Day: January 5, 2020

Libya conflict: Turkey sends troops to shore up UN-backed government

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These Tripoli residents welcomed news of Turkish military support for the GNA

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said troops have begun moving into Libya after parliament approved the move last week.
He said their mission was to ensure stability for the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli.
The Libyan government is fighting an insurgency by rebel forces under Gen Khalifa Haftar, based in eastern Libya.
Gen Haftar is backed by Egypt and the UAE, while the UN-backed government is supported by Turkey and its ally Qatar.
Rebel forces have been trying to capture Tripoli and were blamed for an air strike on a military academy on Saturday that killed at least 30 people. They denied any involvement.

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Camp Simba: Three Americans killed in Kenya base

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Al-Shabab has waged a brutal insurgency in East Africa

One US military service member and two contractors were killed in an Islamist attack on a military base in Kenya.
Islamist militant group al-Shabab attacked the base, used by Kenyan and US forces, in the popular coastal region of Lamu on Sunday.
The US military said in a statement that two others from the Department of Defense were wounded.
“The wounded Americans are currently in stable condition and being evacuated,” the US military's Africa Command said.
Witnesses to the attack reported hearing gunfire and seeing plumes of black smoke emerge from Camp Simba on Manda Island.

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Gen Stephen Townsend, commander of US Africa Command, added in a statement: “Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of our teammates who lost their lives today.
“As we honour th..

Camp Simba: Three dead in attack on US military base in Kenya

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Al-Shabab has waged a brutal insurgency in East Africa

One US military service member and two contractors were killed in an Islamist attack on a military base in Kenya.
Islamist militant group al-Shabab attacked the base, used by Kenyan and US forces, in the popular coastal region of Lamu on Sunday.
The US military said in a statement that two others from the Department of Defense were wounded.
“The wounded Americans are currently in stable condition and being evacuated,” the US military's Africa Command said.
Witnesses to the attack reported hearing gunfire and seeing plumes of black smoke emerge from Camp Simba on Manda Island.

Find out more about al-Shabab
Is the US defeating al-Shabab in Somalia?
How the US has stepped up its war in Somalia
Gen Stephen Townsend, commander of US Africa Command, added in a statement: “Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of our teammates who lost their lives today.
“As we honour th..

Des fournitures scolaires offertes au village de Médina-Mary (communiqué)

Dakar, 5 jan (APS) – Les Volontaires de la sensibilisation et de l'action humanitaire (VOSACH), une association de ressortissants sénégalais et québécois basée à Sherbrooke, au Canada, a offert des fournitures scolaires constituées de ‘'plus de 6.000 articles'' aux écoles de Médina-Mary, un village situé dans le sud du Sénégal, annonce un communiqué reçu dimanche à l'APS.


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