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Nigeria convoy attack death toll rises to 30: sources

Kano - The death toll from a jihadist attack on the convoy of the regional governor in northeast Nigeria has risen to 30, security sources said Saturday.

Jihadists take hundreds hostage in northeast Nigeria town

Kano - Jihadists have taken hundreds of hostages in a northeast Nigerian town where people had just returned after fleeing their homes, locals and militia sources said Wednesday.

Iraqi jihadism expert Hisham al-Hashemi killed

Baghdad - Renowned jihadism expert Hisham al-Hashemi was shot outside his home in Baghdad on Monday and died shortly thereafter at a local hospital, Iraqi officials told AFP.

Al-Qaeda North Africa confirms chief is dead: SITE

Bamako - Al-Qaeda's North Africa wing has confirmed that its Algerian chief Abdelmalek Droukdel is dead, according to SITE, the US watchdog for extremist groups.

Death toll from Nigeria jihadist attack rises to 69

Kano - The death toll from an attack by jihadists linked to the Islamic State group on a village in northeast Nigeria has risen to 69, security sources and residents said Wednesday.

Jihadist attack leaves 59 dead in northeast Nigeria

Kano - Fighters from an IS-linked jihadist group on Tuesday killed 59 people in a raid on a herding village in northeast Nigeria's Borno state, local militia members and residents told AFP.

French troops kill Al-Qaeda's North Africa chief

Paris - France has hailed the killing of the head of Al-Qaeda's North Africa wing in an operation against the group behind a string of deadly attacks across the troubled Sahel region.

French forces kill Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb leader: minister

Paris - French forces have killed the leader of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), Algerian Abdelmalek Droukdel, in Mali, French Defence Minister Florence Parly said on Friday.Droukdel was killed on Thursday in the northwest Mali town of Tessalit.

Syrians in Idlib protest opening of trade link with regime

Idlib - Protests broke out across opposition-held parts of northwest Syria Friday against an al-Qaeda-linked jihadist group after it opened a trade crossing into regime territory, an AFP correspondent and a war monitor said.

44 jihadists found dead in Chad prison: prosecutor

Ndjame - A group of 44 suspected members of Boko Haram, arrested during a recent operation against the jihadist group, have been found dead in their prison cell, apparently poisoned, Chad's chief prosecutor announced Saturday.

Jihadist ambush kills at least 70 Nigerian soldiers

Kano - At least 70 Nigerian soldiers were killed in an ambush on their convoy by jihadist fighters in the restive northeast, military and security sources said on Tuesday.

Jihadists kill, abduct dozens in northeast Nigeria

Maiduguri - Jihadists killed at least 30 people and abducted women and children in a raid in northeast Nigeria's restive Borno state, a regional government spokesman said on Monday.

Terror as jihadists target key northeast Nigeria road

Maiduguri - The bus driver sensed straight away that he and his six passengers were in trouble when the gunmen, dressed in Nigerian army uniforms, stopped their vehicle at a checkpoint.

Clashes over garrison town kill 3 Nigerian soldiers

Kano - Three soldiers have been killed in intense fighting between Nigeria's army and jihadists over a key northeastern garrison town, a security source said Wednesday.

US urges Sahel countries to step up fight against jihadists

New York - The United States criticized countries of West Africa's Sahel region at the United Nations on Monday, saying their leaders were not doing enough to ensure stability amid soaring jihadist violence.

French and Sahel soldiers step up campaign against jihadists

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IS prisoners in NE Syria: What we know

Beirut - The prospect that thousands of the world's most fanatic jihadists could break out in the chaos caused by Turkey's invasion of northeastern Syria is causing widespread alarm.

In Syria camp, uncertain future for foreign IS orphans

Ak - Sitting in a wheelchair beside a metal fence in a camp in northern Syria, nine-year-old Ruqaya Mohammad raises a scarf over her face to hide from journalists.

Jihadists kill abducted aid worker in Nigeria

Maiduguri - Jihadists aligned to Islamic State have killed one of six aid workers abducted in July in northeast Nigeria, charity group Action Against Hunger said Wednesday.

The Iraqi displaced no one wants

Kuwait - Accused of links with the Islamic State group, hundreds of Iraqi families have been evicted from displacement camps only to find their hometowns and tribes angrily refusing their return.

UN criticises transfer of 1,600 displaced Iraqis

Baghdad - The United Nations on Monday criticised Iraqi authorities for transferring around 1,600 people from camps to their areas of origin, saying the returns could put them in danger.

Jihadists down regime plane, detain pilot in northwest Syria

Jihadists Wednesday downed a regime plane flying over northwest Syria as it took part in a deadly campaign that has seen loyalists inch forward against their opponents, a monitor said.

US military says service member dead in Iraq mission

Baghdad - The US military said Saturday that an American service member died during an operation alongside Iraqi security personnel in Nineveh province."One US service member died today during an Iraqi Security Force mission in...

Money row sparks deadly Nigeria jihadist infighting: sources

A dispute over money within a Nigerian jihadist faction affiliated to the Islamic State group has spiralled into clashes that has killed "scores" of fighters, sources said.

Mozambique leader vows to hunt down jihadist attackers

Maputo - Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi vowed Wednesday to hunt down and unmask attackers involved in a string of deadly assaults that have battered the country's northern region and killed least 250 people.

US says targeted Al-Qaeda in northwest Syria

Beirut - The United States said Monday it had carried out a strike against Al-Qaeda-linked jihadists in northwestern Syria, its first such operation there in two years.

Betrayal, guilt, hate: post-IS, Mosul society still broken

Mosul - Haytham Salem has not spoken to his sister in years, but this is no ordinary family feud. When Islamic State jihadists overran Iraq's Mosul, he fled but his nephew joined them.

Spain busts gang that helped 'finance Al Qaeda militia'

Madrid - Spanish police on Tuesday detained 10 nationals of Syrian origin accused of financing "Al Qaeda terrorist militia" in Syria, the interior ministry and a source close to the probe said.

Damascus pounds jihadist-run northwest, ignoring Trump warning

Sar - Bombardments by the Syrian regime killed six civilians in northwest Syria Monday, hours after US President Donald Trump urged Damascus and its allies to "stop bombing the hell" out of the jihadist-held region.

Civilian toll mounts as Syria regime pounds jihadist bastion

Kafer Halab - Nine children were among at least 21 civilians killed Tuesday in regime attacks on Syria's northwest, a jihadist stronghold that has come under intensified bombardment in the past month, a monitor said.
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