24 Sep 2016

Warplanes press attack on rebel-held eastern Aleppo

“Warplanes mounted a new wave of heavy air strikes on rebel-held areas of Aleppo on Saturday, rebel sources, a rescue worker and a war monitor reported, pressing a major offensive by the Russian-backed Syrian military to take back the whole city.” Source: Warplanes press attack on rebel-held eastern Aleppo |

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24 Sep 2016

Four Al Qaida members killed in Yemen drone strike

“Four members of Al Qaida’s Yemen branch, including a local commander, were killed in a suspected US drone strike on a vehicle travelling east of the capital Sana’a, two local officials said on Saturday.” Source: Four Al Qaida members killed in Yemen drone strike | GulfNews.com

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24 Sep 2016

Clash kills soldier, Kurdish militant in southeast Turkey

“A Turkish soldier and a Kurdish militant were killed on Saturday in a firefight in the southeast, and jets struck rebel targets elsewhere in the region, security sources said.” Source: Clash kills soldier, Kurdish militant in southeast Turkey | Reuters

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23 Sep 2016

DRC faces ‘large-scale crisis’, UN rights chief warns

“The United Nations human rights chief is warning that a ‘large-scale crisis could be just around the corner’ in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where dozens of people have been killed this week in protests against a delayed presidential election.” Source: DRC faces ‘large-scale crisis’, UN rights chief warns |

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23 Sep 2016

Pentagon requests 500 more U.S. troops ahead of Mosul battle

“The U.S. Department of Defense is asking President Barack Obama to send 500 additional U.S. troops to Iraq ahead of the ground offensive by Iraqi security forces to take Mosul back from the Islamic State.” Source: Pentagon requests 500 more U.S. troops ahead of Mosul battle – UPI.com

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23 Sep 2016

ISIS ‘Will Fight to the Death’ for Mosul, Says Top Peshmerga General

“When Kurdish Peshmerga, Iraqi army, and U.S.-led coalition forces move to liberate nearby Mosul, possibly within two weeks, Islamic State fighters will not abandon their prized city and quietly slink away as many in Washington have predicted, according to the Peshmerga’s top military officer.” Source: EXCLUSIVE: ISIS ‘Will Fight to the

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23 Sep 2016

Syria announces new offensive, diplomats fail to renew truce

“Syria announced a new offensive against rebel-held areas of Aleppo on Thursday while diplomats failed to find a way in New York to revive a U.S. and Russian-brokered ceasefire that collapsed this week.” Source: Syria announces new offensive, diplomats fail to renew truce | Reuters

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23 Sep 2016

Islamic State fired crude chemical weapons on US troops

“Islamic State forces have fired crude chemical weapons at US troops in Iraq, the Pentagon has confirmed, a startling disclosure that US officials promptly downplayed as resulting in no deaths or injuries.” Source: Islamic State fired crude chemical weapons on US troops – Pentagon | World news | The Guardian

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22 Sep 2016

Over 100 killed in two-day violence – DRC opposition

“Two days of violence in Kinshasa left over 100 people dead, the Democratic Republic of Congo opposition said Wednesday, their figure more than tripling the police toll.” Source: Over 100 killed in two-day violence – DRC opposition | News24

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22 Sep 2016

Ukraine, rebels agree to pull back troops, weapons

“Representatives of Ukraine and separatist rebels agreed Wednesday to pull back troops and weapons from several areas in eastern Ukraine in an attempt to shore up a fragile peace agreement.” Source: Ukraine, rebels agree to pull back troops, weapons

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