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At least 22 Niger soldiers killed in attack on refugee camp

At least 22 Niger soldiers killed in attack on refugee camp

Oct 07, – The attack targeted a camp in the village of Tassalit in Niger’s Tahoua region, around 525 km (326 miles) northeast of the capital Niamey. At least 22 soldiers were killed in Niger on Thursday when unknown assailants attacked a camp for Malian refugees, the West African nation’s Prime Minister Brigi Rafini said. […]

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Suicide bombers attack Yemeni army checkpoints, killing 10

Suicide bombers attack Yemeni army checkpoints, killing 10

July  18, – Al Qaeda’s Yemeni branch claimed responsibility for the attacks near the capital of Hadramout province on the Gulf of Aden, the latest in a series of bombings since forces loyal to Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, backed by troops from the United Arab Emirates, drove out the Islamist militants from the city […]

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Pakistan plans new paramilitary crackdown after Easter bombing kills 70

Pakistan plans new paramilitary crackdown after Easter bombing kills 70

Mar 28, – Sunday’s suicide bombing at a public park was claimed by the Pakistani Taliban’s Jamaat-ur-Ahrar faction, which once declared loyalty to Islamic State. The group said it was targeting Christians. Pakistan has decided to launch a paramilitary crackdown on Islamist militants in Punjab, the country’s richest and most populous province, after an Easter […]

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U.S. troops at Taqaddum to help Iraqis plan fight for Ramadi

U.S. troops at Taqaddum to help Iraqis plan fight for Ramadi

Jun 12, – U.S. defense officials say the tasks of the troops going to Taqaddum air base will range from advising Iraqi commanders how to ensure soldiers have enough bullets to integrating air power into combat plans. President Barack Obama has said American forces being sent to a new operations center in the heart of […]

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Afghanistan suicide blast kills 33, targets government workers

Afghanistan suicide blast kills 33, targets government workers

Apr 18, – Police were investigating whether there was a second explosion after people rushed to the scene to help, the police chief, Fazel Ahmad Sherzad, told a news conference. Afghanistan (Reuters) – A suicide bomb blast in Afghanistan’s eastern city of Jalalabad killed 33 people and injured more than 100 on Saturday outside a […]

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Suicide car bombing kills civilian, wounds 25 Egyptian police in Sinai

Suicide car bombing kills civilian, wounds 25 Egyptian police in Sinai

Mar 10, – The violence comes days ahead of an investment conference in the resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, 340 km (210 miles) south of al-Arish, that Egypt hopes will project an image of stability and attract billions of dollars. A suicide car bomber killed a civilian and wounded 25 Egyptian policemen when he tried to […]

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At least 13 killed in failed U.S. bid to rescue hostages in Yemen

At least 13 killed in failed U.S. bid to rescue hostages in Yemen

Dec 07, – U.S. special forces raided the village of Dafaar in Shabwa province, a militant stronghold in southern Yemen, shortly after midnight on Saturday, killing several members of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). A woman, a 10-year-old boy and a local al Qaeda leader were among at least 11 people killed alongside […]

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Missing Libyan aircraft spark fears of 9/11-style attack in North Africa

Missing Libyan aircraft spark fears of 9/11-style attack in North Africa

Sep 03, – U.S. officials Tuesday expressed fears that Islamist militants who allegedly stole 11 jetliners in Libya last month could carry out a 9/11-style attack in North Africa days before the 13th anniversary of the terror attack on the United States. “We found out on Sept. 11 what can happen with hijacked planes,” he […]

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Tunisia faces mass weekend protests

Tunisia faces mass weekend protests

Aug 04, – Thousands of Tunisians have gathered in a central square in the capital Tunis to back the ruling Islamist Ennahda party.The party organised the rally in Kasbah square in support of what it termed its “legitimacy to govern”. Government opponents were planning to hold a counter protest, calling for Ennahda to quit after […]

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21 civilians killed in Nigerian military strike

21 civilians killed in Nigerian military strike

May 18, AP – At least 21 people were reportedly killed in Friday’s attack in the Sambisa Forest Reserve, south of Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, a military spokesperson said. There has been no independent confirmation of the number of casualties. A military air raid on insurgent camps in northeast Nigeria has killed at […]

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