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Militants kill at least 31 in central Mali, say local authorities

BAMAKO (Reuters) - Militants killed at least 31 people in central Mali on Friday when they fired upon a bus ferrying people to a local market, local authorities said -…

Four West African states mount operation against Islamist insurgents

OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Burkina Faso, Ghana, Ivory Coast and Togo have carried out a joint military operation to counter increased attacks by Islamist insurgent groups in parts of West Africa,…

U.S. says it killed senior al Qaeda leader in Syria with drone strike

(Reuters) - The U.S. military killed senior al Qaeda leader Abdul Hamid al-Matar in a drone strike in Syria on Friday, a U.S. Central Command spokesman said. "The removal of…

Mali has not asked any group to negotiate with Islamist militants

BAMAKO (Reuters) - The Malian government on Thursday said it had not officially asked any organisation to negotiate with Islamist insurgents on its behalf. This week, a spokesperson for the…

Mali asks Muslim leaders to negotiate with al Qaeda affiliate

By Tiemoko Diallo BAMAKO (Reuters) - Mali's government said on Tuesday that it asked the country's main Islamic body to open peace talks with leaders of al Qaeda's local affiliate…

Taliban say no al Qaeda or ISIS in Afghanistan

(Reuters) - Afghanistan's Taliban rulers said on Tuesday there was no evidence of Islamic State or al Qaeda militants being in the country, days after Islamic State claimed responsibility for…

Kabul Fiasco Adds Poignancy to 9/11 Anniversary

"Two steel birds will fall from the sky on the Metropolis / The sky will burn at forty-five degrees latitude / Fire approaches the great new city / Immediately a…

By TP Sreenivasan

Al Qaeda-linked group praises Taliban ‘victory’ in Afghanistan

Aleppo [Syria], August 20 (ANI): An al Qaeda-linked group in Syria has lauded the Taliban "victory" in Afghanistan, and compared the terror group's control of the majority of the country…

Taliban escalated terror attacks, protected Al-Qaeda during talks with US: Pentagon

Washington DC [US], August 17 (ANI/Sputnik): The resurgent Taliban escalated its own terror attacks across Afghanistan, including female government officials, aid and healthcare workers and protected al-Qaeda even while it…

94 Taliban, Al-Qaeda terrorists killed in operations by Afghan forces in Lashkar Gah

Kabul [Afghanistan], August 6 (ANI): Over 90 Taliban and Al-Qaeda terrorists were killed; and 16 others suffered injuries in security operations conducted by Afghan forces in the past 24 hours…

Pakistan Army continues to support Taliban, Al Qaeda along Afghanistan border

Islamabad [Pakistan], July 28 (ANI): As the situation in Afghanistan deteriorates with an increase in offensives by the Taliban, Pakistan and its Army continue to provide a safe haven to…

UN warns of expanding threat from Daesh, al Qaeda in Afghanistan

New York [US], July 25 (ANI): The United Nations has warned that the threat from terror groups such as Daesh and Al-Qaeda is expanding in many places in Afghanistan and…