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Suicide bomber kills nine civilians in Chad

Nine civilians died in western Chad after a female suicide bomber detonated her explosives in an area targeted in the past by Boko Haram insurgents, the army and officials said on Monday.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Troops arrest ‘arms dealer’ in Kaduna

Troops of 1 Division deployed in Operation Whirl Punch have arrested 50-year-old Ahmadu Mohammed, a suspected gun runner and recovered 10 locally-made rifles from him.

Saudi Arabia pays $500 million to US for troops protecting kingdom

The United States has received $500 million from Saudi Arabia to help cover the cost of American troops stationed in the kingdom, the CNN has reported quoting a U.S. official.
Sudan said Wednesday that two soldiers were killed as government forces crushed a rebellion launched by agents of the country's long-feared security agency against a restructuring plan.

Five killed as Sudan crushes revolt by security agents

Five people, including two soldiers, were killed as Sudanese troops crushed a rebellion launched by agents of the country's long-feared security agency against a restructuring plan, officials and medics said Wednesday.
In a statement on Friday, spokesperson for the Department of State, Ms Morgan Ortagus, said the U.S. would keep its troops in Iraq to continue the fight against ISIS.

US rejects request to withdraw troops from Iraq

The U.S. has expressed its desire to maintain its military presence in Iraq, in spite of a request by the Iraqi government for the withdrawal of American troops from the country.

One killed as bandits ambush NAF troops in Kaduna

Troops of the 271 Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Detachment, Birnin Gwari on Thursday, foiled an ambush laid for the troops by armed bandits at Ungwan Yako along the Kaduna-Birnin Gwari Road in Kaduna State.
The Nigerian Army has said that its troops have again successfully dislodged Boka Haram-Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists at Malam Fatori in Abadam Local Government Area of Borno.

Many dead as army, bandits clash in Katsina, kills many

Troops of the 17 Brigade of the Nigerian Army on the 7th of January 2020 decimated some bandits in Magama Jibia Local Government Area of Kastina state.
The Nigerian Army has said that its troops have again successfully dislodged Boka Haram-Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists at Malam Fatori in Abadam Local Government Area of Borno.

Nigerian Army confirms Boko Haram ambush on Theatre Commanders convoy

The Nigerian Army has confirmed an ambush by the Boko Haram terrorists on the convoy of the theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole (OPLD), Maj.-Gen. Olusegun Adeniyi, on Monday.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Extortion: Nigerian Army to investigate, punish erring personnel

The Nigerian Army Headquarters has promised to carry out thorough investigation into the allegation of extortion of commuters by its personnel in Borno with a view to sanctioning them.
President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington, Dec. 17, 2019. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington, Dec. 17, 2019.

Donald Trump threatens Iraq with sanctions if US troops are expelled

United States President, Donald Trump, has threatened severe sanctions against Iraq after its parliament asks the American troops to leave the country.
Chadian soldiers patrol in the Nigerian border town of Gamboru on Feb. 4, 2015

Boko Haram: Why Chad withdrew troops from Nigeria

The recent decision by Chad to withdraw its troops assisting Nigerian Soldiers in the fight against Boko Haram under the aegis of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MJTF) may not be unconnected with the closure of borders by the Federal Government.
Iraqi parliament

Qasem Soleimani’s death: Iraqi parliament demands US troop expulsion

Iraq’s parliament on Sunday urged the government to expel thousands of American troops from the country, stepping up pressure over the US killing of a top Iranian general in Baghdad. =
Troops of the Nigerian Army have rescued 461 Boko Haram captives and killed some insurgents during a raid and search operation between Jakana and Mainok area of Maiduguri-Damaturu Road in Borno state.

Nigerian Army kills terrorists, rescues 461 captives in Jakana

Troops of the Nigerian Army have rescued 461 Boko Haram captives and killed some insurgents during a raid and search operation between Jakana and Mainok area of Maiduguri-Damaturu Road in Borno state.
Iraq’s parliament is set to convene an extraordinary session, on Sunday, where lawmakers told Reuters they would push for a vote on a resolution requiring the government to request the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq.

Iraq parliament to convene amid calls to expel US troops

Iraq’s parliament is set to convene an extraordinary session, on Sunday, where lawmakers told Reuters they would push for a vote on a resolution requiring the government to request the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq.
Soldiers of the Chad Army upon their return after a months-long mission fighting Boko Haram in neighbouring Nigeria.

Boko Haram: Chadian troops pull out of Nigeria

About 1,200 troops from the neighbouring Chad were deployed to give combat support to Nigerian soldiers fighting Boko Haram in 2019. The deployment was part of a regional agreement by countries around the Lake Chad to combat insurgency, which surpassed 10 years in mid-2019.
Canadian Defense Minister Harjit Sajjan is reported to have said early Saturday that Canada temporarily suspended a Canada-commanding NATO training mission in Iraq.

Canada warns nationals not to travel to Middle East

Due to tensions generated by the U.S.’s assassination of Iranian top general, Qassem Soleimani, Canada on Saturday updated a travel advisory for its citizens travelling to the Middle East.
Two rockets Saturday hit Iraq’s Al-Balad air base, where US troops are stationed, while two mortars hit Baghdad’s Green Zone, a high-security enclave housing the US embassy, security sources said.

Missiles hit Iraq base housing US troops

Two rockets Saturday hit Iraq’s Al-Balad air base, where US troops are stationed, while two mortars hit Baghdad’s Green Zone, a high-security enclave housing the US embassy, security sources said.

NAF neutralises scores of insurgents in Sambisa forest

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says its Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has neutralised scores of Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) in the Sambisa Forest area of Borno.

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