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Africa / Middle East

By Oscar Bravo Fong

Damascus, Mar 19 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian army consolidates positions in the important village of Saqba and most of Kafr Batna, amid intense operations against terrorist groups in the region of Eastern Ghouta, east of Damascus, informed today military sources.

Copenhagen, Mar 19 (Prensa Latina) The Danish government has condemned today an attack with fire bombs against the Turkish embassy in this capital, while the local police started the search for several suspects.

Abuja, Mar 19 (Prensa Latina) At least 18 people were killed in an accident that occurred in the Nigerian city of Lagos yesterday, confirmed today the Public Relations officer of the Ogun State Traffic Agency (southwest), Babatunde Akinbiyi.

Sofia, Mar 19 (Prensa Latina) The executive director of the European Police Office, Europol, Rob Wainwright reported today about the radicalization of some 30,000 persons in the region, which currently represent a potential threat of terrorism.

Damascus, Mar 19 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian pocket of Afrin , at Alepo province, 360 miles north of the capital was bombed by the Turkish troops claiming the lives of more than 280 civilians, social organizations indicated today.

Addis Abeba, Mar 19 (Prensa Latina) The president of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, will not attend the Summit of the African Union (AU) on the area of free trade, confirmed today the regional bloc through a communique.

Praia, mar 19 (Prensa Latina) Cape Verde is currently seeking the support of the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP) to register the former Tarrafal concentration camp on the world heritage list.

Damascus, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) At least 10 civilians have been killed in Damascus over the past 48-hours by terrorists who continued shelling on the Syrian capital''s residential areas.

Damascus, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) As the Syrian Army continues to advance liberating from terrorist groups new towns in Eastern Ghouta, President Bashar al-Assad reportedly visited the region and met with soldiers and freed civilians.

Nairobi, mar 18 (Prensa Latina) At least 250 families are registered today displaced by the raging floods in Magarini, in the Kenyan county of Kilifi (southeast), where the Sabaki River overflowed on Friday.

Antananarivo, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) Tropical cyclone Eliakim killed at least seven people, authorities in Madagascar said today.