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Netanyahu says African migrants worse threat than jihadists

Netanyahu says African migrants worse threat than jihadists

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday that an electronic fence along the Israel-Egypt border has saved the Jewish state from jihadist attacks or what he believes would be worse — a tide of African migrants. “Were it not for the fence, we would be faced with… severe attacks by Sinai terrorists, and something much […]

How Mozambique smugglers nurtured Jihadists

How Mozambique smugglers nurtured Jihadists

Attacks by young Islamist militants in northern Mozambique are fuelled by a mix of poverty and corruption, writes Joseph Hanlon. In the most recent attack, 10 people were decapitated with machetes in Palma district in the country’s northerly Cabo Delgado province. More than 300 people have been detained by the police and army since the […]

The Islamic State releases video threatening Iran for tolerating Jews

The Islamic State releases video threatening Iran for tolerating Jews

Members of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), made up of an alliance of Arab and Kurdish fighters, stand under an Islamic State (IS) group banner in the recently recaptured town of Al-Karamah, 26 kms from the IS bastion of Raqa, as they advance to encircle the jihadists The Islamic State group threatened Iran for […]

Murder in God’s name ‘satanic’, pope says at mass for slain priest

Murder in God’s name ‘satanic’, pope says at mass for slain priest

Pope Francis on Wednesday denounced killing in God’s name as “satanic” as he held a mass to honour Jacques Hamel, the French priest whose throat was slit by jihadists in July. “Killing in God’s name is satanic,” he said in his address which was attended by around 80 pilgrims from the northern French diocese of […]

Egypt vows to continue fight against jihadists in the Sinai

Egypt vows to continue fight against jihadists in the Sinai

Egypt says its army will continue an offensive in the Sinai Peninsula, after clashes with Islamic State (IS) militants left more than 100 dead. Operations will not stop until the area is cleared of all “terrorist concentrations”, the army said. Air strikes continued into the early hours of Thursday. The army says 17 soldiers were […]

Two jihadist leaders killed in Mali

Two jihadist leaders killed in Mali

French special forces have killed four jihadists, including two leaders, in a raid in north Mali, the French defence ministry says. One of those killed was Amada Ag Hama, suspected of the kidnapping and murder of two French journalists in 2013. He is said to be a commander of in al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb. […]

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