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US: Al-Qaida leader killed in Libya attack

The U.S. military said Wednesday a high-ranking leader of the al-Qaida militant group was killed Saturday in a joint U.S.-Libyan airstrike in the southwestern Libyan town of Ubari.

Brazen Burkina Faso attacks raise concern of growing threat

Burkina Faso's leaders urged vigilance on Saturday, a day after brazen Islamic extremist attacks on the army headquarters and French Embassy in the capital, which killed eight people. An al-Qaeda-linked group based in neighboring Mali claimed responsibility for the assaults.

French, Niger presidents discus migration, extremism

French President Emmanuel Macron promised more than 400 million euros ($474 million) in aid over four years to Niger during a visit and told the country's president he was ready to strengthen France's presence in the Sahel.

French president reassures soldiers fighting Boko Haram, al-Qaida in Niger

French President Emmanuel Macron visited and dined with soldiers stationed in Niger who are fighting against extremism in the Sahel, reassuring them that France would not abandon the region to extremists.

US soldier fought to end after ambush in Niger – report

Army Sgt. La David T. Johnson died in a hail of gunfire, hit as many as 18 times as he took cover in thick brush, fighting to the end after fleeing militants who had just killed three comrades in an October ambush in Niger, The Associated Press has learned.

Nigeria remains third most terrorised nation – report

The 2017 Global Terrorism Index (GTI) also indicates that killing of innocent people by the Boko Haram insurgents in the North east has decreased by 80 per cent. According to the document, Nigeria got the same ranking in 2015 and 2016. It was ranked fourth in 2014.

Three US Army special operations commandos killed in Niger Republic

U.S. officials said three U.S. Army special operations commandos were killed Wednesday and two others were wounded when they came under fire in southwest Niger.

Restaurant attacked by gunmen in Burkina Faso

A Turkish restaurant came under attack late on Sunday as heavy gunfire erupted in the capital of Burkina Faso, which has seen a surge in violence by armed groups over the past few years.

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