News Roundup – 20-24 April 2017

About the author(s):

Rogier Bartels

Rogier is a researcher at the Netherlands Defence Academy (NLDA) and works at the Dutch National Prosecutor’s Office. He holds LL.M-degrees from Utrecht University and the University of Nottingham. Before taking up his current positions, he was an associate legal officer in Chambers at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, and a legal adviser at the International Humanitarian Law Division of the Netherlands Red Cross.

Rogier is an adjunct-lecturer at the Hague University of Applied Sciences, where he teaches international humanitarian law, and he co-convenes the Hague Initiative for Law and Armed Conflict.

Libya’s warring sides reach diplomatic breakthrough in Rome

Kenyan troops report killing 52 al-Shabab fighters in Somalia

Israeli fire kills three in Syria at pro-government military base: militia, monitor

Lebanese army says Islamic State leader killed, 10 arrested near border

Al-Qaeda’s Zawahiri calls for ‘guerrilla war’ in Syria

US ground forces kill ‘Islamic State’ (IS) militant linked to Turkey nightclub attack

As bodies wash up from the Tigris, some see signs of score-settling

Suspected US drone strike reportedly kills three al-Qaida operatives in Yemen

Qatari hunters kidnapped in Iraq freed after 16 months

Casualty toll exceeds 100 in Taliban attack on army base

US ‘not refuting’ claims Russia aids Afghan Taliban

How active are Indian jihadists in Afghanistan?

‘Maoist rebels’ kill 25 soldiers in central India

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