News Roundup 3/13/17

  • The Trump Administration is looking to loosen counterterrorism rules that are intended to prevent civilian casualties. The administration may also declare regions to be “areas of active hostilities.” These moves will allow the military to carry out raids and drone strikes with fewer restrictions. [Link] Trump Fyle
  • This article details how governments around the world are engaging in saber rattling. [Link]
  • Japan is deploying its largest warship to the South China Sea for three months. After its tour of the South China Sea, the warship will join with US and Indian ships in the Indian Ocean for war games. [Link] South China Sea Fyle
  • At least 35 people have been killed by a landslide that swept through a garbage dump in Ethiopia. [Link] Africa Fyle
  • The Taliban kill eight Afghan police officers by infiltrating a member of the Taliban into the Afghan police. The Tablian have carried out several attacks against the Afghan police with this method. [Link] Afghanistan Fyle
  • An Iraqi general says that 30% of West Mosul has been captured by the Iraqi army. [Link] ISIS War Fyle
  • Nearly 100,000 people of West Mosul have fled their homes. Most of those displaced are heading for refugee camps. [Link] ISIS War Fyle
  • The Iraqi government confirms that a US coalition airstrike killed 11 civilians in West Mosul. [Link] ISIS War Fyle
  • Children killed by fighting in Syria increased by 20% in 2016. The number of children recruited to fight increased from 331 to 850 in 2016. [Link] Syria Fyle
  • Fateh al-Sham, formerly called al-Nusra, has claimed responsibility for suicide bombing in Damascus that killed at least 40. [Link] Some sources put the death toll at 74. [Link] Syria Fyle

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