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10 March 2020 Military News

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  • Islamic State, Al-Qaida 'On the March' in Africa VOA 10 Mar 2020 -- Western-backed efforts to counter terror groups across Africa are falling short, increasing the chances one or more affiliates of Islamic State or al-Qaida could try to carve out their own caliphate on the continent, according to the latest assessment by a top U.S. commander.
  • Yemeni army forces, allies shoot down Saudi-led reconnaissance drone in Hudaydah Press TV 10 Mar 2020 -- Yemeni army forces, supported by allied fighters from Popular Committees, have intercepted and targeted an unmanned aerial vehicle belonging to the Saudi-led military coalition as it was flying in the skies over the country's western coastal province of Hudaydah.
  • Kazakh FM Says Syria Talks In Nur-Sultan Likely Postponed RFE/RL 10 Mar 2020 -- Kazakh Foreign Minister Mukhtar Tileuberdi says it's unlikely the so-called "Astana format" peace talks on Syria in the Kazakh capital will happen this month as planned.
  • Special Briefing With Ambassador James Jeffrey and Ambassador David Satterfield US Dept. of State 10 Mar 2020 -- Special Briefing by James F. Jeffrey, Special Representative for Syria Engagement and Special Envoy to the Global Coalition To Defeat ISIS, Ambassador David Satterfield, U.S. Ambassador to Turkey
  • Syrian army uncovers militant chemical weapons workshop in western Aleppo Press TV 10 Mar 2020 -- Syrian government forces have discovered a workshop in the western countryside of the country's embattled northwestern province of Aleppo, which foreign-sponsored Takfiri militants used to manufacture toxic chemical weapons for their attacks against army troops and civilians in government-controlled areas.
  • Syria Cease-fire Hangs by a Thread VOA 10 Mar 2020 -- The cease-fire agreement that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin reached for Syria's battered Idlib province was hanging by a thread Tuesday.
  • Turkey proposes running Syria oilfields jointly with Russia Press TV 10 Mar 2020 -- Turkey's president says he has proposed to his Russian counterpart that the two countries jointly operate the eastern Syrian oilfields, adding he could make the same offer to the United States, which is already implicated in stealing the Syrian crude.
  • Senior Hashd al-Sha'abi cmdr. killed, four aides wounded in Daesh attack in Iraq's Diyala Press TV 10 Mar 2020 -- Daesh Takfiri terrorists have killed a senior commander of the Popular Mobilization Units in Iraq's eastern province of Diyala as government troops and allied fighters are engaged in joint counter-terrorism operations across the crisis-hit Arab country to flush out the last remnants of the extremist outfit.
  • No military solution to Libyan conflict: Germany's Merkel Press TV 10 Mar 2020 -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel says there is no military solution to the conflict in war-torn Libya, stressing that an immediate ceasefire is necessary for a political process to continue.
  • Egypt, UAE establish Libyan naval commando unit to fight Turkey Press TV 10 Mar 2020 -- Backed by the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Egypt has reportedly set up a special naval operations force made up of Libyan commandos, which is tasked with targeting Turkish naval interests off Libyan coasts.
  • Two Civilians Killed as Myanmar Army Hits Chin State Village With Air Strikes Radio Free Asia 10 Mar 2020 -- Heavy artillery fired during airstrikes killed two civilians and injured four others in a village in western Myanmar's Chin state on Monday, where government forces are fighting the rebel Arakan Army, a resident and a military spokesman said.
  • UN Investigator Wants Myanmar Brought Before International Criminal Court VOA 10 Mar 2020 -- A U.N. investigator is calling for Myanmar to be referred to the International Criminal Court and tried for alleged international crimes, including the persecution of ethnic minorities that have forced millions to flee, fearing for their lives. The investigator has submitted a report on Myanmar to the U.N. Human Rights Council.
  • Abkhazia Election Back On Track After Race Tainted By 'Poisoning' RFE/RL 10 Mar 2020 -- Abkhazia's electoral race appears to be back on track after a poison scare, violent street protests, and repeated delays that have underscored the volatility of politics in the Russia-backed breakaway region on Georgia's Black Sea coast.
  • Attack in Cameroon by Anglophone Separatists Sows Panic VOA 10 Mar 2020 -- There is an uneasy calm in Cameroon's French-speaking towns and villages that share a border with the English-speaking regions after separatist fighters supporting the creation of an English-speaking state crossed into the French-speaking regions last weekend, killed government troops and left with huge consignments of weapons and ammunitions. Civilians say they are not sure the military can protect them from the wrath of the separatists as the government claims.

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