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Goalkeeper turned rebel fighter dies in northwest Syria

Binnish, Syria | AFP |  A Syrian goalkeeper turned rebel fighter who starred in an award-winning documentary died Saturday of wounds sustained fighting regime forces in northwestern Syria, his faction said. Abdel-Basset al-Sarout, 27, was among dozens of fighters killed since Thursday in clashes on the edges of the Idlib region. …

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M23: Congo ex-rebels head home from Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | AFP |  Uganda’s government on Tuesday repatriated 70 Congolese ex-rebels and their families, who had volunteered to return home five years after they were defeated, the foreign ministry said. The 70 ex-soldiers, as well as 10 family members, had all been members of a rebel group called …

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Chad president says rebel convoy ‘destroyed’

N’Djamena, Chad | AFP | Chadian President Idriss Deby on Thursday said a column of rebels which had sought to cross into the country from Libya had been “destroyed” in a series of strikes carried out by French warplanes. The French military has said Mirage 2000 jets struck an armed convoy …

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DR Congo seeks UN help against Rwanda rebels on border

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | DR Congo’s government has asked its UN peacekeeping mission for help against Rwandan rebels planning operations against Rwanda from inside Congolese territory, the UN said on Wednesday. Leila Zerrougui, chief of the UN mission known as MONUSCO, said Kinshasa asked in a letter for …

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Bashir vows to bring peace as demos called in war zones

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | President Omar al-Bashir vowed Monday to bring peace in the state of South Kordofan where Sudanese forces are fighting rebels, as protesters planned to hold anti-government rallies in the country’s conflict zones. Deadly protests triggered by a government decision to raise the price of bread have rocked the east African …

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Colombian ELN rebels announce Christmas ceasefire

Bogota, Colombia | AFP | Colombia’s ELN Marxist guerrilla group announced Monday a Christmas ceasefire as peace talks with the country’s government have been on hold since August. Such moves by the ELN are common this time of year and the group said it was granting a unilateral truce “at …

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Nine suspected FARC dissidents killed in Colombia military operation

Bogota, Colombia | AFP | Nine suspected FARC dissidents were killed Monday in a military operation in southern Colombia, the defense ministry said. The operation was carried out in the municipality of Calamar, in the southern central department of Guaviare, the ministry said on Twitter. Defense minister Luis Carlos Villegas …

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