Islamic State West Africa Province

  • Jul- 2020 -
    20 July
    Nigerian soldiers traveling on the back of a pick-up truck.

    ‘Bandits’ Kill 23 Nigerian Troops in Northwest: Security Sources

    At least 23 Nigerian troops were killed by a gang of so-called "bandits" in the forested part of Jibia district in Katsina state.

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  • 14 July
    Nigerian Army Deep Punch II

    Jihadists Kill 10 Nigerian Soldiers: Sources

    Jihadists shot dead 10 Nigerian soldiers near Maiduguri, continuing a decade-long insurgency that has displaced over two million.

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  • 10 July
    Nigerian soldiers traveling on the back of a pick-up truck.

    35 Troops Killed in Nigeria Jihadist Ambush, 30 Missing: New Toll

    The death toll from a jihadist attack on a military convoy in northeast Nigeria has risen from 23 to 35, while 30 troops are still missing, security sources said.

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  • 9 July
    Islamic extremists in Africa.

    How Islamic State Could Utilize COVID-19 Woes as Catalyst for African Resurgence

    Islamic State appears to have rebounded from its defeat in the Levant and is utilizing security and economic gaps caused by the COVID-19 pandemic to launch a resurgence in Africa.

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  • 9 July
    Nigerian soldiers traveling on the back of a pick-up truck.

    Jihadists Kill 23 Soldiers in Nigeria Ambush: Security Sources 

    Fighters affiliated with the Islamic State West African Province ambushed a Nigerian military convoy Tuesday, killing 23 soldiers, anonymous security sources say. The military downplayed its losses.

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  • Jun- 2020 -
    14 June
    boko harm blast

    Jihadists Kill Dozens in Northeast Nigeria Attacks

    Jihadists linked to the Islamic State group killed dozens of people in the latest of a flurry of bloody attacks in northeast Nigeria, local sources said Sunday.  Inhabitants of remote Goni Usmanti village told AFP that fighters gunned down 38 people in a raid on Saturday and set a truck ablaze, killing an unknown number of passengers.  Security sources and residents said at least 15 people, including nine soldiers, died hours later in a second attack by the jihadists on the town of Monguno, 40 miles away.  The killings are the latest in a spike of assaults by fighters believed to be from the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) faction after they massacred 81 people at a village in the area on Tuesday. Jihadists in pickup trucks on Saturday shot dead fleeing residents in Goni Usmanti after brief clashes with members of a local government-backed militia, sources said.  “The insurgents killed 38 people, including six vigilantes who put up a fight before they were overpowered,” local self-defense group leader Babakura Kolo said. Resident Grema Nuwaisu gave the same toll and said the fighters had also opened fire on a lorry loaded with traders, burning the vehicle and those inside.  …

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  • 10 June
    Nigerian army soldiers stand at a base

    Death Toll From Nigeria Jihadist Attack Rises to 69

    The death toll from an attack by jihadists linked to the Islamic State group on a village in northeast Nigeria has risen to 69, security sources and residents said Wednesday.

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  • 8 June
    Islamic State militants in Nigeria

    Jihadists Kill Six Nigerian Troops: Sources

    Jihadists have killed six Nigerian troops in an attack on a military base in northeast Nigeria, army sources said Sunday.

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  • May- 2020 -
    27 May
    Cameroon military personnel

    Five Jihadists, Two Soldiers Killed in Cameroon Clash

    Two soldiers were killed early on Tuesday when jihadists attacked a military position in northern Cameroon after crossing from Nigeria, sources said, while seven other soldiers were injured in a mine blast in the same village. The device exploded when the soldiers’ vehicle was passing, according to an army colonel. Both the explosion and the overnight attack took place at Soueram, close to the Nigerian border in Cameroon’s Far North region, the colonel and a local official told AFP. “Two Cameroonian soldiers were killed” in the overnight assault, while five jihadists died in the counter-attack, the colonel said. The attack was claimed by Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), according to the SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors jihadist activity. ISWAP is a splinter group of Nigeria’s Boko Haram, which has led a bloody 11-year campaign against perceived Western influence. An army vehicle was destroyed and the jihadists made off with a piece of heavy weaponry, he said, speaking on condition of anonymity. A local leader, who also asked not to be identified, confirmed the attack and the toll, adding that there were no civilian casualties. The Far North is an impoverished tongue of land that lies between Chad to the east and …

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  • Feb- 2020 -
    21 February
    Armed Reaper drones support Operation Barkhane

    French actions ‘neutralize 50 terrorists’ near Mopti in central Mali

    The France-led Operation Barkhane targeted ISIS and al-Qaeda affiliated fighters near Mopti in central Mali, 'neutralizing' around 50 militants

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