At least 10 civilians were killed and another 35 injured on Wednesday by an Assad regime attack in Idlib, northwestern Syria, according to medical sources. Artillery of regime forces and Iranian-backed foreign terrorist groups targeted a marketplace in the center of the town of Ariha in rural southern Idlib, an area under opposition control.
With an increase of attacks from Boko Haram, ordinary people in northern Cameroon have banded together to stop the militants from terrorizing their villages. But there are many challenges facing the local vigilante members, who are putting themselves at risk for others.
Nine people are reported to have died after Nigerian air force jets fired on a village in Yobe State whilst targeting Boko Haram militants in the area.
Rebels from Ethiopia's war-hit Tigray region opened fire on civilians while looting and shelling towns in the neighbouring Amhara region earlier this month. Our journalists were able to report from the Amhara region, where civilians are paying the price of this conflict. Also, violence in rural areas of Nigeria is creating a food security crisis. Finally, Nigerian artists offer to donate art to the British Museum in London in exchange for their looted bronzes.
A US general said the drone strike "tragically killed" as many as 10 civilians, including seven children. At the time, the Pentagon said they hit "IS" terrorists heading to Kabul airport in an explosive-laden vehicle.
"We apologize and we will endeavor to learn from this horrible mistake," Pentagon spokesman John Kirby says of a drone strike in the Afghan capital Kabul that mistakenly killed 10 civilians, including children, during the chaotic US pullout last month. Kirby was delivering the message on behalf of US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin during a press briefing at the Pentagon.
Authorities in Amhara accuse rebels from the neighbouring Ethiopian region of Tigray of having killed dozens of civilians after a military loss. Also, Moroccans turn out to the polls for legislative and regional elections that are likely to be a close race. Finally, a woman in Uganda gives coding classes to children in her garden in a bid to encourage more young people to discover maths and science.
Abiy Ahmed has said civilians should take up arms to halt the advance of Tigrayan forces "once and for all." A conflict, which has killed thousands since November, is spreading with no end in sight.
More than 40 villagers were massacred by suspected extremists in northern Mali, while 12 troops were killed in neighboring Burkina Faso.
Islamists in the West African state have killed scores of civilians and set fire to their homes and businesses, according to the government.
A human rights group released the death toll as security forces continue to wage an increasing deadly campaign against anti-coup protesters.
A French air strike killed 19 civilians in Mali in January, according to a UN report, prompting a strong denial from France. The French air force struck near the remote village of Bounti on January 3, in circumstances that sparked controversy in the war-torn Sahel region. Also, International Criminal Court judges have upheld the 30-year prison sentence handed down to Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda, known as the "Terminator".