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U.N. Panel Finds Evidence of Iranian Hardware in Yemeni Rebels’ Missile. And American.

U.N. Panel Finds Evidence of Iranian Hardware in Yemeni Rebels’ Missile. And American.Investigation into weapon’s origins yields clues, but no smoking gun.



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Rebels kill Yemen's strongman Saleh as alliance collapses

Rebels kill Yemen's strongman Saleh as alliance collapsesYemeni rebels killed their erstwhile ally Ali Abdullah Saleh, the country's former president and strongman, as their forces battled for control of the capital, Sanaa, officials said.



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15 suspected communist rebels dead in clash: Philippine army

15 suspected communist rebels dead in clash: Philippine armyFifteen suspected communist guerrillas including six women have been killed in a gunbattle, the Philippine military said on Wednesday, days after President Rodrigo Duterte called off peace talks. Duterte last week vowed to go to war with the rebels and threatened to categorise them a “terrorist” group over deadly attacks against soldiers and police. Late Tuesday residents reported seeing armed men boarding a van and a truck in the town of Nasugbu 65 kilometres (40 miles) south of Manila, prompting authorities to send troops, said local military spokesman Colonel Teody Toribio.



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Donald Trump blames Iran after Saudi Arabia intercepts ballistic missile fired at capital by Yemen rebels

Donald Trump blames Iran after Saudi Arabia intercepts ballistic missile fired at capital by Yemen rebelsSaudi Arabia says it has intercepted a ballistic missile fired over capital Riyadh by rebels from Yemen, an attack Donald Trump immediately blamed on Iran. The missile was brought down near King Khaled International Airport on the northern outskirts of the city and did not cause any casualties, state-owned Al Ekhbariya TV reported. Rocket fragments fell near the airport grounds, but flights were not disrupted, the Saudi Civil Aviation Authority said.



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Turkish army expands deployment in Syria's northwest: rebels

Turkish army expands deployment in Syria's northwest: rebelsBy Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) – The Turkish army is expanding its deployment in northwest Syria with the goal of encircling a Kurdish enclave and reining in Russian strikes in the Idlib border province under a deal to reduce clashes, rebels and witnesses said on Sunday. A convoy of Turkish army troops entered Syria near the Bab al-Hawa border crossing on Thursday in the first such deployment since last year when Ankara launched a major ground and air offensive to clear Islamic State militants from its last stretch of border with Turkey. At least four convoys carrying scores of armored vehicles and equipment have been stationed in several locations in the first phase of a deployment that is expected to deepen inside rebel-held Idlib, opposition sources said.



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Turkey backs Syrian rebels for "serious operation" in Idlib

Turkey backs Syrian rebels for "serious operation" in IdlibBy Ece Toksabay and Suleiman Al-Khalidi ANKARA/BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syrian rebel fighters are launching a major military operation backed by Turkish forces into a northwestern area of Syria largely controlled by jihadists, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday. Rebels said they were preparing to start the operation soon in Idlib province and surrounding areas, which represent Syria’s most populous rebel-held area, and residents reported Turkish authorities removing sections of a border wall. The incursion is being carried out after Iran and Russia, which back President Bashar al-Assad, and Turkey, which supports the rebels, agreed last month to reduce fighting between insurgents and the government in the northwest.



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Venezuela army hunts rebels behind raid on military base

Venezuela army hunts rebels behind raid on military baseVenezuela’s top military brass appeared on state TV late Monday to show support for President Nicolas Maduro, as the government hunts for leaders of uniformed rebels who raided an army base and made off with weapons. Padrino gave an updated report on Sunday’s attack on the base in the northwestern city of Valencia by 20 men in uniform, an incident that fueled fears the country’s worsening crisis could tip into armed conflict. Padrino said that ex-National Guard captain, Juan Carlos Caguaripano, and a former lieutenant, Jefferson Gabriel Garcia, were behind the raid.



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US special ops chief confirms CIA ending support for Syria rebels

US special ops chief confirms CIA ending support for Syria rebelsThe head of the US military’s special operations confirmed Friday that the Central Intelligence Agency is shutting down its program to support rebels fighting against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. General Tony Thomas denied that the four-year-old operation was brought to an end as a way to placate Russia and earn its support for a ceasefire in southwestern Syria. It was a “tough, tough decision” but “absolutely not a sop to the Russians,” Thomas said at a forum in Aspen, Colorado.



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Ukraine rebels announce new 'state'

Ukraine rebels announce new 'state'Russian-backed rebels fighting against Kiev on Tuesday announced a plan to create a new “state” they said would take the place of Ukraine and have its capital in their territory. Ukraine’s pro-Western authorities immediately ridiculed the idea as a Kremlin project that they would never allow to get off the ground. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov in turn called the plan the “personal initiative” of rebel leader Alexander Zakharchenko and said that “Moscow learnt about it this morning from media”, in comments to Russian news agency RIA Novosti.



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Ukraine rebels announce new 'state'

Ukraine rebels announce new 'state'Russian-backed rebels fighting against Kiev on Tuesday announced a plan to create a new “state” they said would take the place of Ukraine and have its capital in their territory. Ukraine’s pro-Western authorities immediately ridiculed the idea as a Kremlin project that they would never allow to get off the ground. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov in turn called the plan the “personal initiative” of rebel leader Alexander Zakharchenko and said that “Moscow learnt about it this morning from media”, in comments to Russian news agency RIA Novosti.



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