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Thousands of Iranian Weapons Bound for Houthis in Yemen Seized in Gulf of Oman

France’s Navy seized thousands of Iranian-made weapons bound for the Houthi rebels in Yemen, The Associated Press reported, citing unnamed officials. The more than 3,000 assault rifles, 578,000 rounds of ammunition and 23 advanced anti-tank guided missiles believed to be coming from Iran were seized in the Gulf of Oman …

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Somalia’s neighbours to launch new operations against al Shabaab militants

Top leaders of Djibouti, Ethiopia and Kenya on Wednesday agreed to begin “search and destroy” operations to push al Shabaab militants out of neighbouring Somalia. The move follows an intensified offensive by Somalia’s federal government against the al Qaeda-affiliated group over the past few months. It has taken back control …

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Hayat Tahrir Al Sham kills 11 soldiers in north-west Syria

Militants are led by former members of a group linked to Al Qaeda Eleven Syrian soldiers were killed in the country’s north-western Idlib province in attacks carried out by the Hayat Tahrir Al Sham extremist group, a war monitor has reported. The group fired “shells and rockets at a Syrian …

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Egypt’s Shoukry holds talks with Lavrov in Russia, a day after meeting Blinken

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry delivered a message from the United States to his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, on Russia’s war in Ukraine, according to an Egyptian media report. Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, in Moscow on Tuesday, hours after holding lengthy talks with …

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Turkey rises, Russia fades as Iran and Azerbaijan clash over Armenia

The so-called Bashiqa base, which has long been a source of tension between Ankara and Baghdad, is a frequent target of rocket attacks by pro-Iranian groups in Iraq. Series of rockets targeted a Turkish military base near the northeastern Iraqi city of Mosul on Wednesday, prompting retaliation from the Turkish …

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NATO Secretary General Seeks Increased Alliances as Russia and China Inches Closer

Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary-General of NATO, has stated that the increased presence of China and its cooperation with Russia can be seen as a danger in Asia and Europe. On Wednesday, Stoltenberg stressed that the increasing assertiveness of China and its partnership with Russia poses a risk to Asia and Europe. …

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Syrians fear IS resurgence as Kurdish-led forces sweep Raqa

From his rooftop in the Syrian city of Raqa, Youssef Nasser watches nervously as hundreds of heavily armed Kurdish-led fighters sweep the streets of what was once the de facto capital of the Islamic State group. The fighters are on guard against another guerrilla-style ambush after six of their comrades …

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Eight rockets fired at Turkish base in Iraq – Kurdish security group

Unidentified attackers fired eight rockets at a Turkish military base in northern Iraq on Wednesday, two of which landed inside, the Counter-Terrorism Group, a security organisation in Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region, said. Turkey confirmed that the attack took place and vowed to retaliate. “From time to time, there are some …

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Frontière Niger-Mali : mettre l’outil militaire au service d’une approche politique

Le primat donné aux réponses militaires et le recours à des groupes armés à base communautaire pour combattre les mouvements jihadistes implantés dans la zone frontalière entre le Niger et le Mali n’ont fait qu’accentuer les tensions intercommunautaires. Les autorités nigériennes doivent adopter une approche plus politique, incluant réconciliation entre …

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Isfahan drone attack linked to Iraqi Kurdistan, Iran state media reveals

On January 29, there were four explosions at the site, all of which appeared to specifically target a facility developing advanced weapons. The explosive materials used to attack the Islamic Republic’s Isfahan facility on Sunday entered Iran via Iraqi Kurdistan by order of a foreign agency, Iranian state-affiliated site NourNews …

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