Hundreds of militants have killed 71 soldiers in an attack on a remote military camp in Niger near the border with Mali, an army spokesman says, in the deadliest raid against the Nigerien military in living memory.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday announced that his administration had released three prominent Taliban members in an effort to get the militants to liberate two university professors — an American and an Australian — they abducted three years ago.
Distraught families urged authorities to let them view the bodies of victims of an ambush near a gold mine in Burkina Faso, as dozens of workers who could have been caught in the attack remained unaccounted for on Friday.
(Robert Inlakesh is a journalist, writer and political analyst who has lived in and reported from the occupied West Bank. He has written for publications such as Mint Press, Mondoweiss, MEMO and various other outlets. He specializes in the analysis of the Middle East, in particular the Palestine-Israel issue. He also works for Press TV as a European correspondent.)
The Malian military says its troops have killed around 50 militants in a counterterrorism operation, during which dozens of the soldiers captured in deadly attacks by terror outfits last month were also rescued.
Kurdish-led militants from the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have reportedly kidnapped hundreds of people in Syria’s northeastern province of Hasakah, as the terrorists continue to perpetrate criminal and abusive practices against ordinary citizens in areas under their control.
Dozens of people have staged a rally in Syria’s northeastern province of Hasakah to protest the presence of the Kurdish-led militants from the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the area, and the criminal and abusive practices of the terrorists against ordinary citizens.