Telegram channel "Rybar" talks about events, that happened in African countries over the past week.
Novyu 10 September, a unit of the 14th mixed regiment was ambushed by militants of one of the radical Islamic groups on the road between the cities of Jibo and Gaskinde in the north of the country. Four soldiers were killed in the clash, three more were injured.
#BurkinaFaso: Army unit of the recently established 14th Inter-Arms Regiment (RIA) ambushed late last night between Gaskindé and Djibo, #Soum, 4 soldiers killed and 3 wounded pic.twitter.com/LdLe1bhpbs
- MENASTREAM (@MENASTREAM) September 11, 2020
Democratic Republic of the Congo (WRC)
In the east of the country, the rebel group ADF ("Allied Democratic Forces") carried out two attacks on settlements in Ituri province. During the attack 9 September were killed 23 man, and a day later, more victims became 35 human. The gunmen also kidnapped 17 civilians. According to the head of the civil rights group, Gili Gotabo, three village heads died.
The Ituri province’s interior minister Adjio Gidi says 58 people were killed in the region in the past week. https://t.co/yXWX8mGz7N
— Rappler (@rapplerdotcom) September 12, 2020
Locals say, that people were killed with all weapons that came to hand, including cold. The search for the attacking militants is hampered by dense forests, which covers the province of Ituri.
The ADF is one of the many armed factions, operating in eastern DRC. FROM 2014 years ADF was involved in the deaths of more than 1000 civilians. Due to the low transport accessibility and wooded area, the group has set up a whole network of camps in the region and, in fact, is a quasi-state with authorities and social services..
Night 9 September terrorists of the "Islamic State" 1 (IG1; It banned in Russia) attacked Olumba village in Makomiya district of Kabu Delgado province. Most of the population managed to leave the village before, how the terrorists entered it. Shooting was heard on the outskirts of the village, the militants burned down several houses and administrative buildings. No data on civilian casualties.
Emerging Reports: During the night of 08/09 Sept: Insurgents attacks the village of Olumba/Olumbua (Macomia), with houses burned and baracas raided. Most people left Olumba prior to the attack, leaving few people behind. Casualties, if any, not yet reported pic.twitter.com/8WuDBQq8un
— Jasmine Opperman (@Jasminechic00) September 9, 2020
Judicial authorities of the province of Cabo Delgado acquitted 131 of 251 detained, suspected terrorists. The reason is the complete lack of evidence of their connection with the militants.. More than half of the suspects not only were not involved in IS, but also spent some time in Mozambican prisons, where unsanitary conditions and terrible living conditions are only a small part of the trouble, the prisoners have to face.
131defendants accused of participating in insurgency attacks were acquitted for insufficient evidence. Another 120 defendants have already been convicted.https://t.co/df9FIdQlf3 pic.twitter.com/ES3v01mcQv
— Jasmine Opperman (@Jasminechic00) September 8, 2020
One of the reasons for the growing number of IS supporters in the Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado is the clumsy work of the security forces with the local population.. The practice of mass detention of residents on suspicion of terrorism is widespread, they are immediately sent to prisons without trial.
In a recent article, the human rights organization Amnesty International spoke about the peculiarities of the work of security forces with detainees. Four footage of soldiers and rapid reaction police officers (THE BRIDGE) severely beaten, maim and execute prisoners. the, that some of the victims may have been arrested by mistake and are not affiliated with Islamic State terrorists, Mozambican security officials do not care.
Mozambique: Torture by security forces in gruesome videos must be investigated https://t.co/gFxiiZfQXM
— AmnestySouthernAfrica (@AmnestySARO) September 9, 2020
As a result, some of the former prisoners join the militants, who, after the experience, look more attractive than the Mozambican security forces and state structures.
7 September, the Al-Shabab group (associated with the banned in the Russian Federation "Al-Qaeda" 1) announced the explosion of a car bomb in the village of Jana Abdallah near the city of Kismayo in the south of the country and the subsequent shelling of pro-government forces. The militants claimed, that the victims of the terrorist attack were four American and 16 Somali military.
BREAKING: #AlShabaab claims to have killed 4 #American soldiers and 16 #US-trained Somali troops following today’s car bomb explosion at Jana Abdalla village near #Kismayo, #Somalia. No comment from #US or #Somali Govt so far. https://t.co/X7POQNRi7R
— Morad News (@MoradNews) September 7, 2020
Africa Command US Armed Forces (AFRICOM) confirmed the explosion information, however, denied the data on the deaths of their servicemen: according to Americans, one soldier received a non-life-threatening minor injury. AFRICOM also stated, that at least one Al-Shabab fighter was killed during the clash.
NEWS: The following statement is attributed to @usairforce Col. Chris Karns, director of public affairs:https://t.co/maEU6spU5o pic.twitter.com/t84QyrHM0F
— US AFRICOM (@USAfricaCommand) September 8, 2020
Two days later, militants attacked the same village of Jana Abdallah, forcing pro-government units and American specialists to leave the village.
BREAKING: #AlShabaab fighters retake the strategic village of Jana Abdalle, 60km NW of #Kismayo city, after #American and #Somali troops withdrew this afternoon following deadly attacks in the past 2 days incl car bomb attack. Allied forces retreated towards Kismayo – Witnesses. pic.twitter.com/XR6BCRfk72
— Morad News (@MoradNews) September 9, 2020
8 September, the Al-Shabab group captured the city of Balad north of the capital Mogadishu. Militants occupied administrative buildings and released detainees from police stations. After a while, government troops regained control of the city..
Update: Residents in Bal’ad say Al-Shabaab entered the town early this morning. The militants raided the HQs of the local govt, and other key locations. Security forces retook the town and are removing explosives left behind by the militants. Exact casualties not yet known. https://t.co/UMJv1D63vW
- Harun Maruf (@HarunMaruf) September 8, 2020
On the same day, near the Kenyan border town of Mandera, a powerful explosion occurred on the route of a joint convoy of Somalia and Kenya units. Al-Shabab group claimed responsibility for terrorist attack: according to militants, victims were six Kenyan and Somali military personnel.
Heavy IED explosions target #KDF and #Somalia govt forces traveling between Finow & Sheekh Barrow in the outskirt of #Mandera town, NE #Kenya. #AlShabaab claims responsibility of the explosion and says 6 Kenyan and Somali troops killed in the attack.https://t.co/8uJRuLLj7C pic.twitter.com/MgxDJOBbAW
— Mogadishu Update (@ Magdashi3) September 8, 2020
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