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This two-day SITREP is the result of an overhaul to the site, and it has been a busy two days.....




 
SOUTH AMERICA

Venezuela

* Three small explosive devices were detonated in the capital, Caracas, near the Parliament building complex, but caused no injuries.

[Source (NOTE: In Spanish)]



AFRICA

Mali

* Al-Qaeda-linked group, the so-called "Emirate of the Sahara", claimed that it has kidnapped Swiss woman Beatrice Stockly in northern Mali, according to a video received by a news agency.

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Nigeria

* Two suspected female suicide bombers detonated their bombs inside a market in the mostly-Christian town of Chibok, in the northeastern state of Borno, leaving 8 people dead and over 30 others critically injured.

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Kenya

* Seven police officers patrolling the Boni Forest, located in the coastal region of Kiunga, in Lamu County died on Tuesday morning after their truck struck a landmine planted by al-Shabaab terrorists.

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Somalia

* Heavy fighting between al Shabaab and KDF erupted in Gedo region, in the southwest of Somalia once again, as Kenyan troops withdrew from El Adde on Tuesday. Militants ambushed a KDF convoy near Likoley village, after al-Shabaab killed nearly one hundred Kenyan soldiers in heavy fighting in the area on January 15.

[Source]

* The most senior Catholic in Somalia has cautioned the international community against complacency over the resurgence of Al-Shabaab after the country was left reeling by two terror attacks in a week by the Islamists extremists.

The al-Qaeda-linked militant group killed more than 20 people on Thursday (21 January) during an eight-hour siege at a popular beachfront restaurant and hotel in the Somali capital of Mogadishu. At least three explosions were heard during the attack that prime minister of Somalia, Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke, described as “barbaric”.

[Source]


Egypt

* A roadside bomb struck an armored personnel carrier in the turbulent north of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday, killing an army colonel and three soldiers, Egyptian security and health officials said. The officials said the blast just south of the coastal city of el-Arish wounded another 12 soldiers, several of whom were in critical condition. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.

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SOUTHWEST ASIA

Israel

* Israel's Public Utility Authority was attacked by one of the largest cyber assaults that the country has experienced, Minister of Infrastructure, Energy and Water Yuval Steinitz said on Tuesday.

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Syria

* A group of terrorists were surrounded and killed by Syrian Army troops and popular forces in one of the central neighborhoods of the besieged city of Dara'a.

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* Heavy fighting continues south of the city of Homs, where a double car bomb attack took place on the 26th, killing 22 and wounding over a hundred.

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* Syrian fighter-bombers, in two separate air raids on Tuesday, targeted militant positions near the border of Hama and Idlib provinces, inflicting major losses on the terrorists.

The militant groups' strongholds near the town of Tamanna in the southern part of Idlib province and in Kafr Zita, in the Northern territories of Hama province were heavily bombed by Syrian aircraft.

[Source]

* Meanwhile, Syrian Army and Air Force units continued to mop up ISIL and other militant holdouts in and around the northern city of Aleppo, as the relief of that region continues.

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* The Syrian army in fierce clashes in the Western countryside of Deir ez-Zur province destroyed a terrorist's vehicle rigged with explosives before it could reach a military position in the region. During fierce clashes with ISIL members in Baqaliyeh village in the Western countryside of Deir ez-Zur province, the Takfiri terrorists deployed the vehicle; however, the Syrian Army units managed to destroy the car before it could reach a military position on al-Ruwad hill in the village.

[Source]


Iraq

* It has been reported that the chief of ISIL Intelligence Official in al-Sharqat District, Abu Marwan al-Mosuli, was killed by an IED planted in his car.

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* A rash of suicide bomber attacks have reportedly killed at least four soldiers and wounded 10 more, in the western Anbar Province, according to officials, there.

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Turkey

* Three soldiers were killed during clashes with alleged militants from the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in the southeastern province of Diyarbakir on Wednesday, the Turkish General Staff announced, as it expanded a curfew in Diyarbakir City.

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Azerbaijan and Nagorno-Karabakh

* Reports claim that Azeri troops violated a ceasefire agreement along this volatile border, firing between 350 and 600 rounds from various weapons across the line.

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INDIAN SUBCONTINENT

Afghanistan

* Unidentified armed men shot dead four de-miners in Gereshk in southern Helmand province  on Wednesday, spokesman for provincial government, Omar Zawak said.

[Source]

* An Afghan policeman turned his weapon on fellow officers as they were sleeping in their quarters near a checkpoint in the country's south, killing 10, a provincial spokesman said Tuesday.

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* Ten militants have been killed as Afghan security forces launched massive operations against Taliban bastion in the northern Baghlan province on Tuesday, a local official said.

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* At least five people were killed when US military forces launched a fresh drone strike in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Nangarhar, today.

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Pakistan

* Four alleged militants were killed in a gun battle with the Frontier Corps, in Balochistan's  Winder area, of Lasbela district on Tuesday.

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* Police reported that a grenade attack on the home of the Balochistan irrigation minister, Nawab Changez Khan Marri, caused no casualties.

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India

* A guerrilla was killed on Tuesday in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district, police said.

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* In what is seen as a revenge killing, armed guerrillas of banned outfit CPI (Maoists) gunned down a junior police officer Girija Paswan in the Aurangabad district of Maharashta State.

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* Seven policemen were killed and six injured in an ambush by CPI (Maoist) in the Kala Pahar  area, in the jurisdiction of the Chhatarpur police station in the Palamu district of Jharkhand State on Wednesday evening.

[Source]

* Security forces on Wednesday shot dead three Maoists who had rewards out for their capture in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district.

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* A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) bomb squad has successfully dismantled two landmines planted on the road by Maoists in Hatamuniguda area in Rayagada district in Odisha.

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* A high alert has been sounded in Odisha after four men, presenting themselves as Iraqi nationals, disappeared when asked to produce their identity proof at a hotel in Bhubaneswar on Monday night, with police suspecting them to be terrorists.

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* A low-intensity blast occurred in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district on Tuesday but no one was injured, said a police official.

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SOUTHEAST ASIA

Thailand

* And finally, in a bizarre story, metropolitan police on Tuesday turned up knives, bullets and bomb-making materials when raided two Bangkok universities embroiled in a long-running and violent feud ahead of a Feb 1 anniversary celebration.

[Source]

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