Sunday, March 3, 2019

Afghanistan: Taliban target Afghan army corps at their camp killing 23 soldiers and wounding 16

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Taliban insurgents targeted an Afghan army corps at their camp in southern Helmand province, killing at least 23, officials said Saturday.

Omar Zwak, spokesman for the provincial governor, said 16 other troops were wounded in the attack that began Friday and continued into Saturday in Wahser district.

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Saturday, March 2, 2019

Somalia: Deadly siege in Mogadishu ended, al-Shabaab extremist attackers killed

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A nearly day-long siege in the heart of Somalia’s capital ended with all of the al-Shabaab extremist attackers killed, police said Friday, as the death toll was at 24 and expected to climb.

Capt. Mohamed Hussein told The Associated Press that an operation to clear the besieged buildings had begun, with bodies found. Two of the dead were soldiers, he said.

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Friday, March 1, 2019

Afghanistan: Over 100 taliban militants killed in fresh military operations

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More than 100 militants have been killed following military operations in 11 of 34 Afghan provinces, the country’s Ministry of Defense said Thursday.

“Up to 103 terrorists were killed, 34 wounded and eight others arrested during four military operations, 69 special operations and 18 airstrikes conducted by Afghan Air Force since early Wednesday,” the ministry said in a statement.

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Thursday, February 28, 2019

Pakistan: Pakistani military says it downed 2 Indian warplanes and captured a pilot

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Pakistan said Wednesday that it downed two Indian fighter jets and captured a pilot, escalating hostilities between the nuclear-armed neighbors a day after Indian warplanes struck inside Pakistani territory for the first time in five decades.

The rapid turn of events raised fears that the historical animosities between India and Pakistan could be steering them toward another war.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

India: India launches airstrikes inside Pakistan targeting Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) militants

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India says it launched airstrikes on a militant training camp in Pakistan on Tuesday, in a move that has sent tensions soaring between the nuclear-armed neighbours.

The airstrikes, according to the Indian government, hit a training camp of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), the group that claimed credit for a suicide car bomb attack killed at least 40 Indian paramilitary police in Kashmir on February 14.

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