27 Apr 2015

Polio workers killed in Somalia

“Seven people were killed last week in the attack on a UN vehicle in Garowe, Somalia, four of which were UNICEF workers. Five others were injured. Two of those killed were polio workers with the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) who brought polio and routine immunizations to the area.” Source: Polio workers killed

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27 Apr 2015

Boko Haram Attacks Army Base in Niger

“Suspected Boko Haram militants attacked a Niger army base on an island in Lake Chad, leaving many soldiers dead. Niger military sources said hundreds of armed militants riding on motorized canoes attacked the island of Karamga early Saturday, their second attempt to capture it since February, army and government sources

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27 Apr 2015

Protests in Burundi continue against president, 5 dead

“Protesters demonstrated in Burundi for a second day on Monday after activists said at least five people were killed in unrest a day earlier sparked by the president’s plan to run for a third term, a move critics say violates the constitution. ‘The fight continues,’ protesters chanted in the Musaga

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27 Apr 2015

First Saudi National Guards reach Yemen border zone

“The first troops from Saudi Arabia’s National Guard have been deployed on the border with Yemen, official media said late on Sunday. Related Stories Saudi soldier killed in Yemen border clash: ministry AFP Saudi king mobilises National Guard for Yemen operations AFP Yemen clashes rage as Saudi-led air strikes target

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27 Apr 2015

Israeli airstrikes target alleged militants on border

“The Israeli military conducted airstrikes Sunday night in the area between Israel and Syria, targeting a group of militants allegedly trying to plant a bomb on the Israeli border. The Israel Defense Forces said the airstrikes were carried out in the occupied Golan Heights against four militants who crossed into

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26 Apr 2015

Islamic State takes military barracks, dam in Iraq’s Anbar

“Islamic State militants in Iraq took partial control of a water dam and military barracks guarding it in the western Anbar province after fierce fighting through the night that continued on Saturday, security sources and witnesses said.” Source: Islamic State takes military barracks, dam in Iraq’s Anbar: sources | Reuters

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25 Apr 2015

Egypt extends state of emergency in northern Sinai by three months

“Egypt said on Saturday it had extended by three months a state of emergency imposed on parts of northern Sinai in October after Islamist militants stepped up attacks in the peninsula bordering Israel, Gaza and the Suez Canal.” Source: Egypt extends state of emergency in northern Sinai by three months

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25 Apr 2015

Two Nigerian soldiers die in accidental explosion

“Two Nigerian soldiers were killed accidentally in an explosion in the central Plateau state on Saturday as they transported ammunition meant to be destroyed, a military spokesman said.” Source: Two Nigerian soldiers die in accidental explosion: army | Reuters

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25 Apr 2015

Syria conflict: Islamists capture Jisr al-Shughur

“Islamist rebels in Syria have taken over the key north-western town of Jisr al-Shughur, activists say. It was the last major town under government control in Idlib province. Correspondents say it may give rebels a route to the ruling elite’s heartland.” Source: Syria conflict: Islamists capture Jisr al-Shughur – BBC

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25 Apr 2015

Yemeni Rebels Lash Out at Saudis on Border

“Yemen’s Houthi militias have no ability to confront the Saudi jets that pound them with deadly airstrikes. But on the ground, they are a much more formidable foe, exacting revenge in Saudi casualties with a string of border attacks.” Source: Yemeni Rebels Lash Out at Saudis on Border – WSJ

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