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Terror Groups are Adapting and Spreading, US Report Warns

By Jeff Seldin Major victories against terror groups such as the Islamic State and al-Qaida have so far failed to stem their spread across the world, part of a worrisome trend identified in a new U.S. government report on terrorism.  The State Department’s annual terror assessment, released Wednesday, hailed “major strides” in Washington’s ongoing effort to

Insurgency: EU pledges €138M to support G5 Sahel Joint Force

The European Union is to give €138 million ($155 million) more to support the G5 Sahel Joint Force, including its police component, a joint E.U.-G5 Sahel statement said, a week after Niger’s president called for sustainable U.N. funding or an an international coalition to fight insurgency in the Sahel. Noting “renewed

‘ISIS has taken a new interest in Nigeria’, laments a soldier after 28 colleagues were reportedly killed

Jude Johnson The Nigerian soldiers are reportedly expressing concerns that ISIS which overseas the activities of Boko Haram splinter group, the Islamic State in West Africa (ISWAP), has shifted its major focus on Nigeria following defeats in Syria and Iraq. This revelation came consequent upon the report that mo fewer than

Islamic State attacks military base in Borno, kills commander

Godsgift Onyedinefu Islamic State claimed fighters from its West Africa Province affiliate reportedlly attacked a military base in the northern Borno state town of Kareto, killing the battalion’s commanding officer. ISIS in a Thursday, June 13 statement said ISWAP fighters attacked the base in Kareto with light medium and heavy weapons. It claimed “at

In-Depth: The Sahel in flames

Editor's Note: For 10 months The New Humanitarian has been on the ground reporting as a surge in violence rips through West Africa. Here’s what they found. In March, after months of bitter fighting in the Syrian town of Baghouz, the so-called Islamic State group relinquished its last shred of territory