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Libya: Tarhuna’s time to bleed

The forces of Libya’s UN-backed government have taken control of the town of Tarhouna, in a highly significant advance. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi announced a unilateral initiative to end the civil war in neighbouring Libya.The conference in Cairo was … Continue reading

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Mali: tit-for-tat violence

[Official statement,rough translation]On 2 November, at 11:00 am, Paris time, a light armored vehicle of the Barkhane force engaged in an operation in Liptako was hit by the explosion of an explosive device. This vehicle ensured the protection of a … Continue reading

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Syria: Russian Air Force in Latakia

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Syria: Russia fed up with mess

Both the Tartus and Latakia bases are set to be expanded to allow Russian armed forces higher levels of performance and functionality, said Yuri Shvitkin, the vice chair of the Russian state Duma defense committee. “Tartus now has a rather … Continue reading

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Hajji Taysir, SDGT, killed in OIR airstrike

Mutaz Numan Abd Nayif Najm al-Jaburi, believed to be one of the top three leaders of ISIS, was killed in a coalition airstrike on May 26 2020 in Syria’s Deir al-Zour province. Operation Inherent Resolve had no comment on the … Continue reading

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Tunisia: SFAB ‘in no way’ combat force

“As Russia continues to fan the flames of the Libyan conflict, regional security in North Africa is a heightened concern,” said U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command. “We’re looking at new ways to address mutual security concerns … Continue reading

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Niger Ambush: Old AUMF, new AUMF and such

Senate lawmakers temporarily blocked the promotion of an Army colonel formerly in charge of 3rd Special Forces Group to brigadier general. Col. Bradley Moses was one of the Special Forces officers involved in the ambush that took the lives of … Continue reading

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