Sam Jackson

News Roundup | 6 January – 12 January

An indepth look at the Battle for Kabani, hopes for peace in Sudan, and Colombia’s Constitutional Court makes a landmark decision recognising reproductive violence committed by the FARC. Globalised Identity – The resilience of modern terrorism Iraqi armed factions not ready to strike US forces, commanders say Battle for Kabani: A rare defeat for the …

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News Roundup | 30 December 2019 – 5 January 2020

Soleimani killing galvanises multiple armed groups in the Middle East including the revival of the Mahdi Army and the Promised Day Brigade. Hezbollah vows retaliation against US for Soleimani killing Muqtada al Sadr reactivates Mahdi Army, Promised Day Brigade Hezbollah Brigades official reportedly calls volunteers for suicide bombings Iranian-backed Bahraini militias eulogize Soleimani, Muhandis Abu …

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News Roundup | 13 – 20 October

Engaging armed groups in peacebuilding, Iranian backed militias in Iraq, and children of Isis suspects returning home. Armed non-state actors need to be included in pragmatic peacebuilding Britain makes move to bring home children of Isis suspects from Syria Syrian rebel force: It was mostly Kurdish militants who entered Manbij Syrian troops enter Kurdish fight …

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News Roundup | 7 – 13 October

Islamic State accountability, child soldiering, and conflict ignites between Turkey and Kurdish-Syrian groups. Accountability for Islamic State fighters: What are the options SDF says Turkey-backed rebels killed Kurdish politician, rebels deny it Turkey bombards Syrian Kurdish militia, thousands flee as death toll mounts Syrian Kurds outgunned but vow to inflict toll on Turkish army Turkish …

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News Roundup | 23rd September – 6th October

23rd September – 29th September Terrorist groups, artificial intelligence, and killer drones Russia says it has downed almost 60 drones in Syria this year Yemen’s rebels say attack on Saudi border frontline captured ‘thousands’ Afghans vote in presidential election despite attacks by insurgents on polling stations A desperate battle, and a victory for now, at …

News Roundup | 23rd September – 6th October Read More »

News Roundup | 16 – 22 September

The Blue Nile front, multiple Taliban attacks, and Sylvestre Mudacumura killed. Pro-Iran fighters killed in unidentified strikes near Syria-Iraq border Suicide bomber and gunmen hit eastern Afghanistan gov’t office Taliban delegation visits Iran to ‘discuss latest developments’ Taliban attacks kill 48, Afghan leader unhurt as bomber targets rally Saudi oil attacks raise questions about nature …

News Roundup | 16 – 22 September Read More »

News Roundup | 9 – 15 September 2019

Once again the news roundup returns with peace talks in Sudan, Houthi drone attack, Taliban delegation in Russia, and more from 9 – 15 September. Syrian rebels say Russian-backed forces prepare to resume offensive. Trump confirms bin Laden’s son Hamza killed in US operation. Russia hosts Taliban delegation following collapse of US talks. The U.N. …

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News Roundup 3rd June – 16th June

3rd June – 9th June ‘Weaponisation of hunger’: Idlib’s farmers victims of scorched-earth campaign More crop fire in Kirkuk as Iraqi ministry reports over 30,000 acres burned so far Torching and Extortion: OSINT analysis of burning agriculture in Iraq A taliban commander’s double life, in a war he couldn’t leave behind Palestinian self-made weaponry on …

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News Roundup 16th April – 26th May

Here is a consolidated news roundup from 16th April to 26th May. From now, news roundups will once again be posted weekly. 16th April – 22nd April Endgames & Affiliations: Explaining Differing Patterns of Behavior Between Islamist Groups Warlord Haftar’s armed groups shower Tripoli neighbourhoods with indiscriminate rockets Nearly 180 dead and 800 injured in …

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