Counterterrorism

Friday, October 14, 2016 - 06:54
Over the last five years, the African Union (AU) troops, called AMISOM, forced al-Shabab from most major towns, but the rebels have regrouped with IEDs as their weapon of choice.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 06:29
The Nigerian Navy has finally commenced the deployment of its personnel and other logistics to Lake Chad Basin naval post to effectively counter the activities of Boko Haram terrorists and other criminal elements in the maritime area.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 06:23
Ethiopian troops fighting militant Islamist group al-Shabab have withdrawn from a key military base in central Somalia's Hiran region, residents say.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 06:20
The European Union has been training military personnel in Mali for the last three years. Yet despite this international assistance, Islamist terrorists were able to capture the Malian army base in Nampala in mid-July 2016.
Monday, October 10, 2016 - 07:35
Pakistani envoys on a diplomatic mission to Washington this week gave a stern warning to President Obama: ignoring the conflict in Kashmir will hurt U.S.-Pakistani counterterrorism efforts against the Taliban.
Monday, October 10, 2016 - 07:17
The Dutch government says it will continue its peacekeeping mission in Mali but will withdraw its helicopter contingent by the beginning of next year.
Friday, October 7, 2016 - 07:37
The U.S. military has conducted drone strikes on Islamist militants in Somalia since at least 2011. But lately, American intervention has escalated. In addition, the U.S. and the EU have been loath to provide further financing and support for certain AMISOM partners.
Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 06:23
Germany will build a military base in Niger to support the UN mission fighting jihadists in neighbouring Mali, Berlin's ambassador to Niamey said on Wednesday.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 07:17
President Muhammadu Buhari has called for stronger global alliance on intelligence and information sharing to halt terrorism which according to him, currently haunts both developing and developed nations.
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 07:23
The desire for revenge against Nigeria's heavy-handed military is a leading reason that people join the Boko Haram Islamic extremist group, according to a new study published Monday.

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