Category: Africa

Nigeria: Hezbollah Weapons Cache Found

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NYTimes/AP: Soldiers in northern Nigeriauncovered an arms cache that the authorities say they believe belonged to members of the Lebanese political party and militant group Hezbollah, the military and secret police said Thursday. Officials said soldiers confiscated the weapons from a home…

Benghazi attack uncovers US weapons trail to Syria

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Sources say the attack on the US mission in Benghazi uncovered a paper trail of old soviet weapons being bought and shipped to Syria to aid rebels.  In turn, Syrian government forces had bombed Turkish territory to stop those shipments.…

Witness: Sudanese warplanes strike at South Sudan border towns

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(CNN) — Sudanese war planes crossed a disputed border region to conduct airstrikes in South Sudan on Monday, a witness said, escalating fighting that threatens to return the neighboring African countries to full-scale war.

Updates on Yemen and Sudan internal conflicts

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New Yemeni Resolve to Defeat al-Qaeda Bearing Results in Lawdar The battle for southern Yemen has intensified since the succession of Abd Rabu Mansur al-Hadi to the Yemen presidency and his subsequent vow to suppress the Islamist insurgency. The latest…

South Sudan says Sudan launches attacks

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BENTIU, South Sudan (AP) — Sudanese armed forces launched an attack more than six miles (nine kilometers) inside South Sudan’s border, an official said Sunday, days after the south announced it was pulling its troops from a disputed border town…

Ethiopian troops take over Al-Shabaab strategic stronghold

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Quoting local witnesses, the BBC reported that around 50 Ethiopian army vehicles, including 20 tanks, had entered on Wednesday the city of Baidoa, which was the second most important stronghold of the Al-Qaeda-linked terrorist organization Al-Shabaab after the port of…

CIA and Algiers’ AQIM differences

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IO: The Algerian regime’s politico-military response to AQIM is causing concern among the Western powers that have military forces in the Sahel. A French general officer who wished to remain anonymous told Intelligence Online that the situation was “a big black hole”.…

Somalia/Terrorism: 4 killed, 12 injured in suicide attack in Mogadishu

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On Thursday spokesman for Islamist terrorist group Al-Shabaab, Sheik A’Azis Abu Mu’ab issued a statement where he threatened to intensify the attacks against government compounds in Mogadishu in coming days. Abu Mu’ab also warned civilians to keep away from governmental headquarters.