Arab army chiefs discuss joint military force to combat ISIL

first_imgZambian military attempt to contain army worm invasion No consensus yet for a joint Arab military force A Joint Military Force against Boko Haram will be Deployed after Rainy Seasoncenter_img The Arab League in Cairo is hosting a meeting of military chiefs of staff of its 26 member states to discuss the possibility of forming a joint Arab military aimed at combating jihadists including the Islamic State group (ISIL). In the light of a recommendation by the Arab League summit last month in Sharm el-Sheikh.The regional bloc agreed in March to set up the force, with member states given four months to hammer out the details over its composition and precise rules of engagement.Wednesday’s meeting was overseen by the Egyptian Armed Forces’ Chief of Staff Mahmud Hegazy, an AFP journalist said.Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi pushed for the creation of the regional force after the Islamic State organization executed a group of Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya in February, prompting retaliatory air strikes by Cairo.The plan gained further momentum after Saudi Arabia and its Arab allies launched air strikes on Iran-backed Shiite Huthi rebels in Yemen.“The creation of a joint Arab force in no way aims to form a new alliance or army hostile to any country, but a force to fight terrorism and maintain security, peace and stability in the region,” Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi said in a speech Wednesday.IS has carried out widespread atrocities in the region and won the support of several other jihadist organizations.On Sunday it released a video purportedly showing the execution of about 30 Ethiopian Christians captured in Libya.AFPRelatedlast_img read more

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Tennis News Wawrinka falls for tall tale at Wimbledon as Djokovic waits

first_imgLondon: Three-time major winner Stan Wawrinka was knocked out of Wimbledon on Wednesday, falling in five sets to 6ft 11in (2.1m) Reilly Opelka as defending champion Novak Djokovic waited to push his bid for a fifth title. Two-time quarter-finalist Wawrinka, 34, was beaten 7-5, 3-6, 4-6, 6-4, 8-6 by his American opponent, the tallest man in the sport and 13 years his junior.Opelka fired 23 aces and 59 winners and goes on to face either 2016 runner-up Milos Raonic of Canada or Robin Haase of the Netherlands.Opelka will be appearing in the third round at a Slam for the first time having never won a grass court match in his career prior to coming to Wimbledon.Wawrinka won warm applause for giving a line judge a warm embrace after accidentally colliding with her as he sprinted to hit a backhand.“I was a bit too far to return a serve. I think I went against her, so I was sure she had some pain and was not happy, so I gave her a little hug,” said the genial Swiss.Also feeling the pain was Russia’s Margarita Gasparyan who was forced to retire when just two points from victory against Ukraine eighth seed Elina Svitolina.World number 62 Gasparyan was 7-5, 5-4 ahead when she collapsed to the ground on Court Three, suffering with cramping.Although she bravely tried to continue, the Russian, who has undergone three knee surgeries in her career, was forced to quit.Djokovic’s path to a fifth title was eased on Monday when potential title rivals Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alexander Zverev were knocked out of his section of the draw.Later Wednesday, the top seed takes on world number 111 Denis Kudla of the United States where he will attempt to make the last 32 for the 14th time.The Kiev-born Kudla, who moved to the US with his parents on his first birthday, made the third round in 2015, knocking out Zverev in the first round.Cori Gauff, just 15 years old, was the sensation of the first round when she stunned five-time champion Venus Williams having already become the youngest player to qualify for Wimbledon.She faces 30-year-old Magdalena Rybarikova who made the semi-finals in 2017. For all the Latest Sports News News, Tennis News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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Post your FREE Garage Sale ads for this weekend here!

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