Jihadists are trying to take over the Sahel

2018/07/13 – There has been no “Mission Accomplished” moment celebrating the defeat of Islamic State (IS) in Syria and Iraq. But the American and other allied troops who helped crush IS are quietly heading home, and their generals are packing away their counter-insurgency field manuals. They deserve credit for a job bravely done. However, IS’s brutal ideology is not dead. A form of it is taking root in and around the Sahel. Continuer à lire … « Jihadists are trying to take over the Sahel »

Army besieges IS suspects in central Libya

2018/07/12 – Libya’s eastern-based army, led by Gen. Khalifa Haftar, on Tuesday surrounded a group of militants suspected to be Islamic State (IS) terrorists near central Jufra district. Continuer à lire … « Army besieges IS suspects in central Libya »

DRC, Mali groups join UN black list

2018/06/27 – Several Congolese, Malian and Yemeni groups have been added to the United Nation’s annual black list of groups violating children’s rights in wartime, the world body said this week. Continuer à lire … « DRC, Mali groups join UN black list »

Tuareg alliance claims more operations against ISGS in northern Mali

GATIA and MSA troops in the northern Menaka region of Mali
The Imghad and Allies Self Defense Movement (GATIA) and the Movement for the Salvation of Azawad (MSA), two allied pro-Mali Tuareg groups, announced today its fighters clashed several times over the weekend with militants loyal to the Islamic State, led by Abu Walid al Sahrawi in northern Mali. Continuer à lire … « Tuareg alliance claims more operations against ISGS in northern Mali »

Mali ripe territory for ISIS, local militias — and they often clash

2018/05/07 – A militia in Mali claims it found the vehicle used by four American soldiers killed in an ambush by Islamist militants in neighboring Niger last fall. The discovery indicates how fighters linked to the Islamic State likely traveled between the two countries. Continuer à lire … « Mali ripe territory for ISIS, local militias — and they often clash »

Joint security-military plan to secure Libya’s Tripoli

2018/05/07 – Libya’s Interior Ministry completed on Saturday the preparation of a joint security and military plan to secure the capital Tripoli, a few days after the deadly Islamic State (IS) suicide attack on the Libyan Higher Commission of Elections. Continuer à lire … « Joint security-military plan to secure Libya’s Tripoli »

Algeria and Morocco’s Migrant Policies Could Prevent Violent Extremism

2018/03/15 – Legalising migrants can boost economic growth, improve international relations and prevent radicalisation.

Algeria and Morocco have for the past decade been important transit and stopover countries for migrants moving to Europe. Many also stop to seek informal work in Algeria’s $548.3 billion hydrocarbon economy and Morocco’s $257.3 billion diversified economy. Continuer à lire … « Algeria and Morocco’s Migrant Policies Could Prevent Violent Extremism »