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What to expect in the fight for Mosul

Washington, United States | AFP | The offensive to recapture Mosul from Islamic State jihadists has so far progressed faster than planners anticipated, but military experts fear the fighting could get tougher as US-backed Iraqi forces enter the city. Here is an overview of some factors determining the size and …

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Philippines, US hold war games after Duterte tirades

Manila, Philippines | AFP |  The Philippines and the United States launched war games on Tuesday against the backdrop of the unusual threat of American forces being ejected from the Southeast Asian nation, as its firebrand leader pivots to China. President Rodrigo Duterte has sustained a verbal assault on the …

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MP Kabaziguruka refuses to plead to Court Martial charges

Jailed Nakawa Municipality MP Michael Kabaziguruka has for the second time refused to plead to charges of treachery before the General Court Martial. The court Tuesday sent him back on remand and warned him over contempt of its orders. Despite rulings by both the Army and High court that he is properly charged before the …

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China flies military planes over strait near Japan

  Beijing, China | AFP | China has sent fighter planes for the first time over a strait near Japan, the two governments said Monday, after Tokyo announced it may patrol alongside the US in the disputed South China Sea. More than 40 Chinese military aircraft on Sunday traversed the …

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Nigeria says regional troops, Boko Haram clash near Lake Chad

Kano, Nigeria | AFP |  Nigeria’s military on Wednesday said regional troops had recaptured a town on the shores of Lake Chad from Boko Haram, but the Islamists claimed to have inflicted heavy casualties. Army spokesman Sani Usman said its troops and counterparts from the Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) …

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VIDEO: 216 desert, fear anti-terrorism Uganda police training

VIDEO: Combat police training, is a fundamental requirement of a police officer, but many are escaping the routine. The Uganda Police Force has threatened legal and disciplinary action against such offenders. The caution came during the passout of over 200 counter terrorism police officer at the Nakasongola, where half of the …

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Erdogan says Turkey will consider reinstating death penalty

Istanbul, Turkey | AFP | President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that Turkey would consider reinstating the death penalty after the attempted coup. “In democracies, decisions are made based on what the people say. I think our government will speak with the opposition and come to a decision,” he …

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