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Bushfires distracting Australian troops from training for war – Rick Burr

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The head of the Australian Army has warned that the nation's combat capabilities will suffer if troops are repeatedly deployed to fight bushfires. ...
Somalia

Uganda to withdrawal more troops from Somalia

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The Ugandan military on Sunday said it will start the second phase of withdrawing its peacekeeping troops deployed in Somalia by the end of...
AMISOM

AMISOM to cut 1,000 troops from Somalia by February despite recent attacks

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The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) military commanders have resolved to cut another 1,000 troops from the regional peacekeeping force despite increased attacks...
Mali

AU reiterates resolve to support Somalia’s peace, security efforts amid ongoing drawdown of troops

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The African Union (AU) has reiterated its resolve to support Somalia's peace and security sector efforts towards ensuring stability amid the ongoing drawdown of...
AMISOM

Uganda plans to deploy more troops to secure Somalia

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Uganda plans to deploy more police personnel to serve under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) Formed Police Unit, a senior police officer...
AMISOM

AU lauds Ethiopian troops for opening main supply routes, clearing explosives

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The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has praised Ethiopian troops for clearing improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and opening main supply routes to facilitate...
troops

Nigerian Troops Fend Off Boko Haram Attacks

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Nigerian troops repelled a late Monday night attack by suspected Boko Haram insurgents on Kirchinga and Shuwa villages in northeast Adamawa state, an official...

Pentagon to deploy more troops to the U.S-Mexico Border

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The Pentagon announced Sunday that it is deploying 3,750 more active-duty troops to the U.S.-Mexico border for three months to support border agents. The...
AMISOM

AU withdraw 1,000 troops from HirShabelle this February

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The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) said it is expected to draw down soldiers by 1,000 this month in Somalia's HirShabelle State, where...

My Monguno Experience And Odyssey To Our Troops 

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By Okanga Agila  Life teaches us some prime lessons, which influence our skills of appreciation every day. We are often told, after dusk, comes dawn...
unmiss

UN redeploys more troops to protect South Sudanese civilians in troubled region

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The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) said on Thursday it was rapidly redeploying about 150 peacekeepers to the volatile Unity region to boost...
Nigerian army

Federal Troops slay 15 Boko Haram Fighters

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Nigerian army late Wednesday confirmed 15 Boko Haram fighters killed in separate clearance operations by troops in the northeastern state of Borno and the...
Soldier

Nigerian soldiers liberate 1,000 captives of Boko Haram

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Nigerian troops in the northeastern state of Borno have rescued 1,000 more people held hostage by terror group Boko Haram, the army said on...
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Two Palestinians gunned down by Israeli troops

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Israel's army said troops shot dead two Palestinians while they were crossing the fence from the besieged Gaza Strip to Israel on Sunday afternoon. The...
Cambodian peacekeepers prepare to leave for Mali and South Sudan, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, April 7, 2015. Cambodia sent 461 military personnel on Tuesday, including 29 females, to join a United Nations peacekeeping mission in the conflict-torn West African nations of Mali and South Sudan. (Xinhua/Sovannara)

Cambodia devotes 428 troops to UN peacekeeping missions

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Cambodia on Thursday dispatched 428 peacekeepers, including 24 females, to join United Nations peacekeeping missions in the African nations of Mali and South Sudan. The...
A soldier is patrolling on Beishuang Island in China’s southeastern coastal area on February 14, 2018. (Photo from 81.cn, the website of the People’s Liberation Army)

China Downsizes Its Army to 300,000 Troops

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China has basically completed its mission of reducing the armed forces by 300,000 troops, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Monday when delivering a...
South-Sudan-Army

Somali army troops train to enhance combat skills

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Some 105 Somali National Army (SNA) troops have concluded infantry training on combat skills in built-up areas and landmine clearance as part of efforts...

Pakistan training was necessary for empowering the military

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The Nigerian Military on Friday said troops who had recently trained in Pakistan were sent as part of the country’s effort to build its...
troops

Germany decides to withdraw troops from Turkey’s Incirlik base amid political tensions

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Germany readies withdrawal of its military installations in Turkey over a dispute about the latter's blocking of German parliamentarians' access to its soldiers in...
South Sudan

Rebels point fingers at South Sudanese army of 16 civilians

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South Sudanese rebels (SPLA-IO) on Wednesday blamed the killings of over 16 civilians on Monday in the border town of Pajok on government troops...
troops

Uganda sends troops to Equatorial Guinea for capacity building

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The Ugandan military has sent a team of 100 officers to Equatorial Guinea to help build capacity and professionalization of the west African nation's...
Haider al-Abadi

Iraqi PM orders probe into abuses by troops in Mosul

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Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Monday ordered an investigation into allegations of violations of human rights reportedly committed by government troops and allied paramilitary...

Gambia Political Crisis: MP Says Nana Addo Wrong in Sending Troops

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The Member of Parliament for the Adaklu constituency, Kwame Agbodza, believes President Nana Akufo-Addo should have sought legislative approval before involving Ghanaian troops in...

Senegalese Troops Enter Gambia to Smoke Out Jammeh

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Senegalese troops have entered The Gambia to ensure Adama Barrow assumes power as the country’s new president, a Senegalese army spokesman has said. It comes...
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Nigeria announces deployment of troops to Gambia

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The Nigerian government Wednesday deployed troops and fighter jets to Gambia, as part of the Economic Community of West Africa (ECOWAS) mandate to enforce...

ECOWAS, 205 Ghanaian Troops in Gambia to Seize Jammeh

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About 205 Ghanaian soldiers have been deployed to  the Gambia to augment a contingent from other West African countries to capture Yahya Jammeh whose...
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ECOWAS Troops Move into Gambia Securing State House

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Troops from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have entered The Gambia without any resistance from the country’s military. The troops have secured...

Gambian Crisis: Senegal Send Troops to Gambia Border

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Senegalese troops have been seen moving towards the Gambian border in a show of force to pressure President Yahya Jammeh to stand down. Senegal gave...

11 militants killed, 2 soldiers wounded in Philippines clashes

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Marine Col. Edgard Arevalo said in a statement that five other Maute members were also wounded in the clashes that broke out around 9...
Somalia

AU troops kill 6 Al-Shabaab militants, seize location in S Somalia

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AMISOM force spokesperson Joe Kibet told Xinhua by phone that the joint forces took the Bula-Gadud location and recovered weapons during the operation in...