01/10/2019 – Daesh affiliate in West Africa dominates large tracts of Nigeria’s north-eastern Borno province. The nation’s military recently consolidated soldiers in large « supercamps » instead of poorly protected rural positions to battle the terrorist group, which controls much of the region, the report explained. Continuer à lire … « Daesh Gives Drones, Technical Instruction to Affiliate in West Africa – Report »
2018/04/09 – Sudanese security agents on Wednesday brought home from Libya seven Sudanese women who they said were members of the Daesh group. Continuer à lire … « Sudan repatriates ‘Daesh members’ from Libya »
The British government has provided 4 million U.S. dollars worth of demining equipment to the Libyan government to remove landmines in the city of Sirte. »The British government has delivered 4 million U.S. dollars equipment to the Libyan authorities to help make Sirte safe, » the British Embassy to Libya said on social media Thursday. Continuer à lire … « Libya – Britain provides Libya with 4 mln USD worth of demining equipment »
These are challenging times for North Africa’s Muslim governments. Even as Daesh is ousted from its strongholds in Iraq and Syria, the extremist group is continuing its battle against authorities in countries like Morocco, Algeria and Egypt.
On Oct. 16, the Egyptian military announced that six soldiers and at least 24 Daesh militants were killed in attacks on military outposts in North Sinai. That same weekend, Moroccan police arrested 11 members of an “extremely dangerous” Daesh-linked cell and seized chemical products used to make bombs. Algerian forces, meanwhile, have killed at least 71 Islamist fighters so far this year – the most since 2014. Continuer à lire … « In Sunni North Africa, fears of Iran’s Shi’ite shadow »