21 Aug 2017

Somalia Forces Capture Key al-Shabab Town of Bariire

“African Union and Somali government forces have captured the town of Bariire, a strategic militant base in the south of the country, officials and witnesses said Saturday.” Source: Somalia Forces Capture Key al-Shabab Town of Bariire

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21 Aug 2017

Armed group stopping migrant boats leaving Libya

“An armed group is stopping migrant boats from setting off across the Mediterranean from a city west of Tripoli that has been a springboard for people smugglers, causing a sudden drop in departures over the past month, sources in the area said.” Source: Exclusive: Armed group stopping migrant boats leaving

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21 Aug 2017

U.S. drone crashes in southeast Turkey: air base statement

“A U.S. drone crashed in southeast Turkey on Monday and the cause of the crash was being investigated, according to a statement on the website of the Incirlik air base in Turkey.” Source: U.S. drone crashes in southeast Turkey: air base statement

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21 Aug 2017

Hezbollah uses drones against Islamic State in Syria: Hezbollah-run media

“Lebanon’s Hezbollah used drones to strike Islamic State in Syria close to the border with Lebanon, a military media unit it runs said on Monday, their first public declaration that they had used such a weapon.” Source: Hezbollah uses drones against Islamic State in Syria: Hezbollah-run media

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21 Aug 2017

South Sudan grounds U.N. planes in airport row

“South Sudan has grounded planes belonging to United Nations peacekeepers in a dispute over control of the airport in the capital Juba, the government said on Monday.” Source: South Sudan grounds U.N. planes in airport row

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21 Aug 2017

Latest CAR clashes leave 13 people dead

“Thirteen people have been killed in a town in Central African Republic, a local doctor said on Sunday, as the toll from sectarian violence that has sparked fears of genocide continued to rise.” Source: Latest CAR clashes leave 13 people dead | Central African Republic News | Al Jazeera

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21 Aug 2017

Six people killed in mortar attack at Damascus fair

“At least six people were killed on Sunday when a mortar bomb hit the entrance to a major trade fair being held in the Syrian capital, a war monitor said.” Source: Six people killed in mortar attack at Damascus fair: monitor

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21 Aug 2017

Russian jets kill over 200 Islamic State militants near Syria’s Deir al-Zor

“Russia’s air force has destroyed a large column of Islamic State fighters on their way to the Syrian city of Deir al-Zor, killing over 200 militants, Russian news agencies cited Russia’s Defence Ministry as saying on Monday.” Source: Russian jets kill over 200 Islamic State militants near Syria’s Deir al-Zor:

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21 Aug 2017

Iraqi forces advance on Isis-held city of Tal Afar

“Iraqi forces have pushed into the outskirts of one of the last Islamic State-held areas in the country – the north-western city of Tal Afar.” Source: Iraqi forces advance on Isis-held city of Tal Afar | World news | The Guardian

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18 Aug 2017

At least 3 rangers killed by militia while ‘defending national park’ in DRC

“At least three rangers were killed by the Mai-Mai militia in the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the national park says on its website.” Source: At least 3 rangers killed by militia while ‘defending national park’ in DRC | News24

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