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Tukur Buratai: Newly promoted officers to move to North East

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai on Thursday, hinted that some of the newly promoted senior officers will be moved to the North East to strengthen the ongoing counter terrorism operations.

Nigerian Army promotes 29 Major-Generals, 95 Brigadier-Generals, 106 Colonels

The Army Council has approved the promotion of 29 Brigadiers-Generals to Majors-General, 95 Colonels to Brigadiers-General, 106 Lieutenant Colonels to Colonels and one Major to Lieutenant-Colonel.

231 senior army officers promoted

The breakdown of those elevated, according to a statement issued by the army Spokesman, Brig. Gen. Sani Usman on Tuesday shows that 29 Brigadier-Generals were elevated to Major-Generals and 95 Colonels to Brigadier-Generals.
Israeli Major Avichay Adraee

Israel launches military operation against ‘Hezbollah tunnels’

Israel has launched what it calls "an operation to expose and neutralise" tunnels between Lebanon and Israel allegedly made by armed group Hezbollah.

Court remands fake army colonel

An Ilorin Senior Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday ordered that Afolabi Stephen, 42, be remanded in Mandalla prison yard for allegedly impersonating an army Lieutenant Colonel.
Philippine military

Islamist gunmen ambush, kill five soldiers

Militants have killed five Filipino soldiers and wounded 23 others in a major ambush by members of a notorious Islamist kidnap-for-ransom group, the Philippine military said on Saturday.
US President Donald Trump speaks to the press before boarding Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on October 27, 2018. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM - AFP)

Donald Trump threatens to shoot migrants who throw stones at US military

President Donald Trump on Thursday warned that soldiers deployed to the Mexican border could shoot Central American migrants who throw stones at them while attempting to cross illegally.
Smoke rises following an Israeli air strike in northern Gaza Strip on October 27 [Mohammed Salem-Reuters]

Israel: Syria and Iran behind Gaza rocket attacks

The Israeli army has accused the Syrian government of instructing a Palestinian group to fire dozens of rockets at Israel from Gaza with Iran's support, and vowed to respond where it chose.

US moves to scrap $300 million in aid to Pakistan

The US military plans to cancel $300 million in aid to Pakistan due to Islamabad’s lack of “decisive actions” in support of American strategy in the region, the Pentagon said Saturday.
[file] DR Congo president Joseph Kabila attends a joint press conference during the closing session of the French-speaking nations 'Francophonie' summit in Kinshasa on October 14, 2012. 2012. PHOTO/ ISSOUF SANOGO (Photo credit should read ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP/GettyImages)

11 killed, seven missing as tensions rise in DR Congo’s east

Ten people were burnt to death in ethnic attacks in DR Congo's volatile east and seven fishermen were missing Saturday in Lake Edward, where tensions have spiked with the Ugandan navy.

General Buratai: No Army collusion with bandits in Taraba killings

The investigative panel set up by the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai, on the alleged partisanship of the military while conducting operations to tackle security challenges across the country, following the outcry by the former Minister of Defence, Lt-Gen. Theophilus Danjuma, has submitted its report with a verdict that the claims of the former COAS were untrue.

Boko Haram: US urges Nigerian military to change tactics

Nigerian forces battling Boko Haram jihadists need a change of mindset to overcome an evolving guerrilla threat, US military officials said this week on the sidelines of an African security summit.

Social worker in court for allegedly parading as lieutenant-colonel

A 43-year-old social worker, Jacob Daniel, was on Thursday brought before a Kaduna Magistrates’ Court over alleged impersonation of an army officer.

Ethiopia installs new prime minister after widespread protests

Ethiopia's legislature has elected young and outspoken Abiy Ahmed as prime minister, amid hopes that he will be able to quell sustained anti-government protests in Africa's second most populous nation.

France pays tribute to victims of jihadist attack

Mourners packed a church in a rural French town rocked by a deadly Islamist attack for a Sunday service in tribute to the victims, who included a policeman hailed as a hero for offering himself in place of a hostage.

Syrian anti-aircraft downs Israeli fighter jet

An Israeli F-16 fighter jet has been shot down by Syrian anti-aircraft fire on a raid to destroy Iranian facilities allegedly responsible for launching a drone into Israel.

South Sudan govt beefs up security as ceasefire is repeatedly violated

The government of South Sudan has beefed up security in the capital, Juba, following a fresh bout of clashes between government troops and rebels, officials said on Friday.

Jerusalem tensions cast shadow over Holy Land Christmas

Palestinian scouts played drums and bagpipes at Christmas celebrations in Bethlehem on Sunday, but many tourists stayed away with tensions still simmering following Washington’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

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