Monthly Archives: May 2019

OIR French, Australian Spanish

A #Coalition effort, led by Australian medics attached to #TGTaji 8 in Iraq, has ensured Spanish helicopter aircrews from #TFToro have the best first aid training possible. #OneMissionManyNations pic.twitter.com/bJU2chzhJ5 — Inherent Resolve (@CJTFOIR) May 30, 2019 French soldiers of Task … Continue reading

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Al Minya Egypt Coptic deaths: Chief of al-Mourabitoun returned

Hisham el-Ashmawi, a former Egyptian army officer turned militant, was handed over by Haftar’s LNA to Egypt. In Libya, el-Ashmawi set up the militant al-Mourabitoun group blamed by Egypt for several attacks in the Western Desert, near the Libyan border. … Continue reading

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Libya: LNA Navy to block Turks

The Libyan National Army (LNA) faction has announced it will impose a naval blockade on ports in west Libya to prevent any more shipments of military equipment reaching forces aligned with the internationally recognised Government of National Accord (GNA). The … Continue reading

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Mali: Estonian Army at Gao airfield with RAF

1310 Flight of the Royal Air Force currently based in Mali west Africa, in support of French counter insurgency operations has been conducting exercises with a Malian based Estonian Army detachment at Gao airfield which provides part of the guard … Continue reading

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Libya: Haftar would book huge ceasefire gain

France’s Macron called for a ceasefire in Libya but with the condition attached that all armed groups – including those helping defend Tripoli – be monitored. Haftar also would not have to withdraw his troops east, allowing him to book … Continue reading

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Algeria: Muhammad Mediène may be turned into a scapegoat

Former intelligence chief Muhammad Mediène [“General Toufik”]may be turned into a scapegoat for the crimes of many others. The head of the Algerian army General Ahmed Gaid Salah accused him of plotting against Algeria. The details are unclear. Mediène was … Continue reading

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Iraq: build a fence in Anbar…Mercy!

Between Iraq and Syria is a fence. It is about 43 miles long, and a guard tower is located every few hundred feet, manned by squadrons from the Iraqi border security forces. The roughly 10-foot-tall chain-link barrier bucks and rattles … Continue reading

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