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ISIS celebrates its first-ever attack in Somalia

GILAD SHILOACH The Islamic State claimed responsibility for a terror attack in Somalia—its first-ever attack in the East African nation. In an official statement circulated by the group’s supporters on Twitter and Telegram, ISIS said its fighters detonated a car bomb targeting forces belonging to the African Union Forces—peacekeeping troops—on the outskirts of the capital […]

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Pentagon confirms US airstrikes killed head of ISIS in Libya and senior al-Shabaab leader in Somalia

The Pentagon has confirmed that one of ISIS’s top commanders in Libya was killed in a U.S. airstrike last month. The operation to kill Iraqi national Abu Nabil in the eastern port city of Darnah was conceived before terrorists went on a rampage in the French capital, Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook said. It is […]

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Al-Shabab wants IS to back off in East Africa

From BBC By Tomi OladipoBBC Monitoring Africa security correspondent Image copyrightAPImage captionAl-Shabab has so far avoided large-scale defections of its members to IS Somalia’s militant Islamist movement al-Shabab is battling to keep the loyalty of its fighters, as the Islamic State (IS) group tries to gain a foothold in East Africa. IS achieved a major […]

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Posted in Congress Watch, Countries, Defense News, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Politics and Security, Regional Issues, Somalia, Somaliland0 Comments

ISIS beheads a South Sudanese citizen ’to avenge persecution of Muslims in the country’

From The Sudan Tribune October 18, 2015 (WASHINGTON) – The Islamic State section in Libya (ISIS) released a video on Sunday purportedly showing the beheading of a man who identified himself as being a citizen of South Sudan. Screenshot from ISIS video showing an unidentified South Sudan man’s beheading (ST) The captive, dressed in dressed […]

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Sudanese security arrests another ISIS supporter

August 2, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese authorities on Saturday have re-arrested the Salafist Jihadist preacher and supporter of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Masa’ad al-Sidairah along with several of his disciples. ISIS fighter Abu al-Fida al-Sudani reported killed in Syria in June 2015 (Photo from a YouTube vedio released by ISIS) […]

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Kenya detains alleged Islamic State recruiters from Uganda

Kenya detains alleged Islamic State recruiters from Uganda 4:55 AM Friday Jul 3, 2015 NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) ” Kenyan authorities are holding two Ugandan men who are accused of recruiting for the Islamic State group in East Africa. The Kenya Anti-Terrorism Police Unit on Thursday sought a magistrate’s permission to continue holding the Ugandans it […]

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86 Eritrean migrants ‘kidnapped by Isil’ in Libya

Addis Ababa, 6 June 2015 (WIC) – Militants from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) are believed to have kidnapped 86 Eritrean refugees from a smugglers’ caravan in western Libya. The militants struck at dawn on Wednesday morning, stopping the vehicle before separating Christian refugees from their Muslim counterparts, according to Meron Estafanos, the […]

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Sudan, ISIS and radical Islam: examining a contradictory approach

Sudan, ISIS and radical Islam: examining a contradictory approach – Muhammed Osman Posted on May 18, 2015 by AfricanArgumentsEditor                         When Sudan’s Vice-President Hassabo Abdul Rahman declared on 22nd March 2015 the “non-existence of any signs of extremism or [related] terrorism” in his country, the irony could […]

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What are African countries really doing in Yemen?

7 May 2015 When Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser deployed tens of thousands of troops in Yemen in the mid 1960s for several years to support a nationalist coup modelled on his own, ‘It was a bloody and fruitless experience that historians call “Egypt’s Vietnam,”’ as The New York Times recently wrote. Will the current Saudi-led military intervention […]

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Rescued Ethiopians in Libya arrive at Cairo

  CAIRO, May 7 (Xinhua) — A group of Ethiopians freed from Islamic militant kidnappers in Libya arrived in Cairo Thursday, state-run Nile TV reported. TV footage showed Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi receiving and greeting the Ethiopians, who waived Egyptian flags, at Cairo International Airport. “We were concerned about our Ethiopian brothers, after news reported […]

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