Ukraine Welcomes Foreign Fighters Against Russian Invasion

Ukraine Welcomes Foreign Fighters Against Russian Invasion

The Russians are not the only belligerent party trying to shore up its war effort with foreign mercenaries. The Ukranians have sent the call online to Algeria and Senegal.   Both nations immediately asked the Ukraninans to take down the relevant Facebook posts. The Algerians said the call to arms violated the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations Between States. The …

Wagner Group Expands Presence in Mali

Wagner Group Expands Presence in Mali

The troubled West African nation is paying Russian mercenaries over $10 million a month, according to General Stephen Townsend of U.S. Africa Command.   Government conflicts with militants linked to the Islamic State and al Qeada have displaced over 20 million people in this West African nation that is twice the size of Texas. Wagner Group fighters are increasingly handling …

Are Russian Mercenaries in Sudan?

Are Russian Mercenaries in Sudan?

The government in Khartoum denied Western allegations that Wagner Group fighters were “carrying out training, mining, and other illegal activities” in the East African nation.   The war of words began when, shortly before Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022, high-level Sudanese officials visited Moscow. In response, several Western nations, including the United States, warned Sudan not to get involved …

Violence Continues in Syria

Violence Continues in Syria

Three people were killed in an armed conflict between Kurdish Police and Islamic State fighters in a northeastern Syria refugee camp.   An IS sleeper cell was apparently operating in a camp that mostly houses IS widows and orphans. Kurdish police said the agents attacked and they fought back in self-defense. After the fighting, the Asayish (Kurdish police) cordoned off …

Berlin Wall Moves South

Berlin Wall Moves South

Baghdad is building a concrete wall along the border to stop Islamic State militants from moving from Syria into Iraq.   The wall started in Nineveh, which is in northwestern Iraq. According to an unnamed official, the wall is about seven miles long and eleven feet high. There is no word as to how much of the 300-mile Syria-Iraq border …