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  • Jordan receives first upgraded AT-802 turboprop, five more to follow

    IOMAX has returned the first of six AT-802 Block 1 light strike turboprops to Jordan upgraded with the modernised Armament Control System (ACS), as fitted to the Archangel Border Patrol Aircraft. Speaking to Jane’s on 25 January, IOMAX CEO KC Howard said the company had carried out the ACS

  • Court convicts man on terrorism offences in the UK's London

    AT THE Old Bailey in the United Kingdom's capital London on 24 January, 50-year-old Gary Staples was convicted of seven counts of encouraging terrorism and one of disseminating a terrorist publication, the BBC reported. He was cleared of one count of encouraging terrorism. Staples created eight

  • Double VBIED attack kills at least 33 people in Libya's Cyrenaica

    AT LEAST 33 people were killed and approximately 50 others were wounded when two vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices (VBIEDs) detonated outside a mosque in Al Salmani district of the city of Benghazi in Libya's Cyrenaica region on 23 January, Reuters reported. Reports added that the second

  • IED attack kills a soldier in Iraq's Baghdad

    ONE soldier was killed and two others were wounded when an improvised explosive device (IED), emplaced by a roadside by unidentified militants, detonated in al-Tarmiyah district in Iraq's Baghdad province on 23 January, Iraqi News reported. No immediate claim of responsibility for the attack was

  • IED attack kills five soldiers in Somalia's Mogadishu

    FIVE soldiers were killed and an unspecified number of civilians were wounded, when an improvised explosive device (IED), emplaced underground by unidentified militants, detonated targeting a security forces vehicle in Kilometre 13 area on the outskirts of Somalia's capital Mogadishu on 23 January,

  • IED attack kills one person in Iraq's Baghdad

    ONE person was killed and two others were wounded when an improvised explosive device (IED), emplaced by unidentified militants, detonated near a market in Abu Ghraib district in Iraq's Baghdad province on 24 January, Iraqi News reported. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

  • Portugal to train São Tomé and Príncipe coastguard

    The Portuguese Navy's auxiliary oiler replenishment vessel (AOR) NRP Bérrio (A5210) and Cacine-class coastal patrol ship NRP Zaire (P1146) arrived in São Tomé and Príncipe on 22 January to support the training of the African nation’s coastguard (Guarda Costeira de São

  • Wilayat Khorasan attack kills at least five people in Afghanistan's Nangarhar

    AT LEAST five people - including two Save the Children staff, a security guard, and a soldier - were killed and 24 others were wounded when unidentified militants detonated a suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (SVBIED) before storming the office of Save the Children in the city of

  • Russian defence minister confirms second S-400 in Syria

    Russia now has two S-400 long-range air defence systems protecting its bases in Syria, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu told journalists during a visit to Vietnam on 22 January. Russia publicised the deployment of the first S-400 at its Humaymim Air Base in November 2015, but has not previously

  • RAAF Super Hornets return to Australia after Middle East mission

    Six Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) F/A-18F Super Hornet multirole fighters have returned to Australia, marking the end of the country’s airstrike operations against Islamic State targets in Iraq and eastern Syria. The aircraft, which were deployed as part of the Australian Air Task Group

  • Attacks on Cameroonian security forces likely to increase as secessionists lose patience with lack of negotiations

    Key Points The administration of Cameroonian President Biya is unlikely to negotiate with Anglophone secessionists, especially in an election year in which he is likely to again seek re-election. Militant Anglophone secessionist groups are likely to increase attacks on security forces in the

  • Bahraini corvette upgrade completed

    The corvette RBNS Al-Manama has officially returned to the Royal Bahrain Naval Force (RBNF) after an upgrade by Leonardo. The Italian company said the vessel was delivered ahead of schedule on 22 January with “state-of-the- art systems” that include a new weapon control system. The work

  • SCD makes overseas acquisition

    Israel’s SemiConductor Devices (SCD) announced on 23 January that it had acquired US-based Quantum Imaging. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Quantum Imaging specialises in the development and manufacture of short-wave infrared (SWIR) cameras for military, industrial, and scientific

  • Shelling attack kills nine civilians in Syria's Damascus

    NINE civilians were killed and 21 others were wounded in a shelling attack by unidentified militants in Bab Touma and al-Shaghour district in Syria's capital Damascus on 22 January, Reuters reported. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

  • Shelling attack wounds seven civilians in Syria's Damascus

    SEVEN people were wounded in a shelling attack by unidentified militants in the Old City in Syria's capital Damascus on 22 January, Reuters reported. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

  • Unidentified militants fire rockets in Turkey's Kilis

    UNIDENTIFIED militants in Syria fired four rockets during a military operation in Turkey's Kilis province on 21 January, Anadolu Agency reported. Reports did not contain details of any casualties. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

  • Turkey launches major operation against US-backed Syrian Kurds

    The Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) announced on 20 January that it had launched Operation ‘Olive Branch’ against ‘terrorists’ in the Kurdish-dominated Afrin area of northwest Syria to “ensure security and stability on our borders”. It identified the groups that it

  • IED attack wounds four civilians in Iraq's Baghdad

    FOUR civilians were wounded when an improvised explosive device (IED), emplaced by unidentified militants, detonated near shops in the Al-Mahmoudiya area of Iraq's Baghdad province on 21 January, Iraqi News reported. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

  • Nigerian Air Force commissions second Bell 412

    The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) announced on 19 January that it had commissioned a second Bell 412EP helicopter. The two 412EPs were impounded by the Nigerian Customs Service and handed over to the NAF in January 2017. The Bell 412 was seen with an electro-optical turret mounted under its nose during

  • Security forces kill would-be suicide bomber in Iraq's Baghdad

    North of Baghdad, the Iraqi Security Forces killed a would-be suicide bomber belonging to an unidentified militant group.

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