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News Roundup – 19 August 2014

August 19, 2014

New Small Arms Survey report on the acquisition and use of MANPADs by armed groups in Syria: Fire and Forget: the Proliferation of Man-portable Air Defence Systems in Syria.

Obama: realistic or rudderless on Syria?

Rockets from Gaza and Israeli response break ceasefire.  

Taliban launches major Afghan offensive. 

Kurds push to take Mosul dam as U.S. gains controversial guerilla ally. 

Boko Haram crisis: Nigerian soldiers mutiny over weapons. 

Suspected Boko Haram insurgent arrested with explosives at NAMA office. 

South Sudan rebel delegation arrives in Kampala. 

More than 100 children released from armed groups in CAR over past week. 

Ukraine convoy attack: bodies recovered in Luhansk. 

Uncovering Colombia’s systems of macro-criminality. 


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