Tag Archives: Jihadists

#WorldPoli: Government Troops Target Rebels, Jihadists in Syria’s Idlib – #WorldPolitics

Syria’s government forces and allied militias have continued their assault on targets belonging to rebels and jihadist factions in the northwestern province of Idlib. Government troops Sunday fired artillery and missiles to target their opponents in Idlib’s southern countryside, according to local news media. Nearly a dozen rebels and jihadists …

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#WorldPoli: Why Is France the Top European Target for Jihadists? – #WorldPolitics

WASHINGTON – After arriving on a migrant boat at Italy’s Lampedusa island in September, Brahim Aouissaoui, a 21-year-old Tunisian, traveled more than 1,000 additional miles to arrive in the French city of Nice where he is suspected of a terror attack at a church. Aouissaoui, who stabbed three people to …

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#WorldPoli: Mali: Rights Groups Concerned After Jihadists Released in Prisoner Swap – #WorldPolitics

WASHINGTON – Rights groups are voicing concerns over the release of 200 jihadist militants in a recent prisoner exchange in Mali. The militants were freed by the government earlier this month in exchange for the release of four people, including a French aid worker, two Italian nationals and a prominent …

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#WorldPoli: US Action Against IS Financier Shows Jihadists’ Cash Flow Continues from Turkey – #WorldPolitics

WASHINGTON – The U.S. designation last week of a new Turkey-based member of the notorious Rawi Network for allegedly facilitating money transfers to the Islamic State (IS) in Syria has raised fresh concerns among observers that jihadists continue to use Turkey to fund their activities in Syria. The Rawi Network, …

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#WorldPoli: Powerful Islamist Group Intensifies Crackdown on Jihadists in Syria’s Idlib – #WorldPolitics

WASHINGTON – A powerful Islamist militant group in the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib has launched a military campaign against rival jihadist groups, local news reports and rights groups said Sunday. Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), the dominant force in Idlib, the last major rebel stronghold in Syria, on Sunday began …

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#WorldPoli: Jihadists in Syria’s Idlib Form New ‘Operations Room’ – #WorldPolitics

WASHINGTON – Several al-Qaida-aligned militant groups in the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib have announced the formation of a joint military operations room aimed at coordinating efforts to fight Syrian government troops and its allied forces. The new operations center, dubbed as “Be Steadfast”, consists of five jihadist groups that …

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#WorldPoli: Prosecutor: 44 Jihadists Found Dead in Chad Prison – #WorldPolitics

N’DJAMENA, CHAD – A group of 44 suspected members of Boko Haram, arrested during a recent operation against the jihadist group, have been found dead in their prison cell, apparently poisoned, Chad’s chief prosecutor announced Saturday. Speaking on national television, Youssouf Tom said the 44 prisoners had been found dead …

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