Militia fighters in the self-proclaimed Lugansk People's Republic (LPR) have encircled the Ukrainian government forces near the border checkpoint in Izvaryno, with the Ukrainian army sustaining tangible losses, Interfax reports with reference to the Novorossiya agency.
The self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic downed two Sukhoi Su-25 assault aircraft belonging to the Two Ukrainian Air Force, which were attacking the positions of the region’s self-defense fighters, Interfax cites Donbas militia’s information center as saying.
Five Pakistani soldiers were killed Tuesday in gunfights with militants during an army offensive against insurgent hideouts in a northwestern tribal area, the military said. The two clashes happened near the town of Mirali in North Waziristan, where the army is in the midst of a major operation to clear the area of militants and their strongholds.
On Tuesday the Israeli security cabinet unilaterally accepted the ceasefire proposed by Egypt, after over a week of one of the deadliest cross-border fightings with armed groups in Gaza that, according to sources, killed 192 Palestinians and injured over 1,400. Israel has warned Hamas of intensifying the Gaza strikes if the latter does not agree to the truce. US Secretary of State John Kerry along with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier are urging Hamas leaders to end the violence.
Fierce fighting erupted around the Libyan capital's international airport on Sunday as the anti-Islamist militia that control it came under attack, airport officials said.
Shots and explosions can be heard on Thursday evening near the Donetsk airport, with a plume of smoke rising above the fighting zone and visible in the city center; approaches to the airport that have been closed, an Interfax correspondent said.
Ugandan troops have killed 41 gunmen in a major battle with tribal gunmen in the western district of Bundibuguyo near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda's army spokesman said Sunday.
The border checkpoints of Gukovo and Novoshakhtinsk in Russia's Rostov region were closed on Tuesday afternoon due to the fire in neighboring Ukraine, a regional law enforcement source told Interfax.
Sudanese troops and rebels engaged in heavy fighting on Saturday near the South Kordofan state capital Kadugli, both sides said, with rebel shells landing inside the town. A resident of Kadugli said rounds had passed over his house. "Two rockets or mortars from SPLM-North," landed in the town, the resident told AFP, asking for anonymity. Reports of casualties could not be immediately confirmed.
Combat actions in east Ukraine will only intensify after the truce comes to an end on Monday, TASS cites head of the self-proclaimed Lugansk People’s Republic Valery Bolotov as saying on Sunday.
The self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) has rejected the truce, declared in compliance with President Petr Poroshenko's peace plan, reports Interfax. This announcement was made in a statement, signed by Igor Strelkov, leader of the militia of the "Donetsk People's Republic," and posted on Facebook by Donbass "people's governor" Pavel Gubarev.
Ukrainian President Petr Poroshenko said the parliament would soon debate a bill on amnesty for members of the resistance movement in southeastern Ukraine, the presidential press service reported.
The fighting continues in eastern Ukraine despite the temporary ceasefire declared by Ukrainian president Petr Poroshenko, the prime minister of the unilaterally proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic said on Saturday.
Fighting continues in the area of Yampol and Zakotnoe in the Donetsk region, army operation spokesman Vladyslav Seleznyov said.
Ukraine's army using Su-25 fighter bombers as heavy fighting in Artemovsk underway - Donetsk militia
Iraq's premier fired several top security commanders in a major shake-up Tuesday as fighting approached Baghdad in a militant onslaught that the UN warned risked breaking up the country. Washington deployed some 275 military personnel to protect its embassy in Baghdad, the first time it has publicly bolstered the mission's security.
The UN's cultural organization on Tuesday urged Iraqis to protect the country's heritage amid heavy fighting, warning that destroying religious sites would amount to war crimes.
The leader of the Lugansk People's Republic said on Sunday that about 100 people had been killed in clashes between the local militia and government forces near Lugansk city during the past 24 hours, according to Interfax.
Five people were injured and one killed during this morning's special operation of the Ukrainian security task forces in Mariupol, Donetsk Region of Ukraine, the local administration reports citing the health department. The Ukrainian forces started a special operation in Mariupol on Friday morning, after which they reported having detained several dozens of resistance fighters.
Leader of Ukraine's Radical Party Oleg Lyashko announced early Friday that a battle started in the southern city of Mariupol, first injuries were reported. "I am in Mariupol now. An operation started here. In response to the call to lay down arms [they] opened fire on our forces," Lyashko wrote on his Facebook account Friday.