08 Feb 2016

UAE Ready to Supply Ground Troops ISIL Syria

“The United Arab Emirates (UAE) said on Sunday it was ready to supply ground troops to help support and train an international military coalition against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Syria provided such efforts were led by the United States.” Source: UAE Ready to Supply Ground

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08 Feb 2016

Sangin on verge of falling back into Afghan Taliban hands’

“The key district of Sangin in the southern Afghan province of Helmand is once again on the verge of being overrun by the Taliban, according to an Afghan army commander.” Source: Sangin ‘on verge of falling back into Afghan Taliban hands’ – BBC News

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08 Feb 2016

Egyptian police kill 4 suspected militants south of Cairo

“Egypt’s Interior Ministry says it has killed four ‘terrorist elements’ in a gunfight after security forces raided a house south of Cairo where they were making explosives.” Source: Egyptian police kill 4 suspected militants south of Cairo

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07 Feb 2016

Sudanese migrant stabs Israeli soldier, is shot dead

“A Sudanese migrant in Israel stabbed and wounded a soldier in an apparent act of solidarity with Palestinians and was shot dead, police said.” Source: Sudanese migrant stabs Israeli soldier, is shot dead: police | Reuters

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07 Feb 2016

Burundi grenade attacks kill four, including a child

“Four people were killed in Burundi on Saturday night, including a child selling boiled eggs at a bar, when three grenades hit the capital Bujumbura, residents said.” Source: Burundi grenade attacks kill four, including a child | Reuters

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07 Feb 2016

Air strike kills mother and child in Libya’s Derna

“Unidentified aircraft attacked the Libyan city of Derna early on Sunday, killing at least four people including a woman and her child, a witness said.” Source: Air strike kills mother and child in Libya’s Derna: witness | Reuters

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06 Feb 2016

Guinea journalist killed in clashes between opposition factions

“A journalist was shot and killed in Guinea on Friday during clashes between rival factions of the West African nation’s main opposition party, witnesses and the government said.” Source: Guinea journalist killed in clashes between opposition factions | Reuters

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06 Feb 2016

Thousands flee as Russian-backed offensive threatens to besiege Aleppo

“Tens of thousands of Syrians fled an intensifying Russian assault around Aleppo on Friday, and aid workers said they feared the major city could soon fall under a full government siege.” Source: Thousands flee as Russian-backed offensive threatens to besiege Aleppo | Reuters

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05 Feb 2016

France claims destruction of Islamic State training camp in Syria

“France has destroyed an Islamic State training camp in a joint raid with coalition partners, the defence ministry said Thursday.” Source: France claims destruction of Islamic State training camp in Syria – The Express Tribune

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05 Feb 2016

Saudi Arabia offers to send ground troops to Syria to fight Isis

“Saudi Arabia has offered for the first time to send ground troops to Syria to fight Islamic State, its defence ministry said on Thursday.” Source: Saudi Arabia offers to send ground troops to Syria to fight Isis | World news | The Guardian

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