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Colombia’s ELN rebels claim to down army helicopter

Colombia’s ELN rebels claim to down army helicopter

Leftist rebels with the National Liberation Army (ELN) claimed responsibility Saturday for this week’s attack on a Colombian army helicopter in which eight troops were killed. The incident took place on Monday, in the northern department of Norte de Santander. […]


Turkey, US Sign Deal to Train Syria Rebels

Syrian civil war

The United States and Turkey have signed an agreement to train and arm Syrian rebels fighting against the “Islamist State” group. Washington and Ankara have been in talks about such a pact for several months. “The agreement was signed by […]


Myanmar declares emergency in war-torn region as fighting rages

People displaced by the fighting in Burma's Laukai approach a rescue convoy

Myanmar on Tuesday declared a state of emergency in a conflict-torn border region, where ferocious fighting between the army and ethnic rebels has sent thousands fleeing airstrikes and fierce gun battles. Civilians have come under fire in the deadly clashes […]


Ukraine rebels say no arms pull-back until ‘full ceasefire’

Ukraine Rebels

Pro-Russian rebels in east Ukraine said Monday they will only start pulling back weapons from the frontline under a peace deal once there is a “full ceasefire”. “In accordance with the Minsk agreement, the withdrawal of military hardware can only […]


Separatists kill at least 34 in northeast India: police

Separatists kill at least 34 in northeast India: police

Tribal separatists killed at least 34 people, including four women, in a series of attacks in India’s remote northeastern state of Assam on Tuesday, police said. The attacks took place in the two districts of Kokrajhar and Sonitpur, senior state […]


Ukraine rebels ‘shoot down two fighter jets’

Ukraine rebels ‘shoot down two fighter jets’

Pro-Russian rebels on Wednesday shot down two Ukrainian fighter jets in eastern Ukraine just days after the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, a Ukrainian military spokesman told AFP. “Two Sukhoi Ukrainian fighter jets have been shot down. The fate […]


Russia slams US for implicating rebels in jet crash

Russia slams US for implicating rebels in jet crash

Russia on Saturday launched a blistering attack against Washington after US President Barack Obama said that a missile fired from territory controlled by Moscow-backed rebels downed the Malaysian Airlines flight over Ukraine. In his most extensive comments on the tragedy […]


Blood and gunfire in Ukraine army attack on rebel checkpoint

Blood and gunfire in Ukraine army attack on rebel checkpoint

Blood flowing from a bullet wound, the grey-haired man lies in the middle of the roadblock waving weakly for help as shots ring out nearby and thick black smoke from burning tires curls into the sky. “I’ve called an ambulance. […]


Ukraine on ‘combat alert’ as rebels gain ground

Ukraine on ‘combat alert’ as rebels gain ground

Ukraine’s armed forces are on “full combat alert” against a possible Russian invasion, Kiev said Wednesday, as authorities admitted they were “helpless” to prevent pro-Kremlin insurgents tightening their grip on the increasingly chaotic east of the country. Rebels stormed the […]


Syria rebels get US-made missiles: source

Syria rebels get US-made missiles: source

Syrian rebels fighting to topple President Bashar al-Assad for the first time received at least 20 US-made TOW anti-tank missiles from a “Western source,” a rebel official told AFP Tuesday. “Moderate, well-organized fighters from the Hazm movement have for the […]


 
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