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Sri Lanka arrests nearly 550 deserters in army clean-up

Sri Lanka arrests nearly 550 deserters in army clean-up

Sri Lanka arrested nearly 550 soldiers in a single day as it reins in the mass desertion that's plagued the armed forces since the end of the civil war, an official said on Monday.

Turkey arrests soldiers for 'helping terror group'

Turkey arrests soldiers for 'helping terror group'

Turkey has arrested five soldiers in connection with a deadly suicide attack on the military claimed by a Kurdish radical group in the central city of Kayseri, state media said on Friday.

Hamas 'honey trap' dupes Israeli soldiers

Hamas 'honey trap' dupes Israeli soldiers

The smartphones of dozens of Israeli soldiers were hacked by Hamas militants pretending to be attractive young women online, an Israeli military official said on Wednesday.

Australia denies trying to 'recruit' Indonesian soldiers

Australia denies trying to 'recruit' Indonesian soldiers

Australia on Thursday rejected claims it tried to "recruit" Indonesia's best soldiers as Jakarta moved to tone down a rift after military ties were suspended.

Two Indian soldiers killed in attack on army base

Two Indian soldiers killed in attack on army base

Armed militants attacked a major Indian army base near the border with Pakistan early Tuesday, killing two soldiers, police said.

India says it foils attack on army base, three killed

India says it foils attack on army base, three killed

Indian soldiers on Thursday killed three suspected militants who tried to attack an army base in Indian Kashmir, officers said, the latest incident to have hiked tensions with arch-rival Pakistan.

12 Afghan troops killed while sleeping in 'insider attack'

12 Afghan troops killed while sleeping in 'insider attack'

Two Afghan soldiers with suspected Taliban links killed at least 12 of their comrades as they slept in the volatile northern province of Kunduz, officials said...

Indian soldiers kill eight intruders along Kashmir border

Indian soldiers kill eight intruders along Kashmir border

Indian soldiers killed eight people trying to cross the disputed border with Pakistan in Kashmir and security forces were also fighting suspected militants near the frontier, two days after a major attack on an Indian base.

Suspected jihadists kill 3 Yemeni soldiers

Suspected jihadists kill 3 Yemeni soldiers

Islamist suspects killed three Yemeni soldiers in two separate shootings in the south on Sunday, officials said, the latest in a spate of attacks on security forces.

Three Pakistani soldiers killed in Peshawar

Three Pakistani soldiers killed in Peshawar

Three Pakistani soldiers were killed in an ambush in the northwestern city of Peshawar on Sunday, militants said, in an attack for which both Islamic State and a Pakistani Taliban faction claimed responsibility.

Clash with Boko Haram in Niger kills five soldiers, 30 militants

Clash with Boko Haram in Niger kills five soldiers, 30 militants

Thirty members of Boko Haram and five Nigerien soldiers have been killed in fighting in the southeastern Diffa region of Niger, the defense ministry said in a statement late on Tuesday.

Three Qatari soldiers killed in Yemen

Three Qatari soldiers killed in Yemen

Three Qatari soldiers have been killed in Yemen, an army statement said, the country's biggest losses since it sent troops to join a Saudi-led coalition fighting Shia rebels and jihadists.