The women were picking fruit near a town blockaded by the militants for years, causing food shortages. The incident is considered the first mass abduction of women in the country.
12 Dec 2019
Islamist militants killed 71 soldiers in an attack on a remote military camp in Niger near the border with Mali, an army spokesman said on Wednesday, in the deadliest raid against the Nigerien military in living memory.
21 Jun 2017
Philippines troops launch a fresh offensive in the southern city of Marawi against Islamist militants, aiming to wrap up the fighting before the end of Ramadan.