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Myanmar soldiers killed 10 Rohingyas


MNA International Desk: Myanmar’s military said on Wednesday its soldiers had murdered 10 captured Muslim “terrorists” during insurgent attacks at the beginning of September, after local Buddhist villagers had forced the captured men into a grave they had dug. “Villagers and members of the security forces have confessed that they committed murder,” the military said in a statement. It was a rare admission of wrongdoing by the Myanmar military during its operations in the western state of Rakhine. The army launched a sweeping counteroffensive in the north of the state in response to Rohingya militant attacks on Aug 25, triggering ...

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Zimbabwe army says takes power, Mugabe “safe and sound”


MNA International Desk: Zimbabwe’s military said on Wednesday it had seized power in a targeted assault on “criminals” around President Robert Mugabe who were causing social and economic suffering, but gave assurances the 93-year-old leader and his family were “safe and sound”. In a short broadcast on national television, which was seized overnight by soldiers, a spokesman for the military said it expected “normalcy” to return as soon as it had completed its “mission”. The military detained Finance Minister Ignatius Chombo on Wednesday, a government source said. Chombo was a leading member of the so-called ‘G40’ faction of the ruling ...

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Five soldiers killed in Turkey’s Sirnak


MNA International Desk: Five soldiers were killed and eight were injured in Turkey’s southeastern Sirnak province on Wednesday in an attack supposed to have been carried out by the militants of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). Militants blasted explosives on military vehicle passed in Sirnak’s Uludere district. Earlier on July 29, five soldiers were also killed in an attack by Kurdish militants in Turkey’s southeastern district of Cukurca. Soldiers were carrying out a security check on the road near Cukurca in Hakkari province bordering Iraq and Iran when they were attacked by PKK militants. However, the Kurdish–Turkish conflict is an ...

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