Afghanistan: Taliban’s Mullah Baradar denies rumours of his death

Baradar, once seen as the likely head of a Taliban government, had not been seen in public for some time [File: Karim Jaafar/AFP] A top Taliban leader has said he is alive, denying rumours of his killing that surfaced following reports of an internal split in the Taliban group nearly a month after it took … Continue reading Afghanistan: Taliban’s Mullah Baradar denies rumours of his death

MILITARY SITUATION IN YEMEN ON SEPTEMBER 16, 2021

The Liaison and Coordination Officers’ Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 297 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hoursOn September 15, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 3 airstrikes on the Majzar districtOn September 15, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 3 airstrikes on the Jabal Murad districtOn September 15, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 10 airstrikes … Continue reading MILITARY SITUATION IN YEMEN ON SEPTEMBER 16, 2021

Haftar’s forces clash with Chadian Rebels in the south of Libya

BY LIBYAN EXPRESS Haftar’s forces and Chadian rebels clash in southern Libya Haftar’s forces clashed with Chadian rebel forces in the south of Libya on Tuesday and Wednesday, both sides said. The fighting underscores the risk of further instability in the Sahel region, where an array of groups operate across borders and where fighting has created … Continue reading Haftar’s forces clash with Chadian Rebels in the south of Libya

Report: CIA monitoring extremists groups in the African desert

BY LIBYAN EXPRESS Malian soldiers, coached by instructors from the Czech Special Forces, during target practice this month near Loumbila, 15 miles northeast of Ouagadougou, the capital, in Burkina Faso. [Photo: New York Times] The CIA is upgrading its presence in the African desert, by expanding a secret base deep in the African desert, to monitor … Continue reading Report: CIA monitoring extremists groups in the African desert

Attacks on Eritrean refugees in Tigray ‘clear war crimes’: HRW

Prior to the Tigray conflict between TPLF rebels, (pictured), and government forces and Eritrean allies, Ethiopia hosted around 150,000 Eritrean refugees, fleeing poverty and authoritarian government [File: Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP] Eritrean soldiers and Tigrayan militias raped, detained and killed Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia’s northern region of Tigray in attacks that amounted to “clear war crimes”, an … Continue reading Attacks on Eritrean refugees in Tigray ‘clear war crimes’: HRW