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- NAGORNO-KARABAKH: The conflict over the region of Nagorno-Karabakh was attracting mercenaries and terrorists from the Middle East, according to the head of Russia’s SVR Foreign Intelligence Service.
- NAGORNO-KARABAKH: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned against the deployment of Syria-based foreign terrorists to the areas near Iran’s border for involvement in an ongoing conflict in Nagorno Karabakh.
SOURCE: PUBLIC RADIO OF ARMENIA
- AFGHANISTAN: The Governor of Laghman convoy was targeted by a suicide attacker, leaving eight dead and over 30 injured. The Governor survived the attack. No radical group operating in the country has taken responsibility.
SOURCE: TIMES OF INDIA
- PAKISTAN/INDIA: Pakistan has said the Indian government was “financing and organising secret mercenary terrorist organisations” based outside Pakistan to conduct attacks inside the country to sabotage China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), recalling the attacks carried out at the Chinese consulate, Karachi and the Pakistan Stock Exchange.
SOURCE: PAKISTAN TODAY
- PAKISTAN: Pakistani militants opposing Belt and Road attacked a convoy escorting staffers of the Oil and Gas Development Co. Ltd. (OGDCL), who had been carrying out a seismic survey to discover gas in Gwadar block. 14 security men were killed. Baloch Raji Ajoi Sangar, an alliance of militant ethnic Baloch separatist groups, claimed responsibility for the attack.
SOURCE: ASIA NIKKEI
- SAHEL: Islamic State and groups linked to it are seeking to recoup ground in the Sahel, exploiting the crisis those governments are facing with combating the coronavirus while having to cope with the impact of collapsed oil prices. In the Sahel, ISIL is believed to be expanding its bases in parts of Mali, Mauritania, Chad, Niger, Central African Republic, Nigeria, and even Algeria. Recently number of these countries appealed to the UN for international assistance.
SOURCE: INSIDE ARABIA
- MOZAMBIQUE: A growing Islamist insurgency in northern Mozambique entered its fourth year this week, with experts saying there is no end in sight. Since the first attack in 2017 by al-Shabab (considered the Mozambique affiliate of Islamic State) in the province of Cabo Delgado, rich in gas resources, militants have taken control of territory in the northern province, including a strategic port. More than 2,000 people have been killed since the beginning of the conflict, with at least 600 attacks across the restive province.
SOURCE: VOA NEWS
- EGYPT: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi rejected “any reconciliation” with the Muslim Brotherhood.
SOURCE: MIDDLE EAST MONITOR
- MALI: Russia urges to prevent rise of terrorism amid political crisis in Mali. It warned that Terrorist groups active in Mali can benefit from the current period of political instability in the country, after the coup that took place on August 18.