24 Mar 2017

Reports Say Six Russian Troops, Six Militants Killed In Chechnya Fighting

“Russian news agencies say six Russian national guard troops and six assailants have been killed in an attack on a military unit in Chechnya.” Source: Reports Say Six Russian Troops, Six Militants Killed In Chechnya Fighting

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24 Mar 2017

Yemen rebel missile kills Saudi soldier

“A Saudi soldier was killed by a missile fired by rebels in Yemen that struck a military base near the border, the interior ministry said Friday. “ Source: Yemen rebel missile kills Saudi soldier

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24 Mar 2017

Al-Shabab claims to kill 17 soldiers in Somalia attack

“An organization that monitors extremist groups says al-Shabab has claimed to kill 17 soldiers and wound 22 in an attack in southwestern Somalia.” Source: Al-Shabab claims to kill 17 soldiers in Somalia attack

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24 Mar 2017

10 dead, 14 injured in central Mali ethnic clashes

“At least 10 people have died in violent clashes between two ethnic groups in central Mali, a security ministry source told AFP on Thursday, as tensions grow over land use and food scarcity in the region.” Source: 10 dead, 14 injured in central Mali ethnic clashes | News24

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23 Mar 2017

Backed by U.S. firepower, Syrian forces aim to sever the Islamic State’s last escape route from Raqqa

“U.S. military advisers, aircraft and artillery are helping Syrian fighters secure a strategic dam outside the Islamic State’s capital of Raqqa, where they’re battling to cut off the militants’ only remaining escape route, officials said.” Source: Backed by U.S. firepower, Syrian forces aim to sever the Islamic State’s last escape route

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23 Mar 2017

46 people killed in March ethnic clashes in Nigeria

“At least 46 people were killed and almost 100 others wounded in clashes between rival ethnic groups in southwest Nigeria earlier this month, police said on Wednesday.” Source: 46 people killed in March ethnic clashes in Nigeria: police | News24

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23 Mar 2017

At least 10 mass graves found in crisis-hit DRC region

“The United Nations said on Wednesday investigators found 10 mass graves in the violence-wracked Kasai region in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s centre.” Source: At least 10 mass graves found in crisis-hit DRC region | News24

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23 Mar 2017

Ukraine munitions blasts prompt mass evacuations

“Some 20,000 people are being evacuated after a series of explosions at a massive arms depot in eastern Ukraine described by officials as sabotage.” Source: Ukraine munitions blasts prompt mass evacuations – BBC News

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23 Mar 2017

Ten Egyptian troops killed by bombs during Sinai fighting

“Ten members of Egypt’s security forces were killed by bombs which struck their vehicles in central Sinai, a military spokesman said on Thursday, during an operation targeting what the army described as terrorist bases.” Source: Ten Egyptian troops killed by bombs during Sinai fighting -spokesman | Top News | Reuters

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23 Mar 2017

U.N. peacekeepers, not just militants, occupied schools in CAR – rights group

“Armed groups and even United Nations peacekeepers have occupied schools or set up bases nearby in the Central African Republic, preventing countless pupils across the conflict-torn country from receiving an education, a rights group said on Thursday.” Source: U.N. peacekeepers, not just militants, occupied schools in CAR – rights group

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