10 Conflicts to Watch in 2017

10-conflicts-in-2017-to-watchFrom Turkey to Mexico, the list of the world’s most volatile flashpoints got a lot more unpredictable this year. By Jean-Marie Guéhenno

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Iraqi Troops Enter Nimrud, Town of Famed Ancient Ruins Near Mosul — TIME

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi troops entered a town south of Mosul on Sunday where Islamic State militants destroyed artefacts at a nearby ancient Assyrian archaeological site, while special forces fended off suicide bombers during a cautious advance into the northern city. The push into Nimrud was the most significant gain in several days for…

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Violence Escalates in Western Burma As Army Launches Air Strikes Near Rohingya Villages — TIME

Burmese government security forces say they opened fire from helicopters in the country’s troubled northwest as counter-terrorism operations continue in Maungdaw, an area mostly populated by Rohingya Muslims. The government of Burma, officially called Myanmar, says the air strikes were a response to an alleged ambush by armed Islamic militants. Burma’s state-controlled newspaper the Global…

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One Soldier Dead as Indian Army Base in Kashmir is Attacked by Militants — TIME

(SRINAGAR, India) — A gun battle with a group of militants who attacked an Indian army camp in the Indian portion of Kashmir that killed one Indian paramilitary soldier and wounded another has ended early Monday morning, police said. A senior police official speaking on customary condition of anonymity said search operations were on at…

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