Heavy clashes broke out on Tuesday between a former Libyan general`s forces and Islamist fighters in the eastern city of Benghazi, killing at least nine people, medics said.
Both Islamist fighters and Iraqi government forces have killed civilians and committed atrocities in three months of fighting, senior UN officials said in an emergency debate on the conflict on Monday.
Syrian government forces backed by Lebanon`s Hezbollah took control of a town just outside Damascus from Islamist fighters on Thursday, a blow to the rebels who had held it for more than a year.
Saudi Arabia listed the Muslim Brotherhood and two Syrian jihadist groups as terrorist organisations Friday, and ordered citizens fighting abroad to return home within 15 days or face imprisonment.
Al Qaeda allied Islamist gunmen
seized the key town of Dhusamareb in central Somalia Tuesday.
Yemeni troops killed four Islamist fighters in a southern town they seized from government control, a local official said.
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