Category: soldiers

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Somalia disbands UAE programme to pay and enlighten infantrymen

Somalia has disbanded a United Arab Emirates programme to train some of its troops in a new sign of rising tensions in bilateral relations. The Somali government announced on Wednesday that it will take over paying and training the soldiers in the programme, Defence Minister Mohamed Mursal Abdirahman told Somalia’s state news agency Sonna. “Somalia…

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Rohingya rebels ambush Myanmar soldiers

Rohingya rebels attacked an army truck in Myanmar’s restive Rakhine state and wounded five soldiers, state media said. A spokesman for the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) claimed responsibility for the ambush on Friday. “A vehicle … was attacked by 20 insurgents from the mountain using homemade mines and small arms,” the government said, adding…

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UN peacekeepers, Congolese troopers die in DRC assault

At least 14 UN peacekeepers and five Congolese air force members have been killed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in the “worst attack in recent history”, according to the UN. The UN said that at least 53 peacekeepers were also injured in the attack in North Kivu on Thursday night.   “I condemn this attack…

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Bangladesh mutiny case: 139 infantrymen to face gallows

Dhaka, Bangladesh – In what observers have dubbed Bangladesh’s “biggest-ever criminal case”, 139 mutineers of a defunct paramilitary force were sent to gallows by the country’s High Court (HC) on Monday. Life sentences for another 146 people were also upheld by the court in the capital Dhaka. The mass convictions have been criticised by rights…