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Two senior Gulf commanders killed in Yemen – media

DUBAI Two senior army commanders from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were killed along with two Saudi soldiers in Yemen as fighting with a Houthi militia flared prior to Tuesday’s expected peace talks, state media reported on Monday.

Sultan Mohammed Ali al-Kitbi, an Emirati officer, was killed near Taiz, state news agency WAM reported on Monday. Photographs of Abdullah al-Sahian, a best Saudi officer, had been displayed by Saudi-owned al-Arabiya al-Hadath channel on Monday alongside Muslim verses of mourning.

The Houthi militia stated through its personal media outlet that the two had been killed in a rocket attack on the Red Sea coast. The militia, alongside forces loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, has been battling fighters backed by Gulf states.

The Houthis and Saleh’s former political celebration, the Basic People’s Congress, are sending representatives to Switzerland on Tuesday for talks with Yemen’s internationally recognized government under President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

A seven-day renewable ceasefire is scheduled to come into effect on Monday to coincide with the talks. Two preceding attempts at ceasefires, in May and July, were followed by accusations of breaches by each sides.

Saudi Arabia led an Arab coalition in a military campaign from late March to quit the Houthis, allies of Riyadh’s principal regional foe Iran, from taking total manage of Yemen right after they had sophisticated south final year, seizing the capital Sanaa.

The campaign has succeeded in retaking the southern port of Aden and the northeastern city of Marib but has failed to oust the Houthis from Taiz or end attacks on the Saudi border that have killed scores of the kingdom’s soldiers.

Beyond the primary theater of conflict, al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has seized handle of considerably of the province of Hadramawt and Gulf-backed forces have failed to avoid attacks in locations they handle by Yemen’s wing of Islamic State.

Western nations that back Saudi Arabia say they are increasingly alarmed at the humanitarian expense of the war, in which more than five,000 folks have been killed, including far more than 2,000 civilians. It has also pushed Yemen to the brink of famine.

(Reporting by Mohammed Ghobari Writing by Angus McDowall Editing by Paul Tait)

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China says senior Uighur official killed during raid in unruly Xinjiang

BEIJING A senior ethnic Uighur security official was killed in a police raid on a “nest of terrorists”, Chinese state media reported, providing specifics on a previously unannounced operation in the violence-prone far western region of Xinjiang.

Hundreds of individuals have been killed in the previous couple of years in the region which is property to the mostly Muslim Uighur individuals in violence blamed by the government on Islamist militants seeking an independent state called East Turkestan.

The official People’s Everyday, in a report late on Saturday, named the dead official as Maimaitijiang Tuohuniyazi, a deputy head of public security in Aksu, a vast element of western Xinjiang that borders Kyrgyzstan.

It said domestic safety chief Meng Jianzhu, who is currently in Xinjiang’s capital Urumqi, supplied condolences to Tuohuniyazi’s widow, praising him as a brave and selfless man.

“In order to rescue a herder who had been kidnapped by terrorists, he threw himself into the breach, charged into the nest of terrorists and however heroically sacrificed himself,” the paper mentioned, with no giving other details.

At least 16 people, like five police officers, were killed in an attack at a colliery in Aksu in September. Chinese safety forces later said they had killed 28 “terrorists” involved in that attack.

The newspaper mentioned Meng took element in an award ceremony for these involved in tracking down the coal mine attackers.

Meng stated that more than the past year, security solutions had “clear successes” in cracking down on terrorism, and had succeeded in stopping “far more than 98 %” of terror plots in the organizing stage. He gave no specifics.

China’s battle against the violence in Xinjiang has been hampered by poor intelligence in a element of the country where few officials realize the Uighur language or Islam and the government has had difficulty recruiting Uighur operatives, diplomats and specialists say.

Meng has previously said the government required to boost its intelligence gathering and intelligence sharing amongst different departments it if wanted to better deal with the threat of terrorism, a rare admission of the problems it faces.

Rights groups and exiles say the violence in Xinjiang stems much more from widespread Uighur resentment at Chinese controls on their religion and culture rather than the action of a nicely-organized militant group.

China strongly denies abusing human rights in Xinjiang, and says it is facing a determined campaign from Islamist radicals and separatists.

(Reporting by Ben Blanchard Editing by Miral Fahmy)

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Burundi military internet sites attacked, 12 insurgents killed

NAIROBI Gunmen attacked military sites in Burundi’s capital on Friday and 12 of the assailants have been killed although 20 have been arrested following heavy fighting, the army stated.

Soldiers told Reuters at least five of their quantity had been also killed, but an official army spokesman said they have been only wounded in the latest flare-up in a nation that Western powers worry might be sliding back into ethnic conflict.

The sound of firing echoed across the capital Bujumbura throughout Friday following heavy gunfire and blasts erupted in the early hours. Residents said streets had been empty and police have been out in force at a time when men and women typically head to work.

The outbreak of violence, the worst considering that a failed coup in Might, is unnerving for a region that remains volatile two decades after the genocide in neighboring Rwanda.

The U.N. Safety Council was briefed on the developments in Burundi late on Friday. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Energy, who is president of the council for December, stated the 15-member body was ready to take into account “further measures.”

“The members of the Security Council demand that all armed groups place aside their arms and cease all forms of destabilizing activities in order to finish the cycle of violence and retaliation,” Power told reporters.

Until now, battle lines in Burundi’s crisis have followed the political divide. But Western powers and regional nations fear old ethnic rifts could reopen.

The United States stated it was concerned by the fighting and the African Union referred to as for dialogue.

The United States named for the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva to hold a specific session on Burundi next Thursday. The contact got the needed backing of 1-third of the body’s 47 members so the session will go ahead, the United Nations stated.

Burundi’s 12-year civil war, which ended in 2005, had pitted rebel groups of the Hutu majority, like 1 led by existing President Pierre Nkurunziza, against what was then an army led by the Tutsi minority. Rwanda has the same ethnic mix.

Evening-time gunfire and sporadic blasts have become typical in Bujumbura in the course of a crisis set off in April by Nkurunziza’s bid for a third term, which opponents – frequently recognized as ‘Sindumuja’ – said violated a deal that ended the civil war. Nkurunziza won a disputed election in July.

But residents stated Friday’s flare-up was considerably a lot more intense.

“Sindumuja attempted to attack military camps but they failed,” presidential media adviser Willy Nyamitwe wrote on Twitter, describing the raids as “a diversion” to attempt to free of charge prisoners.

“Predicament is returning to normal as firearms are seized, numerous Sindumuja assailants killed or arrested,” he wrote.


Army spokesman Gaspard Baratuza told state radio 12 of the insurgents have been killed and 20 were detained after attempting to storm military bases to seize weapons. He said 5 soldiers were wounded. “The scenario has now normalized,” he added.

Earlier, a soldier who had spoken to colleagues inside a base in Bujumbura’s northern Ngagara district told Reuters at least two soldiers had been killed. An officer at internet sites in the south of the city mentioned 3 soldiers have been killed in these locations.

The soldiers asked not to be identified.

Kenya Airways, RwandAir and Ethiopian Airlines all canceled their flights to Burundi. The Kenyan carrier mentioned there were no personnel to enable them to fly. But Nyamitwe said the airport was nevertheless open despite the cancellations.

Burundi’s political crisis led to the failed coup in May possibly. One particular of the generals behind that attempt stated in July the group nevertheless aimed to topple the president. Other plotters were caught and are due to face trial in the town of Gitega from Dec. 14.

Specialists voiced fears that the army, which was restructured following the civil war to include both expert troops and rebel fighters, may well fracture, igniting a broader conflict.

A deputy presidential spokesman wrote on Twitter that the cabinet was meeting as scheduled on Monday and would discuss the 2016 budget, but not the thought of declaring a state of emergency. He said the aim of the “armed gang” was to totally free prisoners.

Alongside the raid on Ngagara camp, two southern web sites have been attacked – ISCAM, which is a larger institute for officers, and a camp next to it, identified as BASE, soldiers said. Muha camp nearby was not a target regardless of earlier reports, they mentioned.

In the attacks on southern websites, a soldier stated the assailants, some of them wearing military uniforms, very first targeted a police station close to ISCAM. At the exact same time, the attackers launched an assault on BASE, said the soldier.

(Added reporting by Clement Uwiringiyimana in Kigali, Aaron Maasho in Addis Ababa and Edith Honan in Nairobi, and Tom Miles in Geneva, Michelle Nichols at the United Nations Writing by Edmund Blair Editing by Tom Heneghan and Ken Wills)

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Syrian Kurdish YPG spokesman says 50-60 killed in truck bomb attack

BEIRUT A spokesman for the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia stated the death toll from a triple truck bomb attack in a town in northeastern Syria on Friday had risen to 50 to 60 people, with much more than 80 others wounded.

One of the blasts occurred outside a hospital, an additional at a marketplace and the third in a residential area in the YPG-controlled town of Tel Tamer, Redur Xelil mentioned by means of Web messaging service.

A statement on the website of Kurdish security force Asayish blamed the attack on Islamic State. The town is in the mostly Kurdish-controlled province of Hasaka.

(Reporting by Tom Perry and John Davison Editing by Hugh Lawson)

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3 Islamic State leaders killed in recent strikes: U.S. military

WASHINGTON The U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria has killed the group’s finance minister and two other senior leaders in air strikes in current weeks, a U.S. military spokesman said on Thursday.

Army Colonel Steve Warren told a Pentagon briefing coalition strikes had killed Abu Salah, Islamic State’s economic minister, in late November.

“He was 1 of the most senior and seasoned members of ISIL’s monetary network and he was a legacy Al Qaeda member,” Warren said.

Warren stated Salah was the third member of the finance network who had been killed in as numerous months.

“Killing him and his predecessors exhausts the understanding and talent required to coordinate funding inside the organization,” Warren added.

According to a Brooking Institute report, Abu Salah’s true name is Muafaq Mustafa Mohammed al- Karmoush.

Warren stated a senior leader responsible for coordinating the group’s extortion activities and an additional leader who acted as an executive officer had also been killed.

The Islamic State, which the United States calls the wealthiest militant group of its sort in history, has a quantity of income streams.

It has built up what amounts to a “sturdy and resilient financial portfolio,” funded by oil sales, extortion, and sales of antiquities, mentioned Thomas Sanderson, an professional on terrorism at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Lately, U.S. defense officials estimated that Islamic State was earning about $ 47 million per month from oil sales prior to October.

That very same month, the Pentagon began an operation recognized as “Tidal Wave II” targeting Islamic State’s oil income.

Warren stated it was too early to inform what the impact of the strikes had been and that it was similar to a boxing match.

“You function the body in (the) early rounds and perhaps you will not get a knockout from those early round body shots, but several rounds later you are going to see your… opponents knees start to get weak … and now he’s beginning to get set up for the knockout,” Warren mentioned.

(Reporting by Idrees Ali and David Alexander Editing by Tom Brown)

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Ukraine says breaks up armed insurgent group in Kiev, two killed

KIEV Ukraine’s safety service stated on Thursday it had broken up an armed insurgent group that operated out of Kiev and other major Ukrainian cities and that two folks had been killed for the duration of the operation.

The SBU security service detained two Russian and three Ukrainian citizens soon after a shootout in which a unique forces officer and a Russian member of the armed group had been killed, spokeswoman Olena Gitlyanska said on Facebook.

“Just in 1 location in the capital we located eight homemade explosive devices, 4 kilograms of TNT, automatic weapons, about forty hand grenades and two,000 cartridges,” Gitlyanska stated.

Kiev has repeatedly accused Moscow of supporting pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine and of attempting to destabilize other Ukrainian regions.

The United Nations said this week that arms and fighters have been nevertheless pouring into rebel-held places of eastern Ukraine from Russia and that the death toll from 20 months of fighting now exceeded 9,100.

(Reporting by Pavel Polityuk Editing by Gareth Jones)

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Fifty Afghan safety forces, civilians killed in airport siege

KABUL The last of 11 Taliban insurgents who infiltrated Kandahar airport was killed late on Wednesday, far more than 24 hours following the attack was launched, the Defense Ministry stated, with the death toll amongst civilians and safety forces rising to 50.

The attack on 1 of the biggest air bases in Afghanistan coincided with a regional peace conference in Pakistan where President Ashraf Ghani asked Pakistan to support restart peace talks with the Taliban that were broken off earlier this year.

The ministry said operations against the attackers, who took up position in a part of the complicated used for accommodation, had proceeded slowly to limit the quantity of civilian casualties.

In all, 38 civilians, ten soldiers and two police officers have been killed in the fighting, although 37 safety forces and civilians have been wounded.

No casualties had been reported amongst the thousands of international military and contractors based at the heavily fortified site.

(Reporting by Hamid Shalizi Editing by Nick Macfie)

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Yemen’s Aden governor killed in suicide auto bombing: sources

ADEN The governor of Yemen’s Aden province Jaafar Mohammed Saad was killed on Sunday when a suicide bomber rammed his auto into the governor’s convoy in the western component of Aden city, residents and a regional official mentioned.

They mentioned at least six of his entourage also died in the attack, which occurred although the governor was heading to function. Numerous other individuals had been also wounded in the bombing.

The sources had earlier mentioned attackers had employed rocket-propelled grenades to target Saad.

No one quickly claimed responsibility for the attack, but Islamist militants are operating in the city, 4 months soon after supporters of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi and a mostly Gulf Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia drove Iran-allied Houthi fighters from Aden, Yemen’s second largest city.

Saad, a former common in the army of the former southern Yemen ahead of the Marxist state merged with northern Yemen in 1990, was appointed governor in October.

Hadi returned to Aden from Saudi Arabia final month, almost eight months following he fled to escape the Houthi advance. He has been attempting to shore up security in the city and oversee fighting against the Houthis in the province of Taiz, north of Aden.

(Reporting by Mohammed Mukhashaf and Mohammed Ghobari, writing by Sami Aboudi Editing by Dominic Evans)

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Chad says 15 citizens killed in Lake Chad bombings

DAKAR Fifteen men and women were killed and 130 injured in a series of suicide attacks on Lake Chad’s Koulfoua island involving 4 bombers, Chad’s state Television stated on Saturday.

“The provisional death toll is 19 dead, like the 4 kamikazes, and 130 injured,” the short statement stated.

The death toll given earlier in the day by safety sources was greater at around 30.

(Reporting by Emma Farge Editing by Richard Balmforth)

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3 killed in Lebanon as militant blows himself up during raid: security sources

BEIRUT A suspected Islamist militant and two members of his loved ones were killed in northern Lebanon on Saturday, soon after the man blew himself up for the duration of an army raid on his home, safety and healthcare sources stated.

It was the newest in a series of arrest raids across the nation since two suicide bomb blasts claimed by Islamic State killed 44 individuals in a crowded industrial and residential area of Beirut final month.

The raid took location in the town of Deir Ammar, northeast of the city of Tripoli. The explosion killed the wife and mother of the suspect, who was named as Mohammed Hamzeh, a safety source said.

At least ten other folks have been wounded, including four security personnel. A security source mentioned Hamzeh was part of a group that had pledged allegiance to Islamic State.

A Lebanese court charged 26 men and women final week with belonging to Islamic State, 23 of whom have been directly linked to the Beirut bombings, which targeted a Shi’ite Muslim suburb.

The Syrian civil war across the border has spilled more than into its smaller sized neighbor on a number of occasions, with Sunni extremist bombings against Shi’ites, clashes in between gunmen who support opposing sides in Syria, as properly as amongst the army and Islamists.

Al Qaeda’s Syria wing on Tuesday freed 16 Lebanese safety personnel it had held given that August 2014 soon after it and Islamic State briefly overran the border town of Arsal, in return for the release of jailed Islamists.

(Reporting by Nazih Siddiq and John Davison Editing by Susan Fenton)

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