on Tuesday, according to Congolese officials.

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Friday, April 19, 2019

Libya: Armed group attacks Tamanhint air base in southern Libya controlled by Haftar forces


An armed group on Thursday attacked a major air base in southern Libya controlled by eastern military commander Khalifa Haftar who has moved much of his forces north to try to take the capital Tripoli, officials said.

Fighting was continuing at the Tamanhint base near Sabha, the main city in southern Libya, Sabha Major Hamid Rafaa al-Khiyali and an eastern military official said, without giving more details.

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Syria: Jaysh Al-Izza, Free Syrian Army (FSA) faction, launches heavy attack on Syrian Army stronghold in northwest Hama


The Free Syrian Army’s Jaysh Al-Izza faction launched an attack on the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) stronghold of Al-Suqaylabiyeh this morning, following a fierce exchange at this front last night.

According to a military source in nearby Mhardeh, Jaysh Al-Izza heavily shelled Al-Suqaylabiyeh in northwestern Hama, prompting the National Defense Forces (NDF) and Syrian Army to respond with a barrage of missiles of their own.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Libya: Haftar forces bomb populated residential areas in Tripoli


Forces loyal to Libyan strongman General Khalifa Haftar are reported to have bombed densely populated residential areas in the capital, Tripoli.

Video clips circulated on social media showed the forces randomly shelling residential areas, south of Tripoli.

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