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Five jihadists, two soldiers killed in Cameroon clash

Five rebels and two soldiers were killed early Tuesday when jihadists crossing from Nigeria attacked a military position in northern Cameroon, sources said.
The evil spirit -possessed, blood -thirsty Boko Haram insurgents are on the prowl against troops of the Nigerian Army even as this story is being gathered.

ISWAP fighters kill seven Nigerian soldiers in Dapchi

In one assault on the town of Dapchi fighters believed to be from an Islamic State group affiliate killed one soldier and wounded three while looting shops and torching the house of a local leader, sources told AFP.

Terrorists attack Niger military base, scores killed

A military outpost in Niger’s Diffa region that has long been a target of jihadist fighters came under major attack overnight, local sources said on Tuesday, with an unknown number of troops killed.

Six family members killed by ISIS in Iraq

The extremist Islamic State militants on Friday shot dead six family members in an attack on their house in Salahudin province north of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, a provincial police source said.
People react at the scene of the attack on a hospital in Kabul on Tuesday. Photograph – Hedayatullah Amid-EPA

Gunmen attack Afghan hospital, kill two babies, 11 others

Thirteen people, including two babies, were killed on Tuesday when gunmen stormed a maternity hospital in the Afghan capital Kabul, an interior ministry spokesman said.
Every weekday at noon, radio host Mehret Debebe heads to his studio for a live call-in show devoted to a single topic- What the coronavirus means for Ethiopia.

Ethiopia calls on expertise of diaspora doctors to stay ahead of coronavirus curve

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Nigerien and French troops have carried out a military operation that has killed 120 ‘terrorists’ in south-west Niger, the country’s defence ministry said. Ludovic Marin-AFP via Getty Images

ISWAP attacks: 28 foreign informants, local collaborators arrested – report

The Nigerian military has arrested 28 informants leaking operational secrets to the Boko Haram terrorists.
Army spokesperson Tamer al-Rifai said the suspects died in an exchange of fire in a farming area of the region in eastern Egypt, and that arms, ammunition and walkie-talkies were seized.

Egypt says killed 2 jihadists, day after deadly blast hits army

The Egyptian army killed two suspected jihadists on Friday in restive North Sinai, a day after a blast targeted an armoured vehicle, a military spokesperson said.

Egypt extends state of emergency on virus, security fears

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Tuesday ordered the renewal for three months of a long-running state of emergency, citing health as well as security concerns.
Former British rapper, Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary who travelled to Syria to join the Islamic State group has been arrested in Spain.

Ex-British rapper turned IS terrorist arrested

Former British rapper Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary who travelled to Syria to join the Islamic State group has been arrested in Spain.National Police
The evil spirit -possessed, blood -thirsty Boko Haram insurgents are on the prowl against troops of the Nigerian Army even as this story is being gathered.

Five security personnel killed by ISWAP in Borno

Jihadists killed five Nigerian security personnel in a gunfight outside Maiduguri, the main city in Borno State, security sources said Wednesday. The state is the restive northeast of the country.
FILE PHOTO- Chad's President Idriss Deby arrives to attend a summit on the situation in the Sahel region in the southern French city of Pau, France, January 13, 2020. REUTERS-Regis Duvignau--File Photo

Chad army will stop joining regional operations against jihadists – president

Chad’s army will no longer participate in military operations beyond its borders, President Idriss Deby said on Friday, a potential blow to international efforts to defeat Islamist militants in the conflict-hit Sahel and Lake Chad region.

ISIS leader arrested in Afghanistan

The head of the Islamic State group’s Afghanistan affiliate has been arrested along with 19 other militants, Afghan officials said Saturday.
At least 33 Boko Haram militants were killed by Nigerian troops in a gunfight on Sunday, according to military sources on Tuesday.

Boko Haram insurgents kill 10 in Borno

Insurgents have killed 10 people in a raid on a village in northeast Nigeria’s restive Borno State, burning homes and looting food supplies, civilian militia sources said Sunday.

Boko Haram: Pastor begs Donald Trump to save Nigerians

Senior Pastor Adewale Giwa of Awaiting The Second Coming Of Jesus Christ Ministry released a three-page letter to the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, asking him to save Nigeria from President Muhammadu Buhari and Boko Haram.
The United States Army, for the first time, will send soldiers from one of its new training brigades to Africa in the coming weeks, expanding the use of the new specialized units as the Pentagon looks at possible troop cuts on the continent.

US new Army training team heads to Africa first time

The United States Army, for the first time, will send soldiers from one of its new training brigades to Africa in the coming weeks, expanding the use of the new specialized units as the Pentagon looks at possible troop cuts on the continent.
“In his speech, Tamimi spoke at length about Rimi and his jihadi journey, and stated that Khalid bin Umar Batarfi is the new leader of AQAP,” it said.

SITE: Al-Qaeda group confirms death of leader, appoints successor

“In his speech, Tamimi spoke at length about Rimi and his jihadi journey, and stated that Khalid bin Umar Batarfi is the new leader of AQAP,” it said.
Mike Pompeo said on CNN- ‘We have to prepare, we have to be ready, and we took a bad guy off the battlefield.’ Saul Loeb-AFP via Getty Images

Mike Pompeo: US, Taliban to sign peace agreement at end of month

The United States and the Taliban will sign an agreement on Feb. 29 at the end of a week-long period of violence reduction in Afghanistan, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the Taliban said on Friday.

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