Latest Guerrilla warfare News

Lost limbs, rising anger as town is caught up in Tigray war

Jun. 04, 2021 06:36 AM EDT

HAWZEN, Ethiopia (AP) — Shops remained shuttered, some government workers hadn’t been paid and the town’s main hospital was utterly laid to waste. But the Tigrayan fighters still claimed victory, swaggering through the streets of Hawzen with their guns. It...

UN official slams Ethiopia's arrests of displaced in Tigray

May. 27, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A U.N. official has condemned the arrests of scores of people displaced by the ongoing Tigray conflict, where fighting continues between the federal military and renegade forces. The arrests came amid widespread allegations of human rights...

Colombia rebel group claims leader 'Jesus Santrich' slain

May. 18, 2021 22:49 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A rebel leader who abandoned the 2016 peace accord with Colombia’s government and had been at large for three years was killed by Colombian troops in Venezuela, his new armed group said Tuesday. Seuxis Hernandez — known more commonly by his...

Philippine troops drive away armed rebels from public market

May. 08, 2021 09:19 AM EDT

COTABATO, Philippines (AP) — Dozens of Muslim militants occupied a public market overnight in the southern Philippines before fleeing after a tense standoff with government forces, officials said Saturday. The Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters did not take any hostage...

Myanmar's Karen insurgents burn another government outpost

May. 07, 2021 07:38 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Guerrilla soldiers from Myanmar’s Karen ethnic minority burned down a government military outpost on Friday after capturing it without a fight when its garrison fled, a senior Karen officer said. The position is approximately 15 kilometers (nine miles)...

Myanmar guerrillas capture gov't base; airstrikes follow

Apr. 27, 2021 11:46 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Ethnic Karen guerrillas said they captured a Myanmar army base on Tuesday near the border with Thailand, representing a morale-boosting action for those opposing the military's takeover of the country's civilian government in February. Myanmar’s...

Colombia police, military raid illegal gold mining operation

Apr. 23, 2021 11:32 AM EDT

MAGUI PAYAN, Colombia (AP) — From the air, the illegal gold mines look like wounds in the dense jungle of southern Colombia — scars of red, gray and brown dirt surrounding toxic ponds. The sound of the police and military choppers lunging in over the hills sends most...

Colombia peace court alarmed over killings of former rebels

Apr. 19, 2021 20:26 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia’s postwar reconciliation tribunal said Monday that violence against former guerrilla fighters and community leaders is increasing in rural areas and jeopardizing its attempts to investigate crimes that took place during six decades of conflict that killed...

Myanmar junta deepens violence with new air attacks in east

Mar. 30, 2021 21:37 PM EDT

MAE SAM LAEP, Thailand (AP) — The military launched more airstrikes Tuesday in eastern Myanmar after earlier attacks forced thousands of ethnic Karen to flee into Thailand and further escalating violence two months after the junta seized power. Thailand’s prime...