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What doesn’t break Boko Haram in Niger makes it stronger

•The terror group’s differences over leadership style, war strategy and ideology seem to have increased its resilience. Fonteh Akum, Illiassou Abdoulaye Alio and Habibou Souley Bako Since the beginning of 2019, there’s been a growing number of attacks in Niger’s Diffa region, largely claimed by Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP), a faction

Short of finance and manpower, ISIS adopts new guerilla manual to remain active in Nigeria, globally

•Group’s newspaper instructs on guerrilla tactics •After fall of “caliphate”, IS aims to expand globally  •Islamic State still seen as dangerous   Jude Johnson with Lena Masri and Ali Abdelaty (Reuters)   After losing territory, Islamic State fighters are turning to guerrilla war to expand globally and remain active in strategic locations including Nigeria and West

Is the ISIS Leader Al-Baghdadi Dead?

This time his death was reported by the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights, which is typically seen as reliable By Krishnadev Calamur   The Syrian Observatory of Human Rights says Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the ISIS leader, is dead. The group did not cite a source, though Agence France-Press reported that the claim was