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AllAfrica.com Dalsan Radio Somalia: Fierce Battle As Alshabaab Attacks Somalia Military Base In Hiran Al-Shabab militants attacked a Somalia National Army base Baladweyne of Hiran region on Monday night, prompting a fierce battle.Residents told Radio Dalsan both sides exchanged heavy and small weaponry that could be heard from remote distances during the confrontation.There are casualties although the casualty figure on both warring sides are not established.The latest clashes came barely less than a week after special trained Danab forces liberated Jaana-Abdale, Helishid, Mayonde and Garascebe villages in Lower Jubba.On Friday the military killed four militants killed including senior Nepalese trainer in Lower Jubba of southern Somalia. Read more: https://allafrica.com/stories/202006300669.html...
Associated Press French, Spanish And African Leaders Meet To Combat Extremism DAKAR, Senegal — Leaders from the five countries of West Africa’s Sahel region — Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger — on Tuesday called for intensifying counter-terrorism operations supported by the French military that have already seen successes in the recent months despite growing jihadist attacks in the region.The heads of state from the five Sahel countries said the stability of the region below the Sahara Desert remains challenged by persistant attacks, a deteriorating security situation in Libya and the COVID-19 pandemic, and renewed calls for the cancellation of external debts as they deal with the pandemic.The statements came after meetings between the heads of states Tuesday with French President Emmanuel Macron and Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez in Mauritania’s capital Nouakchott to discuss military operations against Islamic extremists in the region. Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2020/06/30/world/africa/ap-af-west-africa-france-summit.html...
DHS deploys special federal unit to protect monuments over July 4 weekend amid vandalism fears 'DHS will be forward leaning in preparing to protect federal facilities and property'By Adam Shaw | Fox NewsEXCLUSIVE: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is deploying a special federal unit across the country for the July 4 weekend in order to protect federal monuments and statues from a possible fresh wave of vandalism.“The upcoming July 4th holiday weekend has the potential for increased disruptive activity at specific locations across the country that could threaten our personnel and the Federal facilities and property they protect,” a soon-to-be-released memo penned by acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf, and obtained by Fox News, says. “DHS will be forward leaning in preparing to protect federal facilities and property.” Rapid Deployment Teams (RDTs) from the Protecting American Communities Task Force (PACT), and consisting of law enforcement officers specially trained in areas...
New Haven Register Firefighters rescue man who fell into well beneath Guilford homeBy Meghan Friedmann GUILFORD — Firefighters rescued a man who fell through the floor of a Guilford home Sunday evening and into a well beneath the building, according to Assistant Fire Chief Michael Shove.Teams arrived at 925 Little Meadow Road to find the victim treading water in the well, which was about five feet in diameter and 20 feet deep, Shove said.The man, Dr. Christopher Town of Guilford, was helping a new tenant move into the home when the accident occurred, he said.While putting together a bed frame, “the floor just gave out from underneath me,” Town said. “I thought it would be, you know, a six-inch fall.” But Town found himself in water above his head. He realized he must have fallen at least 12 feet, he said. Read more: https://www.nhregister.com/shoreline/article/Firefighters-rescue-man-who-fell-into-well-15373690.php...
Chicago to deploy 1,200 additional police officers over concerns of a violent July 4 weekend The two previous weekends ended with a combined total of 111 people being shot By Greg Norman | Fox News Chicago is gearing up to deploy an additional 1,200 police officers throughout the city’s streets for this upcoming Fourth of July weekend, following recent gun violence that didn't even spare young children.The two weekends heading into the long holiday this year ended with a combined total of 111 people being shot in Chicago, 24 fatally. The victims included a 1-year-old riding in a car with his mother and a 10-year-old girl who was inside her home when a bullet fired a block away pierced a window and struck her in the head.“We didn’t do it last weekend and the Memorial Day weekend,” Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department David Brown told reporters Monday. “This weekend......