US-backed forces poised for assault on last IS bastion in east Syria

US-backed forces poised for assault on last IS bastion in east SyriaNEAR AS-SUSAH (Syria) (AFP) – Fighters from the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces sing for courage as they ready for battle, this time for an assault on the Islamic State group’s last stronghold in the country’s east. The US-backed SDF and their American advisers have been grouped on the outskirts of the village of As-Susah on the east bank of the Euphrates River in Deir Ezzor province. After a salvo of outgoing fire, thick columns of smoke rise from As-Susah, which along with the town of Hajin and other nearby villages make up IS’s last enclave in eastern Syria.


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Uganda's Museveni blames 'external forces' for opposition unrest

Uganda's Museveni blames 'external forces' for opposition unrestUganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has accused “external forces” of trying to foment trouble by funding his political opponents in a bid to undermine the country’s image abroad. In an hours-long televised speech late on Sunday, the 74-year-old railed against the opposition and accused “external forces” of seeking to “sabotage” Uganda’s growth. Museveni, who took power in 1986, claimed “foreign money” was being funnelled to his political opponents by unnamed NGOs to foment trouble by paying youngsters to burn tyres and throw rocks at police.


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