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Ethiopia denies Sudan’s accusation it executed Sudanese soldiers, civilian

Ethiopia denies Sudan’s accusation it executed Sudanese soldiers, civilian

ETHIOPIA denied Sudan's accusation that its army had captured and executed seven Sudanese soldiers and a civilian, instead of blaming the killings on a local militia. Skirmishes between the neighbouring countries have erupted in recent years over the contested and fertile al-Fashqa border region. Sudan's foreign ministry said on Monday the men had been seized on Sudanese territory on June 22 and taken into Ethiopia where they were killed. In a statement on Monday, Ethiopia's foreign ministry said the facts of the incident were misrepresented and that the deaths were a result of a skirmish between Sudanese soldiers, who they…
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Malian, foreign soldiers allegedly killed hundreds in town siege

Malian, foreign soldiers allegedly killed hundreds in town siege

MALIAN troops and suspected Russian fighters allegedly executed around 300 civilian men over five days during a military operation in a central Mali town, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report, which the country's army refused. The killings took place between March 27 and 31 in Moura, a rural town of around 10,000 inhabitants in the Mopti region, a hotspot of extremist activity that has intensified and spread to neighbouring countries in the Sahel region. "The incident is the worst single atrocity reported in Mali's decade-long armed conflict," HRW said. The reported executions sparked condemnation from the United States, the…
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Malian and foreign soldiers believed to have killed hundreds in town siege, Human Rights Watch says

Malian and foreign soldiers believed to have killed hundreds in town siege, Human Rights Watch says

MALIAN troops and suspected Russian mercenaries allegedly executed around 300 civilian men over five days during a military operation in a central town, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report on Tuesday. The killings took place between March 27 and 31 in Moura, a rural town of around 10,000 inhabitants in the Mopti region, a hotspot of jihadist activity that has intensified and spread to neighbouring countries in the Sahel region. "The incident is the worst single atrocity reported in Mali's decade-long armed conflict," HRW said. The reported executions sparked condemnation from the United States, the European Union, France…
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Islamist militants in northeast Nigeria execute four aid workers

Islamist militants in northeast Nigeria execute four aid workers

ISLAMIST militants in northeast Nigeria have executed four aid workers and a private security guard, according to a video seen by Reuters. The International Rescue Committee and Action Against Hunger, both aid groups, confirmed the killing of their colleagues and other humanitarian workers in statements condemning the executions. Last month, the militants released a video in which the hostages identified themselves. The execution underscores the increasing risk for aid workers in northeast Nigeria, where a decade-long conflict with Boko Haram and Islamic State's regional ally has fuelled one of the world's worst humanitarian crises. "You that are working for infidel…
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