The Mali government, on Thursday, reported that armed men on motorbikes killed more than 40 Tuareg civilians this week in northern Mali, where clashes over land and scarce water are common. The violence compounds an already terrible security situation in the desert region used by armed groups to launch attacks in Mali and neighboring countries in West and Central Africa. The … [Read more...] about Mali: 40 Tuareg civilians killed by armed men on motorbikes
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Ukraine vs. Russia happens to be one of the most complicated situations to arise since the Cold War, but how did we get to this point? Which, if we are honest, is potentially military intervention in Ukraine, and -- for all those who have not figured it out -- we're already back in the Cold War! But back to the point of how we got here. In this article we will look at a … [Read more...] about Ukraine timeline of events and what Russia has really been up to since 2014
Sailors from The Royal Navy Portsmouth-based HMS Dragon intercepted a suspicious vessel in the gulf waters while on patrol in the area of the Middle East known as the Hash Highway. On board they found 148 bags of hashish weighing 3,048kg. A Royal Navy spokesman said: “Swooping into action, sailors and Royal Marines from HMS Dragon launched their fast boats to intercept and … [Read more...] about Royal Marines from HMS Dragon intercept and board a suspicious vessel in Middle East waters
Rare footage of Russian SVR special forces personnel with a deadly reputation aired live on television in Russia in a huge break from protocol. The Russian public was given an unprecedented glimpse into the country's most elite special forces unit when a Spetsnaz training video was aired on national television. In the rare footage, wearing gas masks, the SF personnel can be … [Read more...] about Rare footage of Russian SVR Special Forces unit made public, but are they the real deal?
The Algerian Security forces have discovered a weapons cache containing 11 surface-to-air missiles near the country’s border with Mali, the defense ministry announced yesterday. "After a search operation in the country’s border town of Bordj Badji Mokhtar, the Algerian People’s National Armed Forces found an ammunition cache containing 11 anti-tank missiles the ministry said … [Read more...] about 11 surface-to-air missiles discovered in Algeria
Russia's hybrid military forces mounted 24 attacks on Ukrainian Forces positions in the Donbas region in the last 24 hours, with one Ukrainian soldier killed in action and another three wounded in action. "One Ukrainian soldier was killed and another three were wounded in the past day. According to intelligence reports, two occupiers were killed and another five were … [Read more...] about Ukraine, Donbass War update: Signs of escalation
A former senior adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin has spoken out that he believes Moscow is preparing to send its special forces to seize a vital canal that provided water to Crimea before Ukraine shut off supplies following the Kremlin’s invasion and illegal annexation of the peninsula in 2014. On Dec. 5, Illarionov gave a warning to Ukrainian diplomats in … [Read more...] about Ex-Putin adviser warns of coming Russian attack!
Al-Shabaab, Somalia largest terrorist organisation, is engaged in an economic war -- and it is the country's business sector that is getting hurt in the crossfire. Somali businessmen and local people on the ground are saying the rival Islamist groups are targeting companies, to an unprecedented degree, with demands or so-called taxes. Al-Shabaab has already strong-armed … [Read more...] about Somalia: Islamic State militants on the rise?
The National Committee for Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration has been set up in Cameroon. A statement from the Cameroonian government said that the program aims to provide “a framework for the reception and social reintegration of ex Boko Haram militants and members of armed groups operating in the North and South West regions of the country." According to the … [Read more...] about Cameroon: What the reintegration of Boko Haram fighters means
Russia has seized three Ukrainian Navy ships off the coast of Russian Annexed Crimea after opening fire on Ukrainian servicemen, and wounding several. Martial law has been declared and the Ukrainian armed forces put on the highest alert. The risk of a full-scale war has never been higher. So, by now, you will have seen in the news how Russia has seized three Ukrainian naval … [Read more...] about Ukraine vs Russia: What is really going on with the latest standoff?
Burkina Faso, West Africa has some of the most dangerous borders in the world--with Mali and Niger as its neighbors it's only a matter of time before the chaos spills over. Burkina Faso has enjoyed peaceful times even at the heights of the War in Mali, but recently Islamic Terror Groups (ITGs) operating in Mali are starting to gain support inside Burkina Faso. One of the most … [Read more...] about Burkina Faso: Ansar ul Islam attack leaves a dozen militants dead
Ukraine Conflict: Dzerzhynske (Donetsk Oblast) Background: The War in Donbass is an armed conflict in the Donbass region of Ukraine. From the beginning of March 2014, protests by pro-Russian and anti-government groups took place in the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts of Ukraine--together commonly known as the "Donbass," in the aftermath of the 2014 Ukrainian revolution and … [Read more...] about Ukraine Conflict Report: Dzerzhynske, an in-depth look at the front line