Last month, a French journalist named Olivier Dubois disappeared while traveling in Mali. In a video that emerged yesterday, Dubois stated that he had been kidnapped by a jihadist group affiliated with al Qaeda that calls themselves JNIM, which stands for the Group for the Support of Islam and Muslims.
The US Embassy in Afghanistan announced on Tuesday that all nonessential staff should evacuate the country as concerns over an escalation in violence mount. The Taliban previously placed a deadline for all troops to withdraw from the country. This deadline is fast approaching, set to occur next week on May
In Burkina Faso, two Spaniards, an Irish conservationist, and a local soldier were abducted by gunmen near a nature reserve in the region. The group was part of an anti-poaching patrol investigating instances of poaching near Pama reserve on Monday. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack so far.
Terrorist Abdelmalek Hamzaoui has been sentenced to death in an Algerian court for his role in the kidnap and murder of French tourist Hervé Gourdel. Mr. Gourdel, a mountaineer, was exploring Djurdjura National Park in 2014 when he was abducted and later killed. The Jund al-Khilafa terrorist group released a
On Tuesday night, suspected Islamist militants killed 10 people in an overnight raid on a village in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo, local authorities report. DRC authorities believe that the attacks were the work of the Allied Democratic Forces, a Ugandan group that has been active
Afghanistan’s intelligence agency, the National Directorate of Security (NDS) announced that they successfully caught and foiled an attempt by the terrorist organization ISIS to assassinate a US diplomat in Kabul. Ross Wilson, the US Charge d’Affaires in Kabul was the target of the planned attack, which was set to occur
On Monday, three French soldiers were killed in a counterterrorism operation after their vehicle was hit by a bomb. France has deployed more than 5,000 soldiers throughout Africa to combat terrorist organizations such as the Islamic State, al Qaeda, and other militant groups throughout Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, and other
A rocket attack on Baghdad’s diplomatic Green Zone on December 20 has been deemed a terrorist attack by Iraqi President Barham Salih. Mr. Salih also stated that the attack undermines Iraq’s international reputation. According to a statement released by the Iraqi military, eight rockets were fired at the area, injuring
US prosecutors are allegedly planning to unseal charges against a suspect involved in the 1988 Lockerbie plane bombing after locating the top-bomb maker for the late Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi. Prosecutors claim that the suspect, Abu Agila Mohammad Masud, assembled the device that blew up Pan Am flight 103 over
Afghanistan’s government has been struggling to maintain control of the country, and the situation is only worsening with the sudden withdrawal of American troops. Security forces are dealing with an influx of hit and run assignations, Taliban insurgents have stuck letters on shopfronts claiming that the organization will execute kidnappers,