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Boko Haram far from defeated – control risk

•Continues to drive terrorism threat in northern Nigeria By Gillian Parker  Despite all efforts from the Nigerian government, and support by surrounding states, Boko Haram in northern Nigeria is far from defeated. This was proven once more on June 17, when at least 31 people were killed in explosions in the Damboa local government area

Egypt churches suspend activities for security reasons

The Egypt's Coptic and Evangelical Churches have suspended some of their activities for security reasons after a spate of jihadist attacks, church officials said on Thursday. Conferences and church-organised trips will be suspended for three weeks after security services warned of more attempted attacks, said the Reverend Andrea Zaki, head of

US-backed Syrian Forces Advance in IS Stronghold Raqqa

The U.S.-backed Syrian forces stormed into Islamic State's de-facto capital of Raqqa on Tuesday, triggering intense combat and signaling the start of what the U.S.-led coalition says will ultimately be the end of IS control in the besieged city. "We declare today the beginning of the great battle to liberate the

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