Take back jihadists, Trump tells Europe
European nations must take back hundreds of Islamic State group fighters captured in Syria, President Donald Trump said late Saturday, after a delay in announcing what he said would be the end of the "caliphate." Trump shocked allies in December by declaring the pullout of roughly 2,000 US troops who had been assisting local forces…
Tunisia convicts dozens of jihadists over teen beheading
A Tunisian court has convicted dozens of jihadists over the 2015 murder of a teenage shepherd, but the vast majority remain on the run, a prosecution spokesman said Wednesday.
15 suspected jihadists killed in joint French-Niger operation
Some 15 suspected jihadists have been killed near the Niger-Mali border by a joint franco-nigerien task force, the French military high command said. "On the night of December 27 (...) an air raid mounted by fighters and Tiger attack helicopters struck" jihadists gathered near Tongo Tongo, in southwestern Niger, the high command said in a…
13 Nigerian troops, policeman killed in Boko Haram attack
Boko Haram jihadists ambushed a military convoy in northeastern Nigeria, killing 13 soldiers and a policeman, the army said Wednesday...
No part of Sokoto under occupation by Jihadists, armed group - Police
The Sokoto State Police Command has denied media reports that parts of Tangaza local government area of the state was under occupation of Jihadists or any armed militia group. Reacting to the reports, yesterday, the command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Cordelia Nwawe, told newsmen that neither Tangaza nor any part of the state was under…
Nigerian soldiers lash out in video after bloody Boko Haram attack
Nigerian troops fighting on the frontlines of the Boko Haram conflict have released a video claiming dozens had died in a recent attack and deploring the poor state of their equipment. In the five-minute video seen by AFP on Saturday, a soldier narrating in the background shows the burnt shells of several tanks and vehicles…
Boko Haram kidnaps 50 loggers in Nigeria
Boko Haram jihadists abducted around 50 loggers near the northeastern Nigerian town of Gamboru close to the border with Cameroon, civilian militia and residents told AFP Thursday. The hostages who are mostly from a camp for people displaced by jihadist violence were on Saturday rounded up by fighters loyal to factional leader Abubakar Shekau while…
Eight dead as Boko Haram storm French drilling camp in Niger
Seven local employees of a French drilling firm and a government official were killed Thursday when suspected Boko Haram gunmen stormed the compound where they were sleeping in southeastern Niger.
Boko Haram kill 12 farmers in Nigeria
Boko Haram jihadists on Saturday hacked 12 farmers to death as they worked on their fields in the volatile northeastern Nigerian state of Borno, civilian militia told AFP.
Boko Haram captures Nigerian town
Boko Haram jihadists have taken over a town in northeast Nigeria after sacking and occupying a military base, local officials and security sources told AFP on Saturday.