The privately-owned Algerian outlet Ennahar TV announced the death of army chief Ahmed Gaid Salah on Monday. Salah, who was 79, was pivotal in forcing the resignation of former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika in April earlier this year.
The Algerian Chief of Staff, Lieutenant General Ahmed Gaid Salah, accused a nondescript "gang" of infiltrating the protest movement in the country and damaging the relations between the Algerian people and Army.
The Armed Forces of Algeria are pushing for President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to step down amidst continued protests. However, the ruling FLN has, so far, been unable to find a replacement that satisfies all sides.
Ahmed Fadl al-Kadhim is an Iraqi officer who sacrificed his life in order to give life to a wounded man who was injured by an ISIS ambush in Tarmia, north of the Iraqi capital Baghdad. The family of the fallen officer remember their last conversations with him.