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Friday 9 June 2023 Dublin: 17°C

# Insurgents

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# Burkina Faso attack
Irish citizen killed in Burkina Faso was working in anti-poaching operations
It is believed that the Irish citizen was in a convoy on an anti-poaching patrol in the east of the African country.
# hope springs
In war-torn Mosul, the hot springs and spa are a place to relax for soldier and refugee alike
Hammam al-Alil’s sulphur springs and reopened spa have become a spot where the soldiers fighting in Mosul and the civilians fleeing it meet for a rare moment of relaxation.
# Afghanistan
Suicide bomber on motorcycle kills 50 at volleyball game
WARNING: This article contains a graphic image of those killed in the blast.
# Insurgents
Ukraine claims rebels have been flushed from a main stronghold
This would be Kiev’s biggest success of the nearly three-month campaign.
# escalation
Military helicopter shot down as Ukraine army launches assault on insurgents
Troops have also been put on full combat alert in response to the estimated 40,000 Russian troops massed on the border.
# Baghdad
Militants killed after accidental explosion during bomb-making lesson
Seven car bombs as well as several explosive belts were found the area.
# War on Terror
New video shows only American soldier still held by Taliban is alive
The video, sent to officials in the US, is the first proof in more than three years that Bowe Berghdal is still alive.
# Iraq
At least 48 killed in Iraq bombings
Car bombs in cities across Iraq killed at least 48 people today, officials have said.
# Afghanistan
Suicide bombing targets NATO convoy in Kabul
At least 15 people have been killed and dozens wounded in the attack in the Afghan capital.
# Baghdad
At least 32 dead in Iraq bombings
11 bombings struck Baghdad, as well as the cities of Kirkuk and Tarmiyah.
# Torture
UN says torture of prisoners in Afghanistan persists
A report said torture included beatings, electric shock and being hung by the wrist from chains for long periods.
# Afghanistan
Insurgents kill 17 'party-goers' in Afghanistan
Early reports said that the 15 men and two women had been beheaded but subsequent accounts have shed more light on the attack.
# Kabul
Afghanistan: 7 killed in gun battle and bomb attack
Five people were killed in the gun battle today just outside Kabul while two NATO service members were killed in a separate bomb attack in the south of the country.
# Afghanistan
NATO to limit airstrikes on Afghan homes
A spokesperson for the military alliance says that airstrikes will not be used on civilian dwellings unless it’s a matter of ‘self-defence for troops on the ground’.
# Pakistan
Pakistan: 25 troops dead in NATO helicopter attack
Pakistan has blamed NATO for the attack on the Afghanistan border last night.
# Nepal
Rebel demobilisation deal sees Nepal parties push ahead with peace process
Nepal’s main parties have agreed to resume talks for a peace deal, but will face a significant challenge in creating a new constitution.
# Somalia
Al-Shabab display bodies of African Union peacekeepers
The fighters displayed around 70 bodies of the troops after a battle in Mogadishu yesterday.
# Afghanistan
Kabul attack ends after 20 hours and leaves 27 dead
The US ambassador to Afghanistan blamed the Pakistani-based Haqqani network for the coordinated attack against the American Embassy and NATO headquarters in the heart of Kabul.
# Afghanistan
Taliban forces who downed US helicopter 'killed by air strikes'
The US military says the insurgents who killed 38 US and Afghani troops have themselves been killed by F16 fighter jets.
# Afghanistan
Dozens of coalition troops killed in helicopter attack in Afghanistan
The attack has resulted in the worst single-day loss of life suffered by coalition forces the ten-year conflict.
# Afghanistan
Afghanistan suicide attack kills 22 including BBC reporter
Three suicide attackers targeting a police station in a south Afghan town have killed at least 22 people, including a journalist working with the BBC.
# Afghanistan
Fifty insurgents killed in east Afghanistan
The militants were killed during two days of fighting in Paktika province.
# Iraq
Wave of bomb attacks kill dozens in Iraq
Several blasts targetted different cities across the country.