Islamist Militants Killed Nigerian Soldiers; Assad, Russia and US Committed War Crimes in Syria
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Islamists kill nine soldiers in northeast Nigeria -sources
Islamist militants killed nine Nigerian soldiers in an attack on a military base in the northeast of the country, three soldiers and an official from a security agency said on Wednesday.
A decade-long insurgency in the northeast, started by Islamist group Boko Haram in 2009, has claimed more than 30,000 lives. A breakaway faction that pledges allegiance to Islamic State has become the dominant group in the insurgency, carrying out attacks on military bases over the past year.
The soldiers and security officer, all of whom spoke on condition of anonymity, said Islamist militants attacked troops on Tuesday at a military base in Gudumbali – a town in Borno, the state worst hit by the insurgency.
They said nine soldiers were killed in the attack and 27 were missing.
“We repelled the attack,” said Nigerian Army spokesman Sagir Musa. He said he was not aware of any soldiers being killed or having gone missing.
United Nations: Assad regime, Russia and US committed war crimes in Syria
The United Nations has accused several parties of committing war crimes in Syria, most notably the Syrian regime, Russia, and the United States.
UN investigators said, Wednesday, that the airstrikes carried out by the US-led coalition in Syria resulted in killing and injuring many civilians, pointing out that precautions have been ignored and war crimes may have been committed.
According to the report of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria, the Syrian regime and warplanes owned by its Russian ally are also waging a fierce campaign, apparently targeting medical facilities, schools, markets, and arable lands. Thus, many details about the campaign could amount to war crimes as well.
Investigators accused Tahrir Al-Sham, formerly Al-Nusra Front, of indiscriminately firing rockets and killing civilians.
The UN report indicated that Al-Jazeera Storm operation, launched by the coalition in December last year in the eastern town of Hajin, the last major Daesh stronghold, resulted in a large number of civilian casualties including a series of strikes on 3 January that killed 16 civilians, 12 of whom are children.
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Source: Reuters, MEMO