29 Aug 2016

Saudis say rocket fired from Yemen kills 2 children

“Saudi officials say a rocket fired from Yemen hit a family’s home in Saudi Arabia’s southern border region of Najran, killing two children and wounding five other people.” Source: Saudis say rocket fired from Yemen kills 2 children | Fox News

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29 Aug 2016

Rights Groups Say 13 Released From Secret Ukrainian Jail, Allege Torture

“Thirteen civilians who were allegedly held incommunicado, interrogated, and tortured after being rounded up ‘abduction-style’ have been released from a secret jail run by Ukraine’s domestic security service, two prominent human rights groups say.” Source: Rights Groups Say 13 Released From Secret Ukrainian Jail, Allege Torture

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29 Aug 2016

Two US-backed groups clash in northern Syria

“As part of ongoing Turkish military operations in northern Syria, two US-backed groups on opposing sides of the operation have clashed near the city of Jarabulus in northern Aleppo province. Jaysh al Tahrir, a rebel group that operates under the auspices of the Free Syrian Army and has received several

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29 Aug 2016

Syria barrel bomb attack: At least 16 killed at wake in Aleppo

“A helicopter dropped two barrel bombs on a funeral wake for children in the Syrian city of Aleppo, killing at least 16 people, Syrian monitoring groups said.” Source: Syria barrel bomb attack: At least 16 killed at wake in Aleppo – CNN.com

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29 Aug 2016

Battle for Mosul Appears to be Entering Final Stage

“A sniper lurks among desolated buildings of an abandoned village just over the hillside where Kurdish soldiers are dug in behind a berm, but Serbest Tivanisi, the Kurdish sector commander, doesn’t flinch as he peers over the sandbags.” Source: Battle for Mosul Appears to be Entering Final Stage | Military.com

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28 Aug 2016

Rocket attack on Turkey’s Diyarbakir airport

“Suspected Kurdish militants fired rockets at the airport in Turkey’s main southeastern city of Diyarbakir on Saturday, sending passengers and staff scrambling for shelter, Dogan news agency said, but there were no immediate reports of casualties.” Source: Rocket attack on Turkey’s Diyarbakir airport | GulfNews.com

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27 Aug 2016

First Turkish soldier killed in Syria

“Turkey on Saturday said the military suffered its first fatality in an unprecedented four day campaign inside Syria, blaming Kurdish militia in an increasingly combustible contest for control in the border region.” Source: First Turkish soldier killed in Syria | GulfNews.com

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27 Aug 2016

Turkey sends more tanks into Syria after IS-held town capture

“Turkey on Saturday sent six more tanks into Syria as pro-Ankara forces pressed on with de-mining work in a town captured from Daesh miltants this week, an AFP correspondent said.” Source: Turkey sends more tanks into Syria after IS-held town capture | GulfNews.com

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27 Aug 2016

Taliban fighters overrun district in eastern Afghanistan

“Taliban insurgents overran a district in eastern Afghanistan, killing and wounding dozens of police and soldiers and threatening strategically important road routes to Pakistan, officials said on Saturday.” Source: Taliban fighters overrun district in eastern Afghanistan | Reuters

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26 Aug 2016

Minister killed by striking miners in Peru

“Striking miners in Bolivia kidnapped and beat to death the country’s deputy interior minister after he traveled to the area to mediate in the bitter conflict over mining laws, officials said.” Source: Minister killed by striking miners in Peru | Las Vegas Review-Journal

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