18 Jan 2017

Fighter jet shot down over Libya’s Benghazi

“A fighter jet from Marshal Khalifa Haftar’s forces was shot down over Libya’s Benghazi on Sunday as it carried out raids on jihadist positions, a military source said. The MiG-23 went down after being targeted by ‘extremist militias’, said a commanding officer with Haftar’s forces. The pilot ejected himself and

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18 Jan 2017

U.S. forces team with Turkey again to attack ISIS in Syria

“American warplanes and combat advisers are once again backing Turkish military units battling Islamic State fighters in northern Syria, the most tangible indication yet that months of tension between the NATO allies may be easing.” Source: U.S. forces team with Turkey again to attack ISIS in Syria

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18 Jan 2017

Islamic State surrounds military airport in Deir ez-Zor, eastern Syria

“Islamic State fighters have broken through government defensive lines in the Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor, surrounding a military airport and cutting off food supplies for roughly a quarter of a million civilians in what could become a major humanitarian disaster.” Source: Islamic State surrounds military airport in Deir ez-Zor,

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18 Jan 2017

Nigerian air force kills 52 in strike on refugee camp: MSF

“Nigeria’s air force killed at least 52 people and injured 120 in an air strike on a refugee camp in the country’s northeast on Tuesday, a spokesman from Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said after the military earlier disclosed the strike was meant to target Boko Haram militants.” Source: Nigerian air

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17 Jan 2017

At least two dozen dead in ethnic clashes in southeastern Congo

“At least two dozen people, most of them women, have been killed over the past week in ethnic violence between Bantus and Pygmies in southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a U.N. human rights official said on Monday.” Source: At least two dozen dead in ethnic clashes in southeastern Congo |

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17 Jan 2017

Yemen conflict: At least 10,000 killed, says UN

“At least 10,000 people have been killed in the war in Yemen between Houthi rebels and the Saudi-led coalition supporting the government, the UN says. “ Source: Yemen conflict: At least 10,000 killed, says UN – BBC News

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17 Jan 2017

Gunfire rattles Tehran as drone buzzes over Iranian capital

“Sustained gunfire rang out over central Tehran on Monday afternoon as anti-aircraft guns targeted what officials said was a drone flying over the Iranian capital.” Source: Gunfire rattles Tehran as drone buzzes over Iranian capital | Fox News

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16 Jan 2017

5 killed at Mexican club

“Gunfire erupted early Monday at a club in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, leaving at least five people dead and a dozen others injured, according to government sources from the state of Quintana Roo. The shooting broke out at an electronic music festival that had drawn visitors from around the world

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12 Jan 2017

ISIS using small drones to drop bombs on Iraqis

“Islamic State fighters in Mosul are using drones to drop small bombs onto Iraqi security forces and civilians, said a U.S. Army commander in Iraq. Col. Brett Sylvia leads roughly 1,700 soldiers who make up Task Force Strike, which is advising Iraqi troops and other security forces who have been

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12 Jan 2017

US launches ‘self-defense strike’ during raid against Shabaab

“US Africa Command announced that it launched an airstrike against Shabaab, al Qaeda’s branch in Somalia, while US advisors accompanied Somali and African Union forces in a counterterrorism exercise on Jan. 7.” Source: US launches ‘self-defense strike’ during raid against Shabaab | FDD’s Long War Journal

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