A resident, one of the thousands affected by the stand-off between government soldiers and Muslim rebels, sits atop his wooden boat next to their makeshift shelter along the sea wall in Zamboanga City, in the southern island of Mindanao in the Philippines on Wednesday
Fighters from the People’s Protection Units of the Committee for the Protection of the Kurdish People stand in a trench holding a position about 30 kilometres south of the Kurdish town of Derik, in northeastern Hasakeh governorate, on the border with Turkey and Iraq. In recent weeks dozens of militants were killed as Kurdish and Arab rebels clashed in Syria’s northeastern Hasaka province
A man accused by the Congolese Army of being a spy of rebels of the M23 movement is tied and taken away on Tuesday in Munigi on the outskirts of Goma in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The army in the Democratic Republic of Congo on July 16 pursued an offensive against rebels of the M23 movement to protect the North Kivu provincial capital of Goma. M23, a movement launched by Tutsi defectors from the army who accuse the Kinshasa government of reneging on a 2009 peace deal, last year occupied Goma for 10 days before pulling out under international pressure
Syrian rebel fighter Abu Al Dardaa walks towards the front-line as rebels attack regular Syrian army areas in the Salaheddine neighborhood of Aleppo on Monday. Syria’s rebel prime minister Ghassan Hitto announced his resignation, nearly four months after his appointment and having failed to form a government
Syrian rebel fighters belonging to the ‘Martyrs of Maaret al-Numan’ battalion leave their position after a range of shootings on Thursday in the southern Syrian town of Maaret al-Numan in front of the army base of Wadi Deif. At least 93,000 people, including over 6,500 children, have been killed in Syria’s civil war, the UN said, warning that the true death toll could be far higher.
A woman carries her son as she stands with other women at a camp for internally displaced persons in al-Mazraq, in the northwestern Yemeni province of Hajja, on Monday. Thousands of the displaced who have fled fighting between Shia rebels and government forces in northwestern Yemen have yet to return to their villages three years after the fighting ended.
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Sri Lankan army commandos march during a Victory Day parade rehearsal in Colombo on Friday. Sri Lanka celebrates War Heroes month with a military parade scheduled on Saturday. The parade celebrates the fourth anniversary of the military defeat of the Tamil Tiger rebels in May 2009, ending a 37-year long separatist conflict.
A Syrian female rebel monitors the movement of government forces in the Sheikh Maqsud district of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on April 11 2013.