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2 days ago
Israel has struck Gaza for a second day, targeting the Islamic Jihad militant group. The group confirmed that one of their top commanders was killed in an airstrike. Palestinian militants have since been firing back.
9 Aug
The fragile cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian Islamic Jihad appears to be holding. The cease-fire follows three days of fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants that left dozens dead, hundreds injured.
9 Aug
Israel and the Islamic Jihad group announced that a cease-fire would come into effect Sunday night. The truce could end the worst cross-border conflict between Israel and Palestinian militants since last year.
26 Jul
Mali's army repels a terrorist attack on its largest military base, located on the outskirts of Bamako. Seven attackers were killed and eight arrested in the assault.
22 Apr
Israel has responded to rocket attacks from Gaza with airstrikes, as a month of deadly violence in Israel and the Palestinian territories continues to escalate.
18 Apr
Islamabad has issued a warning to Afghanistan's Taliban leadership, accusing it of giving shelter to militants. In turn, the Taliban claim Pakistani bombings recently killed dozens of civilians on Afghan soil.
14 Feb
The French army on Saturday said it killed 40 militants in Burkina Faso. According to a statement posted on Twitter, the militants were "neutralized" during a joint operation with Burkinabe armed forces. The statement went on to say that the armed "terrorist group" was responsible for two attacks in neighboring Benin.
30 Aug 2021
In northern Nigeria dozens of fighters from jihadist group Boko Haram have been handing in their weapons, seeking reintegration into society. The government claims the credit, though the full reasons are less clear. And not everyone is ready to accept them back into the fold.
28 Aug 2021
Although US military withdrawal raises the risk of terrorist activity, experts say the Taliban will likely value pursuing international recognition of their rule over harboring militants.
16 Jun 2021
Ten captives taken by extremists in Nigeria are freed. The group had been held by ISWAP militants, who have killed hostages in the past. Also, we look at the tourism industry in Ethiopia ahead of June 21 regional elections. The sector has been hit hard by the conflict in the Tigray region and the Covid-19 pandemic. And we see how a Chinese-funded harbour in Sierra Leone is stirring environmental fears. NIGERIA
28 Apr 2021
Niger State Governor Abubakar Sani Bello has confirmed that Boko Haram militants have displaced over 3,000 residents of Kaure and Shiroro local government areas, even going as far as hoisting their flags in the overrun communities situated less than 140km from the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Could Abuja be next?
1 Jan 2021
Media reports claim that Donald Trump was briefed on alleged Chinese bounties earlier this month. In the past, Russia was also accused of offering money to Afghan militants to attack US troops.

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