Archive for June, 2016

Tunisia arrests eight on terrorism charges

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 Comments Off on Tunisia arrests eight on terrorism charges

Eight individuals involved in terrorism cases during the week of May 23 to 29, 2016 were arrested by Tunisian security forces. In a statement, the Interior Ministry confirmed that the National Guard units had conducted 955 raids after consultation of the Public Prosecutor.

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Five UN peacekeepers killed in Mali attack

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Five United Nations peacekeepers were killed and one other seriously injured in an ambush in central Mali on Sunday, the United Nations said. A convoy of soldiers in the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) was attacked 30 kilometres) west of Sevaré, the UN said.

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Egypt to receive first Mistral-class warship from France Thursday

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Egypt will receive its first amphibious assault helicopter carrier Mistral from France on Thursday, Youm7 reported the Egyptian Ministry of Defense. The warship will be named after late Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser. Egyptian Minister of Defense Sedki Sobhi will raise the Egyptian flag on it in French Mediterranean submarine base of

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Algerian troops kill 8 militants in operation

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Algerian counterterrorism troops killed eight armed militants Wednesday in the eastern province of Setif, the Algerian Defense Ministry said. “A joint security unit managed on Wednesday overnight to ambush a terrorist group in the locality of Guelta Zarka in the upper woods of Setif, killing eight terrorists,” the source said in a

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Nigerian military launch offensive in south

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Witnesses and the military say Nigerian security forces have killed and injured an unknown number of people in the oil-producing south where militant attacks have halved petroleum production. The military said it attacked speedboats and killed and injured several militants on Sunday. A community group said the soldiers

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Libya must unite against ISIS: UN envoy

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The UN’s special envoy on Libya on Tuesday called on all the country’s armed groups to unite against ISIS. “The fight against Daesh, which is the number one enemy, must be a Libyan fight and a united fight,” said Martin Kobler, using an Arabic acronym for ISIS, after meeting French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault in […]

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Libya unity govt allies capture ISIS-held towns

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Fighters allied with Libya’s UN-backed unity government have captured two coastal towns from the Islamic State group in an advance towards its bastion Sirte, a spokesperson said on Tuesday. The Petroleum Facilities Guard overran Ben Jawad and Nofiliya as they thrust westwards along the Mediterranean coast from their base in Libya’s eastern oil ports, the […]

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