19 Feb 2017

Myanmar soldiers injured in clash with militants in troubled Rakhine

“Two members of Myanmar’s security forces were injured in a clash with militants on the troubled Rakhine State border with Bangladesh, Myanmar state counselor’s office said, casting doubt on the government’s claim that the region had stabilized.” Source: Myanmar soldiers injured in clash with militants in troubled Rakhine | Reuters

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19 Feb 2017

Iraq begins battle to free western Mosul from IS

“Iraqi government forces have launched an offensive to liberate the western part of the city of Mosul from the so-called Islamic State. “ Source: Iraq begins battle to free western Mosul from IS – BBC News

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17 Feb 2017

Afghan official: IS kills 17 Afghan Army soldiers in east

“The Islamic State group launched an attack on Afghan security posts killing 17 soldiers, an Afghan official said Friday.” Source: Afghan official: IS kills 17 Afghan Army soldiers in east – ABC News

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17 Feb 2017

South Sudan Army Troops Accused of Mass Rape

“Officials in South Sudan say army troops entered a village near the capital, Juba, on Sunday and raped at least a half-dozen women and girls, some of them at gunpoint. The alleged rapes occurred less than two weeks after South Sudanese President Salva Kiir issued a warning that soldiers who

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17 Feb 2017

Rebels kill 32 people in Central African Republic town

“Rebels in Central African Republic killed at least 32 civilians after clashes with a rival armed group, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Thursday, a sign of the fighters’ growing boldness amid limited state authority.” Source: Rebels kill 32 people in Central African Republic town: HRW | Top News |

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17 Feb 2017

Boko Haram shoots at military helicopter, wounds airman

“Boko Haram Islamic extremists fired repeatedly at a military helicopter on a humanitarian mission in northeast Nigeria and wounded one airman, the Nigerian Air Force said on Thursday.” Source: Boko Haram shoots at military helicopter, wounds airman | News24

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17 Feb 2017

Thousands return to Iraq’s Mosul as fighting continues

“More than 46,000 people who fled Iraq’s Mosul as fighting raged have returned to the eastern part of the city over the past two weeks in an attempt to restart their lives.” Source: Thousands return to Iraq’s Mosul as fighting continues | Iraq News | Al Jazeera

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16 Feb 2017

Pakistan police raid Taliban-linked militant hideout, kill 6

“Pakistani security forces raided a hideout of Taliban- linked suspected Islamic militants on Thursday, killing 6 of them, a counter-terrorism official said.” Source: Pakistan police raid Taliban-linked militant hideout, kill 6 – ABC News

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16 Feb 2017

Algeria army kills five Islamist militants – defence ministry

“Algerian troops ambushed and killed five armed Islamists in an ongoing operation in an eastern region known as a former stronghold for hardline militants, the defence ministry said on Thursday.” Source: Algeria army kills five Islamist militants – defence ministry – World | The Star Online

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16 Feb 2017

Yemen conflict: ‘Deadly strike’ hits funeral party

“Eight women and a child have reportedly been killed in an overnight air raid on a funeral reception near Yemen’s rebel-held capital, Sanaa. At least 10 more women were wounded, medical sources said.” Source: Yemen conflict: ‘Deadly strike’ hits funeral party – BBC News

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